• Event Spotlight: Evening of Hope to Honor Bartell Family

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Spotlight: Evening of Hope to Honor Bartell Family

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Spotlight: Evening of Hope to Honor Bartell Family

     
    FROM THE Winter 2017 ISSUE
     

The Seattle Hotel Association has selected the Bartell family as the honorees for the 2017 Evening of Hope Gala and Auction, which will take place at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle on Feb. 4, 2017. The Bartell family history has deep ties to the community. Bartell’s is the oldest and largest family-owned drugstore chain in the nation and includes 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, providing jobs for more than 1,800 employees.

Now in its 20th year, the Evening of Hope Gala and Auction raises funds for local nonprofits. Last year, the event raised $500,000 for Mary’s Place, which is also the 2017 selected charity. Mary’s Place fights homelessness by providing services, employment resources, medical care and shelter to women, children and families. 

This year’s gala will be a little bit “Beverly Hillbillies” and a little bit Rockefeller family thanks to its theme: “Denim to Diamonds.” Music will vary from country to symphony, and J. Pacetti Precious Jewelers will be offering some gorgeous pieces for guests to procure on consignment. Décor will include floral arrangements with rhinestone denim flowers, large jewels on the tables and diamond-like sheers layered atop denim fabric drapery. The event always includes a lively auction that is sure to get a “yee-haw” from donors. seattlehotelassociation.org

In the early 1990s, Washington communities and activists had a vision of maintaining green wilderness and creating space where people could embrace the outdoors near urban cities like Seattle. “We’re all better and healthier when we’re connected to nature,” says Caroline Villanova, community and partnerships manager at Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

 

Visit Seattle, in partnership with the King County government, will host “Cloudbreak: Seattle’s Revive Live Music Fest,” in support of Seattle’s music community. 

 

The Addition, also known as Summit, at the Seattle Convention Center (recently renamed from the Washington State Convention Center) is making steady progress toward completion. With only months of construction remaining, interior details are quickly taking shape. In other progress, construction has begun on the codevelopment office project by its new owner, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. (HPP).