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Want a tour of Theo’s Chocolate?

About 15 years ago, it was only a dream… make Theo Chocolate the best in the world. But it goes beyond making incredible chocolate. Theo’s mission is to help create a beautiful, compassionate and enduring world by responsibly making delicious and inspiring products for everyone. All from the Center of the Universe!
And managing that brand today is CEO Etienne Patout, our program speaker.
Today, more and more customers expect brands and a business to have not just functional benefits but a social purpose. How do you create a world-class brand? Build customer loyalty? Instill company values into employees? Build a global supplier partners network who share your values? Make your passion profitable? Make your business marketing more than just an advertisement? Those questions and more will be addressed at our September membership meeting.
Brouwer’s Cafe @ 400 N 35th Street
Members: $25 / Non-Members: $30
Theo Chocolate is offering a free small group, 30-minute tour of the factory following our meeting.
There is limited space, so please RSVP when you register.

Register here!

About Etienne Patout

Etienne took the Theo Chocolate’s helm April 9, 2018, succeeding co-founder and former CEO Joe Whinney.
With a reputation for reinvention and innovation in leadership roles across several consumer goods companies, Etienne brings a breadth of experience to Theo. He held senior leadership roles at the Kellogg Co., including general manager-wholesome snacks for Kellogg’s and Kashi brands; v.p. of innovation for the cereal division; general manager-Pop Tarts; and director for acquisitions and long lead innovation.
Preceding his work with Kellogg’s brands, he held a number of marketing leadership roles for brands at Kraft Foods including Oscar Mayer, Back to Nature and Boca Burger and served as director of acquisitions & global partnerships.
Most recently, Etienne served as chief marketing officer for Pharmavite, maker of Nature Made and Mega Foods vitamins and supplements, the leading brands in the mass and natural channels. While at Pharmavite, he led brand development; consumer and shopper Insights; media and advertising; new product development; and corporate strategy.
Thank you to our sponsor, Seattle Pacific University!
Thank you to our venue, Brouwer’s Cafe!
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With 100 beers and 50 breweries, Fremont is hailed as one of the top 10 places in the world to celebrate Oktoberfest! #FOKT


Fremont Oktoberfest, a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, returns this September 20th, 21st & 22nd with 100+ Beers & Ciders in tow. Let’s party in the street! Prost! Get your tickets here.  It takes 700+ volunteers to make Oktoberfest happen, come be part of the experience. Check out all of the awesome volunteer benefits including FREE admission and beer! Become one of our amazing volunteers!
Fremont Oktoberfest benefits the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization that supports Shop Local, is responsible for procuring and maintaining most of the amazing public art on display throughout the Fremont neighborhood, and celebrates individual talents and creativity to further develop the community, promote business, and education opportunities in Fremont.
Flow Fitness Fremont
September 1st-30th
Celebrating 27 Years Supporting Our Community
September 8th @ 10AM-4PM, rain or shine
3401 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
September 10th @ 5PM-7:30PM
Broadway Performance Hall
Face to Face will focus on the critical races in districts 1, 2, 3 and 7.
September 13th @ 9AM-2PM
Mercer Island Community Center
September 14th @ 12-3PM
Fremont Mischief
Captains for a CURE fundraiser and auction is hosted by Fremont Mischief Distillery, Trident Seafoods, Cameron Catering, and five of your favorite “Deadliest Catch*” Captains, all with the goal of raising $250,000 benefiting the American Parkinson Disease Association! Can’t attend? You can participate online and make your donation here.
The Big DigAmerican Cancer Society
September 15th @ 11AM-4PM
Cedar Mountain Reclamation Facility
Tickets are $5.
Friday, September 20th: 5PM-12AM
Saturday, September 21st: 12PM-12AM
Sunday, September 22nd: 12PM-6PM
Beer, Cider, Seltzer, Kombucha – you name it, we got it – Fremont Oktoberfest is Seattle’s Largest Beer Festival after all!
September 21st @ 6PM – 10PM
Fremont Arts Council
Green Lake Park
A night of networking for a cause is brewing at Lagunitas Seattle TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary
Come enjoy a free event supporting Seattle Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk.
This occasion will feature FREE Seattle Baking grilled cheese sandwiches, music, and chances to win AMAZING prizes!
All ages and fur babies welcome.
So come one, drink all– it couldn’t be easier to support the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds from this evening will benefit Seattle Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Register here!

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A Special Thanks to our Premier Center of the Universe Members!

Thank You Cosmos Members for your Generous Support!

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