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Paul LaPonte and Quality Sewing and Vacuum Earns Top Bernina Dealer Award for 2017

Paul LaPonte and Quality Sewing and Vacuum Earns Top Bernina Dealer Award for 2017

BERNINA Honors Paul LaPonte and Quality Sewing and Vacuum

Paul LaPonte Quality Sewing and VacuumBERNINA of America has announced its top Dealers for 2017 that demonstrated exemplary sales, service, and customer education.  These Dealers including Paul LaPonte of Quality Sewing and Vacuum were recognized at the BERNINA University Dealer training conference, which was held in Chicago.

“Our top Dealers for 2017 represented BERNINA with truly outstanding sales and first-class customer service and educational support,” said Paul Ashworth, president of BERNINA of America.  “They are a model of success for other BERNINA Dealers to emulate.  We congratulate them on a job well done.” Continue Reading

Debra Montgomery New Pacific NW Region Manager at Union Bank

 Union Bank recently announced that Debra Montgomery has joined the bank as Managing Director, Pacific Northwest Region Manager for the Private Mortgage Division of Union Bank Home Loans. Montgomery will manage the team of Private Mortgage consultants who specialize in offering home lending products and services to the bank’s Private Bank clients and prospects. She is… Continue Reading

The Washington Coalition for Open Government Honors Three Citizens Who Opposed SB 6617

Washington Coalition for Open Government Exposes Washington State Legislature Exempting Themselves from Public Record Act The Washington Coalition for Open Government is lauding the efforts of three Washington residents who personally asked the state legislature to vote no on SB 6617, a bill WCOG strongly opposes. The Coalition will honor former Whidbey Examiner Owner Kasia… Continue Reading

America’s Car Museum to Host 4th Annual Spring Concert

Tacoma, Washington event will feature live music as well as tastings from distilleries, wineries and breweries on Feb. 24 America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring a vibrant future for the collector car pastime, will kick off its 2018 Signature Event season with a bash at America’s Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, Washington… Continue Reading

Seattle’s Pixvana SPIN Studio Now Offering VR Casting

VR Casting THE Next Big Thing from Paul Allen and Bill Gates – backed Pixvana Seattle-based Pixvana, a company that powers the future of XR storytelling and immersive media, today announced the release of Virtual Reality (VR) Casting to its SPIN Studio platform. VR Casting is a first-of-its-kind solution that lets customers easily manage and… Continue Reading

Eat at Jersey Mike’s in March to Support Children’s Hospital

Jersey Mike’s 8th Annual Month of Giving Helps Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle Children’s Hospital is joining forces with 33 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the Seattle-Tacoma area for the 8th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital at… Continue Reading

Washington Wine Industry Foundation Raises $160k w Wine Party & Auction

Washington Wine Industry Foundation Hosts Another Successful Event A Party + Auction held as a fundraiser for the Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised over $160,000. The event, held in early February, drew nearly 400 wine industry movers and shakers to support the Foundation’s work and the future of Washington wine. Attendees enjoyed a diamond derby,… Continue Reading

Top Washington Wine Growers Honored by WWA in Kennewick

Wine Growers Receive Awards from Washington Winegrowers Association The Washington Winegrowers Association (Winegrowers) recognized achievements of industry leaders last week at an Honor Luncheon during their annual Convention & Trade Show in Kennewick. The annual awards included Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, and the Grand Vin award. About 2,000 state, national, and… Continue Reading

Pain Management Specialist Dr. Paul Christo Helps Understand Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis in United States Requires Understanding and Fast Action The statistics regarding the opioid crisis in the United States are grim. According to the CDC, deaths from opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999, and every day more than 1,000 people end up in emergency rooms because of prescription opioid misuse. Dr. Paul Christo, one… Continue Reading