October 26, 2016

Whistler Blackcomb Named #1 Ski Resort in North America for Third Straight Year

Whistler Blackcomb logo29th Annual SKI Magazine Resort Survey Places Whistler Blackcomb Back On The Podium

For the third consecutive year, the SKI Magazine Resort Survey has named Whistler Blackcomb as the No. 1 Overall Ski Resort in North America. Whistler Blackcomb has held this title four times in the last five years and has also consistently scored high for terrain variety, off-hill activities, lodging and après. With approximately 15,000 people surveyed, the SKI Magazine Resort Survey is the most comprehensive survey of its kind.

“Our vision at Whistler Blackcomb is to be the No. 1 mountain resort in the world,” says Dave Brownlie, President and CEO at Whistler Blackcomb. “We consider SKI Magazine’s No. 1 ranking three years in a row a massive victory towards making that a reality. Whistler as a community is dedicated to providing an outstanding guest experience and it’s nice to see the public opinion reflecting these efforts.” [Read more…]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Earns Green Genius Top Listing Award

Berkshire Hathaway Green Genius Award 2016

Photo from left to right: Dietrich Schmitz (Washington State Housing Finance); Mark Leingang, Tim Bower and Paul Poirier (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate); Krystal Meiners (Green Canopy Homes).

Green Genius Award Goes to Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate received the Green Genius Top Listing Company Award at the 4th Annual Built Green Conference in Bothell, WA.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate agents Tim Bower (Burien), Sunny Tumber (Burien), Paul Poirier (West Seattle), Mark Leingang (Bellevue) and Ken Arkills (West Seattle) accepted the award on behalf of the company. These award-winning agents have partnered with Green Canopy Homes to promote green building and sustainability in the Pacific Northwest community.

“I applaud Green Canopy Homes for creating sustainability-focused communities and educating others about green-building practices,” says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate president and CEO, Jason Waugh. “And I appreciate the efforts our brokers put forth in promoting sustainability in the Pacific Northwest.” [Read more…]

Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty Inducted into Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents

Luxury Real EstateBrazens Represent Bellevue Luxury Real Estate

The Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents continues to expand its reach with the newest appointment of Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty to represent the city of Bellevue in Washington State. Each member of the Board of Regents is selected based on their leadership and enduring accomplishments in the real estate industry and are armed with an exclusive array of impressive marketing tools and solutions.

The Brazen name has been renowned in luxury real estate for over 37 years, [Read more…]

Opportunity and outcomes put University of Washington Bothell in Top 25 of Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck ranking

UW Bothell logoWashington Monthly ranks the University of Washington Bothell No. 22 on its 2016 Best Bang for the Buck list of top 100 western region colleges. The list rates colleges based on their value-added or colleges that “help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

This year’s list is partially based on newly released data from the Obama administration’s “College Scorecard.” The data set focuses on student outcomes and includes graduation rates, the percentage of first-generation students enrolled, earnings 10 years after enrolling at a given college and whether students are paying down at least some of their loan principal. Washington Monthly also incorporated the percentage of enrolled Pell-eligible students into their methodology. [Read more…]

Kirkland’s Fortun Foods Wins 2016 Progressive Grocers Award

Fortun Foods

Fortun Foods Wins Again

Kirkland-based Fortun Foods Finishing Touch Soups took home the 2016 Progressive Grocer (PG) Editors’ Pick Award. The PG Editors’ Pick is the industry’s most esteemed new product recognition program. More than 800 products were entered, and Fortun’s soups won points for taste, innovation, value and other qualities that will give it staying power on store shelves. Fortun Foods is not new to the PG Editors’ Pick Awards, as the company received recognition for their Finishing Sauces in both 2010 and 2011. [Read more…]

Courthouse Dogs Foundation Winner of BECU People Helping People Award

Courthouse Dogs FoundationBECU Awards Courthouse Dogs Foundation $20k

Courthouse Dogs Foundation has been awarded $20,000 as a winner of a 2016 BECU People Helping Employees’ Choice Award, voted on by BECU’s more than 1,500 employees, for their work in providing training for employees in the criminal justice system in the use of professionally trained facility dogs to provide emotional support and make children comfortable in an uncomfortable situation during legal proceedings. [Read more…]

R2integrated Named Adobe Partner of the Year

R2integrated Receives Adobe’s Mid-Market Partner of the Year Award

r2integrated logoR2integrated with offices in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Baltimore and New York was named the 2015 Digital Marketing Mid-Market Partner of the Year-Americas at the annual Adobe Partner Day preceding Adobe Summit. R2integrated services organizations with revenues from $500 million to $5 billion a year as well as Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Chevron, and MasterCard. R2i is a full-service, independent marketing agency and Adobe Business Solution Partner focused on integrating and activating marketing cloud technology in alignment with brand creative and demand generation requirements for its clients. [Read more…]

Silva receives University of Washington Bothell’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award

 Janelle Silva, Ph.D., is the recipient of the University of Washington Bothell’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching AwardJanelle Silva, Ph.D., is the recipient of the University of Washington Bothell’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award. Silva is an assistant professor of community psychology in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. 

The selection committee was impressed with the number of former students who nominated Silva for the award. 

“The common theme was the inspiration to achieve their greatest potential as students and as people,” the committee wrote. “Her impact has been especially evident among young women of color, individuals who otherwise can feel especially alienated on a college campus.” 

“Dr. Silva has consistently proven herself as an outstanding and successful teacher, mentor, and colleague,” [Read more…]

G2 Web Services Receives 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Award

G2 Web ServicesBellevue Company recognized as a winner in “Most Innovative Company” category

Bellevue-based G2 Web Services, has been chosen as the Bronze medal winner of the ‘Most Innovative Company’ award in the 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Awards.

The PYMNTS Innovator Awards are considered one of the most prominent honors in payments today. The Most Innovative Company prize is the most competitive of the 16 categories. [Read more…]