THE SEA-TOWN PODCAST: Interviewing Seattle's Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
By Christian Harris: author, business owner and entrepreneur
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Here in Seattle, we take great pride in our various neighborhoods that we live in and all the things that make this area of the country so great… and the local businesses are a large part of what shape the flavor and character of these great neighborhoods that we love. I created this podcast to help tell the stories of other Seattle based businesses, entrepreneurs and others involved in the community. I want to highlight these people and what they are doing in serving others and their community here in Seattle. I mean really... Who doesn't want to know more about our local businesses and the brave souls who started them? Who wouldn't want to support them and see them and our neighborhoods thrive?! Do you know someone with an important message or story to tell? Please let me know, I would love to have them on this podcast. Find out more and sign up http://sea-town.com/podcast-guest-page Stay up-to-date with the latest weekly episodes by subscribing to The Sea-Town Podcast on iTunes Find out more about Christian Harris - author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Army Veteran, Real Estate Broker, founder & host of this Podcast - check out WWW.SEA-TOWN.COM
||CleanEp 40.5 - Where all the new episodes be at?!!||I've been a bit MIA on the new podcast episodes. Big things in the works for Sea-Town Real Estate & our community partnership initiative... stay tuned for more info (and more episodes)!||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 040 - Tracy Record, Co-founder of the West Seattle Blog||This week’s guest is Tracy Record, Co-founder and operator of the West Seattle Blog, West Seattle's go-to news outlet. With husband, Patrick Sand, together they have run the West Seattle Blog full time for the last 10+ years (since 2006).||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 039 - Greg Bennick, Public Speaker & Director of One Hundred For Haiti (A Seattle Non-Profit)||This week’s guest is Greg Bennick, a public speaker and Executive Director for the Seattle based non-profit, One Hundred for Haiti. Greg has been entertaining, public speaking, communicating ideas and engaging with audiences ever since he was a teen.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 038 - Amber Campbell, Owner of Do Communications & GoSouthSeattle.com||This week’s guest is Amber Campbell, Owner of Do Communications & creator of GoSouthSeattle.com (previously known as the Rainier Valley Post). She is a marketing consultant with 20 years of experience helping small and medium size businesses.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 37 - Melissa Forziat, Owner of Melissa Forziat Events||This week’s guest is Melissa Forziat, Owner of Melissa Forziat Events. She also helps a lot of small businesses with their marketing needs. Everything from free resources like her ebook to help them get started to marketing consulting and coaching.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 036 - Mike Albaek, Co-owner of Proletariat Pizza||This week’s guest is Mike Albaek, Owner of Proletariat Pizza in White Center, just south of West Seattle.||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 035 - Jacob Wiegner, Owner of Blackboard Bistro||This week’s guest is Jacob Wiegner, Owner of Blackboard Bistro in West Seattle. They are all about the food.Their menu is ever changing and reflects Chef Jacob's nomadic life prior this his settling in Seattle with his family.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 034 - Cary Kemp, Owner of Pizzeria 22||This week’s guest is Cary Kemp, Owner of Pizzeria 22 in the Admiral District or West Seattle. Pizzeria 22 is West Seattle's first Neapolitan style, wood-fired, think crust pizzeria.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 033 - Erin Williamson, Owner of Pier Coffee||This week’s guest is Erin Williamson, the owner of Pier Coffee, a Seattle based cold-brew coffee. They brew, package and produce their coffee cold and can it for ready to drink applications at grocery stores.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 032 - Christian Castro, Co-Owner of Industry Finishes||This week’s guest is Christian Castro, Co-Owner of Industry Finishes, a new company spinoff to flush out the already great logistical, office furniture & cubical supplies, facility services and IT Services provided by Reliant Group.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 031 - Chris Smith, Owner of LowerCase Brewing||This week’s guest is Chris Smith, Owner of LowerCase Brewing. You can get their beer on tap at The Copper Coin & Coastline Burger in West Seattle... or better yet, grab a bear at their new (Nov. 2016) taproom in Georgetown.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 030 - Brad Loetel, Co-Owner of West Seattle Cyclery||This week’s guest is Brad Loetel, the co-owner of West Seattle which opened in 2013 in West Seattle's Alaska Junction. His passion for cycling lead him to create a bike shop that provides great customer service and gives back to the community.||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 029 - Matt Greenfield, owner of QED Coffee||This week’s guest is Matt Greenfield, owner of QED Coffee. QED Coffee started as a wholesale coffee roaster and now has multiple locations in the Mt. Baker and West Seattle neighborhoods.