OED Weekly Round-up: February 25-March 3

Learn about a key leader in Seattle’s Biotech industry. Restaurateurs take action. A new program seeks to preserve Seattle’s legacy businesses. It’s award season for LGBTQ business leaders.

1.  Seattle Business Magazine profiles Leslie Alexander, CEO and President of Life Science Washington. Alexander discusses her Washington state roots, her success at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and her strategy to engage legislators with the work Seattle’s biotech industry does so well. Life Science Washington is an organization that seeks to “support and grow Washington’s life sciences” through advocacy, collaboration, and investment.

2. The Seattle Times analyzes how restaurants engage in political advocacy. The column discusses recent fundraising campaigns by restaurateurs and how political action affects their businesses.

3. The Legacy Business Program is a recently proposed policy to help preserve Seattle’s oldest and most cherished businesses. MyNorthwest recently wrote a story on the proposed program and shared the perspective of legacy business owners.

4. Nominate outstanding LGBTQ business leaders and owners for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Pride of Outstanding Voices Awards! The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that they are “looking for outstanding LGBTQ business leaders, allies, and advocates who are advancing equality in the business world”.