MIRA, Visionary High-Rise Community With Shape-Shifting Architecture Revealed By Tishman Speyer

MIRA, the newest community of luxury condominium residences developed by Tishman Speyer, has been unveiled. Prospective buyers are now able to register their interest on the project’s new website. Located one block from the Embarcadero at 280 Spear Street at the corner of Spear and Folsom, MIRA is designed by award-winning architecture practice Studio Gang and will feature a distinctive, dynamic tower with large bay windows spiraling up the façade to offer sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and the city skyline.

MIRA, Visionary High-Rise Community With Shape-Shifting Architecture Revealed By Tishman SpeyerMIRA

“Reinterpreting the classic bay windows of San Francisco, our design amplifies the dynamic quality of the neighborhood,” says Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Studio Gang. “Spiraling all the way up this 400-foot tower, bay windows create unique spaces in every residence that offer fresh air, expansive views, and changing qualities of light throughout the day.”

The 40-story MIRA will comprise a broad mix of 392 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums, townhouses, and penthouses. MIRA’s Sales Gallery will open this Fall, with occupancy slated for Fall 2019. Sales at MIRA will be represented by Polaris Pacific, the West Coast leader in high-density real estate sales and marketing.

“With construction of MIRA well underway, we’re getting closer each day to delivering this stunning new community for the benefit of the flourishing Transbay neighborhood,” says Carl Shannon, Senior Managing Director at Tishman Speyer. “We’re enthusiastic to have the opportunity to once again enhance San Francisco by bringing an exceptional, world-class architect’s vision to the skyline with an innovative, perspective-shifting tower.”

When completed, MIRA will feature amenities such as a courtyard, rooftop deck, private dining room, club lounge, a Jay Wright-designed fitness center, children’s playroom, business and conference center, dog washing station, valet parking for 340 cars with electric vehicle charging stations, parking for 150 bicycles, and over 10,000 square feet of retail at street level. Inside, bay windows in every residence offer sweeping views and create a dynamic façade that will transform the neighborhood with Studio Gang’s groundbreaking, forward-thinking architecture.

Located in the emerging Transbay neighborhood where SoMa meets the Embarcadero, MIRA will offer convenient access to the waterfront, the new Salesforce Park and Transbay Transit Terminal, and a wide array of retailers, nightlife, restaurants, transportation options, and sports and entertainment venues. The MIRA community will contribute to the dynamic neighborhood created by Tishman Speyer’s nearby Infinity and LUMINA projects. The site was previously known as Block One of the Transbay Redevelopment Plan. For more information and to register for the interest list to receive development updates, please visit MIRASF.com.

Nintex 's Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

Nintex announced on August 15, 2018, Dustin Grosse has joined as Chief Marketing and Strategy
Officer. Mr. Grosse brings more than 25 years of technology management, strategy and marketing experience from
previous leadership roles with Microsoft, DocuSign, McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble and other companies.

Nintex ‘s Chief Marketing & Strategy OfficerNintex

“Dustin is a cloud technology innovator, strategist and go-to-market expert who will inspire our team with his passion
for business productivity improvements made possible by the Nintex Platform,” said Nintex CEO Eric Johnson. “Many of
us at the company have known and collaborated with Dustin for several years and believe that his marketing and corporate
strategy acumen will help drive Nintex customer focus to further scale our success.”
Grosse said, “I’m delighted to join the company at this stage of the company’s evolution because I’m passionate about helping
companies digitally transform their businesses. I’m excited to collaborate with all Nintex employees, partners and
customers to ensure we deliver increasingly valuable solutions through the company’s Platform. I look forward to helping
Nintex promote the world’s best technology to easily identify, automate and manage critical business processes.”
Mr. Grosse most recently served as the CEO of ClearSlide, the Sale Engagement Platform (SEP) leader acquired last year
by Corel Corporation. In his three years there, he helped expand ClearSlide’s sales and marketing channels, grow
revenue and achieve profitability. Prior to that, Grosse spent four years as the CMO of DocuSign where he built its global
brand and established its leadership as the industry standard in Digital Transaction Management (DTM).
Before that, Grosse spent the seven years with Microsoft as General Manager helping lead its Sales, Marketing, and
Services Field Readiness and Unified Communications business. Mr. Grosse joined Microsoft through the acquisition of
the company’s first cloud services business, PlaceWare Web Conferencing, in 2003. Earlier in his career, he led
marketing for other technology service providers including Covad Communications, OnFiber and Voxeo. Grosse also
worked for McKinsey & Company helping to advise client companies on their go-to-market strategies after working in
Brand Management with Procter & Gamble. He holds a Masters in Management from the Yale School of Management.
Thoma Bravo Operating Partner and Nintex Board Chairman David Murphy adds, “Dustin’s background helping scale
SaaS services companies at various stages of growth and maturity will be a strategic asset to Nintex and highly-valued by
everyone who has an opportunity to work with him. As Nintex’s majority investor, we’re confident that Dustin will do
what he has done throughout his impressive career – bring immediate value to customers and partners while developing
high-performing and collaborative teams that generate strong business results.”

KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Prado

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) announced on August 9 2018, the grand opening of Prado at Cadence Park, a community of beautiful new homes situated in the highly-regarded Great Park Neighborhoods master planned community. The walkable community offers considerable amenities, including beautifully designed parks, swimming pools, sports fields, tennis courts, greenhouses, community gardens, outdoor kitchens and a community art walk that will feature murals, sculptures and creative gathering spaces. Concert-goers can enjoy the nearby 12,000-seat FivePoint Amphitheatre, which hosts world-renowned acts.

