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‘Tis the Season at Stadium Place

It’s the season of giving and as a long time Northwest company, Pillar Properties is committed to giving back to the community.  As part of our Pillar Passions program, we select a local organization to support each quarter. 

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 We just wrapped up our efforts for Toys for Tots and the results were spectacular.

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Each of our properties and the team at the Seattle office put together a huge effort to help ensure that children in need were supported this holiday season. We also received donations from outside companies since our properties were official drop off locations for Toys for Tots.

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Our total donation for Toys for Tots this year comes to $40,000 in toys and cash.  We think that is an incredible effort and a ridiculously large donation given the size of our company.  Thank you to all of the residents and team members who helped make this effort successful!

DSC_2319[1] (2)To continue with the spirit of giving, we made sure to give our residents a time to come together and celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors! Stadium Place hosted a festive Holiday Brunch to spread the holiday cheer. The Stadium Place team woke up bright and early to cook a homemade smorgasbord of breakfast favorites and fresh Top Pot Seahawks doughnuts.

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The Marine’s from the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation joined us to raise our 12th Man Flag before the hawks game…even Santa made an appearance! Residents and team members brought generous Toys for Tots donations and enjoyed taking their pictures with the Marines. We were thrilled that the Marines left with full bellies and boxes of toys! At the end we raffled off prizes for all who participated…including a Seahawks autographed football and helmet! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

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Helpful Hints for the Holidays

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be stressed out! The holidays need to be a time for family and a time for giving…not just for giving you a headache.

Here are a few helpful hints to get you through this holiday season, well…at least get you through the stressful parts, hopefully after reading this you will be able to sit back and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!

If you’re going to a Holiday Party

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Gifts for the Holiday Hostess

3 Fresh Ideas for Host/Hostess Gifts

7 Ways to be the Perfect Party Guest

If you’re hosting a Holiday Party…

Holiday Hosting Short Cuts

Holiday Hosting Hack: two-ingredient recipes

13 Holiday Punch Recipes

Crockpot Cocktails for cold weather

If you’re hosting guests…

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Source: Domino

How to Host Without a Guest Room

Holiday Hosting: Guest Room Must-Haves

How to Prepare for Out-of-Town Guests

The One Thing Your Holiday Houseguests Won’t Tell You

10 Pre-Holiday Cleaning Tips and Tricks

If you’re drawing a gift giving blank…

Everyone on Your Holiday List

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Favorites for Seattle Food Lovers

If you’re not trying to  pack on the traditional holiday pounds…

50 Holiday Recipes You Won’t Regret in January

We asked Property Manager Sarah for a helpful holiday preparation hint:

Sarah (1 of 1)Sarah said holiday preparation should be fun! If you find yourself getting stressed, take a mental break. Sarah suggests taking a stroll to Delicatus for a deliciously comforting sandwich, save your cooking for the holiday parties!

 

Living the Dream at Stadium Place

One of the great things about Stadium Place is the community that’s formed among the people who live here.  It’s our pleasure to host events that bring everyone together.

We recently treated our residents to a night of luxury in our most coveted penthouse home in The Wave. Residents and friends sipped champagne and delighted in hors d’oeuvres and desserts while taking in the stunning city views. We wanted to make our residents feel like a million bucks as they enjoyed a one in a million view!

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Our friends from E. Smith Mercantile converted The Nolo lobby into a cocktail lounge perfect for hosting a Stadium Place cocktail hour. The famous cocktail crafters previewed their fall and winter cocktails as well as their scrumptious food pairings. It was the perfect way to welcome our residents home after a long day at work.

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Monday Night Football Party

The Seahawks Monday Night Football game was a full day of fun here at Stadium Place!

Our friends from King 5 turned our 5th floor podium into their broadcast studio for the day as the countdown to kickoff got rolling bright and early with the King 5 Morning Show.

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Behind the scenes of King 5 Morning News live at Stadium Place

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We loved having Joyce Taylor raise our 12th man flag live on King 5!

