Sunday, October 4, 2015

Atigeo Names Alejandro Cabrera Chief Marketing Officer

Bellevue-based Atigeo, a compassionate technology company and developer of the xPatterns big data analytics platform, recently announced the appointment of Alejandro Cabrera as chief marketing officer.  In this newly created position, Cabrera will be responsible for marketing, advertising, brand management, and public relations.  

Kirkland's Asset Realty Affiliates with Century 21, Now Operating as Century 21 Northwest Realty

 Century 21 Real Estate has announced today it is expanding its U.S. presence with the affiliation of Kirkland-based Asset Realty. Founded by Chad Storey in 2005, Asset Realty will now operate as CENTURY 21 Northwest Realty and provide residential real estate services to homebuyers and sellers in the Seattle regional area.

"With Chad Storey at the helm, and the systems we make available through the CENTURY 21 System, the sales associates affiliated with CENTURY 21 Northwest Realty will have access

Autism Works: Why More Big Companies are Hiring Those on the Autism Spectrum

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

It’s a growing employment trend that has made recent headlines: big name companies are announcing new initiatives to hire autistic employees. The development is cause for cautious optimism, said Paul Louden, autism awareness advocate and host of the Theories of Mind radio program. “As we reflect on the current state of employment for those with autism and other conditions during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re starting to see a change in the workplace that is encouraging.”

This past April, Microsoft announced a pilot program aimed at bringing on board autistic individuals to fill fulltime positions at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. German software heavyweight SAP and British telecommunications corporation Vodafone

Friday, October 2, 2015

Inslee names Richard Fukutaki to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Richard Fukutaki, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Fukutaki will participate in the six-member board that oversees college operations and finance.  
“Our institution is positioned to make great strides in the coming years,” said BC President Dr. David Rule.  “Richard brings a wealth of knowledge that will be key as we continue to grow.”
Fukutaki is the managing director of the SunBreak group, which he co-founded in 1999, working with organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to help launch a program designed to help excite

Join Eastside Entrepreneurs at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's All-Chambers After Hours

Join Eastside Entrepreneurs at the Seattle Chamber's 11th annual All-Chamber After Hours, hosted by Peoples Bank at Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) is coming up on October 13

The All-Chamber After Hours is your once-a-year opportunity to connect with members of multiple business organizations and chambers of commerce from throughout the region. Don't miss the chance to meet hundreds of active business people in one place!

All-Chamber After Hours 2015
Date: Tue, October 13
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Place: MOHAI (860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

"Fifth Beatle" Brian Epstein was unsung hero

Musical retelling of Beatles story through the eyes of manager, "In My Life,"performs at the Kirkland Performance Center on October 20

Brian Epstein, who discovered the Beatles and guided them to mega-stardom, making them the most successful musical artists of all time,   has become a comparatively forgotten man since his tragic death in 1967. “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” is a musical retelling of the iconic band’s story through the eyes of Epstein and features the live music of renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. The award-winning production comes to the Kirkland Performance Center on October 20 at 7:30 pm. The Skyline High School (Sammamish) String Quartet will accompany the cast on stage for five songs.


Chekhov on oysters, Thoreau on watermelons, Hemingway on campfire
cooking, David Foster Wallace on lobsters, and Gary Snyder on steak: these are some of the many fascinating and unexpected writings on food gathered in a new book entitled Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing. With a preface by Ruth Reichl, this ground-breaking volume is edited by Roger Porter, Professor of English at Reed College, and a James Beard nominated restaurant critic in Portland for many years, and Sandra Gilbert, an influential literary critic and author of The Culinary Imagination.