Close to 60 local employers with full-time, part-time and temporary job opening will be represented at Highline College’s Fall Job Fair, set for Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The event is free and open to the public, and will run from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Building 8; no advance registration is necessary.

Employers from a wide variety of industries will be represented. Attendees should be prepared to speak with recruiters, dress professionally and bring extra copies of their résumé.

Free career workshops are also available to prepare for the fair.

Participating Employers:

  • ABM Healthcare Support Services
  • Amazon Fulfillment
  • American Family Insurance
  • Apartment Advantage Staffing
  • Apple Retail
  • AT&T Retail
  • BECU
  • Bellair Charters
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Bright Horizons
  • CarMax
  • City of SeaTac
  • College Nannies & Tutors
  • Columbia Hospitality, Inc.
  • Comcast
  • Compass Housing Alliance
  • Downtown Emergency Service Center
  • Family Resource Home Care
  • Fastenal Company
  • Federal Way Public Schools
  • FedEx Express
  • FedEx Ground
  • First Student
  • Franciscan Health System
  • Full Life Care
  • Grace Children’s Center
  • Harris Rebar
  • Highline College’s Community & Employment Services
  • Highline Public Schools
  • Home Care Referral Registry
  • Kelly Services
  • KinderCare
  • Korean Women’s Association
  • Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers
  • Macy’s
  • Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
  • Ontrac
  • Overlake Hospital Medical Center
  • Overlake Terrace
  • Phoenix Protective Corporation
  • PhysAssist Scribes, Inc.
  • Port Jobs – Airport Jobs
  • Primerica
  • Prologistix
  • Puget Sound Regional Services
  • Renton School District
  • Rescare
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Select Staffing
  • UPS
  • U.S. Army Recruiting Station
  • U.S. Navy Careers
  • Uwajimaya
  • Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation
  • Washington Community Action Network
  • YMCA of Greater Seattle

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

WHERE: Highline College’s main campus, Building 8

COST: FREE for job seekers

INFO:  View the latest list of participating employers.

All are invited aboard the Argosy Cruise Boat ‘Goodtime II’ for a Marina Development Community Meeting dockside at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

“The Goodtime II will provide an innovative setting for the community to work through potential development options based on work our consultants provided to the City Council and the public last spring,” the City said in a statement.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Des Moines Marina, aboard the Argosy Cruise Boat, Goodtime II.

INFO: For more information please contact:

Bonnie Wilkins
City Clerk/Communications Director at [email protected] or call 206-870-6519.

An Open House for the historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ Property will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the house at 402 S. 222nd Street (map below).

“Join the City of Des Moines and Forterra to Celebrate the Van Gasken Property Acquisition.”

As we previously reported, the City signed an agreement with Forterra to purchase the historic property located above the Des Moines Marina, with the intention of expanding the city’s parks and open spaces as well as preserving it for permanent conservation. The property contains the former home of sawmill operator William Van Gasken, was built in 1889, and has remained in the family until it was recently put on the market.

The purchase price was $1.19 million, which was financed by Forterra.

Here’s more info from the Des Moines Historical Society:

This house overlooking Puget Sound was built in 1889 for Capt. William D. Fleming and his wife Jane. Jane, a widow with 2 children, met and married Capt. Fleming in Liverpool, England. The Fleming’s had moved to Oakland, California and Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho before settling in Des Moines.

When Mr. Fleming died Jane’s daughter, Emma, and son-in-law, William Van Gasken moved in with Mrs. Fleming. Jane Fleming died in the family home in 1919.

The Van Gasken’s were among the first permanent residents of Des Moines. A 15 year-old schoolteacher in Delaware, Mr. Van Gasken worked his way west as a camp cook. In the winter of 1886-1887 he traveled to Alaska hoping to better himself. When returning from Juneau he met his soon to be wife, Emma Rebecca Shaw. She was an English born passenger-guest on her brother’s schooner the George W. Elder. The couple married on December 4, 1888 and in 1889 moved to Des Moines to operate a lumber mill. Mr. Van Gasken operated his saw mill on Des Moines Creek from 1889 to 1892. The two moved to Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho to run Kootenai Trading Company until 1910. They returned to Des Moines in 1910 with their children (sons-Pullman, Jack, Mark E. and daughter-Harriette) and spent their lives as active members of the community. Emma passed away, a resident of Des Moines, in 1958. Their son Mark E. Van Gasken married a local girl, Gladys Case, and their son, Mark W., was the Mt. Rainier Senior High band director from 1964-1981. The house remains in the family through Harriett Bray-Peterson.

