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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

Cutter & Buck Names Bryan Dickson 2014 Salesperson of the Year

When Cutter & Buck, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, sought out its top salesperson for 2014, the Seattle-based company didn’t have to look too long or, as it turned out, too far.  Born and raised in nearby Bellevue, Bryan Dickson is Cutter & Buck’s 2014 Salesperson of the Year. “Since joining our team… Continue Reading

Marci Nakano Named New Executive Director of Executive Development Institute

Bellevue-based Executive Development Institute (EDI) has announced that its Board of Directors appointed Marci Nakano as EDI’s Executive Director. EDI is the only Pacific Northwest non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano will transition to Executive Director on March 1, 2015. EDI’s current Executive Director, Alan Sugiyama, is retiring on February… Continue Reading

Bellevue Condo Report: Inventory Extremely Low

This is the Bellevue Condo report from A New Day Real Estate for January 27, 2015. As of today, there are currently 130 condos in Bellevue that are listed for sale on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS).  That number is definitely a low number, but when you examine the list and realize that approximately… Continue Reading

Washington Wine Institute Names Josh McDonald New Executive Director

The Washington Wine Institute (WWI) has appointed Josh McDonald as its Executive Director, effective January 5. He will be responsible for managing the complex policy and regulatory issues facing Washington winery owners who make up the second largest wine industry in the U.S., after California. Marty Clubb, WWI President and owner of L’Ecole No 41… Continue Reading

Nathan Brannon Wins Seattle International Comedy Competition

After 23 shows in 26 days in 19 venues, the 35th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition has a winner.  Portland-based comedian Nathan Brannon was awarded the championship at the conclusion of the “Final-Final” show last night at Seattle’s Comedy Underground. His grand prize includes $5000 cash, a recording contract with Uproar Entertainment, and a series… Continue Reading

Join Us for a March on Main Street on Small Business Saturday Nov. 29

By Jay Inslee and Patrick Connor We’re calling on all Washingtonians to join us for a March on Main Street, Saturday, November 29. The cause: A better economy, longer-than-seasonal employment opportunities and tighter-knit communities– all of which are the bedrock of a vibrant society. And all it takes to accomplish these goals is for each… Continue Reading

Bellevue Based Snap Skout Becomes Tack

Bellevue-based Snap Skout, a media technology startup that intelligently connects businesses and consumers through relevant online content, today announced it is changing the company name to Tack. The name change is effective immediately and will better reflect the company’s mission to help local businesses stay firmly on the map. In addition, the company is also… Continue Reading

Bellevue’s Dim Sum Factory in Factoria Has Short ‘Soft Opening’ Now Closed for More Work

Last week I reported that the Dim Sum Factory at Factoria Mall had opened – but the opening was short lived.  Dim Sum Factory is now closed for an indefinite period while the owners work to iron out some issues.  The bakery at Dim Sum Factory is still open for business and serving up some… Continue Reading