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Politics or No Politics in Business?

Politics or No Politics in Business?

In general, I’ve advised my business clients to leave politics out of their social media posts, comments, blogs, and business. I’ve tried to take my own advice with my own business too. That advice was based on the spirit of inclusion and avoiding...
Celebrating Nancy Leavitt of American Family Insurance

Celebrating Nancy Leavitt of American Family Insurance

Dedicate your time. Donate when possible. Give 110 percent to your customers and your community at all times. Oh, and be a dedicated parent of three while running a successful business while you’re at it. That’s what my incredible client Nancy Leavitt does every...
The Success of CASCADIA’s Day of Doctober at Pickford Film Center

The Success of CASCADIA’s Day of Doctober at Pickford Film Center

I have been working with CASCADIA for almost a year. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, together we’ve been working to build their local, national, and international following via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ve also been working hard on publicity for...
In Support of Independent Film

In Support of Independent Film

I’ve always had a soft spot for independent film. I grew up on movies and many of them were obscure, unusual, outside the norm. They helped me understand the diversity of creativity, of thought, in the human race. I’m thankful that those films informed my...
Dreaming Big and Pulling It Off

Dreaming Big and Pulling It Off

iDiOM Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao knew for years that the theater community was outgrowing its space on Bellingham’s Cornwall Avenue. Instead of just finding a larger venue, he and the Board of Directors went for it. They chose to build the...
Generosity as Part of Your Business Plan

Generosity as Part of Your Business Plan

I grew up believing that business owners are the pillars of community. They create jobs, solve problems, provide leadership, and through philanthropy, help those in need. The opportunity for philanthropy–at whatever level is right for your business–is...