NOTES:

  • Onsite parking is NOT available.
  • ADA parking and shuttle service to the Open House will be provided from the Des Moines Marina north parking lot.
  • Parking at the Marina will be FREE and validated at the Open House.

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I hate traffic. I spend much time avoiding it. In fact, I may spend more time trying to avoid traffic than the actual delay would cost me. The other day, while heading home from a jobsite during the peak commute hours, I got crafty and took some back roads and wound up at the only stumbling block on my trip; a stop sign at a particularly challenging intersection with high traffic flow.

While sitting at the sign, I looked for an opening and was feeling a bit defeated by the line of vehicles stretching into the distant horizon. Nonetheless, I was alert and hopeful that the traffic gods would provide me a savior and another driver would let me in.

Alas, my savior arrived. A guy in a red truck saw me sitting and slowed down to let me in. I dove at the chance. I waved a “thank you” and nodded a grateful and heartfelt smile. He waved and smiled back. It seemed as if he was maybe thanking me, too. Like maybe he needed a reminder of his own generous, kind spirit and I was his proof.

I imagined him having a tough day at work, heading home to his family with a headful of troubles and perhaps he needed me to give him the gift of helping me. I understand this feeling. I do a lot of small, borderline meaningless, niceties that I’m sure mean more to me than the recipient. I understand this and never care. I’m selfish in my giving. I require little acknowledgment or appreciation. I feel just fine knowing I did a good thing.

In 5 seconds on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, as the man and I smiled and waved and he did me a solid, we connected as human beings. And it was a nice reminder that we’re always connected.

Last Sunday, I caught the tail-end of “60 Minutes” as Oprah Winfrey led a round table discussion with a diverse collection of Midwestern folks chatting about our current political fiasco. The viewpoints varied greatly and while mostly cordial, it was a pretty intense conversation. The questions seemed to showcase the panelists’ differences. And this troubled me.

Understanding that there may have been some lead up that didn’t make the show, I still kind of wish that the strangers would have been led to find some common human ground to stand on before entering the fracas of divisive politics. I think it’s easy to miss the common human ground upon which we all stand. Beginning with this makes a genuine conversation possible. And I think we need these very badly.

I wish the first questions would have been about favorite pizza toppings, or sports teams, or vacation spots, or kids, or hobbies, or childhoods, or parents, or best books, or ice cream flavors…basically ANYTHING, but politics.

Discussing the “anything elses”, I believe, would showcase our sameness. This sameness is universal and real and true. Beginning with the understanding that we are not so different allows for empathy to enter the room. And empathy is the most powerful tool in the box. It disarms and creates space for conversation. It addresses challenges and seeks solutions. It humanizes and heals and it’s everywhere. It lives in the smiles of strangers, the delicate dimples of a pretty girl, and it lives in the hopeful rhythm of our collective heartbeat. It also lives in the kind eyes of a guy in a red truck who nodded and waved and made me happy for the traffic. It’s everywhere and it’s us and it’s wonderful…

[EDITOR’S NOTE:”Feel Good Friday” is a regular column written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell, whose first book is called “A Feel Good Life” (buy it on Amazon here). He also runs the Waterland Arcade, located at 22306 Marine View Drive South. Dave extols to all neighbors: “Enjoy where we live. Put your feet on the pavement and truly feel how great it is to live here!” Also, Dave needs more friends – find him on Facebook here.

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding four Open Houses this weekend:

The first two homes – open both Saturday & Sunday – are newly constructed two-story, 5-bedroom homes on a large, level lot called Westview Estates in Burien:

Westview, Lot 3. 1 of 5 homes.

This newly constructed two story is on a large, level lot.

It has five bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms and a 3-car garage, mud room and an option for another bedroom upstairs.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room, great room and outdoor living space.

The first floor features a guest room or den.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Located minutes from downtown, services and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 184 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $769,950
  • MLS Number: 1095190
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,001 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,728 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk In Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The second Westview Estates home is also a brand new 5-bedroom:

Westview, Lot 4. 1 of 5 homes.

This home offers plenty of natural light & nine foot ceilings throughout.

