In This Issue

425 Business Magazine Issue

October 2015

How to Cope With a Personal Crisis at Work

We all deal with stress at work, usually on a daily basis. Whether it’s a difficult boss who bottlenecks projects, unfriendly coworkers, or an unmanageable workload, an average day at…

Itinerary: Chicago

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The Windy City’s economy hosts every kind of business you can imagine, and will likewise host you for a fantastic work trip. Home of the world’s first skyscraper, Chicago is…

Shoe Hacks

One of the smartest work-wardrobe investments you can make is in a great pair of shoes. For men, we recommend 100 percent leather; for women, we recommend keeping comfort top…

Office Envy: ChemPoint

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Transparency: Glass sliding doors on conference rooms and team rooms facilitate visibility, openness, and collaboration throughout the office. Elements of success: Guests are greeted in ChemPoint’s lobby by a 10-foot-by-12-foot element wall.…

Balancing Work and Home

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Company policies and social norms often result in women handling the bulk of child care. Is that realistic in today’s economy? Work-life balance is dead. This is what Limeade, the Bellevue…

Single Moms Run Family & Company

Two Eastside professionals have found that operating their own businesses has helped keep their lives in check Balancing work and life might be most difficult for the single parent. And…

Eastside Beauty Brands Vie for Green-Market Share

Natural and sustainable practices are putting some Eastside cosmetics companies on the international map In 2014, the U.S. cosmetics industry generated $56 billion, with skincare products accounting for approximately $19.7…

On the Books

This batch of books covers an array of business topics: from the elusive work-life balance, how to be unstoppable, and the benefits of teaching talent the right way. Beyond Engagement:…

Nancy Cho Leads by Example

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Nancy Cho spent part of her childhood cooking for siblings, working odd jobs, and watching her mom run the family. Now she’s using those lessons as CEO of an Eastside…

Combating Employee Burnout with Data

Microsoft announced in September that it will purchase Seattle-based VoloMetrix and will include the people analytics technology in Delve, available for preview in October. VoloMetrix CEO Ryan Fuller said he…

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