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Redmond Reporter Business Briefs | Aug. 16

Family Resource Center announced the addition of three community leaders to its Board of Directors.

  • Aug 14, 2008

Paws Café to hold grand opening this weekend

Paws Café, the area’s first pet food store to offer all-natural dog and cat food made fresh daily, will hold its grand opening Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Aug 13, 2008

Mindy McGhean of Azumano Travel will be the guest spea

Mindy McGhean of Azumano Travel will be the guest speaker at the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Aug. 21.

  • Aug 11, 2008
Herb Bartlett has worked at Physio Control

SUPER DEDICATED

Twenty-five years is a long time to stay at the same company — and still look forward to each new work day.

Herb Bartlett has worked at Physio Control

Trilogy to offer free solar power systems on new homes

Trilogy by Shea Homes, the first builder to roll out a national solar offering, has chosen to work with BP Solar, a global leader in solar energy.

  • Aug 11, 2008
Don Warner

Redmond’s Honeywell Corporation does ‘the right thing’

It often takes personal time, money and a responsible attitude to properly dispose of — and/or recycle — the various and sundry “stuff” that accumulates in our homes and offices. Batteries and electronics are especially tricky. You can’t just fling them into the trash.

Don Warner
Susan Huenefeld of Accents Et Cetera holds up an eco-friendly gift basket at her business

Redmond’s Accents et Cetera gets nod for recycling

Accents et Cetera in downtown Redmond has been named one of King County’s “Best Workplaces for Recycling.” Sharon Aller, spokesperson for King County Solid Waste’s recycling and environmental services department, explained why the recognition program exists: “Businesses have been recycling paper, cardboard, metals and many of the basics that we all recycle everyday.

Susan Huenefeld of Accents Et Cetera holds up an eco-friendly gift basket at her business
Robert Browning

Barcelino menswear moves to Redmond Town Center

Barcelino, which calls itself “The Pacific Northwest’s premier Men’s Clothier,” is celebrating a grand re-opening this weekend, at its new location in Redmond Town Center (RTC).

Robert Browning

Nintendo opens up Kirkland warehouse

Video game giant Nintendo became the latest high tech company to expand to Kirkland when it opened a new warehouse in Totem Lake last month.

  • Jul 24, 2008

Redmond’s Canyons Restaurant to host fundraiser for children’s hospital in Uganda

Canyons Restaurant, 15740 Redmond Way; (425) 556-1390, will host a fundraiser for Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital in Uganda, from 5-9 p.m. Monday, July 28.

  • Jul 23, 2008
Redmond resident Ron Norton had 30 years of experience as a corporate manager before becoming an independent business coach.

Entrepreneur’s Source could help you be your own boss

Being your own boss is a common fantasy. Yet “fear of the unknown” keeps many prospective business owners from taking the plunge, according to Ron Norton, a Redmond resident and business coach for The Entrepreneur’s Source, a Connecticut-based company with the motto “Your success is our only business.”

Redmond resident Ron Norton had 30 years of experience as a corporate manager before becoming an independent business coach.

BRIEFLY

QFC “Cop on Top” fundraiser to support Komen Foundation

  • Jul 14, 2008
Legacy Roofing founder and CEO Cliff Hurn takes pride in his company providing “a tradition of quality” to customers.

Redmond’s Legacy Roofing celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Roofing, a Redmond-based, family-owned business, is celebrating 20 successful years, including recognition in industry trade publications for its across-the-board “Gold Standard” approach to quality, customer care, employee satisfaction and community service.

Legacy Roofing founder and CEO Cliff Hurn takes pride in his company providing “a tradition of quality” to customers.
Peter Chee is the owner of Thinkspace

Sammamish man creates ‘space’ for home business owners

Like many of his Sammamish neighbors, entrepreneur Peter Chee thought it would be wonderful to work at home. Instead, he felt isolated. He missed the atmosphere of being in an intellectual “think tank.” Chee explained, “I liked being around other smart people — feeling the energy, getting charged up, networking.” Ladies and gentlemen, meet Thinkspace. Located in downtown Redmond, just down the street from the city’s new transit center, Thinkspace offers 25,000 square feet of executive office space, for self-employed folks or small business owners who want to keep their overhead low but project a professional image and interact with like-minded peers.

Peter Chee is the owner of Thinkspace
Ernie Estrin is one of six family members who still own and operate Redmond Cycle

Redmond Cycle still rollin’ strong after 40 years

A neighborhood business that survives for 40 years has got to be doing something right. Back in 1968, the Estrin family started Redmond Cycle at Redmond Way and Leary Way, where a furniture store now stands.

Ernie Estrin is one of six family members who still own and operate Redmond Cycle
John Comstock

Oddfellow’s Grill to revitalize historic Redmond building this summer

A distinguished downtown building — that goes all the way back to Redmond’s days as a rough-and-tumble logging town — is about to be revived. Oddfellow’s Grill is scheduled to open this summer in the former Odd Fellows Hall at 7979 Leary Way NE. The Odd Fellows was a fraternal organization named for its unusual kindness toward the down-and-out, including plague victims, in 17th century England and 18th century America.

John Comstock

Remodeling companies earn awards

Two Redmond-based home remodeling companies each earned multiple awards at the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties annual Remodeling Excellence Awards (REX) banquet held June 21 at the Spirit of Washington Event Center in Renton.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Redmond-based Aegis Living takes home 4 advertising awards

Redmond-based Aegis Living, a company devoted to senior living, and its agency Hydrogen Advertising took home four awards for outstanding creative work at the recent 25th annual healthcare advertising awards sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report.

  • Jun 23, 2008
Charles Grimmett

Redmond biz toning down the cost, waste of printer ink

These days, when we’re off to the supermarket, the shopping list might just as likely include “printer ink or toner” as milk, bread or toilet paper. Between reports for the office, kids’ homework projects or a volunteer newsletter, we’re always printing something. All that ink and toner gets expensive — and dumping the empty cartridges is costly for the environment. Rapid Refill, a new business in the Village at Redmond Ridge, is urging consumers to “rethink ... reuse ... recycle ... re-ink.” The store collects empty inkjet and laser toner cartridges and re-manufactures them to keep them out of landfills.

Charles Grimmett

Plenty of plum jobs for teens at Redmond Town Center

The school year will soon be history. Teens with time on their hands and empty wallets are in luck, because many merchants at Redmond Town Center (RTC) are hiring for this summer or year ‘round.