This two story home has 5 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and a four-car tandem garage.

The main floor living space is an expansive open area that encompasses a designer kitchen, dining room & great room.

The master bedroom is complete with a 5-piece master bath and a walk-in closet.

Upstairs also features an over-sized leisure loft.

Located on a large lot, all within minutes of downtown Seattle!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 177 S. 181st Court, Burien, WA 98148-1876; NOTE: enter site at 18052 Occidental Ave S. (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1095207
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,306 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,848 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk In Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full listing.

For more information call:

Stuart Steadman
Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
206-409-4220


The third and fourth Open Houses are new Build Urban homes in Seattle’s exciting Georgetown neighborhood :

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood Georgetown.

Home to Franz Chocolate & Charles Smith Wine.

This fine collection of Build Urban built homes features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

A bedroom, den, and bathroom on the first floor.

2nd Floor has your master.

Arrive at your top level LDK with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 7: 12  – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 8: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: 6737 Carleton Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1198061
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,439 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 787 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Views: City, Lake, Mountain, Territorial

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The fourth home is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath modern home in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood:

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood – Georgetown.

This fine collection features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

This home features living/dining and kitchen on the first floor.

2nd Floor has a bedroom, large den, and a bathroom.

3rd floor is your master suite.

Arrive at your top level with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 7: 12  – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 8: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: 6731 Carleton Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,999
  • MLS Number: 1183264
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,546 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,052 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

Bring your small household items including clothing to the first-ever Des Moines Repair Café this Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Woodmont Library.

This free event will run from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“We want to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save you money. Free to the public!

Our experienced all-purpose fixers and sewing fixers will try to repair or mend your items, and can also help you learn how to fix them next time.

You must be present during the repair. There is no assurance an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more.

Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried in by one person. Do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, contain gasoline, or have a strong odor. Clothing and other textiles that you bring in for mending should be washed first.”

WHAT: Des Moines Repair Café – first repair event in Des Moines!

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Woodmont Library, 26809 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines WA 98198

RSVP: Please sign up in advance if possible to let us know what you plan to bring, so our fixers can be prepared. For specialized repairs (which many are), please bring any specific parts or materials needed for your repair.

To sign up to attend, or if you have questions, please contact Tom Watson at 206-477-4481. Thanks!

A Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Marina.

You can bring:

  • Tires – fees apply
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Propane Tanks – fee applies
  • Household Goods & Clothing
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks – fee applies
  • Appliances & Scrap Metal – some fees apply
  • Refrigerators & Freezers – fee applies
  • Bulky Wood
  • Electronic Equipment – no computer monitors or televisions
  • Mattresses/Box Springs – fee applies

For the full flier, click here (PDF file):

http://www.desmoineswa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3785

What will floor plans for the new elementary school in Des Moines look like? Who will attend? What will the school be named?

If you have questions for district staff or the architects – or just want to see the big display boards of what the school is going to look like, come to the ‘Ask the Architect’ community meeting TONIGHT (Thursday, Oct. 5), from 7-8 p.m.

WHAT: Ask-the-Architects Community Meeting New Elementary School at the Zenith Site

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Des Moines Elementary gym, 22001 9th Avenue South, Des Moines

Express your interest in serving on the naming committee for the new elementary school by October 6.

District policy spells out the process: a community committee submits three to five names to the school board, and the board selects one.

For more info, click here.

At left, Major Cary (Dave Tucker) of the Confederate State of Virginia demands that Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) of the Union Army return escaped slaves while Lieutenant Kelly (center) looks on in Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy-historical drama Ben Butler about slavery, politics and the Civil War, which runs through Oct. 22. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

From left to right, the slave Shepard Mallory (Sharif Ali) tries to avoid being shot by Lieutenant Kelly (Mark Fox) during a misunderstanding while Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) recovers his balance in Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy-historical drama Ben Butler about slavery, politics and the Civil War. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

From left to right, the slave Shepard Mallory (Sharif Ali) shows the results of being punished to Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) in Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy-historical drama Ben Butler about slavery, politics and the Civil War. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

From left to right, Lieutenant Kelly (Mark Fox) listens with skepticism to Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) in Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy-historical drama Ben Butler about slavery, politics and the Civl War. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

Review by Shelli Park

Entering the theater, the experience begins. Early black spirituals take the mind back in time. They play to a dimly lit stage: a pre-Civil War office, simply appointed, and oriented at a refreshing angle. A few trunks are stacked in the room with nameplates denoting that we are in the office of the title character: Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler.

