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Kirkland’s Wins BBB’s Washington Large Business of the Year!

Torch Awards Honor Businesses That Demonstrate Excellence and Integrity
DuPont, Wash. — July 21, 2015 — Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is proud to announce this year’s winners of the Washington Business of the Year Torch Awards:
2015 Washington Large Business of the Year: (based in Kirkland)  It’s interesting to note that is a Lowes company.

2015 Washington Medium Business of the Year: Westhill Inc
2015 Washington Small Business of the Year: Graham & Graham Eldercare Consultants LLC
Each of these businesses exemplifies BBB’s commitment to excellence by furthering trust, honesty and integrity in the marketplace.
“At Westhill we believe the quality of service is not what we put into it, it’s what the client gets out of it,” said Westhill Inc president Chuck Russell. “The Westhill team is dedicated to the customer experience in creating relationships for life. We achieve this by empowering each person to go the extra mile at every opportunity. It’s not what we do, but who we are. Over the years, the BBB has been a great asset in providing that service. A steady flow of quality leads and assistance with customer concerns are just two of the ways that we value our BBB relationship.”
BBB Torch Award recipients are selected by volunteer judges from third-party community organizations and past award recipients. This year’s judges included representatives from the Tacoma-Pierce County and Lacey South Sound chambers of commerce as well as the 2014 Washington Business of the Year award recipient.
The Torch Award winners will be honored at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Spotlight on Business awards ceremony on September 23, 2015.
Learn more about BBB’s Business of the Year Awards at

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Guild Mortgage Hires Jordan Flowers As Manager of its Kirkland Branch

Jordan Flowers New Manager of Kirkland Office of Guild Mortgage Guild Mortgage Co. has hired Jordan Flowers as branch manger for its Kirkland branch. A ten-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Flowers (NMLS: 453429) has strong experience in both wholesale and retail lending. Prior to Guild, he was branch manager for American Pacific Mortgage in… Continue Reading

Symphony of Gardens Tour to Benefit Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra

Symphony of Gardens to Feature Five Eastside Gardens and Benefit Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra Orchestra’s Symphony of Gardens fundraiser features five exciting private gardens in Beaux Arts, Bellevue, Kirkland and Mercer Island The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra is planning its 2nd Annual Symphony of Gardens Tour. This event, which benefits the East Side’s premier orchestra,… Continue Reading

New Recreational Marijuana Retail Store Grand Opening in Kirkland

Higher Leaf, Kirkland’s premiere Recreational Marijuana Store has announced their official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which will be co-hosted by the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is on Thursday, February 26th at 5:30 pm. Representatives from both the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and the Kirkland City Council will be in attendance. They will have product… Continue Reading

Windermere Property Management to Open in Kirkland

Seattle based Windermere Property Management/JMW has announced its expansion to the Eastside. Windermere Property Management Kirkland is slated to open in October inside the Rose Hill Plaza Building at 12801 NE 85th Street.   The new office will initially be staffed by five agents from the firm’s Seattle location who offer extensive Eastside expertise. Christie… Continue Reading