In This Issue

425 Business Magazine Issue

October 2016

Fever Pitch

The band Sound Wave performs at a match between the Sounders full squad and the LA Galaxy in 2010. The Sounders went on to win the match, 2-0. Photos courtesy Starfire Sports

When the Sounders aren’t filling CenturyLink Field, they’re honing their craft in Tukwila Years before the Seattle Sounders FC entered the MLS as an expansion team or even played a…

The Root of It All

Fans enjoy the game at Safeco Field while Root staffers in Bellevue and on-site ensure viewers at home enjoy a smooth broadcast. Photos by Rachel Coward

For Bellevue’s Root Sports Northwest, broadcasting baseball is a whole other ball game Fans hoping to catch the first pitch of a Seattle Mariners game on TV simply need to…

Football Windfall

Photos by Joanna Kresge

The Seattle Seahawks headquartered themselves in Renton nearly a decade ago, and it has helped the city’s economy in many ways The NFL’s Seahawks might fill a Seattle stadium on…

A Few Steps Away From Startup Stress

Photos by Rachel Coward

Kaydee Johnston of Woodinville runs Pony Tail Sportswear out of her home — and retreats to the art studio on her property when she wants a break from it all…

Thirty Irons in the Fire

Being a startup exec is demanding, yet TimeXtender’s Romi Mahajan finds time to advise 30 other companies The self-made man, the person who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps,…

10 Startups to Watch

1.DimensionalMechanics commoditizes AI In some ways, artificial intelligence is no more impressive than common sense. After analyzing thousands of Instagram posts and their corresponding likes, the team at DimensionalMechanics, a…

Office Envy: WE Communications

Founded by Melissa Waggener Zorkin and Pam Edstrom in 1983, WE Communications is one of the largest independent public relations and communications agencies in the world. The company has 18…

Want Artificial Intelligence? Lawyer Up

Illustration courtesy Vihaanlight via

A recent Stanford University report told us not to fear artificial intelligence. What it didn’t tell us was whether we should fear its legal implications. The people who study artificial…

When the Bear Growls, Opportunity Knocks


This summer, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor’s 500, and NASDAQ Composite indices all reached record highs. It reminded me of a time not that long ago —…

Round Up Those Startups

There has been plenty of big startup finance news the last several weeks. Apptio finally is going public, and even though OfferUp still isn’t making a dime, it’s now the…

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