Twin Cedars Winery wins Seattle Wine awards

July 1, 2014

Twin Cedars Winery, of Issaquah, received three top honors at the 2014 Seattle Wine Awards.

Its 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Rattlesnake Hills) received a Double Gold, its 2011 Syrah (Red Mountain) took Gold and its 2013 Chardonnay (Snipes Mountain) received a Silver.

A small, local and family-based winery, Twin Cedars has produced limited-release wines for sale since 2011 — all handcrafted from grapes grown in Washington’s renowned wine-growing regions.

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Dr. Duggan Robinson joins Klahanie Chiropractic Clinic

July 1, 2014

Klahanie Chiropractic Clinic recently added Dr. Duggan Robinson to the healthcare center offering advanced, integrated chiropractic care together with professional massage therapy.

Robinson attended Penn State University and graduated in 2000 from Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga. He spent his first years of practice in western Maui before returning to practice in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Duggan Robinson

Dr. Duggan Robinson

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Issaquah winery wins additional acclaim

July 1, 2014

Issaquah-based Tiger Mountain Winery received a Double-Gold Grand Award of Excellence for its 2012 Cuvée Noir (a Rhône-Style blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault).

The historic Arctic Club Hotel hosted the 2014 Seattle Wine Awards, featuring a world-class local, national and international tasting panel of wine professionals who tasted and evaluated hundreds of wines in a single blind format (meaning grape variety or wine style is known, but not vintage, price or producer) and recognized the top wines with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Grand Awards of Excellence.

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AmericanWest Bank welcomes new VP

July 1, 2014

Al Brewer has joined the AmericanWest Bank as vice president and Residential Lending Team lead for Western Washington.

Brewer has more than 20 years of banking experience with extensive expertise in residential lending, leadership and managing successful branches. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire.

Al Brewer

Al Brewer

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Spiritwood at Pine Lake’s company honored

December 24, 2013

Village Concepts, a third generation family-owned business that owns and operates retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington state, including Issaquah’s Spiritwood at Pine Lake, was honored as a “Silver Winner” in the 2013 “Seattle Business” magazine’s Family Business Awards.

Village Concepts is one of the 13 family-owned businesses recognized in seven categories for their sense of responsibility, legacy, dedication and contribution to the local economy. Selected as a “Silver Winner” for large firms with more than 250 employees, Village Concepts was recognized at an awards gala Nov. 19.

Spiritwood at Pine Lake is located at 3607 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

 

Gilman Village celebrates 40th anniversary

November 5, 2013

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Gilman Village is partnering with CleanScapes to present a shopping experience for ladies from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

In addition to discounts, shops will have special experiences including:

  • Flat Iron Grill — 2-6 p.m., special Happy Hour pricing, featuring a “Gilman Girl” prosecco cocktail.
  • Pelage — 4-7 p.m., live demonstrations of the latest laser hair removal technology and drawings every 30 minutes for services and products

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Entrepreneur honored at Goddard School convention

November 5, 2013

Catherine Callan, of The Goddard School in Issaquah, joined more than 350 Goddard School franchisees at the company’s 2013 convention in Nashville, Tenn., to discuss the latest innovations and advancements for providing the highest quality, play-based educational childcare programs in a technology-driven age.

A highlight of the gathering was the award ceremony, where Callan received a business award.

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Joe Heslet named GM of Issaquah Press

November 5, 2013

Joe Heslet has been named general manager of The Issaquah Press. He will focus on the business side, primarily in advertising sales.

Joe Heslet

Joe Heslet

Heslet’s more noteworthy career experiences include his tenure as director of sales and advertising at the Puget Sound Business Journal, general sales manager for Fisher Communications’ KOMO and KVI stations and founding and leading his own research firm.

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Businesses honor veterans

November 5, 2013

  • Get a haircut for Veteran’s Day! Great Clips salon in the Klahanie Shopping Center will honor active or retired U.S. military members with a free haircut on Nov. 11 as part of the company’s “thank a veteran” promotion.
  • Issaquah dentist Theresa Cheng will once again provide dental services at no charge to qualifying veterans and their spouses. Call to learn more at 392-8992.

Brown Bear Car Wash will offer free “Bear Essentials” tunnel car washes to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Issaquah Brown Bear is located at 22121 S.E. 56th St.

Downtown street to close for ArtWalk

September 3, 2013

On Sept. 6, Northwest Alder Place will be closed from First Place Northwest to Front Street between the hours of noon and 10 p.m. to facilitate the last ArtWalk of the season. Front Street will remain open.

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