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Washington Multi Family Housing Association Awards Finalists: Megan, Nicole, Lauren and Tyler

We are always excited to see our team members get recognized for their outstanding job, and it’s even more exciting to have four of our team members get recognized. It’s not an easy task to become an Emerald Awards finalists, but Megan Vallor, Lauren Reel, Nicole Kellogg and Tyler Patton showcased their abilities and passion to work individually and as team members. Here are the categories they were nominated and finalists in:

Megan Vallor, Property Manager of the Year. Her leadership and continued growth have been the driving force behind Stadium Place’s overall success and continued progress.Megan Vallor

Nicole Kellogg, Assistant Property Manager of the Year. Her amazing communication skills, passion and team work have made her an incredible leader and an essential part of Stadium Place success.Nicole Kellogg

Lauren Reel, Leasing Consultant of the Year. Her customer service efforts and willingness to go the extra mile have showcased her commitment to providing a Quietly Awesome experience at every level of engagement.Lauren Reel

Tyler Patton, Maintenance Supervisor of the Year. He has shown a strong history of performance success and great leadership to maintain a successful maintenance operations team.Tyler Patton

 

Additionally, Stadium Place is also a finalist in the category of New Development of the Year. And we want to dedicate this nomination to our amazing team members and everyone at Pillar Properties who made this possible.

Stadium Place

This annual awards presentation, sponsored by the Washington Multi Family Housing Association (WMFHA), honors the top performers in the apartment industry in the Pacific North West.

Source: WMFHA.org

Source: WMFHA.org

It’s a long road to becoming a finalist and we couldn’t be more excited to see them recognized for all they do. After submitting written information about their work, they were interviewed in person by a judging committee. Only the best make it to the finals.

They are each going against four other finalists for their individual category. The Emerald Awards Ceremony will be held next Thursday February 12, and we will know then if they are the winners or not. In our minds, they are already winners and we are happy to have them in our team.

Please join us in congratulating Megan, Nicole, Lauren and Tyler on their accomplishment of becoming a WMFHA Emerald Awards finalists.

Thank you Residents for Helping Collect 75,000 Meals for Northwest Harvest

We are proud of our partnership with KING5 to cheer on the Seahawks and help fill the shelves at Northwest Harvest.  We hosted a food drive at our property and everyone who donated got a pair of these cool KING5 #twelfie shades!

Team members Megan and Zenani showing off the #twelfie glasses!

Team members Megan and Zenani showing off the #twelfie glasses!

And while the Seahawks didn’t quite bring home the victory (so close!), the big winner was Northwest Harvest as generous fans from all over Puget Sound donated more than 75,000 meals in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

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KING5 was live during their morning news outside of The Wave leasing office on Super Blue Friday with a long line of 12s patiently waiting to donate and get their #twelfie glasses!

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We even had some little 12s wait in line to donate!

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We want to thank our residents and everyone else who was part of the food drive, we couldn’t have done it without you!

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We donated, too! Our VP of Multi Family Operations, Diana Norbury and VP of Construction and Plan Operations, Scott Haines presented a check to Northwest Harvest live on KING5 News!

Super Bowl XLIX: The Party is ON!

We’re assuming all you can think about this week is the Seahawks playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday—that’s all we can think about, too!

Let us indulge in this Hawks fever together with every other living person in the city!

Let’s talk party! Whether you are hosting your own party, going to a friend’s party or going out to celebrate with all other 12s, we have the best food, drinks and places to guarantee you’ll enjoy the Super Bowl!

Source: PartyCity.com

Source: PartyCity.com

Impress your friends by making one of these for your Super Bowl party, or bring it to your friend’s party—they’re crowd pleasers!

Source: MyNorthwest.com

Source: MyNorthwest.com

Don’t forget the Seahawks-themed snacks!

Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

Oh, and be sure to make a Russells Sprouts Cheese Dip—get it?

Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

What better way to support the Hawks than with Seattle-made drinks!

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Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

For those of you going out—our team recommends these hopping bars in our neighborhood!

Photo by Seattle Met Magazine

Photo by Seattle Met Magazine

Or just stay at home and watch on the big screen in our theater room or our rooftops!

Pre-game holiday brunch

And remember, ANYTHING is possible. GO HAWKS!

What’s Next for the Seahawks? NFC Championship

The Seahawks advanced to the NFC Championship! We all know that but here’s what you need to know about last week’s game, the upcoming game, and what YOU can do about all of it.

Saturday 10 Playoffs game Carolina Panthers VS Seattle Seahawks

Last week’s game was, to say the least, what us 12s live for. While the Panthers had more rushing yards (132-100), more first downs (21-16), and plays (68-52) than our beloved Seahawks, the Seahawks won their 8th straight post season home game.

The highlight of the game was: Kam Chancellor’s 90-yard pick-six, which is tied for the 5th-longest in NFL postseason history and is the longest since James Harrison in SB XLIII.

