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Here in Seattle, we take great pride in our various neighborhoods that we live in and all the things that make this area of the country so great… and the local businesses are a large part of what shape the flavor and character of these great neighborhoods that we love.

I created this podcast to help tell the stories of other Seattle based businesses, entrepreneurs and others involved in the community. I want to highlight these people and what they are doing in serving others and their community here in Seattle.

I mean really... Who doesn't want to know more about our local businesses and the brave souls who started them? Who wouldn't want to support them and see them and our neighborhoods thrive?!

Do you know someone with an important message or story to tell? Please let me know, I would love to have them on this podcast. Find out more and sign up http://sea-town.com/podcast-guest-page

Stay up-to-date with the latest weekly episodes by subscribing to The
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Find out more about Christian Harris - author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Army Veteran, Real Estate Broker, founder & host of this Podcast - check out WWW.SEA-TOWN.COM

THE SEA-TOWN PODCAST: Interviewing Seattle's Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Christian Harris: author, business owner and entrepreneur

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Here in Seattle, we take great pride in our various neighborhoods that we live in and all the things that make this area of the country so great… and the local businesses are a large part of what shape the flavor and character of these great neighborhoods that we love.

I created this podcast to help tell the stories of other Seattle based businesses, entrepreneurs and others involved in the community. I want to highlight these people and what they are doing in serving others and their community here in Seattle.

I mean really... Who doesn't want to know more about our local businesses and the brave souls who started them? Who wouldn't want to support them and see them and our neighborhoods thrive?!

Do you know someone with an important message or story to tell? Please let me know, I would love to have them on this podcast. Find out more and sign up http://sea-town.com/podcast-guest-page

Stay up-to-date with the latest weekly episodes by subscribing to The
Sea-Town Podcast on iTunes

Find out more about Christian Harris - author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Army Veteran, Real Estate Broker, founder & host of this Podcast - check out WWW.SEA-TOWN.COM

    Ep. 77 - Final Podcast Episode... For Awhile

    Ep. 77 - Final Podcast Episode... For Awhile

    As we head into 2020, the Sea-Town Podcast is going to be taking a break for a while so Christian can focus on his business endevors and family. This is not "good bye" but simply a "see you in a while". We have every intention of ramping up the podcast again with great new fresh guests... but it may be a little while.


    After starting the Sea-Town Podcast nearly 4 years (May 2016), publishing 77 episodes & with a total of over 23,000 downloads/listens... I'm just not able to keep up with posting consistency or able to give the podcast the time and energy I feel it really needs.
    We will be back though. Enjoy the interviews we have done this far and keep the recommendations coming, for new guests to feature once we start up again.
    Follow us on our Facebook page to be kept abreast of any new episodes, when we do ramp up our show again - https://www.facebook.com/seatownrealestate/



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    Ep. 076 - Ryan Reese, co-owner of Pike Place Fish Market

    Ep. 076 - Ryan Reese, co-owner of Pike Place Fish Market

    This week's guest is Ryan Reese, Co-owner of Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market. Pike Place Fish Market has become world famous for their amazing & sustainable seafood and is top of the list for Seattle visitors and tourist for their fun fish throwing routine.


    Ryan grew up in Seattle and went to Seattle public schools. He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Business degree. Ryan got his start in the commercial real estate space. At that time it was the golden age, around 2001, and he did very well. He really enjoyed it while learning the ins and outs of business, making deals and connecting with people. He’s always been pretty entrepreneurial. 


    Ryan has never been afraid of hard work. When he started at the fish market, it was completely out of his wheel house but it’s been incredible for him. During our conversation we talk more about the fish market, running a business and how to lead people. If you take care of your people, they will take care of you.


    Learn more about Ryan, Pike Place Fish Market and all things entrepreneurial in this episode of the Sea-Town Podcast.


    Episode Highlights:

    Who is Ryan Reese? How Ryan ended up at the fish market Taking care of your employees Handling fresh fish The evolution of the fish market Shipping overnight Managing finances What Ryan would do differently if he could do it again Finding balance Pushing past fear

    Links & Resources:

    Pikeplacefish.com
    The Professor and the Madman
    Mercado.com


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    Ep. 075 - Aaron Tekalve, Chef of Surrell Seattle

    Ep. 075 - Aaron Tekalve, Chef of Surrell Seattle

    This week's guest is Aaron Tekulve, Pop-up chef and owner of Surrell Seattle. Known for creative locally sourced high-end, multi-course meals in small intimate settings, Aaron and his business Surrell, have made a name in the Seattle foodie scene.


    Surrell is a Seattle based private dining company and pop-up restaurant. They bring the experience of a great restaurant to you. Aaron works directly with his client’s to create a unique evening that they and their guests will remember forever. Events can range from three course family style dinners to six course tasting menus with wine pairings to hors d'oeuvres parties and anything in between. 


    Surrell was named Seattle Magazine’s BEST pop-up restaurant, and on very special nights Surrell comes a life as a pop-up showcasing some of the very best cooking in the Pacific Northwest. A strong focus is put on highlighting the many great farms and purveyors we have in the PNW through a creative and delicious menu highlighting chef Aaron Tekulve’s modern American cuisine. 


    Learn more about Aaron, Surrell and what their pop-up restaurant and private dining experiences so memorable on this episode of the Sea-Town Podcast. 


