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September 2014

Kari Magill, CEO Rowley Properties, featured as part of new face of development in commercial real estate. (Seattle Business, 09/14)

EYAS Global Montessori opens new school on September 3. (Bellevue Reporter, 08/16/14)

Bellevue College adding 15 new certificate options this fall. (Bellevue Reporter, 08/14/14)

Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) has announced appointment of Linda Pawson and Executive Director. (Bellevue Arts Museum Press Release, 08/14/14)

Tateuchi Center bounces back. (Seattle Times, 07/30/14)

Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Downtown awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. (Wall Street Journal, 07/16/14)

Columbia Bank welcomes Robert Weisel as senior vice president and director of specialty lending. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/13/14)

BECU announces $3,000 scholarships to 5 students. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/12/14)

Clark Nuber P.S. welcomes three new individuals. (ClarkNuber.com, 06/05/14), promotes five individuals. (ClarkNuber.com, 06/05/14), names accounting scholarship recipients for 2014-15 academic year. (ClarkNuber.com, 06/13/14), welcomes eleven new individuals to the firm. (ClarkNuber.com, 07/01/14), awarded a Best Accounting Firm for Women. (ClarkNuber.com, 07/03/14), and names new Tax Manager. (ClarkNuber.com, 07/10/14)
May 2014

Bellevue Collection expansion detailed by Kemper Freeman. (Seattle Times, 05/09/14)

Palomino officially becomes Palomino Rustico, opening at same location - 610 Bellevue Way N.E. (DIGITAL JOURNAL, 05/06/14)

RainMaker Signs responds to booming business by hiring new Visual Communications Production Lead. (Bellevue Business Journal, 05/02/14)

Southwest Airlines celebrates Asian Pacific American heritage during month of May. (PR Newswire, 05/01/14)

425 Magazine features members of Bellevue Chamber in Best of 425 edition: Lot No. 3, Bellevue Arts Museum, Pagliacci Pizza, John Howie Steak, Chef John Howie, Trellis Restaurant at Heathman Kirkland, BECU, Lexus of Bellevue, Burgermaster, Wells Fargo, J. Lewis Jewelers, Daniel’s Broiler, Masins Fine Furnishings & Interiors, Suncadia Resort, Hotel Bellevue, Albert Lee Appliance, Banner Bank and Lincoln Square Cinemas. (425 Magazine, 04/28/14)

Bellevue College announces new Dean of Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute (HSEWI). (Bellevue Reporter, 04/15/14)

April 2014

In celebration of Earth Day and the company’s sustainability initiatives, Kitsap Bank has announced they will be holding a small business competition this year called “edg3 FUND™.” (4/23/2014, Kitsap Bank)

Umpqua recognized as #19 on Forbes’ Best Banks list. (forbes.com, 12/19/13), also is also listed by Fortune as one of Best Companies to Work For. (MarketWatch, 04/22/14)

Kaisho featured for blending eastern and western flavors in downtown Bellevue. (eatinseattle.com, 04/20/14)

Steinway & Sons moves to surprising location in north Bellevue. (bizjournals, 04/01/14)

Hopelink announces appointment of new CEO. (Redmond Reporter, 03/31/14)

Conover Insurance announces certification of four Conover Insurance employees by National Association of Health Underwriters – NAHU. (Conover Insurance, 03/28/14)

March 2014

Quadrant Homes announces imortgage as the company’s new preferred mortgage provider. (PR Newswire, 03/24/14)

El Gaucho Bellevue announces return of spring Sunday brunch. (Digital Journal, 03/19/14)

Covenant Shores receives 5-star rating from US News & World Report. (Bellevue Business Journal, 03/18/14)

Overlake Medical Center names J. Michael Marsh as new president and CEO. (Bellevue Reporter, 03/12/14)

Clark Nuber hires new manager in firm’s Accounting & Consulting Services Group. (Clark Nuber, 03/11/14)

Michael Dunne joins Pacific Continental Bank as public information officer. (03/11/14)

U W Medicine opens Eastside Specialty Center. (Bellevue Reporter, 03/03/14)

February 2014

Overlake Medical Center names six to medical staff positions. (Bellevue Reporter, 02/22/14)

Bellevue College appoints Vice President of Human Resources. (Bellevue Business Journal, 02/20/14)

The Partners Group Recognized as Capital Insurance Group Washington Agency of the Year. (gnomes national news service, 02/26/14)

Quadrant Homes Design Center named Best in the Country by National Association of Home Builders. (PR Newswire, 02/12/14)

Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square expansion photos featured. (seattlepi.com, 02/10/14)

Bellevue Arts Museum selects 39 woodworking artists for biennial exhibition. (Bellevue Reporter, 02/07/14); curator appointed to Smithsonian American Arts Museum Renwick Gallery. (Bellevue Reporter, 01/16/14)

Bellevue Downtown Association celebrates 40th year. (Bellevue Reporter, 02/03/14)

Westin Bellevue named Hotel of the Year at 12th Annual Washington State Wine Awards. (Bellevue Business Journal, 01/28/14)

Clark Nuber P.S. announces Dora Leung’s promotion to Principal. (Clark Nuber, 01/018/14), names seven new hires (Clark Nuber, 01/19/14), and designates Senior Manager as member of Washington Planned Giving Council Board. (Clark Nuber, 01/19/14)

January 2014

Target Public Marketing Pacific Northwest director, Claudia Smith, named Networker of the Year. (PRWEB, 12/31/13)

Falco Sult recognizes Yin-Ho Lai for recently earning his CPA credential. (Falco Sult, 12/20/14)

Heavenly Café opens in one of the smallest pieces of prime real estate at Bellevue Square. (Bellevue Reporter, 12/19/13)

Paul Totah named Associate Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Bellevue. (Bellevue Reporter, 12/18/13)

Immediate Clinic expands with new clinic in Crossroads Mall. (Bellevue Reporter, 12/17/13)

Sammamish High School recognized by Microsoft as one of six Microsoft Mentor Schools in U.S. (Bellevue Reporter, 12/02/13)

Merisa Heu-Weller named to Bellevue College board by Governor Jay Inslee. (Bellevue College, 12/02/13)

Clark Nuber P.S. employees recently raised money for a local charity by pulling out their best crockpot recipes for the firm’s fifth annual Cook-Off Contest. (Clark Nuber, 12/09/13)

Bellevue College renewing focus on improving degree completion rates. (Seattle Times, 11/29/13)
October 2013

Tom Sulewski, CPA and shareholder with Clark Nuber P.S., installed as 2013-2014 Chairman of the Board of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. (Clark Nuber, 10/08/13) The firm has welcomed four new individuals to firm (Clark Nuber, 10/01/13) and announces staff promotions. (Clark Nuber, 10/1/13)

Mathnasium’s TriMathlon contest is open to second through fifth graders, will raise money for local schools. (Bellevue Reporter, 09/28/13)

Qliance one of two companies announcing the nation’s first health insurance plan for Direct Primary Care. (IT BUSINESS NET, 09/23/13)

Symetra ad viewed during NBC nationally broadcast football game. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 09/18/13)

Bellevue School District students named as National Merit Semifinalists. (Bellevue Patch, 09/11/13)

Clark Nuber recognized as one of top 200 accounting firms by Inside Public Accounting. (Clark Nuber, 09/11/13)

Generous list of gluten-free options offered on menus at Bellevue’s Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar and John Howie Steak. (Bellevue Patch, 09/03/13)

Apple-A-Day featured for offering healthy food option to businesses. (nw news network, 08/28/13)

Bank of Washington announced appointment of Martin A. Steele as new president and chief executive officer. (08/07/13)

Bellevue Lifespring received Best Award in Services & Other category from The Bellevue Collection. (08/08/13)

August 2013

Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Redmond earned TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence. (PRWeb, 08/06/13)

Bellevue QFC announced plans to expand store. (Seattle Times, 08/01/13)

$105,000 in funding awarded to Sound Mental Health to serve a children in a Capitol Hill program. (CapitolHillSeattle.com, 08/01/13)

Clark Nuber P.S. welcomed Amber S. Busch as a Tax Principal. (07/29/13)

Sea-Tac Airport honored as Best Workplace for waste Prevention and Recycling for seventh year in a row. (07/22/13)

The Cellular Connection donated up to 150 school-supply backpacks to area children. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/222/13)

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue announced August 5th opening of David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 07/17/13)

Bellevue LifeSpring, Lincoln Square Cinemas and Tiffany & Company recognized with BEST Awards by THE BELLEVUE COLLECTION. (07/11/13)

PetHub voted by Washington Social Madness to continue advancing on national level to become Social Madness Champion. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 07/09/13)

Clark Nuber P.S. welcomed seven new individuals to firm: Alison Buren -Audit Associate, Joseph Evers - Accounting Services Associate, Jillian Harlin - Audit Intern, Joe Purvis - Audit Associate, Alexis Richards - Tax Processing Coordinator, Michelle Spruch - Audit Intern, Cassie Stanford - Audit Intern. (07/10/13)

