TechCity Bowl to Celebrate 60 Years on Saturday – Everyone is Invited!

TechCity BowlTechCity Bowl, Kirkland Washington’s premier independent bowling center, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between the hours of 12PM and 6PM.
The public is invited to join the celebration which will be held at the bowling center located at 13033 NE 70th Place in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of Kirkland.  During the event we will be rolling back bowling pricing and featuring $1 game and $1 shoes.  We will have local spirit and brewery tastings, as well as offering small bites of our new food menu.  So bring the family, grab some friends and come join the fun.

Help TechCity Bowl Celebrate 60 Years on Saturday

TechCity BowlTechCity Bowl, Kirkland Washington’s premier independent bowling center, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between the hours of 12PM and 6PM.

The public is invited to join the celebration which will be held at the bowling center located at 13033 NE 70th Place in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of Kirkland.  During the event we will be rolling back bowling pricing and featuring $1 game and $1 shoes.  We will have local spirit and brewery tastings, as well as offering small bites of our new food menu.  So bring the family, grab some friends and come join the fun.

CLEAR Partners With Seattle Seahawks, Sounders & Mariners to Launch Biometric Payments & ID Check

CLEAR, the company using biometrics to build a connected, secure and frictionless world, announces three new initiatives in Seattle enabling fans of the Seahawks, Sounders FC and Mariners to move through security quickly and to purchase concessions with the tap of a finger:

CLEAR CLEAR Partners With Seattle Seahawks, Sounders & Mariners to Launch Biometric Payments & ID Check

  • The Seahawks are the first NFL team to join CLEAR’s nationwide network, enabling frictionless entry and concession experiences available beginning at this week’s first pre-season game.
  • Seahawks and Sounders FC fans at CenturyLink Field and Mariners fans at Safeco Field can now purchase concessions with the tap of a finger using CLEAR, the first time in the United States that biometrics replace an ID for age validation and credit card for purchase in a single touch.
  • Sounders FC is the 4th Major League Soccer team to add CLEAR for fans to speed through stadium security.

These new initiatives are the latest ways that professional sports teams are integrating CLEAR’s innovative platform to enhance the fan experience and improve security. With approval from the State of Washington to replace a traditional ID check with biometric powered age validation, CLEAR members at CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field can buy food and drinks, and simultaneously prove that they are of legal age for alcohol purchases — all with just their fingerprints.

“Seattle CLEAR members now enjoy frictionless experiences from gate-to-seat at two of the largest sports and entertainment venues in the city, and from curb-to-gate on their travels through SeaTac and beyond,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker. “Reimagining the concessions experience is a natural extension of our platform in sports and we’re thrilled to partner with the Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders to bring it to life for their fans.”

“Having an excellent and safe fan experience is paramount in everything we do, so we are excited to introduce CLEAR’s innovative security lanes and biometric payment and age verification to fans at CenturyLink Field,” said David Young, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Operations, CenturyLink Field.

“Enrolling for CLEAR is easy and allows guests to enjoy more game time, from entering the stadium to now getting through the concessions line and back to their seats more quickly,” said Trevor Gooby, Seattle Mariners Sr. Vice President, Ballpark Operations.

CLEAR is available at the following locations at Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field:

  • CenturyLink Field:
    • CLEAR Lanes at Northwest and Southwest gates
    • CLEAR Concessions in the Delta Sky360° Club near sections 210 and 234
  • Safeco Field:
    • CLEAR Lanes at Home Plate and Left Field gates
    • CLEAR Concessions at Double Play Chicken & Sausage (section 136) and Shortstop Beer (section 185)

CLEAR will also be available during concerts at CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field for both access and concessions.

CLEAR is available at 38 airports and stadiums nationwide, including 15 teams across the NFL, MLB, NBA and MLS. CLEAR also recently announced a partnership with MLB, which as the Official Biometric Identity and Ticketing Partner will power seamless biometric ticketing at participating ballparks later this year. Enrollment for CLEAR Sports is free, takes less than five minutes to complete at any participating venue and can be used at the game immediately.

The company’s ongoing expansion in sports builds on CLEAR’s success delivering secure, frictionless customer experiences in major airports around the country.

CLEAR is SAFETY Act Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. CenturyLink Field also achieved SAFETY Act Designation and Certification earlier this year.

AIADA Responds to US – EU Trade Announcement

AIADA logoThe American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) today reacted to an announcement that the U.S. and the European Union reached an agreement to avoid the further escalation of trade tensions. President Donald Trump today met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his top trade official Cecilia Malmström at the White House to address the trade issue, including automotive tariffs.

