Thursday, November 26, 2015

Holiday 2015 Survey: A Majority of Americans to Shop on Thanksgiving Day

I really hope that this survey about Thanksgiving shopping is not true.  I know that I will not be shopping at all (except for groceries) during the next 5 days just because of my beliefs against shopping on holidays, "Black Friday", "Cyber Monday" and especially American Express 's "Small Business Saturday".  

REI's response to Black Friday is to #OptOutside , keep their stores closed - and pay their employees to go outside!  How awesome is that?!?  As a tip of the cap to Recreational Equipment Inc (REI Co-op) (and because I just enjoy being outside), I will be spending a good portion of the day outside too - either skiing, snowboarding or enjoying a public park.

Here's the release that claims that most Americans will indeed be shopping on Thanksgiving:  In addition to enjoying turkey and family,  a majority of Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving day this year. Ebates released the results of its 2015 Holiday survey that examined American’s behavior around holiday shopping. The survey revealed that more than half (55 percent) of Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving.  In fact, more people plan to shop on Thanksgiving than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  Forty eight percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday and 42 percent of Americans plan on shopping on Cyber Monday.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


MainStreet Property Group LLC, the Developer of The Carter Apartments in Redmond, WA, seeks to Procure Art by Local Artist, Dudley Carter, for Potential Restoration and Display

MainStreet Property Group LLC has issued a public call for Dudley Carter artwork, a Redmond artist and woodcarver whose artwork has gained international recognition through his life-long work. The developer plans to display the pieces in a collection of Dudley Carter art at The Carter, a 180-unit apartment complex located in downtown Redmond, WA adjacent to the Dudley Carter Park planned to open in the Fall 2016.

Student David Kook Named to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named student David Kook, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. Kook is the fourth student to serve on the Bellevue College board.

“As Bellevue College continues to grow, I want to be a part of the new advancements and help the Board provide and sustain a large and diverse learning environment for the wide array of Bellevue College students,” said Kook. 

Business Leaders Inspired to Make a Positive Ripple Effect Gather on Mercer Island

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM PST at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center, the second gathering of business leaders will meet for Motivated Mornings featuring 4th Avenue Media’s Founder and CEO, Lucas Mack.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Overlake Medical Center Among First in Country to Participate in Blaze Bioscience Tumor Paint BLZ-100 Clinical Trials

Product could illuminate cancer cells that scalpel may have missed; researchers see potential for major treatment breakthrough

Overlake Medical Center is actively working with cancer patients choosing to participate in a Phase 1 clinical trial of a new investigational product with the potential to dramatically change the landscape of cancer surgery.  Blaze Bioscience’s Tumor Paint BLZ-100 intends to provide real-time visualization by fluorescently illuminating cancer cells during surgery, allowing surgeons to increase their precision and achieve better results.

RedCloud Consulting Merges with the AK Group

RedCloud Consulting, a Bellevue-based boutique management-consulting firm, recently announced its merger with consulting firm the AK Group. Building on its re-launch in the summer of 2015, this merger is part of RedCloud’s ongoing actions to bolster and accelerate company growth, while diversifying and strengthening the firm's go-to-market offerings. Now operating under the RedCloud brand, The AK Group brings more than 10 years of experience and a reputation for delivering quality results for clients based on integrity, respect, and personal responsibility.


New Neighborhood Next to Issaquah Highlands Will Offer 15 High-End Homes

Presidio Residential Capital and Summit Homes of Washington recently broke ground on Copper Ridge, a 15-unit community on 4.59 acres at 24424 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road in East King County. The first home sales are expected to close in December 2015. The retail value of this project will exceed $11.7 million.

“Copper Ridge is ideally located in an area that consistently holds its value because