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Take Your Vitamins

Imagine having vitamins and supplements selected specifically for you based on your health needs, pre-packaged in convenient morning and evening packets.

Nancy Cho Leads by Example

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…

Boeing Employee Uses Fishing to Relax and Reconnect

Brad Ridgeway uses the water to relax and connect with his community Brad Ridgeway schedules his workweek in a way that maximizes his time on the water. During the summer…

From Houses to Harleys

Real estate agent Francine Schneider’s stress melts away on her motorcycle By day, Francine Schneider is an energetic, well-dressed real estate broker for Re/Max in Issaquah. By night, the petite…

Driving for Business

Washington’s golf industry is thriving, but its greatest value might be the deals brokered on the course Any way you slice it — hopefully on the course, you don’t slice…

The Eastside’s Family Jewelers

To stay afloat after the recession, local family-run jewelry stores have focused on long-term customer relationships and helping new and existing customers celebrate the important milestones in their lives. Here…

A Shining Future

Jewelers are focusing on custom design and fashion-forward trends to keep their customers coming back for more The Great Recession significantly hindered the jewelry and watch industry. In 2009, the…

Wanted: Employees Who Share Company Values

Regardless of industry, one thing is clear: Companies are prioritizing culture in hiring. Eastside employers want more than just bodies. They want talented and friendly employees. They want folks who…

Leadership Challenge: Can You Lead a Horse to Water?

Effective managers rely on nonverbal skills just as much as verbal communication. Leadership with Horses is a class that hones our most primitive leadership abilities. It’s a clear, crisp fall day…

Art of Networking

Business Theatre Live combines entertainment and professional development. Movie clips. Business lessons. Dramatic skits. Networking. In most settings, these things don’t have much in common. But at Business Theatre Live, participants…

Top-Ranked MBA Program Close to Home

Eastsiders looking for a part-time MBA program don’t have to look far to find a top-ranked school – University of Washington Bothell. Ranked #70 for part-time MBA programs by Bloomberg…

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.…

CenturyLink Launches Cloud Development Center to Meet Growing Demand

Photos taken by Cleary O’Farrell Photography A year after the acquisition of Tier 3, CenturyLink launched its new Cloud Development Center in Bellevue last Thursday to manage the rapidly growing need…

Local Real Estate Investment Firm to Revitalize Kirkland Parkplace Project

Talon Private Capital, a Seattle-based privately-held real estate investment firm, is hoping to revive the Kirkland Parkplace project, a mixed used urban village in Kirkland’s central business district. The project…

Eastside’s Finalists for Nellie Cashman Award Share Stories

Last week, Women Business Owners – a regional group aimed at empowering and assisting female business owners – named Jill Blankenship, founder of Frontline Call Center in Orcas Island, its…

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