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Schweitzer receives alumni award
Spring 2015

Edmund O. Schweitzer III ’77 PhD received the university's highest alumni honor, the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, in November 2014.


Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award, Engineers


Mike Seely ’84, ’09—A passion for peppermint
Winter 2014

Mike Seely and his family don't just grow peppermint. They make fine candy, including peppermint patties, available nationwide.


Categories: Business, Agriculture, Alumni
Tags: Candy, Peppermint


Tom Norwalk ’75—Visit Seattle
Summer 2014

Tom Norwalk, president and CEO of Visit Seattle, talks about tourism in Seattle and the state of Washington.


Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Tourism, Seattle


Allison Helfen ’89—A crush on local wine
Summer 2014

The Wine Alley in Renton was a dream come real for Allison Helfen and her husband Scott.


Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Wine


Nancy Gillett ’78—The business of science
Spring 2014

Pathologist and business executive Nancy Gillett took some major leaps in her life, and went from a practicing veterinarian to chief science officer and senior executive vice president at Charles River Laboratories.


Categories: Alumni, Business, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Women in business, Pathology, Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award


Second Acts
Winter 2013

Retired librarian Bunny Levine moved to LA to follow her dream of being in the movies. She and others have found that redefining retirement can lead to greater health and happiness.


Categories: Alumni, Business, Performing arts
Tags: Retirement, Second careers


Constant Coffee
Fall 2013

If there’s a liquid for which Olympia is more known than rain, it’s coffee. Larry Challain '73 and his coffee roasting company Batdorf & Bronson has been a constant presence in the city since the 1980s.


Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Coffee, Olympia


Apple-a-Day
Fall 2013

Danielle ’12 and Megan ’13 LaRiviere started a business delivering apples to businesses in Yakima and Bellevue as a healthy snack food option.


Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Apples


A Cougar trade show
Fall 2013

The CougsFirst! trade show brought together WSU alumni, Coug celebrities, and 40 Coug-owned businesses.


Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Exhibit, Trade


Something Old Something New—A history of hospitality
Summer 2013

When Washington State College introduced its hospitality program in 1932, no one had yet imagined an airport hotel, a drive-through restaurant, a convention center, or the boom of international travel. Eighty years later, as the industry grows in new and unexpected ways, the School of Hospitality sends its graduates out to meet its evolving needs.


Categories: Business
Tags: Restaurants, Hotels, Hospitality, Hotel management


Marcia Steele Hoover ’90—Running with a mission
Summer 2013

Marcia Steele Hoover '90 promotes creativity and health as global director of the Nike Communications Center of Excellence at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.


Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Nike, Organizational communication


Sick stocks
Spring 2013

Brian McTier, a WSU Vancouver-based business school faculty member, and his colleagues explored the impact of influenza on the U.S. stock market. 


Categories: Business
Tags: Stock market, Influenza, Infectious diseases


Replays for all
Spring 2013

3D-4U technology, developed by WSU professor Jay Jayaram and his team of (mostly WSU) engineers, puts replay and different views into the hands of the audience at sports and other events.


Categories: Business, Engineering
Tags: Concerts, Football, Mobile and tablet technology, 3D technology


Passing the Smell Test
Spring 2013

Throughout the living world, the nose leads the way, pioneering a course through the environment with the ability to spot virtually invisible perils and prizes.


Categories: Biological sciences, Business, Environmental studies
Tags: Smell, Smelling, Olfaction, Scents


John Bryant ’88—Here for the beer
Spring 2013

John Bryant ’88 brought his beer business savvy to Spokane’s No-Li Brewhouse, bringing awards and attention across the United States and overseas to the microbrewery.


Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Marketing, Beer, Breweries


Spirits on the rise
Winter 2012

Craft distilleries are popping up all over Washington, like Golden Distillery, Dry Fly, and Fremont Mischief, to great acclaim.


Categories: Business
Tags: Liquor, Distilleries


The China Connection
Fall 2012

China buys $11 billion of Washington exports and sells the state $31 billion of imports, in the last few years overtaking Japan as Washington’s second largest export destination. With WSU’s efforts to overcome linguistic, informational, and trade barriers, who knows where that economic relationship might lead?


