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425 Business Magazine Issue

November 2014

Office Envy: ArenaNet

ArenaNet for the November 2014 issue of 425 Business Office Envy feature

Video game developer ArenaNet has seen many successes in its 14 years. Its Guild Wars 2, for example, is one of the best-selling PC games of all time. Meelad Sadat, the company’s head…

Hitting the Trails

Photo courtesy of Craig Haigh.

Despite his work with a booming business, Chuck Haigh still finds time to get himself and his family into the mountains. Those who come of age in the Puget Sound region often do…

Itinerary: Spokane

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The Eastern Washington city with a gritty reputation is fast remaking itself as a regional business hub. If you haven’t been to Spokane in a while, it’s not the dusty city…

Disrupt: Fund and Done

Knowing how to woo investors can turn a great idea into a well-funded company Want to create a startup company that will change the world? Excellent. But no matter how…

Positive Trend for Eastside Economics

The Great Recession was declared over by many experts in 2008, but recovery, of course, wasn’t immediate. Some areas of the country are still trying to get back on track.…

Let’s do Lunch (or Breakfast, or Dinner)

Photo by Quintin Doroquez

Eastside execs share their favorite places to take clients No longer is taking clients out for a meal solely about impressing them at the fanciest restaurant in town. The ubiquity…

Bellevue Collection Changing, Expanding

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Kemper Freeman Jr. and his family helped build Bellevue, and they’re not done yet. Now he’s building more It’s nearly impossible to talk about retail on the Eastside without talking…

Retail Success Driven by Location and Lease

For our retail-themed issue, we thought it would be great to dive into the subject of leases with Michelle Bomberger, owner and CEO of Bellevue’s Equinox Business Law Group. We…

The Roots of Downtown

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In the 1970s, downtown Bellevue was an asphalt expanse. Then a group of businesspeople, led by a dedicated city planner, stepped in to change the city’s course. Fred Herman couldn’t…

Proprietors Encouraged

We covered the big retail centers, but we also wanted to find out how the locally owned and operated retailers are doing nowadays. So we polled a few of them.…

From the Editor: November 2014

As someone who once made his living digging through historical documents, I am fascinated by this month’s story about the history of downtown Bellevue, particularly how one determined city employee helped…

3D Printing With Nytec

Attribution “Elles” by Music Komite is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (musickomite.com/) “Dream Hospital (ca. 1950s)” by Prelinger Archives is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (archive.org/details/DreamHos1950) “Frigidaire Imperial Line (1956)”…

Eastside Retail Going Strong

Photo by Rachel Coward

The area’s shopping destinations made it through the Recession; now they’re charging ahead Shopping on the Eastside is a regional pastime. Some of the major centers’ parking lots are packed…

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