We would like to thank everyone for 30 years of support.
We are proud to announce we were selected by Small Business Association as Washington State's Small Business of the year for 2018!
Dan receiving his award in Washington D.C. Pictured: Rich Shockley, Dan House, Jennifer Dye.
KeyBank's "Small Business is Key"
KeyBank recently chose House as the $20,000 winner of its “Small Business is Key” contest, the only grant of its size in KeyBank’s 15 state footprint. Fourteen other companies across KeyBank’s footprint were awarded a $5,000 grant in recognition of Small Business Month. The second-annual contest highlights the lasting impacts of small businesses. Each regional winner was selected based on its impact on the community it serves and the degree to which it makes the community a better place. The contest is an opportunity for KeyBank to invest back in communities and help them thrive, as supporting small businesses is core to its mission.
It is a small business grant to support your continued efforts in the community.
In July we participated in a small business fly-in at Washington D.C. along with a handful of other small businesses and independent authors that sell on Amazon. We met with key government officials and Congressional staff to talk about our business, why we got started, and how our business has grown as a result of selling on Amazon.
In 2017 Dan the Sausageman was selected as Seabear Company's 2016 Partner of the Year. This award is given annually to the company that has demonstrated a sincere and meaningful focus on helping build brands people love and, achieving financial success.
What else is Dan the Sausageman up to?
Besides running the sausage business, Dan is also the owner of Burien favorites Tin Room Bar and Tin Theater, and soon to be Burien Pizzeria (Opening Summer 2018), all located on 152nd Street in Olde Burien. Curious about the Theater? Check out this write up by Seattle Times authors Moira Macdonald, and Bethany Jean Clement. Dinner at a Movie..
- He has been able to use these business as an avenue to serve the community, and not just with martinis!
- In 2016 Dan, with the help of the Highline Schools Foundation started the Tin Ship Scholarship. So far they have given 3 Highline students full ride scholarships to a trade school of their choice. They plan on giving out 2 more scholarships this year as well!
Dan was also given a Community Service Award by the Puget Sound Educational Service District for his continued work with the Highline School District.
- In Jan. 2018 the Tin Room hosted a fundraising event for a local teenager Timmy Brodigan, who was injured in the Amtrak train derailment in Dupont. Dan donated 100% of foods proceeds, and over 250 sausages as fundraising items. Together with the community, we raised nearly $15,000 for Timmy and his family!