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425 Business Magazine Issue

December 2016

Top Stories of 2016


It’s been an interesting year for 425 Business, and we can’t believe it’s gone by so fast. Once again, we’ve encountered dynamic characters across the Eastside. We’ve met a female…

Sky Does Life

Photos by Rachel Coward

A few years ago, Adam Dahlberg was a depressed and overweight teenager, standing in line at the local food bank and struggling to find a purpose in life. Today, the…

Gazing at the Crystal Ball

Illustration by Mike Forbush

Eastside industry experts make their predictions for 2017 What a difference a year makes. On the Eastside in 2016, much has happened. The region is blessed with a rich and…

Moving to the Country


There’s an art to scoring acreage property Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Purchasing acreage property is great if you want to build a…

Natural Talent

Tara Walmsley wanted to take a fencing class but ended up finding her passion in dancing instead Tara Walmsley accidentally two-stepped her way into a passion 17 years ago, when…

Office Envy: Eddie Bauer


PHOTOS A rich history – Resident historian Colin Berg explains the brand’s heritage story through historical clothing and memorabilia. Made for adventure – Melissa Arnot, one of the Eddie Bauer alpine climbing…

‘Tis the Season to Give


The holidays are here and business is booming, but that doesn’t make office gift-giving any easier. You want to give something fun and thoughtful to show you care. Plus, with…

Itching to Go Public? Tread Softly

Illustration by Mike Forbush

Make sure your board is qualified, and show investors significant growth Filing for an initial public offering for a company can be an alluring prospect, but is it the right…

DreamBox Learning Is in the Business of Student Success

Photo by Rachel Coward

Technology is rapidly transforming industries, and now it’s breaking into the classroom. Bellevue-based DreamBox Learning is helping lead the charge. DreamBox Learning is a math-based program that presents challenging problem-solving,…

Lessons from a CEO: Ray Meiring of Qorus

Qorus is a global provider of proposal management document automation software, but like many companies, it started from a humble place. The fast-growing company, founded in South Africa by CEO…

On the Books

College, Quicker: 24 Practical Ways to Save Money and Get Your Degree Faster Kate Stephens | $14.99 One way for millennials to bond is to commiserate about student loan debt.…

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