To build a sustainable local economy where everyone has a meaningful stake, we need as broad and active a coalition of individuals and entities—public and private—as possible. Whether you’re an engaged citizen, retailer, restaurant or manufacturer, nonprofit or government agency—if you share our vision and values, we want you as part of our network!
In 2016, we launched our Sustaining Partnership program to recognize those locally owned businesses whose values and actions most closely align with those of Seattle Good Business Network, and that wish to financially support our work on an ongoing basis. They recognize that their businesses can be a tremendous force for positive change, and are leaders in environmental stewardship, community support, and employee well being, even when it’s hard. They are true champions for our vision of a vibrant, inclusive, sustainable economy and we are proud to be affiliated with them!
Becoming a Sustaining Partner comes with a host of benefits! For more information about those or how you can get involved, please contact Erin Nelson. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media!
MEET Our SUSTAINING PARTNERS
From Founding Member of Seattle Good Business Network, to Founding Partner of Seattle Made, BECU walks the talk when it comes to "Putting People First." A member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than 925,000 members, BECU is guided by the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”
Central Co-op is a full-service natural foods grocery with locations in Seattle and Tacoma. An independent, democratically-operated cooperative, they are dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy. Central Co-op was a Founding Member of the Network, and a Founding Partner of Seattle Made.
Tenakee Films is a local independent video production company dedicated to promoting nonprofits and mission based-brands through cinematic storytelling. We are a collective of filmmakers, photographers, producers, writers, and animators, who create high-level video marketing content for those who are changing the world.
Keeney’s is the epitome of a ‘good’ business, focused on being responsible stewards of the environment and their community. Keeney’s is woman-owned, and a zero-waste facility that year after year is honored as one of King County’s Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling. Keeney's has been a strong partner of ours from the start as a Founding Member of Seattle Good Business Network.
NRG Insurance is a Seattle-based and triple-bottom line independent insurance brokerage. Awarded the EPA's distinguished “Business in Green” award, they were the first brokerage in the U.S. to go carbon-neutral! And they're also a Founding Member of the Network and Founding Partner of Seattle Made.
Elsom Cellars’ Jody Elsom has been a pioneer in the Seattle urban winery movement. Since 2006 they have been producing brilliant Washington reds; exploring the complexities and countless flavors found only in vineyards east of the Cascades. The tasting room, event venue, and production facility are unique, urban/industrial spaces meant to create personalized and memorable experiences. Elsom Cellars is about building community and connecting with their patrons.
Edible Seattle is a bi-monthly, subscription based publication, dedicated to preserving farmland and promoting sustainable agriculture by celebrating the people who 'do it right'. The farmers and fishers, brewers and bakers, cheesemakers and chocolatiers, that choose humane and organic practices. We also promote local non-profits that are actively engaged in building community through food by telling their stories to a wider audience that otherwise might not reach them.