“AIADA is pleased to see positive discussions between President Trump and the EU surrounding our trade differences,” said AIADA President and CEO Cody Lusk. “As I’ve said in the past, no one wins a trade war. While the President did not address the ongoing auto 232 investigation, AIADA’s dealer members are optimistic that today’s agreement will lead to progress in resolving auto trade differences, and continue to promote the principles of trade that have made the American auto industry so successful.”  Continue reading “AIADA Responds to US – EU Trade Announcement”

Kirkland Summerfest: Moss Bay Days Reincarnated?

Kirkland Summerfest Promises to Be Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Kirkland Summerfest 2018Building a community one smile at a time or bringing back the good ole Moss Bay Days?  Kirkland Summerfest is coming to Kirkland’s waterfront August 10-12 and brings back memories of the great Moss Bay Days festival that Kirkland used to host (before it started getting out of hand and was permanently cancelled).

Kirkland Summerfest is back and better than ever! Kirkland Summerfest is a three-day music+arts fest with incredible live performances, outdoor entertainment venues, purveyors of delicious foods, local beers, wines and family focused arts and entertainment. 

This year will be bigger and better than ever! Summerfest is excited to expand our family-centric activities to the KidZone at Heritage Park. Kirkland Summerfest is a perfect weekend full of celebration and joy.

The festival will also offer spectacular entertainment including KEXP favorites on the Main Stage in the beer garden. Summerfest is proud to present a fantastic lineup including The Dusty 45s, Nite Wave, The Black Tones and Creme Tangerine. Be sure to explore our expanded Art Fair presented by ryan james fine arts, bouncy toys and rides at the 11 acre KidZone at Heritage Park, the all new Create Zone at Heritage Hall, Beer Yoga and Beer Zumba presented by Columbia Athletic Club, shopping and food at the Street Fair presented by Evergreen Health, and of course, local beer, wine, and cocktails in the Beer Garden.

Kirkland Summerfest is a benefit for the Kirkland Downtown Association and other local non-profits. Many thanks to The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, Explore Kirkland, Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, Rotary Club, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland Interfaith Network, and KEXP. 

 
KEXP presents Kirkland Summerfest 2018, a three day music+arts festival where attendees can discover a diverse lineup of acclaimed local musicians performing at the waterfront MAIN STAGE and Beer Garden. Kirkland’s historic downtown is the area’s arts and entertainment district, ideal for fans, artists and muscians to enjoy the perfect weekend of summer music and art.
Happy hour beer prices and no cover until 6 PM every day! One night only tickets are available at the door, $5 Friday night and $10 Saturday night.

ONLINE TICKET OPTIONS

$15 Concert a la carte Ticket includes:

  • Friday and Saturday night admission to MAIN STAGE beer garden (ages 21+)
  • all beverages are a la carte
  • More tickets available at festival gate

ONLINE ONLY $40 Festival Pass includes:

  • Weekend admission to MAIN STAGE beer garden (ages 21+)
  • $25 in drink tokens
  • 2018 Souvenir Glass
  • 2018 Souvenir Lanyard
  • Enjoy Happy Hour pricing all day, all night, all weekend
  • Unlimited re-entry

yoga$25 Saturday Morning Beer+Yoga at Marina Park – Saturday 8/11 at 11 am

  • 1 delicious ice cold local beer
  • Saturday night admission to MAIN STAGE beer garden (ages 21+)
  • Bring your own yoga mat
  • Description:
    Celebrate summer with the joy of a cold beer and the mindfulness of yoga. Join yoga teacher Stephanie Larson in a 45 minute flow incorporating sips of delicious beers on tap from local brewers. Come see what the “buzz” surrounding beer yoga is all about. Saturday, August 11 at 11am. 21+ Marina Park.

zumba$25 Sunday Morning Beer+Zumba at Marina Park – Sunday 8/12 at 10 am

  • 1 delicious ice cold local beer
  • Zumba in the Pavilion at Marina Park
  • Description:
    Join internationally renowned instructors Tracy Herrick and Stephanie Larson as we take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin, World rhythms and Top 40 hits take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Super fun? Check and check. Sunday August 12th 10am Marina Park.

Please keep in mind all guests at the main stage must be 21+ with valid ID to enter the beer garden. Available while supplies last.
Entry Only tickets available at the door while supplies last.
How does this work? Cover starts each day at 6 PM. Once cover begins, that day’s wristband will be required for re-entry. Festival Pass holders will have unlimited access all weekend long.

