August 2011

From this Issue

In his bid for governor, Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna may have a leg up on the competition, but he knows he will have to win over King County Democrats wary of Republicans.


Award Recipient: Dudley R. Slater, Vice Chairman, Founder & Retired CEO, Integra Telecom  [Portland]


Award Recipient: Stuart Ellis, CEO, Charter School Capital [Portland]


Award Recipients: Tim M. Beaver CEO, John S. Graham CSO; Global Diving & Salvage  [Seattle]


Award Recipient: Gurpreet ‘Sunny’ Singh, CEO, Edifecs Inc. [Bellevue]


Award Recipient: Robert A. Bessler, President & CEO, Sound Physicians Inc. [Tacoma]


Award Recipient: Ben Huh, Founder & CEO, Cheezburger  [Seattle]

Award Recipient: Mitchell H. Gold, President & CEO, Dendreon Corp., [Seattle]


Award Recipients: Dina Alhadeff, Amy Grealish and Lori Liddle (from left); Cofounders, Chasing Fireflies [Seattle]

Each year Ernst & Young gives special recognition to outstanding entrepreneurs in a broad range of disciplines. These entrepreneurs, drawn from across the Northwest, are chosen by a panel of distinguished judges. Seattle Business magazine is proud to present this year’s winners and finalists.

Despising Oklahoma City is one thing, but failing to take it seriously might be Seattle’s biggest mistake.

Accountable Care Organizations: The new HMOs?


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ACO?
An organization of health care providers that agrees to be
accountable for the quality, cost and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries the government
assigns to the organization.

The Legislature said farewell to tourism marketing, so CAN private industry pick up the baton AND promote Washington effectively?

As CEO of Seattle-based Security Properties, John Orehek manages a rental empire that includes 17,000 residential units nationwide worth $1 billion. Now he’s taking advantage of a weak real estate market to buy and build new properties with a focus on the West Coast.

Gentech Global innovation eliminates the need for auxiliary engines on commercial vessels.

Got something to offer? Bartering is big again, and these websites are happy to improve your exchange rates.

Welcome to the high-stakes world of predicting the weather on Mount Everest—from Seattle’s Eastside.

Washington makers of outdoor gear tell the recession to take a hike.

Brown & Haley goes upscale to lure millions of new consumers.

Celebrating a century of growth and economic achievement.

In a difficult economy, showing loyalty to one financial institution has its rewards.

Eliminate communications chaos by following these steps.