Business

Pathway Medical secures $24.5 million

Kirkland-based Pathway Medical Technologies, Inc., an innovator of endovascular treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), announced last week it had secured a $24.5 million in financing to used to prepare for commercialization -- specifically to build a sales and manufacturing organization in anticipation of the market introduction of its Pathway PV Atherectomy System.

  • May 30, 2008

To change or not: Is your image working for you?

I am always intrigued by the number of TV advertisements that promise a whole new look, feel or image simply by purchasing their product. But is a new image really necessary to stand out from the crowd? And when it comes to business, is there a right time or wrong time, right way or wrong way, to change your business image, especially when you’ve invested heavily in the current one?

  • May 30, 2008

Community answers bookstore’s page

A plea for help sent out to about 1,600 local residents last week has saved Kirkland’s Parkplace Books -- for now.

  • May 30, 2008

Business Briefs

Kirkland businesses interested in bidding on public construction projects, providing professional services or supplying goods and products can now register online with a shared procurement portal, www.WaGovBiz.net.

  • May 30, 2008

Is your business newsworthy?: A simple rule to follow

At a recent business networking event a nice gentleman (with a business that helps parents fund college educations without, as he said, “going broke”) approached me and pitched his business in the hope that I might get him coverage in the paper. Trying not to embarrass him, I explained I am a columnist (as opposed to a reporter) and have no influence over the type of business stories that get covered. I listened politely and thanked him for saying hello. But on the way home I realized that, although I couldn’t officially help him get his story in the paper, I could help him pitch his story in a way that might get results.