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• Seattle-based Uwajimaya announced yesterday that it has named Stephanie Steiner as VP of Sales & Marketing; Steiner previously was Director of Sales & Marketing at Unified Grocers / SuperValu, and a grocery merchandiser with PCC Community Markets.

Uwajimaya also named Stephen Keller as VP of Finance, saying that he “brings a wide range of experience from his former finance roles in technology, apparel retail and manufacturing including local favorite, Eddie Bauer.”

Finally, Uwajimaya announced that is has added “iconic Northwest chef, restaurateur, author and entrepreneur, Tom Douglas, to its Board of Directors.”
KC's View:
Had to mention this last one … because Tom Douglas is, after all, the owner of Etta’s, which is my “local” whenever I’m in Seattle, and is the home base of Morgan, the best bartender on the planet.