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AIADA Responds to US – EU Trade Announcement

AIADA logoThe American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) today reacted to an announcement that the U.S. and the European Union reached an agreement to avoid the further escalation of trade tensions. President Donald Trump today met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his top trade official Cecilia Malmström at the White House to address the trade issue, including automotive tariffs.

“AIADA is pleased to see positive discussions between President Trump and the EU surrounding our trade differences,” said AIADA President and CEO Cody Lusk. “As I’ve said in the past, no one wins a trade war. While the President did not address the ongoing auto 232 investigation, AIADA’s dealer members are optimistic that today’s agreement will lead to progress in resolving auto trade differences, and continue to promote the principles of trade that have made the American auto industry so successful.”  Continue Reading

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 BERNINA 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… Continue Reading

francesca’s to Open New Boutique at Redmond Town Center

francesca’s has announced the opening of a new boutique in Redmond at Redmond Town Center. The boutique is set to open in August and will offer the latest in women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and gift items. Since opening its doors in Houston, Texas in 1999, francesca’s has expanded to over 670 boutiques and outlets… 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

SolutionsIQ and the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) Announce Partnership Agreement

Agile Coaching Institute and SolutionsIQ Partner SolutionsIQ and the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) have formed a partnership under which SolutionsIQ will offer ACI team coaching courses throughout the United States. While improving the distribution and availability of ACI offerings, SolutionsIQ will strengthen their own ability to provide development to coaches in the Fortune 500. Continue Reading

AT&T to Invest Approximately US$3 Billion in Mexico to Extend Mobile Internet to 100 Million Consumers & Businesses by Year-End 2018

In a meeting today with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced that AT&T plans to invest approximately US$3 billion to extend its high-speed, mobile Internet service to Mexico, covering 100 million people in Mexico by year-end 2018. This is in addition to the US$4.4 billion AT&T invested earlier this year to acquire Iusacell… Continue Reading

‘Six Degrees of Innovation’; the Six Business Model Features Companies Need To Innovate

Research supported by AT&T reveals predictive model for innovation June 25, 2015 — AT&T commissioned a study to help companies innovate and make the most of technology. The results show that innovation happens where companies have one or more of six business model traits – “Six Degrees of Innovation”. The University of Cambridge Judge Business School carried out the research.… Continue Reading

IKEA SECURES CONTRACTORS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW, UPDATED STORE AT SWEDISH RETAILER’S CURRENT LOCATION IN RENTON

IKEA Hires Deacon Corp as General Contractor for New Renton Store IKEA announced today that they have finally hired contractors for constructing a new, updated store in Renton. The new Ikea store will be built to replace its current store as the Swedish retailer’s Seattle-area presence.  The new IKEA store will be built in part of… Continue Reading