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Linking Bellevue College with the Workforce

Al Lewis’ varied career prepared him well for his job as Bellevue College’s vice president of economic development. His new task? Creating tomorrow’s workforce. There’s a strong likelihood that Bellevue College will…

Bob Malte is Leading EvergreenHealth with a Human Touch

A part-time summer job at a Chicago hospital helped form Bob Malte’s career path. Now, as CEO of Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth, he’s in charge of thousands. Most who are three-plus decades…

John Connors: From Miles City to Microsoft and Beyond

As a managing partner at Ignition Partners, John Connors has used lessons from his small-town upbringing to help raise and invest approximately $1.5 billion. Connors spoke with 425 Business about…

Larry Snyder is a Chip off the Old Auction Block

Redmond’s Larry Snyder: Popular auctioneer also is a barista, an author, and a compassionate soul If you haven’t seen him in action, it’s safe to say you might not get…

For This Adviser and Athlete, Efficiency is Critical

Jeff Crosby manages his time about as efficiently as one can. That two of his favorite sayings are, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person,“ and,…

ASK: Heather Tuininga Talks About Her Career of Giving

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. Heather Tuininga knew from a young age that working to create a greater good was something she enjoyed…

ASK: Building the Eastside’s Flagship Economy

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of 425 Business. It is safe to say that James Henderson jumped at the chance to apply to become Bellevue’s economic development…

Finance to Charity: Detlef Schrempf Shines in Second Act

When your professional life’s first act was as a professional athlete, it’s often tough to find a second act that measures up in terms of both excitement and finances. When…

From the Editor: We Want to Inspire You

I can’t say I identify with the story or plight of every one of the dozens of humanitarians we highlight in this issue of 425 Business, but I can say…

From the Editor: November 2014

As someone who once made his living digging through historical documents, I am fascinated by this month’s story about the history of downtown Bellevue, particularly how one determined city employee helped…

SECO Development Brings Luxury Hotel to Renton

It’s isn’t Blue Friday or even a Seahawks game day, but Wednesday will still be a special day in the city of Renton, as a development with a  $180 million…

From The Editor: October 2014

I could write a book on what it took to get this premiere issue of 425 Business to you. If I did, I might begin by talking about the 30-plus…

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