Monthly Archives: February 2016

Diana Pacheco, 30 Years Living with Dialysis, to Accept the Pioneer in Excellence Award for Her Commitment to Home Dialysis Care

On February 28, 2016 during the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) in Seattle, WA, Fresenius Renal Technologies will present Wyoming resident, Diana Pacheco, with its annual Pioneer in Excellence Award to recognize her commitment to home hemodialysis (HHD) and her role as a patient advocate.
Pacheco, who has been on dialysis for more than 30 years, lives with chronic renal failure.

She is an advocate for home hemodialysis and sets a fine example for others living with chronic kidney disease.

She has worked full time at the Rawlins National Bank in Wyoming for over 30 years, undeterred by her need for dialysis treatments. She has consistently shown her community that her chronic disease has never defined who she is.
The annual Pioneer in Excellence Award is a national award presented by Fresenius Renal Technologies to patients with exceptional resiliency and commitment to the modality of home hemodialysis. Diana Pacheco embodies all of the characteristics this award represents and for this reason, she will be honored in 2016.
If you or a colleague will be at the Annual Dialysis Conference and would be interested in attending the patient award presentation, please see below for details. If you are not attending the conference and think your audience may be interested in hearing Diana Pacheco’s story, we would be happy to work with you. Please contact us at your earliest convenience.
What: Presentation of the Pioneer in Excellence Award
Who:   Pat McCarthy, Senior Vice President, Renal Products Sales & Marketing
Maureen Lynden Green, Vice President, Home Marketing
Diana Pacheco, 2008K@home machine patient and 2016 Pioneer in Excellence Award recipient
Date:  Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle, WA, Fresenius Renal Therapies Booth #301
Contact: Ed Auzenbergs 781-699-9022
About Fresenius Renal Technologies
Fresenius Renal Technologies is a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, the leading provider of renal care, dialysis equipment, and major supplier of renal pharmaceuticals. The company has been designated as Forbes Magazine’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2011, 2012 and 2013. For more information about Fresenius Renal Technologies and Fresenius Medical Care North America, visit

Classic Pianos in Bellevue to Host $750,000 Piano

Classic Pianos is hosting a Bösendorfer Factory Selection Tour event, which features a special collection of uniquely beautiful pianos from the world’s oldest premium piano manufacturer, March 10-13. This event, taking place at Classic Piano’s showroom (10635 NE 8th St., Bellevue, Wash.), represents one of the largest groups of Bösendorfer pianos ever to be displayed in a… Continue Reading

Freshii Opens First Puget Sound Location This Spring at The Bellevue Collection

This spring, Freshii, a health-casual restaurant franchise chain with many locations inside Target stores across the country, will open its doors at The Bellevue Collection in Bellevue Square.  Freshii will be offering shoppers fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go. (and hopefully get them buying more stuff). Located on the second… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Deal with Startup Setbacks

Setbacks. Every small business owner and entrepreneur encounters them at some point as they build their startup. What separates successful businesses from those less likely to succeed is their ability to overcome adversity, learn from their mistakes and come back better than ever. Donald Cyprian, Founder of Instant Christ™, the first-ever Christian and faith-based social media… Continue Reading

Vermont Favorite Ben & Jerry’s to Open in Bellevue Square

The fresh and sometimes surprising flavors of Ben & Jerry’s will soon be available at The Bellevue Collection. Scheduled to open April 2016, the new ice cream classic will be located across from McDonald’s on the first level of Bellevue Square.  The new store will feature the full selection of long-time favorites as well as… Continue Reading


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Bellevue College to host Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Fair encourages k-12 students to explore careers in STEM fields More than 200 students from King and Snohomish counties will compete Saturday, March 12 in the seventh annual Bellevue College Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF) in the Bellevue College gymnasium.  Fair organizers are encouraging public participation in this free event between 1 – 3:30 p.m. and… Continue Reading

Paul Schmidt Joins Fresh Healthy Vending as CMO

San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending a pioneer in healthy vending recently announced that industry veteran Paul Schmidt has signed on as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer. Paul will oversee and lead all brand, strategy and marketing initiatives for the company’s two brands, Fresh Healthy Vending (FHV) and Reis and Ivry’s. “With such an impressive… Continue Reading

Bellevue-Based Home Care Assistance of Seattle Hires Paul Hatherley Director of Client Services

 Home Care Assistance of Seattle, a  provider of in-home care for seniors, has hired Paul Hatherley as their new Director of Client Services. Paul brings over ten years of professional experience in home care to his new role after having managed successful home care operations in Nevada, California and now Washington. He has a background… Continue Reading

43,000 Pounds of Unified Grocers Food and Household Items Donated to Emergency Food Network

Unified Grocers hosted their annual Unified Sell-abration Pacific Northwest – a private selling show showcasing quality food and products available to their customers, suppliers, and brokers. The event was held on February 17 and 18 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. This year, vendors were given the opportunity to donate products left over… Continue Reading