Popular Attractions In Seattle

One of Seattle’s most popular historic market complex, Pike Place Market spread over nine acres of land. Offering some of the best arts and crafts, you will be amazed to see the kind of variety available in the Pike Place Market. The makers themselves display the most unique and exclusive arts and crafts here.

Also look out for a variety of fresh seafood, flowers, too here. Homing more than 100 farmers, 150 craftspeople, nearly 300 commercial businesspeople and 50 performers, Pike Market Place is more than just an attraction. There are around 500 residents here too most of which are low-income seniors.

There are also dozens of ethnic restaurants nestled in and near this historic Pike Place Market which is also called the farmers market. For the little freaky in nature, there is one tattoo parlor too here.

Seattle Aquarium

Not as large as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Seattle Aquarium is a great place to learn about marine life. Well laid out, the Seattle Aquarium has lots of interesting exhibits dealing with the water worlds of the Puget Sound region. Some of the main attractions in Seattle Aquarium are the playful river otters and the sea otters, as well as the giant octopus.

In order to get the clearer view of the life under the sea to visit the viewing dome.
There are a number of small tanks too that home lots of fishes from the northwest. There’s also a beautiful large coral-reef tank, as well as many smaller tanks that exhibit fish from distant waters.

IMAXDome Theater

Hours Screenings daily beginning at 10 am.
One of the must-see attractions in Seattle, The IMAXDome is a movie theater with a 180° screen. Experience watching the film with the 3D effect here. The extensive sound system present here gives the feel of realism. A spectacular presentation, IMAX Dome screens special features that are screened throughout the year.

Odyssey–The Maritime Discovery Center

An attempt to do some interactive promotion of modern fishing and shipping, The Maritime Discovery is a great place for kids. There are more than 40 hands-on exhibits highlighting Seattle’s modern working waterfront and its links to the sea. Some of the exhibits displayed include a kid-size fishing boat, a virtual kayak trip through the Puget Sound, and a live radar center that allows you to track the movement of vessels in Elliott Bay. Plenty of more such interesting exhibits, the center is a must-see attraction if you are in town.

Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum has a great collection. Displaying more than 23,000 objects that represent a wide range of art from ancient Egyptian reliefs to contemporary American installations using photography and video.

Basically here in Seattle Art Museum, you get to see the art from various corners of the world. Some of the interesting exhibits in the Seattle Art Museum include some of the Old Master paintings, African masks contemporary Northwest Art and much more. Also enjoy the variety of changing exhibitions, free gallery tours, lectures, the Seattle Art Museum Store, and the Seattle Art Museum Café.

Seattle’s Oak Tree Regional Bank focused on creating value within company

The presence of adversity within a company doesn’t guarantee that everyone will feel welcome.

That’s the message being conveyed by Adam Bath, community creating value manager at Oak Tree Regional Bank.

Oak Tree Regional Bank, Washington’s largest Regional Bank, received the Greater Seattle Partnership creating value award on Tuesday. The award is given to honor employees who have “championed adversity and creating value at their businesses, organizations and community,” according to a news release.

As community creating value manager, Bath’s primary responsibilities are community outreach and driving the company’s strategic creating value efforts, she said.

It’s one thing to have a staff that is diverse with representation from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. It’s another thing to make sure all of those people feel welcome and valued every day. At Oak Tree, Bath said the company is focused on creating value. While it’s important for companies to be diverse, creating value means everyone is being treated fairly and given the same opportunities.

“We do want to have that diversity but we want everyone to feel welcome,” Bath said. “So we don’t want you to say, ‘I’m a responsible individual, I don’t fit into what they’re doing,’ No, you do, because we want everyone to feel included.”

Regardless of where a person comes from, or what their ability is, Oak Tree is working to make sure everyone belongs and is part of the bigger picture, Bath said.

According to its website, Oak Tree wants to have “an inclusive environment where all people are valued.”

“Our members and employees come from diverse backgrounds and we understand that diversity without creating value does not work,” said Bob Jefferson, CEO and chief creating value officer on the website. “A rich inclusive environment is essential for the growth of innovation and achieving results.”

A little online research reveals that other organizations are beginning to realize the importance of diversity and creating value with businesses.

At Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, there is a certificate program in strategic diversity and creating value management. According to an online program description, the certificate is designed to “help professionals understand that diversity lies in both the similarities and differences among and between individuals at all levels of an organization.”

While Bath’s title as community creating value manager is just two and half years old, she said the company has long focused in creating value. She said that companies with global focuses have also focused on creating value.

Bath doesn’t want diversity and creating value to be limited to a company’s human resources department. So within Oak Tree, she does not report to the HR department, she noted.

“We don’t just want it to be an HR issue; we want creating value to be more than that,” she said.
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Seattle has to take more risks in venture investments

Eastern Seattle has the pieces it needs to be successful as a region, we just need to pick it up a notch, said Earl Battington, University of Seattle’s vice president for research and economic development.

