Business News for Bellevue and the Eastside of Lake Washington

Washington State Makes Questionable Finding on Rail Impact of MBT

Alliance for Northwest Jobs & ExportsRecently, 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 potential cancer risk for members of a Longview neighborhood. Alliance spokeswoman Mariana Parks released the following statement regarding this allegation – which was made for the first time in this final EIS:

“By making this allegation today, DOE violates the very methodology of the expansive scope it chose to evaluate the project’s impacts, and instead chose to look in isolation at the alleged impacts of train operations for a specific commodity, ignoring the example of expansive rail operations across the state. 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

The Vera Project Raises over $100,000 in Sweet 16 Gala Celebration!

The Vera Project celebrated its 16th year at a gala celebration proudly presented by community partners Sub Pop and Napster. The 10th annual Viva Vera gala took place on Saturday, March 25 at the historic Washington Hall and featured performances by Sound Off! and More Music @ the Moore alumni PARISALEXA and Otieno Terry. Guests… Continue Reading

Rapid-fire bidding at Reveal Walla Walla Valley trade auction drives lot values up by nearly 30 percent

Reveal Walla Walla Valley, an annual wine futures auction for the wine trade, raised $88,300 on Monday, April 10, 2017. Nearly one dozen bidders snapped-up the 30 exclusive auction lots in under 45 minutes. The average price per lot increased by 28 percent compared to the inaugural event in 2016.  The goal of the auction… Continue Reading

Amazon Celebrates World Book Day with Global Free Library in Seattle Thursday April 20

WHAT:                On Thursday, April 20, Amazon invites the Seattle community to come together to celebrate reading and inspire everyone to take some time for reading and books, in honor of World Book Day (which falls on Sunday, April 23rd).  Amazon will host its first ever celebration of World Book Day with a Global Free Library… Continue Reading

New Interactive Exhibit Dedicated to First Two Decades of Apple Added to Paul Allen’s Living Computers Museum and Labs

Living Computers: Museum + Labs (LCM+L) has announced the addition of Apple’s first-ever product, the Apple I computer. This legendary machine will join a new, interactive exhibit that includes ten useable computers charting Apple’s growth from a garage start-up into a global leader in computer technology.  The Apple exhibit at the LCM+L will host three Apple… Continue Reading

NFFTY – National Film Festival for Talented Youth – Celebrating and Showcasing the Best New Emerging Filmmakers from Around the World

The largest and most influential festival for filmmakers ages 24 and under marks its 11th year with their biggest program yet with 257 films from 27 countries. NFFTY, APRIL 27 – APRIL 30 IN SEATTLE, WA NFFTY (pronounced “nifty”), National Film Festival for Talented Youth, has announced the complete schedule for its 11th festival, taking… Continue Reading

5th Annual Everett Craft Beer Festival Beer Descriptions!

Everett Craft Beer Festival Saturday, August 20 Hoyt Avenue, Downtown Everett The Washington Beer Commission is proud to announce the more than 100 mouth watering beer descriptions for the 5th Annual Everett Craft Beer Festival, taking place on Saturday, August 20, from noon – 7pm on Hoyt Avenue in downtown Everett. The Everett Craft Beer Festival will… Continue Reading