Business

ACI Clinic opens in Kirkland

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Integrative (ACI) Clinic of Kirkland recently opened its doors at 1313 Market Street.

  • Dec 29, 2008
Tony Young

Peoples Bank hires Young

Peoples Bank recently hired Tony Young as Assistant Vice President and Business Banking Officer at the bank’s Carillon Point office.

  • Dec 29, 2008
Tony Young
DJ and emcee duo Troy McVicker (left)

Kirkland’s Event Source Northwest uses wigs and wackiness to throw good party

Wearing wigs and singing weird songs is where Troy McVicker got his start. He would sing anything that didn’t require much talent: The B-52’s Love Shack or some Adam Sandler tunes to get people laughing. McVicker -- now the president of Kirkland-based Event Source Northwest that recently won King5’s Best Wedding DJ of Western Washington people’s choice award -- came up with the idea of starting a karaoke company more than 20 years ago when he stepped in to Lake Bellevue Café. There, he watched a karaoke show that was rousing during the introduction.

DJ and emcee duo Troy McVicker (left)

Clearwire merger primes company to grow leaps and bounds

Local Internet service provider Clearwire and Sprint Nextel finalized a $14 billion merger of their wireless broadband companies on Nov. 28.

  • Dec 16, 2008
Associated Earth Sciences

Kirkland Business Chamber announces annual award winners

The Kirkland Business Chamber announced Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. (AES) as the winner of its Chuck Morgan Business Excellence Award last week.

  • Dec 15, 2008
Associated Earth Sciences
Connor Hair’s winning video will show at the new Kirkland Cefiore on Lake Street.

Local man wins Cefiore video contest

Can frozen yogurt make you and your friends dance? The winner of the national video contest, sponsored by Cefiore, thought it could.

  • Dec 15, 2008
Connor Hair’s winning video will show at the new Kirkland Cefiore on Lake Street.
Halo’s main character

Halo creator Bungie Studios may leave Kirkland

Kirkland’s reputation as a growing high-tech hub lost some of its buzz last week after news of moving plans for video game creators Bungie plans leaked out.

  • Dec 10, 2008
Halo’s main character

Kirkland approves Bank of America project after nearly yearlong process

Ending nearly a year-long process, Mayor Jim Lauinger called for the champagne. “If we had champagne, or we could have champagne in here, we would do it,” he said. City Council agreed to finally give the go-ahead for revised plans to build the Merrill Gardens/Bank of America (BofA) project at its Nov. 18 meeting. A citizen’s appeal for the development of the property at the corner of Kirkland Avenue and Lake Street South was brought earlier this year by Citizens for a Vibrant Kirkland (CiViK). After winning their appeal in August, the decision was appealed by SRM Development in Superior Court. After negotiating a temporary hold on the lawsuit, the city, CiViK and SRM reached an agreement to end legal action and modify the plans.

  • Dec 1, 2008
Shane Lynch

BUSINESS

Shane Lynch of Bothell has been named the executive chef at Evergreen Healthcare. He oversees the campus’s food services for patients and the public/employee Images Cafeteria, three delis and an espresso stand.

  • Dec 1, 2008
Shane Lynch
Joseph Quinlan

Nation will come out of ‘nasty recession’ stronger, economist tells Bellevue Chamber

The country is in a “nasty recession,” but will come out of it probably stronger, a national economist told attendees at the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Joseph Quinlan

Intersection sows confusion

Motorists who travel near the new Totem Lake Transit Center in Kirkland are advised to use extra care when traveling through the intersection of Northeast 128th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Carillon Point start-up spreads wings with personalized news service

Founded in 2006, Kirkland start-up company Onecast, Inc. launched the online “1Cast” consumer news service Nov. 19 in private beta form in partnership with national and international news programmers. The private company, funded by telecom businessman Craig O. McCaw, is attempting to personalize access to the very latest video news coverage of their favorite topics on the desktop and their iPhone and iPod touch devices.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Shell to clean-up contaminated gas stations; two are in Kirkland

The Washington State Department of Ecology and Shell Oil Products US have signed the state’s first agreement by a fuel marketing company to clean up contamination at multiple current and former gas station sites.

  • Nov 24, 2008
LWTC Executive Director of research Myung Park talks about the college’s new electronics and technology program with Minho S. Cho

Lake Washington Tech opens hi-tech lab with help from Oregon and South Korea

Amid robotic arms, microwave signal-emitters and the latest in applied electronics technology, Gary Piper was exactly where he wanted to be.

  • Nov 17, 2008
LWTC Executive Director of research Myung Park talks about the college’s new electronics and technology program with Minho S. Cho

Conover Insurance hires McClellan, GBA

Conover Insurance announced that Aaron McClellan has joined the firm as an Account Executive in the Employee Benefits Division.

  • Nov 11, 2008
A server carries a tray of dessert down the hallway during a screening for friends and family at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas on Oct. 24.

New high-end Eastside cinema hopes to offer ‘affordable luxury’

An attempt to bring back the era of elegance and service to cinemas is emerging in Redmond’s City Center shopping center, but for a price.

  • Nov 5, 2008
A server carries a tray of dessert down the hallway during a screening for friends and family at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas on Oct. 24.
The Totem Lake Transit Center at Evergreen Hospital was officially dedicated during a ceremony on Wednesday

Kirkland, Evergreen Healthcare dedicate Totem Lake Transit Center

The public joined Evergreen Healthcare, transit and city officials in the lobby of the new DeYoung Pavilion Oct. 29 for the dedication of the Totem Lake Transit Center.

The Totem Lake Transit Center at Evergreen Hospital was officially dedicated during a ceremony on Wednesday
The 'Terrace' Suite in The Heathman Hotel.

Heathman Hotel garners AAA Four Diamond Award

The Heathman Hotel, Restaurant and Spa-Kirkland announced they received the AAA Travel Guide's Four Diamond Award, according to a Oct. 15 press release. The prestigious… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2008
The 'Terrace' Suite in The Heathman Hotel.

Local industry leaders talk “green” collar jobs

Event focuses on the creation of green-collar jobs

Innovative office building coming to Norkirk

Innovative office building coming to Norkirk

The permit has been finalized for Park Place North, a 62,000 square foot commercial construction project in Kirkland’s Norkirk neighborhood, immediately north of the Park Place development. Designed to LEED® Silver standard, Park Place North will be unique in its sustainable features and access to natural light.

  • Oct 13, 2008
Innovative office building coming to Norkirk