July 2013

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue announced August 5th opening of David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 07/17/13)

Bellevue Lifespring, Lincoln Square Cinemas and Tiffany & Company recognized at BEST Awards by THE BELLEVUE COLLECTION. (07/11/13)

PetHub voted by Washington Social Madness to continue advancing on national level to become Social Madness Champion. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 07/09/13)

Apple-A-Day featured as ‘innovative business model’. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/08/13)

Bellevue Rare Coins and West Seattle Rare Coins featured on kirotv.com highlighting gold prospecting in Washington. (kirotv.com, 07/02/13) One-cent coin purchased by Bellevue Rare Coins for $20,000. (kirotv.com, 06/26/13)

Clark Nuber P.S. welcomed seven new individuals to firm: Alison Buren - Audit Associate, Joseph Evers - Accounting Services Associate, Jillian Harlin - Audit Intern, Joe Purvis - Audit Associate, Alexis Richards - Tax Processing Coordinator, Michelle Spruch - Audit Intern, Cassie Stanford - Audit Intern. (07/10/13) Announced: Rhona Kwiram, shareholder, joined Independent Colleges of Washington as a board member. (07/01/13) Promotion of Jennifer Valente to Audit and Assurance Manager. (07/01/13) Chairman Emeritus, Bob Nuber, chosen to receive 2012-1013 John L. O’Brien Lifetime Achievement Award. (07/01/13) Shareholder, Pete Miller, received 2012-2013President’s Award from The Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA). (06/26/13) Named as one of the best accounting firms for women by AWSCPA. (06/21/13) Mitch Hansen, Shareholder, was chosen to receive the 2013 Associate Member of the Year Award. (Reuters.com, 05/31/13) Announced hiring of Danielle Woolum - Audit Associate, the promotions of Maria DeAtley – Audit and Assurance Services and Jennifer Ross - Finance and Accounting Services. (05/08/13)>

Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa announced the hiring of Howard Jacobs as General Manager. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 06/21/13)

Project management firm, ProDims, LLC celebrated 5-year anniversary. (06/24/13)

Quadrant announced expansion of offering luxury homes on the Eastside. (PRNewswire, 06/14/13)

King-TV released sale news of parent company, Belo Corp. (GeekWire, 06/13/13)

Bellevue College reported increased engagement with business community in response to a jobs-related skills gap. (Bellevue Reporter, 06/13/13)

AmericanWest Bank announced purchase of eight bank branches in southern California. (Puget Sound Business Journal 06/03/13)

Bellevue Schools Foundation raised $596,000 to fund a variety of programs. (Bellevue Patch, 05/23/13)

Rodan + Fields’ MACRO E featured in June 2013 issue of O Magazine. (05/22/13)

Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Downtown announced completion of renovation. (PRWeb, 05/21/13)

Kemper Development announced plans to add a 2 million square foot expansion in downtown Bellevue. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 05/20/13)

Pacific Continental Bank recently announced the hiring of Nazim Karmali as senior vice president, commercial banking manager and the promotion of Jeff Clarke to portfolio administrator. (05/15/13)

Shirey Handyman & Remodeling featured in “Prefabulous + Almost off the Grid” by Sheri Koones and recognized for work in zero energy construction. (Seattle Times, 05/08/13)

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce honored Eastside entrepreneurs. (BellevuePatch, 05/07/13)

Port of Seattle announced promotion of Kurt Beckett to role of deputy chief executive officer. (05/07/13)

William Shaw named as Publisher of Bellevue Reporter and as Regional Publisher of Sound Publishing. (Bellevue Reporter, 04/25/13)

KeyBank was the only U.S. national bank among the twenty-five largest banks to be honored with eight consecutive Outstanding ratings from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. (04/24/13)

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over last fiscal year they gave more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind contributions in the U.S., and $15,704,177.41 in Washington state. (04/23/13)

Bellevue School District’s International School rated No. 9 by U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools rankings. (Bellevue Patch, 04/23/13)

April 2013

Overlake Hospital awarded Employee’s Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound $29,910 grant for state-of-the-art ultrasound technology equipment at their Heart & Vascular Center. (Overlake Hospital, 04/19/13)

MulvannyG2 Architecture announced hiring of four industry leaders: Stan Lagreid, M J Munsell, Michael Lee and Carolyn Jones. (MulvannyG2 Architecture, 04/19/13)

Microsoft given top national award by United Way for volunteering and community impact. (Bellevue Reporter, 04/18/13)

Bellevue Arts Museum hosted visit of Ambassador of Italy to the U.S.  (Bellevue Reporter, 04/11/13)

Bellevue College public radio station (KBCS) expanded potential audience with new tower. (Bellevue Reporter, 04/08/13)

Oil & Vinegar re-opened with newly-designed space. (Bellevue Patch, 04/03/13)

Bellevue College one of twenty U.S. colleges recognized for sustainability.  (Bellevue Reporter, 04/03/13)

Office Depot named as one of Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises. (Office Depot, 04/03/13)

Fortune Bank recognized as Innovative Community Bank of the Year by Western Independent Bankers. (03/28/13)

Bellevue College announced as finalist for 2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards. (Patch.com, 03/27/13)

Port of Seattle has announced the election of Tay Yoshitani as Chairman of American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).  (03/26/13)

Puget Sound Energy inspired six families to compete for Green in Web Series. (03/24/13, Patch.com)

AAA announced the launch of roadside charging service for electric vehicles in Washington. (king5.com, 03/20/13)

Overlake Hospital and Medical Center raised $1.1 million for new heart and vascular center. (Bellevue Patch, 03/19/13)

Bank of America, Columbia Bank, First Sound Bank, Fortune Bank, Heritage Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Puget Sound Bank, Seattle Bank, Sterling Bank, The Bank of Washington, Umpqua Bank, U.S. Bank, Washington Federal, and Wells Fargo all participated in Northwest Harvest’s Bankers Care 2013 Spring Food Drive from March 18 – April 5. (Northwest Harvest, 03/18/13)

The Health Center at Covenant Shores retirement community received five stars from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes. (03/15/13)

Lucky Strike Lanes was honored with a BEST Award  for Entertainment by The Bellevue Collection. (03/14/13)

Seattle Times promoted Janice Vallin to Executive Director of Advertising. (The Seattle Times, 03/12/13)

Bellevue Botanical Garden has announced a $10 million upgrade. (Bellevue Reporter, 03/08/13)

March 2013

Microsoft Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability TJ DiCaprio received the 2013 Climate Change Individual Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership. (Bellevue Reporter, 03/02/13)

Flywheel Sports featured in Seattle pi as “a super-efficient way to burn up to 1000 calories in an hour.” (seattlepi.com, 03/02/13)

It has been announced that Property Development Group and Monte Villa Properties, LLC have been collectively named Fortin Group. (03/01/13)

Clark Nuber P.S. hired Chris Landry, Senior & State Local Tax and Nicole Lyons, Manager, State & Local Tax. (03/01/13)

John Howie of John Howie Steak and Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar named Outstanding Restaurateur by James Beard Foundation. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 02/20/13)

LifeSpring thrift shop re-opened its newly-renovated space at Bellevue Square. (Bellevue Reporter, 02/20/13)

Yuan Spa featured in Seattle pi for participation in the Girl Power Hour “Fit & Fab”. (seattlepi.com , 02/19/13)

Symetra honored two employees for outstanding community service. (Bellevue Reporter, 02/16/13)
 
Clark Nuber P.S. named Steve Brilling as Director of Family Business. (02/15/13)

Pearl Bar & Dining and Lincoln Square Cinema honored with Best Awards at The Bellevue Collection February Merchant Breakfast. (02/14/13)

David Masin named President of Masin’s Furniture and Interior Design. (02/14/13)

NFL chef representative John Howie of John Howie Steak and Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar and player alumni Craig Terrill presented a $44,000 check to Food Lifeline. (02/11/13)

Bellevue College Foundation honored four employees with Margin of Excellence Awards. (Bellevue Patch, 02/07/13)

MCM hired Steve White as second CEO in company’s 50-year history. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 02/06/13)

Bellevue College diversity chief honored. (Bellevue Reporter, 01/29/13)

Falco Sult has welcomed Rena Gupta, CPA to the firm. (01/29/13)

Bellevue Downtown Association announced Patrick Bannon as president. (Seattle Times, 01/28/13)

Bellevue Square announced the opening of six new retailers.  (Puget Sound Business Journal, 01/28/13)

Kemper Freeman, Jr., Kemper Development, was awarded Icons of Retail Award by University of Washington Bothell School of Business. (Bothell Reporter, 01/25/13)

Comcast opened XFINITY store in Factoria. (Bellevue Patch, 01/17/13)

