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Seattle Small Business Owners in a Multicultural Society

I am honored to be speaking at the Multicultural Biz Wiz Conference here in Seattle on September 9th. During this one day event, you will learn how to navigate your way through the diverse multicultural business community in the Pacific Northwest. You will be able to connect with other small business leaders and discover local resources to help grow your business.

According to conference chair Lourdes Sampera Tsukada: “When one is doing business or interacting with small business owners from another culture, communication styles vary. We are no longer doing business with the same culture and the same generations – we are doing business with many different cultures, generations, and forms of communications. The awareness of these key components is the key to future continued success!”

Multicultural Biz Wiz is being held at the Renaissance Seattle hotel from 8 AM – 5 PM. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided and the ticket cost is only $99.00 from now until August 27th. After this date, passes will run $129.00. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.

The Seattle Social Community is Growing

Ever since I moved here to Seattle, I’ve talked to all of you about how much I love it here. I love the people, the weather and the city itself. There are so many amazing people and companies within a short distance of where I live, and being able to network with them face-to-face is invaluable to me. It’s been exciting this week to read the news of two big names agreeing with me and making a home here in the Pacific Northwest.

On Monday, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington announced that he had moved his home to Seattle. He listed many reasons for this change, including pointing at the many awesome startups who have staked a claim here. Michael says that he has always felt that the Silicon Valley was the place to be if you had anything to do with startups and the people behind them. However, he now states that “But that doesn’t mean Seattle isn’t a hotbed of entrepreneurism. There are scores and scores of startups here that are doing innovative and disruptive things, and I want to get right in the middle of things. Be an insider instead of just an occasional visitor.” I couldn’t agree more. It doesn’t hurt that Seattle is also an absolutely beautiful place.

Photo credit goes to Tim Knight for this amazing shot of Lake Union and the surrounding area.

Today, I read that Facebook is moving in, as well. They are scouting locations for a new engineering office, and plan to have about 30 people employed there by next year. All of us who are locals already should be quite proud of what the official announcement said: “Seattle has a strong history of innovation and is home to thousands of talented technical people who we want to help us solve the challenges of designing and building the next generation of Facebook.”

Welcome Facebook and Mike Arrington! I have a feeling our paths will cross often as we all work together to continue to bring Seattle to the front of the social media and technology worlds.