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Dr. Tim Gerstmar has opened Aspire Natural Health at 16455 NE 85th St.

Staying healthy, the natural way: Dr. Gerstmar opens new clinic in downtown Redmond

Dr. Tim Gerstmar has opened Aspire Natural Health at 16455 NE 85th St., Suite 102 in downtown Redmond.

Dr. Tim Gerstmar has opened Aspire Natural Health at 16455 NE 85th St.

Pushing Boundaries a finalist for ‘Extreme Office Makeover’

Redmond-based Pushing Boundaries was a finalist in the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce's "Extreme Office Makeover" contest and has received software and hardware valued at $2,000 from Microsoft Corporation, sponsor of the contest.

  • May 15, 2009
Former Microsoft employees Rafik Robeal

Raveable.com sets the record straight: Former Microsoft employees rank hotels on Web site

Two former Microsoft employees have launched a Web site which ranks hotels and gives a rapid rundown of why they are or aren’t recommended by real people.

  • May 14, 2009
Former Microsoft employees Rafik Robeal
Halal cafe chef Majeed Barrak

Shalimar Grocery adds Halal cafe to the mix

Shalimar Grocery, specializing in Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern foods, has added a Halal cafe at 16541 Redmond Way.

Halal cafe chef Majeed Barrak
Dr. Curtis Nelson

Chiropractor offering free care to military vets

Dr. Curtis Nelson of Nelson Chiropractic, 16250 NE 80th St. in downtown Redmond, is offering a year of free chiropractic care to U.S. military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • May 9, 2009
Dr. Curtis Nelson
Essco Safety Check president Seth Goldberg will be offering free testing to check the makeup of any household goods between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 12-15 at his downtown location.

Safety comes first for downtown business: Essco Safety Check tests for harmful products

Heirloom toys, dishes, cookware or jewelry — or new consumer products — can harbor harmful levels of lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury or other elements. How do you know what’s safe to use in your home, especially if you have young children?

Essco Safety Check president Seth Goldberg will be offering free testing to check the makeup of any household goods between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 12-15 at his downtown location.
Robert Bowman

Black Raven Brewing Company lands in Redmond

The Raven has landed on the southeast corner of Willows Road Northeast and Northeast 95th Street. Just blocks from downtown Redmond and the Sammamish River Trail, the Black Raven Brewing Company is a "neighborhood brewery" with a 34-seat taproom, selling pints, growlers or kegs of six standard Black Raven beers, as well as specialty series, said Robert "Beaux" Bowman, head brewer and co-owner with Kat Gillespie.

Robert Bowman

Eastside Business and Professional Women to hold annual fundraiser

Eastside Business and Professional Women (Eastside BPW) presents its annual scholarship fundraiser, "Night on the Town" at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at SecondStory Repertory, the professional theater on the upper level of Redmond Town Center.

Savory Moment employee Audrey Rodriguez

Savory Moment’s winning recipe

Kay Conley of Savory Moment is getting by with more than a little help from her friends.

Savory Moment employee Audrey Rodriguez

Business at Blazing Bagels heats up

Life is good for Dennis Ballen and his crew at Blazing Bagels. So good that Blazing Bagels is expanding its Redmond operations at 6975 176th… Continue reading

Kristi Dilts

Green Grind Organic Coffee & Tea Co.: Healthy and unique

The Green Grind Organic Coffee & Tea Co. opened earlier this month on the upper level of Redmond Town Center.

Kristi Dilts
FRESH Way U-Bake Pizza business partners Ross Yamada

FRESH Way: They make it, you bake it

FRESH Way U-Bake Pizza opened in late January at 8460 164th Ave. NE in Redmond. Grand opening specials, through March 31, include family combo deals on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

FRESH Way U-Bake Pizza business partners Ross Yamada
Judy Ward

Daman’s: A warm watering hole

Walking into Daman’s Bar and Grill, at 14810 NE 24th St. in Redmond, is a bit of a blast from the past.

Judy Ward
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Gambling for a good cause

From left, Redmond City Council Vice President Pat Vache, Kitty Vache (obscured), Trish Tokarek, Chris Williamson, Gena Wikstrom, and City Councilman Richard Cole play blackjack… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2009
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Warehouse manager Charles Jackson pulls a pallet while working in the warehouse at Keeney’s Office Plus

Keeney’s Office Plus wins Port of Seattle’s Small Business Champion award

Redmond-based Keeney’s Office Plus recently won The Port of Seattle’s first annual Small Business Champion award.

Warehouse manager Charles Jackson pulls a pallet while working in the warehouse at Keeney’s Office Plus
New visitors to Redmond and relocation specialists call the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce for advice on everything from restaurants to rafting tours

Redmond Chamber: ‘A little like 411’

In the chick flick “New in Town,” Renee Zellwegger plays an ambitious executive from Miami who finds herself battling the locals as she’s assigned to streamline a manufacturing plant in the quaint Minnesota town of New Ulm. They gradually warm up to her — and she, to them — through shared admiration of tapioca.

New visitors to Redmond and relocation specialists call the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce for advice on everything from restaurants to rafting tours
Brewer Brandon Ridge works at Mac & Jack’s Brewery in Redmond. Mac & Jack’s holds free tours at 3 p.m. Sundays

Mac & Jack’s: Low profile company, high-quality beer

At not quite 11 on a Wednesday morning, Mac & Jack’s fans were pacing outside the Redmond-based brewery’s retail shop in the North Sammamish Center, waiting for the doors to open.

Brewer Brandon Ridge works at Mac & Jack’s Brewery in Redmond. Mac & Jack’s holds free tours at 3 p.m. Sundays
Marc Lagen

Longtime event makes one final run

Several Redmond businesses will be featured at the final run of the nation’s second-largest flower show, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. It happens Feb. 18-22 at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.

Marc Lagen

Coho Cafe hopes to ‘weather the storm’

There’s cautious optimism at Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta that hearty, affordable food won’t ever go out of style, even in a recession.

  • Feb 12, 2009
Julie Criss answers the phone while working at Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta. Criss also works as a realtor

Dishin’ out comfort during tough times

Comfort food hits the spot when times are tense.

Julie Criss answers the phone while working at Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta. Criss also works as a realtor