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HomeStreet Opens New Branch in Redmond

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

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

Pacific Learning Academy Proudly Supports the Issaquah Schools Foundation

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

Governor Inslee announces new Career Connect Washington Task Force

The first ever Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning in Redmond drew over 1,200 participants Wednesday as business, industry, education, and community leaders came together to discuss next steps to help more Washington young people prepare for high-demand careers.  The Summit was the culmination of an 18-month National Governors Association Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning… Continue Reading

Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation to Hold Second Chance Summit in Seattle

Job Fair, Film Screening and Summit Planned to Inspire Employment for People with Criminal Backgrounds in Puget Sound  WHAT:           The Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation (DKB Foundation) will host two days of events to demonstrate the benefits for businesses, individuals and society when people with criminal backgrounds are given employment opportunities. With the support of Northwest… Continue Reading

Copperleaf Restaurant Announces Al Fresco Summer Dining Series You Won’t Want to Miss

Cedarbrook Lodge, a quintessentially Northwest hideaway located on 18 acres with lush, restored wetlands, is proud to announce Copperleaf Restaurant’s four-part al fresco Summer Dining Series. From the restaurant’s terrace, guests will enjoy views of the Koi pond, wetlands, native cedar trees and chef’s garden while relishing in the spoils of the summer season.  “Our… Continue Reading

Planetary Resources Names Brian Israel As General Counsel

Redmond-based Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, announced today that it has named Brian Israel as General Counsel. Mr. Israel will oversee the legal, regulatory, and compliance functions for the company, its parent, and Planetary Resources Luxembourg. The company’s vision is to expand humanity’s economic sphere of influence into the Solar System by providing resources… Continue Reading

Washington State Makes Questionable Finding on Rail Impact of MBT

Recently, after five years of study and review, the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) released a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Millennium Bulk Terminal project in Longview that contains an allegation that the maximum 16 potential train trips (8 trains entering and leaving the facility) providing service to the facility would increase the… Continue Reading

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

On May 1, FASTSIGNS of Kirkland will be doing business in a new facility at 12644 NE 85th St., which is located half a mile east of its current location and is 700 square-feet larger. “As our business continues to grow and we take on more comprehensive sign and visual graphics projects, it’s time to expand… Continue Reading

Kenya Brings Renowned Coffee and Rich Culture to Seattle for Global Specialty Coffee Expo

Kenya is the official Portrait Country for the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo organized by the Specialty Coffee Association from Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23. Coffee experts and connoisseurs across the globe have recognized Kenyan coffee for its high quality, superior craftsmanship and exceptionally balanced flavors. Kenya will bring its specialty premium coffee… Continue Reading