WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

December 2012/FEATURES

This is the third year for Seattle Business magazine’s Washington Family Business Awards.
By: Lisa Wogan
This is the third year for Seattle Business magazine’s Washington Family Business Awards. And if ever a time seemed apt to call out the contributions of the family-owned business, it is now. As the economy slowly awakens...
Looking Back at the Year in Business.
By: John Levesque, Leslie Helm, Sarah Hardy, David Volk, Kristen Russell, Knute Berger, John Cook, and Todd Bishop
Join us for another stroll through some of the more interesting, intriguing and just plain bizarre achievements and, well, non-achievements in the world of Washington business during 2012. More information: The GoodMore...

Contents

Departments

Commentary

How company culture can help your bottom line.
Microsoft faces a crucial year in 2013, which means we all face a crucial year in 2013.
Ante up. If we don’t promote tourism, travelers will eventually forget us.
Partnerships between higher education and local businesses develop tailored curricula to meet workforce needs.
The need for better maintenance of our roads is a no-brainer.

Technology

UW cardiologist designs a smaller, less expensive monitor.
Bellevue startup makes a play for hundreds of new internet domain suffixes.

Workplace

Walsh Construction is the first winner in our Facebook photo contest.
Looking Back at the Year in Business.

Health Care

UW, WSU work to retain medical personnel in Eastern Washington

Manufacturing

Executive Life & Style

Dine casually while ogling the stuff Dale Chihuly collects.
Gregory Blackstock’s art makes the mundane magnificent.

Law

How to avoid disputes in a closely held business.

Finance

It hasn’t been a breeze, but Mark Mason has HomeStreet Bank approaching the century mark with new vitality and a plan for growth.

Family Business

This is the third year for Seattle Business magazine’s Washington Family Business Awards.
Celebrating multiple generations of progressive management
Displaying a steadfast commitment to giving back
Baker Boyer Bank, Powell-Christensen Inc., Oak Harbor Freight
Cascade Gasket and Manufacturing Co., Canlis Restaurant, The Woods Coffee