Issue

January 2009

From this Issue

After a series of ups and downs, Uncle Sam may give Spokane-based Sterling Financial's share price a major boost.

A local inventor has come up with a new way to keep your New Year's champagne as fresh as the day it was opened.

The 2009 budget shortfall could swell to $6 billion at the start of this session. The governor has pledged not to raise taxes. Get ready for some painful cuts in Olympia.

With real estate prices tanking around the Sound, here are some value-added selling points to jump-start the market.

With help from ISB, Accelerator has blended science and business to launch nine startups. Just don't call it an incubator.

With wheat prices falling, the sagging economy is putting the squeeze on eastern Washington ranchers and farmers.

As a new administration takes over in the 'other' Washington, expect to see some business tax changes in this Washington, as well.

Most experts say the local real estate market won't be heating up much in 2009. But the Seattle area is still better prepared than most to survive the current ice age.

Meet the Seattle area's uber-networkers. These five karmic do-gooders are the business leaders you need to know to help seal the deal.

Terry Drayton, the man who launched HomeGrocer.com, talks about the lessons learned from the rise and fall of an online icon and how to survive the current economic downturn.