Posts by Todd Matthews

Tax Time

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You’re not alone if you feel inundated by TurboTax and H&R Block commercials imploring you to get the biggest tax return possible. It’s a frenzied and competitive scene marked by…

Curtain Call

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Executive Director Mark Chenovick created his own opportunity at SecondStory Repertory, and now the once-struggling Redmond Town Center theater is looking toward the future. Mark Chenovick could not have picked…

WeWork Sets Sights on the Eastside

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After establishing three locations in Seattle, the global coworking company prepares to open in downtown Bellevue Nearly three years have passed since the global coworking company WeWork arrived in the…

Brick & Mortar Books Turns a New Page at Redmond Town Center

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Brick & Mortar Books will open at Redmond Town Center in May Nearly six years have passed since Borders Books & Music closed its 25,000-square-foot location at  , the result…

Tech Towers

929 Office Tower is one of three new downtown Bellevue high-rise office buildings that serve a growing demand for tech workers. Photos by Michael Walmsley; Courtesy Trammell Crow Company

Three new Bellevue office buildings are hubs for tech companies and changing the downtown workforce When you think about the ways downtown Bellevue is changing, what comes to mind? More…

Digging Begins in Downtown Bellevue for East Link Light Rail Tunnel

Tunnel-boring machines bearing catchy nicknames are popular when it comes to local transportation infrastructure projects. The queen of them all is Bertha, Washington State Department of Transportation’s 6,700-ton, 57.5-foot-wide machine…

Southport On Lake Washington Rises In Renton

Artist rendering of Southport development. Image courtesy SECO Development.

Southport, the largest mixed-use construction project under way in Renton, is inching closer to completion and could soon look more like the waterfront urban village its developer envisions SECO Development…

Using Your IRA to Reduce Your Tax Bill

The deadline for filing federal income taxes is fast approaching, and many people want to know how they can reduce their tax bills and capture the biggest tax returns. One…

Up Through The Ranks

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Newcastle’s Chuck Arnold began his career with the Seattle Seahawks in 1993 as a do-everything intern. Now, he’s the powerful NFL franchise’s chief operating officer. The career path charted by…

Hillstone Capital Investment Firm Opens in Downtown Bellevue

Eastside hedge fund manager Blake E. Robbins has opened an investment firm in downtown Bellevue. Hillstone Capital will focus its investment efforts in real estate and private equity, according to…

Meet and Greet

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We spend more of our time living online and staring at our smart-phones. So why does old-fashioned, face-to-face networking still exist? The next time you are waiting in an airport…

Bellevue Company to Offer Workplace Active Shooter Training

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Run, hide, fight — Bellevue training program offers free tips for surviving workplace active shooter scenarios Eastside business owners are invited to learn more about creating a safe work environment for…

Reading the Tea Leaves of Tax Code Changes

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The deadline to file your federal income taxes is still more than two months away. But it’s likely that for the past couple of weeks your mailbox has been filled…

Guidant Financial Survey Gauges the State of Small Business

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Last year’s bruising U.S. Presidential election and looming change of White House administrations weren’t enough to hobble the aspirations of American small business owners, according to a survey conducted by…

Colliers Crunches The Numbers On Downtown Bellevue Office Space

Colliers International recently released a bundle of reports detailing fourth quarter commercial real estate activity in Bellevue and on the Eastside. If you follow development activities in Bellevue’s Central Business District…

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