Connie Blumenthal

The Most Seasoned Real Estate Connoisseur in Greater Seattle and Mercer Island Luxury Real Estate Markets

A Day in the SPOTLIGHT with Cathi Hatch

This year has been such an adventure! I have kept very busy with numerous philanthropic events as well as helping investors connect with entrepreneurs  through the  ZINO Society. Some of my most recent philanthropic involvement includes  gathering more supporters for Camp Korey. Ken and I were so pleased to invite a few friends to join us at a "friendraiser" cocktail party for Camp Korey this past week.  About 70 people attended the party atop Queen Anne Hill at Camp Korey Board Member, Bridge Stuart's lovely historic home. Bridge talked about how the camp came to be founded at historic Carnation Farm owned by his family and his conversations with Tim Rose, who was looking for a place to found a camp to benefit other children who are suffering with life-altering medical conditions after his teenage son, Korey, passed away of cancer.  My husband, Ken Hatch, who is on the Camp Korey board and passionate about it invited party guests to bring their families and come join us at the Founder's Day party to see and find out more about Camp Korey on the afternoon of June 9th.

Most recently, ZINO Society produced our 4th annual ZINO Life Investment Forum at the Bellevue City Hall.  It was a jam-packed three and one-half hours full of life and energy and was an opportunity for thought leaders in the life sciences business sector and entrepreneurs who have developed companies in this area to gather together and exchange ideas and make connections.  In addition, we were able to feature ten medical device, diagnostics or healthcare IT companies who are looking for resources to our audience of around 130 investors, entrepreneurs and business professionals.

I have also just visited Koral Bar & Kitchen, in Bellevue to support Co-Owners Bradley Dickinson and Mikel Rogers who recently hosted a fantastic Master of Wine Monday for ZINO Society members and guests at their newest restaurant.  Koral is conveniently located in the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. The Master of Wine Monday featured winemaker was Kevin Correll of Barrage Cellars, a small Woodinville winery, whose first vintage was in 2005 that is now producing around 3,000 cases per year and specializes in varietals.  Kevin told the story of how he came upon the name of his winery by combining the works "barn" and "garage" since he began making wine in his garage in 1998.

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