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Located just off Irvine Boulevard, within the desirable Irvine Unified School District, Prado at Cadence Park is walking distance to both Portola High School and the new Cadence Park K-8 school. The surrounding area features several outdoor recreational opportunities, with plenty of parks, public golf courses, and protected open spaces for residents to enjoy year-round. Additionally, Orange County theme parks and beautiful beaches are just a short drive away. Prado at Cadence Park is convenient to Interstates 5 and 405 as well as State Routes 133 and 241 for easy commutes and access to John Wayne Airport, Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar.

KB Home will host a grand opening celebration at Prado at Cadence Park on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., during which attendees may tour the elegantly-appointed model homes. Free refreshments and entertainment will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

At Prado at Cadence Park, KB Home plans to construct 87 homes, available in three distinct three-story floor plans that range in size from 1,700 to 2,700 square feet. These modern homes include up to four bedrooms and four baths, ground floor bedrooms with full baths, sleek gourmet kitchens with large island counters, spacious master bedroom suites and open lofts. Each new home offers a private yard space, perfect for entertaining, and select floor plans include a walk out deck. Additionally, all residents at Cadence Park will receive a new bicycle from the Great Park master plan community. Pricing begins in the mid-$800,000s.

“This new walkable community offers sweeping views of the surrounding area, convenience to Orange County attractions, as well as shopping, dining and entertainment at Irvine Spectrum and Tustin Marketplace,” said Steve Ruffner, president and regional general manager for KB Home’s Coastal division. “Home shoppers interested in owning a beautiful new home in a vibrant neighborhood with abundant luxury-style amenities should visit Prado at Cadence Park.”

The KB homes at Prado at Cadence Park will be built to current ENERGY STAR® guidelines and include WaterSense® labeled faucets and fixtures, meaning they are designed to be more energy- and water-efficient than most typical new and resale homes available in the area. These energy- and water-saving features are estimated to save homebuyers between $1,452 to $1,860 a year in utility costs, depending on the floor plan. Additionally, buyers will have the opportunity to add solar to their new home to potentially further reduce their utility bills.

As part of KB Home’s distinct homebuilding process, buyers may personalize many aspects of their new home to suit their budget and preferences. After selecting their lot and floor plan, KB homebuyers may confer with expert design consultants who guide them through every aspect of the process at the KB Home Design Studio, a retail-like showroom where they may select from a plethora of design and décor choices, including countertops, cabinets, lighting, appliances and window coverings.

The Prado at Cadence Park sales center is located at 101 Frame in Irvine, California. From I-5, exit 133 toll road heading north. Exit right on Irvine Boulevard heading east. Turn right on Modjeska and left on Benchmark to the Prado at Cadence Park sales center. The sales center is open Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information on Prado at Cadence Park or other KB Home communities in Orange County, visit www.kbhome.com or call 888-KB-HOMES.

TRIPBAM 's New Rating System of Hotels and Brands

TRIPBAM – August 12, 2018 – announced a new hotel auditing and rating system as part of its new TRIPBAM Hotel Intelligence offering. The announcement was made at GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego, California as part of the convention’s annual Media Day.

TRIPBAM Announces New Rating System of Hotels and BrandsTRIPBAM

The new scoring system will rate individual hotels as well as brands/chains on a scale from A to F based on the following metrics:
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SAP Concur Partner Program Joined by Tramada System

Tramada Systems, the technology leader specializing in travel data and process management, on August 12, 2018 announced it joined the SAP Concur Partner Program, opening the door to new networks of referral and partnership between Tramada Systems, its clients, and SAP Concur, the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions.


SAP Concur Partner Program Joined by Tramada System
SAP Concur Partner Program


This new agreement enables Tramada’s clients—from small businesses to enterprises—to gain unprecedented control and visibility of travel booking, invoices, and expenses. The integration of the SAP Concur solution suite with Tramada Systems’ industry-leading travel management company (TMC) platform, tramada®, offers complementary solutions that enhance productivity without overlapping functionality. Together, streamlined corporate travel workflows are realized – from booking creation, travel data management, and accounting, to expense management, reporting, and business intelligence.

Especially noteworthy is the integration between Concur TripLink and tramada that provides TMCs with a full view of travel plans and itineraries regardless of booking source, improving traveler booking visibility and reporting on self-booking segments.

Tramada and SAP Concur have a long-standing relationship dating back to 2012, with joint clients across Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The agreement announced today globalizes that partnership, expanding the companies’ integration capabilities.

“We are delighted to take the relationship between our companies to the next level,” said Jo O’Brien, CEO of Tramada Systems. “Our customers will realize multiple efficiencies and new innovation opportunities. The integration with Concur TripLink is a good example of how our platform level technologies work together to bring businesses of all sizes scalable cloud solutions that send more revenue dollars to the bottom line. And that puts everyone in a better competitive position.”

“We’re happy to welcome Tramada Systems to the SAP Concur Partner program. Through it, they’ve already started bringing the power and visibility and control of an integrated solution that is proven to generate considerable savings to their clients of all sizes. Because our solutions are cloud-based, participants quickly see real improvements in efficiency, processing speed, reporting accuracy and bottom line savings—all with minimal up-front costs or resources.” said Michael Koetting, EVP Supplier and TMC Services at SAP Concur.

Concur Travel, Expense and Invoice are the industry’s leading solutions to help businesses of all sizes manage spend and gain insights that drive savings. SAP Concur has more than 55.4 million end users globally, and over the last fourquarters the company processed more than 240 million billable transactions, nearly $113 billion worth of customer expenses.

