Thursday, July 30, 2015

Alexandria Nicole Cellars appears on HGTV Tiny House, Big Living

Monday, August 3 at 6pm or 9pm (depending on carrier & time zone)

Paterson, WA, July 30, 2015– Alexandria Nicole Cellars prides themselves on providing "cutting edge" experiences for their wine club members. This spring their cult style wine club following has been abuzz with excitement as the club will receive national coverage on HGTV Tiny House, Big Living. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kirkland's Rightside Appoints Jason Silverstein as Vice President of Product and Engineering

Jason Silverstein Joins Domain Name Service Provider to Add Technology Experience and Expertise to Enrich Innovative Growth

Kirkland-based Rightside a provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online, today announced that it has appointed Jason Silverstein as Vice President of Product and Engineering.

The move will help Rightside, which now owns more than 300,000 of the six million top-level domains (TLDs) currently available to the public, add technology experience and expertise to enrich and accelerate its innovative growth.

Kirkland's Wins BBB's Washington Large Business of the Year!

Torch Awards Honor Businesses That Demonstrate Excellence and Integrity

DuPont, Wash. — July 21, 2015 — Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is proud to announce this year’s winners of the Washington Business of the Year Torch Awards:

2015 Washington Large Business of the Year: (based in Kirkland)  It's interesting to note that is a Lowes company.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Classes at Li'l Sprout Garden Center

Classes at Li'l Sprout Garden Center in Millcreek, WA

Hydroponic Gardening
August 8, 2015 
11:00 am • Free
Join our expert hydroponic gardener Mike as he discusses how to grow plants year round without soil. Great for growing organic vegetables in condos or small spaces. Mike will talk about the

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Planetary Resources’ First Spacecraft Successfully Deployed

Planetary Resources' Testing asteroid prospecting technology on orbit

Redmond, Washington – July 16, 2015 – Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that its Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) spacecraft deployed successfully from the International Space Station’s (ISS) Kibo airlock and has begun its 90-day mission.  The demonstration vehicle will validate several core technologies including the avionics, control systems and software, which the company will incorporate into future spacecraft that will venture into the Solar System and prospect for resource-rich near-Earth asteroids.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


First Puget Sound Area Location for Pioneering Natural Grocer
Committed to Organics, Community, Local Sourcing and Friendly Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. – July 15, 2015 – A certified B Corporation with a reputation as the friendliest store in town, New Seasons Market today announced plans to bring its unique neighborhood grocery shopping experience to the Puget Sound region. Its first area store, at the former Albertsons Town Center location on Mercer Island, will feature the company's signature fresh, local produce, organic artisan breads, sustainably sourced meats and seafood, deli selections and chef-prepared specialties alongside everyday classic brands. New Seasons will remodel the building at 2755 77th Ave. S.E. and hire friendly, knowledgeable staff to welcome Mercer Island to its new store in fall 2016.

Discover the History of the Seattle Totems in New Book

Local author Jeff Obermeyer Releases New Book with Vintage Photos Telling Part of Seattle's Hockey History

Telling a story in pictures is Seattle Totems, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of Sports series. The book by local author Marian Rogers-Lindsay is set to release on August 24th, 2015. The book boasts 205 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone by.

Before major-league professional sports came to the Northwest, Seattle had a rich minor-league sports history.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Guild Mortgage Hires Jordan Flowers As Manager of its Kirkland Branch

Jordan Flowers New Manager of Kirkland Office of Guild Mortgage

Guild Mortgage Co. has hired Jordan Flowers as branch manger for its Kirkland branch. A ten-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Flowers (NMLS: 453429) has strong experience in both wholesale and retail lending. Prior to Guild, he was branch manager for American Pacific Mortgage in Kirkland and previously served as the sales manager at imortgage. The Kirkland branch is located at 720 4th Ave. Suite 240, Kirkland, WA, 98033 (NMLS: 290080). 

Microsoft Windows 10 Launch on July 29 w Celebrations Around the Globe

Microsoft's Windows 10 to Launch July 29th

Microsoft has announced its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29.  The Windows 10 launch will come with global fan celebrations, joint efforts with thousands of retailers, including all Microsoft store locations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

ANEW Wines Names K.D. Organ Winemaker

KD Organ New Winemaker at ANEW

Washington's ANEW wines recently named K.D. Organ as its new winemaker. Launched in 2013, ANEW features a Riesling, Pinot Grigio and RosĂ© from Washington state. ANEW wines are crafted by Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington’s founding winery.

Organ has more than 10 years of winemaking experience in Washington state. She has been with Chateau Ste. Michelle since 2008 as Assistant Winemaker. K.D. will oversee the blending of the ANEW varietals.

Microsoft to Eliminate Close to 8,000 Jobs in Phone Division, Take $7.6B Write Off

Microsoft Taking Hits Due to It's Past Bet on Windows Phone, Acquisition of Nokia

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. recently announced plans to restructure the company’s phone hardware business to better focus and align resources. Microsoft also announced the reduction of up to 7,800 positions, primarily in the phone business. As a result, the company will record an impairment charge of approximately $7.6 billion related to assets associated with the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) business in addition to a restructuring charge of approximately $750 million to $850 million.

Award-winning musical biography of Beatles comes to Kirkland on October 20; Discount tickets offered through July 31

Musical retelling of Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein features the live music of renowned tribute Abbey Road

Chris Paul Overall ("Paul"), Nate Bott ("John"), Axel Clarke ("Ringo") and Jesse Wilder ("George")

Almost everyone knows that The Beatles are one of the most acclaimed bands in rock and roll history because their music has the hypnotic qualities that made teenage girls scream and artists today and yesterday cite them as one of their influences.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

FUJIFILM SonoSite Announces New Healthcare Leadership

Masayuki Higuchi named President & CEO and Naohiro Fujitani named Chairman

BOTHELL, WA., July 9, 2015 FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.,  specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced changes in its executive leadership, effective July 1, 2015: Naohiro Fujitani was named Chairman; and Masayuki Higuchi was named President and CEO, succeeding Mr. Fujitani in this position.  Both Mr. Fujitani and Mr. Higuchi have also been appointed to the FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. Board of Directors.

WA State Legislature, King County Sheriff and Prosecutor Team Up to Slap Voters in the Face

WA Lawmakers, King County Sheriff John Urquhart and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg Disregard Will of Voters, Attempt to Shut Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Over at The Joint Blog, there was a post last night about King County Sheriff John Urquhart and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg holding a press conference where they are threatening to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EagleView Announces Gold Status within Esri Partner Network

EagleView's Pictometry Earns Gold from Esri Partner Network

EagleView Technology Corporation, a technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Pictometry International Corp., has obtained  gold status within the Esri Partner Network.  As a gold member, Pictometry’s strong, long-term, joint relationship with Esri will be strengthened within the community of like-minded organizations with the contribution of key content, namely high-resolution imagery, 3D models and data.