As the lights come up, a well-seasoned man in high-ranking Union colors sits at his desk, letter in hand. He is processing the contents of the letter as a subordinate officer enters with pressing information. This initial exchange opens the window into the thought processes of a man, Maj. Gen. Butler, who would profoundly influence the direction of the Civil War.

Burien Actors Theatre’s season opener is a Northwest Premiere. ‘Ben Butler’, a witty and eye-opening historical comedy, is written by Richard Strand, an award-winning playwright, and is directed by Rachel Rene.

‘Ben Butler’ takes a poignant look at a tumultuous and uncertain time period in U.S. history. This moment is distilled by Strand into a series of conversations which take place over the course of a few days. Rene guides the action in skilled way, directing the actors so that their placement on stage underscores the nuances of the character relationships.

The two main characters, Maj. Gen. Butler, played by Michael Mendonsa and Shepherd Mallory, and an escaped slave, played by Sharif Ali, engage in tentative exploration of the other. The two are a mixture of intellectually curious, stubborn, and insecure. Strand uses the dialogue to construct a very satisfying experience using wit, psychology, and humor to bring about a difficult but ethical conclusion. Human weakness is on display, but is accepted as a part of the human condition. The play is generous in its ability to navigate what we think we know until we find that we don’t know what we don’t know. In the end, knowledge and open curiosity about ‘other’ is the key to opening the closed doors of the heart and mind. What we may think of as ‘other’ and entirely alien to ourselves, often is more similar than that we want to admit.

Mendonsa and Ali are wonderful counterpoints. They play off of each other as in a dynamic musical score, complete with poignant pauses,, pizzicato, allegro, forte, and an appropriate amount of dissonance which, finally, resolves.

Lieutenant Kelly (Mark Fox) is the comedic foil in the equation, and his evolution of thought gives hope that humans can indeed learn and grow, all the while making us laugh. Fox does a wonderful job in this role. His manner alternates between appropriately irritating and quite endearing.

Major Cary (Dave Tucker) is the villain. Tucker’s slow, vexed manner is successful in creating the necessary unsympathetic character.

Ben Butler is a timely play as we navigate, on a local and national level, the idea of us vs. them. We are, as it turns out, all part of the human race. We are all a part of the same community, on both a local and national level.

The BAT production of Ben Butler is wonderfully done. It both provokes thought and thoroughly entertains. The talent is top notch and is well worth taking the time to enjoy!

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The Burien Actors Theatre production also features specialty drinks themed to the show, as well as plenty of free on-site parking.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave SW in Burien (map below).

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It’s time once again for the MaST Center’s FREE ‘Fear on the Pier’ Halloween festival, which will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“Come help us put together marine mammal skeletons and learn how we prepare them! Take a close look at some of our creepiest specimens, brought out only for this spooky occasion! Watch divers compete to carve the best pumpkin underwater, hosted by Underwater Sports Federal Way!”

Admission is FREE and costumes are encouraged!

“See you there!”

The Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center is the marine laboratory for Highline College. MaST is dedicated to expanding knowledge about the Puget Sound and the surrounding environment through teaching, outreach, and research.

Located 4 miles south of campus at Redondo Beach and halfway between Seattle and Tacoma with easy access to a huge diversity of nearby habitats,our 2,500 square-foot facility offers public space, classroom, laboratories, office and research areas with state-of-the-art equipment 3,000 gallons of flow-through saltwater tanks, holding more than 250 species of local marine life.

More info at https://mast.highline.edu.

The MaST Center is located at 28203 Redondo Beach Dr S.:

Bring your ghouls and goblins out for a family-friendly free event – the annual ‘Trick or Treat Path’ – in downtown Des Moines on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3 – 6 p.m.

Presented by Destination Des Moines, this family-friendly event will take place at Des Moines area businesses along Marine View Drive & 7th Ave S.

Des Moines Parks, Recreation & Senior Services will also be holding a Halloween Carnival at the Des Moines Field House on 200th Street from 5 – 8 p.m.

Get a Stamp Card from one of the volunteers or at participating businesses – 15 Stamps for $1 OFF of admission to the Halloween Carnival.

