Hundreds of businesses (and some individuals) will make Seattle's swarm of swine possible by sponsoring artists to adorn pigs. Don't miss out! Wallow in this great opportunity to invest in a fun and fanciful public art exhibit and help the Pike Place Market Foundation bring home the bacon. Various sponsorship levels are available.
The following sponsors have adopted pigs to help turn this walk into a real parade!
Metropolitan Improvement District (MID)
Pigs on Parade is presented by the Metropolitan Improvement District's (MID) Retail Core Neighborhood. Making Seattle the greatest city in the world takes a community effort. That's why more than 600 property owners in Downtown Seattle joined together to form the MID, a special initiative financed by a self-imposed assessment on properties. By focusing on four primary needs-public safety, cleaning & maintenance, neighborhood marketing, and research & development the MID strives to make Downtown Seattle an attractive, safe, and exciting place to live, work, and visit. The Retail Core Neighborhood in the heart of Downtown is home to dozens of upscale national and international stores and restaurants, representing the finest shopping and dining area in the city. For more information on the MID, visit DowntownSeattle.com.
Saltmine has always been active in our community, and our long-term relationship with the Pike Place Market shows our support for downtown Seattle. But our main reason for sponsoring this event is that we really wanted a pig. A big fiberglass pig! What could be cooler? We were even able to strike a neighborly deal with the Pigs on Parade folks; we got our pig in exchange for site development, design, and a year of hosting. Everyone's happy. And we're doing our part to fill the city with pigs. Do we do more? Certainly. Saltmine is an integrated services firm based in Seattle with additional offices in London and Chicago. We specialize in solving challenges in software development, consulting, marketing, branding, and wireless. And we like pigs.
A desire to support the Pike Place Market Foundation and a weakness for really cute pigs provided all the encouragement AT&T Broadband needed to become a presenting sponsor of Pigs on Parade. A business unit of AT&T, AT&T Broadband is the nation's largest cable television company, delivering video, voice, and data services through the cable that is already in most homes. Oh, and before we forget, keep on eye out for our Pigs on Parade promotional bus wrap. Once you see it, we think you will develop a fondness for pigs too.
Starbucks Coffee Company
Starbucks Coffee Company is proud to be associated with Pigs on Parade and the Market Foundation. Starbucks' first location is in the heart of the Pike Place Market and is an integral part of the fabric of the Market Community.
Nordstrom is thrilled to be a sponsor of Pigs on Parade and its first "poster pig." Nordstrom opened its doors in Seattle as a shoe store in 1901 and remains committed to the energy and vitality of the downtown community.
The Pike Place Market
The Pike Place Market PDA is proud to support the Market Foundation thereby assisting programs that help the Market community and we're thrilled to sponsor a pig decorated by Market craftsperson Roger Bogers. The Pike Place Market has provided farm-fresh produce and other goods and services to shoppers since 1907, and has been home to the original Rachel the pig since 1986. The PDA staff and Council work hard to keep the Market a great place to shop, work, and live. For more information, visit pikeplacemarket.org.
Washington Mutual has a vibrant tradition of giving back to the communities in which it does business. In fact, the company was founded to help Seattle citizens rebuild their homes and lives after a fire swept through the city in 1889. Today, Washington Mutual continues to invest in communities through employee volunteerism, grants, and sponsorships. Pigs on Parade is a natural fit. And after all, piggy banks are part of what we do.
KING5 Television is thrilled to be part of Pigs on Parade. For over 50 years, "The Home Team" has been a part of the Northwest, supporting a wide-variety of non-profit agencies that make our community a place we're all proud to call home.
UPS was founded in downtown Seattle in 1907, just like The Pike Place Market. While UPS has grown to become the world's largest express carrier and package delivery company, we have never forgotten our humble beginnings in Seattle. UPS is committed to the Seattle community and is proud to be a part of local community programs such as Pigs on Parade. Please stop by the UPS Store in Westlake Park (1514 4th Avenue) and meet our Pig who is happily on display.
The New York Times is pleased to participate in Pigs on Parade and proud to be a part of the Seattle scene. While New York is in our name, we are a national newspaper with an international perspective. Every day of the week, we bring a breadth and depth to our coverage of politics, business, the arts, science, and technology that readers in Seattle and in every other city across the country can find nowhere else. The Times is available in stores throughout the Seattle area.
The Garrigan Lyman Group
The Garrigan Lyman Group is the official marketing agency for Pigs on Parade. GLG helped create all the advertising, marketing, and promotional merchandise for the Pike Place Market Foundation's successful fundraiser. When not promoting pigs, GLG provides marketing strategy and creative services to business clients from its offices in Seattle, New York, and San Francisco.
The MID Retail Core
Starbucks Coffee Company
Party Pigs (Event Sponsors)
Nordstrom (Poster Pig sponsor)
Pike Place Market PDA (Parade sponsor)
Official Pig Handlers (Pig Service Sponsors)
AK Media NW (Offical Providers of Billboard Space)
The Garrigan Lyman Group (Official Advertising and Merchandise)
KING TV (Official Television Station)
Puget Sound Business Journal
Saltmine (Official Web Master)
UPS (Offical Pig Delivery Company)
Washington Mutual (Official Piggy Bank)
Big Pig Fans (Individual Pig Sponsors
Grant Thorton LLP
Buck & Gordon
Preston Gates & Ellis
The Bon Marche
Martin Smith, Inc.
Rainier Square Neighborhood
Wright Runstad & Company / Equity Office
Big Pig Pals
GGLO Architecture & Interior Design
DeLaurenti Italian Market
Pike Place Fish
The Elliott Grand Hyatt
The Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers
W Hotel Seattle
The Westin Seattle
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland PLLC
Williams, Kastner & Gibbs LLC
Max & Helen Gurvich
Wyman Youth Trust
CB Richard Ellis
Fremont Chamber of Commerce
Legacy/City Investors(3 pigs)
Lorig & Associates
Murray Franklin/Williams Marketing
The Vance Corporation
Barnes & Noble
Sur La Table
Tiffany & Co.
A Contemporary Theatre - ACT
Seattle Theatre Group - The Paramount & The Moore Theatres
($3,500 - 2,500)
Langley Middle School
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties
National Sign Company
Dillon / Flaherty Investments
Solomon Smith Barney
Stephen & Mona Campbell
Zevenbergen Capital, Inc.
WA. Health Foundation
Concierge Guild of Seattle
Four Seasons Olympic
Inn at the Market/Simply Seattle
Mayflower Park Hotel/AMPCO Parking
Sorrento Hotel / ABM Janitorial
Graham & Dunn
Lane Powell Spears Lubersky
Seattle Homes and Lifestyles
Hugh & Jane Ferguson Foundation
Trygve Ingolf Forland, MD
Betsy Lieberman & Richard Groomer
Market Foundation Board
Beth & Tony Naughton
Pioneer Square Partnership
West Precinct, Seattle Police Department
Salon / Personal Care:
Gene Juarez Salons
Marco Two Union Square
Property Management/Real Estate:
Clise Properties, Inc.
Wahl and Associates
Red Hook Brewery
Juice Plant / Miller Pollard
Mrs. Cooks' / Kid's Place / Confectionary
Seattle Art Supply
Browns Cooperstown Sports Cards
First & Goal/Vulcan NW
Major League Baseball
NBA Supersonics & WNBA Storm
Microsoft Visio Group