We’ve had quite the year at 425 Business. Nothing beats starting a magazine from scratch! While we’re up to our eyeballs in February’s issue, we’re also taking a short breather to reflect on the journalism we accomplished this year. Whether it was fun to read, report, edit, shoot, or design, here’s our list of favorite stories.

Jeff Burlingame, editor in chief: The Roots of Downtown — “Lots of talented people had a hand in producing the package and it showed in the final product.”

Graphic by Mike Forbush

Graphic by Mike Forbush

Mike Forbush, designer: Eastside IPOs vs. Alibaba — “It allowed me an opportunity to exercise a creative way to present the IPO data, while keeping it fun and aesthetically pleasing.”

Jake Bullinger, writer: October’s startup package — “I liked our three-part examination of the Eastside startup scene.” Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.

Rachel Coward, photographer: Farm to Eastside — “Woodinville is a beautiful place to make pictures, and shooting at Homegrown’s farm was a blast. I shot the vegetables growing on their farm in Woodinville paired with sandwiches at their Redmond restaurant, and it was a vibrant, colorful piece.”

Marjorie Clark, digital content producer:  Startup Resources — “The response we received from this little story, from social media chatter to phone calls and emails, was surprising. It’s fun to provide information that people need.”

Ethan Chung, writer: Starting Smart – “It was my first print piece for 425 Business and the story opened my eyes up to the potential of business in the 425 area code.”

Lauren Foster, writer: Winter Workwear – “I like this one because style is in the details. Putting on a suit is easy, making it look original is hard.”