February 2011

From this Issue

How Tree Top revolutionized the fruit industry in America.

In the past year, visits to group buying sites have quadrupled as a share of total website visits.

With the daily-deals market heating up, a Seattle-based newcomer may be poised for big growth.

Enroute’s software helps companies find the most efficient ways to deliver their products.

WaterTectonics pioneers a new method of cleaning up industrial wastewater.

The smartphone may prove to be the greatest instrument for marketing ever invented.

The Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium has succeeded in putting an eastern Washington industry cluster on the map.

How pharmaceutical companies market sleep through branding.

A secret trove of local WikiLeaks (aka Washi-Leaks) was recently uncovered when a legislative intern accidentally hacked into the Washington State Government Information System while playing FarmVille. Below are a few surprising discoveries.

A new generation of petroleum Alternatives seeks to avoid the mistakes of the past.

There’s an odd nostalgia about the days when the large New York agencies controlled advertising, perhaps from the way the era has been so artfully portrayed in the television show Mad Men.

Buildings near train stations are perfect for pedestrians but there is a lot of opposition.

What’s in the TOD grant

The $5 million Sustainable Communities grant to the Puget Sound Regional Council will fund a multipronged strategy to accelerate transit-oriented development in the region. Here’s what’s in the package:

Where traditional design business has dried up, Olson Kundig Architects has found success through its innovative renovations of commercial space.

Be socially responsible, but also transparent about your failures and successes.

Moses Lake takes the first steps toward building a sustainable manufacturing base for the next century.

The mobile channel is evolving rapidly, but many companies lag in adapting their marketing strategies.

In January, Robert Moser took over as CEO of Laird Norton Tyee, the wealth management firm that is part of the Laird Norton Co., now in its seventh generation of family ownership. His goal with the company is to manage the wealth of a growing share of the region’s large pool of wealthy individuals and business owners.