Mostly Women and a Few Good Men

Though ZINO Society has included many women entrepreneurs over the past almost 9 years that we have been featuring pitches by entrepreneurs seeking funding, I am excited about the brand-new  investment forum we are hosting on May 20th, ZINO Woman Intentional Investment Forum,  which is strictly devoted to featuring only women entrepreneurs pitching.  Though the… Continue Reading

Gordon Kuenster, a Quiet Giant

Recently, a good friend of ours, Gordon Kuenster, passed away due to leukemia.  Over the past 30 years or more, along with his wife, Diane, we have been good family friends spending time boating together, playing tennis, skiing, attending each other’s birthday parties, celebrating holidays and family milestones. Watching a friend die has been hard… Continue Reading

Ring in 2014 New Year’s Day Brunch

Cathi Hatch with hostess Jan Rogers Yesterday, Ken and I went to an entirely delightful New Year’s Day brunch at the home of talented friend and amazing hostess, Jan Rogers.  No one can set a table like Jan can do and her two tables were exquisite with lots of gold candles, gold netting, and gold… Continue Reading

Sending Wishes Aloft on New Year’s Eve

Michael Sandoval & Ken Hatch with Seahawks Tree Ken and I enjoyed celebrating New Year’s Eve with our friends who live on the water in West Seattle.  Their home was decorated with lights and swags from the top of their driveway throughout the interior of the home as well.  One of my favorite decorations was… Continue Reading

The Stockings Were Hung and the Creatures Were Stirring . . .

Race car drivers Spencer Hatch, Andrew Hatch, Jackson Hatch, Cutter Laramore & Bode Laramore Sunday we celebrated Hatch Family Christmas with all our children and grandchildren that could be in Seattle to join in the festivities.  We missed Ken’s daughter Liffy, and my son Justin and his family, but otherwise everyone else was there for… Continue Reading

Single Malt Scotch Tasting with ARCS Members

Single Malt Scotch Tasting with ARCS Members

The production of Scotch Whisky. Last week I attended a Scotch tasting and dinner for women only at Jacque & Rick Doane’s beautiful Yarrow Point home that had been purchased at the Seattle Chapter of the ARCS Foundation Auction earlier this year.  It turned out to be the auction item which raised the most money because… Continue Reading

SVP Fast Pitch Showdown

Wednesday night at McCaw Hall was the culmination of over 11 months work for ZINO Society in partnership with Social Venture Partners to produce their 3rd Annual SVP Fast Pitch Showdown.  There were literally thousands of details and decisions that were made over that space of time and hundreds of hours invested by entrepreneur innovators,… Continue Reading

A Spooktacular Party!

A Spooktacular Party!

All the witches, ghouls and devils along with cowboys, cowgirls, Indians, pirates, golfers, pimps and mob bosses gathered for a Spooktacular Dinner Party at the home of Arlene Wright.  From Hunt’s Point Road down through the driveway, front courtyard and into the house, every surface was decorated with spider’s webs, bats, pumpkins, witches, spiders, skulls… Continue Reading