Monthly Archives: January 2016


The world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, VIP Cinema Seating, has announced yet another major production expansion, the second within a year, which will vastly expand manufacturing capacity while maintaining VIP’s commitment to American-made quality.

Since VIP’s introduction of luxury reclining seating to the theatre industry in 2008, they have completed over 200 projects, amid a dramatically expanding market as theatre owners recognize the value of luxury seating in the cinema-going experience.
Advanced technology and service, along with outstanding comfort, drive VIP success, notes Stephen Simons, VIP CEO. “VIP’s customized solutions allow theatres to provide the exceptional comfort that today’s movie goers demand, in a process that perfectly suits the theatre owner.”
The new expansion involved the acquisition of a fifth manufacturing plant, a 185,000-sq.-ft. facility in New Albany, Mississippi. All together this year, the company has added more than 330,000 square feet of manufacturing space to create a manufacturing operation that spreads out over 600,000 sq. ft.; the VIP manufacturing team currently numbers over 400 people and is located in the U.S.A.
“Our growth comes down to one important factor,” Simons notes. “Unparalleled service and commitment. We provide solutions that are the perfect fit, both for the movie-goer and for the theatre owner. Our team of design, engineering and service professionals approaches each job from every angle to create a truly custom solution that works. And we do it right here in America. We were the first to supply luxury reclining seating when no one else thought it could be done, and we never subscribed to the idea that out-sourcing was the best route for the highest quality. We’re an American company committed to American-made quality.”

AAA Washington hires Harry A. Thomas as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer to Achieve Aggressive Marketing Goals

AAA Washington, the preeminent provider of emergency roadside assistance to more than 1.1 million members in Washington and northern Idaho, is intensifying its strategy to increase membership, grow its travel and insurance businesses and expand its mobile presence. To help accomplish these goals, AAA Washington has chosen entrepreneurial leader Harry Thomas as its new vice… Continue Reading

Suncadia Continues to See Increased Home Sales Year After Year

Suncadia, Washington state’s four season mountain resort community located 80 miles east of Seattle, ended 2015 with more than $55 million in closed real estate sales. “Suncadia saw more than 40% of all 2015 sales result from a referral of a friend, family member or business associate by current owners. It is a strong testament… Continue Reading

Bellevue College Turns 50 in 2016

Celebrations planned to mark half century of academic excellence Bellevue, Wash – It all started with fewer than 500 students taking classes in temporary space in 1966. The foundation was strong, though, growing into Bellevue College, a school about 10 miles east of downtown Seattle that is about to celebrate a major milestone. Bellevue turns 50 years… Continue Reading


A lunch with business and technology guru Riccardo Zacconi has raised just over £18,000 through an online auction organised by CharityStars.Zacconi, who founded King Digital Entertainment, the name behind popular mobile games Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch, is supporting Hospital Fatebenefratelli in Milan. An unnamed Italian came out on top following… Continue Reading

The World’s Coolest Startup Event Polar Bear Pitching is Back

Startups compete for €10 000 cash prize and international fame by pitching from a hole in the ice Oulu, Finland –  Polar Bear Pitching, the world’s coolest startup event, will be held for the third time from February 10 – 11th, 2016 in the capital of Northern Scandinavia, Oulu, Finland. This year the event has grown from… Continue Reading

Mammoth Resorts Opens Mammoth SKYBOX for Businesses Seeking Growth, Innovation and Inspiration

The Premier Private California Club that Everyone Wants to Join is Now Here Today’s business leaders prioritize authentic experiences and an active outdoor lifestyle, and Mammoth Resorts has launched a new private premier club created especially to meet those needs: Mammoth SKYBOX. Building on a reputation of excellence within the resort and pro sports industries, Mammoth SKYBOX… Continue Reading

Top 11 Security Threats of 2016

By Alex Cherones, Director of Threat Security Solutions, AT&T No one can know for sure what the next big cyberattack will be, but experts have some predictions about the biggest potential cyberthreats of 2016. One of the great challenges of cybersecurity is that there always seems to be a new or growing threat on the… Continue Reading

Duncan-Andrade to deliver keynote MLK address at Bellevue College

Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, educator, author and co-founder of the Teaching Excellence Network, will deliver the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote address at Bellevue College on Thursday, Jan. 21.   Duncan-Andrade’s keynote is part of a weeklong celebration at the college under the theme, “Black Education Matters” and will explore the material conditions that affect urban youth… Continue Reading

Stitches from the Heart: Covenant Shores’ residents donate handmade baby items to those in need

Stitches from the Heart members knit and crochet blankets, baby booties and other items to donate to Neighborhood Care Clinic in Seattle and Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah.Photo courtesy of Debbie Friend Haynes Ask any parent and they can tell you: babies require a lot of stuff. In addition to bottles and diapers, there are… Continue Reading