Washington Beer Commission Presents Washington Beer BBQ

Washington Beer Commission is proud to announce the inaugural Washington Beer BBQ at the South Lake Union Discovery Center lawn (101 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109). The event will feature 35 Washington breweries and more than 100 beers designed to pair perfectly with delectable smoked meats from Wood Shop BBQ, Meaty Johnson’s, and Seoul Bowl Korean BBQ. Free samples of BBQ will be available  while supplies last and you can purchase a BBQ plate for just $8. Bluebird Ice Cream will then offer up dessert!

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The Washington Beer BBQ will take place on Saturday, August 18, between noon and 6pm.
Tickets are available now at washingtonbeer.com and are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, or you can save $10 by purchasing $25 discount tickets at the recently opened Flatstick Pub South Lake Union location (609 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle, 98109) . Admission includes a 5oz tasting glass and 10 tasting tokens. Additional tokens are available for purchase at $2.00 each, or three tokens for $5.00.
Take a look at the tantalizing list of Washington beers that will be available (below) and imagine them paired up with delicious barbecue menu items like brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and more.
Complete event information and ticket purchase is available at: washingtonbeer.com
Washington Beer BBQ List of Beers:

7 Seas Brewing-Tacoma
Loud, sassy, and relentless, the Rude Parrot has an insatiable appetite for hops! Brewed with Vienna, light Crystal, and a touch of Honey malt, this golden hued IPA is aggressively hopped with Simcoe and Citra hops. A big juicy, tropical fruit, citrusy hop aroma yields way to an off dry, pleasantly bitter finish.
2) 7 SEAS’ PILSNER (ABV 5.2%/ IBU 32)
This NW Pilsner pays homage to those local brewers who came long before us, a shout-out to our home, the 253. Our NW spin on a classic pilsner-style lager. Brewed with NW Pale and Pilsner malt, hopped with Sterling and Cascade, this brew is 100% Washington. An extremely refreshing, dry, and crisp authentic Pilsner with that classic mineral, cracker like finish. Executed with precision, patience, and care, yielding a truly premium Pilsner.
A simple malt base of pilsner and 2-row malts, this golden hued IPA delivers drifting hop aromas of fresh mango and tangerine. Softly bitter with a light/medium body, this IPA is lively, clean, and decidedly aromatic. This Nomadic IPA seeks to change path each year, traversing new territories, and never settling.
Brewed with 35% malted white wheat and German Pilsner malt, 7 Seas Gose is dry, moderately sour, and extremely refreshing. Fermented with Lactobacillus (contributing a tartness) in conjunction with our house ale strain, we’ve also added San Juan Island sea salt, and a pinch of coriander as the Gose-style dictates
Anacortes Brewery-Anacortes
1) 1776: This Year in Beer Series (ABV 8.4% / IBU 86)Batch #1776 for the Anacortes Brewery is a Double IPA that greets you with aromas of orange and tangerine from copious amounts of Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hops, followed by a sturdy malt backbone. Celebrate the pursuit of hoppiness the way our forefather’s intended!
2) Saison de la Sorciere (ABV 5.4% / IBU 35) 
A refreshing Saison for the Summer! Our version is hopped with a specialty blend of Palisade, Simcoe, Lorel and Mosaic and was brewed by members of the Pink Boots Society for International Women’s Day.
Black Raven Brewing-Redmond
1) Coco Jones Coconut Porter (ABV 5.6%/ IBU 38)Rich brown porter with notes of caramel and chocolate and aged shortly on freshly toasted coconut to harmonize the best of the coconut with the dark malt and light hops.
2) Squawker IPA (ABV 7.1%/ IBU 70)
Ultra hop forward ale, a simple malt base layered with new and classic hop varietals such as Mosaic, Chinook and experimental hop HBC342.
3) Hazy Updraft Pale Ale (ABV 5.5%/ IBU 45)
This modern take on a classic style is built on a light pale malt profile and then layered on some exciting new hop varietals which contribute a range of flavors and aromatics from light citrus to various tropical fruits…  and did we mention that it’s hazy?
4) Tavern Ale Kolsch (ABV 5.3%/ IBU 32)
Inspired by the German Kolsch ale style. Imported pilsner malt provides a light color and malt flavor. Well balanced, crisp, clean and perfect for almost any palate.
Bosk Brew Works-Woodinville
1) Common Denominator Pilsner (ABV 4.4%/ IBU 35)
Our rendition of the classic continental pilsner utilizes German Pilsner and Vienna malts and is then massively kettle hopped with Czech Saaz. Fermented with our favorite lager strain this unfiltered Pilsner is crisp and hoppy with a soft bready malt character to bring balance to this supremely sessionable beer.
2) Lightswitch Rave India Pale Lager (ABV 5.1%/ IBU 39)
Not all hop forward beers need to be IPAs. This hoppy lager uses the light and bready backdrop of German Pilsner malt and the soft balance of our house lager yeast to showcase the unique flavor and aroma of Loral and Calista hops. Blackberry and citrus notes with a backdrop of spice and herbasciouness make this a unique beer that is both dry and hop forward yet restrained and easy drinking.