MAIN STAGE Schedule

FRIDAY AUGUST 10

  • 9 PM CREME TANGERINE
  • 7 PM HAIR NATION
  • 5 PM CHERRY CHERRY
  • 3:30 PM MARILYN AND THE G STRINGS

SATURDAY AUGUST 11

  • 9 PM NITE WAVE
  • 7 PM THE DUSTY 45s
  • 5:30 PM THE BLACK TONES
  • 4 PM RADIO RAHEEM
  • 2:30 PM NEWAGEHEALERS
  • 1 PM BLACK NITE CRASH

SUNDAY AUGUST 12

  • 5PM STRONG SUIT
  • 3:30 PM DANNY NEWCOMB & THE SUGARMAKERS
  • 2 PM THE CLOSE SECONDS
  • 12:30 PM TRES LECHES
  • 11 AM SOFT SCIENCE

Matt Zimmerman Named Registrar at WAZZU

WSU Officially Hires Matt Zimmerman as Registrar

Matt Zimmerman WSU RegistrarMatt Zimmerman was named Washington State University’s registrar following a national search, provost Dan Bernardo announced Thursday, July 19.

Zimmerman has served as interim university registrar since July 2017.

“It has been a pleasure to serve as interim registrar for the past year, and I am very honored that WSU has provided me the opportunity to serve as registrar,” Zimmerman says. “I look forward to leading the Registrar’s Office in our mission to compassionately implement university policy and procedures, and to provide innovative support to WSU students and faculty.”

A WSU employee since 2008, Zimmerman was the associate registrar from 2013 to 2017. He previously served as the university’s veterans coordinator and assistant registrar. Continue reading “Matt Zimmerman Named Registrar at WAZZU”

Paul LaPonte and Quality Sewing and Vacuum Earns Top Bernina Dealer Award for 2017

BERNINA Honors Paul LaPonte and Quality Sewing and Vacuum

Paul LaPonte Quality Sewing and VacuumBERNINA of America has announced its top Dealers for 2017 that demonstrated exemplary sales, service, and customer education.  These Dealers including Paul LaPonte of Quality Sewing and Vacuum were recognized at the BERNINA University Dealer training conference, which was held in Chicago.

“Our top Dealers for 2017 represented BERNINA with truly outstanding sales and first-class customer service and educational support,” said Paul Ashworth, president of BERNINA of America.  “They are a model of success for other BERNINA Dealers to emulate.  We congratulate them on a job well done.” Continue reading “Paul LaPonte and Quality Sewing and Vacuum Earns Top Bernina Dealer Award for 2017”

Debra Montgomery New Pacific NW Region Manager at Union Bank

Debra Montgomery Union Bank Union Bank recently announced that Debra Montgomery has joined the bank as Managing Director, Pacific Northwest Region Manager for the Private Mortgage Division of Union Bank Home Loans. Montgomery will manage the team of Private Mortgage consultants who specialize in offering home lending products and services to the bank’s Private Bank clients and prospects. She is based in the Bellevue office and reports to William (Bill) Bilicki, Private Mortgage Division Executive.

“Union Bank is committed to growing its mortgage portfolio, which is now the sixth largest in the nation,” said Bilicki. “That’s why we are so excited to welcome Debra to our Private Mortgage Division. Her successful industry track record, proven leadership capabilities and deep knowledge of the Pacific Northwest market make her ideally suited to lead our Pacific Northwest Private Mortgage team, deepen our client relationships and grow our presence in the region.”

Montgomery has more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry.  Continue reading “Debra Montgomery New Pacific NW Region Manager at Union Bank”

34th Anniversary for Bellevue Festival of the Arts is July 27-29 2018

Bellevue Festival of the Arts Excited to Be Back for 34th Year

Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2018As a local arts festival that’s uniquely by artists, for artists, the 2018 Bellevue Festival of the Arts returns for its 34th year from July 27-29, 2018 in downtown Bellevue, Washington. Presented by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest, the BFoA curates an award-winning show of rich and diverse multiple mediums, featuring artists hailing from the Pacific Northwest, from across the United States, and the world beyond, as one of the three popular fairs that make up Bellevue Arts Fair Weekend each Summer.

And 2018 promises to be one of its best yet!

Continue reading “34th Anniversary for Bellevue Festival of the Arts is July 27-29 2018”

Eastside Business is Now on SiteGround Webhosting

Eastside Business and EastsideBusiness.com is now being hosted by SiteGround web hosting.

We were with Hostgator for many years, but they really let us down.

With SiteGround we can better serve all the clients of Virtually Famous Marketing and readers of Local Business Scoop, Bellevue Business Journal. Eastside Business Journal and Eastside Business.

Thank you very much for visiting Eastside Business.