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Category Archives: Women in Business

Gail Benzler Joins Seattle Tennis and Education Foundation as Executive Director

Gail Benzler Joins Seattle Tennis and Education Foundation as Executive Director

Seattle Tennis and Education Foundation

Seattle Tennis and Education (STEF) has announced that Gail Benzler has been named its Executive Director. STEF, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 2017, provides athletic conditioning, tennis training and educational enrichment to under-resourced youth in Seattle. STEF recognizes that not every child and not every family has access to quality schools, a top education and opportunities to play lifetime sports like tennis. STEF aims to help level the playing field for kids across the Seattle area. Benzler is a longtime Bellevue resident and the organization has plans to expand to the Eastside in 2019.

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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

Michelle Flandreau is New Vice President Of Marketing at Guidant Financial

Bellevue’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… Continue Reading

Covenant Retirement Communities Promotes Terri Cunliffe to CEO

Terri Cunliffe Promoted to CEO After 25 Years at Convenant Retirement Communities The board of directors of Chicago-based Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), owner and operator of 14 senior living communities nationwide, has named Terri Cunliffe as its chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2015. Cunliffe, who has served as CRC’s COO since 2010 and has… Continue Reading

Top 5 YouTube Tips for Bellevue Small Businesses

If you haven’t explored video as a powerful marketing tool you might be missing out on a powerful marketing tool. YouTube is FREE and easy to use with a massive market audience which gives small businesses the kind of leverage big businesses have with TV and Commercials. However, like any strategy or tool, in order… Continue Reading

Stacia Loo to Hold Free YouTube Marketing Event in Bellevue

Bellevue-based Social media professional Stacia Loo, who has successful clients near and far, is holding a free class on YouTube Marketing in Bellevue on June 2nd, 2015.  The event will be held at the Parkplace Boardroom on the 2nd floor at the Bellevue Hyatt from 6-8pm.  Complimentary parking is available courtesy of The Bellevue Collection. Some… Continue Reading

ABC of Western Washington hires new Membership Development Manager

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington has hired Katie Anfinsen as Membership Development Manager. She has taken over responsibility for membership growth from Wendy Novak who became president of the chapter in April. Anfinsen has a strong background in relationship sales and customer service. She returned to the Seattle area after spending eight years… Continue Reading

Mikayla Morgan Promoted to Marketing Integration Manager at LoanStar Home Lending

Mikayla Morgan was recently promoted to Marketing Integration Manager and Coordinator for the Marketing Department at LoanStar Home Lending. “Mikayla has been with our core team since before LoanStar was founded and has a very intimate knowledge of how our marketing systems work best for our originators.  And now as a licensed originator herself, she… Continue Reading

Sue Lundquist and Her AwesomeSOXX to Represent Eastside at Oscars

Congratulations goes to Eastsider Sue Lundquist, whose AwesomeSOXX have been chosen to be part of swag bags at the Oscars after parties this year!! According to a post on her blog, Lundquist plans to wear a pair of her inspirational socks on the red carpet while donning an evening gown for the night’s events.  If… Continue Reading

Edelman Appoints New Digital Group Director for the Pacific Northwest

Edelman has named Gina Avila the senior vice president and group director for digital in the Pacific Northwest. In her new role, Avila will partner with leadership in Seattle and Portland to drive digital strategy for clients and lead a staff of digital specialists across the region. Avila will report to Will Ludlam, general manager… Continue Reading