The Community Engagement Work Group is getting ready to launch a year-long series of food business tours. Starting in August, one tour will be held during the last week of every month. The goal is to get an inside look at local businesses for community members interested in starting a food business or working for… Read more »
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We are just two weeks from completing the business plan draft for FIN Center at the Matt Griffin YMCA. Next steps include having a joint meeting with Pilot Kitchen Work Group to ensure the work happening there will inform the programming at the FIN Center, slated to open 2018.
FIN is seeking a creative individual to be a communications and social media point person. This intern will be responsible for monitoring and managing several social media and communications platforms — including Facebook and Twitter — managing and updating FIN’s monthly content calendar, and producing FIN’s bi-monthly newsletter. See position description for more information and… Read more »
“I’ve been on a mission to find a way to fight diabetes and obesity in the Latino community.” Cesar’s business helps people turn their lives around 180 degrees with realistic goals, personalized nutrition, and Mexican style meal options.
Anchor tenant and FIN partner Project Feast, is working hard with us to get the Pilot Kitchen ready to use. Project Feast’s apprentice program and the first FIN entrepreneur cohort will begin using the space in August this year. Stay tuned for photos!
After over 6 months of looking, FIN has officially secured a space for our Pilot Kitchen, located in the Kent Partnership Development Building. We faced many challenges trying to find an available kitchen space within SeaTac or Tukwila; reinforcing the timeliness of our work and dedication to creating durable resources in SeaTac and Tukwila. It… Read more »
The steering committee recently approved a charter that clarifies roles and expectations and has set a goal to increase representation of community members to 50% of the committee. In the next couple months each working group will get to weigh in our plan for recruiting and onboarding new members. Recruitment will not begin for several… Read more »
We are moving along on the business plan for the Food Innovation Center. This month the FIN Center working group and business team are discussing the financial model, partnership selection criteria and project schedule (e.g. fundraising, construction, etc.). The plan is on target to be completed early July.
Resource Fair participants showed interest in local food business tours. The Community Engagement working group will be coordinating the tours. If you know of any local restaurants, processing companies, farmers markets, or bakeries that would be open to giving a tour, please let us know.
The entrepreneurs had their first meeting together today. We had a great discussion on peer learning opportunities, business development trainings and rent structures for the pilot kitchen space. The entrepreneurs will begin meeting monthly and will be doing a training on pricing this month. Meanwhile, we continue exploring other kitchen facilities in the area and… Read more »