Cash Brewing Company-Silverdale
Aged on oak chips with hints of Maple, Whiskey, Bourbon. Real smooth. Brewed at Cash with Western Red Brewery and Silver City Fat Scotch Yeast 9.5 ABV 39 IBU’s
2) Cash Brewing’sTop Spin Double IPA (ABV 9.1%/ IBU 92)
2018 WA Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner- An American Double IPA. It is smooth and flavorful. There is an abundance of hops, lots of Mosaics which deliver a citrus flavor and Amarillo hops which is more tropical fruity.
3) Springboard Kolsch (ABV 4.3%/ IBU 24)
A crisp. clean. light beer with fruity notes and a noble hop aroma
Diamond Knot Brewing-Mukilteo
1) Troptastic IPA (ABV 6.5%/ IBU 60)
This balanced IPA is bursting with juicy flavors of mango, pineapple, and pear thanks to the generous Mosaic dry-hop.
2) Citratone (ABV 4.5%/ IBU 15)
A clean, crisp lager with bright citrus aromatics from delicate use Lemon Drop and Citra hops.
Dick’s Brewing-Centralia
1) Lava Rock Porter (ABV 6.2%/ IBU 20)
Our traditional full flavored English style porter is dark brown, almost black in color with lots of body and smooth drink-ability.
2) Dick’s Pale Ale (ABV 4.8%/ IBU 40)
A mild and pleasant ale with a touch of residual sweetness. Our pale ale is a solid, easy drinking beer that goes down smooth but doesn’t sacrifice on flavor.
3) Batch 202 IPA (ABV 6.0%/ IBU 65) 
Batch 202 IPA is a fruity, citrus and tropical fruit hop blend of goodness.  This beer is all about hop flavor and aroma, brewed and dry hopped with Citra, Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe.   We hope you enjoy something new from the Dick’s Crew!!
Dirty Bucket Brewing Co.-Woodinville
1) Bedraggled Irish Red Ale (ABV 5.5%)
A refreshing Irish ale with great body and mouth feel.  Traditional hop profile and a complex grain bill.
2) Dirty Blonde Kolsch Style Ale (ABV 5%)
Very drinkable light kolsch style ale that goes great with BBQ.
3) Fricken Dahty Hazy IPA (ABV 6.5 % / IBU 44)
Our latest hazy IPA. The Fricken Dahty is New England style down to its name. A big juicy made with three of Yakima’s favorite hops. Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra.
4) Not D’Pits Cherry Gose (ABV 4.5%)
Our 6 year Anniversary ale aged on Dark Cherries.
Elliott Bay Brewing-Seattle
1) Organic Virgil Sunshine (ABV 5.2%/ IBU 43)
Named after Sunshine Ranch in Wapato, WA, where Amarillo
hops were discovered. Intense citrus + pine.
2) Organic Demolition Imperial NW IPA (ABV 7.25%/ IBU 90)
This is our house brewed version of an Imperial Pale Ale, a ramped up version (higher alcohol and hops) of an India Pale Ale that has grown in popularity throughout the country and now has its own category in major competitions.
Elysian Brewing Company-Seattle
1) SUPER LOSER BARREL AGED PALE ALE (ABV 10.2%/ IBU 30)Pulled from midday reverie comes Super Loser, a barrel-aged pale ale, redolent of oak, vanilla, and cocoa notes. Street smarter. Still not athletic.
Light and crisp German-style pilsner. Pours a clear light golden, with a crisp refreshing finish.
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery–Seattle
1) Amber Lager (ABV 6.3%/ IBU 25)Malt-accented, toasty, lightly hopped with Tettnanger, full flavored but refreshing, scrumptious, perfect for BBQ.
2) RaineMaker IPA (ABV 6.4%/ IBU 60)
100% Citra hops–bright, clean, classic. Designed by Flying Bike Co-op member Raine Lightener
Fremont Brewing-Seattle
1) Summer Pale Ale (ABV 5.2%/ IBU 45)Summer Ale is tangerine flower in a glass—endless days distilled into the sweet nectar of barley and hops.
2) IPAde (ABV 6.2%/ IBU 80)
Interurban India Pale Ale artfully infused with lemonade.
3) Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout (ABV 8.0%/ IBU 50)
Dark Star is a dark, mysterious yet silky oatmeal stout of grand proportions balanced by a firm hop handshake…go ahead, enjoy the journey…Because Beer Journeys Matter!
4) Head Full of Dynomite v5 Hazy India Pale Ale (ABV 6.8%/ IBU ACT)
The latest in our ongoing series of hazy IPA’s with El Dorado, Mosaic, Sorachi Ace and Citra hops.
5) Lush India Pale Ale (ABV 7.0%/ IBU 80)
We bring this tropical treat to you as a gift from the Pacific Northwest. Lush is brewed with a hand-selected blend of malts and lush, tropical hops reminiscent of lime, mango, and guava.
6) Raspberry Sour Weisse  (ABV 4.3%/ IBU 5)
Dry, delicious and tart.
7) Helles Lager 
ABV 5.0%/ IBU 25)
Bright and refreshing, our Helles Lager greets you with aromas of orange and pepper and keeps you happy with flavors of citrus and pale malt.
8) Heritage Wit (ABV 5.6%/ IBU 20)
Brewed to showcase local wheats from Skagit Valley and Central Oregon with both Wit and Saison yeasts to add complexity and intrigue.
Barrel Aged Rotator featuring Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb ’17, Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star ‘17 and Rusty Nail ’18
Georgetown Brewing-Seattle
1) L.A. Woman (ABV 5.7%)A crisp, refreshing and balanced ale that is pale straw colored in appearance and topped with a soft white head. Light bitterness with the delicate fruity and sweet flavors create an appropriate balance upon first impression. The finish shows off apparent, but subdued, malt undertones that are complemented by aromas and flavors of floral spice from late addition noble hops.
2) Bodhizafa IPA (ABV 6.9%)
