The State of the Union? Uncompetitive

United State President Donald TrumpTonight’s State of The Union Speech a Great Opportunity for President Donald Trump

By Robert D. Atkinson

In the decades following World War II, the U.S. economy was by almost any measure the world’s most competitive. It boasted the highest manufacturing output, the highest productivity, a huge trade surplus — and, consequently, the highest living standards. But that’s no longer the case. President Trump should focus on this issue like a laser in his second annual address to Congress. To “Make America Great Again,” he needs to articulate a clear vision and detailed agenda for restoring U.S. economic competitiveness. Continue reading “The State of the Union? Uncompetitive”

Renton's Largest Businesses Featured at Eyes on Renton

Renton Chamber of Commerce Eyes on RentonEyes on Renton to Feature Renton’s Largest Businesses

The second annual Eyes on Renton Breakfast will be held on Wednesday February 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.

Eyes on Renton is a celebration of business. Renton has grown from 53,000 to 103,000 in just over 10 years. The Renton Chamber of Commerce believes this phenomenal growth has much to do with existing and new businesses that have planted their flag in our city. 

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Early Announcement of the 2017 Kantar TNS Product of the Year Awards

2017 Product of the Year AwardsThis article first appeared at Local Business Scoop, but Virtually Famous Marketing also wanted to share advance notice of the 2017 Product of the Year Awards with the amazing readers and supporters at Bellevue Business Journal.
Almost every day Local Business Scoop receives news and announcements – sometimes they are sent by PR companies who don’t bother to read Submission Guidelines for Local Business Scoop.  Today we were sent information on the 28 winners of the 2017 Product Award – but they aren’t going to be official announced until February 9th.

SPOILER ALERT : Winners of the 2017 Product of the Year Awards

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Spoiler Alert: Winners of the 2017 Product of the Year Award

2017 Product of the Year AwardsAlmost every day Virtually Famous Marketing and Local Business Scoop receives news and announcements – sometimes they are sent by PR companies who don’t bother to read Submission Guidelines for Local Business Scoop.  Today we were sent information on the 28 winners of the 2017 Product Award – but they aren’t going to be official announced until February 9th.

SPOILER ALERT : Winners of the 2017 Product of the Year Awards

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Del Mar Investment Firm Cazador Acquires More Multifamily Properties in San Diego

Cazador Investments San Diego aerialAccording to a post at SanDiegoRealEstate.re, Del Mar – based Cazador Investments, LLC has closed on five separate acquisitions across San Diego County in the last nine months, totaling 44 multifamily units and 4 commercial spaces in several desirable submarkets. Hunter Beaumont, President of Cazador, comments, “These acquisitions were each situational opportunities where we could get into strong value-add candidates in attractive areas and at a great basis. Discount to replacement cost is one of our most important metrics, and these assets were all acquired at a substantial discount to what it would cost to build them today.”

The five assets range between 3 and 22 units 

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Washington Winegrowers 2018 Convention & Trade Show Feb 6-8 in Kennewick

Washington Winegrowers logoThe Washington Winegrowers Association’s (formerly known as the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers) 2018 Convention & Trade Show on February 6-8, 2018, is being held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA.

This year’s Winegrowers Convention theme is Washington Wine: By Design, the premier educational and networking opportunity for the Northwest wine and grape industry to see, taste, and experience the industry’s innovative approach. Continue reading “Washington Winegrowers 2018 Convention & Trade Show Feb 6-8 in Kennewick”

Tasmanian Fulbright Scholar James Roggall Teaches Virtual Reality at BC, and the Other Side of the Earth, Simultaneously

Bruce Wolcott (left) and James Riggall.
Bruce Wolcott (left) and James Riggall.

James Riggall, a Fulbright Scholar and founder of the Tasmanian startup Bitlink, is introducing students to the virtual world, live in the collaboratory at Bellevue College and live-streamed to innovation hubs on the other side of the earth in Tasmania. One class offered for Winter Quarter, Virtual Reality Design and Communications, is geared for anyone who wants to understand this emerging technology, while another, Virtual Reality Lab Project, gives students the chance to get hands-on by designing and prototyping a virtual reality (VR) project. Continue reading “Tasmanian Fulbright Scholar James Roggall Teaches Virtual Reality at BC, and the Other Side of the Earth, Simultaneously”

80 Days to Fatness w Joe Abs Day 2

Today is Day 2 of my new program 80 Days to Fatness. Very sorry about the audio crack up – will use a different mic tomorrow … Today before noon I ate two chocolate croissants (580 calories each, about 10 m&m cookies, a banana (gotta eat something semi-healthy right?), two large handfuls of (salted) cashews, a huge, greasy grilled cheeseburger (with Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce) and a HUGE 32 oz chocolate malt with lots of ice cream and extra chocolate sauce.

While my wife eats a (very small) vegan diet and does her #80dayobsession @beachbody workouts, I am working to gain as much weight as possible in those same 80 days – and then I will attempt to get back to less than 10% bodyfat by summer …

#caloriesunknown #notcleaneating #80daystofatness #wishmeluck

Nutrition for January 16, 2018

4am 10 M&M Cookies (for breakfast)

6am 1 banana

Water 18oz, 18oz,

8am 2 Chocolate Croissants – 580 calories each

11:30am – two large handfuls of cashews with salt

12 noon – large cheeseburger w bbq sauce on English Muffin, 32 oz chocolate malt with lots of ice cream, raw egg and extra chocolate sauce

 

Exercise

DB curls 20-20, 22 25-15,

Crunches 35, 36,

DB Flys 25-25, 30-20,

Front DB Shoulder Raises 15-15, 15-20,

Pushups – 12, 12, 12,

 

 

Bellevue Downtown Association to host 44th Annual Celebration

Bellevue Downtown Association logoThe Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) will host its 44th Annual Celebration on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Meydenbauer Center. More than 450 business and community leaders from around the region will recognize leadership and achievements that are transforming Bellevue’s city core.
The celebration will feature keynote speaker Rebecca Ryan, a futurist and economist, who will share her research and foresight on patterns that will shape the future of cities like Bellevue. Ryan is a renowned expert in helping cities and business think around the corner to what’s next. Continue reading “Bellevue Downtown Association to host 44th Annual Celebration”

Getting Closer to Getting a Tesla

2014 Tesla Model S P85D Silver in San DiegoI’ve recently come across a couple of sites to see many Tesla vehicles for sale – and to be able to make an offer as soon as the time is right.

I’m working on selling advertising (vehicle wrapping) for a Tesla Model S, driving all over San Diego County (mostly in the Del Mar / La Jolla area).  If you know Continue reading “Getting Closer to Getting a Tesla”