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Delta Dental of Washington Announces Named New CEO Mark Mitchke

Delta Dental of Washington Announces Named New CEO Mark Mitchke

The Boards of Directors of Washington Dental Service and Delta Dental of Washington (DDWA) today announced the appointment of Mark Mitchke, the veteran Amazon executive who led Amazon Global Fulfillment Services, as CEO of the two companies.

“Mark Mitchke is an innovative, driven executive with a tremendous balance of operating and strategic capability,” said DDWA Board Chair Dr. Gerry Phipps. “Mark is a long-range thinker and adept at navigating complexity, and he has successfully balanced the needs of the sellers, customers and Amazon in his role leading Amazon’s fulfillment services. His experience leading Amazon’s small-businesses marketplace is directly applicable to Delta Dental’s core business.”

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Cascade Bicycle Club and Partner Organizations In Business Bike Summit

Cascade Bicycle Club and Partner Organizations In Business Bike Summit

Cascade Bicycle Club and Nintendo, in partnership with King County Metro, City of Bellevue, City of Renton, City of Kirkland, City of Redmond, City of Issaquah, Choose Your Way Bellevue, Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association, and REI, will kick off the 4th annual Business Bike Summit on Friday, September 21 at Nintendo of America’s Redmond… Continue Reading

Drone of Eastside Rescue’s Inaugural Flight

Drone of Eastside Rescue’s Inaugural Flight

The Medic One Foundation will present a newly donated tactical drone to Eastside Fire & Rescue to assist first responders in the growing number of backcountry and waterway medical emergencies on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Eastside Fire & Rescue North Bend Station.Funding for the drone was made possible by Foundation donor Barbara Hamer… Continue Reading

Dale Chihuly As A Master Collector

Dale Chihuly As A Master Collector

America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) will confer the title of Master Collector to Dale Chihuly, an avid car enthusiast and world-renowned blown glass artist, during the Wheels & Heels Annual Gala at America’s Car Museum (ACM) on September 8. Dale Chihuly as a Master Collector AAT’s Master Collectors are auto enthusiasts whose passion for cars lead… Continue Reading

Member Access Pacific New corporate Name

Member Access Pacific New corporate Name

Member Access Pacific (MAP), the largest aggregator of VISA card services for credit unions in the United States, announced today that the company is changing its corporate name to Member Access Processing, effective September 1, 2018. Member Access Pacific New corporate Name “Our new name, Member Access Processing, fully represents our role as the best… Continue Reading

Ben Bridge Jeweler Launches In-Store

Ben Bridge Jeweler Launches In-Store

Ben Bridge Jeweler, the distinguished family-run fine jeweler with over 90 retail stores in 11 states and one province, has announced a progressive new store concept and full interior and exterior redesign. Award-winning, Seattle-based architecture and interior design firm SkB Architects was commissioned to develop an engaging, interactive environment to optimize the shopping experience. The… Continue Reading

Art Exhibition of three Artist’s Closes Soon

Art Exhibition of three Artist’s Closes Soon

The Seattle Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson, closes Sunday, September 9. Featuring iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952) alongside contemporary works—including photography, video, and installations—by Indigenous artists Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, and Will Wilson, the exhibition offers powerful portrayals of Native identity. Art Exhibition… Continue Reading

Bill Warner ‘s Nicola Bulgari Award

Bill Warner ‘s Nicola Bulgari Award

America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) has announced that Bill Warner will be awarded its highest recognition, the Nicola Bulgari Award, as part of its annual Wheels & Heels AnnualGala, taking place September 8 at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Bill Warner ‘s Nicola Bulgari Award Warner – who founded the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, published… Continue Reading

BETTY BOWEN AWARD ‘S FINALISTS

BETTY BOWEN AWARD ‘S FINALISTS

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and the Betty Bowen Committee, chaired by Gary Glant, announced today the five artists selected as finalists for this year’s Betty Bowen Award: Natalie Ball, Amy Bernstein, Bruce Burris, Deborah Lawrence, and George Rodriguez. The juried award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. The award… Continue Reading

Andrew Simon: How Beautiful If You Could Do A Business Turnaround

Andrew Simon: How Beautiful If You Could Do A Business Turnaround

By Andrew Simon, Business turnarounds are never easy, especially if it is your business and you must do something drastic to turn it around. Andrew Simon: How Beautiful If You Could Do A  Turnaround We have had experience at Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC) helping clients turn around their businesses. We have also had hands-on experience… Continue Reading