October 2011

From this Issue

Winner: Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Luxury hotel in downtown Seattle.

Winner (Large Company): Alaska Airlines
Ninth-largest commercial airline in the U.S., with a fleet of 117 Boeing 737 jetliners.

Winner (Large Company): Itron
Maker of metering, data collection and utility software systems to optimize delivery and use of energy and water.

Winner: Watson Furniture Group
Manufacturer of office furniture using locally sourced, environmentally friendly materials.

Winner: ReBinder
Manufacturer of office supplies using locally sourced recycled cardboard and chipboard.

Winner: Viva Farms
Nonprofit partnership with WSU Extension recruiting and training sustainable farmers.

Winner: Starbucks Corp.
Specialty coffee purveyor has 17,000 retail stores in more than 50 countries.

Winner: Unico Properties
Owner/manager of more than 7 million square feet of office and multifamily properties.

Winner: Seattle Children’s Hospital
250-bed pediatric hospital in Seattle’s Laurelhurst neighborhood.

Winner: Northwest Energy Angels
First investment group in North America focusing exclusively on the cleantech industry.

Winner: Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle runs Seattle’s airport and seaport.

Major League Baseball team playing its home games at Safeco Field.

The 2011 Green Washington Awards and the first Washington Green 50

Running a nonprofit arts organization has never been easy, but these days it’s especially daunting.

Kevin Maifeld, director of the Arts Leadership Program at Seattle University and a former managing director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, offers this advice to prospective arts managers:

Under the steady hand of Melanie Dressel, Tacoma-based Columbia Bank has avoided the worst of the financial crisis, maintaining a robust balance sheet that has allowed it to raise capital and acquire failing banks.

Washington’s memorial manufacturers reimagine the headstone.

Aircraft parts suppliers hope they don’t choke on Boeing’s good news.

Highly efficient battery is the little engine that could.

Initiative 1183 isn’t only about liquor stores; it’s about a clash of commercial interests.

RAH Financial, a financial staffing firm, and Seattle Business magazine provide a snapshot of the state’s 50 largest money management firms.

Keeping a pro basketball team in seattle was one thing; making the Seattle Storm profitable is the next big challenge.

Seattle’s RMI will provide medical care and training anywhere at any time under just about any conditions.

If the government sold daily-deal coupons, Americans could wipe out the federal debt in no time.

With the arrival of cloud storage, exactly who’s on the hook for violating a copyright?

A guide to sidestepping the strategy trap and creating a culture of execution.

What will send the economy soaring next? And will we be better prepared to deal with the inevitable bursting of that bubble?