Local Investment Opportunity Network of North East Seattle (LIONNES) creates opportunities for local investors to network with local business owners and together build a more resilient and sustainable economy in Northeast Seattle.
LIONNES has grown out of work by our its Local Economy/Local Currency group. This group started in early 2014. We are an inclusive network and welcome anyone who wants to help build a sustainable North East Seattle economy to apply for membership. LIONNES is not an investment club or legal entity of any kind. It is simply a network of community members who share a strong interest in building a resilient and sustainable local North East Seattle economy. Members make investments individually that reflect their own values and financial strategies. LIONNES offers no legal, investment, or financial advice, nor does LIONNES itself solicit, offer, or recommend any investment opportunities.
We have had several successful investments: helping a small grocer expand, a local coffee shop improve, a kombucha company grow, a bakery move from just a street market vendor to a brick and mortar shop and a community gathering place get started. We continue to seek more small local companies that need investment.