More inf at https://www.destinationdesmoines.org/trick-or-treat-path

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HMSHost Proudly Operating @ Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Work for a company that’s passionate about food and making travelers feel good on the move!

Dungeness Bay, Seattle Taproom, Sbarro’s, Sports Page, Seahawks 12 Club, Burger King, Great American Bagel, Starbucks, Alaska Lodge, Vintage Washington, Wolfgang Puck, Dish D’Lish, Anthony’s.

Family-Friendly Benefits and Work/Life Balance
Salary + Quarterly Bonus Opportunities!

  • Competitive Medical and dental benefits
  • Advancement opportunities
  • 100% employee meal discounts
  • Free Parking
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flex Time
  • Opportunities for professional growth/advancement
  • Diverse customers and co-workers
  • Stable company and a positive reputation in the community
  • We believe in recognizing, rewarding and taking care of our associates
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Work-Life Balance

APPLY ONLINE TODAY!
http://jobs.hmshost.com/?location=Seattle&spage=1

Our Food Service Managers!
The F & B Operations Manager is responsible for assisting the F&B Multi Operations Manager or Director of Operations in operating assigned brands, units, and/or concepts. This position is responsible for day-to-day supervision of operations associates, assigning work to both management and non-management associates, monitoring unit/concept/store level operation performance, coaching and developing associates, and performing all other responsibilities as directed by their manager. This is an exempt position and typically reports to the F&B Multi Operations Manager and/or designee, depending on local requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires 3-5 or more years of experience as a supervisor or unit-level manager in high volume and/or multi-unit Food and Beverage or Merchandise operations or other related management experience
  • Demonstrates team management, delegation and issue resolution skills and the ability to multi-task

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 46 of the 50 busiest airports and 99 travel plazas in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $3.1 billion and employs more than 39,500 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of over €4.5 billion in 2016, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

HMSHost benefits vary by location and some associates may not be eligible for certain benefits. Associates covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be eligible for different benefits. HMSHost reserves the right to amend and/or terminate a benefit plan at any time.

EOE – Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled – DFWP Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

PROUD SPONSOR OF THE 2017 JAMES BEARD AWARDS

#HMSHost

By Andrea H. Reay
CEO/President
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

A lot of attention has been placed on the “Customer Experience”- (CX). Simply put the Customer experience (CX) is the product of an interaction between an organization and a customer over the duration of their relationship. Business owners and companies spend a great deal of capital on enhancing the customer experience; developing and investing in systems and technology to ensure the experience is positive and the relationship sustaining. However, many companies and organizations have failed to invest in the Employee Experience (EX) and we are beginning to see the evidence of that as our work force becomes more mobile and employers struggle with attracting and retaining employees. If companies would invest more in their employee experience, not only would they save exponentially with reduced turnover, but the customer experience would also improve as employees are more likely to give exceptional customer service when they are productive and have high job satisfaction.

What is the employee experience? Like the customer experience, it’s the sum of all the interactions an employee has with an employer and their colleagues. This entails the culture of the workplace, the technology and/or tools provided to the employee to be successful in their work and the physical space or environment where in which they work. Statistically, very few companies invest in all three aspects of the employee experience (culture, technology, space). They assume that salary, benefits and other perks make up for less investment in culture, technology and space. They are wrong. As the demographics of our work force change, experience holds much more sway than other traditional forms of compensation in the workplace. If companies and organization fail to invest in the employee experience, they will continue to see less growth in positive customer experience, and continue to experience high turnover

Here are a few quick ideas to help improve the employee experience at your business, no matter the size or number of employees:

  1. Focus on Culture: Culture holds the most weight. Define the mission, vision and values of your business-set the standard and live by them. Create an environment where achievement is recognized, efforts are appreciated and talent is rewarded.
  2. Technology: Whether it’s a computer program or data system, point of sale system or other tools, make sure you provide them and keep them in good working order.
  3. Space: Many studies have shown the importance of a varied work environment. Not rows of cubicles, or endless halls of private offices, or even open work space. But, where people do their best work is when they can choose to finish a project in a quiet private office, and then take a team meeting in an open conference area. Wherever possible, try to create flexible work space that fits the various needs of the job duties and work that needs to be performed.