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 028 - Ventures - Beto Yarce||This week’s guest is Beto Yarce, the Executive Director of the Seattle non-profit, Ventures. Ventures helps low income entrepreneurs start their own business, through micro-loans, training, mentorship, incubators and on-going support.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 027 - Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) - Amanda Hightower||This week’s guest is Amanda Hightower of the Seattle non-profit Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST). RESTs mission is to provide pathways to freedom, safety and hope for victims of sex trafficking & people involved in the sex trade.||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 026 - West Seattle Helpline - Chris Langeler||This week’s guest is Chris Langeler, the Executive Director of The West Seattle Helpline, a community-based organization that provides emergency services to local families & individuals to prevent homelessness & other detrimental poverty-related outcome||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 025 - WestSide Baby - Nancy Woodland||This week’s guest is Nancy Woodland, the Executive Director for the non-profit WestSide Baby in White Center. WestSide Baby serves all of Western King County and partners with the community to collect and distribute essential items for...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 024 - Emerald Water Anglers - Dave McCoy||This week’s guest is Dave McCoy, owner of Emerald Water Anglers. Headquartered out of their premier fly-fishing retail shop in West Seattle, Dave & his staff offer high-quality & knowledgable fly-fishing guides & really know the water & fishing in the N||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 023 - Cami MacDonald of West Side Music Academy - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest is Cami MacDonald, owner of West Side Music Academy. This long-time West Seattle small business has been serving West Seattle for 17 years, passionately teaching a wide variety of musical instruments and styles to both kids and adults.||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTram Luu of Tram's Salon - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest is Tram Luu, owner of Tram's Salon in West Seattle||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHeidi & Corina, Co-Owners of The Admiral Bird - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest on The Sea-Town Podcast is Heidi Herr & Corina Luckenbach, co-owners of The Admiral Bird. Nestled in the heart of the Admiral Junction in West Seattle, this community diner & coffee shop serves up a delicious breakfasts and Raven's Bre||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrianna Shaver, creator of Toste - The Sea-Town Podcast||On this 20th Episode of The Sea-Town Podcast, our guest is Brianna Shaver, creator of Toste. Serving up delicious savory and Sweet French Toast sandwiches.||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChandra Travers & Nicolette Shea of Nurture Home & Hospital Massage - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest on The Sea-Town Podcast is Chandra Travers & Nicolette Shea of Nurture Home & Hospital Massage. They work with new and expecting families, providing restorative therapeutic message services in hospital rooms and at home.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Williams & Jeff Rayner of MyPad3D - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest on The Sea-Town Podcast is Jeff Williams and Jeff Rayner, co-owners of MyPad3D, a virtual reality (VR) business in West Seattle. Focusing on cutting edge development of VR allowing clients to "walk-through" buildings that don't yet exi||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo interview episodes for a few more weeks... on vacation with the family.||No interview episodes for a few weeks... on vacation with the family.||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron Rysemus of Live Property Solutions - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest on The Sea-Town Podcast is Aaron Rysemus, the owner and Designated Broker of Live Property Solutions in West Seattle (also where I work as a real estate agent). As a newer Indie Brokerage in town, they are raising the bar on how real e||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristina & Natalie of Baked Custom Cakes - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest on The Sea-Town Podcast is Kristina Serfass & Natalie Vorpahl, the founders of Baked Custom Cakes, winners of the Food Networks first season of Cake Wars. Baked is located in the West Seattle Admiral Junction.||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking A Few Weeks Off - The Sea-Town Podcast||Out of town till end of June... will continue with Podcast interviews when I get back home to Seattle.||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCameron Moores of C & P Coffee - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest is Cameron Moores, co-owner of C & P Coffee, in West Seattle. Cameron talks about their 14 years in business, their vision when they started and the journey of this cozy and charming 1907 coffee house into the community hub and event v||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrandon Ogestelli of Coastline Burgers - The Sea-Town Podcast||This weeks guest is Brandon Ogestelli, the general manager of Coastline Burgers in West Seattle. Brandon talks about how Coastline got started with a mission of gourmet burgers served on housemate buns with fresh, local ingredients for a reasonable price.