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THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’

Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment

March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring their own water bottles to fill at one of four double-filtered water stations located around The Gardens. Each water station boasts a drinking fountain, bottle filler and a doggy water dish.

“With this initiative we aim to drive awareness of the serious threat plastic poses to our environment, in particular single-use plastic water bottles,” Continue Reading

M-M Properties Purchases Sunset North Office Campus in Bellevue for $155.3 Million

CBRE Group, Inc. recently announced it represented a fund managed by Beacon Capital Partners in the $155.3 million sale of Sunset North, a three-building, 464,000-sq.-ft. office campus in Bellevue. The complex was purchased by M-M Properties and a large institutional investor. Sunset North is currently 99 percent leased and anchored by The Boeing Company. Tom… Continue Reading

Alaska Airlines to Merge with Virgin America, Making it 5th Largest US Airline

Alaska Air Group, Inc.,  parent company of Alaska Airlines, and Virgin America, Inc.  today announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement, under which Alaska Air Group will acquire Virgin America for $57.00 per share in cash. Including existing Virgin America indebtedness and capitalized aircraft operating leases, the aggregate transaction… Continue Reading

Platts Finds Energy Northwest Has Lowest Nuclear Fuel Costs

Platts Finds Energy Northwest Has Lowest Nuclear Fuel Costs

An analysis recently published in Platts’ Nuclear Fuel found Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station had the lowest nuclear fuel cost of 28 plants surveyed across the country. Columbia’s fuel cost for fiscal year 2013 was 5.99 mills per kilowatt-hour of generation. A mill is a 10th of a cent. The average for the 28 plants… Continue Reading

Chris Barrow President and CEO of EagleView Technology Named anEntrepreneur Of The Year 2015 for the Pacific Northwest

Chris Barrow Wins Entrepreneur of the Year for EagleView Technology Bothell-based EagleView Technology Corporation, which provides the technology for aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, recently announced that EY has named EagleView President and CEO Chris Barrow as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in the Pacific Northwest Region.  The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence… Continue Reading

Purple Haze Daze To Be Held at Sequim’s Lavender Weekend, July 17 to 19

Purple Haze Daze 3 Day Party at Purple Haze Lavender Farm Purple Haze Lavender Farm will hold its inaugural Purple Haze Daze during Sequim’s 19th Annual Lavender Weekend, July 17 to19, 2015. Purple Haze Lavender Farm is located at 180 Bell Bottom Road, Sequim, WA. Admission is $10.00 for all three days. This three day Purple Haze Daze… Continue Reading

Steve Bowles Hired by Oki Golf as New GM of The Plateau Club

Oki Golf Re-Hires Steve Bowles Steve Bowles, local golf professional and former Director of Golf Operations at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, is transitioning back to Oki Golf as the new General Manager of the Plateau Club in Sammamish, Wash. Bowles previously managed golf operations for Oki Golf at both Washington National and The Golf Club at… Continue Reading

AT&T Partners with Hulu to Bring Subscription Streaming Service to AT&T Customers

AT&T and Hulu have signed a deal that will bring the popular Hulu subscription streaming service to AT&T* customers through AT&T’s websites and mobile applications. “We know that our customers want to be able to access video on multiple devices,” said Andrew Goodman, associate vice president, AT&T content acquisition. “So we’re excited to be able to… Continue Reading

Frenzied Local Home Market Frustrating Home Buyers

Buyer anxiety is rising as the pace of home sales is faster than brokers are able to replenish inventory, according to members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Figures just released for March show 11,408 pending sales during the month while only 10,505 sellers listed their homes for sale during the same period. The market imbalance… Continue Reading