In This Issue

425 Business Magazine Issue

September 2016

Tackling Tats


What to know about tattoos in the workplace In 2014, Kristie Williams, a Starbucks barista in Georgia, was fed up with having to wear long-sleeved shirts to cover up a…

Private Fly

A cool ride, and no TSA
Renton Coil Spring owner Chuck Pepka sees his company’s TDM 850 as a time-saver that allows for travel to smaller airports on demand. Photos by Rachel Coward

Some businesses are saving time by avoiding commercial flights and going the private route Whether you’re an Eastside business owner in the market for a high-performance plane, a vacationer looking…

On the Books

This month’s business reads do it all, from inspire to advise. Pick up advice on succession planning, map out your startup plan, and dig into a story of overcoming adversity.…


Tips for maintaining workplace culture during expansive growth In the days of office foosball, snacks in the kitchen, employer-supplied beer, and a lax dress code, Tagboard fits right in. The…

Can Downtown Keep Rising?

Renderings courtesy Plus Investment USA

Downtown Bellevue has become a residential hotspot, and developers are bullish on its future Bellevue-based developer Plus Investment USA could be a bellwether for its city’s booming downtown real estate…

The Anywhere Office

Photos by Rachel Coward

To better serve clients whose employees work remotely, Bellevue-based Carpool Agency decided to conduct an experiment and allow its workers to work anywhere for a month. Here’s what they learned.…

Office Envy: Vertafore


Bothell-based tech company Vertafore is the largest provider of insurance software in the United States, developing software solutions for more than 500,000 insurance professionals around the world. The company has…

Can Ridesharing Solve Traffic Problems?


Can local ridesharing programs help alleviate some of our area’s traffic woes? Eastside residents are well aware of our traffic woes and the fact that most experts believe, unless we…

Forging His Own Identity

Despite his father’s billions, Musician Peter Buffett lived a modest childhood that shaped his future Peter Buffett has enjoyed a successful music career. He has released 16 records, and composed…

30 Under 30 2016


Passionate. Philanthropic. Energetic. We asked our readers one simple question: What professionals under the age of 30 are doing great things on the Eastside? You responded in force – and…

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