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Meet the Pros: Celebrating Women in the Trades in Seattle

Tuesday March 10th • by Christina Nelson

Meet four women who are changing the face of traditionally male-dominated industries in Seattle. They tell us about their journeys and contributions to their communities.

Read This Before You Call A Locksmith: 8 Tips to Avoid Locksmith Scams

Wednesday February 26th • by Della Glein

Consider yourself warned: over the last few years, locksmith scams have become more prevalent in communities across the country. We've got tips and tricks to help you avoid becoming a victim.

5 Pros You Need to Buy a Home

Monday February 10th • by Siri Angeles

Are you contemplating home ownership, but not sure where to start? This week on the blog we teamed up with Seattle real estate experts and fellow Fresh Chalkers Cassie Walker Johnson and Jeremy Johnson to bring you a list of the essential pros you need to buy your first home.

How to Win Best Valentine 2020

Thursday February 6th • by Amy Pennington

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and Fresh Chalk is here to help. Check out our very-Seattle guide to 25+ unique Valentine's Day gifts and experiences, and mix things up for once this year!

Meet the Pro: Kristen Cole of Madres Kitchen

Tuesday January 28th • by Liz Pearce

Meet Kristen Cole of Madres Kitchen. Madres Kitchen is a women-owned, full-service caterer who specializes in creating local and seasonal event menus with the bounty of the Pacific Northwest.

We're Launching Karmafest on Dec 2nd

Tuesday November 26th • by Liz Pearce

Introducing Karmafest! Fresh Chalk wants to thank YOU for everything you have done this year. We've come up with a fun way to put your karma points to good use and win awesome prizes!

Fresh Funding

Monday November 25th • by Liz Pearce

Check out Fresh Chalk's recent funding news and learn about Karmafest, coming to Fresh Chalk in December!

Meet the Pro: Erika Ramberg of Substantial

Tuesday November 12th • by Meredith Fife

Fresh Chalk talks to Erika Ramberg about her journey to becoming a yoga teacher and how she came to make a career leap into the tech world.

Meet the Pros: Doulas Making a Difference

Thursday October 17th • by Tom Laramee

Fresh Chalk chats with a group of doulas who are committed to helping expecting mothers in local underserved communities navigate our complicated healthcare system and have a great birth experience.

150k Small Business Website Teardown Part Three: WordPress

Wednesday October 9th • by Adam Doppelt

This chapter focuses on 70,000 SMB websites that run WordPress, which represents about 45% of the total dataset from prior chapters. Take a close look at how WP performs on a variety of hosting providers, if Cloudflare improves performance, and how plugins/themes impact speed and Google search.

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