This IPA gets its light silky texture from rolled oats. The flavor and aroma both express mandarin and citrus all around. Over five pounds of hops per barrel makes this IPA truly Bodhilicious. Gold medal winner in the American Style IPA category at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016!
Ghostfish Brewing-Seattle
1) Peak Buster Double IPA (ABV 9.0%/ IBU 100)Unmistakably ambitious, this bold and challenging beer is busting with intriguing tropical fruit and evergreen aromas from the Azacca, Eureka, and Centennial hops. Deceptively smooth for a high ABV beer.
2) Gosefish Hibiscus-Cranberry Gose (ABV 5.0%/ IBU: 8)
A pun too obvious to resist, this unique brew gets its vivid pink hue from cranberries and hibiscus, while a sour fermentation and a dash of sea salt and coriander make it the perfect thirst quencher. One sip is all it takes to get “hooked”!
3) Vanishing Blues Blueberry Pale Ale (ABV 5.3%/ IBU 45)
40 lbs of hand-picked organic blueberries from Blue Dog Farm in Carnation, WA gives this beer a subtle sweetness and beautiful mahogany hue. Biscuit rice malt and caramel red millet malts provide a luscious malt body, while a mix of Cascade, Palisade, and Chinook hops contribute flavors of apricot and lime.
Gig Harbor Brewing Company-Tacoma
1) BOB – Blood Orange Blonde Ale
2) Hazy Harbor Unfiltered West-Coast IPA
3) Blackberry IPA
Hales Ales–Seattle
1)  Billsner Pils (ABV 5.2%)Brewed true-to-style, this Hale’s Pilsner has a light golden color and a clean crisp finish. We combined the highest grade of imported Pilsner malt, Czech yeast and Saaz, and Tahoma hops to create a delicate, delicious beer.
2) Citrus IPA (ABV 6.8% )
Citrus, the 3rd release from the Leary Way Limited Series, is a hazy, orange-hued offering with lower bitterness. This beer delivers notes of sweet orange, grapefruit, mango & pine complimented by a long hop aftertaste and sweet caramel. We’re taking the classic IPA flavors and turning them on their head with a re-imagined method of crafting this beer style.
Jellyfish Brewing-Seattle
1) Smack IPA (ABV 7%/ IBU 70)This NW IPA is balanced at its core with notes of peaches, dank pine and bright citrus
2) Sour Suzie (ABV 4.8%/ IBU 18)
This thirst quenching kettle sour is dry-hopped with additions of Amarillo, Simcoe & Citra hops
3) Hydra Pils (ABV 5.4%/ IBU 26)
This classic German Pilsner has a clean malt body and crisp hoppy finish.
Lantern Brewing-Seattle
1) Gyrophare (“jee-ro-far”) (ABV 6.2%)Last summer we placed whole, fresh Washington Montmorency tart cherries in oak wine barrels and extracted all the sweet and sour goodness through a second fermentation on our rustic wheat and barley ale base.  It is aromatic, colored rosé red, and spins through 360° of flavor from the cherries (fruit, skin, and pit), finishing with a balanced and lightly sour touch. (Gyrophare is French slang for the old-school rotating red siren formerly used on the roof of police cars…)
2) Pearplexity (ABV 7.3%)
A unique stout-cider hybrid, created by barreling our darkest ale with cider freshly pressed from Honeycrisp apples and d’Anjou pears.  We allowed this to work in oak wine barrels for 8 months, building a complex set of flavors and aromas: starting with sweet apple and pear skin aromatics, the flavor then builds caramel and toffee notes with a hint of roasted malt but instead of finishing either sweet or roasty the cider acidity and barrel notes pull it back to a light and dry finish that begs for another taste.
3) Joliefolie (ABV 7.5%/ IBU 44)
Our dry-hopped blonde ale brewed with wheat and barley malts from the Skagit Valley and topped with Yakima-grown hops including Citra and El Dorado for a juicy, citrusy, delicious pour.
Lowercase Brewing-Seattle
1) Rye IPA (ABV 6.2%)
2) Helles Lager (ABV 4.3%)
Mollusk Brewing-Seattle
Riddler Sour-Ale (ABV 4.5%)
Fruity, tart, festive. 2-row, herkules hops, ekuanot hops, amarillo hops, house lacto-culture, ale yeast
2) Wave Crest Wheat Wheat Ale-American (ABV 5.2%)
Fruity, citrusy, refreshing. Heidelberg malt, flaked oats, flaked wheat, herkules hops, amarillo hops, mandarina bavaria hops, farmhouse yeast
No Boat Brewing-Snoqualmie
1) Alita Vienna Lager (ABV 5.2%/ IBU 18)Combining Pilsen, Vienna, Munich, and Crystal malts along with our house lager strain, this impeccably smooth, amber lager satisfies fans of Pilsners, Ambers, and even Pale Ales.
2) Turtle Teeth Hazy Session IPA (ABV 5.6%/ IBU 5.6%)
Our newest hazy session IPA is loaded with Motueka, Azacca, and Citra for a tropical explosion of citrus and guava. With a malt bill of Marris Otter alongside flaked oats and wheat, this smooth, hazy beer is the perfect beer to beat the summer heat. A small addition of Lemondrop gives a little citrus lift to every sip.
Northwest Brewing–Tukwila
1) Stormy Days IPA (ABV 6.8%/ IBU 70)2) Road Trip Pale Ale (ABV 5.5%/ IBU 35)
3) Sunbreak Wheat (ABV 5%/ IBU 15)
NW Peaks Brewery–Seattle
1) Peakbagger III IPA (ABV 5.8%)The latest from our 1-off unfiltered IPA series. Crisp and bright, featuring Simcoe and Citra hops for a distinctive tropical aroma, with hints of grapefruit.
2) Ingalls Ginger Summer Ale (ABV 4.75%)
Pale gold in color, lightly floral, with refreshing notes of ginger on both the pallet and the nose, perfect for sipping in the sunshine!
3) Pilsner (ABV 5.1%)