||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMorgan Herzog of The Beer Junction - The Sea-Town Podcast||This weeks guest is Morgan Herzog, the owner of The Beer Junction in West Seattle. He talks about how his desire to own his own business, his passion for beer and seeing a need in the community culminated in his starting The Beer Junction 6 years ago.||4/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sea-Town Podcast - I need your help...||No Interview this week but I do need your help... Please rate and review the Podcast on iTunes!||4/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Chambers of West Coast Entertainment - The Sea-Town Podcast||Today’s Guest is David Chambers from West Coast Entertainment, an event planning company. David runs the day-to-day operations & embodies the businesses values & culture of investing in their employees to ultimately help them have great lives.||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDenis Miller of Seattle Style Salon - The Sea-Town Podcast||On this weeks episode, we tell the story of Denise Miller, owner of Seattle Style Salon in West Seattle. She talks about passion and love of work through serving people, not just her clients but also the other ladies in her salon and the community.||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Siegfried with HomeStreet Bank - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest is Chris Siegfried, a lender with HomeStreet Bank. He has a degree in business and entrepreneurship, played professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs and was the winning contestant on a season of the Bachelorette.||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJennifer Sawyer of Pinup Salon - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest is Jennifer Sawyer, owner of Pinup Salon, in West Seattle and Ravenna. Jennifer talks about leaving a successful career in the corporate world and starting her dream of opening her own salon.||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Sheaffer of South Seattle Cross Fit - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest is Ryan Sheaffer, co-founder of South Seattle Crossfit. Ryan talks about why he and his brother-in-law, Chris Garceau, started this crossfit gym… focusing on inclusiveness, good training and genuine community.||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJon Daniels of Seattle Fish Company - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week’s guest is Jon Daniels, owner of Seattle Fish Market, a West Seattle fresh fish & seafood market and restaurant. Jon tells us how he got started in this industry and how he bought & turned around this fish market in 2011 by adding a restaurant||3/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaleb Quick of Restored Remodel - The Sea-Town Podcast||This week's guest is Caleb Quick, owner of Restored Design and Remodel, a West Seattle based high-end remodeling company.Caleb is not only a great guy running a great company… he is also a husband, daddy and extremely talented professional musician.||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrank Gross of Thunder Road Guitars - The Sea-Town Podcast||Today I interview Frank Gross, owner of Thunder Road Guitars in West Seattle, which specializes in unique and vintage guitars, amps and pedals.||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to The Sea-Town Podcast; Interviews with Seattle business owners||In this first episode, I introduce the concept of the podcast, along with a teaser of some of the first Seattle business owners and entrepreneurs I will be interviewing on my show.||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Reviewing my own Podcast...
I guess I’ll be the first to rate and review my podcast. I’m obviously a little biased but I think it’s pretty good and will only get better. I’m committed to improving it each week and continuing to make it more interesting as I get better at interviewing my guests and perfecting my recording techniques.
Enjoy and please rate my podcast and leave a review as well, thanks!
It opens my heart to a grander civic vision.
I've lived my whole life in the Seattle area, and I always say that I love it. But what I mean by that is that I love the proximity to the sea, the trees, the hills, the mountains to the east and west, and the mild weather. The culture and the people haven't played into my affection at all. Listening to the Sea-Town Podcast has drawn my attention to the residents who make Seattle function - not just hipsters and brogrammers but the workers and small business owners who contribute to the kind of community that I want to be a part of. These non-famous individuals and non-clichéd types - not the remnants of the city from before the fire - are the true "underground Seattle," and this podcast introduces me to them.
Great focus on local businesses
It's really interesting to hear from different business leaders on each week's episode... their start-up stories, challenges, and successes. This podcast gives me usable advice for my own business, as well as a stronger connection to my city.