Monthly Archives: January 2018

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

Renton's Largest Businesses Featured at Eyes on Renton

Eyes 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… Continue Reading

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

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

This 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… Continue Reading

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

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

Almost 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… Continue Reading

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

According 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… Continue Reading

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

The 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… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

Bellevue Downtown Association to host 44th Annual Celebration

Bellevue Downtown Association to host 44th Annual Celebration

The 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… Continue Reading

Getting Closer to Getting a Tesla

Getting Closer to Getting a Tesla

I’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 /… Continue Reading