Lincoln Square Cinemas recognized with BEST award in the entertainment category by Kemper Development. (01/10/13)
January 2013

Lydig Construction named as winner of the 2013 AGC in the Community Award for raising over $110,000 and employees donating over 6,600 hours training and fundraising. (01/17/13)

Clark Nuber P.S. has welcomed Amanda Brault (Tax Associate), Agatha Dodek (Audit Associate), Elenora Kenna (Tax Associate), Michelle Larson (Accounting Services Associate), Lisa McCreddy (Tax Associate), Elaine Nguyen (Audit Associate), Joe Purvis (Audit Intern), Brittani Reiterman (Audit Intern) and Maria Szobi (Seasonal Tax Associate). (01/08/13)

Keller Williams realtor, Sasha O’Leary, and Brent Williams - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, honored by regional real estate association. (Bellevue Reporter, 12/26/12)

Bellevue Downtown Association named Patrick Bannon as new president of BDA. (12/18/12)

Falco Sult promoted two staff members --Lindsey McDowell to Manager and Stephen Reed to Tax Supervisor. (12/18/12)

Clark Nuber announced the promotion of Deby MacLeod to the position of Audit and Assurance Principal in the firm’s Not-for-Profit Group. (12/18/12)

State Representative Marcie Maxwell received 2013 committee assignments:  House Appropriations Committee and re-elected as Deputy Majority Leader for Education and Opportunity in 2013. (12/12/12)

State Senator Steve Litzow selected as chairman of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. (12/10/12)

Seattle Times announced offering of two new bachelor’s degree programs. (Seattle Times, 12/06/12)

GLY Construction launched their latest project, the all-NEW gly.com! (GLY Construction, 11/29/2012)

Clark Nuber P.S. elected Mitch Hansen and Pete Miller to the position of Audit and Assurance Shareholder. (Clark Nuber, 11/30/12)

Bellevue Schools Foundation awarded 71 Enrichment & Innovation Grants totaling $60,000 to teachers in classrooms across the district. (Bellevue Reporter, 11/26/12)

Clark Nuber’s employees recently pulled out their best recipes to enter the firm’s fourth annual Cook-Off Contest to raise money United Way of King County. (Clark Nuber, 11/19/12)

Tiffany & Co. received a BEST Award from The Bellevue Collection. (The Bellevue Collection, 11/8/2012)

November 2012

School of Rock announced opening of Bellevue location. (Bellevue Reporter, 11/14/12)

Master Builders of King and Snohomish Counties received Green 50 Award. (Bellevue Reporter, 11/13/12)

Bellevue Library listed as second busiest in Washington. (Bellevue Patch, 11/12/12)

Wallace Properties of Bellevue named Developer of the Year. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 11/12/12)

Affiliated Associations of America (AAOA) announced Jenny Davis as new Human Resource/Producer.  (11/08/12)

Bellevue College employee’s smart commuting work highlighted by governor.  (Bellevue Patch, 11/08/12)

Bellevue College announced David Rule as new president. (Seattle Times, 11/05/12)

Barclay Dean and Bank & Office Interiors announced they are joining together to better serve customers with combined innovative workspace solutions and products along with an enhanced level of service. (B&OI, 11/02/12)

Clark Nuber employees volunteered at Northwest Harvest, packaging nearly 5 tons of food. (10/31/12)

Clark Nuber welcomed five individuals to the firm: David Alfi, Lisa Boyd, Garrett Cummins, Meredith Matches and Mariah Wine. (10/25/12)

The Boeing Company granted US Patent titled Centralized Management of Maintenance and Materials for Commercial Aircraft Fleets with Information Feedback to Customer. (Avionics Intelligence, 10/23/12)

Sterling Bank announced move of new full-service branch, Commercial Banking and Private Banking in Bellevue to 1000 Bellevue Way NE.  (10/22/12)

Wal-Mart recently opened Factoria store as part of chain’s plan to develop smaller stores in urban neighborhoods. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 10/17/12)

Bellevue LifeSpring announced Partnership for Independence program. (BellevuePatch, 10/16/12)

Hyatt Regency Bellevue and Microsoft Corporation commended by Bellevue City Council for civic engagement in the City of Bellevue. (10/16/12)

Bellevue College received $6.3 million grant for work training. (BellevuePatch, 10/12/12)

John Howie Restaurant Group introduced a new bottling:  John Howie Columbia Valley Merlot. (10/12/12)

Clark Nuber awarded recognition for cultural and human resources innovation at Leading Edge Alliance national conference. (10/11/12)

Clark Nuber shareholders announced promotions for Manager (Bryan Dean, Scogt Haberman, Mandy Statz, Matt Sutorius),
Director of Audit Operations (Aaron Jacobs), Senior (Brandi Fruik, Teresa Hartmeier, Tiffany Kawasaki, Mike Nurse, Matt Schubert, Melissa Stevens, Bonnie Walter) (10/11/12)

CenturyLink announced expansion of Cloud Portfolio to New Market Segments with launch of savvisdirect. (10/10/12)

October 2012

General Microsystems Inc. is a King County Executive Small Business Award Winner: 2012 Minority Business of the Year. (King County, 10/10/12)

Tiffany & Company received a BEST award from The Bellevue Collection. (Merchant Breakfast 10/10/12)

Kemper Development Company raised over $62,000 benefitting two local charities. (fibre2fashion, 10/09/12)

Walmart announced the opening of Bellevue’s second store. (Bellevue Patch, 10/04/12)

Falco Sult has selected Yin-Ho Lai as their newest firm accountant. (Falco Sult Fall News, 09/27/12)

Bellevue College awarded $11.8 million to provide training for veterans. (Bellevue Reporter, 09/24/12)

Bellevue College will receive a grant from the US Department of Labor to train students for high-tech, high-demand jobs. (The Seattle Times, 9/20/12)

Total Wine & More announced plans to open minimum of 10 stores in Washington state. (Seattle Post Intelligencer, 09/18/12)

Clark Nuber recently welcomed Ashley Johnson - Audit Associate, Preston O’Malley – Audit Associate and Rebekah Stanley – Tax Associate to the firm. (09/14/12)

Heritage Financial named Jeffrey J. Deuel as President and Chief Operating Officer and has promoted Donald J. Hinson to Executive Vice President (09/07/12)

Special Olympics Washington recently raised $12,000 for sports teams. (Bellevue Reporter, 09/04/12)

Bellevue College professor ranked #16 in the nation. (Bellevue Patch, 09/03/12)

Chermak Construction, Inc. listed for fifth consecutive year by two home remodeling magazines as top rated in nation. (For Residential Pros.com , 08/14/12) and (Remodeling Magazine, 08/30/12)

Banner Bank has named two experienced company bankers to head the commercial division. (Equities Spotlight, 08/30/12)

Bellevue College has won a $550k grant from the National Science Foundation. (Bellevue Reporter, 08/29/12)

U.S. Bank employees have raised $35,000 for Special Olympics Washington.  (08/28/12)

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue Club, Bellevue Wellness, Chace’s Pancake Corral, Edible Arrangements, El Gaucho, Kirmac Collision Services of Bellevue, Massage Envy, Oil & Vinegar, Pagliacci Pizza, Seattle Goodwill-Bellevue, Red Door Spas, and Yuan Spa Voted Readers’ Choice Winners 2012. (BellevuePatch, 08/24/12)

Imagine Housing granted $15,000 by Bank of America. (Kirkland Patch, 08/22/12)

UW Bothell chapter of Beta Alpha Psi recognized as first in national competition.  (UW Bothell, 08/21/12)

Kemper Development Company has begun the process for planned expansion of Lincoln Square in downtown Bellevue. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 08/17/12)

Wright Runstad & Co has filed plans for two office buildings in Bellevue’s Spring Hill District. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 08/17/12)

Quadrant Homes staff donated time to work on restoration at Meadowbrook Farm. (Market Watch, 08/13/12)

Kemper Development appointed Christa Chambers as senior vice president and chief financial officer. (Seattle Times, 08/05/12)

Bellevue Arts Museum raised record-setting amount as part of annual fundraising gala. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/31/12)

Six Bellevue Chamber member organizations/companies recognized for being one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention & Recycling. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/30/12)

Bellevue College Sustainability and Conservation Resource Manager, Deric Gruen, honored for sustainable transportation programs. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/27/12)

Longevity Medical Clinic CEO, Seth Talbot, selected as a Puget Sound Business Journal 2012 40 Under 40 honoree. (PSBJ, 07/20/12)

Heritage Bank welcomed Rita Hudson as Bellevue office branch services officer.  (07/20/12)

About 300 Total Wine & More customers tried to break uncorking record. (Bellevue Patch, 07/12/12)

U.S. Bank has opened a new branch at Sea-Tac Airport. (MarketWatch, 07/11/12)

Bellevue Boys and Girls Club opened new center in former Lake Hills Library. (Bellevue Patch, 07/10/12)

