Churning a quarantine hobby into Food Frenzy fuel

Every year, a small group of Weber Thompson staff meet to discuss how we were going to engage the office in Food Frenzy, the annual fundraiser in which local businesses compete to raise money for Food Lifeline. Food Lifeline is one of the leading organizations working alleviate hunger in our area, and this is Weber Thompson’s sixth year in a row participating in Food Frenzy. Continue reading “Churning a quarantine hobby into Food Frenzy fuel”

Quarantine Hobbies: from frozen cream to garden dreams

Lately, my Instagram feed is exploding with pictures of sourdough loaves, hand carved wooden spoons, incredible produce from newly cultivated home gardens, and countless other quarantine hobbies that have emerged during our time at home. The creative output I was seeing was truly impressive. As a working parent trying to find time to juggle work while parenting my kindergartener and simultaneously chasing a toddler (who has the stealth of a seasoned cat burglar), I honestly couldn’t imagine squeezing in another thing. Continue reading “Quarantine Hobbies: from frozen cream to garden dreams”

Jumping into the school year with YWCA’s Annual School Days Program

The school year for Seattle public schools began on Wednesday, September 4th. While kiddos across town may have mixed feelings with the warm weather still belying summer and freedom, the anticipation for seeing friends and checking out their new classes is palpable. For parents, there is the requisite trip (or evening of online shopping) for fresh school clothes and school supplies. Here in King County we are reminded that this is not always a given nor an easy or fun experience for the many children and teens who live in emergency shelters, transitional or supportive housing. Continue reading “Jumping into the school year with YWCA’s Annual School Days Program”

TT10/WT30 Exclusive: Introducing Topophilia

Topophilia = Love of Place. Back in June we kicked off the ‘Terry Thomas Transcended’ model design competition as a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Terry Thomas. Ultimately, it was WT Senior Associate Nicole Winn’s model ‘Topophilia’ that won the judges hearts. Recently, we celebrated the #LoveofPlace theme by gathering to share what we love about working at the Terry Thomas and to envision how it could evolve in the next 20 years, as rendered via a Topophilia-inspired VR experience. Here’s how it all started. Continue reading “TT10/WT30 Exclusive: Introducing Topophilia”