Many of the above ideas and concepts were outlined and discussed at the AWB (Association of Washington Business) Policy Summit held in September when Jacob Morgan delivered a keynote on “The Experiential Organization: How the Best Organizations are Winning the War for Talent, Preparing for the Future of Work, and Crushing the Competition”.

I’m happy to share my full notes and thoughts on the presentation and summit with any of our members or more information can be found on Jacob Morgan’s website thefutureorganization.com.

For more information on Chamber benefits, opportunities and partnerships, please visit our website www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com.

Andrea H. Reay is the President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – “A voice for business, a leader in the community.”

Seattle Southside Chamber has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.

The public is invited to Highline College for a weeklong series of educational events and activities exploring LGBTQIA identity and social justice issues the week Oct. 9–13, on the college’s main campus, with a new resource fair Oct. 11.

Scheduled to coincide with National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), LGBTQIA Week celebrates and remembers the history of the gay rights movement. Events are free and open to all.

  • Monday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    “En-storying Resistance” presented by Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill
    Building 7
    Description: Using poetry, history and personal story, Driskill will address how by telling their stories, indigenous and LGBTQIA peoples can contribute to social transformation, resistance, healing and imaginings of a decolonized future.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12–1:30 p.m.
    PFLAG Panel and Discussion
    Building 8, Mt. Constance Room
    Description: Coming out can be challenging for anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. PFLAG Tacoma members will talk about their experiences with the coming out process. PFLAG is a volunteer organization with a mission to meet people where they are and to collaborate with others
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11, 12–2 p.m.
    LGBTQIA Resource Fair and Entertainment
    Building 8
    Description: Highline and its community partners support the health and wellness of the LGBTQ community. In the first resource fair of its kind at the college, visitors can explore more than 40 campus and community resources to connect with caring and affirming resources. Entertainment provided by DJ Reverend Dollars, aka Renee Jarreau Greene.
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 1:30–3 p.m.
    “Fight to Win! Critical Trans Resistance in Scary Times” presented by Dean Spade
    Building 7
    Description: In his talk, Spade will raise questions about how increased mainstream visibility of trans people relates to on-the-ground struggles for trans survival.
  • Friday, Oct. 13, 9–10:30 a.m.
    “Butterfly: Una Transformacion, Una Ascencion” presented by Syd Emmanuel Arrojo
    Building 25, Room 608
    Description: A multi-talented artist, Syd Emmanuel Arrojo will share creativity through spoken word art, creative writing, colorful sketches, vocal performance and wooden instruments.

Full event descriptions are at LGBTQIA Week 2017.

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding four Open Houses this weekend:

The first home – open this Saturday – is a great starter home in the Manhattan neighborhood of Burien:

This affordable 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home includes Lot A Beach Rights to the Cove in Normandy Park!

10,494 square foot lot with fully fenced yard and a garage with workspace.

Updates within the last 5 years include new roof, gas furnace, and drain field for septic system.

Double pane storm windows and insulation installed with airport noise port package.

Easy commuter location near bus lines and shopping centers.

Come give this home your personal touch!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: 9 – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: 217 S 186th St Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $299,000
  • MLS Number: 1193896
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 890 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,494 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Lot A Beach Rights!
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Gas Available
  • Patio

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second home – open both Saturday and Sunday – is a well-kept 3-bedroom home in the Cascade neighborhood of Renton:

The amazing palm tree in the front yard is just one of the great features of this well-kept house in the Cascade neighborhood of Renton.

The newer kitchen has granite tile countertops and gas for cooking.

There is a gas fireplace in the living room.

Plenty of storage in the attic above the 2 car garage, with pull-down access stairs.

The backyard is fully fenced with a Tuff Shed and a covered patio for entertaining year round.

Conveniently located to 405 and 167.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 16511 120th Ave SE Renton, WA 98058 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $369,900
  • MLS Number: 1198382
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,050 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The third home – also open both Saturday and Sunday – is a truly one-of-a-kind condo in the iconic Anhalt Building in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood:

This top-floor 2BR, 1.75BA home was recently updated with quartz counter tops and a stainless steel appliance suite.

New skylights and lots of windows bathe the unit with natural light.

Private deck has a motorized awning for year round use.

Guest BR even has a nifty loft with enough room for a bed!

Impeccable location with an easy commute to S. Lk Union, downtown and the UW.

