In This Issue

425 Business Magazine Issue

June 2017

24 Hours: Peter Clancy

In 2009, Peter Clancy was watching a rerun episode of Iconoclasts on Sundance, featuring Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and surfing superstar Laird Hamilton. The economic collapse had put a…

The Maker Life

Many people dream of abandoning the cubicle to pursue a life as an artist or craftsperson. But how many take the plunge? Woodinville couple Thea Starr and John Bronleewe did,…

Racing Sail

Joe Burcar has been sailing almost since the day he was born. Today, the Bellevue resident still participates in the sport — both competitively and recreationally. Joe Burcar was baptized…

A Merry Menu

Lil’ Jon Restaurant and Lounge served comfort food for almost five decades before it was nearly destroyed by fire. But in the end, the devastating blaze only confirmed what most…

Purchasing Power

When it comes to buying a car, Eastsiders do their homework, local experts say. Oh, and they also like to drive in style. On the Eastside, cars are hot and…

Coping With Tech Neck

tech neck

If you spend the majority of your day looking at a computer screen or mobile device and suffer from symptoms like headaches, fatigue, and muscle strain, you could be experiencing…

ASK: Speak Easy

You are not alone if talking to large groups of people terrifies you. But Eastside resident and public speaking coach Marianna de Fazio says it doesn’t have to be that…

Choosing The Right Advisor For Financial Success

Speaking from experience, the relationship between a financial advisor and his or her clients is incredibly important. Whether you rely on your advisor to help with retirement planning, saving for…

Office Envy: TimeXtender

A Quiet Time — TimeXtender’s “recharge room” is a calm mediation room in the office for employees to use. Outside In — TimeXtender brings Pacific Northwest nature vibes into the office with…

Share Change

World Changers aims to alter the way businesses give back  Martin Barrett and Monte Reiger founded their first company together seven years ago after realizing just how far a dollar…

Spiffy Spectacles

Lorali Downes sees glasses as a piece of art you wear on your face. And as the owner of Lorali’s Optical on Main Street in Bellevue, she’s got a knack…

Cash Cow

Local startup Crowd Cow becomes a cattle-yst for local ranchers’ success, and a hit among beef-loving consumers Crowdfunding is a popular way for people to raise money for everything from…

Testing Biotech

Industry experts say expired tax credits have hindered local biotech. Can the sector get well again? The state-versus-state competition to grow local economies can be intense. Local legislators often waive…

Lessons From A CEO: Scott Svenson

Mod Pizza

Emphasizing people over profits has helped Svenson’s fast-casual pizza chain succeed Bellevue-based Mod Pizza opened its first restaurant in 2008. Since then, the chain has grown to include more than…

On The Books

From accruing wealth to making the most of a presentation, our picks this month are worthy reads. Hit the books, and help improve your business savvy. The Compelling Communicator: Mastering…

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