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@joycetaylorkingtv raising our #12thman flag live on @king5seattle! #countdowntokickoff #GoHawks #DETvsSEA

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The King 5 show included special guests including the Seahawks mascot, Blitz and the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline. Residents enjoyed meeting the King 5 team as well as the show’s special guests. They even got to have some fun playing anchor at the King 5 anchor desk!

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@bluethunderdrumline on @king5seattle live at Stadium Place! #countdowntokickoff #GoHawks #DETvsSEA #bluethunder

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This was also the day of the King 5 Northwest Harvest food drive at Stadium Place. Everyone that donated received a pair of twelfie sunglasses! Twelfie fans graciously donated food and cash that will be used to provide 22,000 meals for those in need in our area.

Happily loading up all of the food donations!

Happily loading up all of the food donations!

The King 5 team rocking their Twelfie shades!

King 5 team rocking their Twelfie shades!

Once it was time to get serious about the game, our team got serious with a resident party.  We served up an Oktoberfest inspired feast while cheering on the Hawks.  There were some very creative costumes to admire while we enjoyed bratwursts off the grill with all the fixings along with pretzels, tasty deserts and a German beverage or two!

Stadium Place residents having fun during the game!

Stadium Place residents having fun during the game!

To top off an already incredible day, the Seahawks beat the Detroit Lions 13 to 10! Go Hawks

Folds of Honor

Every quarter Pillar Properties selects a non-profit organization to support as part of our Pillar Passions Program.  As a locally owned private family company, we want to do all we can to make a difference in our community.

This quarter Pillar Properties is supporting Folds of Honor in their efforts to provide educational scholarships to the family members of American service men and women who are injured or killed in the line of duty.

For the month of September we partnered with the area golf courses to support this worthy organization. Pillar Properties purchased special Titleist Pro-V1 Patriot Golf Day golf balls to support Folds of Honor to give to our residents when they played at the participating golf courses.

We also had events at each of our properties to support Folds of Honor. Our incredibly talented maintenance team constructed a full-size miniature golf hole for our residents and team members to putt on. All it took was a donation to Folds of Honor to test your putt putt skills! Every hole-in-one made earned you a raffle ticket to win some pretty awesome prizes including gift cards, golf gear and swag from the 2015 U.S. Open!

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It was a perfect sunny day for putt putt at the Stadium Place Folds of Honor Event!

But of course, what’s an event without food! We wanted to be a little more creative than traditional BBQ so we catered in TAT’s  Philly Cheesesteaks with all the fixings!

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Residents racked up raffle tickets with their impressive putting skills! We loved to see how thrilled they were with their prizes.

It was a great day putting for a great cause!

Lady 12 Fashion Show

What a night! In support of The 12 Foundation The Nolo rooftop served as a sky-high runway to showcase some amazing fan fashion.

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Seahawks tight end Luke Willson enjoying the show!

The rooftop deck at The Nolo was transformed with lights and live music to showcase the glitz and glamour of Lady 12 apparel. This was the first fashion show for the line that is developed by Brendalyn and Joe Tafoya.  You may remember Joe from his days playing for the Hawks and his appearance in the first Super Bowl.  The runway also featured men’s fashion from current Seahawk Luke Willson’s Stormtech clothing line.

Check out the runway on our roof top deck!

Check out the runway on our roof top deck!

VIP seating lined the runway as local celebrities showed off this season’s hottest clothing designs! The breathtaking view from the rooftop was the perfect backdrop for the photographers waiting at the end of the runway capturing every step!

KING TV Joyce Taylor on the runway!

KING TV Joyce Taylor on the runway!

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Monica Hart in her Lady 12 fashions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Wright KING TV on the runway!

Mark Wright KING TV on the runway!

 

Joining Joe Tafoya to present the fashion and get the crowd excited was Margaret Larson, host of KING TV’s New Day Northwest.

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Joe Tafoya and KING TV Margaret Larson

After the show the evening’s models mingled with guests and posed for countless pictures! Grammy award winner Wanz sang to the crowd to top off the night!

Wanz singing for the crowd after the fashion show!

Wanz singing for the crowd after the fashion show!

We would say it was quite the fabulous night!

