Posts by Todd Matthews

Bellevue Business Leaders Optimistic About 2018 Economy

Eastside business leaders are optimistic about the 2018 economy.

Eastside business leaders are optimistic about the local economy and expect to see strong revenues and increased hiring in 2018, according to an annual report released this week by the…

Wil Miller’s Brush with Fate and Fame in Prospect Park

Wil Miller makes headlines in New York after being robbed and shot in Prospect Park

When a mass of SWAT officers stormed into Miller’s Ballard home and arrested him for selling drugs, it wasn’t the first time a gun was pointed at his head.

Wil Miller’s Closing Argument

Wil Miller's Closing Argument

Bellevue attorney Wil Miller’s fall from grace was infamous: addicted to meth, homeless, disbarred, and sent to prison. Even more compelling is how he saved himself and recovered his career. …

Teed Up For Philanthropy: Scott Oki

Scott Oki

Scott Oki helped build Microsoft and developed a portfolio of Puget Sound golf courses. Philanthropy, however, has remained constant in his life. When Scott Oki calls to mind the modest…

An Insider’s Tour of Issaquah

City tour of Issaquah

A settlement dating back 125 years and tucked into the Cascade Range foothills is where you might expect to find a former logging camp or mining ghost town. But that’s…

Amazon’s Bellevue Office Sold for $313 Million

Two New York-based real estate investment firms have partnered to purchase a high-rise office tower in downtown Bellevue for $313 million. The 16-story, 357,000-square-foot building, Centre 425, was developed by…

Venture Capital Veteran

Greg Gottesman

Mercer Island resident Greg Gottesman has successfully invested in startups for 20 years.

ASK: Nature Meets Nurture with Tracy Strandness

Tracy Strandness - 425 Business

The outdoors holds special meaning for Barefoot Eco Outfitters owner Tracy Strandness Tracy Strandness’ love for the outdoors has a long history. As a child, she enjoyed road trips to…

A Tour Through Kirkland’s Development Future

Like most Eastside cities, Kirkland is facing booms in population growth and commercial development. Kirkland counts 82,600 residents, 38,700 jobs, and 37,400 units of housing. By 2035, city officials expect…

Code Makers

The key to increasing the number of women in leading tech-industry roles? Capture the imaginations of young girls.

Improve Your Business Acumen During Biz Fair

Biz Fair

Several hundred small-business entrepreneurs expected to meet in Renton this month for the 21st Annual Washington Small Business Fair The event, also known as Biz Fair, aims to sharpen attendees’…

All Fun and Games

Xbox co-creator Ed Fries’ imagination was captured by video games when he was a teenager. Forty years later, that fascination persists.

Ask: BizX’s Bob Bagga

BizX CEO Bob Bagga had just graduated from the University of Toronto in 1991 and was poised to enter law school at York University when he decided to open a…

The Business of Newcastle

Coal mining once turned the area known today as Newcastle into a boomtown. More than 150 years later, it’s all about the golf course. In 1853, locals noticed a black,…

Bellevue’s GIX Factor

The Spring District will bring more residents, workers, and shoppers to the Eastside. The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) will add students to the neighborhood mix.

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