February 25, 2017

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Bellevue-based Sweeney Conrad Named 2016 Best Accounting Firm to Work For

Sweeney ConradSweeney Conrad, P.S. was recently named 2016 Best Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today.    

This award is in keeping with Sweeney Conrad’s strong commitment to putting people first.  “At Sweeney Conrad, we value our employee’s work-life balance,” said John Forrest, managing shareholder. “We strive to create a positive work culture, lots of growth opportunities and a focus on serving our clients well while having fun.  We are so honored to receive this award, and recognize that we owe a lot of this accomplishment to the amazing people on our team.” [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…]

Kiwanis Bellevue Club Helps Spread the Wealth

bellevue-kiwanis walnutsTalk about a trickledown effect – The Kiwanis club of Bellevue makes an annual trek to Carlton Washington and spends the weekend harvesting walnuts donated by the Brown Bear Lodge and the Brown family. Club president Al Shot “We donate the majority of the finished walnuts to our Key Clubs. They will sell them to family and friends with the proceeds helping with their respective club expenses … mostly attending the annual DCON conference”.

The club supports International, Interlake, Newport and Bellevue high school Key Clubs, which last year’s sales helped with sending 146 students to 2016 DCON.

The nuts are hand packed by the club and will be available in mid-November – just in time for a favorite meal, hostess gift or office party. They are said to be the absolute sweetest tasting walnuts EVER since they grow in the elevation of Carlton WA … just like the delicious apples from there!

Contact Bellevue Kiwanis for nuts or interest in membership.

Elder & Adult Day Services (EADS) Merges with Easterseals Washington (ESW) to Provide Services to More Individuals and Families

easterseals-washingtonEasterseals Washington is Expanding – Three New Adult Day Service Centers Are Added to Easterseals Washington’s Program Offerings

Adult day programs allow seniors who are experiencing disabilities due to aging to remain safe and active in their communities. They contribute to the development of skills and relationships for adults with developmental disabilities, and they bring peace of mind and respite time to family caregivers. Adults with disabilities and their families need options, and that is just what this program expansion provides.

Elder and Adult Day Services (EADS) has now joined forces with Easterseals Washington (ESW), whose purpose is to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Effective October 17, 2016, EADS has merged completely into ESW, allowing its three adult day health and recreation centers to continue as an official part of the Easterseals Washington organization. The programs in Bellevue, Des Moines and Bremerton provide a state-certified environment that assures regular health care, stimulating activities and a supportive community. [Read more…]

Pacific Regent Bellevue Appoints Robert Wright Executive Director

Bob Wright was named Executive Director of Pacific Regent Bellevue in August.  In his new role, he is responsible for overall hospitality and healthcare operations for the 17-story retirement community. Employed as a licensed nursing home administrator for the past 14 years, Wright recently relocated to Bellevue from Paradise, California. 

 

About Pacific Regent Bellevue

Located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, Washington is a retirement community offering Independent Living and Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing on a large but intimate, 17-story senior campus.

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…]

Factoria Old Country Buffet Closes After 20 Years

Old_Country_Buffet_FactoriaBellevue Old Country Buffet Shuts it’s Doors

By Robert Lee

Bellevue’s Factoria branch of Old Country Buffet closed on Aug 29th 2016. The Bellevue location opened in Factoria Mall over 20 years ago and was a popular stop for many.

In early March of this year, Ovation Brands closed 92 of its restaurant locations across the States – many of them were Old Country Buffets – when they filed for bankruptcy protection.

The Bellevue location opened in Factoria Mall over 20 years ago

No word yet on who might be taking over the space.

Google makes changes to Android OS for Tidyware Bellevue-based app developer

Tidyware LLC BellevueFallSafety Pro by Tidyware – Automatic Fall Detection and Alerts App for Android released by Tidyware, LLC

Designed with the direct assistance of Google, this jobsite safety app features intelligent fall detection and automatic alerts via email, phone and text to emergency contacts.

Bellevue-based FallSafety Pro for Android addresses the number one cause of death in construction accidents by providing intelligent fall detection and automatic alerts via email, phone, and texts to work teams, safety managers, and loved ones. [Read more…]

Carmine’s New Restaurant to Open in Bellevue September 12th

Carmine's Bellevue logoCarmine’s is Coming to Bellevue

Carmine’s Bellevue restaurant opening to the public on September 12th at 88 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Carmine’s will be the newest addition to Bellevue’s fine dining landscape situated against the south side of Downtown Park, just off Old Main. Carmine’s will be run by Carmine Jr. and Philip Smeraldo, who will carry on the legacy of quality and service their late father, Carmine Sr., build Il Terrazzo Carmine on over 30 years ago.
Carmine’s aims to provide an upscale, white tablecloth experience well-suited for celebration, business, or the making of special occasions with loved ones. You can find Carmines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @CarminesBellevue or online at www.carminesbellevue.com.