A classic lager brewed with Bavarian yeast. Slightly bready malt profile with a light, pleasantly floral hop character. Crisp, delicious, and refreshing!
4) Dragontail Scotch (ABV 7.5%)
Our newest flagship ale! A traditional Scottish wee heavy, biscuity and full-bodied, with sumptuous notes of toffee, caramel, and treacle.
Optimism Brewing Co.-Seattle
1) Unicorn Easy-Drinking IPA (ABV 5.6%)This juicy-IPA is magical—its packed with tropical fruit flavors, yet its lower ABV allows
you to enjoy a few. It’s awesome, just like unicorns.
2) One London Standard Ale (ABV 5.7%)
Any time of day, any time of year, any food & any occasion: if I could drink only one
beer for the rest of my life, this is the one. An everyday drink with toffee and
bready flavors.
Postdoc Brewing–Redmond
1) Lemon Lime Lager (ABV 5.5%/ IBU 35)Lemon Lime Lager is a bright twist on a summer staple. With just a spritz of lemongrass, lemon zest and lime zest, it’s just enough to liven up a classic bbq companion.
2) Blueberry Blonde Quencher (BBQ) (ABV 3.9%/ IBU 13)
Blueberry Blonde Quencher is just what you expect with a name like that: A sessionable blonde ale with the fresh taste of blueberry juice to add just a bit of fruit and a tinge of tart. It’s far from sour but it’s a perfect compliment to summer’s tastiest food.
3) Farm Ecology Pale Ale (ABV 5.9%/ IBU 35)
Monarch orange appearance with a head the color of sugar cookies. A whiff of dank lemon balm, forest floor, and pine needles. Medium to light body with a prickly carbonation. Tastes of bitter orange peel and pine resin. This beer is made with 100% barley grown and malted for Postdoc Brewing by Nelson Farms in the Palouse region of Washington State.
Pyramid Brewing–Seattle
1) Where Am IPA? (ABV 6.5%/ IBU 55)A conglomeration of NW Denali hops, NE hop bursting with a hazy wit style grain bill and a Belgian Abbey yeast strain lead to a mixed bag of flavors.
2) Ziggurat Hazy IPA (ABV 7.0%/ IBU 60)
A citrus bomb with a very slight haze. 2 Row Barley, Malted Wheat, Flaked Barley and Flaked Wheat make a simple grain backing for the hop explosion of Cascade, Mosaic and El Dorado Hops.
3) Royal Brougham Scottish Ale (ABV 5.5%/ IBU 30)
A smoky malt forward Scottish ale with Golding hops made to enjoy at the Highland Games.
Ravenna Brewing Company-Seattle
1) Big Secret Hazy Double IPA2) Pomegranate Bandit Sour Ale
Seapine Brewing Company–Seattle
1) IPA2) Positron IPA (ABV 6.7%/ IBU 55)
The first offering in our single hop line of beers uses two pounds of Galaxy hops per barrel. Flavors and aromas of citrus and passion fruit, lemon grass and guava. A light malt background creates a well-balanced beer while allowing the Galaxy hop to shine bright.
Silver City Brewery–Bremerton
1) Tropic Haze IPA (ABV 6.4%)
2) Magnificent Bastard Scotch Ale (ABV 9.2%)
3) Ripe & Juicy Double IPA (ABV 8%)
4) Rotating in order – 
1)      Giant then Wiley
2)      Cognac & Bourbon Barrel Aged Giant Made of Shadows Belgian Dark Strong Ale (ABV 11.8%)
3)      Wiley Temptress Blackberry Sour (ABV 6.4%)
Ten Pin Brewing–Moses Lake
1) Groove Pineapple Wheat (ABV 5.8%/ IBU 25)This ale is the result of our collaboration with the Moses Lake band, Dimestore Prophets.  The beer takes the easy drinking smoothness of an American wheat ale, adds just enough Mosaic hops to brighten it up with tropical fruit aromas, and takes it home with a fresh pineapple squeezed into every case.
2) Head Pin IPA (ABV 7.1%/ IBU 62)
This gold medal winning American IPA is a strong, pleasantly bitter ale showcasing the mango and earthy pine flavors of Mosaic hops blended with the citrus and dense fruit flavors of Centennial and Citra hops.
3) Gutterball Hazy Pale (ABV 5.5%/ IBU 35)
We threw a lot of gutterballs to get this perfect strike of a Pale Ale. Juicy, smooth and hazy with a hoppy floral bouquet. Citra and Ekuanot hops give flavors or starfruit and lemon zest.
Two Beers Brewing–Seattle
1) Evo IPA Rotator Flagship IPA with fresh pineapple
2) Smoked Apple
Seattle Cider Company’s Semi-Sweet cider infused with fresh wood-chips from Woodchuck BBQ Shop.
Watts Brewing Company-Bothell
1) The LeafcutterA crisp, pale beer inspired by the ales of Koln, Germany. We took the precision of this classic German style and adapted it to the American palate with PNW hops, producing a beer of surprising depth and nuance for such a refreshing style.
2) BOB
Named after the Blue Orchard Bee, this American-style bitter brings the principles of English session ales to the new world.  American ingredients and British brewing techniques join forces to pack the richest malt flavor possible into a 4% beer.
3) Apian IPA II
Our rotating line of IPAs is all about hops.  Each release showcases a different blend of hops over a crisp, dry bed of pale malt.  This release stars the classic American hop varieties Cascade and Columbus with grapefruit, pine, and citrus aromas.
Whitewall Brewing-Marysville
1) Traction Control Cream Ale (ABV 5.0%/ IBU 17)Our gold medal winning cream ale. An easy drinking beer perfect for hot summer days.
2) Learning Curve IPA (ABV 6.4%/ IBU 54)
Our newest West Coast style IPA. A refreshing IPA brewed with Columbus, centennial and El Dorado.
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7 Seas – Life Jacket Citrus IPA (ABV 4.7%/ IBU 45)
Loads of tangerines are mingled with blood orange and grapefruit, creating a delicious IPA.

