Hellbent Recognized By State’s Green Business Program

Congratulations to Lake City’s Own Hellbent Brewing

NEWS RELEASE

FROM THE CITY OF SEATTLE

 For Immediate Release

More than 150 Businesses Recognized in First Year of Washington’s Green Business Program

 SEATTLE (October 2, 2018) ­– EnviroStars, Washington’s green business program, has helped more than 150 businesses of all sizes and types improve their sustainability during the program’s first year. 57 Seattle-based businesses are participating so far.

The program connects businesses with local environmental assistance, resources and utility rebates. Businesses earn EnviroStars recognition by taking steps to green their facilities and operational practices such as replacing inefficient lighting with LEDs, composting food scraps and switching to safer cleaning products.

“Seattle’s small businesses continue to innovative while creating a more sustainable future. Our businesses of all sizes are leading the way to create a cleaner city and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan. “It will take all of us—consumers, businesses, and government leaders—working together to realize our vision of a sustainable, equitable, and robust economy that will thrive for generations to come.” Continue reading “Hellbent Recognized By State’s Green Business Program”

Korochka Tavern Featured on KING 5

LC’s Own Korochka Gets a Plug on Evening Magazine

Many of us know how great Korochka Tavern is but it was fun to see KING 5’s Evening Magazine come out and share it with the rest of Seattle. Located at 12348 Lake City Way NE. It is one of our local treasures. You can view the video segment below and don’t forget to visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/korochka/

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Q&A with Marie Spencer, Owner of Pony Express

Q&A with Marie Spencer, owner of Pony Express

All in a Day’s Work – Change, Challenges and Giant Bunnies

Marie and Rod Spencer, Owners of Pony Express, Lake City

Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently visited Marie Spencer at Pony Express, a Lake City Shipping and Packaging store. Marie and her husband Rod have owned the store for over 22 years. Marie shared her thoughts on the changes, challenges and surprises that come with owning a business.

 

ELC: How did Pony Express get started?

It was 12 guys who got together one night in 1982 and thought it would be really cool if Grandma could send a gift to a grandson through UPS to make sure that it got there. But UPS wouldn’t work with anybody but businesses at that time, so these guys said, let’s open a business that ships for grandmas. So they all opened up around the Seattle, Everett, Lynnwood area just doing UPS and Fed Ex shipping. At that time, we co-opted together – the bookkeeper divvied out the bills so that each location paid their own bills. As we grew, we grew into our own entities and got our own account numbers, so now we’re an independent mail and parcel center.

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