December’s Newsletter

Let There be Light

When I look back on this year it’s not this crazy pandemic that stands out in my mind, it is so much more. It’s the connections and clients, friendships and family, accomplishments and achievements. Our team has been fortunate to work remotely and stay as close as possible, while honoring the highs and lows of the personal and professional challenges through it all.I am grateful to our wonderful clients who have weathered the past couple of years alongside us. We are all doing the best we can! With that being said, we want to shine the spotlight on some recent successes we have had for our clients. Read on for more details.Dancing for a great cause will be a part of the New Year for me. I’m honored to be putting on my dancing shoes for Plymouth Housing by participating in Seattle Dances. We will be profiling women and homelessness by listening and telling their stories.We will be celebrating 30 years of PARSONS + CO throughout 2022. What an incredible journey!Wishing you all the best for this holiday season.

2021 Client News:
A Year in Review

Artist Home: We were thrilled to have the opportunity to create new messaging for this group of event producers + community builders as they get ready to tell their incredible story to a bigger audience.
City Forest Credits: The idea of urban forests is gaining traction thanks to City Forest Credits, a nonprofit carbon registry and certification organization, that is working to create greener and healthier urban environments. Articles in Yes! Magazine and Bloomberg shined the spotlight on their work.
Fast Penny Spirits: What a fun year for this female-founded, sustainably-minded amaro distillery. Jamie Hunt and Holly Robinson are making a difference in the local and national spirits industry. They have received tons of media coverage and major awards. It’s well deserved!
Leisure Care: From stellar work making sure their senior living communities remained healthy during COVID to cooking up fun events for residents in their 52 communities, the last couple of years have been busy for Leisure Care. We were grateful to partner with them on an Aging Well series for RevelEleven!
McKinstry Stauffer Yang: New messaging, a new look, a new logo, a polished website + a new name.
Mighty-O Donuts: Gotta love your ‘hole foods. This sustainably-minded donut company has led the way for the last 20 years when it comes to caring for community and planet earth. Have you signed up for their newsletter? It’s full of sweet details.
Montinore Estate: We helped them launch a new collection of wines from Washington State this summer. Cataclysm is named after the cataclysmic ice age Missoula Floods that shaped much of the grape growing regions of Washington State. Try it this holiday season. Plus a ton of coverage for Montinore and all of their delicious biodynamic wines.
Ohme Gardens: After being shutdown for the 2020 season, Ohme Gardens revamped their ticket office, celebrated record attendance + weathered wildfires that were way too close for comfort.
Proform Builds: Rolling out a new brand, a new website and a lot of new projects.
RevelEleven: What a year!! 62 speaker events and three fitness classes a week. We even held an in-person event for the first time in 18 months — on Aging Well: Mind, Body + Spirit, thanks to Leisure Care and its sponsorship.
Rogue Creamery: The Big Cheese for the Blue Cheese! We were thrilled to place Rogue Creamery into the NY Times! The last year has seen a lot of great coverage for this artisan cheese maker in Southern Oregon. It’s well deserved. The team is focused on being organic, sustainably-minded, community oriented (Cheese is Love) and the makers of award-winning cheese!
Studio AM Architecture | Interiors: Not one, but two covers of Luxe magazine for this dynamic team of architects and interior designers.  
Tribute: The future of mentorship for your remote workforce and beyond. Tribute has been adding customers and attracting investors. This shout-out in the Puget Sound Business Journal explains founder Sarah Haggard’s secret to success.
trücup: Connecting clients and creating partnerships – it’s what we love to do. This collaboration between trücup low acid coffee and Nutpods is one example.
Wenatchee: A couple of hours east of the Cascades is the outdoor activity mecca of Wenatchee. There is so much to do  – no matter the season. Check out this ski resort round-up and this guide to a family friendly weekend.

Seattle Dances: Vote for Joanie

Move over Fred and Ginger, here come Joanie and Andy.

Joanie is proud to be one of the dancers for Plymouth Housing’s Seattle Dances fundraiser and competition this year.

Ten local dancers will be paired with professionals to shimmy, sashay and shake their assets to raise money to help shelter the chronically homeless.

Joanie is already a bit nervous, but mostly excited, “Participating in Seattle Dances is an unusual mix of pleasure and anxiety for me. On the one hand, I love to dance. But I usually dance in the kitchen or other places where no one can see me. So the idea of dancing in front of people is definitely outside of my comfort zone. But I know that when I step out onto the dance floor I will be swept up in the moment, the music and, most importantly, the motivation of the event.”

We can’t wait to share more of Joanie’s dance moves leading up to the competition on Saturday, March 12. In the meantime, check out the Seattle Dances website and vote for Joanie!

We Love the Holidays!

Our PARSONS + CO team loves the holidays. Especially Joanie. She can’t wait to put up her Santa collection, create homemade wreaths for friends, and step into her cross-country skis. We are grateful to have been able to gather together a bit more this year. Thanks to vaccinations, boosters and a measure of patience and planning.


What don’t I love about the holidays? The lights, the snow, wrapping the presents, toasting friends and family, the snow, bundling up in cozy sweaters, sipping hot cocoa or a hot toddy, did I mention snow? I love the spirit of the season.


This year we are spending time with family. Cooking up a storm and enjoying the season, some snow and each other.


I love watching holiday movies with the family – Christmas Vacation and Elf, have us all laughing throughout the holidays. “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.”


Since I was little, every year over the holidays my family would take a trip to a home & garden store up north in Edmonds with my grandmother to pick out an ornament. In memory of my grandma, I still go with my family, my cousins and grandpa to pick out an ornament and enjoy the festive decor, and it’s my favorite tradition of the season!


The holidays are all about spending time with family and friends. I also like the festivity and creativity of all the holiday lights.

Jasper + Juno

Some guy with a red suit and a beard tried to break in last year, but we scared him off. Hoping he doesn’t come back this year – Joanie left out some cookies for us as a reward.

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