Categories: Education, Languages and linguistics, Business
Tags: Trade, International education, Chinese language, China


The company that eats together
Summer 2012
Rebecca Portnoy started thinking about shared meals and came across a memory of closing time in a particular restaurant.“I had been at a Seattle sushi restaurant at the end of the night, and the leftover sushi was being moved to a communal table ...
Categories: Business
Tags: Management, Eating, Organization


Scoring position: A man buys his hometown team
Summer 2012
In the 1970s, when Mikal Thomsen ’79 was a budding business student at WSU, he earned his tuition by compiling the stats for the football, basketball, and baseball teams. The job not only let him parlay an interest in numbers and sports into ...
Categories: Athletics, Business
Tags: Baseball, Tacoma


Indaba Coffee
Spring 2012
Spokane’s Indaba Coffee is not your typical café. With a Zulu name that loosely means a gathering of tribal leaders to discuss important matters, the spot just north of the Spokane River is a re...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Coffee, Restaurants, Spokane, Social justice


Doug Forseth ’71—Snow business
Spring 2012
Doug Forseth ’71 believes in “management by skiing around.”He is kidding, kind of, playing on the concept of the popular business book Management by Walking Around. But the senior vice president of operations for the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Reso...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Hotel management, Skiing, Resorts, Canada


The lost and found flourmill
Winter 2011
Steve Fulton grew up in the 1960s with his uncle Leonard’s flour milled with a process called Unifine. Fulton ate whole wheat bread baked by his mother Lee x’38 from the flour. His father Joseph x’39 promoted and delivered the flour...
Categories: WSU history, Business, Agriculture
Tags: Milling, Flour, Unifine


Collegiate Athletics in the 21st Century
Winter 2011
“Just Win, Baby!” was the motto made famous by legendary Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. His philosophy was that simple. Along the way the Raiders gained a reputation as one of the dirtiest, most penalized, but successful teams in pro...
Categories: Athletics, Business, Cultural studies
Tags: College athletes, Student athletes, NCAA, Collegiate sports


Jim Dunlap ’70—Tugs, tides, and time
Winter 2011
Jim Dunlap ’70 says he learned the family business “from the mud up.” Today one of several Dunlaps in the water transportation business runs a tugboat and freight company with ports in Everett and LaConner. But his first job workin...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Tugboats, Towing, Puget Sound


Darnell Sue ’02—A girl and her power
Fall 2011
This thing called Girl Power is at work well before the scheduled hour of 6 p.m. A peek into Bellevue’s Pure Barre gym one evening in May offers a view of more than a half dozen women in dresses and high heels setting up tables, filli...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Networking, Women


Business is blooming
Summer 2011
On a sunny weekend in early spring, 40 farmers and would-be cut flower growers fill the second floor of the barn at Jello Mold Farm in the Skagit Valley. Bundled in their coats against the cool mo...
Categories: Business, Agriculture, WSU Extension
Tags: Flowers, Gardens


Kristine (McClary) Vannoy ’87—The facts of fudge
Summer 2011
“I’m easy to spot. I’m six-foot-two,” says Kristine (McClary) Vannoy, as we plan our meeting at an upscale grocery in Seattle. But when she appears, it’s not her height that’s eye-catching, or even her long red hair. It’s th...
Categories: Culinary Arts, Business, Alumni
Tags: Food, Fudge, Entrepreneurs


Real investments return real experience
Spring 2011
Stock symbols and percentages march across a long ticker screen, but it’s not a Wall Street brokerage firm. It’s the fourth floor of Todd Hall at WSU, and the eyes monitoring the stock market belong to undergraduates managing the
Categories:
Business
Tags: Investments, Finance, Stock market


Gary Brinson ’68—Investing in the world
Spring 2011
As businesses became more international and markets around the world grew increasingly interconnected over the last three decades, a forward-thinking investor could succeed with a global portfolio. Gary Brinson was one of the earliest of those ...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award, Investments, Finance


Digging the new EcoWell
Spring 2011
Students and faculty develop a mighty thirst after working out at WSU’s Student Recreation Center, and now they have a new, healthy, and environmentally friendly option to quench it.The EcoWell vending machine’s slick iPhone-like touchscreen ...
Categories: Business, Engineering
Tags: Entrepreneurs, Vending machines, Sustainability