Canna-Hub Breaks Ground On 2nd Marijuana Business Park in California

A California marijuana-based real estate development and property management company for the cannabis industry called Canna-Hub has recently broken ground on a first-of-its-kind cannabis-only business park in Mendota, California. “While so many have doubted us, I knew we could pull this off,” Canna-Hub CEO and Founder Tim McGraw told ABC30.

Marijuana Business Parks Canna-Hub logo

The Mendota location held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 26, and local officials say they look forward to the positive economic impact the project will have on the city. It is one of two Canna-Hub cannabis business park locations; in addition to Mendota, Canna-Hub has a site in Williams, California.

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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.

Heritage Bank Collecting Food for Children in August

Heritage Bank Sets Great Example for All Financial Institutions

Heritage Bank

Olympia-based Heritage Bank has kicked off a month-long food collection in an effort to end childhood hunger. In partnership with Washington and Oregon based food banks like Northwest Harvest, Oregon Food Bank and Emergency Food Network, the goal is to provide 60,000 meals to children in the area.  These efforts are going to be super helpful and Eastside Business challenges all other area financial services companies to help support their local food banks and children’s charities like Bellevue Life Spring.

While hunger is often hard to see, the problem is real: one in five children lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table.

All Heritage Bank branches will be accepting food donations, in non-perishable, kid-friendly packaging as well as cash donations. Food donations can be placed in collection bins available at each branch and cash donations will be accepted by branch staff members or can be made by texting heritagehelps to 41444. A donation as little as $10 will help provide 45 meals to children in need.

“We are looking forward to working with our communities and food bank partners throughout Washington and Oregon to support the end of childhood hunger,” said Chad Maiuri, senior vice president, south sound district manager at the Bank. “Heritage Bank is committed to improving our communities no matter how big or small.”

About Heritage Financial Corporation

Heritage Financial Corporation is an Olympia-based bank holding company with Heritage Bank, a Washington state-chartered full-service commercial bank, as its sole wholly-owned banking subsidiary. Heritage Bank has a network of 59 banking offices to serve customers in Washington and Oregon. Heritage Bank also does business under the Central Valley Bank name in the Yakima and Kittitas counties of Washington and under the Whidbey Island Bank name on Whidbey Island.

T-Mobile Announced Its Best Q2 So Far

T-Mobile US, Inc. a Bellevue-based  company has announced that its Q2 numbers have been the best in company history. Here are some of the highlights from T-Mobile’s record setting second quarter:

T-Mobile Announced Its Best Q2 So FarT-Mobile

Industry-Leading Customer Growth

  • 1.6 million total net additions – 21st consecutive quarter with more than 1 million net additions
  • 1.0 million total branded postpaid net additions – supported by continued strong postpaid other net additions
  • 686,000 branded postpaid phone net additions – led industry for the 18th consecutive quarter
  • 91,000 branded prepaid net additions – flat year-over-year despite increased competitive activity in the market
  • Record low 0.95% branded postpaid phone churn, down 15 bps year-over-year

Strong Financial Performance (all percentages year-over-year)

  • Service revenues up 7% to $7.9 billion – led industry for the 17th consecutive quarter
  • Total revenues up 4% to $10.6 billion
  • Net income up 35% to $782 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.92
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) up 7% to $3.2 billion
  • Net cash provided by operating activities(3) up 14% to $1.3 billion
  • Free Cash Flow(1)(3) up 61% to $774 million

Network Expansion Continues, Garners Industry Accolades

  • T-Mobile now covers 323 million people with 4G LTE – targeting 325 million people by year-end 2018
  • Aggressive deployment of 600 MHz in Q2 2018, augmenting existing low-band capabilities on 700 MHz
  • Fastest LTE network according to Ookla; outright winner in 5 of 7 categories in most recent OpenSignal study

Continued Strong Outlook for 2018

  • Increased target for branded postpaid net customer additions of 3.0 to 3.6 million
  • Net income is not available on a forward-looking basis(2)
  • Increased Adjusted EBITDA target of $11.5 to $11.9 billion including leasing revenues of $0.6 to $0.7 billion(1)
  • Cash purchases of property and equipment, excluding capitalized interest, of $4.9 to $5.3 billion, unchanged from the prior target range, now expected to come in at the high end of the range. This includes expenditures for 5G deployment
  • Three-year compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for Net cash provided by operating activities and Free Cash Flow from FY 2016 to FY 2019 also unchanged at 7% – 12% and 46% – 48%, respectively(1)(3)

