Patriotic pups to walk or jog morning of 4 th of July in support of Seattle Humane in Bellevue

The Bellevue Downtown Association invites the community to the Bellevue Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk. While Independence Day is a time for fun and celebration, it is also a stressful time for pets due to loud noises and bright sights. This noncompetitive 4-kilometer jog will keep dogs active to ease them into the 4th of July and will help support local open-door animal shelter Seattle Humane in Bellevue.
“With a little planning and precaution, you can ensure that this holiday is enjoyable for everyone,” says Jenna Pringle, Marketing Communications Manager for Seattle Humane in Bellevue. Continue reading “Patriotic pups to walk or jog morning of 4 th of July in support of Seattle Humane in Bellevue”

HomeStreet Opens New Branch in Redmond

Homestreet Bank RedmondHomeStreet Bank has announced the opening of a new retail branch in Redmond, Wash., located at 16389 Redmond Way, Suite 100. The branch officially opened on Thursday, June 15. This location will be led by Branch Manager Kristen Gonzales. Kristen is a Kirkland resident and brings almost 20 years of bank experience to the team.

“I enjoy adding value for my customers, my community and my team,” said Gonzales. “Watching the Redmond branch come together and seeing joy on the faces of those involved is inspiring.” Continue reading “HomeStreet Opens New Branch in Redmond”

Economic Development Partners Travel to Washington, D.C. to Recruit Foreign-Owned Companies to the Greater Seattle Region

Innovation Triangle Bellevue logoFour King County economic development partners—the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC), and the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond—have joined together to promote the Greater Seattle Region to foreign-owned companies interested in investing in the United States at the upcoming SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC. They will join the Washington State Department of Commerce in promoting Washington State, and in particular Seattle-King County, as a great place for international companies to do business and grow jobs.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit, scheduled for June 18-20, 2017, is driven primarily by the US Department of Commerce and other federal government agencies as a premier venue for US economic development organizations to share investment opportunities directly with international investors. Continue reading “Economic Development Partners Travel to Washington, D.C. to Recruit Foreign-Owned Companies to the Greater Seattle Region”

Pacific Learning Academy Proudly Supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation

Issaquah Schools FoundationThe most recent donation to the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s After-School Homework Labs by the founder of Pacific Learning Academy will provide critical financial support for the Foundation’s innovative Homework Labs program designed to provide every Issaquah District student access to free tutoring, a supervised location or use of the computers after school.

Kirsten O’Malley, founder and executive director of Pacific Learning Academy, has served on the Foundation’s board since 2007, including two years as the Program Chair that oversees all Foundation programs. The latest $5,000 grant from O’Malley and Pacific Learning Academy has been earmarked specifically to support the no-cost Homework Lab program.    Continue reading “Pacific Learning Academy Proudly Supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation”

Planetary Resources Names Brian Israel As General Counsel

Brian Israel General Counsel Planetary ResourcesRedmond-based Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, announced today that it has named Brian Israel as General Counsel. Mr. Israel will oversee the legal, regulatory, and compliance functions for the company, its parent, and Planetary Resources Luxembourg. The company’s vision is to expand humanity’s economic sphere of influence into the Solar System by providing resources for people and products in space, with a near-term goal of identification, extraction, and refinement of water from near-Earth asteroids. 

Mr. Israel joins Planetary Resources from the United States Department of State, where he served in the Office of the Legal Adviser since 2009. Continue reading “Planetary Resources Names Brian Israel As General Counsel”

Gov Inslee names Greg Dietzel to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Greg Dietzel Bellevue College TrusteeBellevue College recently announced that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Greg Dietzel to its Board of Trustees. The six-member board’s duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. 

Dietzel spent 12 years as Vice President & Senior State Executive for IBM until his recent retirement, where he was responsible for all operations and employees in the State of Washington. Prior to that, he held a variety of other roles at IBM, including VP, Client Unit Director, and Global Aerospace & Defense Industry Director.

He has also served on the Board of Trustees for Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the King County Information Technology Strategic Advisory Council, and currently he volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and the Boy Scouts of America. Continue reading “Gov Inslee names Greg Dietzel to Bellevue College Board of Trustees”

Crab King in Bellevue's Crossroad Neighborhood to Celebrate Grand Opening April 28th-30th

Crab King BellevueBellevue has become a dining mecca and one of the city’s newest restaurants, Crab King, will be celebrating its Grand Opening April 28th through 30th by offering the house Shabu Shabu multi-course menu for half price.  Xiaomeng Liu and his wife Peipei have based their specialized Northern Japanese style restaurant on a favorite Sapporo crab house called Kani Sho-gun.   Similarly crustacean focused, Crab King serves fresh crab in many dishes, including Red King, Japanese Snow and Dungeness. Liu, also the owner of iconic Seattle seafood dining destination Flying Fish, brought over two chefs from Hokkaido to helm the kitchen and provide guests with a truly authentic dining experience.
The menu celebrates the Liu’s preferred seafood, which is served hot pot, steamed, baked, and salt and pepper style. Most fresh frozen jumbo Red King Crab (which is very flavorful) goes to Japan or China and is not available for retail sale.  To ensure obtainability, Xiaomeng and Peipei purchased an entire year’s worth (investing approximately $100,000).   Continue reading “Crab King in Bellevue's Crossroad Neighborhood to Celebrate Grand Opening April 28th-30th”

FASTSIGNS of Kirkland to relocate to larger location on 85th Street

FASTSIGNS KirklandOn May 1, FASTSIGNS of Kirkland will be doing business in a new facility at 12644 NE 85th St., which is located half a mile east of its current location and is 700 square-feet larger.

“As our business continues to grow and we take on more comprehensive sign and visual graphics projects, it’s time to expand to a larger facility,” said Greg Shugarts, franchisee of FASTSIGNS of Kirkland. “Our new location allows us to serve customers even better with an improved layout for production and additional office space for our growing team.” 

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Startup 425: Founders Learning Series at Bellevue City Hall Starts April 26th

Startup425Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup 425, the Washington SBDC, and seasoned professionals from SCORE for a series of workshops focused on bringing your ideas to reality, from developing a business plan to crafting a financing and marketing strategy.

Each session will focus on a different aspect of the startup process, and participants may choose to attend one, multiple, or all sessions, depending on individual needs and interests.

Session 1 (April 26): Ideation Continue reading “Startup 425: Founders Learning Series at Bellevue City Hall Starts April 26th”

6th Annual Lake to Lake Bike Ride in Bellevue June 3, 2017

Lake to Lake Bike Ride BellevueLake to Lake Bike Ride BellevueAn enjoyable, non-competitive recreational ride for the whole family.   Two unique loops; a mostly flat Greenbelt Loop flat 9-mile route; and the Lake Loop which is a more challenging 22-mile route.  Routes are about 80% on-road and 20% off-road (gravel).  The routes take riders to and through Bellevue’s award winning park system exploring hidden treasures of Bellevue.  Benefits the City of Bellevue youth camp scholarship fund.  Entry fees are low.  Participants receive a custom t-shirt.  Lots of goodies at post ride fest. 

Start and finish, Lake Hills Community Park 1200-164th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA  98007 Ages 9 and up.  Volunteers are needed. 

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