Issue

June 2010

From this Issue

We must work to improve Washington’s business climate.

Runner-up: Manufacturing Executive of the Year (Large Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturing Executive of the Year (Large Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturing Executive of the Year (Midsize Companies)

Winner: Manufacturing Executive of the Year (Midsize Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Large Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Large Companies)

Winner: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Large Companies) and Runner-up: Manufacturer of the Year

Runner-up: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Midsize Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Midsize Companies)

Winner: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Midsize Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Small Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Small Companies)

Winner: Manufacturing Innovation of the Year (Small Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturer of the Year (Nonprofit Organizations)

Winner: Manufacturer of the Year (Nonprofit Organizations)

Runner-up: Manufacturer of the Year (Large Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturer of the Year (Midsize Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturer of the Year (Midsize Companies)

Winner: Manufacturer of the Year (Midsize Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturer of the Year (Small Companies)

Runner-up: Manufacturer of the Year (Small Companies)

Winner: Manufacturer of the Year (Small Companies)

The winners of the first Washington Manufacturing Awards show the importance of manufacturing to Washington’s diverse economy.

Several innovative management consulting firms have roots in the Big Five, but sprouted in Seattle.

Slalom Consulting attracts top talent away from bigger firms with a better work-life balance.

Isilon Systems graduates from startup to data storage provider for the big players, from biotech to Hollywood.

The Hanford Nuclear reservation becomes a top tourist attraction.

New Washington distillers are creating potent potables from fruits of the vine.

As one of Washington state’s first independent distilleries, Dry Fly Distilling comes out strong with three quality liquors. We, the editorial team at Seattle Business, decided we would be remiss if we didn’t conduct our own tasting, which we did at Anthony’s Pier 66 in downtown Seattle.

More-relaxed laws put Washington distilleries on the brink of a liquor renaissance.

Startup business shows that the family that plans together, stays together.

With tiny staffs and plenty of traffic, neighborhood blogs may prove to be a viable model for online news.

Spiration is fighting emphysema with technology instead of drugs or therapy.

Sifting through some less-publicized patents in Nathan Myhrvold’s portfolio.

LHIt was three decades ago that
business magazines first started talking about the “deindustrialization” of
America. A tsunami of competition from Japan had devastated United States

The West Coast’s banking prowess goes unnoticed back East.

Consolidation in health care is a case of déjà vu all over again.

Public speaking comes easily to some, less so to others. But it can be learned.