March 26, 2017

Affordable Senior Day Program Opening in Kirkland-Redmond

Old Friends ClubOld Friends Club Fills Important Need for Seniors Requiring Cognitive Care & Family Support

Old Friends Club is bringing affordable client-centered care to Eastside families dealing with dementia. They plan to open their doors later this month in the Rose Hill neighborhood bordering Kirkland and Redmond. The innovative non-profit that celebrates strengths and commonalities of those living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges, [Read more…]

Microsoft Announces April 21st as Quarterly Earnings Release Date

Microsoft LogoMicrosoft Corp. will publish fiscal year 2016 third-quarter financial results after the close of the market on Thursday, April 21, 2016, on the Microsoft Investor Relations website at A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be made available at 2:30 p.m. PDT.

Redmond-based Microsoft is striving to be the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 

Woodblock Restaurant in Redmond Adds to Early Success with Lunch

Woodblock Restaurant RedmondAfter a successful grand opening, Carolyn and Tony Scott have added lunch to Woodblock restaurant’s offerings. Lunch is now on daily at the Redmond restaurant from 11am to 3pm—happy hour kicks in right after that, running from 3pm to 6pm, with dinner starting at 4pm.

The lunch menu is made up of shareable starters plus salads and sandwiches. Kick off a leisurely lunch with fried calamari or mussels with fennel and bacon to share, or keep it simple with a grilled Caesar salad or a warming bowl of butternut squash chile con carne. [Read more…]

Microsoft and R3 Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Distributed Ledger Technologies by Global Banks

Microsoft LogoMicrosoft Corp. and the R3 Consortium today announced a strategic partnership that will accelerate the use of distributed ledger technologies, also known as blockchain, among R3 member banks and global financial markets. Distributed ledger technologies enable enterprises and business network participants to complete financial transactions with greater speed, security, cost-efficiency and transparency relative to solutions currently used. [Read more…]

Local Veteran Owned Business Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Ben Bare Window Genie FranchiseeAfter serving in the Army for 8 years, Ben Bare bought a franchise in Redmond so he could be his own boss. One year later, he reflects on his biggest accomplishments and shares his goals for year two.

Before he opened a Window Genie franchise in Redmond last spring, Ben Bare spent eight years as an Army Ranger. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant during his service that included nine combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. During his transition out of the Army, Bare and his fiancé decided that starting a business in the community they loved was the key to their happiness and success. Almost one year later, Bare shares what he’s learned and how he and his team plan to grow the home service business that serves Eastside communities of Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland in year two. [Read more…]

Woodblock Restaurant Grand Opening in Redmond

Woodblock RedmondCarolyn and Tony Scott are delighted to announce the opening of their first restaurant, Woodblock. The official grand opening will take place at 4pm on March 18 with a ribbon cutting by Redmond Mayor John Marchione.

Woodblock is located on Cleveland Street in the Old Town Lofts, a new building in downtown Redmond. The restaurant is right next to the Connector Trail and the forthcoming Redmond Central Park, which will have a pavilion for performances and space for families and friends to gather and play. The area has been redesigned with pedestrians in mind with lights strung across the street and wide sidewalks—something that Woodblock will take advantage of with outdoor seating come summertime. [Read more…]

U.S. Bancorp Investments Honors Redmond’s M C Sears as a Top Financial Advisor

MC SearsRedmond local M C Sears  is among a select number of financial advisors for U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. who have earned the 2015 Chairman’s Club recognition award. Sears earned the distinction by ranking as one of the region’s top achievers and for displaying outstanding leadership qualities and superior dedication to his clients.

“M C represents the best of U.S. Bancorp Investments. [Read more…]


MainStreet Property Group LLC, the Developer of The Carter Apartments in Redmond, WA, seeks to Procure Art by Local Artist, Dudley Carter, for Potential Restoration and Display
MainStreet Property Group LLC has issued a public call for Dudley Carter artwork, a Redmond artist and woodcarver whose artwork has gained international recognition through his life-long work. The developer plans to display the pieces in a collection of Dudley Carter art at The Carter, a 180-unit apartment complex located in downtown Redmond, WA adjacent to the Dudley Carter Park planned to open in the Fall 2016.

Dudley Carter was the inspiration for The Carter building as well as its namesake.  In 1988 at the age of 96, Carter served as King County’s first artist-in-residence at Slough House Park in Redmond where he carved many of his pieces on-site, allowing the public to watch and learn as he worked. The park located across the street from the project now includes Carter’s Haida House Replica No. 4, which he carved in the 1980s at his home in Bellevue. It was reconstructed in the early 1990s while he was in residence at the park. The Slough House Park was pronounced the Dudley Carter Park on September 8, 2012.
MainStreet seeks to procure, through long-term loans or donation, artwork made by Dudley Carter for display at The Carter.  Artwork submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m., December 18, 2015.  To submit, please send pictures and a brief description of the art and its condition to
About MainStreet Property Group LLCMainStreet Property Group LLC is a real estate development firm dedicated to the vision, construction and operation of landmark mixed-use properties that bring value to their communities. MainStreet’s team of experienced professionals strive to acquire, develop, construct and operate properties in niche locations, complimenting and respecting each property’s natural and developed surroundings. MainStreet’s project portfolio includes The Carter in Redmond, Wash., The Spencer 68 in Kenmore, Wash., and Six Oaks and The 104 in Bothell, Wash.

