March 29, 2017

Carmine’s New Restaurant to Open in Bellevue September 12th

Carmine's Bellevue logoCarmine’s is Coming to Bellevue

Carmine’s Bellevue restaurant opening to the public on September 12th at 88 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Carmine’s will be the newest addition to Bellevue’s fine dining landscape situated against the south side of Downtown Park, just off Old Main. Carmine’s will be run by Carmine Jr. and Philip Smeraldo, who will carry on the legacy of quality and service their late father, Carmine Sr., build Il Terrazzo Carmine on over 30 years ago.
Carmine’s aims to provide an upscale, white tablecloth experience well-suited for celebration, business, or the making of special occasions with loved ones. You can find Carmines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @CarminesBellevue or online at

Men’s Sip and Suits Event to Launch 2016 Fashion Week in Bellevue

Fashion Week BellevueFashion Week in Bellevue Adds New Sip and Suits Event

Toasting men’s fashion with wine and spirits, Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection announces a new event to its weeklong celebration of fashion, Sip + Suits Wine Tasting and Trend Tour. This event will launch Fashion Week festivities on Wednesday, Sept. 21st from 6-9 pm. Partnering with the Woodinville Wine Country and Seattle Uncorked, attendees will enjoy tastings by 25+ local wine makers and men’s fashion informal modeling as they tour Bellevue Square’s participating stores. [Read more…]

Valve Moving to Lincoln Square Expansion

Valve BellevuePopular Gaming/Technology Developer Valve Leases Nine Floors in New Building

Valve has leased 225,000 square feet of prime office space in the new office tower at Lincoln Square’s 1.5 million square foot expansion site.

With the lease of floors 11 – 19, the company will encompass nearly one third of the total office space available in the new tower which features 710,000 square feet of Class A space. Launched on the Eastside in 1996, Valve first leased space at another KDC office tower in Bellevue Place. [Read more…]

All you need to know about Workers’ Comp to save money.

Workers' compEvent in Bellevue to Help Employers Save on Workers’ Comp

No one wants to see a worker go on Workers’ Comp through an occupational injury or illness. When it happens, the first few days after an injury are critical. Being prepared will save your business time and money while supporting injured-worker recovery.

L&I is offering an extensive multi-speaker presentation called “All You Need to Know About Workers’ Comp to Save Money” in Bellevue: [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.

M-M Properties Purchases Sunset North Office Campus in Bellevue for $155.3 Million

Sunset North Office Campus BellevueCBRE Group, Inc. recently announced it represented a fund managed by Beacon Capital Partners in the $155.3 million sale of Sunset North, a three-building, 464,000-sq.-ft. office campus in Bellevue. The complex was purchased by M-M Properties and a large institutional investor. Sunset North is currently 99 percent leased and anchored by The Boeing Company.

Tom Pehl and Lou Senini of CBRE’s Institutional Properties team worked with Kevin Shannon, Ken White and Michael Moll to represent the seller in the transaction. Paul Sweeney and Jason Furr of Broderick Group assisted in representing the seller in the transaction. [Read more…]

Design Firm Ware Malcomb Moves Across the Lake to Bellevue

Ware Malcomb Bellevue logoWare Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, recently announced it had moved from Seatte to a new location at 3015 112th Ave NE #205 in Bellevue, Wash. The new office provides more space for the firm’s growing practice, while also bringing it closer to its clients. Ware Malcomb provides architectural design, interior design, civil engineering  and branding services for commercial real estate and corporate clients.

“We are excited to move into a new space [Read more…]

A Nuclear Power Company Headquartered in Bellevue? And Bill Gates is the Chairman? Yes – That Bill Gates

TerraPower Bellevue Nuclear Energy Company Bill Gates CEO logoThe other day when cold calling local Bellevue businesses to let them know about our great ad rates and promotion abilities, I happened across a company called Terra Power.  As I was doing my due diligence and making sure I knew who I was calling, I looked at the TerraPower About page.  This is where I started to get interested – it says that “TerraPower is a nuclear energy technology company based in Bellevue, Washington.”

Then I went on to look at TerraPower’s Team page.   [Read more…]

The Honey Baked Ham Company of Bellevue Relocates and Adds Dine-In Seating

Honey Baked Ham BellevueNew location springs up just in time for Easter – but remember, Honey Baked Ham in Bellevue is closed on Sundays

Famous for its premium ham, turkey and special occasion food, The Honey Baked Ham Company has relocated its Bellevue location to the Ross shopping plaza on 20th Street and now offers expanded dine-in seating to satisfy customers’ appetites throughout the day, including lunchtime.

HoneyBaked of Bellevue has a wide variety of delicious, time-saving options.  Along with its signature spiral-sliced Honey Baked Hams with the sweet, crunchy glaze, the specialty food retailer also offers fully-cooked turkey and other premium meats, side items and irresistible desserts, as well as extensive lunch and catering menus. [Read more…]

Bellevue-based OSNEXUS Announces Hyperscale File, Block and Object Software Defined Storage Solution for Enterprise and Cloud Deployments