January 2013

From this Issue

Innovating a new sector.

The leading lawyers in the Puget Sound region for 2013, as determined by their peers.

Rising with the water line.

Keeping the long view.

Expanding into new growth markets.

Five companies headed toward $1 bIllion valuations.

Who will join the Microsofts and Amazons in the pantheon of iconic Washington-based companies?

Tracking changes in cash compensation for full-time, private-industry employees.

Seattle firm makes flood insurance understandable and available.

WSU startup is this month’s Facebook photo pick.

Spokane firm’s video-based therapy program provides a bright future for autistic kids.

With job growth again advancing at twice the national rate, the Puget Sound region is well positioned for the recession’s endgame.

New restaurant on Queen Anne.

Seattle Rep ropes "American Buffalo"; "The Seagull" takes flight at ACT.

The Burke Museum takes a look at our love affair with plastic.

Why putting industrial operations in designated zones makes economic sense.

Bob Peters, Washington state president, Bank of America, took over the Washington operations of Bank of America in 2009, just as the bank faced a subprime mortgage crisis tied to its acquisition of troubled Countrywide Financial. Now, Peters is leading a drive to get the bank, which built its dominant local presence through the acquisition of Seafirst Bank in 1983, to take better care of its customers.

Engineered carbon gives batteries a boost.

As employers grapple with health care mandates, some are returning to the future.

Do Microsoft's celebrity endorsements really work?

Who will be the titans of tomorrow?

Recent climate-driven events emphasize the importance of managing risk in an uncertain world.

... and see how many marketing opportunities it presents.