Sunday 18 NFC Championship game Green Bay Packer vs Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are favored to win the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers, according to Seattle Pi’s Nick Eaton. Not only that, but they are also favored to return to the Super Bowl.

Photo by Seattle Seahawks

Photo by Seattle Seahawks

And while the Seahawks have already defeated the Packers in Week 1, CBS Sports says these are two different teams today.

Regardless, we are hopeful because we have seen our Seahawks grow week after week and it has led them here: fighting for the NFC Championship title.

Photo by: Seattle Seahawks

Photo by: Seattle Seahawks

If you are as excited as we are about this game, then you must need tickets. And for those of us who were not able to line up on Tuesday to purchase tickets at CenturyLink Field, make sure you purchase tickets at the Official Ticket Exchange of the NFL to ensure the tickets are verified.  Nothing worse than getting to the game and finding your tickets are no good.

Still don’t have tickets to Sunday’s game? The Puget Sound Business Journal says you should make friends with someone who lives at Stadium Place, and we agree! Stadium Place decks and apartments have the best view of the game in town!  And we should be able to hear the Alice in Chains halftime concert too!

Photo by Seattle Seahawks

Photo by Seattle Seahawks

If you aren’t able to make it to the game, but you still want in on the fun, then we can recommend two great game-day bars that can still get you close to the action. There’s a catch though, be sure to get here bright and early so you can get a good spot!

Photo by Seattle Met Magazine

Photo by Seattle Met Magazine

Three Steps to Go Green this New Year

Happy New Year!

Stadium Place and Pillar Properties, we join you in caring about the impact we have on the environment. Our New Year’s resolution is to become even more environmentally friendly, and we have some information to share that will help you do the same.

Our timing is good because the City of Seattle is enforcing a new garbage law starting January 1, requiring all Seattle residents to compost and recycle. You can read more about that here.

Many of us associate being ‘green’ with recycling. But there are actually three steps: reduce, reuse and then recycle.

  1. Reduce:

Reducing the impact you have on the environment can be very simple, by just changing some small things in your daily life. Here are some easy ideas you can adopt:

  • Look for products with compostable packaging (such as Cedar Grove) or suggest that your local stores use compostable products.
  • Reduce the number of disposable items in your household (see #2 for ideas.)
  • Donate your unwanted items to your local Goodwill, rather than throwing them away.
  • Compost as much as you can. Here are some helpful tips:
    • Obtain a compost bucket and bags to compost food scraps at home.
    • Ask one of our team members for a compost bucket and where to dispose of your compost when your bucket is full.
    • The image below shows you what can be composted, for a list of compostable items, click here.

      Source: U.S. Department of Energy

  1. Reuse:

Reusing may require you to think outside of the box. Sometimes you may have to go the extra mile, but it will pay off by saving you money and energy. Here are some ideas on how to reuse your items:

  • Instead of throwing it away, reuse it. Here are five things we should never throw away and how to reuse them.
  • Save over 544,000 trees by replacing your virgin fiber paper towels with 100% recycled ones.
  • Even better, here are three ways to replace disposable products in your kitchen. Tip: if you can’t live without disposable paper towels or napkins, be sure to compost them.
  • Tired of paying for your grocery bags at the store? Do you have unwanted old t-shirts laying around? Here is a tutorial on how to make your own reusable, no-sew t-shirt tote bags. Tip: put your reusable bags in the car so you never forget them.
  • Purchase a reusable water bottle, instead of bottled water.

    Source: DailyTech.com

    Source: DailyTech.com

  1. Recycle:

Recycling is the most common practice of all three steps for many, but the reality is, there is more to recycling than throwing an aluminum can in the recycling bin. Here is how you can do more:

  • When possible, purchase items made of recycled materials by looking for the recycle sign on packaging.
  • Purchase items with little to no packaging.
  • Bring your own mug for coffee/tea to reduce paper cup waste.
  • There are many household items that can be recycled that we aren’t aware of. Here is a list of ten things you didn’t know you could recycle.

    Source: Flckr / CC by 2.0

    Source: Flckr / CC by 2.0

Easy Tips to Refresh Your Apartment for 2015

Join a gym, eat more vegetables, get a promotion…paint the living room? The beginning of a new year often centers on changes and improvements, but typically the focus is on ourselves—our health, our relationships, our jobs. When writing our list of resolutions, we tend to forget one of the most important parts of ourselves: our homes.

Regardless of whether we have a good day or a bad day, our home is where we spend our time. The environment we live in is critical to our success, so why not give the apartment a few updates this year? Try these “home improvements” to start 2015 feeling fresh, recharged, and ready to take on your resolutions.

Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

Move it around
One of the easiest, quickest ways to change your environment is rearranging your furniture. Maybe try a new angle for your bed, move your couches around or try creating feng shui in your living room.

Update the color
It may be time to try a new color on your walls—look into fun removable wallpaper, find a new paint shade or create an accent wall. Pick a color or design that will give you energy.