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) reported record results in the second quarter of 2018 with industry-leading branded customer growth, record-high service revenues, record-high Q2 profitability, and record-low postpaid phone churn. The Un-carrier has changed wireless for good and proven that putting customers first is the best way to deliver sustained, industry-leading results. T-Mobile continues to balance growth and profitability – delivering records in both categories in the second quarter of 2018.
T-Mobile once again outperformed the competition as the company continues to optimize its offers for key segments of the market, expand into new geographies and set the standard for customer experience. This has resulted in growth in postpaid phone net additions both sequentially and year-over-year as the Un-carrier again leads the industry in the second quarter with nearly twice the aggregate postpaid phone net additions of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and Comcast combined and more than three times the net additions of our next closest competitor, Comcast. In addition, the company delivered record-low postpaid phone churn of 0.95% – the best result in company history. These results have translated into record-high service revenues, which T-Mobile has now grown year-over-year for 17 quarters in a row.
“T-Mobile just recorded its best Q2 in company history,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. “That means 21 quarters with over one million net adds, record-high service revenues, industry-leading postpaid phone net additions, and record-low postpaid phone churn. Our business is strong, our strategy is working and we won’t stop!”
Industry-Leading Customer Growth
T-Mobile continues to deliver industry-leading customer growth, and Q2 2018 was no different. We once again led the industry in branded postpaid phone customer net additions, capturing about two thirds of the segment. Customers continue to choose the Un-carrier over the competition as we put all our energy and efforts into giving our customers more value and treating them right.

Six Months Ended
June 30,
(in thousands, except churn) Q2 2018 Q1 2018 Q2 2017 2018 2017
Total net customer additions(2) 1,579 1,433 1,333 3,012 2,475
Branded postpaid net customer additions 1,017 1,005 817 2,022 1,731
Branded postpaid phone net customer additions (1)(2) 686 617 533 1,303 1,331
Branded postpaid other customer additions (1) 331 388 284 719 400
Branded prepaid net customer additions(2) 91 199 94 290 480
Total customers, end of period (2)(3) 75,619 74,040 69,562 75,619 69,562
Branded postpaid phone churn 0.95 % 1.07 % 1.10 % 1.01 % 1.14 %
Branded prepaid churn 3.81 % 3.94 % 3.91 % 3.87 % 3.96 %
(1) During the third quarter of 2017, we retitled our “Branded postpaid mobile broadband customers” category to “Branded postpaid other customers” and included DIGITS customers and reclassified 253,000 DIGITS customer net additions from our “Branded postpaid phone customers” category for the second quarter of 2017, when the DIGITS product was released.
(2) As a result of the acquisition of Iowa Wireless Services, LLC (IWS), we included an adjustment of 13,000 branded postpaid phone and 4,000 branded prepaid IWS customers in our reported subscriber base as of January 1, 2018. Additionally, as a result of the acquisition of Layer3 TV, we included an adjustment of 5,000 branded prepaid customers in our reported subscriber base as of January 22, 2018. Customer activity post acquisition was included in our net customer additions for Q1 2018.
(3) We believe current and future regulatory changes have made the Lifeline program offered by our wholesale partners uneconomical. We will continue to support our wholesale partners offering the Lifeline program, but have excluded the Lifeline customers from our reported wholesale subscriber base resulting in the removal of 4.4 million reported wholesale customers as of the beginning of Q2 2017.
  • Total net customer additions were 1.6 million in Q2 2018, bringing our total customer count to 75.6 million. Q2 2018 marked the 21st straight quarter in which T-Mobile generated more than 1 million total net customer additions.
  • Branded postpaid net customer additions were 1.0 million in Q2 2018, up 200,000 from Q2 2017. Strength in postpaid phone net additions and postpaid other net additions, driven by wearables, drove the year-over-year increase.
  • Branded postpaid phone net customer additions were 686,000 in Q2 2018, up 153,000 from Q2 2017. This marks the 18th consecutive quarter in which T-Mobile has led the industry in this category. Sequentially and year-over-year, branded postpaid phone net customer additions increased due to continued growth in existing and Greenfield markets, the growing success of new customer segments such as T-Mobile for Business, T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+, and T-Mobile ONE Military, as well as record-low churn.
  • Branded postpaid other net customer additions were 331,000 in Q2 2018, up 47,000 from Q2 2017. Year-over-year the increase was due to higher gross customer additions from connected devices, specifically the Apple watch, partially offset by lower DIGITS gross customer additions and higher deactivations from a growing customer base.
  • Branded postpaid phone churn was a record-low of 0.95% in Q2 2018, down 15 basis points from Q2 2017, primarily due to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty from ongoing improvements to network quality, industry-leading customer service and the overall value of our offerings in the marketplace.
  • Branded prepaid net customer additions were 91,000 in Q2 2018, down 3,000 from Q2 2017.
  • Branded prepaid churn was 3.81% in Q2 2018, down 10 basis points compared to Q2 2017, primarily due to the continued impact from the optimization of our third-party distribution channels which was substantially completed during Q1 2017, partially offset by higher deactivations from a growing customer base and increased competitive activity in the marketplace.

Strong Financial Performance
Our strong customer results translated into record financial results. T-Mobile again posted record-high service revenues, and Q2 marks the 17th quarter in a row where we led the industry in year-over-year service revenue percentage growth. In addition, the company posted strong net income and record Adjusted EBITDA.

(in millions, except EPS) Quarter
Six Months Ended
June 30,
Q2 2018
Q1 2018
Q2 2018
Q2 2017
YTD 2018
YTD 2017
Q2 2018 Q1 2018 Q2 2017 2018 2017
Total service revenues $ 7,931 $ 7,806 $ 7,445 $ 15,737 $ 14,774 1.6 % 6.5 % 6.5 %
Total revenues 10,571 10,455 10,213 21,026 19,826 1.1 % 3.5 % 6.1 %
Net income 782 671 581 1,453 1,279 16.5 % 34.6 % 13.6 %
EPS 0.92 0.78 0.67 1.69 1.47 17.9 % 37.3 % 15.0 %
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 3,233 2,956 3,012 6,189 5,680 9.4 %

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