Leslie Helm, Seattle Business magazine’s former editor, leads quietly and generously.

The company has more than 330 employees, including 130 in Yakima.

The company operates a restaurant and bakery, a gift shop and 15 acres of display gardens.

Sam Crannell, chef and owner at now shuttered LloydMartin, opened South Town Pie in May

"I think many women have experienced similar internal conflicts about how to be successful and grow our careers while still staying true to ourselves."

"Teaching wasn’t something I had expected to get involved with, but the process of planning a course, working with students and seeing the results with their project work is incredibly rewarding."

Ethan Stowell adds two new—and very different—restaurants to his domain.