In This Issue

425 Business Magazine Issue

June 2015

Tempting Tourists

Photos by Rachel Coward

New hotels are on the horizon, and agencies are in full-on promotion mode. Is the Eastside finally ready to compete for area visitors’ almighty dollars? Disneyland. Honolulu. Palm Springs. The…

The Business of Renton

Photos by Jesse Rogers

A downtown in transition, a reborn surrounding area Consider Dylan Avila a representative of downtown Renton’s dueling reputations. He’s a regular at comedy nights at The Local 907 pub on…

AppSheet Brings App-Creation to the Everyperson

Illustration by Mike Forbush

AppSheet is a DIY solution for mobile applications “Have you ever built an app?” Praveen Seshadri, CEO and cofounder of AppSheet, asks me as he’s preparing to demonstrate his company’s…

Office Envy: Freiheit & Ho


Get some space: FHO went with a trendy open layout to promote collaboration and interaction. Hard at work: Architect Jen Caudle reviews blueprints of a mixed-use project. The company also designs office…

From Houses to Harleys

Photo courtesy Francine Schneider

Real estate agent Francine Schneider’s stress melts away on her motorcycle By day, Francine Schneider is an energetic, well-dressed real estate broker for Re/Max in Issaquah. By night, the petite…

Itinerary: Dallas

Photo courtesy Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Business is booming in Dallas, which anchors the fourth-largest employment center in the nation They say everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s not just a trite phrase — Forbes’…

Big Beats, Big Business

Before the music plays, plenty of work goes into the Eastside’s summer concerts To consumers, outdoor-concert season on the Eastside means picnics, partying, and a few hours with a favorite…

Eastside Developments Walk the Walk

Illustration by Alex Schloer

Seattle has an impressive collection of construction cranes from Sodo to South Lake Union, but this side of Lake Washington also is a veritable minefield of soon-to-be mixed-use developments, walkable…

Thirty Under 30


We looked, emailed, and messaged high and low for talented Eastsiders who were less than 30 years old. We found plenty of what we were looking for, and now we…

Talk to Me

Illustration by Kirsten Erwin

Will we converse with phones and computers in the future? Victor Melfi starts the conversation with his phone the same way he might begin small talk with a stranger: by…

It’s Time for People to Understand Human Resources

Tell people you work in human resources, and you’ll usually get one of two reactions: “So, you‘re a recruiter?” or, “The employees must be scared of you.” When the answer doesn’t confirm these…

Find Out First
Stay connected with the latest
Eastside business news.
no thanks