Restaurants, shops and amenities in easy walking distance.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 3275 Fuhrman Ave E Unit #201 Seattle, WA 98102 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $555,000
  • MLS Number: 1196064
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1916
  • Approximate House SqFt: 934 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Historic, charming 1916 building
  • Alarm System
  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Skylights
  • Top Floor
  • Vaulted Ceilings

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The fourth home – also open both Saturday and Sunday – is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,290,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

While Highline College searches for a new president, a familiar name will fill the role – Dr. Jeff Wagnitz (pictured above), who has been serving as acting president since December 2016 – has been named interim president by the college’s Board of Trustees, effective Oct. 1, 2017.

The announcement came during the board’s regularly scheduled Sept. 21 meeting.

The five-member board is seeking a replacement for Dr. Jack Bermingham, who announced his retirement July 27 after serving more than a decade as president. Bermingham had been on leave from the college since December 2016 while recovering from open-heart surgery.

In a Sept. 27 email to college faculty and staff, Wagnitz said, “It is an honor to serve as CEO of the college that I’ve worked at — and have loved working at — for the past 16 years.”

In his message, Wagnitz indicated that he would not be applying for the permanent presidency.

“My reasons … are in no way a measure of the position’s appeal,” he said. “On the contrary, Highline College’s vacancy will stand out as one of the most attractive presidential openings in the country this year.

“I support the Board’s interest in a presidential recruitment that’s as wide open, transparent, and fully objective as possible,” he added.

After a permanent replacement for Bermingham is found, Wagnitz will return full-time to his previous role as a vice president.

The timeline for the presidential search process has not been determined, but board members said their goal is to have a new leader in place no later than July 1, 2018.

Wagnitz has been an administrator at Highline since 2000. Since 2008, he has held the position of vice president for academic affairs, serving before that as dean of instruction.

His contributions to education and the community earned him the 2016 Award of Excellence in Leadership from the CTC Leadership Development Association, a statewide professional development organization of Washington’s community and technical colleges.

Wagnitz completed a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Washington Tacoma.

By Jack Mayne

The Port of Seattle is starting the removal and replanting efforts for over-height trees next week only in two Port-owned locations south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and not on private property as some have worried.

One concern is that the owner of Hillgrove Cemetery near Sea-Tac Airport on S. 200th Street had given the Port tree cutting approval, but airport spokesman Perry Cooper says the Port has yet to reach the owner so no activity is planned immediately.

Replanting on Port owned property previously cleared will start in October and the Port plans to have a replanting project sometime later this fall.

Low growing forest
After consultation with area residents, the Port said it had adjusted its approach to remove “only existing obstructions” and it would preserve “to the extent feasible,” all other trees and vegetation on the two sites.

Replanting work will re-establish a low-growing forest on-site with a neighborhood vegetation barrier and restore a tall-growing native forest just south of both sites.  A key part of the approach will be to replace the invasive understory with native shrubs where possible.

Most over-height conifers are located within the Port properties are along South 200th Street in SeaTac sites adjacent to or near residential properties.

Because this will be an active construction zone, the Port says it will install fencing and signage ahead of the start of the project.

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market season is ending – remember, there is NO October market. This coming Saturday is the last day of this season. Be sure to stock up on all your needs for the winter and our vendors have lots of ideas for your holiday gift shopping.

Remember we offer of 2 hours free validated parking for shoppers. There have been empty parking spaces all day on both North and South lots.  Just show your purchases at the market info booth. If you are a Des Moines resident and have a vehicle registered in Des Moines, you can get a yearly pass at the Marina office.

The Farmers Market Board would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors, vendors, patrons and the ever present City & Marina staff for all their help this past season. We hope everyone enjoys the holidays.  Please review below all the upcoming community events thru the end of the year and participate if you can. A lot of volunteers worked hard to put on these events to make our city a wonderful place to live.

  • Food Tucks – Charlie’s Buns N Stuff, Jemil’s
  • Sponsors – Renewal by Anderson, Gutter Helmet, Seattle Southside
  • Community Groups – Blood Works

 Be sure to check to see if you qualify for our healthy eating initiative for low income families called Fresh Bucks, Come to the market, swipe your EBT card and it will double your dollars (up to $10) per person.

Upcoming Events

Thanks to our sponsors:

The market takes place in the north Des Moines Marina parking lot, at 22307 Dock Ave S.: