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Seattle Super Chef Restaurant Owner Saves Seattle Fireworks


Who makes a difference?  A restaurant owner can.  Specifically Tom Douglas "Super Chef" Restaurateur.  The video will tell the story about how a local business owner connects to his community.

It was not just one single business person who saved the fireworks. There were many on the bandwagon, both small and large companies pitched in. It took only one person to get the ball rolling.  Would Tom's business benefit from the marketing exposure it will receive?  Yes, but it was about more than marketing. 

Seattle super chef Tom Douglas and Dave Ross challenged local businesses to pledge money to preserve the Gasworks Park firework display.

Tom Douglas restaurateur

Watch Dave Ross and Tom Douglas announce Microsoft and Starbucks match pledge:


Here is a list of the major donors:

Dave Ross $1,000
Taco Time $5,000
Charlie's Produce $10,000
JK Fabrication $1,000
Sharron & Gary Deibert $1,000
Jana Helmuth CPA $1,000
Beecher's Handmade Cheese $1,000
Pacific Urethane Recycling $2,000
Heston Technical Inc. $1,000
Heidi Heineman Aflac Insurance in Kent $1,000
Security Imaging Corporation $1,000
Ewing and Clark Inc. $2500
Red Mill Burgers $3000
Futurepoly $1,000
Renton Concrete Recycles $2,000
Claudia, McClain Insurance in Everett $1,000
Nursecall Northwest $1,000
John Hanson $1,000
All Systems Electric $1,000
Reconstructed Clothing Company $1,000
Seattle Bank $10,000
Max Technology $1,000
Ward's Cove $1,000
Turnure Telecom LLC $250
Seattle Ferry Service $1,000
Neighborhood Grills $2,000
Blue Moon Burgers $1,000
Rite-Line Tax Service, Inc. $1,000
Tricia Rendina $1,000
Hollywood Lights Inc $1,000 $1,000
Next Door Media $1,000
Brian Cartenuto $1,000
Heidi McBain $1,500
Paddy Coyne's Irish Pubs $1,000
Filco Environmental Services $2,000
Lucius Hill $1,000
Findwell Real Estate $1,000
Continental Van Lines, Inc. $1,000
Meriwether Partners $1,000
Blue Rooster, Inc. $1,000
MCW Events $250
Homestead Book Company $1,000
Anchor Bay Charters $1,000
Hy-Security Gate, Inc. $1,000
West Seattle Blog $1,000
Schumacher & Co., P.S. $1,000
The Frenchy Bee $100
BNI-Western Washington, Inc. $2,000
Catherine Budbill State Farm Insurance $1,000
Marty Rood, Mr. 99 & Associates, Inc. $1,000
Capital Management $1,000
Sweetwater Investments $1,000
Northwest Gourmet Foods $1,000
Pamela Hinckley $1,000
Phoenix Mailing LLC $1,000
Smith Brothers Farms $1,000
Nordstrom $25,000
Underdog Sports $5,000
Sprague Pest Solutions $1,000
Anita Yearley MD $1,000 $100
In Play Films $500
Silver Cloud Inns and Hotels $1,000
Cascade Federal Credit Union $1,000
Lenati LLC $1,000 $1,000
Legal Media Experts $1,000
Medina Hair Design $1,000
Minor & James Medical $1,000
Vulcan Inc. $50,000
Santamaria and Sons $1,000
International Parking Management Inc. $5,000 $1,000
Read Products, Inc. $1,000
Dancey & Cassady, L.L.P. $100
Dearmin Fogarty PLLC $1,000
Stewart & Terry LLC (Aspira Apartments Seattle) $5,000
Brian Hartman $1,250
Gunning, Stenson & Price, P.S. $1,000
Pennys Salsa Inc. $1,000
Turner Construction $5,000
Ventana Construction $1,000
Greg Hunicutt $1,000
Fusiontek $1,000
Novastar Development $2500
Cristal Charters $2500
Cutter & Buck Inc. $1,000
Hales Ales $2,500
Northwest Administrators $5,000
Brewe Layman p.s. $1,000
Point B Inc. $2500
Key Bank $2,000
Berschauer Phillips Construction Co. $2,500
Sequoyah Electric $1,000
Northwest Yacht Brokers Association $1000
KING 5 $5,000

Does this matter? 

Probably not if you don't live in Seattle. It does show how people can make a difference.  Collaboration can solve problems.

Topics: Fundraising Restaurant Business Success Stories