March 29, 2017

Boost Your Productivity With Rebecca Howard

There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is key. As someone who’s been self-employed since the age of 23, Bella Bambino founder Rebecca Howard knows the ins and outs of fostering productivity. Inheriting her late husband’s business put her face to face with plenty of challenges, but with an eye for entrepreneurship and perseverance, she was able to take the company to the next level – watch Rebecca tell her story on MSNBC!

On her journey, she’s learned a few major lessons. First, there’s no magic potion to increase productivity [Read more…]

Michael Ann Thomas New Tech Practice Chair at APCO

Michael Ann Thomas APCOMichael Ann Thomas, former Edelman executive who led the firm’s Health Technology offering, has joined APCO Worldwide as Technology Practice chairwoman for North America. Thomas is responsible for all Technology Practice strategy and execution for North America, expanding and evolving APCO’s global technology presence.

“Today traditional enterprises are technology-enabled companies that want to provide immersive experiences, across devices and environments, for consumers and businesses. This has led to a deluge of new services, solutions and applications,” said Nelson Fernandez, Chairman, North America, APCO. “Michael has inimitable forethought and understands this great demand on businesses, to provide better precision, personalization and efficiency. And, she’s proven in her ability to build businesses, with the tenacity to expand APCO’s Technology Practice, across North America.” [Read more…]

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…]

Top Female Poker Players Making a Living Off Gambling

Women Poker Players Jennicide Jennifer-LeighIn today’s day and age, you can make money off of virtually everything, even poker, if you are good at it. Although in gambling, many often way that the house has the edge, things are a little different with poker. Instead of playing against the casino, you are pitting your skills and luck against other players.

There are some female players who are changing the game – they’ve developed enough skill to become the best in the world and have cashed in hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars after winning tournaments. In fact, those who are at the top of their game, routinely win large sums of money.

Want your own chance to win money playing your favorite casino games? Play video poker games at Royal Vegas Canada. This site is one of the best of its kind on the internet, with generous welcome bonuses, top notch security, quality graphics, and many chances to enter into some poker tourneys to see how you rate against other players.

Interested in learning more? We’ve compiled a list of some of the top female poker players making a living off gambling. [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.

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…]

Silva receives University of Washington Bothell’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award

 Janelle Silva, Ph.D., is the recipient of the University of Washington Bothell’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching AwardJanelle Silva, Ph.D., is the recipient of the University of Washington Bothell’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award. Silva is an assistant professor of community psychology in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. 

The selection committee was impressed with the number of former students who nominated Silva for the award. 

“The common theme was the inspiration to achieve their greatest potential as students and as people,” the committee wrote. “Her impact has been especially evident among young women of color, individuals who otherwise can feel especially alienated on a college campus.” 

“Dr. Silva has consistently proven herself as an outstanding and successful teacher, mentor, and colleague,” [Read more…]

YouTube Marketing Made Easy with Stacia Kennedy March 31st

Stacia Kennedy Video Marketing Pro and Online Marketing MentorBy Stacia Kennedy

Are you looking to get your product or service in front of more people? Have you considered using Video to reach a larger audience?

Did you know that 93% of consumers start their search online?

And wouldn’t it be great if YOUR video was the first thing Google displayed in search results?

In 2006 Google bought out YouTube for 1.65 Billion Dollars, what do you think happens when the biggest internet search engine takes over a company like YouTube? [Read more…]

Amazon Reverses Position on Pay Equity Fight, Shareholder Resolution to Be Withdrawn

Amazon logoAfter Initially Opposing Resolution at SEC and Losing Fight, Amazon Responds to Shareholder Pressure and Now Says It Is Addressing Gender Pay Gap

Online retailing giant Amazon.com is now the third major US tech company this year to commit to gender pay equity.  As a result, a shareholder resolution filed by Arjuna Capital and Baldwin Brothers Inc., and co-filed by Pax World Management, will be withdrawn.

The Amazon response to shareholder pressure follows earlier steps by Apple and Intel.   [Read more…]

Alonda Williams Hired as New Director of Marketing at Bellevue College

Alonda Williams Bellevue College Director of MarketingWilliams brings depth and breadth of experience to essential college program

Bellevue College (BC) has named Alonda Williams as the new director of marketing, community relations and enrollment management marketing. In this role, she will provide leadership and supervision for all marketing and communications outreach, enrollment and retention marketing and the college’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebration.

“Alonda brings an impressive cache of experience that will contribute significantly to the college’s strategic foci on enrollment management, community partnerships and brand enhancements,” said Dr. Gayle Barge, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at BC. “Her diverse business acumen provides an excellent foundation for leading our marketing and creative team.”

Williams, a seasoned marketing professional with over 20 years of marketing leadership experience with several Fortune 50 companies, comes to Bellevue College from Microsoft where she most recently served as Senior Director, Education Marketing.  In this role, she and her team were responsible for building and executing integrated marketing campaigns for IT Pro, Teacher and Student in both Higher Ed and K-12. During her tenure, Microsoft developed marketing partnerships with NBC Education Nation, ISTE, EDUCAUSE, Scripps National Spelling Bee, and over 25 Colleges and Universities including several Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Prior to joining Microsoft, Williams worked in senior-level marketing positions for Qualcomm, Verizon Wireless and Bertelsmann.  [Read more…]