Bellevue College’s vice president for diversity started new job on July 9th. (Bellevue Patch, 07/09/12)

Hopelink  received $20,000 light rail grant. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/06/12)

Bellevue Patch announced Adam Johnson as new advertising manager. (Bellevue Patch, 07/05/12)

Bellevue Botanical Garden opens 20th year with new trail and bridge. (Seattle Times, 07/05/12)

Ameriprise Financial recently named financial advisor to 2012 Chairman’s Advisory Council. (Bellevue Reporter, 06/29/12)

Bank of America hired three small business bankers in Bellevue. (Bellevue Reporter, 06/29/12)

Clark Nuber recently hired five employees. (Bellevue Reporter, 6/29/12)

Chermak Construction recently won four awards from different contests. Two of the awards are from Quality Remodeler magazine, one from BIAW and one from Master Builders of King and Snohomish Counties. (06/28/12)

AAA Washington’s more than one million customers will now be provided emergency bicycle service. (AAA Washington, 06/26/12)

Puget Sound Bank recognized as a finalist for Washington state’s Best Work Places for 2012. (PR Newswire, 06/19/12)

Bellevue Square set to expand. (Bellevue Reporter, 06/15/12)

 

June 2012

General Microsystems named two new executives to head Technology  and Services. (SF Gate, 06/14/12)

Bellevue College named new dean of Continuing Education. (Bellevue Reporter, 06/14/12)

Clark Nuber awarded seven scholarships to deserving accounting student applicants. (MarketWatch, 06/13/12)

Quadrant Homes announced opportunity for grant applications to local community organizations. (Market Watch, 06/12/12)

Bellevue Botanical Garden celebrated 20th anniversary. (Bellevue Reporter, 06/13/12)

Port of Seattle police sergeant named as Navel Reserve’s Sailor of the Year. (06/11/12)

Eton School founder honored with surprise going away party. (bellevuepatch, 06/06/12)

Overlake Medical Centers announced schedule for whooping cough vaccinations. (Bellevue Reporter, 06/01/12)

Skip Reynolds, Farmers Life Insurance, named Volunteer of the Year by Special Olympics Washington. (Special Olympics Washington, 06/01/12)

Overlake Medical Centers announced schedule for whooping cough vaccinations. (Bellevue Reporter, 06/01/12)

Affiliated Associations of America announced the hiring of Anthony Matlock as Marketing Coordinator. ( 05/31/12)

Symetra Life Insurance Company announced four regional executives. (citybizlist , 05/30/12)

Bellevue Schools Foundation raised $565,000. (BellevuePatch, 05/28/12)

Quadrant Homes joined national drive for babies in need. (MarketWatch, 05/25/12)

Haggen announced the addition of 130 years of industry experience to its leadership team. (MarketWatch, 05/24/12)

Bellevue Reporter staff honored for excellence in journalism. (Bellevue Reporter, 05/21/12)

Quadrant Homes’ commitment to service ranked among best in country. (MarketWatch, 05/21/12)

Be Prepared Investigative Services and Survival Supplies founder and owner has used past experience to grow his company. (Bellevue Reporter, 05/18/12)

Via Vita Café was featured in Seattle Times. (Seattle Times, 05/18/12)

Woodmark Hotel buzzing with the launch of “Bee on the Lake” program! (Kirkland Views, 05/14/12)

Zipcar CEO shares details about renting a car for an hour or two. (Seattle Times, 05/13/12)

Bellevue’s International School was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 high schools in the nation. (Bellevue Reporter, 05/09/12)

FiberCloud, Inc. announced the addition of Virtual Firewall Options for its Cloud Services Solutions. (05/07/12)

Seattle Children’s named Lisa Brandenburg as hospital president. (Seattle Times, 05/06/12)

Clark Nuber hired new state and local tax senior. (MarketWatch, 05/04/12)

Concierge Care Advisors has expanded into California. (MarketWatch,  05/01/12)

Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery was featured for a research procedure. (king5.com, 04/27/12)

The Pumphouse Bar & Grill was featured for having a heritage of recipes. (Seriouseats.com, 04/23/12)

Bellevue College staff person honored with Distinguished Service Award. (Bellevue Reporter, 04/20/12)

Clark Nuber P.S. recognized as one of Washington State’s top corporate philanthropists. (MarketWatch, 04/17/12)

 

April 2012
Yuan Spa and Running Elements were featured in the May 2012 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Affiliated Associations of America (AAOA) has welcomed Brett Treat as the new Information Systems Manager. (04/10/12)

MulvannyG2 Architecture, Bellevue announced the hiring of Max Steele as senior associate. (Seattle Times, 04/09/12)

Fortune Bank in Bellevue appointed Ron Jackman as vice president and relationship manager. (Seattle Times, 04/09/12)

CFO Selections in Bellevue named Shannon Christiansen as an associate in its professional services practice. (Seattle Times, 04/09/12)

Symetra announced that Max Hunter has joined the organization as a regional group manager. (Seattle Times, 04/09/12)

Together Center announced a host site for Bellevue. (Bellevue Reporter, 04/07/12)

Washington State Senator Steve Litzow honored by The Municipal League of King County with the Warren G. Magnuson Memorial Award. (Bellevue Reporter, 04/07/12)

Seattle Children’s announced Lisa Brandenburg as hospital President. (Seattle/Local HealthGuide, 04/04/12)

Arthur Murray Dance Studios celebrated their 100th anniversary. (PRNewswire, 04/02/12)

Uwajimaya Bellevue announced their one year anniversary celebration for mid-April. (BellevuePatch, 03/30/12)

El Gaucho, Daniel’s Broiler, Woodmark Hotel, Westin Bellevue, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, John Howie Steak, and Purple Café & Wine Bar were recognized by state winemakers for top wine programs. (BellevuePatch, 03/29/12)

Bellevue Botanical Gardens shared plans for new visitor center. (Bellevue Reporter, 03/29/12)

Puget Sound Energy announced five spring cleaning tips, which will save customers money on electric bills. (Market Watch, 03/28/12) JPC Architects in Bellevue won first place in Commercial category at 13th annual Northwest Design Awards. (Bellevue Reporter, 03/27/12)

Andelcare’s President was named SBA Small Business Person of the Year. (Seattle Post Intelligencer, 03/27/12)

March 2012
Raj S. Johal, Director of Investigations with Be Prepared Investigative Services and Survival Supplies LLC was awarded the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. (ACFE, 03/21/12)

Hyatt Regency Bellevue has been recognized with the prestigious 5 Green Key Rating.  (PR Web, 03/20/12)

Umpqua Bank announced that it will grant $10,000 in funding to a Bellevue neighborhood enhancement project. (Bellevue Reporter, 03/16/12)

Salal Credit Union has named Russell Rosendal as president and CEO. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 03/14/12)

Pacific Continental Bank recently announced that Dayton Balinbin has been hired for the position of vice president, senior underwriter and portfolio manager.  (Pacific Continental Bank, 03/14/12)

HYATT house Seattle/Bellevue has rolled out the welcome mat for guests.  (Hyatt house, 03/12/12)

AAA Washington has hired Jim Ryan as Chief information officer. (Seattle Times, 03/11/12)

G.G. Green featured for his magic touch. (City Arts)

The Bank of Washington appointed Kevin Vitulli as vice president and commercial loan officer at The Bank of Washington branch in Redmond, Washington.  (Seattle Times, 03/05/12)

Walmart reports that it will generate $6 million annually into local economy.  (Bellevue Reporter, 03/01/12)

Puget Sound Energy announced that Washington’s largest wind-power site has begun generating electricity. (Market Watch, 02/29/12)

CyberStreams has enhanced its approach to helping businesses work more efficiently.  (Seattle PI,  02/28/12)
February 2012
Talyst CEO, Carla Corkern, has joined Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s Board of Directors. (MarketWatch, 02/28/12)

The City of Bellevue’s Utilities and Transportation Departments were recently awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Re-Accreditation. (Bellevue Reporter, 02/27/12)

Puget Sound Energy has hired Phil Bussey to fill a newly-created position of Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer. (Market Watch, 02/24/12)

Rare Form Limousine earned the highest recognition in the limousine industry, the 2012 Operator of the Year Award. (Limousine, Charter & Tour Magazine, 02/16/12)

AAA Washington has hired technology veteran Jim Ryan to serve as Chief Information Officer. Ryan has nearly 30 years of information technology experience. (AAA Washington, 02/15/12)

Clark Nuber was recently recognized by the Association of Washington Business (AWB) as one of seven private employers named as winners of the 2012 Better Workplace Awards, honoring companies that have set the bar for workplace safety, job training and advancement, and innovative benefit and compensation programs. (Business Wire, 02/14/12)

Oki Golf, a group of 11 Puget Sound golf courses, unveiled a new mobile web application at the Seattle Golf Show. The free site brings many features of Oki Golf's main website, launched last year, to the mobile space. (World Golf, 02/13/12)