The gang from KING5 getting ready to rock the runway!

Luke Willson and the gang from KING5!

Where Can You Walk: Restaurants

They say location is everything, well then our residents at Stadium Place have it all!

Stadium Place sits right in the heart of Seattle’s most famous neighborhood, Pioneer Square. Packed with history, Pioneer Square has become a Seattle hot spot for revolutionary restaurateurs who have transformed the neighborhood into a true culinary destination.

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Eateries in Pioneer Square frequent the lists of Seattle’s “Best,” “Hottest,” and “Go to Now” restaurants. Conveniently for Stadium Place residents, the delicious dishes created at these establishments are being served just minutes from their apartments. You can’t beat living less than a 10 minute walk from your front door to some of the best culinary experiences in Seattle! The following is a list of just a few of our nearby favorites:

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“One-of-a-kind sports eatery” Zagat

Girin – 16.4ft: 3 second walk

“an upscale menu featuring highly flavored Korean dishes” Zagat

Radici – .1 miles: 2 minute walk

“from-scratch Italian lunch and dinner spot” Zagat

Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar – .1 miles: 2 minute walk

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Bar Sajor – .2 miles: 3 minute walk

“urbane dishes emphasizing local ingredients” Zagat

II Terrazzo Carmine – .2 miles: 4 minute walk

“‘legendary’ Pioneer Square Italian is ‘a must'” Zagat

II Corvo – .3 miles: 7 minute walk

“showcases chef Mike Easton’s meticulously handcrafted pastas and sauces” Zagat

Metropolitan Grill – .5 miles: 9 minute walk

“‘This old-school Downtown meatery is a ‘staple’ with the ‘power-lunch’ crowd” Zagat

Pre-Season Tailgate

Its football pre-season! OK, we know it’s not the real deal yet.  But we’re talking about the Hawks here so we get excited when they hit the field.  And this is the time for our beloved Hawks to get ready for the quickly approaching season…and for us to bring back our awesome Stadium Place game day parties!

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Tailgate party!! #GoHawks #DENvsSEA

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Not to brag but we were in regular season form for the first Seahawks pre-season game with our tailgate bash! The weather wasn’t a problem for us, residents enjoyed the game in the comfort of the Stadium Lounge with an amazing view of CenturyLink Field!  Of course a tailgate isn’t complete without delicious food…and lots of it! Our tables were stacked with piping hot pizzas and all the fixings for tasty cheesesteak sandwiches.

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I’d say we are definitely ready for some football! Go Hawks!

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Puget Sound Business Journal’s WA Best Workplaces

We are incredibly honored that Pillar Properties was recognized as one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2015 Washington’s Best Workplaces!

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Stadium Place Maintenance Team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stadium Place team along with the rest of the Pillar Properties team members took to Safeco Field at the Puget Sound Business Journal event rocking fabulous foam Pillar Properties cowboy hats to celebrate this truly phenomenal achievement! We had a great evening full of fun!

Way to go team!

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Megan, Lauren, and Nicole!

 

Congratulations Pillar Award Winner

Pillar Properties strives to continuously recognize team members for their exceptional work and tremendous dedication to upholding the Pillar Properties core values. While we believe each and every one of our team members is absolutely amazing, every quarter we highlight a particular individual by awarding them with The Pillar Award.

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This quarter our Pillar Award winner is Nicole Kellogg, the Assistant Property Manager at Stadium Place. We chose to honor Nicole this quarter for her ability to inspire her team. Nicole has played a vital role in the success of Stadium Place since our opening. Her positivity and can-do attitude is infectious! Nicole gets to choose from some pretty sweet prizes and we hope she picks something that involves her to be spoiled for a bit.  She deserves it!

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Earlier this year Nicole received the 2015 Emerald Award for Assistant Community Manager of the Year. This annual awards presentation, sponsored by the Washington Multi Family Housing Association (WMFHA), honors the top performers in the apartment industry in the Pacific Northwest.

Source: WMFHA.org

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Awesome Job Nicole! We appreciate your commitment and we are extremely proud to have you on our team!