Learn and use
Spring 2011
Most days, Bryan Saftler ’08 looked much like any other student, shuttling between classes in Todd Hall, taking notes, water bottle close at hand. But away from campus, the outgoing Seattle native was a budding businessman, supplying his Pi K...
Categories: Business
Tags: Entrepreneurs, Competition, Business plans


Dungeness crab
Spring 2011
A few weeks ago, Brian Toste ’99 and his three-man crew set out from Westport, in southwest Washington, in Toste’s 45-foot vessel Huntress in search of Dungeness crab. They spent the first few days tying line and setting out ...
Categories: Business, Food
Tags: Commercial fishermen, Fishing, Dungeness, Crab


True to his school long after graduating
Spring 2011
Robert Williams ’79, a banking executive, is the current president of the WSU Alumni Association. He started volunteering with the University in the 1980s by joining the advisory board for the College of Busi...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Volunteer, Alumni Association


Tree Top: Creating a fruit revolution
Fall 2010
Book reviewIn the September 10, 1951, issue of Life magazine is a picture of a bulldozer mounding apples in the Yakima dump. Seven acres of apples worth $6 million dollars rotted as pigs rooted through them, the result of failing foreign mark...
Categories: Business, Agriculture
Tags: Tree Top, Apples, Northwest history, Books


Round-Up and recovery
Fall 2010
Locals often see Mike and Jill Thorne on the two-lane highway between their ranch outside Pendleton and the Oregon city’s rodeo grounds. As the 100thanniversary of the Pendleton Round-Up comes in Septe...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Rodeos, Pendleton


What I’ve Learned Since College: Joni Earl ’75—CEO of Sound Transit
Spring 2010
When Joni Earl ’75 joined Sound Transit in 2000, she was unaware of the crisis facing the agency, which provides public transportation for Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties. As the new Chief Operating Officer, she was asked to review the s...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Sound Transit, Transportation, Trains


Cougar Links—Palouse Ridge homecoming
Spring 2010
A little more than a year after the grand opening of the Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, the 315-acre course has garnered national attention as one of the best new courses in the country. It has al...
Categories: Business, Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Palouse Ridge, Golf


Housing by the numbers
Winter 2009
From his corner office in Johnson Tower in the midst of Washington State University’s Pullman campus, Glenn Crellin is far from the most populated parts of the state. Still, from his vantage, he contemplates rental rates around the Puget Sound,...
Categories: Business, Economics
Tags: Real estate, Housing, Homebuyers


Conexión rises to a burgeoning market
Summer 2009
Where demographers see change, Lauri (Smith) Jordana ‘88 sees opportunity. Jordana is the founder of Conexión Marketing in Seattle, which is dedicated to marketing companies to the rapidly growing Hispanic/Latino market. When Jordana grad...
Categories: Business
Tags: Diversity, Marketing


Ramping up in rural Washington
Summer 2009
If you drive for 45 minutes up the back road from Goldendale toward Trout Lake in Klickitat County, you’ll pass through Glenwood, set in its scenic valley at the base of Mount Adams, where the pastures begin to give way to pine trees, some 35 mi...
Categories: Public affairs, Business
Tags: Broadband internet, Rural development


Interesting times
Summer 2009
We were having a long midweek dinner at Le Pichet in Seattle, a sort of anticipatory wake for the Seattle P-I, where my friend Tom had worked as a reporter for 20-some years. Tom’s pretty crusty and tends to brush even the most irksome things of...
Categories: Business, WSU history
Tags: Economy


Jason Ambrose '99 - Counting beans in Costa Rica
Spring 2009
Jason Ambrose learned to drink coffee as a college freshman. “Then it was more about function than flavor,” he admits. These days, Ambrose starts his morning with a French press. He heats milk for his son Jackson, who is not yet two, and water ...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Coffee


What I've Learned Since College: An interview with Sonny Spearman
Winter 2008
Sonny Spearman '86 has traded technology for toys. As co-founder and chief marketing and operating officer of Matter Group, she leads a company focused on creating products to foster awareness of the environment.Spearman started her career in tech...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Games


