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425 Business Magazine Issue

March 2017

High Tech, Classic Style

Wearables that don’t look like wearables The 1989 film Back to the Future II made impressive predictions on what life in the future would be like. Drones, hoverboards, flat-screen TVs…

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…

Primp Your Ride

Driving around these traffic-jammed parts can feel like a chore, so we found some interesting options to help you take better care of the thing that you likely spend far…

Curtain Call

Photos by Rachel Coward

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…

Office Envy: Finagraph

A life-size chessboard in the middle of the office sets the tone at the Bellevue-based tech startup Finagraph, a small but mighty team with a playful sense of humor. The…

Three Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances


Cleaning out your closet for spring leaves you feeling organized and ready for what’s ahead. Imagine that feeling spreading to even more facets of your life after cleaning up your…

Influencing the Next Generation

Illustration by Mike Forbush

As millennials who grew up using social media enter the workforce, they have an advantage over their older competition: They’re already pros when it comes to marketing. Vitaly Kibenko fell…

WeWork Sets Sights on the Eastside

Photos courtesy WeWork Seattle

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…

Tech Towers

929 Office Tower is one of three new downtown Bellevue high-rise office buildings that serve a growing demand for tech workers. Photos by Michael Walmsley; Courtesy Trammell Crow Company

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…

Ask Arden: Asking Your Boss for a Raise

Illustration by Alex Schloer

Not sure how to ask your boss for a raise or quiet your chatty coworker? Etiquette expert Arden Clise is here to answer your awkward workplace questions. Q: How do…

Lessons from a CEO: Rajeev Dutt

If artificial intelligence is the next big thing, as many have suggested, Bellevue-based startup DimensionalMechanics is well-positioned to capitalize. That’s because the company’s focus is unique. Rather than investing its…

Ikea Brings Green to Renton


Ikea’s new store in Renton is a win for the environment and economy Ikea opened its new 399,000-square-foot store in Renton on Feb. 22, complete with its modern architectural design,…

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