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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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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

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

Six Tips for Global Business Growth: Put Your Banker to Work

Six Tips for Global Business Growth: Put Your Banker to Work

By Jim Morehead, Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking Bank of America Merrill Lynch In today’s robust global economy, Seattle-area businesses may want to consider sourcing and selling in foreign markets to grow their business. Whether your company is a recognized technology titan, a growing start-up or a local supplier – plenty of opportunity exists to… Continue Reading

Reader Editorial:  Where’s the Leadership Around Planned January 2019 Closure of SR 99 in Seattle?

Reader Editorial: Where’s the Leadership Around Planned January 2019 Closure of SR 99 in Seattle?

STATEWIDE MEDIA & BUSINESS ALERT- 3 WEEK INTERSTATE HIWAY CLOSURE STATE & PUGET SOUND TRANSPORTATION NIGHTMARE. WHY THE MADNESS? WHY NO LEADERSHIP?  Dear Editor:Hello. You may or may not have seen the friendly reminder emails that state of Washington plans to CLOSE DOWN a major north-south interstate hiway 99 in the middle of Seattle for (a minimum)… Continue Reading

7 Tips to Develop Your Leadership Skills

Dr. Alok Trivedi Offers Ideas to Enhance Leadership Skills By Dr. Alok Trivedi Whether you’re trying to climb the proverbial career ladder or digging your feet in as an entrepreneur with big visions, solid leadership skills are a must. The tactics of great leaders can be overwhelming for many to embody, but with hard work… Continue Reading

Talking Rain 's New CEO and Sparkling Ice Sales

Talking Rain Beverage Company, the makers of zero sugar Sparkling Ice®, formally announces on September 6, 2018, the appointment of Chris Hall to CEO following a record sales period for the company. With this transition, Talking Rain is also pleased to announce Sarah Gustat as Vice President of Marketing, and Ken Sylvia as Vice President… Continue Reading