Business

Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO

Bellevue-based company employs 760 people

A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic

Life science hits its stride on the Eastside

Life science has strong roots in Washington, contributing economically and scientifically.

A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic

Bringing the Virtual Reality experience to Eastside

Virtual Reality (VR) isn’t like regular entertainment, and Portal VR founder Tim Harader knows it. That’s why he started his own VR arcade in Ballard,… Continue reading

Despite interest rates approach, real estate ticking onward

A real estate snap shot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Feb 13, 2019

OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar

Bellevue-based CEO wanted a simpler solution to his own problems

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr

Puget Sound companies join to create middle-income housing

Several are the same companies that opposed Seattle’s head tax last year.

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr
North Bend Automotive sits just a mile Southwest from downtown North Bend in the shadow of Mt. Si (Drew Stuart/ Staff Photo)

SPOTLIGHT 2019: A repair shop that puts the customer first

Bobby Farris leads North Bend Automotive team.

North Bend Automotive sits just a mile Southwest from downtown North Bend in the shadow of Mt. Si (Drew Stuart/ Staff Photo)
Dirtfish’s media manager Trevor Wert stands against a wall of suits worn by professional Dirtfish racers. Drew Stuart/ Staff Photo

SPOTLIGHT 2019: Dirtfish teaches you how to drive the rally way

Drivers range from age 15 to 80-something.

Dirtfish’s media manager Trevor Wert stands against a wall of suits worn by professional Dirtfish racers. Drew Stuart/ Staff Photo
David Israel commits to his guided tours by getting into costume and playing music from Twin Peaks for those on his tour (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)

SPOTLIGHT 2019: Visit the town of ‘Twin Peaks’ on a memorable guided tour

‘I feel like I make some people’s dreams come true,’ creator, guide says.

David Israel commits to his guided tours by getting into costume and playing music from Twin Peaks for those on his tour (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)
ProSki and Mountain Service has several high-end brands of goods for winter-sports enthusiasts, including Outdoor Research and Exped products (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)

SPOTLIGHT 2019: ProSki and Mountain Service provides rentals and outerwear for the ski season

Customers can also schedule guided mountain services.

ProSki and Mountain Service has several high-end brands of goods for winter-sports enthusiasts, including Outdoor Research and Exped products (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Here are a handful of companies from the Eastside that will be interesting to watch in 2019.

Tech to continue driving housing market in 2019

A real estate snapshot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Jan 13, 2019
Hopelink volunteers host a cooking demonstration in the Redmond food bank on Aug. 3. The organization recently received a $822,500 grant from Premera. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Premera awards $3.3 million in community grants focusing on behavioral health

Several Eastside organizations will benefit from the funding.

  • Jan 9, 2019
Hopelink volunteers host a cooking demonstration in the Redmond food bank on Aug. 3. The organization recently received a $822,500 grant from Premera. Katie Metzger/staff photo
On Dec. 3, King County Metro launched their new pilot program in partnership with the carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop. The partnership will help commuters find carpooling partners and provide more mobility options to area workers. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro partners with carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop

Partnership to introduce mobility solutions to help customers get where they need to go.

On Dec. 3, King County Metro launched their new pilot program in partnership with the carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop. The partnership will help commuters find carpooling partners and provide more mobility options to area workers. Courtesy of King County Metro.
The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo

National report outlines climate change’s course for the Northwest

More fires, floods and drought appear to be on their way for Washington state.

The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo
Mike Seal, left, and his son Ryan are owners of the Sigillo Cellars winery which is hoping to build a new production facility in downtown Snoqualmie. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Sigillo Cellars closes purchase on King Street Lot

Sigillo Cellars have purchased the vacant lot on the corner SE King Street in downtown Snoqualmie.

Mike Seal, left, and his son Ryan are owners of the Sigillo Cellars winery which is hoping to build a new production facility in downtown Snoqualmie. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Snoqualmie Casino and the Seattle Seahawks officially form advertising partnership. From left: Casino Chief Marketing Officer Stanford Le, Casino CEO Brian Decorah, former Seahawks player Randall Morris, Seahawks Senior VP of Revenue Amy Sprangers, and Director of Sales and Corporate Partnerships Gina Martinez Todd. Courtesy Photo

Snoqualmie Casino forms advertising partnership with Seattle Seahawks

The Snoqualmie Casino and Seattle Seahawks have announced a new advertising partnership.

Snoqualmie Casino and the Seattle Seahawks officially form advertising partnership. From left: Casino Chief Marketing Officer Stanford Le, Casino CEO Brian Decorah, former Seahawks player Randall Morris, Seahawks Senior VP of Revenue Amy Sprangers, and Director of Sales and Corporate Partnerships Gina Martinez Todd. Courtesy Photo
Snoqualmie Casino staff members (from left) Trevor House, Linda Yem, Sophorn Seng, Ross Garmon and Jan Wu surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun

Snoqualmie Casino gets private gaming room

The addition is the final casino upgrade of 2018.

  • Nov 19, 2018
Snoqualmie Casino staff members (from left) Trevor House, Linda Yem, Sophorn Seng, Ross Garmon and Jan Wu surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun

Snoqualmie Council approves Salish expansion project master plan application

The Salish Lodge and Spa Expansion project has passed another milestone on the path to construction.

Veteran’s, Josh Harris and Asa Palagi start security company in early 2018 called Cascadia Global Security. Photo courtesy of CGS.

Two veterans launch private security company

Asa Palagi and Josh Harris start Cascadia Global Security to provide personalized security

Veteran’s, Josh Harris and Asa Palagi start security company in early 2018 called Cascadia Global Security. Photo courtesy of CGS.