Posts by Todd Matthews

How’s Your Commute?

Commuting

A booming population and growing economy have pinched Eastside traffic, forcing workers to get creative about how they get to and from work. Many are now car-free, but that doesn’t…

A Fluid Idea

A device created by young Sammamish inventors aims to help people with night blindness. Many technological innovations are borne out of necessity and personal need. Hence, the old adage, “Necessity…

Keys to Finance

KeyBank CEO Beth E. Mooney discusses bitcoin and the housing boom during Puget Sound visit With more than 12-dozen KeyBank branches statewide, the bank’s Chairman and CEO, Beth E. Mooney,…

Costco CEO Craig Jelinek on Shareholders, Costco.com, and Hot Dogs

Costco CEO

One of the perks of having a global retail giant headquartered on the Eastside is that occasionally you get some face time with the company’s CEO. Case in point: Costco…

Eastside Economic Report Card

Eastside Economy

A closer look at our cities’ economic market reports It’s no secret the Eastside economy is hale and hearty on many fronts, from employment to home sales to revenue and…

The Mayor of Main Street: Bis on Main’s Joe Vilardi

Bis on Main Joe Vilardi

Joe Vilardi’s Bis on Main has brought fine dining to Old Bellevue for 20 years Long before he opened Bis on Main — the decades-old downtown Bellevue restaurant known for…

Waze Carpool App Launches in Washington State

Waze Carpool

If you drive a car and live in the Puget Sound region, it’s likely you have downloaded the Waze app to find the fastest route along our region’s increasingly congested…

Smart Sonography

Smart Sonography - EchnoNous ultrasound

Redmond-based EchoNous threads AI technology into ultrasound medical devices Seventy-five years ago, an Austrian neurologist named Karl Dussik embarked on an experiment that used ultrasound — high-frequency and noninvasive sound…

Ask: Mint Tradition

Bellevue Rare Coins CEO Eric Hoolahan When 28-year-old Patrick Hoolahan opened a coin shop in West Seattle in 1979, he did so to sate an interest in numismatics that dated…

Housing, Jobs, and Amazon HQ2 Dominate Economic Forecast Conference

Economic Forecast Conference

Five takeaways from the 2018 Economic Forecast Conference. Hundreds of local business leaders convened at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle on Mar. 8 for the 46th Annual Economic Forecast…

Space Race

Eastside office space

For startups and established businesses alike, finding Eastside office space can be challenging.   If you think it’s difficult to buy a home on the Eastside, consider the area’s commercial…

Digital Magic 8-Ball

Element Data’s Decision Cloud

Element Data’s Decision Cloud aims to remove decision-making risks.   If it feels like virtual assistants know more about you than your closest friends, you might be on to something.…

Tesla Model 3 Arrives At Bellevue Square

Tesla Model 3

Maybe you’re familiar with Touch-A-Truck. Held throughout the United States, these events invite wide-eyed youngsters to climb inside fire engines, dump trucks, tractors, and semi-trucks to get an up-close look…

Study Examines Eastsiders’ Credit Card Debt

credit card debt

In January, Americans claimed an inauspicious achievement by amassing just over $1 trillion in outstanding credit card debt — the highest in United States history, according to data compiled by…

BDA Honors Lincoln Square South, Bellevue Downtown Park

BDA Honors

Business and civic leaders gathered at Meydenbauer Center on Feb. 1 for Bellevue Downtown Association’s 44th Annual Celebration. The event honored individuals and organizations who contributed to the city’s central…

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