Thursday, August 27, 2015


Eliot Burdett Offers Blueprint for Success

NEW YORK, AUGUST 27 -- Building a sales team from scratch is one of the most difficult and important tasks of a CEO. Generating revenue through sales, especially as start-up capital diminishes, can make or break a company’s success. However, hiring the wrong salespeople costs dearly in time and treasure. Fortunately, there is a well-defined formula for success. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Is the American Dream Dead?

by Douglas Obey

The American Dream couldn't be more alive but there are those promoting class warfare who are certainly trying to kill it off. The derogatory articles and reports about the wealth of the top 1% or the enormous gap between the wealthy and the poor, seem endless. It's called "wealth inequality" as if everyone should have the same or close to an equal amount of wealth. I'm not denying the wealth gap exists.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Affordable apartments, homebuyer help, new partnerships financed throughout state

SEATTLE, Wash.—Developers and nonprofit organizations will create or renovate 546 affordable homes across the state, thanks to roughly $188 million in financing approved this summer by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
In addition, the Commission launched new partnerships with Pierce County and Bremerton to provide downpayment assistance to homebuyers there, approved $5 million for a new pilot program with Habitat for Humanity of Washington State,

Punch Through Launches the Next Generation Bean+, the Easiest Way to Get Started with Bluetooth Low Energy and Create Smartphone-Controlled Devices

Grove and Header Connectors, Longer Range, Battery Enhancements and Expanded Bluetooth Profiles Make the Latest Bean “Bigger, Better and Bolder” for Business, Education, Consumers

SAN FRANCISCO AND MINNEAPOLIS, August 5, 2015 – Punch Through, a hardware and software development firm making it easier to develop Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) products, announced the launch of the Bean+, the newest member of the company’s LightBlue BLE ecosystem. Bean+ is an Arduino compatible board that you program wirelessly using Bluetooth Low Energy. It is the easiest way to get started with Bluetooth Low Energy and create smartphone-controlled Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Lummi Opposes Congressional Efforts to Influence Gateway Pacific Terminal Project

Tribe urges members of Senate Indian Affairs Committee to honor treaty rights

BELLINGHAM, WA–Today, Lummi Nation Chairman Tim Ballew II, sent a letter to U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Montana) responding to the Senator’s efforts to influence the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in favor of the Gateway Pacific Terminal. The proposed project would result in the construction of North America’s largest coal terminal in Lummi fishing waters. Last week, Daines, along with 32 members of the Senate and House, sent a letter to U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy urging the Corps to ignore the Lummi Nation’s treaty rights as an independent basis for denying a permit for the project.


Port Orchard, WA
Olympic Bancorp, parent company of Kitsap Bank, reported strong earnings for the first half of 2015.  The bank holding company recorded net income of $3.8 million year to date compared to $3.2 million one year ago.  Total assets reached a milestone, ending the June 30 quarter over $1 billion for the first time in the bank’s 107-year history.  

“Bring the World Home” Through Student Exchange

Have you ever wondered how we can bring a bit of the world home?

We can help do just that! International Experience USA (iE-USA) is a non-profit high school student exchange organization approved by the US Department of State. We place international high school students with host families in the Bellevue area.

Have you considered hosting an exchange student? It’s a great way to learn about another culture without leaving your home!

Bridgestone Wins Volkswagen Group Award

Bridgestone Corporation has received a 2015 VW Group Award in recognition of its achievement as one of Volkswagen Group’s best suppliers. The VW Group gives this award to a small number of international suppliers distinguished by their special innovative capabilities and very high reliability.
The award was presented by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft,


Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 2015  – MOOVZ, a global LGBT social platform (the first real social network for the LGBT community) created by Interacting Technology, announced today the official launch of their new global campaign. MOOVZ is a forward-thinking, cool and unique social platform aimed to change the way gay men and women, transgender and questioning persons,