Joey Nelson - What he saw
Winter 2008
In the rough-hewn world at Columbia Vista Corp.'s lumber mill near Vancouver, the sight of Joseph "Joey" Nelson '00 pushing spectacles into place might invoke visions of Clark Kent there among the conveyor belts and screeching saws. But if the wo...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Lumber mills, Teaching


Breathing life into Pullman's economy
Summer 2008
In 2007, a marketing class at WSU surveyed undergraduates to determine what businesses they would most want to see in Pullman. At the top of their list: Red Robin, American Eagle, and Circuit City. They shared their findings with the Pullman Chamb...
Categories: Business
Tags: Pullman life


Closing minds: How layoffs can be bad for business
Spring 2008
One of the best ways to kill a worker’s creativity is to tell him his job is on the line. Tahira Probst, an associate professor of psychology at Washington State University Vancouver, has explored that notion through a combination of laboratory...
Categories: Business
Tags: Employment


Hops & beer
Summer 2007

Raising the raw ingredients for beer can be just as complex and interesting as growing grapes for wine, says Jason Perrault '97, '01. Like grapes, hops have different varieties and characteristics. Perrault, fourth-generation heir to a hops-farming legacy, runs a hops breeding program for Yakima Valley growers, helping to ensure that Washington continues to provide three-quarters of the hops grown in this country.


Categories: Business, Agriculture
Tags: Hops, Beer


A lavender landscape
Summer 2007
The landscape west of Sequim has, no doubt, always been beautiful. There's an obvious advantage to having the foothills of the Olympics on the near horizon. But add fields of lavender, and you have jaw-drop stunning.Beauty is obviously a constant ...
Categories: Agriculture, Alumni, Business
Tags: Agritourism, Lavender


Phyllis Campbell: Being about forever
Spring 2007
Someone recently told Phyllis Campbell '73 that she had the perfect resume to run for governor.In her office high above 5th Avenue in Seattle, Campbell tells me this with a mixture of amusement and certitude. Running for political office is the la...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Social justice, Philanthropy


Barbara Novak: Business as ministry
Winter 2006
After Barbara Novak '72 received an M.A. in bassoon performance from Southern Illinois University, she became second bassoonist in the Spokane Symphony. "I really got a chance to play everything from the great second bassoon parts to the great con...
Categories: Alumni, Business, Social work
Tags: Handicrafts, Fair trade


A great sail: Scott Carson '72
Fall 2006
The meeting happened a few weeks after Scott Carson had accepted his new job.In December 2004, Carson ('72 Bus. Admin.) was put in charge of the Boeing Co.'s Commercial Airplanes Group sales team and mandated to recapture the lead in the worldwide...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Sales, Boeing


Brewing Up Business
Winter 2005
The Small Business Development Center celebrates 25 years of success.Mark Burr and his business partners, Nina Law and Skip Madsen, dreamed of owning their own beer brewing business. After a visit to Port Townsend a few years ago, the trio began to...
Categories: Business
Tags: Small business, Beer


What I've Learned Since College: an interview with Theodore Baseler
Winter 2005
Ted Baseler is president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. The interview with Hannelore Sudermann took place in his second-floor office at the Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville in late July. Journeying from advertising and marketing into t...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Wine


The Fixer
Winter 2005
A new hotel in an old Seattle landmarkAt Fourth and Virginia in Seattle, where Belltown meets downtown a few blocks from Pike Place Market, a trendy restaurant and residential district meets up with the city's retail center. It's here that hoteli...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Hotel management


The Best of All Worlds
Spring 2005
"Never judge a person by the way they are dressed," says Erianne Pearson. "People are people. We treat them with respect."That philosophy has kept Pearson in business since 1983, when The Best of All Worlds, her upscale gift and decorative accessor...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Small business


Just Buy It! Ty Bennett capitalizes on your impulse
Spring 2005
A shopper in the ice cream aisle pulls out a tub of mint chocolate chip and hesitates as she notices ice cream scoops hanging from a display on the freezer door. Ah ha, she thinks, it would be nice to have a real scoop instead of always using a sp...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Impulses