TimeXtender Rapidly Growing in U.S. & Canada: Relocating North American Headquarters to Larger Office in Bellevue

TimeXtender, the world’s biggest provider of data warehouse automation (DWA) software for the Microsoft SQL Server, recently announcedthat it is relocating its North American office in the state of Washington from Redmond to Bellevue.
Since TimeXtender opened its Redmond office it has exceeded all expectations for revenue growth in the U.S. and Canada. Given its success, the company will be increasing its office space and looking to hire more staff for its new North American headquarters. In addition, several members from the executive management team in Denmark, including the company’s CEO, Heine Krog Iversen, will be relocating to Bellevue.

“The North American market is the key to our plans for hyper growth,” said Heine Krog Iversen, CEO, TimeXtender. “We believe that by relocating our North American headquarters to Bellevue, we can support our projected growth by finding highly skilled professionals from this business region, an established, technology ecosystem.
“We’ve only scratched the surface in what we can do as a company. As more and more companies discover how we can automate their data warehouse and corporate performance management operations, they get excited by the opportunity to reduce costs and improve efficiencies of these programs for their business. The feedback we get from existing customers using our DWA and CPM products is that they see our solutions as a ‘nerve center’ for their organizations.” 
The company plans to hire executives for sales, marketing, channel, business development, and consulting for its Bellevue operations.  With dual headquarters in Europe and in the U.S., TimeXtender has set the stage for its continued plans of aggressive growth across global markets.  
“We’ve had a global outlook as part of our corporate culture from the very beginning and the time is now for us to capitalize on the foundation we’ve laid during the last nine years,” said Iversen.
For more information, visit TimeXtender at  

About TimeXtender
TimeXtender was founded and headquartered in Denmark in 2005. The company has a second location in Redmond, Washington. TimeXtender has over 2,600 customers over six continents using its data warehouse automation product, and is the world’s leading DWA solution provider for Microsoft databases. The company sells its products direct and through its global network of channel partners. It provides consulting, training, and solutions. TimeXtender provides an important role for customers as it helps save deployment and maintenance time and costs, while offering end users a more robust and easier to use data warehouse and business intelligence system.

Redmond Based Physio-Control to Acquire HeartSine

AED Manufacturers Unite to Offer
Broad Range of Lifesaving Public Access Defibrillation Products
Physio-Control has reached an agreement with HeartSine Technologies to acquire the Northern Ireland-based automated external defibrillator (AED) manufacturer, the companies announced today. The two privately held companies recently completed due diligence. Financial details of the transaction are not being released. The combination creates one of the world’s largest AED solutions providers.

“With Physio-Control and HeartSine now united in our lifesaving missions, we will be able to offer a tremendous range of AED solutions to our global customers and partners,” said Physio-Control CEO Brian Webster. “Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the biggest health care problems in the world and AEDs are a critical part of the solution. The global market for these devices is growing fast and our joint aim is to save more lives with more AEDs in more places.”
The companies share a strong scientific and technical focus with important, often parallel histories. The pioneer of direct current defibrillation, Physio-Control has partnered with leading emergency medical systems since the 1960s and commercialized the first home use AED, the LIFEPAK 100, in 1986. HeartSine’s founder, Professor John Anderson, worked with the pioneer of out-of-hospital mobile coronary care, Dr. Frank Pantridge, in Belfast in the 1960s and 1970s. Professor Anderson was part of the team that developed the world’s first mobile coronary care unit.
“This is very good for HeartSine and our distributors. Our teams share a strong clinical focus, and together we have exciting opportunities ahead for technical, scientific and marketing collaboration,” said HeartSine CEO Declan O’Mahoney. “Most importantly, we have a strong cultural fit and a common mission to prevent unnecessary deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.”
HeartSine’s products include the samaritan® PAD line of public access AEDs, and technologies such as CPR Advisor™, that provides real-time CPR feedback. Physio-Control’s AED products include the LIFEPAK® CR Plus and LIFEPAK 1000, distributed in 104 countries.
LIFEPAK AEDs are designed and manufactured at the company’s Redmond, Washington headquarters facility and HeartSine products are designed and manufactured in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
About Physio-Control
Physio-Control, Inc. is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The company was founded in 1955 and is the world’s leading provider of professional emergency medical response solutions that predict or intervene in life-threatening emergencies. The company’s products include LIFEPAK monitor/defibrillators and automated external defibrillators, the LIFENET® System, HealthEMS electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) software, LUCAS® 2 Chest Compression System, TrueCPR coaching device, McGrath® MAC EMS video laryngoscope and implementation for PulsePoint mobile bystander response applications. Learn more at, or connect via Twitter: @PhysioControl
About HeartSine Technologies:
HeartSine Technologies advances the deployment of lifesaving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest in non-traditional areas of care. Designed for use in public areas, the company’s entire line of AED products leverages its proprietary, clinically advanced SCOPE™ technology to optimize the administration of lifesaving treatment. The company’s products include the samaritan® PAD family of AEDs for public access. HeartSine is active in over 70 countries worldwide in a wide range of environments. HeartSine is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Newtown, Pennsylvania. To learn how a HeartSine AED can save lives, please visit or follow HeartSine on Facebook and Twitter.