Bellevue College announced the addition of a third bachelor's degree program, in the field of health-care technology & management. (The Seattle Times, 02/09/12)

The Bellevue Collection has featured the new set of retailers moving into the retail complex in downtown Bellevue. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 02/08/12)

MulvannyG2 was listed as one of three of the largest architectural firms in Washington doing commercial and retail projects in China. (Puget Sound Business Journal , 02/03/12)

Overlake Hospital Medical Center announced the opening of Overlake Medical Clinic Redmond Urgent Care at Creekside Crossing Shopping Center on Redmond Way on January 9. (Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 02/02/12). Overlake also has an expanding network of primary care clinics on the Eastside, including Downtown Bellevue. The newest primary care clinic will open at Redmond Town Center on March 19.
January 2012
Seattle Children’s Hospital has received $65 million in donations. (Nurse.com, 1/09/12)

Bellevue College has hired Ray White as its new Vice President of Administrative Services.
(Bellevue Reporter, 1/13/12)

Bellevue College has joined thirty-two other institutions of higher learning to launch The Billion Dollar Green Challenge. (Bellevue Reporter, 1/12/12)

Lakeside Collision of Bellevue has been added to the expansion plans in the Pacific Northwest of Fix Auto USA. (Body Shop Business, 1/10/12)

Port of Seattle announced that Commissioner Gael Tarleton was elected president of the Port of Seattle Commission, Commissioner John Creighton will be vice president and Commissioner Tom Albro will serve as secretary. Tarleton and Commissioner Bill Bryant were also sworn in for their second terms in office. (Port of Seattle, 1/10/12)

Walmart announced the signing of a second lease on another retail space in Bellevue-the former Mervyn’s at Factoria Mall. (Seattle Times, 1/11/12)

Walmart announced it is focused on opening a location in Bellevue at Main Street and 148th Avenue. (King5.com, 1/6/12)

The Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery in Bellevue was selected as one of the first medical clinics in the U.S. to offer XEOMIN®, recently approved by the F.D.A. (webwire, 1/6/12)

Rare Form Limousine was selected as a finalist in the 2012 LCT Operator of the Year Awards contest, the most prestigious and longest running business awards contest in the chauffeured transportation industry. (LCT Limousine, Charter & Tour, 1/4/12)

Bellevue School District Superintendent Amalia Cudeiro announced in a letter to school district staff members that she will be on indefinite family leave after her mother enters hospice. (BellevuePatch.com, 12/21/11)

Columbia Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Melanie Dressel was named to Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy Boards. (MarketWatch, 12/19/11)

EHS-International, Inc. (EHSI) announced several recent new hires and promotions. Those who joined the firm are Gary Kollman, as Senior Environmental Scientist and Project Manager, and Michael McKay, as Industrial Hygienist and Field Services Supervisor. EHSI also internally promoted Dustin Thompson to Project Manager and Derica Escamilla to Technical Services Coordinator, the position previously held by Mr. Thompson. (12/15/11)

EHS-International, Inc. announced that the Washington State DOT certified EHS-International, Inc. as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). (12/15/11)
November 2011

Quadrant Homes, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, and the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund will award multiple grants totaling $24,000 to four different non-profit organizations. (MarketWatch, 11/14/11) Quadrant also announced a 3-year lease guarantee program. (MarketWatch, 11/08/11)

Gallagher Benefit Services in Bellevue announced Tom Petry as associate client consultant. (The Seattle Times, 11/13/11)

HomeStreet Bank Bellevue Lending Center named Sam Henry as Vice President, Regional Team Lead and Senior Business Loan Officer. (The Seattle Times, 11/13/11)

FiberCloud was awarded second place in the IT Service Provider of the Year by Seattle Business Magazine. (Seattle Business Magazine, 11/2011)

Newline Software appointed Brad Carpenter, former Microsoft exec, as CEO. (PSBJ, 11/15/11)

Haggen, Inc. has a new store concept that opened in the Crossroads area on November 16th. (CSPNet.com, 11/14/11) (MarketWatch, 11/10/11)

Dr. Fredric Stern, voted “Best Plastic Surgeon in Western Washington” for 2011 by viewers of KING 5 TV’s Evening Magazine. (WebWire, 11/09/11)

Clark Nuber, a CPA and consulting firm in the Seattle metropolitan area, has recently welcomed the following individuals to the firm: Grace Chu-Audit Associate, Marie DeAtley-Audit Associate, Shareen Faleafine-Tax Senior, Karlyn Kurokawa-Tax Associate, Alex Lee-Finance and Accounting Senior, Jennelle Riffe-Audit Associate, Jennifer Ross-Finance and Accounting Associate, Matthew Schubert-Audit Associate, Mandy Statz-Tax Senior, Stephanie Stewart-Tax Associate, Brett Withers-Audit Associate (Enhanced Online News, 11/08/11)

Clark Nuber shareholders announce staff promotions. Senior Managers: Shelly Archuleta, Allison Kollack, Jeff Meier, Conrad Miller, Hillary Parker, Megan Ryan. Manager: Janon Geer. Senior: Lilian Chiu, Courtney Hirata, Nate Knutson, Jon Montalvo, Patrick Ottinger, Sara Sutorius (BusinessWire, 11/08/11)

Symetra Financial appointed David Goldstein as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. (MarketWatch, 11/07/11)

Nordstrom and The Seattle Times were featured as legendary 4th and 5th generation businesses on KIRO Radio’s Seattle Morning News. (MyNorthwest.com, 11/07/11)

Your Local Market opened doors in Bellevue on November 11 on the site of Safeway’s former Downtown Bellevue location. (The Seattle Times, 11/16/11) (Bellevue Patch, 11/14/11) (Bradenton.com, 11/11/11) (CBS Seattle.com, 11/3/11) (PR Newswire,11/11/11)

Pearl Bar & Dining owners, Chef Bradley Dickinson and Mikel Rogers plan to open a new restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Belleuve. (PSBJ, 11/15/11) Pearl Bar & Dining also celebrated its third anniversary. (MercerIslandPatch.com, 11/03/11)

T-Mobile USA and Microsoft are the proud co-sponsors of University of Washington’s 150th anniversary. (MarketWatch, 11/03/11)

Puget Sound Energy’s Fridgeasaurus selected three winners in the efficient appliances contest. (MarketWatch, 11/2/11)

LarsonAllen, Clifton Gunderson announced plans to merge, effective Jan 2, 2012. (Clifton Gunderson, 11/01/11)

Seattle Children’s received a $65 million grant to benefit research, nursing and clinical care. (newswise, 10/31/31)

T-mobile and a Redmond-based company joined forces to bring android customers a rent-before-you-buy service. (examiner.com, 10/31/11)

The Bellevue Collection announced the grand opening of The North Face (Bellevue Square). (CBS Seattle, 10/27/11)

Bellevue College announced that construction on their Issaquah Highlands campus could start as early as 2012. (Issaquah Press, 10/25/11)

Banner Bank announced Roy Slac, Vice President, Bellevue Center retail branch, Eric Scroggins, Vice President, Redmond Retail Branch Manager, and Samuel Sim, Assistant Vice President, Federal Way retail branch. (The Seattle Times, 10/23/11)

Microsoft and Kemper Development Company announced a joint commitment to contribute $2 million to the Tateuchi Center Campaign. (MarketWatch, 10/21/11)

Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa named James Murphy as General Manager. (The Seattle Times, 10/16/11)

The Bellevue Reporter was presented with nine awards at the 124th annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Convention. (Bellevue Reporter, 10/11/11)

Lightning strikes (literally) to create online backup startup Newline (GeekWire, 10/3/11) Newline Software raises $1.3 million in funding (Reuters.com, 10/7/11) (TechFlash, 10/7/11

Bellevue College project was featured in Science magazine. (seattlepi.com, 10/06/11)
October 2011
Symetra announced the launch of a new product, called Symetra Classic Universal Life Insurance. (BusinessWire, 10/3/2011)

Talyst was named one of Seattle Business magazine’s 50 Greenest Companies in Washington. (The Sacramento Bee, 9/28/2011)

AtWork!’s Linda Panattoni utilized Cricut, a paper-crafting hobby, to help one developmentally disabled student to succeed. (AtWork!, 9/28/2011)

Kidder Matthews grew its retail and office brokerage groups with four new hires in its Bellevue Office. (CoStar Group, 9/27/2011)

SEO Seattle LLC recently completed its move to their new offices located in Downtown Bellevue in the Skyline Tower. (Online PR News, 9/24/2011)

Port of Seattle won Seattle Business Magazine’s Green 50 award in the Government/Academia category. (Port of Seattle, 9/22/2011)

Bellevue Arts Museum is announced the appointment Larry Wright as Managing Director. (Bellevue Arts Museum, 9/22/2011)

