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Port of Seattle Accelerator Graduation

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Seattle, WA (December 11, 2023): La Union Studio is excited to announce that our team has completed the Port of Seattle Business Accelerator Program in partnership with Business Impact Northwest. This program is a comprehensive ten-week business development initiative tailored for women and minority-owned small businesses, along with small enterprises in South King County. In addition, this program provides mentorship, networking opportunities and necessary skills to grow businesses and take steps towards partnering with the Port of Seattle and other agencies and primes. 

The graduation ceremony for the third annual Port of Seattle Business Accelerator Program took place on November 30, 2023 and the Co-Founders of La Union Studio, Sonia-Lynn Abenojar and Sergio Legon-Talamoni were on hand for the event.

“Empowerment is our mission,” said Legon-Talamoni who is also the firm’s Director of Design & Culture. “We are honored to be part of this elite program and we are pumped to share and deploy the wisdom gained on this adventure. Get ready to ride the wave with us as we continue shaping the business landscape in our community”. 

The Port of Seattle consists of the city’s Seaport in addition to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Port has a significant impact on Seattle and surrounding areas as one of the largest  employers in the Pacific Northwest.

About La Union Studio

Led by founders Sonia-Lynn Abenojor and Sergio Legon-Talamoni, La Union Studio is a full-service, architectural and interior design studio based in Seattle, Washington. Our studio specializes in the tenant improvements of cultural, retail, hospitality, multi-family and custom single family residential projects. Our designs reflect the beautifully diverse identities of our clients - their community - and the broader fabric of the neighborhood.Some of our clients included Phin Vietnamese Coffee, Raised Doughnuts & Cakes, Bahtoh, 20 Oz Tea, Hood Famous Cafe & Bar and Boon Boona Cafe.

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What clients are saying about us

I recommend La Union Studio all the time. They are easy to work with, it felt like a collaboration the entire time, they listen to your wants and desires and really do a great job of incorporating them as well as their own styles to make it incredible.

Mi Kim, Owner, Raised Doughnuts & Cakes

What clients are saying about us

Trusting the process with this team is simple, because they understand the reality of running a business. We trust they will accommodate your needs & the end result will be special.

Maxwell Heigh, Founder, Heigh Connects Food Group

What clients are saying about us

Sergio and Sonia are a perfect balance of accessible and professional, of community-based and institutionally-connected. They can help bridge the often totally disparate worlds of small business and commercial development. Their design solutions to complicated problems are intuitive and straightforward.

Matthew Richter, Interim Executive Director, Cultural Space Agency

What clients are saying about us

La Union Studio has helped us connect with people from the community that we were not in connection with before this project, which allowed more people to know Chebogz's story and legacy. They also have your back when issues rise and they do it in a way that doesn't scare the clients. They care!

Patrixia Paraiso, Owner, CheBogz Filipino Food

What clients are saying about us

With Sergio and Sonia, you get two people who are insanely intelligent, incredibly creative, but also really patient. I really appreciate their ability to stick to a timeline, to meet deadlines, to continue to push and to reach a vision.

Gavin Sullivan, Owner, Madrona Bureau