Posts by Todd Matthews

ASK: Speak Easy

You are not alone if talking to large groups of people terrifies you. But Eastside resident and public speaking coach Marianna de Fazio says it doesn’t have to be that…

Paper Or Plastic? Amazon To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7B

Amazon continued to make inroads into the grocery industry on Friday by announcing it will spend $13.7 billion to acquire the upscale grocery store chain Whole Foods Market. “Millions of…

BizX Expands To San Diego

The Bellevue-based business-to-business digital currency company announced it will expand its service to greater San Diego Founded in 2002, BizX offers its network member businesses a hub to trade services…

Testing Biotech

Industry experts say expired tax credits have hindered local biotech. Can the sector get well again? The state-versus-state competition to grow local economies can be intense. Local legislators often waive…

A Lean Machine

British-based software company Triaster has Eastside connections and a new stateside presence. The goal? Help companies streamline their operations. If you spend any length of time working in the corporate…

Downtown Kirkland’s Areté Earns Smart Growth Award

Washington Governor Jay Inslee acknowledged three Eastside cities this week for their efforts to develop projects and programs that aim to promote smart growth management planning. The recognition is part of…

Bellevue Software Company Nets $52.1M In Venture Funding

Smartsheet

Eastside tech company Smartsheet, a leader in the production of cloud-based and collaborative project-management software, announced today it has raised $52.1 million to help expand its reach into the enterprise collaboration…

Sparc Apartments Opening Heralds Emerging Bellevue Spring District

Sparc Apartments is the first project to be completed in the Spring District, a 36-acre mixed-use center east of Bellevue Consider it the first sign of life in Bellevue’s emerging…

Price of Progress

Sound Transit’s $3.7 billion East Link light rail project aims to move millions of passengers between Seattle and the Eastside annually when it opens in 2023. But It’s already moved…

A River Runs Through It

Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler held a regional transportation summit last year to create a coalition and find solutions to Eastside traffic. Was it enough to get local leaders moving on…

Behind the Wheels

Complaining about traffic is like complaining about rain — it’s part of living in the Puget Sound region. But why is traffic so bad? We went looking for answers. Few…

Going the Distance

Porter Bratten and Orca Running want you to witness the beauty of Eastside trails The Eastside is a rich environment for trail runners. You can opt for a scenic valley…

City Leaders Break Ground On New Redmond Park

City of Redmond, Downtown Redmond Park

Redmond city leaders gathered downtown on May 10 for a groundbreaking ceremony to signal the beginning of construction of a major public park. The two-acre, $41.2 million park, located on…

Microsoft Build Comes to Seattle

Thousands of Web developers and software engineers will gather in downtown Seattle this week for the seventh annual Microsoft Build, a three-day conference that aims to showcase the latest offerings…

Redmond Saturday Market Marks 42nd Anniversary

Redmond Saturday Market

Redmond Saturday Market bills itself as the “Cadillac of farmers markets” — and rightfully so. The market was founded in 1976 by master gardener Georgia Erskine, who envisioned a small,…

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