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Michelle Flandreau is New Vice President Of Marketing at Guidant Financial

Michelle Flandreau Guidant FinancialBellevue’s Guidant Financial Names Michelle Flandreau VP Marketing

Bellevue-based small business financing specialist Guidant Financial has hired Michelle Flandreau as vice president of marketing. Based in Guidant‘s Bellevue headquarters,  Michelle Flandreau‘s hiring is in Guidant’s 12th year in business.  Guidant Financial’s state goal is to put $350 million to work for small business in 2015.  Reaching this goal will help empower entrepreneurs to help realize their dreams of business ownership. Michelle Flandreau will drive marketing and communications for Guidant and lead the strategic direction of the company.  She will also oversee earned and social media, email marketing and advertising and hopefully be working to renew a former partnership with Bellevue Business Journal.

For more than 15 years, Michelle Flandreau has developed and managed integrated, results-driven marketing campaigns. She joins the Guidant Financial team with a passion for customer service, entrepreneurship, and building a vibrant company culture.

Prior to Guidant, Michelle worked for top retail and consumer technology companies including Tommy Bahama, Expedia, and Nordstrom. Most recently, Michelle helped double sales and grow the marketing team at LiquidPlanner, a Seattle software startup.

“Michelle is an experienced strategist who excels in integrated marketing programs and brand management,” said David Nilssen, CEO and co-founder of Guidant Financial. “She’s joining us at an exciting time of company growth and will have a profound impact leading the strategic marketing direction of our brand.”

Flandreau is a graduate of Western Washington University.

About Guidant Financial
Guidant Financial works with entrepreneurs to identify, evaluate and deploy intelligent business financing strategies. Their services include, but are not limited to, rollovers as business startups (ROBS), SBA loans, unsecured credit and portfolio loans. Since 2003, Guidant has helped deploy more than $3 billion of capital into 10,000 small businesses and franchises.  Guidant Financial was a long time advertiser with Bellevue Business Journal when we still printed a newspaper – and before print was officially declared dead.

Mark Mader of Bellevue’s Smartsheet Among Award Recipients for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Pacific Northwest

Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 PNW Awarded to Mark Mader, President and CEO of Bellevue-based Smartsheet, 6 Others Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 PNW bestowed on Bellevue-based Online Project Management SAAS company Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader.  Congratulations Mark!  Great job on bringing the award to Bellevue! EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) have announced the… Continue Reading

Eastside Employers Invited to Commute Advantage WorkSmart Telework Workshop in Bellevue

Eastside Employers to Learn How to Profit from Workplace Strategy Eastside Employers Will Find Predictable, flexible and efficient commute options keys to employee retention and productivity Teleworking allows employees to do more while commuting less with Eastside employers seeing a return to their bottom line. Eastside Employers could save 25 to 90 percent in overhead, in… Continue Reading

7th Annual Taste of Main on August 22nd to Benefit The Detlef Schrempf Foundation

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Club Pilates Opens First Studio in Bellevue

Club Pilates Franchise Enters Puget Sound Market with Studio in Downtown Bellevue Club Pilates, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing Pilates franchise, has brought its inclusive and positive studio atmosphere to the Bellevue Plaza Shopping Center at 143 106th Ave. in Bellevue. The Club Pilates studio in Downtown Bellevue is the first to open in the Seattle area,… Continue Reading

Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue Win Prestigious Award for Excellence in Marketing and Communications

Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue received two of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Marketing and Communications (MAC) Awards during the organization’s 109th Annual National Conference in Chicago, IL. Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue was selected among hundreds of local Clubs across the country for implementing the best marketing strategy for… Continue Reading

Two Spaces Still Available for YouTube Marketing for Business Workshop on Tuesday

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Symphony of Gardens Tour to Benefit Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra

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Bellevue Happy Hours: 13 Coins

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