March 29, 2017

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Affordable Senior Day Program Opening in Kirkland-Redmond

Old Friends ClubOld Friends Club Fills Important Need for Seniors Requiring Cognitive Care & Family Support

Old Friends Club is bringing affordable client-centered care to Eastside families dealing with dementia. They plan to open their doors later this month in the Rose Hill neighborhood bordering Kirkland and Redmond. The innovative non-profit that celebrates strengths and commonalities of those living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges, [Read more…]

Woodblock Restaurant in Redmond Adds to Early Success with Lunch

Woodblock Restaurant RedmondAfter a successful grand opening, Carolyn and Tony Scott have added lunch to Woodblock restaurant’s offerings. Lunch is now on daily at the Redmond restaurant from 11am to 3pm—happy hour kicks in right after that, running from 3pm to 6pm, with dinner starting at 4pm.

The lunch menu is made up of shareable starters plus salads and sandwiches. Kick off a leisurely lunch with fried calamari or mussels with fennel and bacon to share, or keep it simple with a grilled Caesar salad or a warming bowl of butternut squash chile con carne. [Read more…]

Woodblock Restaurant Grand Opening in Redmond

Woodblock RedmondCarolyn and Tony Scott are delighted to announce the opening of their first restaurant, Woodblock. The official grand opening will take place at 4pm on March 18 with a ribbon cutting by Redmond Mayor John Marchione.

Woodblock is located on Cleveland Street in the Old Town Lofts, a new building in downtown Redmond. The restaurant is right next to the Connector Trail and the forthcoming Redmond Central Park, which will have a pavilion for performances and space for families and friends to gather and play. The area has been redesigned with pedestrians in mind with lights strung across the street and wide sidewalks—something that Woodblock will take advantage of with outdoor seating come summertime. [Read more…]

U.S. Bancorp Investments Honors Redmond’s M C Sears as a Top Financial Advisor

MC SearsRedmond local M C Sears  is among a select number of financial advisors for U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. who have earned the 2015 Chairman’s Club recognition award. Sears earned the distinction by ranking as one of the region’s top achievers and for displaying outstanding leadership qualities and superior dedication to his clients.

“M C represents the best of U.S. Bancorp Investments. [Read more…]

Redmond Based Physio-Control to Acquire HeartSine

AED Manufacturers Unite to Offer
Broad Range of Lifesaving Public Access Defibrillation Products
Physio-Control has reached an agreement with HeartSine Technologies to acquire the Northern Ireland-based automated external defibrillator (AED) manufacturer, the companies announced today. The two privately held companies recently completed due diligence. Financial details of the transaction are not being released. The combination creates one of the world’s largest AED solutions providers.

“With Physio-Control and HeartSine now united in our lifesaving missions, we will be able to offer a tremendous range of AED solutions to our global customers and partners,” said Physio-Control CEO Brian Webster. “Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the biggest health care problems in the world and AEDs are a critical part of the solution. The global market for these devices is growing fast and our joint aim is to save more lives with more AEDs in more places.”
The companies share a strong scientific and technical focus with important, often parallel histories. The pioneer of direct current defibrillation, Physio-Control has partnered with leading emergency medical systems since the 1960s and commercialized the first home use AED, the LIFEPAK 100, in 1986. HeartSine’s founder, Professor John Anderson, worked with the pioneer of out-of-hospital mobile coronary care, Dr. Frank Pantridge, in Belfast in the 1960s and 1970s. Professor Anderson was part of the team that developed the world’s first mobile coronary care unit.
“This is very good for HeartSine and our distributors. Our teams share a strong clinical focus, and together we have exciting opportunities ahead for technical, scientific and marketing collaboration,” said HeartSine CEO Declan O’Mahoney. “Most importantly, we have a strong cultural fit and a common mission to prevent unnecessary deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.”
HeartSine’s products include the samaritan® PAD line of public access AEDs, and technologies such as CPR Advisor™, that provides real-time CPR feedback. Physio-Control’s AED products include the LIFEPAK® CR Plus and LIFEPAK 1000, distributed in 104 countries.
LIFEPAK AEDs are designed and manufactured at the company’s Redmond, Washington headquarters facility and HeartSine products are designed and manufactured in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
About Physio-Control
Physio-Control, Inc. is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The company was founded in 1955 and is the world’s leading provider of professional emergency medical response solutions that predict or intervene in life-threatening emergencies. The company’s products include LIFEPAK monitor/defibrillators and automated external defibrillators, the LIFENET® System, HealthEMS electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) software, LUCAS® 2 Chest Compression System, TrueCPR coaching device, McGrath® MAC EMS video laryngoscope and implementation for PulsePoint mobile bystander response applications. Learn more at, or connect via Twitter: @PhysioControl
About HeartSine Technologies:
HeartSine Technologies advances the deployment of lifesaving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest in non-traditional areas of care. Designed for use in public areas, the company’s entire line of AED products leverages its proprietary, clinically advanced SCOPE™ technology to optimize the administration of lifesaving treatment. The company’s products include the samaritan® PAD family of AEDs for public access. HeartSine is active in over 70 countries worldwide in a wide range of environments. HeartSine is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Newtown, Pennsylvania. To learn how a HeartSine AED can save lives, please visit or follow HeartSine on Facebook and Twitter.

Dallas Stewart and CMIT Solutions of Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond Achieves National Honor

Information Technology Company Presents Local Entrepreneur with its Prestigious “Community Service Award”
CMIT Solutions franchise partners took their business to new heights as the company brought owners and home office leadership together in Park City, Utah for its annual convention and awards ceremony.
During the event, Dallas Stewart, the president and owner of CMIT Solutions of Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond was presented with the “Community Service Award.” He is the first recipient of this prestigious recognition, which is designed to acknowledge the special efforts of a franchisee to better his or her community.
Publisher’s Note:  CONGRATULATIONS Dallas!  Very well deserved award.