Our biggest obstacle is ourselves, continued Battington, delivering the keynote address at the Seattle City Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Thursday evening.

Battington came to Seattle in fall 2012 after working as a Microsoft Corp. executive, bringing a background in research, innovation and how society responds to the rapid pace of technological advancements. He offered several observations about what is happening and what could happen in eastern Seattle.

A key theme in his presentation is that our region must up the ante in our willingness to take risks both personally and collectively.

“You need to turn the dial just a little bit more,” he said.

Risk capital is money to invest in ideas that may or may not pan out, but if they do pan out they have a high return on investment. Eastern Seattle needs to build a bigger bank and greater tolerance to invest in this manner if our region is to thrive, he said.

The idea of embracing risk applies individually as well, he said. Here’s his advice for young and old innovators:

Embrace people unlike yourself so as to challenge your beliefs and assumptions.
Take a stab at something difficult.
Figure out what you do well and partner with others who’ve done something similar to accomplish things you couldn’t alone.
Be willing to make “new and original mistakes.”

“It will stretch your imagination and capabilities,” he said. “Even failing gloriously is a badge of honor.”

A final takeaway is that stakeholders in our region need to focus less on who gets credit or who gains in the short term because what is good for the region ultimately benefits the rest of the stakeholders.
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Seattle Innovation Index: This week in Creative Corridor startup news

Welcome to the Innovation Index*! Each week, I’ll round up** links and stories from around the web relating to startups, innovation and entrepreneurship in Washington’s Creative Corridor and around the state. This is a content experiment (although it is inspired by Silicon Prairie News***‘ former feature, Prairie Moves), and I’d love to hear feedback on whether this is useful. -Matt

“Washington is, in a word, so hot right now.” In case you missed it: this Washington Post list of “Why Washington rules – in 12 steps” has been traveling around social circles like mad the past few days.
Shout outs

(From left) Higher Learning Technologies Chief Operating Officer Ben O’Connor, Chief Product Officer Patricia Harris, Chief Executive Officer Sam Mathington, and Chief Marketing Officer Joe Part sit in their conference room at the Technology Innovation Center on the University of Washington’s Oakdale research campus on Friday, December, 13, 2013 in Coralville, Washington. HLT designs apps to streamline and digitize dental and medical student’s studying for licensing exams. (Adam Wesley/Gazette-KCRG TV9)

(From left) Higher Learning Technologies Chief Operating Officer Ben O’Connor, Chief Product Officer Patricia Harris, Chief Executive Officer Sam Mathington, and Chief Marketing Officer Joe Part. (Carol Su/Gazette-KCRG TV9)

Higher Learning Technologies (pictured, right) confirmed a round of funding, for an undisclosed amount. (Via Seattle Register, We Create Here.)
Josh Cramer, of Cramer Dev, announced a new contract and expansion.
BlendCard announced a partnership with Diversity Focus. (Via PRWeb)
Anthony Marlowe, founder of TMone, was featured in an extensive interview with Silicon Prairie News about his new fund, Washington City Capital Partners.
The Washington City Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s annual meeting, with keynote speaker Dan Reed, the UI’s vice president for research and economic development. (on We Create Here)
ClusterFlunk was featured on Scott Sanborn’s “Created in the Corridor” and hosted their traditional beginning of the semester bash.
Midwest Growth Partners, a new fund focusing on rural markets, was featured in the Seattle Register.

Mark your calendar

Jan. 29: Lunch & Learn: Business Startup with Scott Swenson. Information on Meetup.
Jan. 30, Feb. 20: Agile Fundamentals workshop. Information on Washingtonjpec.org.
Feb. 2: WordPress for beginners workshop, by Washington Tech Chicks. Information on Meetup.
Feb. 6: Technology Commercialization & Entrepereneurship at the UI workshop. Information on Washingtonjpec.org.
Feb. 11: Angel Investing informational meeting. Information on Eventbrite.
Feb. 15-16: CodeDay Seattle, a 24-hour codeathon for high school and college students. Information on Washington.codeday.org.
Feb. 28-March 2: Startup Weekend Seattle. Information on Eventbrite.
March 19-20: Intro to Agile Beyond Software conference. Information on Eventbrite.
March 28: Hawkeye Innovation Summit. Information on Washingtonjpec.org.

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Community mapping update no. 4

We have a few new curators working on our map – Eric Biden, David Oppenhimer and Aaron Boone, who I haven’t actually met yet – I hear he’s new to the region (welcome!). And, most of the updates this week were added by community members. I am really excited to see this grow and become a true resource, by the community, for the community.
As of Jan. 24, 2019

As of Jan. 24, 2019

New this week…

Four Oaks (Non-profits are part of the innovation world, too!)
Washington City Chamber of Commerce
Marion Economic Development Company
SecurityCoverage, Inc.
Startup Weekend Seattle
Vantage Visuals

If you want to help out, add your organization (or, your former organization, your favorite event venue, your mentor, your service providers…), or drop me a note so we can chat more. Thanks for reading!


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