    Episode Highlights:

    Seattle is a wonderful place to be when it comes to cooking. The importance of using seasonal ingredients from local farmers. How we met through the Sea-Town Real Estate Summer Rooftop Parties. Attention to detail are essential in providing the right experience. Shoutout to the West Seattle Farmers Market. Aaron’s most favorite thing he’s ever made… Transitioning from professional musician to chef

    Links & Resources:

    Surrell of Seattle site Surrell on Instagram Surrell on Facebook

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    Thanks for joining us again this week. If you have any tips, suggestions, or comments about this episode, email me at ChristianH@Sea-TownPodcast.com. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend or use the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.
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    • 35 min
    Ep. 073 - Marmalade LIVE from WS Beer & Music Festival

    Ep. 073 - Marmalade LIVE from WS Beer & Music Festival

    Marmalade band, live at West Seattle Music Fest


    Another special episode this week with an interview with the band Marmalade recorded LIVE from the West Seattle Beer & Music Festival. They are a sweet 12 piece improve funk band with 2 DJs! Check them out during any of their regular shows in the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle.


    Marmalade was formed in 2002 and has been playing together so well for so long that they blend together perfectly. They play completely live and improvisational. It’s never the same but it’s always the same. The intention has always been to blend the party and have a great experience between the DJs and the band. They never really practice but do rehearsals every once in a while.


    Like their namesake, Marmalade is like a sticky jelly... it’s hard to get away. They play weekly at 5:30 or 6:00 pm in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.


    Learn more about Marmalade, how they got started and what they are all about on this episode of the Sea-Town Podcast!


    Episode Highlights:

    -​ ​How Marmalade got started
    - Evolution of Marmalade
    - Improv aspect of the band
    - Time dedicated to Marmalade
    - Bringing the worlds off bands and DJS together - Where the name Marmalade came from


    - The future of Marmalade
    - Living in the moment
    - What brought Marmalade to the West Seattle Music Festival


    Links:

    -​ ​​Marmalade on Facebook


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    Ep. 72 - Phil Tavel Seattle City Counsel Election Update

    Ep. 72 - Phil Tavel Seattle City Counsel Election Update

    This week's guest is Phil Tavel, with an update on his running for Seattle City Council District 1 (West Seattle). As someone who has lived in West Seattle for over 20 years, he did great in the primary and is positioned to make real change for Seattle.


    Get out and vote and make your voice heard!


    Tavel is heavily involved in the community’s civic organization. He is currently the vice president of the Morgan Community Association (MoCA), on the board that runs the Morgan Junction Festival, vice president on the board of directors of Allied Arts, Seattle’s oldest civic organization which was primarily responsible for saving Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square, and is on the board of directors of the Seattle Green Spaces Coalition in West Seattle. Additionally, Phil has participated in 500 trivia nights at Talarico's Pizzeria, raising funds for organizations such as the West Seattle Helpline, Westside Baby, and the YMCA after school program.


    Phil Tavel will bring new experiences to the Seattle City Council. As a former high school Physics teacher and past owner of multiple small businesses, Phil is capable of understanding difficult issues and is ready to listen to the people of Seattle.


    Episode Highlights:

    Why Phil is running for Seattle City Council Backed by the community He has a business background Involvement in community civic organization What he believes needs to change: Listening to everyone Understanding our budget Collaborating Multi-Department Rules (MDARs) and homelessness Explanation of MHA – the Mandatory Housing Affordability up-zone What Phil can bring to the Seattle City Council

    Links & Resources:

    Guest's Website:  http://tavelforseattle.com/ Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TavelForSeattle/ Follow on Twitter: @TavelForSeattle Follow on Instagram: @tavelforseattle

    Guest’s Contact Info:

    Phil Tavel
    (206) 206-507-4962
    info@tavelforseattle.com


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    Ep. 071 - West Seattle Beer & Music Festival - LIVE

    Ep. 071 - West Seattle Beer & Music Festival - LIVE

    This week on the Sea-Town Podcast, we are sharing some micro interviews from the West Seattle Beer and Music Festival. The West Seattle Beer and Music Festival is a unique event at the Alki Masonic Center featuring 20 brewers. The goal is to celebrate craft beers, great music & community while raising awareness and funds for the West Seattle Food Bank. 


    During the episode, I speak with Michael, the owner of Ghost Fish Brewery in SODO. They are celebrating their five year anniversary. I personally love Ghost Fish. The food is great and they offer delicious gluten free beers.


    I also chat with DJ Mr. Moon. He came out to the festival and played music between bands. His role was to pull everything together, to keep the beer flowing and the people interested. This was his Second year doing it and thinks it’s a great event for the neighborhood.


    Bob Lovelace, the man who started Willow and I also have a conversation. He does touring working and playing work. When it comes down to it, he really just thinks of himself as a deadhead hippie. He loves playing songs that reflect how he feels.


    Steve Smith, the founder of Seattle Drum School, and I chat for a bit as well. The Seattle Drum School started in 1986. They started just with drums. Although it has evolved and grown into a full music school from there. They now have 30 teachers and locations in Lake City and in Georgetown.


    Steve is not only a teacher, but a player as well. He plays in a band. His wife is an amazing musician as well and has a family album coming out. She is a singer/songwriter. 


    Joe "the mayor" Jeannot wraps up the weekend of The Second Annual Beer and Music festival with, "They came, they saw, they drank a lot of beer. Overall it was great turnout and everyone had a great time. Get ready for year three..."!


    Learn more about the West Seattle Beer and Music Festival and hear from great people in the community during this episode of the Sea-Town Podcast.


    Episode Highlights:

    Ghost Fish’s five year anniversary How Willow got started Willows involvement in West Seattle Beer and Musical Festival Steve Smith’s backstory  What’s next for Seattle Drum School Donald Watts role 

    Links & Resources:

    Fly Moon Royalty DJ Mr. Moon Ghost Fish Brewery Willow Seattle Drum School Beer Star

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It's really interesting to hear from different business leaders on each week's episode... their start-up stories, challenges, and successes. This podcast gives me usable advice for my own business, as well as a stronger connection to my city.

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