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Washington State Reaches Milestone of 1k Active Winery Licenses

Washington State Reaches Milestone of 1k Active Winery Licenses

Major milestone for second largest wine producing state in the U.S.

New Wine Epicenter Washington State

Washington state’s wine industry reached a major milestone by surpassing 1,000 active winery licenses, according to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB).

“To think about where we started and where we are today is absolutely thrilling,” said Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine. “From humble beginnings, the Washington wine industry now contributes more than $7 billion to the state’s economy and generates roughly $2.4 billion in revenue.”

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San Diego-Based Biotech Plexium Launches w $28 mil in Financing

San Diego Biotech Plexium Launches w $28 Million

San Diego-based today announced the launch of the company with the closing of a $28 million Series A financing. The financing was led by DCVC Bio and The Column Group, with participation from M Ventures, CRV, and Neotribe Ventures. The company’s proprietary platform, DELPhe, enables cell-based phenotypic screening of DNA-encoded libraries in nanoliter volumes. Continue Reading

NABCEP and Intersolar North America Partner to Bring Installer-Contractor CEUs to San Diego in 2020

Intersolar North America, the first major solar + energy storage trade show event of the year, announced today a new partnership with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Eligible PV professionals will be able to attend the Intersolar North America expo hall for free at the San Diego Convention Center from February 4-6, 2020,… Continue Reading

Walla Walla Valley Winemakers Share Itineraries for the Fall Season

Travel to Walla Walla this fall with an insider’s guide to the Valley’s best kept secrets and celebrated favorites, all curated by local winemakers themselves. The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance (WWVWA) has unveiled the third annual WWander Walla Walla Valley Wine series of curated winemaker itineraries. The WWVWA partnered with Walla Walla Valley winemakers and winegrowers… Continue Reading

Houston’s Aliana Master-Planned Community Ranked Top 30 in US Sales

Houston’s Aliana Master-Planned Community Ranked Top 30 in US Sales

Aliana, a 2,000-acre master-planned community located in Richmond, TX announced today it has been ranked in the Top 30 in sales nationally for master-planned communities (MPCs) by real estate consulting firms RCLCo and John Burns. Aliana sold 430 new homes in 2018, ranking it fifth in the state in new home sales. Continue Reading

San Diego’s Axos Bank Named Best Checking Account and Best Online Bank

San Diego’s Axos Bank Named Best Checking Account and Best Online Bank

San Diego – based Axos Financial, Inc., parent of Axos Bank, announced today that Axos Bank has been named as having one of the “Best Checking Accounts” in America, as well as being one of the “Best Online Banks,” by personal finance website MyBankTracker.com. “We don’t charge monthly maintenance fees, we reimburse all ATM fees… Continue Reading

Bellevue Downtown Association to host 45th Annual Celebration

Bellevue Downtown Association to host 45th Annual Celebration

The Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) will host its 45th Annual Celebration on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Meydenbauer Center. More than 500 business and community leaders from around the region will celebrate the growth and evolution of Downtown Bellevue. The celebration will feature two keynote speakers; Margaret A. Meister, President and CEO of Symetra Financial Corporation;… Continue Reading

Rest in Peace Deirdre Carroll

Rest in Peace Deirdre Carroll

This morning while aimlessly scrolling through Facebook, I learned that we have lost the amazing Deirdre Carroll. Condolences and positives vibes go out to Bill Hanot and their filmmaker daughter Cassidy Carroll. While we were not close, we were friends and she was always so kind to me. One of my fondest memories of Deirdre… Continue Reading

Blue Introduces Ember XLR Microphone for Professional Recording, YouTube Production, and Streaming

Blue Introduces Ember XLR Microphone for Professional Recording, YouTube Production, and Streaming

Blue, a 20-year innovator in audio technology and design, recently announced Ember, a premium, cardioid XLR condenser microphone designed for pristine capture of vocals and instruments. Ember is ideal for music applications like SoundCloud, capturing professional sound for YouTube video production, and live-streaming. Ember’s tight pickup pattern helps reduce room and background noise. Featuring premium components… Continue Reading