Publisher’s Letter

Sweetness of the Season

In this issue of ShowCase Magazine we celebrate the sweetness of the season and introduce you to philanthropic organizations, businesses, innovators and locals who are leaving a “sweet legacy” to inspire us. What better time than the holidays to recognize and thank our community leaders for their efforts in making the Puget Sound vibrant and prosperous.

We are pleased to introduce Kelly Wilson, chairwoman of Homeless Backpacks. The organization provides backpacks filled with food for homeless middle and high school students. She is admired for her dedication to meeting students’ basic needs in our community.

Speaking of community, we are honored to share the news of our automotive legacy being preserved by the new America’s Automotive Trust. David Madeira, CEO, leads the coalition that is building an endowment intended to continue our automotive history, which will translate into a legacy for generations to come.

With a rich depth and local history, we congratulate Batdorf and Bronson, which celebrates 30 years in Olympia with a pas-sion for coffee and a reputation for supporting the community.

Also in our cuisine section, ShowCase Magazine fleshes out “How sweet it is,” our favorite local spots to savor a sweet treat and Washington Wine favorites to dazzle your company and family during the holiday season.

We truly appreciate the work of our featured organizations and individuals. ShowCase Magazine reminds you to be deliberately generous and give back during this season and throughout the year.

Whether you are reading this in print, online or from one of our social media platforms, we are glad you have joined us to celebrate the sweetness of the South Sound this season.

Warmest Regards,
robin lucas | publisher