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Delta Dental of Washington Announces Named New CEO Mark Mitchke

Delta Dental of Washington Announces Named New CEO Mark Mitchke

The Boards of Directors of Washington Dental Service and Delta Dental of Washington (DDWA) today announced the appointment of Mark Mitchke, the veteran Amazon executive who led Amazon Global Fulfillment Services, as CEO of the two companies.

“Mark Mitchke is an innovative, driven executive with a tremendous balance of operating and strategic capability,” said DDWA Board Chair Dr. Gerry Phipps. “Mark is a long-range thinker and adept at navigating complexity, and he has successfully balanced the needs of the sellers, customers and Amazon in his role leading Amazon’s fulfillment services. His experience leading Amazon’s small-businesses marketplace is directly applicable to Delta Dental’s core business.”

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Cascade Bicycle Club and Partner Organizations In Business Bike Summit

Cascade Bicycle Club and Partner Organizations In Business Bike Summit

Cascade Bicycle Club and Nintendo, in partnership with King County Metro, City of Bellevue, City of Renton, City of Kirkland, City of Redmond, City of Issaquah, Choose Your Way Bellevue, Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association, and REI, will kick off the 4th annual Business Bike Summit on Friday, September 21 at Nintendo of America’s Redmond… Continue Reading

Member Access Pacific New corporate Name

Member Access Pacific New corporate Name

Member Access Pacific (MAP), the largest aggregator of VISA card services for credit unions in the United States, announced today that the company is changing its corporate name to Member Access Processing, effective September 1, 2018. Member Access Pacific New corporate Name “Our new name, Member Access Processing, fully represents our role as the best… Continue Reading

Ben Bridge Jeweler Launches In-Store

Ben Bridge Jeweler Launches In-Store

Ben Bridge Jeweler, the distinguished family-run fine jeweler with over 90 retail stores in 11 states and one province, has announced a progressive new store concept and full interior and exterior redesign. Award-winning, Seattle-based architecture and interior design firm SkB Architects was commissioned to develop an engaging, interactive environment to optimize the shopping experience. The… Continue Reading

Bill Warner ‘s Nicola Bulgari Award

Bill Warner ‘s Nicola Bulgari Award

America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) has announced that Bill Warner will be awarded its highest recognition, the Nicola Bulgari Award, as part of its annual Wheels & Heels AnnualGala, taking place September 8 at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Bill Warner ‘s Nicola Bulgari Award Warner – who founded the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, published… Continue Reading

Andrew Simon: How Beautiful If You Could Do A Business Turnaround

Andrew Simon: How Beautiful If You Could Do A Business Turnaround

By Andrew Simon, Business turnarounds are never easy, especially if it is your business and you must do something drastic to turn it around. Andrew Simon: How Beautiful If You Could Do A  Turnaround We have had experience at Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC) helping clients turn around their businesses. We have also had hands-on experience… Continue Reading

Ducks Unlimited awarded $1M NAWCA grant

Ducks Unlimited awarded $1M NAWCA grant

Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant from the U.S. Department of Interior to conserve 1,536 acres of habitat in Washington’s North Puget Lowlands. Ducks Unlimited awarded $1M NAWCA grant “Preserving farmland and restoring tidal wetlands in a fast-growing region are two of our primary conservation goals… Continue Reading

Survive Business Disruption Beyond Control

Survive Business Disruption Beyond Control

Business plans – like all plans – can go awry when business disruption beyond the control of the owner of business disrupt the everyday routine. Survive Business Disruption Beyond Control Such disruptions could be because of a dip in the economy, a natural disaster that creates havoc, a shift in the public’s buying habits, or new technology… Continue Reading

Keiretsu Forum Northwest at Angel Capital Expo

Keiretsu Forum Northwest at Angel Capital Expo

The Northwest Region of the Keiretsu Forum, the world’s most active global investment community, announced on August 9, 2018, that the organization will host its “Angel Capital Expo,” the premier gathering of the angel capital community, on August 23, 2018 from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Microsoft, Building 33, in Redmond, Washington (https://www.k4northwest.com/events/angel-capital-expo-northwest-3). The event will… Continue Reading