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Celebrating Dreams Webinar: Community Connections for Business Success

May 6, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Small business owners know community connections are important to building their network and meeting new clients. Leveraging and linking together your existing resources with other businesses can go a long way in finding mutually beneficial partnerships and engaging your community.  Bringing these groups together can serve to rapidly engage and organize a broad community for improvement.

Join our panel of entrepreneurs as they share how to community connections contribute to business success.

Our Presenters:

Chef Jan Z. Parker, Jan Parker Cookery:

Jan Z. Parker is a wife of a retiree in the army and currently lives in Tacoma, WA. She created a successful culinary program at the USO Rhein-main in Germany for the military community offering a wide array of classes & events.  Jan graduated with honors from the art institute of Seattle with a bachelor of culinary arts management and an associate of baking & pastry.  Her alma mater showcased her work in a national campaign, “create tomorrow”.

Jan’s professional culinary experience includes cooking at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, working on a private estate, and catering on yachts.  She has made contributions to the food network’s south beach wine & food festival and the Emmy award-winning show on PBS, nick Stellino cooking with friends.

Chef Jan dreams of building a culinary center in Tacoma for immigrants and people of color. This space would provide business acumen education and a commercial kitchen where people can build their food vendor business.  Most importantly a place where this community will be compelled and proud to cook food from their heritage.

Jan recognizes the importance of being involved with the community.  In her presentation, she will share how she intentionally moves through her kitchen by coaching Black, Indigenous and People of Color in mind, creating an example of how a high stress kitchen environment can still be a positive learning experience and full of care, uses social media to build community and so much more.

Jan Parker Cookery

Pamela Bolado, Women Who Do Wonders International

Pamela is an ambitious entrepreneur. Born in Canada, mother of three and a military spouse. While living abroad for a total of 13 years, she’s founded several small businesses and an avid volunteer for not-for-profit organizations.

In 2018, Pamela organized the inaugural Wellness & Wisdom Summit to bring wellness, wisdom and purpose to the women who serve in our military. Amidst the pandemic, she launched the quarterly publication Wellness & Wisdom Magazine which highlights incredible women around the globe.

Pamela is excited to amplify her passion for philanthropy by creating a global community ready to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow and make a better world for everyone.

Tracey Warren, InSpark Coworking

I believe Community Changes Everything. That is why I do what I do.

At my heart, I am a community creator and architect. Nothing lights me up more than connecting amazing people with one another. My mission is to help move the needle for women in business. Sometimes, that means standing on the sidelines cheerleading and others it’s gently speaking the truth in love to help YOU get to the next level.


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May 6, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Business Impact NW
(206) 324-4330
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