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425 Business Magazine Issue

June 2016

A Show of Hands

Photos by Rachel Coward

Many Eastsiders’ primary work tool is a computer. But numerous people still make a living with their hands. On the following pages, we highlight eight passion-fueled individuals who chose to…

Water: Do We Have Enough?


Even as punishing droughts pile up on the Western United States, the Puget Sound region’s water supply remains in good shape. But will that always be the case? In 1992,…

Women’s PGA Championship Coming to Sahalee

Hey, Sammamish: get ready for the crowds. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is coming to Sahalee Country Club, making it the first time this championship event will be held in…

Golf Course Roundup

Willows Run Golf Complex. Photo courtesy “Warming up” © 2013 Steve Banfield; used under a creative commons attribution license.

Whether you’re looking to escape office-related stress on the weekends or ink a deal on the course, here are some of the best Eastside spots to break out the clubs.…

Q&A with Kasey Kahne and Russell Wilson

Q&A with Kasey Kahne Q: This year will be the third-annual Drive event. What makes this event a priority in your schedule every year?  A: The Drive is such a cool event, and…

Office Envy: Mighty Media


Photos The Mighty Media logo was custom built with a large sheet of 1-inch plastic with hundreds of chemically embedded PET plastic domes. Meetings take place in this cozy in-office…

Open to Open Source


An early decision by Linux in favor of open source still is shaping the way Microsoft and others do business In 2001, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made headlines by calling Linux,…

No Message, No Product

Illustrations by Alex Schloer

Solutions need clever marketing and branding to maximize potential The principles of the scientific method are applicable beyond high-school chemistry. The ability to research an idea, form a conclusion, and…

Rest, Relax, Invest at Lake Chelan

Photos by Jeff Hobson

Homes at The Lookout at Lake Chelan offer an opportunity to both rent and own Summer is here, and it might be tempting to make an impulse buy on a…

The Eastside’s Best Happy Hours

Photo by Rachel Coward

We can all drink to that Has the boss been breathing down your neck all week? Does managing your employees feel like herding cats? It’s 5 o’clock on Friday —…

Totem Lake is on the Cusp of a Makeover

Construction is under way on a plan to revitalize the Totem Lake area of Kirkland with The Village at Totem Lake, a new development from California-based developer CenterCal Properties at…

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