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City of Seattle
Mike McGinn (former Mayor)

SUBJECT: Only in Seattle highlights shopping and dining in local neighborhoods

11/20/2012  12:30:00 PM
Karin Zaugg Black, Office of Economic Development Tel: 206-733-9810

Only in Seattle highlights shopping and dining in local neighborhoods
Only in Seattle Sundays in Chinatown/International District, Pioneer Square, Georgetown

SEATTLE - Ahead of the holiday shopping season, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the upcoming Only in Seattle Sunday neighborhood events in Chinatown/International District (Nov 24, Sat), Pioneer Square (Dec 6, Thurs) and Georgetown (Dec 30, Sun) as part of the city's continued effort to encourage discovery and exploration of neighborhoods in Seattle.

"Buying gifts or experiences locally during the holidays is a great way to support our neighborhood businesses," said Mayor Mike McGinn. "I hope that people will explore and support the unique stores and restaurants that we're featuring in the Only in Seattle campaign."

Only in Seattle Sundays are designed in partnership with the neighborhood business districts to give people a great way to get out and discover what makes Seattle's neighborhoods unique - and get some great deals while they're at it.

Only in Seattle Sundays in Chinatown/International District on Saturday, November 24
Only in Seattle Sundays on Saturday, November 24 features discounts at 13 businesses, including Chuminh Tofu, Fuji Sushi, Lam's Seafood Market, Kobo, Momo, Oasis Tea Zone, Phnom Penh, Plus45Design, Seattle Pinball Museum, Shabu Chic, Uwajimaya, Wing Luke Museum, and World Pizza.

To view and redeem the monthly Only in Seattle Sundays deals, shoppers can download or print the Only in Seattle Sundays day-pass, available at or alternatively by downloading the free Chinook Book mobile app. Additionally Seattleites are encouraged to follow Only in Seattle on Facebook and Twitter, where the City's Office of Economic Development (OED) will be giving away prizes from select neighborhood businesses throughout the month.

Only in Seattle Sundays will also be happening in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in conjunction with their First Thursday event on Thursday, December 6, and in Georgetown on Sunday, December 30.

Listen and Watch for Only in Seattle during the holidays
The Office of Economic Development is excited to announce three partnerships to further the reach of the Only in Seattle marketing campaign.

In an effort to publicize the Only in Seattle initiative and promote local neighborhoods, CBS Radio Seattle (KMPS-FM, KZOK-FM, KJAQ-FM & KNFQ-AM) is proud to announce a partnership with BECU. CBS Radio Seattle is creating an interactive marketing program that encourages audiences to "find the hidden gems" in our area. The campaign will be featured on CBS Radio Seattle radio and digital assets to impact this holiday season starting December 3. CBS Radio and BECU will also support local community events connected to the efforts of Only in Seattle.

Traveling on Virgin America during the holidays? Be sure to look for our Only in Seattle video segment on Virgin America flights coming in and out of Seattle on the RedHOT travel video series, which features the hottest, hippest and best in the airline's destinations and reaches over 1 million airline passengers per show. The Only in Seattle video will be featured for five months, from November through March.

Though a partnership with Chinook Book, all Only in Seattle deals for Chinatown/International District (November 24), Pioneer Square (December 6), and Georgetown (December 30) will be available to all Chinook Book mobile app users. While the printable day-pass from is good for one day only, the Chinook Book app extends those great Only in Seattle deals for 30 days. The Only in Seattle Chinatown/International District Chinook Book deals are valid November 24 through December 24. A free version of the Chinook Book app is available through the App Store and Google Play.

For the past two years Only in Seattle has captured the essence of Seattle's neighborhoods and shared the unique stories behind each of the featured businesses. With Only in Seattle Sundays the campaign's "buy local" mission is brought to life beyond the Only in Seattle website,, by inspiring people to take one day a month to discover and explore a new neighborhood or businesses they otherwise might not experience.

The City promotes a healthy business environment for neighborhood business districts and organizations. The Only in Seattle marketing campaign is only one of numerous city-funded projects and activities that improve and strengthen local business districts under the broader Only in Seattle Initiative.

Seattle Jobs Plan
Mayor Mike McGinn's vision for next generation economic development that creates a sustainable economy with shared prosperity in Seattle was launched in August 2010. It consists of new and existing policies, programs and investments designed to help create quality jobs, protect the environment, and ensure that taxpayers get true value from the city of Seattle's public investments.

City's Office of Economic Development (OED)
OED supports a healthy business environment and empowers companies to grow and compete. We provide services directly to businesses through advocacy, retention and expansion assistance, and workforce development. Visit to access city services for businesses.

CBS Radio Seattle
KMPS 94.1 FM, KJAQ 96.5 FM, KZOK 102.5 FM and KFNQ-AM are owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of
CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by the members. Profits are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 800,000 members and more than $10.5 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country. BECU currently operates over 40 locations in the Puget Sound region. All Washington state residents are eligible to join.

Virgin America's RedHOT Travel Show
The travel show RedHOT is produced by In-Flight Media Associates on behalf of Virgin America. If you are interested in learning more about how your venue could be featured as part of a 2013 program on board please contact

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