Kirmac Collision announced the acquisition of their 22nd location, located in Redmond. (BodyShop Business, 9/21/2011)

Together Center welcomed  three new human services organizations to their Redmond campus. (Together Center, 9/12/2011)

Puget Sound Bank announced it has been selected as one of the fastest growing companies headquartered in Washington by the Puget Sound Business Journal. (MarketWatch.com, 9/9/2011)

FiberCloud has received SAS 70 Type II audit results verifying the quality and security of their network design and operating effectiveness. All five Fiber Cloud data centers successfully passed the audit. (FiberCloud, Inc., 9/7/2011)

Bellevue College bookstore has added comparison shopping features through the college’s own website. (Campus Technology.com, 9/6/2011)

Bellevue-based grocery chair Quality Food Centers (QFC) promoted Jim Fey to president. Fey was previously vice president of merchandising for parent company Kroger’s Michigan division. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 9/6/2011)

AAA Washington promoted Janet Ray, incoming Bellevue Chamber Board Chair, to the position of Assistant Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Publishing.  From the announcement: “ Janet’s career at AAA Washington spans three decades, during which she has managed and grown the company’s public affairs and communications department into one of the strongest and most respected units in the AAA Association.” (AAA Washington, 08/31/2011)

General Microsystem’s Inc. has been named a finalist in the Minority Small Business of the Year category for the first annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards. (King County, 8/29/2011)

September 2011
Chamber Ambassadors and staff celebrated these recent Bellevue Chamber members Grand Openings!

August 18 - Sherwin-Williams, at 3640 Factoria Blvd. SE Bellevue. Visit www.sherwin-williams.com for more information about this new store.
August 17 - KeyBank - Eastgate at 3240 156th Ave SE. To learn more about KeyBank visit their website at www.key.com.
August 4 – HomeStreet Bank at 500 108th Ave NE Suite 1H3 Bellevue. Visit www.homestreetbank.com for more information.
July 26 - Amazon Grill at 530 112th Avenue NE in Bellevue. Visit www.amazongrillbellevue.com for more information on this unique new restaurant.

July 11 - Luwa Distributing at 13500 Bel-Red Road Suite One in Bellevue For more information on the new showroom, visit www.luwadistributing.com.









The Bellevue IT firm CyberStreams was highlighted in the Digital Journal for implementing a number of new technology tools focusing on remote monitoring and preventative care of business networks. (Digital Journal, 08/24/2011)

Derflan Inc. was ranked among America’s 500 fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine. (Tradershuddle.com, 08/24/2011)

Overlake Hospital Medical Center continues to grow its network of primary care medical clinics on the Eastside with three new clinics in Kirkland and Redmond opening in the next six months. (Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 08/18/2011)

Falco Sult & Company, P.S. announced the addition of two new staff accountants to the firm - Carey Homan, formerly with TaxMan.cc and Leigh Hogan, a recent graduate of Western Washington University. (Falco Sult, 08/19/2011)

Greater China Industries was recognized by Promo Marketing in its selection of “Best New Products of 2011.” (PRNewswire, 08/2011/2011)

Heritage Bank received the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Gold Award for Washington’s Best Workplace large companies. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 08/12/2011)

More than 80 Quadrant Homes employees joined the Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers to help with restoration and beautification projects in the Three Forks Natural Area in Snoqualmie. (PRNewswire, 08/09/2011)

SAMBICA Camp & Conference Center named Matt Wimmer as CEO/executive director. (The Seattle Times, 08/08/2011)

Quadrant Homes selected two Puget Sound communities as winners of the company’s first-ever Sustainability Challenge. The home owners’ associations of the Acadia (Everett) and the Mt. Si Cottage (Snoqualmie) communities will be awarded $2,000 each toward community improvement goals. (PR Newswire, 08/04/2011)

Falco Sult & Company, P.S. released a new logo, tagline and website. (Falco Sult, 08/02/2011)

Dizzy’s Tumble Bus & Bus Stop, a mobile physical education lab, was featured in the Bellevue Patch. (Bellevue Patch, 08/02/2011)

The Hope Heart Institute hired former UW basketball star Kayla Burt as an outreach coordinator. (The Seattle Times, 07/31/2011)

Employees from Bank of America were honored by State Attorney General Rob McKenna for protecting an Issaquah senior from fraud. (Issaquah Press, 07/28/2011)

Puget Sound Bank has been honored as one of the fastest growing companies on the Eastside by the Puget Sound Business Journal. (Market Watch, 07/27/2011)

August 2011
Join us to celebrate the following ribbon cutting ceremonies:

Amazon Grill
Tuesday, July 26, 4:00 pm
530 112th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

HomeStreet Bank
Thursday, August 4, 3:00 pm
500 108th Ave NE, Suite 1H3
Bellevue, WA 98005

Chuck Oxford, the owner of Lakeside Collision Center, was profiled in the Puget Sound Business Journal. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 07/22/2011)

Symetra Life Insurance Company announced Kevin Knull has joined the company as senior vice president to head up product strategy and development for its emerging registered annuity business. (Market Watch, 07/21/2011)

Motricity announced John O’Rourke has been named as its Chief Marketing Officer.
(Market Watch, 07/18/2011)

Overlake Hospital Medical Center enhanced its cardiology services with a new clinic that integrates the services of two cardiology private practices and brings them into the Overlake Medical Clinic network. (Bellevue Reporter, 07/18/2011)

The president and CEO of Clark Nuber P.S., David Katri received the 2010-2011 President’s Award from The Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA).
(Businesswire.com, 07/15/2011)

The owner of ViaVita Café and Wine Bar was featured in the Bellevue Patch as her European-inspired café is looking to expand its customer base and catering services. (Bellevue.patch.com, 07/14/2011)

Bellevue Special Olympics Team was featured on the city’s monthly program on Bellevue TV. (Bellevue.patch.com, 07/2011/2011)

The outgoing president of Bellevue College, B. Jean Floten, was recognized by the Metropolitan King County Council. (Bellevue.patch.com, 07/08/2011)

UW Foster School of Business moved up from 16th to 14th in US News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools for 2012" rankings in the specialty area of entrepreneurship. (seattlebusinessmag.com, 07/06/2011)

Bellevue School District, CH2M Hill, City of Bellevue, David Evans & Associates, Inc., HDR Engineering, Inc., Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Printex Press, Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, Symetra Financial, The Westin Bellevue, and T-Mobile all earned the honor of “Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction” by King County’s Solid Waste Division. (Bellevue.patch.com, 06/30/2011)

Bellevue College named its student center the Jean Sarto Floten Student Union for its outgoing president. (Bellevue.patch.com, 06/29/2011)

July 2011
Join us to celebrate the following ribbon cutting ceremonies:

Luwa Distributing
July 11, 2:00 pm
13500 Bel-Red Rd Suite On
Bellevue, WA 98005

HomeStreet Bank
July 14, 2:30 pm
500 108 th Ave NE Suite 1H3
Bellevue, WA 98005

Wine Storage Bellevue announced that it is now offering a new service to package and move customers’ wine collections to wine bottle storage lockers. (PR Newswire, 06/27/2011)

Hopelink is collecting school supplies to give to school children in low-income families as part of its annual “Kids Need School Supplies” drive during the summer. (Bellevue.patch.com, 06/26/2011)

Quadrant Homes recently opened a new “Built Your Way” community in Lynnwood. The community, Logan Pointe, will showcase distinctive home plans and designs from Quadrant’s Revolution Collection. (PR Newswire, 06/23/2011)

Microsoft revealed its new form of interactive advertising based on the Kinect for Xbox 360 console system at the Cannes International Advertising Festival. (techflash.com, 06/21/2011)

The Moyer Foundation announced that Michael Moroney will be joining the organization as its chief operating officer. (nwsource.com, 06/13/2011)

LarsonAllen LLP will be partnering with the Seattle-based accounting firm Lockitch Clements & Rich PS this August. (LarsonAllen LLP, 06/13/2011)

Puget Sound Energy announced that Seattle University will be its first commercial customer to use the utility’s Carbon Balance Program in order to offset 100 percent of its natural gas usage. (businesswire.com, 06/09/2011)

Bellevue College named Laura Saunders as interim president. (Seattlepi.com, 06/06/2011)

Uwajimaya was featured by Northwest Asian Weekly as the northwest-based Asian grocery store looks to expand its customer base in Renton as a one-stop shop for families in the area. (nwasianweekly.com, 06/02/2011)

ViaVita Café and Wine Bar, Bellevue’s new all day European-style café, was featured in the Seattle PI in an Eastside restaurant review highlighting its relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance. (blog.seattlepi.com, 6/02/2011)

110 Consulting Inc., BizXchange, Blazing Bagels and Bakery Inc., EHS-International Inc., LTC Financial Partners LLC, Pacific Software Publishing Inc., and Puget Sound Bank were named the fastest growing Eastside Companies based on revenue growth by the Puget Sound Business Journal. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 06/01/2011)

