For the three Carkonen brothers, a learned work ethic, emphasis on family values and strong relationships within the Greek community have aided their success in both business and in life.
Born, raised and educated in Washington State, Theodora Cokinakis Geokezas spent 31 years in Minnesota raising her family, serving her community and polishing her culinary skills.
From Spokane to Seattle to Bellingham, Mary Sellinas Hulbush has maintained her faith, her friends and her Greek heritage.
What did doctors do before graphic technology was available?
And why are they smiling? They are smiling because on August 20, 2000, over 50 immigrants and their descendents from Leros attended their first gathering since the 1970s.
Imagine the aroma coming from a Greek or Italian family kitchen in the truck farming area of south Seattle.
Combine the administrative, educational and organizational talents of three siblings and you have the history of Greeks in the Yakima Valley of Washington State.
It’s not just George Alex’s height, but the extent of his generosity and honest reputation that earn him this title.
For Angelina (nee Mulenos) Larson, it was her voice and musical talent that brought a zest for life that remains to this day.
In the 1900s many Greeks found financial success in the food and beverage businesses. Spiro “Spin” Nicon’s entrepreneurial skills, honesty and friendly personality made him one of those Greeks in Seattle.