Posts by Todd Matthews

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,…

Eastside Organizations Earn Green Globe Awards

Green Globe Awards

More than a dozen organizations in King County received Green Globe Awards this month for their environmental protection efforts. The awards represent the county’s highest environmental honors, and they are…

Built to Last

The failure rate for new businesses alone is enough to give entrepreneurs pause. But these Eastside small-business owners beat the odds and remained in business for decades. How did they…

Renton Technical College To Open $20 Million Automotive Technology Complex

Automotive Technology Complex

Think about all the ways automobiles have changed — in their designs, engineering, and technical innovations — over the past 30 years. Now, consider that three decades have passed since…

Ask: A Champion For Business

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Betty Nokes Capestany has spent more than 25 years helping local businesses succeed When Betty Nokes Capestany was finishing high school, her grandmother…

Park-and-Ride Closures Mean Changes for Commuters

The first of two popular Eastside park-and-ride lots will close next month to allow for the construction of Sound Transit’s $3.7 billion East Link Light Rail extension project connecting Seattle…

Redmond Couplet Conversion Project Disrupts Local Businesses

Redmond Couplet Conversion Project

OneRedmond and City Hall are working together to help small businesses survive during the construction If you visit downtown Redmond, you will probably find yourself navigating your car through an obstacle course…

The Next Silicon Valley?

It’s tempting to proclaim that the Eastside is the next Silicon Valley, but some tech-industry experts wonder whether it’s a title we should care about — or even avoid. A…

REI Reveals Design for Spring District Headquarters

Rendering of REI's new Spring District headquarters in Bellevue.

When REI’s 1,400 employees arrive to work at the company’s eight-acre headquarters campus in Bellevue’s Spring District in 2020, they will be working in an environment that embodies much of…

Tracking Washington State’s B2G Marketplace

The Trump administration’s announcement this month that it plans to reduce the discretionary spending budgets of most federal government agencies during fiscal year 2018 is enough to give pause to business…

Tax Time

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

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

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

Brick & Mortar Books

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

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…

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