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

Karen 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… Continue Reading

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

AT&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… Continue Reading

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 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… Continue Reading

YouTube Marketing Made Easy with Stacia Kennedy March 31st

By 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?… Continue Reading

Amazon Reverses Position on Pay Equity Fight, Shareholder Resolution to Be Withdrawn

After 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… Continue Reading

Alonda Williams Hired as New Director of Marketing at Bellevue College

Williams 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… Continue Reading

ABC of Western Washington hires Claudia Pineda as Membership Development Manager

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington has hired Claudia Pineda as the Membership Development Manager. She has extensive experience in business development, with a focus on building relationships and customer service, enabling her to work with the ABC members and staff to continue to grow ABC of Western Washington. Continue Reading

SEC Rejects Amazon Attempt to Kill Shareholder Vote on Closing Gender Pay Gap

Even Though Intel and Apple Have Led the Way, Responding to Shareholder Urging to Pay Women Fairly, Online Retail Giant Refuses to Address Problem. When Amazon shareholders meet in June, they will vote on a resolution urging the company to close the gender pay gap.   This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected an… Continue Reading

ChallengeHER Event in Everett, March 22, 2016 to Help Women Compete for Government Contracts

The free ChallengeHER North Puget Sound event will educate attendees on growth opportunities in government contracting as well as how to participate in the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program. Additionally, business owners can sign up to participate in Contract Connections – one-on-one meetings with procurement officials, government buyers and large prime contractors. Continue Reading

Michelle Flandreau is New Vice President Of Marketing at GuidantFinancial

Bellevue’s Guidant Financial Names Michelle Flandreau VP Marketing Bellevue-based small business financing specialist Guidant Financial has hired Michelle Flandreau as vice president of marketing. Based in Guidant‘s Bellevue headquarters,  Michelle Flandreau‘s hiring is in Guidant’s 12th year in business.  Guidant Financial’s state goal is to put $350 million to work for small business in 2015.  Reaching this goal will help empower entrepreneurs to help realize their… Continue Reading