Granite Falls Manufacturing Firm Owners Named 2014 SBA Washington Small Business Persons of the Year

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2014 Washington Small Business Persons of the Year are Fred Schule, owner/president, and Paul Clark, owner/vice president, of Cobalt Enterprises, Inc.  Founded in 2004, Cobalt manufactures precision-machined parts for the aerospace, defense, commercial and medical sectors. The company started with two people and two computerized mills in a garage, survived the […]


King 5 TV Seattle

The George Foster Peabody Awards were announced this morning and a KING 5 Investigation is among the winners for Excellence in Broadcasting. “Hanford’s Dirty Secrets” is the result of a 10 month investigation by KING 5 Reporter, Susannah Frame; Photojournalist, Steve Douglas; and Executive Producer, Russ Walker that exposed mismanagement, wasted tax dollars, and a […]

Group Health Medical Centers Earn Highest Recognition Status for NCQA Medical Home

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Group Health’s 25 Medical Centers across Washington state recently received the highest recognition status (Level III) for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This award recognizes the vital role clinicians and practices play in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care that is built on evidence-based, nationally recognized clinical standards and advances quality. […]

Covenant Shores Receives Highest Rating From US News & World Report

Covenant Shores Mercer Island

The nursing center at Covenant Shores, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, received five stars, the highest possible overall rating, in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual Best Nursing Homes list released Feb. 26. Out of almost 16,000 nursing centers covered nationwide, the ratings highlight the top providers in each city and state. The goal […]

Local FASTSIGNS Named One of the Top Centers in the Country

Scott and Rochelle Juetten Bellevue FastSigns

Local signs and graphics provider FASTSIGNS of Bellevue was named one of the top centers out of more than 500 locations at the 2014 FASTSIGNS Convention, which was recently held in Anaheim, Calif. The locally owned and operated business received two recognitions including the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to the centers ranked 26 to 125 in […]

Annual Awards Announced by Washington Wine Grape Growers

WA Wine Grape Growers

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers announced awards for Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, Restaurant Appreciation and Posters at their annual meeting held in Kennewick last week. Awards were: GROWER OF THE YEAR Rick Hamman, Viticulture Manager for Hogue Ranches, received the 2013 Erick Hanson Memorial Wine Grape Grower Award for demonstrated […]

Get a Groupon on a Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Champion Football

Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Champions Football

Groupon: Full-Size Seattle Seahawks Championship Football $16.99   What a deal!  Get a full-size Seattle Seahawks Superbowl XLVIII Champions football on groupon for only $16.99.  Order now – supplies are limited! Groupon: 2-Pack of Ceramic Seattle Seahawks Championship Mugs $18.99 Groupon: Seattle Seahawks Framed Championship Team Photo and Mint Coin $34.99. Groupon: Seattle Seahawks 48″x60″ […]

Annual Washington State Wine Awards Recognizes Industry Champions

Stacia Loo Accepts Hotel of the Year Award for Westin Bellevue at Washington Wine Awards 2014

Bellevue companies fared extremely well yesterday at the 12th Annual Washington State Wine Awards.  Westin Bellevue won Hotel of the Year, Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue won a Grand Award . The 12th Annual Washington State Wine Awards yesterday honored the restaurants, retailers, hotels, tourism professionals and distributors whose work has played […]

2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies List Includes Umpqua Bank for 8 Years Running

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014

For the eighth year in a row, Umpqua Bank has been named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. Ranked 71 on the list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures, Umpqua is the highest ranked bank and only Oregon-based company to make the list. Umpqua Bank was selected from among hundreds […]

BEYONCÉ Shatters iTunes Store Records With 828,773 Albums Sold in Just Three Days

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Apple recently announced that BEYONCÉ has become the fastest selling album ever on the iTunes Store worldwide with an unprecedented 828,773 albums sold in just its first three days. BEYONCÉ also broke the US first week album sales record with 617,213 sold and proved to be a global success going to number one in 104 […]

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