“CMIT Solutions takes pride in making a difference in the lives of our families, our customers, and our community,” said Jeff Connally, president and CEO of Austin-based CMIT Solutions. “And Dallas Stewart does just that. Year after year, he impresses us with his consistent involvement in giving back to his local community. He is a great example of what it means to be a responsible business leader. We are proud to have him as a member of our team.”
Themed “CMIT Elevate,” the convention celebrated several key accomplishments and inspired all attendees – franchise partners, local market team members, and corporate leadership – to continue to aim high, think big, and rise to the occasion day in and day out. The four days included extensive sales and marketing training, educational seminars, and opportunities to share best practices.
The most emotional portion of the gathering was the awards dinner. CMIT Solutions’ leadership team handed top-performing CMIT Solutions franchise partners and their team members in attendance honors for their sales, customer retention, and superior operations during the past 12 months.
The CMIT Solutions home office completed comprehensive assessments prior to deciding which office would win the coveted “Community Service Award.” Stewart received the recognition because of his leadership in encouraging the whole CMIT Solutions of Bellevue team to get involved and give back to local organizations and events; for example, Stewart has sponsored various events that support underprivileged children.
“We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to better the Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and greater Seattle communities,” said Stewart, who joined the CMIT Solutions system in 2009. “We take great joy in being active members of the community. We aim to improve our communities, empower others, and spread hope to those who need it most. I am excited to celebrate this achievement with my team members, family, and community.”
Ranked number one in its category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2015 Franchise 500® list, CMIT Solutions is widely recognized as the frontrunner among IT support providers for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States. Offering a broad spectrum of proactive computer maintenance, monitoring, and virtual technology packages, along with quick response services when unexpected crises occur, CMIT Solutions has carved out its niche as an industry innovator specializing in working with the SMB community. 

To learn more about CMIT Solutions of Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond and its services, please visit:

KURIOS – CABINET OF CURIOSITIES becomes the most successful Cirque du Soleil show in Redmond to date!

Kurios Cabinet of CuriositiesCirque du Soleil’s latest Big Top production, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, has less than two weeks left under the Big Top at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Wash. with its final performance onSunday, March 22. A limited number of tickets are still available for the final performances in Seattle by calling 1-877-924-7783 or visiting

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities made its premiere in Marymoor Park on January 29, 2015. Due to overwhelming demand, the show was extended multiple times.  Critics have hailed KURIOS as “one of the funniest clowning bits I’ve seen from Cirque du Soleil in years” (The Seattle Times) and “makes its world and characters almost entirely human – and in doing so, reawakens our sense of sheer wonder” (The News Tribune).

Directed by Michel Laprise, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.

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Cirque du Soleil

Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production since 1984. The company, who celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Redmond’s ABODA wins “Superior Quality Achievement Award” from Graebel

Aboda Corporate Housing wins Grabel Award 2014Redmond-based ABODA, has recently won the “Superior Quality Achievement Award (Relocation)” from Graebel Relocation at its recent 14th Annual Relocation Alliance Conference in Aurora, Colorado.

Each year, Graebel recognizes leading companies that have provided extraordinary service, value and excellence in performance to its relocation clients.

Lee Curtis, President, ABODA Corporate Housing

Lee Curtis, President, ABODA Corporate Housing

Lee Curtis, President of ABODA Corporate Housing, who accepted the award at the Graebel presentation ceremony, noted customer satisfaction surveys completed by corporate employees who were relocating led to the selection of ABODA.

“When an award is based on how Graebel clients feel about ABODA and all the services we provide, it is especially heartening,” said Curtis. “This honor is a great tribute to all the employee owners of ABODA who take personal pride in setting the bar for superior customer service as they have for over 25 years.”

The worldwide Graebel conference drew 150 top relocation executives, including 90 Graebel Alliance Partners from 39 countries. The Graebel Relocation Alliance awards ceremony was held at the Denver Art Museum in downtown Denver, Colorado.

About the Graebel Relocation Alliance 

At the dawn of the 21st Century a by-invitation member consortium of twenty global moving and storage (removals) firms was brought together under the mantle, The Graebel Alliance, with the objective for the moving industry’s respected company ownership and executives to collaborate and to share best-in-class service practices and programs. Renamed the Graebel Relocation Alliance the membership has expanded to include leading global relocation and mobility service firms in 2005. In its fourteenth year, the Graebel Relocation Alliance member companies total two hundred and are found on six continents.

Hackers Hone in on Human Behavior: Tax Preparers Are a New Target

CMIT SolutionsBy Dallas Stewart, CMIT Solutions

Hackers are becoming smarter and are developing new ways to trick businesses and consumers into falling for one of their scams.

One of the shifts in hacking attempts is that human behavior is now being leveraged by those who seek to do harm.  As technologies that shut down traditional avenues that hackers were using to gain access to proprietary data continue to evolve, hackers are now shifting to understanding human behavior in opening up emails or responding to them.  Email continues to be one of the main avenues explored by hackers. [Read more…]

AAA’s Soap for Hope Toiletry Donation Drive Kicks off November 1, Benefits YWCA Women’s Center in Bellevue

AAA Washington is teaming up with seven Eastside charities to provide an opportunity for those in need to have a fresh start to their day. AAA Washington is kicking off its ninth annual Soap for Hope donation drive today to collect unused travel- and full-size toiletry items for local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations across Washington and northern Idaho.

 There are two ways to donate toiletry items in Bellevue: [Read more…]