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Over 300 attendees from throughout East King County and its 23 cities and towns participated in the virtual 2021 OneEastside Economic Outlook Summit on Friday, May 7, 2021 to gain insights into the latest forecasts, insights and tools to not only survive, but thrive in the year ahead.

Featured speakers included representatives from Amazon, EvergreenHealth, Facebook, King County, Microsoft, Molly Moon Homemade Ice Cream, the Puget Sound Business Journal, Puget Sound Energy, Restart Washington, the University of Washington and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Watch the Summit by either clicking on the Rewatch Button or the links below to view a portion of the program including the launch of OneEastside SPARK and the Resiliency Stories from our Eastside Small Businesses and Non-Profits.

Welcome – Kristina Hudson, CEO, OneRedmond

Dow Constantine, King County Executive

Mari Wruble, Eastside King County Business Advisor, Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Resiliency Stories From Our Eastside Small Businesses & Non-Profits

Kerrie Hurd, Director, Seattle District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

OneEastside SPARK Launch – Kristina Hudson, CEO, OneRedmond

Resiliency Stories From Our Eastside Small Businesses & Non-Profits

OneEastside SPARK Programming Overview – Kristina Hudson, CEO, OneRedmond

Restart Partners and UW Program Showcase

  • Dr. Sandra O. Archibald, Founding Board Member and Senior Research Fellow Restart Partners
    Professor and Dean Emerita, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington
  • Genevieve Tremblay, Senior Digital Strategist, Restart Partners
  • Ed Erenberg CEO and Co-Founder, Cheerity
  • Alex Stonehill, Head of Creative Strategy, UW Communication Leadership Masters Program

John Schoettler, VP of Global Real Estate, Amazon – $100,000 donation to the Eastside Small Business Recovery Fund

2021 OneEastside Economic Outlook Chris Mefford, Community Attributes

Renee Zimmerman, Local Government and Community Engagement Manager, Puget Sound Energy

2021 OneEastside Economic Outlook Fireside Chat

  • Emily Parkhurst, Market President & Publisher, Puget Sound Business Journal (Moderator)
  • Jane Broom, Senior Director, Microsoft Philanthropies
  • Denise Brown, Director of Finance & HR, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • Diane Doukis, US Policy Programs Manager – Economic Impact, Facebook
  • Jason Wood, Chief Information Officer, EvergreenHealth

Wrap Up & Call to Action – Kristina Hudson, CEO, OneRedmond