Special Projects

In addition to our ongoing programs, Seattle Good Business Network is engaged in a number of exciting projects.


FORKS (Fields Oceans Ranches Kitchens Stewards)

Seattle Good Business Network is proud to be the non-profit fiscal sponsor for FORKS, a volunteer-run membership organization of chefs, local producers, and allies committed to celebrating local foods and fostering a more sustainable food supply. Through educational and networking events – like the Farmer-Fisher-Chef-Connection and quarterly Meet & Greets – FORKS' members embrace seasonality, preserve diversity and traditional practices, and support local economies. Learn more at SeattleChefs.org.

The Cheese & Cider Meet & Greet.

The Cheese & Cider Meet & Greet.


Designer studio on Capitol Hill.

Designer studio on Capitol Hill.

Revitalizing a Sewn-Goods District in Seattle

Can Seattle rebuild its sewn-goods industry based on the principles of sustainability and equity? With support from the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, and in partnership with the nonprofit, Muses, we’re working with a large group of local designers, manufacturers, service providers, and non-profits to map the current landscape of sewn-goods manufacturing in Seattle, with the goal of developing a road map for a next-generation industry. To help with that road map, our colleagues at the UW's Evans School researched the policies and conditions that have contributed to successful sewn-goods industries in a handful of North American cities, including  Seattle. You can download that research here

To learn more or get involved, contact Erin Nelson.


Leaning in the local economy

Leaning in the local economy

Local Economy Leaders Lab

What would it take to truly transform Seattle’s bifurcated economy — with its growing and deeply damaging inequities — to a community-based economy that is more democratic, diverse, and resilient? With support from the Seattle Foundation in 2016, we’re convening a crack team of local economy leaders to collect, vet, and share their best, most inspiring ideas.

To learn more or get involved, contact Christine Hanna.


Chinook Book Heart of Seattle Awards

Seattle Good Business Network is proud to be partnering with Chinook Book to introduce the Heart of Seattle Awards. The awards will recognize Seattle retail and service businesses that set a high bar for what good business should be. The awards will highlight those with social and environmental priorities, ethical business practices, happy employees and loving customers. Vote now through October 31st for a local business that’s a great community steward! 

Learn more at HeartofSeattleAwards.com