Derflan, Inc. has been recognized as one of the top small consulting firms in the country by Consulting Magazine. (Consulting Magazine, 3/24/2011)

June 2011
Join us to celebrate the following ribbon cutting ceremony:

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
June 2, 4:00 pm
2041 148 th Ave. NE, Bellevue 98007
(located inside Fred Meyer)

Anna M. Bremmer, CVS, LEED AP of Bremmer Consulting LLC, was notified by SAVE International that she passed the CVS exam, making her one of 235 certified value specialists (CVSs) in the United States. (Bremmer Consulting LLC, 5/31/2011)

Quadrant Homes has been awarded a 2011 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction and superior performance. PR Newswire, 5/31/2011)

The Moyer Foundation named Nology Media their Biff Brotherton Corporate Partner of the Year. (Nology Media, 5/19/2011)

The Standard, a new furniture store in Bellevue, was featured by nwsource.com for their friendly, chic home furnishings. (nwsource.com, 5/17/2011)

Masins Furniture & Interior Design was featured by nwsource.com for commemorating the royal wedding with a royal-themed event complete with tea, finger sandwiches, and British furniture. (nwsource.com, 5/13/2011)

Nology Media founder Leigh Fatzinger launched Prosodic, a software company that helps companies manage social media content. (TechFlash.com, 5/10/2011)

FiberCloud announced the addition of cloud servers using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to their line of center applications to allow customers to gain a scalable server solution that reduces overhead costs. (FiberCloud,5/5/2011)

Goodwill in Bellevue opened the doors to a lineup of hundreds of bargain hunters for their recent designer label sale. (Bellevue Reporter, 4/29/2011)

Office Depot and ICLEI USA celebrated the major expansion of the Green Business Challenge at the New York Stock Exchange. The program added four new communities including Bellevue, WA. (PR.com, 4/25/2011)

Munchbar was featured by The Seattle Times in a restaurant review highlighting their fun fare. (The Seattle Times , 4/21/2011)

Pacific Continental Bank has hired Douang Nonthaveth to the position of Commercial Banking Officer, Assistant Vice President and Debra Hauser has been promoted to Relationship Banking Manager, Senior Vice President. (Pacific Continental Bank, 4/21/2011)

El Gaucho Bellevue announced the introduction of 46 new lunch combinations. (restaurantnews.com, 4/18/2011). El Gaucho also plans themed patio parties on their new patio this summer. (seattlepi.com, 5/19/2011)

Symetra and Cal Ripkin Jr. announced they’re teaming up to bring the “badges for baseballs” program to Washington state. (PSBJ , 4/15/2011)

Air Van Moving hired Ken Wendland as vice president to head regional sales and marketing initiatives at the Washington and Oregon divisions. (The Seattle Times, 4/10/2011)

KeyBank named Shannon Bell district retail leader at KeyBank, Bellevue, overseeing about 30 branches operating in Bellevue, Bellingham, and Everett. (The Seattle Times, 4/10/2011)

Wallace Properties announced the promotion of Ann Bishop, MBA to Senior Vice President of its Brokerage Division. (PSBJ 4/8/2011)

Heritage Bank entered into a definitive agreement with Charter Private Bank of Bellevue to acquire their Kent branch. (PR Newswire, 4/5/2011)

Barrio, Pearl, Purple Café & Wine Bar and Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar are among 8 Eastside restaurants participating in the Celebrated Chefs fundraiser benefitting charities, including Hopelink. (Bellevue Patch , 4/3/2011)

Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. raised more than $70,000 for the American Red Cross "Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami" Disaster Relief on March 17, 2011, within 72 hours of their official announcement of their matching fundraising efforts. (PSP Inc., 3/22/2011)

April 2011

Join us to celebrate the following ribbon cutting ceremonies:

HSBC Bank - May 10, 6:00 pm, 821 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue 98004 (by invitation only)
Pro/Vision Coaching - May 12, 5:30 pm, 555 116th Avenue NE, Suite 206, Bellevue 98004

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening of Running Elements with owner Ginny Morris on Thursday, April 14. Running Elements is located in Old Bellevue at 10047 Main Street Suite 102.

The Ambassador Committee representing the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening of Heritage Bank in Bellevue. There were more than 200 people who attended the celebration at the new street level location at 520 112th NE, Suite 160, Bellevue. www.heritagebankwaonline2.com.












Pacific Continental Bank has hired Douang Nonthaveth to the position of Commercial Banking Officer, Assistant Vice President and Debra Hauser has been promoted to Relationship Banking Manager, Senior Vice President. (Pacific Continental Bank, 4/21/2011)

Barrio, Pearl, Purple Café & Wine Bar and Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar are among 8 Eastside restaurants participating in the Celebrated Chefs fundraiser benefitting charities, including Hopelink. (Bellevue Patch, 4/3/2011)

Motricity was highlighted on CNN’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer. (cnbc.com, 3/22/2011)

Wallace Properties announced the promotion of Felicia Tsao as President of its Property Management Division. (Puget Sound Business Journal, 3/18/2011)

GLY Construction has received the state’s most prestigious civics award for its contributions to the community. Company CEO Jim Karambelas accepted the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award. (Puget Sound Business Journal , 3/17/2011)

March 2011
Pure Barre and Bellevue Chamber Ambassadors celebrated the opening of Pure Barre’s new Bellevue studio located at 909 112th Ave, Suite 107, on January 28th. Pure Barre is a total body workout utilizing the ballet barre. For more information contact Sami Sweeney, owner, at (206) 935-7873 or visit www.purebarre.com.




Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. raised more than $70,000 for the American Red Cross "Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami" Disaster Relief on March 17, 2011, within 72 hours of their official announcement of their matching fundraising efforts. (PSP Inc., 3/22/2011)

Talyst, Inc. has partnered with Sparton Corporation to provide a full system build for Talyst at its Colorado operation utilizing its internal circuit card assembly capability, contemporary quality tools, and collaborative manufacturing process. (Sys-Con Media, 3/17/2011)

Microsoft and other U.S. technology companies are finding ways to help and reach out to residents, customers and partners affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (The Seattle Times, 3/15/2011)

MulvannyG2 Architecture, Perkins Coie, and Clark Nuber have donated their services to the Rwanda Girls Initiative’s Gashora Girls Academy in southeastern Rwanda. (The Seattle Times, 3/13/2011)

AAOA (Affiliated Associations of America) welcomes Kathryn Davis, Platinum Account Manager, and Jeremiah Krahulik, Benefits producer to their team. (AAOA 3/8/2011)

Overlake Service League has changed its name to Bellevue LifeSpring in celebration of the organization’s 100 th anniversary. (Bellevue LifeSpring)

Overlake Hospital Medical Center is now offering specialized speech therapy for patients with voice and speech disorders as a result of Parkinson’s disease. (Bellevue Reporter, 2/18/2011)

Port of Seattle welcomes new Inland Cargo and Business Development Manager Mark Wen. (Port of Seattle, 2/17/2011)

Together Center is proud to announce that long-time Chair of the Board of Directors, John Spangenberg of Kirkland, has been named Chair Emeritus. Taking over the helm of Together Center is Chair Barbara de Michele of Issaquah. De Michele is Executive Director of Issaquah Community Network. (Together Center, 2/15/2011)

Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art announced the temporary exhibit “Jules Steiner: The Great Innovator” which will display a number of rare Steiner dolls. (Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, 2/6/2011)

Seattle Bank President and CEO Patrick F. Patrick anounced a group of local investors and business leaders have invested more than $50 million into Seattle Bank. (Seattle Bank, 1/31/2011)

Massage Envy of Bellevue has won the Massage Envy Franchisee of the Year Award for overall operational excellence, proven leadership, respect of fellow franchisees, overall sales, and influential involvement in the franchisee’s co-op and community. (Bellevue Reporter, 1/22/2011)

425 Magazine is donating part of the proceeds from magazines sold at Bellevue Square Guest Services to Overlake Service League in celebration of the organizations 100 th birthday. (425 Magazine, 1/26/2011)

Overlake Hospital Medical Center and Providence Health & Services in Washington announced their new partnership to launch a free, consumer smartphone application to give local residents on-the-go access to medical and facilities information. (PR.com 1/21/2011)

WhoCanHelp.com was featured by TechFlash as Startup of the Week. (TechFlash, 1/15/2011)

Charter Private Bank announced the appointment of Marty Steele as its new President and CEO. Steele brings over 30 years of extensive banking, management and lending experience to the role. (Business Wire, 1/14/2011)

University of Washington Bothell and Bellevue College are partnering to offer cooperative admissions for international business students. (SeattlePI.com, 1/13/2011)

WhoCanHelp.com has been named a finalist for the Best Seed or Angel Stage Company of the Year as part of the Washington Technology Industry Association’s 16 th Annual Industry Achievement Awards. (WhoCanHelp.com, 1/2011/2011)