Add some new pops of color
If you’re not ready for new colors on your wall, add pops of color where you can. Adding a new rug, bringing in some exotic plants, or finding fun throws and pillows are easy color additions.

Change the little details
If you’re looking for even smaller changes, find the little details in your apartment. Replace the knobs on your dressers or kitchen cabinets, find new prints for your wall decor, or swap in new photos for your frames.

Expand the space
Similar to adding new details, you can update your apartment by removing details to create space. End the year by de-cluttering unnecessary items or collecting donations for your local Goodwill. You can also expand the space in your rooms with new mirrors.

Give it an upgrade
If you really want to up the ante this year, add some fun tech and home products to improve your productivity. Easy gadgets include a Broom Groomer to help you clean, a Smart Dashboard to stay up-to-date, a Space Bar Monitor to organize your desk, and an Over-the-Door Drying Rack to maximize space.

Have Yourself a White Christmas

You can watch the weather channel tirelessly.  You can try doing the “snow dance.”  You can play “Let It Snow” on repeat.  You can close your eyes and make a wish.  Try as you might, a snowy landscape can be hard to come by in the Pacific Northwest.  Rather than keep peeking out your window each morning in hopes of some flakes, you can make your own snow scene.  Gather a few supplies ahead of time and you’ll be ready to make your own White Christmas this year.  Get ready for your apartment to become transformed into a winter wonderland.

Make your own snow
Try some new spins to the classic paper snowflake patterns.  If you have a hot glue gun, you can create your own unique snowflake formations to decorate your windows.  Or roll up some paper into these gorgeous quill snowflakes to hang around your apartment.

Source: We Lived Happily Ever After

Source: We Lived Happily Ever After

Eat some snow
A snow day is not complete without closing your eyes, poking your tongue out, and catching some delightful flakes.  You can make your own edible snow by decorating fluffy white meringue snowflakes or baking powdery Russian Tea Cakes.

Source: Babble

Source: Babble

Build a snowman
You can pass on the freezing toes and wet gloves, but still build your very own Frosty.  All you need is some paper and scissors to take over your door with a fun paper snowman craft.  If you’re partial to creating in the kitchen, build these delicious melting snowman cookies.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Sip a frosty cocktail
Since you won’t be cold from playing outside, you can instead warm up with some boozy cocktails.  Sip the flavors of winter with this Coconut Cream Martini or create a frosty concoction with this Vodka Snowflake Cocktail.  Cheers!

Source: A Night Owl

Source: A Night Owl

Add some winter décor
If your apartment has some extra mason jars available, you’re prepared to build some fun winter crafts.  Gather some Epsom salt to add piles of snow to your candles or build your very own snow globes!

Source: Julie Ann Art

Source: Julie Ann Art

Giving Back this Holiday Season

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than giving back? As a locally-owned private family company, we are committed to doing our part to make our community a better place. So, we joined with Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to help ensure every child has something to unwrap this Holiday season.
This past Sunday, to wrap up our toy drive, we invited our residents for a pre-game holiday brunch. We cooked up a full menu including gourmet coffee, a waffle bar, mimosas and much more. We also invited not only our residents, but former Seahawks player, Joe Tafoya, and the Marines from Toys for Tots to help us collect toys.

Photo Credit to Grace Kim- www.ghkim.com

Photo Credit to Grace Kim – www.ghkim.com

Mimosas and More

With our new raise the flag tradition, we invited Joe Tafoya and the Marines from Toys for Tots to help us raise the 12 flag from the rooftop deck at The Wave shortly before the Seahawks’ game against the 49ers kicked off.

We wanted to thank our residents for their amazing contributions, as we were able to collect over ten bins full of toys to donate to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

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5 Essentials for Effortless Entertaining

Were you given the honor of hosting duties this year? Have you been dreading that mark on your calendar, overwhelmed at the pressure of pulling together the perfect event?

Before you spend any more time worrying, remember that the holidays are a time to be surrounded by your loved ones and celebrating their company. Rather than stress over your errands and menu, check out these easy, effortless holiday essentials for your party. Here’s everything you need to throw a fabulous night and wow your guests.

Source: Fashionable Hostess

Source: Fashionable Hostess

 

  1. Warm holiday-scented candles: lighting a few candles throughout your apartment helps set the mood and create a warm, comforting atmosphere.
Source: Good Housekeeping

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

  1. Bar cart stocked with seasonal cocktails: the best way to get a party started is the drinks.
Source: Hank and Hunt

Source: Hank and Hunt

 

  1. A bountiful, colorful cheese board: pick out a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits, and crackers for easy appetizers.
Source: Chic Coastal Living

Source: Chic Coastal Living

 

  1. Hand-crafted place settings: delight your guests with special name cards as an added touch.
Source: The Kitchn

Source: The Kitchn

 

  1. Don’t let them leave empty-handed: pick out your favorite treat to pass out among partygoers before they leave.
Source: Swanky Recipes

Source: Swanky Recipes