WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

April 2012/FEATURES

Washington and Alaska have been inextricably linked business partners for more than two centuries. And while challenges loom, the potential for future growth is stronger than ever.
By: Sarah Dewey
Mike Garvey skipped his high school prom and graduation in 1956 and headed for Alaska to spend the summer working at the U.S. Mining and Smelting Company. About 25 years after that “great adventure,” Garvey, the son of a...

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Departments

Commentary

Three considerations to help family-owned firms demystify the process.
It will be too late if they wait until 2014.
It's an environmental debate that has to happen.
Stop the insanity over professional sports franchises!

Green

Washington and Alaska have been inextricably linked business partners for more than two centuries. And while challenges loom, the potential for future growth is stronger than ever.
Carbon Cultures uses $50,000 grant to create reusable pyrolysis blanket.

Law

Despite economic downturn, patent law remains a vigorous growth sector.
New seattle law firm offers a revolutionary alternative to the billable hour

Finance

There's a lull right now, but acquisitions will resume by next year.

Executive Life & Style

Portland native performing April 24 at the Paramount.
Tiny Eastlake space yields another precious acorn.

Retail & Services

Small communities may have stores that sell liquor for the first time in decades.
But gaming remains king.
It's the only tribe in the state without a Class III compact.

Manufacturing

Recent three-day class resulted in job offers for 75 percent of students.

Profiles

When Gary Shenk took over as CEO of Corbis in 2007, the Bill Gates-owned supplier of digital content was facing a crisis. Publisher demand for quality images was shrinking while amateur photographers flooded the market with cheap photos. Shenk cut costs, automated processes and acquired new capabilities in areas like entertainment. Now he’s focused on growing a company with revenues already in the hundreds of millions of dollars.