Posts by Todd Matthews

Code Makers

The key to increasing the number of women in leading tech-industry roles? Capture the imaginations of young girls.

Improve Your Business Acumen During Biz Fair

Biz Fair

Several hundred small-business entrepreneurs expected to meet in Renton this month for the 21st Annual Washington Small Business Fair The event, also known as Biz Fair, aims to sharpen attendees’…

All Fun and Games

Xbox co-creator Ed Fries’ imagination was captured by video games when he was a teenager. Forty years later, that fascination persists.

Ask: BizX’s Bob Bagga

BizX CEO Bob Bagga had just graduated from the University of Toronto in 1991 and was poised to enter law school at York University when he decided to open a…

The Business of Newcastle

Coal mining once turned the area known today as Newcastle into a boomtown. More than 150 years later, it’s all about the golf course. In 1853, locals noticed a black,…

Bellevue’s GIX Factor

The Spring District will bring more residents, workers, and shoppers to the Eastside. The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) will add students to the neighborhood mix.

A Novel Take On Medical Marijuana

Novel Tree Medical

The novel tree medical opened next door to the company’s recreational facility in April

Asia’s Eastside Deal Maker

Ben Zhang, Greater China

For more than 20 years, local companies looking to break into the Asian manufacturing market have increasingly turned to import/export expert Ben Zhang and Bellevue-based Greater China.

Newcastle’s New Garden

The influence of Asia’s largest nation can be felt close to home.

Witnessing Bellevue’s Boom: Veteran Planning Director Dan Stroh Retires

Few people have witnessed Bellevue’s development over the past three decades quite like the city’s planning director, Dan Stroh. Employment and residential booms downtown, boundary-moving annexations, and increasing demands on…

In Code: Critical Improvements

A hospital’s Intensive Care Unit is often a harrowing environment, particularly when it involves patient care following a complicated brain surgery.

The Circle Is Complete At Bellevue’s Downtown Park

Downtown Park

Bellevue bills itself as a “city in a park.” It was difficult to argue with that on Wednesday when City leaders officially celebrated the completion of the latest phase of…

A Merry Menu

Lil’ Jon Restaurant and Lounge served comfort food for almost five decades before it was nearly destroyed by fire. But in the end, the devastating blaze only confirmed what most…

Brick & Mortar Books Celebrates Grand Opening

The owners of Brick & Mortar Books at Redmond Town Center officially celebrated their business’s grand opening this weekend with a two-day event that brought avid Eastside readers to the…

Tech Employers And Job Seekers Meet During WTIA Draft Day

WTIA Draft Day

Local tech industry employers and job seekers gathered last week for the Washington Technology Industry Association’s (WTIA’s) second annual Draft Day. The event, held on June 22 at the Galvanize…

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