March 29, 2017

Matt Cassidy Sales Adds Mountain Khakis Line in Pacific NW

mountain-khakisMountain Khakis, a mountain town- inspired lifestyle apparel brand, named Matt Cassidy Sales as its northwest United States sales agency, effective immediately. Based in Kirkland, Washington, Matt Cassidy, the company’s founder, brings over 17 years of industry expertise.

Matt Cassidy Sales has operated in the Northwest since 1998 and represented respected brands in the outdoor, ski and soccer categories including Kastle Ski, Umbro Soccer and Kombi Gloves. The agency is opening a second office in Bozeman, Montana in 2017.

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Washington Wine Foundation Adds Board Members

Long time industry leaders Brian Carter and Jerry Judkins-Smith were added to the Board of Directors of the Washington Wine Industry Foundation. [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.

CITC Hires Mandy Jones as New Apprenticeship Records Assistant

Mandy Jones CITCMandy Jones Joins CITC in Bellevue

The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington (CITC) has hired Mandy Jones as its new apprenticeship program assistant and promoted Blanca Lizaola who previously held that position to mechanical coordinator for the CITC apprenticeship programs of HVAC, Sheet Metal and Plumbing.

Mandy Jones is now responsible for ensuring that all CITC apprenticeship records are accurate in both CITC’s and L&I’s tracking systems.  Lizaola’s new responsibilities are to provide administrative services and support for the mechanical apprenticeships within the CITC apprenticeship programs for plumbing, sheet metal, and HVAC. [Read more…]

Mike Shea and Chanel Holman New Managers at Pearl Bellevue


Chanel Holman and Mike Shea join leadership at Pearl Bellevue seafood bar

 PEARL Bellevue Seafood & Oyster Bar, a locally owned and operated restaurant in Bellevue which features a menu focused on fresh, seasonal seafood and local ingredients, is proud to welcome new restaurant managers Mike Shea and Chanel Holman. Shea will oversee the day-to-day management of the restaurant and Holman will be in charge of marketing, coordinating large events and staff management. [Read more…]

Wells Fargo names Karen Fluegge regional vice president of Bellevue Middle Market Commercial Banking

Karen Fluegge Wells FargoKaren Fluegge New VP at Bellevue Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Middle Market Commercial Banking recently announced that Karen Fluegge has been promoted to regional vice president of the Bellevue Middle Market Commercial Banking region. Her team serves eastern King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan counties. Karen Fluegge succeeds Don Grant, a 39-year Wells Fargo veteran, who retired at the end of June.

In her new role, Karen Fluegge leads 19 local Wells Fargo commercial banking professionals who serve middle-market, public, and privately held companies with annual revenues greater than $20 million. Wells Fargo is the No. 1 middle market lender in the U.S.

“Karen’s strong sales leadership and her constant dedication to putting customers first made her the perfect choice to lead the Bellevue and North Puget Sound markets,” said Mary Knell, head of Wells Fargo Middle Market Commercial Banking in Washington and Western Canada.

Karen Fluegge brings expertise in working with many Pacific Northwest industries, including technology, life sciences, and manufacturing. Most recently, Fluegge served as senior vice president and head of business development for Middle Market Commercial Banking in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before that, she oversaw the East Bay regional office. Fluegge joined Wells Fargo in 1990 as a relationship manager. She has also managed a privately held business and consulting practice.

Karen Fluegge holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the University of Southern California. She has also volunteered on education boards in her local community and with Special Olympics of Northern California. 

About Wells Fargo Middle Market Commercial Banking

Wells Fargo is No. 1 in total middle market banking share in the U.S. and has the most lead banking relationships with middle market companies with $25 million to $500 million in annual sales.* With 140-plus offices in 38 states and four Canadian provinces, Wells Fargo Middle Market Commercial Banking provides local service and decision-making for businesses with $20 million and higher in annual sales. Asset-based lending, traditional secured loans, and capital markets provide access to working capital for day-to-day operations and growth. Expertise and services are available to specialty industries, including food and agribusiness, healthcare, government, higher education, clean technology, and environmental services.  

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,800 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

John Gillespie Joins Stantec’s Bellevue Office as Senior Project Manager

John Gillespie StantecJohn Gillespie New Senior Project Manager for Stantec

Stantec has hired John Gillespie as a senior project manager in their Bellevue, WA office. With more than 31 years of experience John Gillespie is now responsible for managing diverse sewer, water, storm water, and facility type projects, promoting business development, providing client support services, and managing project staff. [Read more…]

UW Bothell to Host Lecture by Pollster John Zogby

John Zogby headshotPollster John Zogby to present free public lecture at University of Washington Bothell

Pollster John Zogby will present a free public lecture “The Changing Face of American Society and Politics in the 21st Century” at University of Washington Bothell on April 27, co-sponsored by the chancellor’s office and the UW Bothell American Muslim Research Initiative (AMRI). [Read more…]

Overlake Medical Center Welcomes New Providers

Overlake Medical Center logoOverlake Medical Center announced today the addition of five new team members, including Dr. Olav Jaren who joined the Neuroscience Institute.

A number of Overlake Medical Center primary care and specialty providers are currently accepting new patients, including the latest additions to the team.

Overlake Medical Center New Additions are:

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AT&T Names Rebecca Petersen New Lincoln Square Retail Store Manager in Bellevue

Rebecca Petersen AT&T Store Manager Lincoln Square BellevueAT&T today announced that Rebecca Petersen is now managing the company’s retail store at Lincoln Square in Bellevue, Washington. Petersen will manage 13 employees and focus on delivering a leading customer experience and strengthen the store’s relationship with the Bellevue community.

“From the initial purchase to ongoing service interactions, we are focused on providing an unparalleled customer experience,” said Rebecca Petersen, Manager, AT&T Lincoln Square Retail Store. [Read more…]