The Circle of Life and the Farmer's Daughters
Winter 2004
Determined that, contrary to popular assumption, bread flour could indeed be grown in the Inland Northwest, a few years ago Fred Fleming '73 and Karl Kupers '71 started growing Terra, a new variety of hard red spring wheat developed by Washington ...
Categories: Agriculture, Business
Tags: Sustainability, Wheat, Food


Cutting out the middle, building income
Winter 2004
Craig Meredith wants to help Ethiopian coffee farmers become competitive in a world market. He's using his knowledge as an agricultural engineering to assist growers in Yirgacheffe in Southern Ethiopia's Rift Valley,  where some 445,000 farme...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Coffee, Ethiopia, Money


Antique dealer can't ignore a bargain
Summer 2004
"I enjoy meeting people, doing things to feel the pulse of what's going on in the world." -Anita Busek '49The rumble of a passing train tells you that All Aboard Antique Co. in Puyallup is no ordinary antique shop. The store is located 12 fe...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Antiques


Toys, Games, and Unique Gifts: Entrepreneurial spirit drives Edmistons
Summer 2004
Two niche markets-toys/games and a Web site for gifts-have taken husband-and-wife entrepreneurs into new territories.Steve Edmiston is president of Seattle's Front Porch Classics. The company creates retro-feel toys and games. Melody Wickline Edmi...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Gifts, Games, Entrepreneurs


A more effective nag
Spring 2004
How the mere asking of a question can become a force for positive change.
Categories: Social sciences, Business
Tags: Human behavior, Marketing


Boeing's Mike Bair & the 7E7: Dreamliner or paper airplane?
Winter 2003
Wherever Boeing ends up building it, the 7E7 will be lighter, more fuel efficient, and more comfortable. It's up to Mike Bair '78 to get this new airplane off the ground.
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Boeing, Aviation


Putting on the Ritz: American management methods meet European hotellerie
Winter 2003
The child of Swiss peasants, no one would have expected Cesar Ritz to become the hotelier of kings. But then, who would have expected WSU to add American business management methods to the fine art of European hotellerie in the town where Ritz got his start?
Categories: Business
Tags: Hotels, Hotel management


Is there life after basketball?
Winter 2003
Donaldson finds it in business and communityJames Donaldson would like you to know that he's fine not playing basketball. Sure, the former Washington State center spent 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association and on the European cir...
Categories: Business, Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Public service, Basketball


From dirt to dinner table
Fall 2003
Chuck Eggert '71 likes to do the right thing. He also likes good food. He has combined those likes into a natural foods empire.
Categories: Business, Food
Tags: Organic foods


Summer busy time for Canadian canoe and kayak executive
Fall 2003
Surrounded as she is by an inventory of 600 canoes and kayaks, one would think Pamela Robertson spends her summers on the water near her Waverley, Nova Scotia home.She'd love to. But as vice president of Old Creel Canoe & Kayak Inc., she's too...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Water


Campbell heads Seattle Foundation
Fall 2003
Phyllis Takisaki Campbell ('73 Bus. Adm.) has been named president and CEO of The Seattle Foundation, the state's oldest and largest community foundation. She succeeds Anne V. Farrell, who served in that position for 19 years before announcing her...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Community activists


Petland owner started from the ground up
Fall 2003
What happens when Fluffy dies?David Bielski knows where the bodies are buried. "Samantha." "Bubbles." "Fluffy." In fact, the owner-president of Petland Cemetery, Inc. lives on the grounds of the adjoining Fern Hill Cemetery, which has been in the ...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Animal health


Eliminating chaos: "Organization isn't about shifting things around"
Summer 2003
Laura Leist Bishop is organized. She says she always has been. That's doesn't mean her office is tidy all the time. But ask her for anything, and she can find it. At home everything is arranged in her kitchen-canned food in one area, appliances in...
Categories: Business
Tags: Organization


The best organizations are run by lovers
Summer 2003
Counseling psychologist Allen Johnson has been called everything from a "headpeeper" and "bug doctor" to a "shrink." He takes issue with the latter label. In reality, he says he's "an expander."He believes in the human capacity to create a better, ...
Categories: Business, Psychology
Tags: Self-improvement