Symetra Life Insurance Co. plans to expand its group life insurance business and boost its field sales staff. (Bloomberg, 1/2011/2011)

November 2010
The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening of ViaVita Café and Wine Bar with owner Jan Lawrence on Friday, November 19th. More than 120 people were on hand to sample European style small plates, appetizers, desserts, and wines following the ribbon cutting ceremony. ViaVita Café and Wine Bar is located in the Belcarra Building at 1032 106 th Avenue NE in Bellevue. www.viavitacafe.com
The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce participated in the Grand Opening of WallyPark’s new state-of-the-art airport parking facility at SeaTac on November 15. WallyPark owner, Joe Lumer, welcomed a crowd of more than 200 people, his address was followed by the Bellevue Chamber’s Ribbon Cutting. WallyPark’s new premier garage, with more than 1500 parking spaces, is at 18613 International Boulevard. It is their third airport parking location in the SeaTac area. www.wallypark.com




At the 8th Annual Holiday Dinner held on Thanksgiving Day SeaStar Restaurant & Raw Bar served 600 people from local Eastside agencies. (SeaStar Restaurant and Raw Bar, 11/15/10)

United Way of King County seeks volunteers for its Free Tax Preparation Campaign. (Bellevue Reporter, 11/14/10)

The Accolade Award of Merit was awarded to Bellevue College film instructor Michael Korolenko. (Bellevue Reporter, 11/12/10) In addition, Bellevue College received a grant from Microsoft Corporation to help veterans get jobs. (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/2011/10)

The Microsoft Store opened in Bellevue Square on November 18 th with several events and special guests. (SeattlePI.com, 11/12/10)

Billabong has launched a new Web TV Show. (Billabong Studios, 11/2011/10)

Howard Chermak of Chermak Construction received the 2010 John M. Fluke Sr. Community Service Award. (Chermak Construction, 11/10/10)

The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin was featured on the TODAY Show.

Bellevue College bought a 43,000 square foot building with plans to remodel near the Microsoft Redmond Campus. (Daily Journal of Commerce, 11/9/10)

Math teams from the Bellevue Schools continue to excel at state-wide competitions. Newport, Interlake and Bellevue High School will be represented at the Math is Cool competition on December 11th. (Bellevue Reporter, 11/8/10)

At Bellevue High School’s Veteran’s Day Assembly on November 9th, 16 veterans who call Aegis of Bellevue home were honored for their service to our country. (PR Newswire, 11/8/10)

Port of Seattle announced that it achieved the best cruise season ever in 2010. (Port of Seattle, 10/21/10)

La Bijou, an upscale lingerie shop, opened in Old Main Bellevue. (The Scene Bellevue, 10/21/10)

Wine Storage Bellevue offers tips via YouTube video on how to keep wine in peak condition. (Drinks Media Wire, 10/18/10)

Sturtevant’s has been named regional retailer of the year by the Snowsports Industries of America. (Sturtevants, 10/13/10)

Fortune Bank has hired Chuck Brockway as vice president and relationship manager. (The Seattle Times, 9/27/10)
September 2010

Chermak Construction, Inc. celebrated 30 years of work in the Puget Sound Region with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 24, 2010. (Chermak Construction, Inc, 9/22/2010)

AtWork! announced that Chief Development Officer, Jane Kuechle, is retiring after 37 years in the development field, and Ann Chamberlin is stepping down from 13 years of services on the AtWork! Board of Directors. (AtWork!, 9/13/2010)

Chermak Construction, Inc. ranked #172 on the Qualified Remodeler Magazine Top 500 firms and received Special Star recognition for association membership, certification, and community service. (Chermak Construction, Inc., 8/25/2010)

Congratulations to the following member companies named to Inc. magazine’s 2010 500/5000 fastest-growing private companies: BizXchange, Davis Wright Tremaine, Lionfish, Motricity, Pacific Software Publishing, Perkins Coie, Symetra, and Talyst. (Inc Magazine, August 2010)

Youth Eastside Services (YES) received backpacks of school supplies courtesy of the Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation. In all, 75 teens and their siblings received supplies. (YES, 8/17/2010)

UW Bothell released an economic impact report that measures the impact of all three campuses’ operations and research on the economy, employment, and government revenue. (UW Bothell, 8/2011/10)

Moss Adams announced it has been chosen by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the top companies in Washington for corporate philanthropy. (Moss Adams, 6/2011/2010)
July 2010
Parker, Smith & Feek has launched a new company blog. (Parker, Smith & Feek, 7/14/10)

Bellevue Chamber Ambassadors will officiate at the ribbon cutting for Wine Storage Bellevue on Thursday, July 15, 4:00 pm at 1614 118 th Ave SE, Bellevue. Everyone welcome!

Bellevue Arts Museum has launched a new funding campaign called Three for Three. (artdaily.org, 7/13/10)

Clark Nuber has added eight new members to its staff team. (Bellevue Reporter, 7/06/10)

A group of CPAs from Clark Nuber has taken up a challenge from a Seattle law firm to bowl for charity. (Clark Nuber, 7/08/10)

Ken Etheridge & Associates has launched a KEASocial Media Division dedicated to social media services. (Ken Etheridge & Associates, 7/07/10)

Bartell Drugs has opened a new store in the midlakes area of Bellevue celebrating the family-owned chain’s 120 th anniversary. (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 7/02/10)

Puget Sound Energy ’s board has named Kimberly Harris president, and anticipates she will assume the role of CEO when current CEO Steve Reynolds retires in 2011. (The Seattle Times, 6/30/10)

Daniel’s Broiler–Bellevue has opened the only high-rise outside deck dining in the greater Seattle/Bellevue area.

Omega Photo is hosting local photographer Jim Allen’s exhibit, “New Dimensions in Photography.” (The Bellevue Reporter, 6/21/10)

Motricity CEO and Founder, Ryan Wuerch, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Pacific Northwest Region by Ernst & Young. (Market Watch, 6/21/10)

Bellevue Arts Museum celebrates its fifth anniversary since its rebirth, expanding educational programs and efforts to showcase local artists. (The Seattle Times, 6/17/10)

Symetra Financial has named Brian Williams as National Sales Director. (Symetra Financial, 6/14/10)

Bellevue Arts Museum has elected long-term docent Frances Taylor and Microsoft executive Kevin Gammill to its Board of Trustees. (The Bellevue Reporter, 6/10/10)
June 2010
Bellevue Chamber Ambassadors will officiate two ribbon cuttings this month:

  • Quick Medical will celebrate open house and benefit for Seattle Children’s on Wednesday, June 16 at 12:00 noon at 30200 SE 79 th St., Suite 120, Issaquah.
  • Crossroads Vet will celebrate their Grand Opening on June 23 at 4:30 pm at 15600 NE 8 th St. Suite O-6, Bellevue.

The Tateuchi Foundation has donated $25 million to Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE), now known as the Tateuchi Center. ( The Seattle Times, 6/8/10)

Symetra Financial announced that its board of directors has named Thomas M. Marra as president and chief executive officer of the company. ( Symetra Financial, 6/8/10)

The Bellevue School District has been recognized by the King County Green Schools Program for its efforts towards recycling and waste reduction. ( Bellevue Reporter, 6/8/10)

Motricity will price its IPO at $14 to $16 a share and expects to raise over $101 million. ( Reuters, 6/2/2010)

Jon Elkins, Project Developer for Chermak Construction, Inc., rallied 19 co-workers to participate in The Master Builders Care Foundation’s Rampathon, creating a 30-foot wheelchair access ramp for a disabled homeowner in Everett. (Chermak Construction, 5/28/10)

The Bellevue Schools Foundation highlighted the accomplishments of a Sammamish High School senior who overcame overwhelming odds to attend college. (The Seattle Times , 5/27/10)

Stor-House Self Storage will expand their operations in Bellevue and open Wine Storage Bellevue in June for the purpose of preserving valuable wine collections. (PR Newswire , 5/20/10)

Chermak Construction has won a national Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. (Chermak Construction, 5/19/10)

Owner of CMIT Solutions of Bellevue, Dallas Stewart, has won the Mach II Award, bestowed to franchisees who reach outstanding benchmarks in sales, performance, or leadership goals. (CMIT Solutions of Bellevue, 5/13/10)

Bellevue College Foundation has recognized seven faculty and staff members with Margin of Excellence Awards. ( Bellevue Reporter, 5/13/10)

A Business Services Company has changed its name to Accounting Solutions Partners LLC and plans to expand their business model to include “on-site” bookkeeping and accounting services. (Accounting Solutions Partners LLC, 5/10/10)

The Bellevue Arts Museum will host an exhibition for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). (Bellevue Reporter , 5/6/10)

Group Health Credit Union has changed its name to Salal Credit Union to reflect its broad member base. (Salal Credit Union, 4/23/10).