Thriving in Rural America: Ochs uses computer technology to stay on family farm
Summer 2003
Wanted: Person with a bachelor's degree in fine arts to help design and create software programs; location: Dusty, Washington, population 10.These are just the kind of person whom Jon Ochs, president, CEO, and founder of Eureka Software, Inc., may...
Categories: Business, Computer sciences
Tags: Software, Palouse


The friends you keep & the wealth you reap
Summer 2003
People evaluate information through social interaction with others.There's an old saying that you can be judged by the friends you keep. But do your friends also affect your wealth?Ever notice how a group of people who spend time together, whether ...
Categories: Business, Social sciences
Tags: Friends, Finance, Money


Is the sky still blue in Emerald City?
Spring 2003
Now that the economy has stalled, are the Seattle unemployed here to stay, or are they packing the U-Haul?When I moved to Washington's west side, I pursued a different career and landscape. When I was laid off last year, I decided to stay...
Categories: Business
Tags: Seattle, Employment, Careers


Keeping busy in the bus business
Spring 2003
After nearly three decades as a successful high school teacher and coach, Peg Motley launched Wheatland Express Charters & Tours in 1988. The venture proved to be a whole new ballgame.The Pullman entrepreneur, mother of four, and grandmother of...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Buses, Transit


Hedlund Christmas trees selected for White House
Spring 2003
For the second time in three years, trees from the Hedlund Christmas Tree Farm in Elma, Washington, graced the White House during the holidays."I never dreamed that my passion for growing Christmas trees would get me to the White House to meet the...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Christmas trees


Friendly People
Winter 2002
William Hewitt built his dream on Blake Island. Hewitt is gone, but his dream lives on in Native tradition and the rich aroma of roasting salmon.
Categories: Business, Cultural studies
Tags: Tourism, Dance, Native Americans


Same dance, different tune
Winter 2002
Buy low, sell high. Investors understand this basic goal of investing. This idea appeals to the intellectual side of our brain. However, it is the emotional, not the intellectual, side of our brain that usually motivates action. That is why advert...
Categories: Business
Tags: Investments, Money


Overseeing the Davenport Hotel with an appreciation for history
Winter 2002
"It's wonderful to be a part of an environment where all you have to do is make people happy and make them comfortable." —Lynnelle Hull Caudill Being part of something as elegant and historical as the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Spokane, Hotels, Hotel management


Bulbs and blooms
Fall 2002
"Roozen" may mean "roses" in Dutch. But in Washington, it means tulips--to the tune of 50 million a year.
Categories: Agriculture, Business
Tags: Tulips, Flowers


Paying it forward
Fall 2002
Under the right conditions, mentoring will snowball.One of the simplest pleasures I have is turning on the radio and hearing the voice of Frank Shiers ('77 Communications), a Seattle deejay working the mid-day shift on MIX 92.5. I've known Fra...
Categories: Business
Tags: Careers


Washington sets a record for home sales
Summer 2002
Thanks to affordable mortgage rates that offset economic uncertainty and job cutbacks, Washington's resale housing market set a sales record in 2001, according to statistics released by the Washington Center for Real Estate Research (WCRER) at Was...
Categories: Business
Tags: Real estate


Finding what's right for you
Spring 2002
OK, so you're looking for work, and you're getting good, bad, and ugly job offers. How do you determine which one to choose?It's no secret. The economy is drooping like a vase-full of two-week-old flowers. Here in the Pacific Northwest, Th...
Categories: Business
Tags: Employment


The other side of the coin
Spring 2002
Making financial decisions is difficult to begin with—even more so when we let our emotions get in the way.“Greed is good,” says Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street.Although I would not go quite that far, greed is a natural human ...
Categories: Business
Tags: Money, Investments


State Economy: Across the new divide
Winter 2001
Sooner than you think, you’re going to connect those dots and discover the whole state lit up.THE VARIOUS PEOPLES OF Washington have successfully prevailed over many divides— mountain passes, raging rivers, ocean straits, even cultura...
Categories: Business, Public affairs
Tags: Telecommunications, Broadband internet


Beginning again
Winter 2001
...attaining any worthwhile goal is really a matter of taking one small step at a time.GEOFF GAMBLE, former interim provost at Washington State University and now president of Montana State University, once told me studies show that mos...
Categories: Business
Tags: Careers