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The Burien Effect

The Burien Effect

Recognition for a creative economy

Burien has evolved quite a bit since it detached itself from King County rule and incorporated as its own city almost three decades ago. The downtown area has become a destination for Seattleites seeking a quaint, charming shopping experience, and the 52,000-resident city just southwest of Sea-Tac Airport has become a haven for homebuyers seeking…

Best Companies To Work For: Large

Best Companies To Work For: Large

The top company prioritizes community service. And movies.

This is a list of large companies. For midsize companies, click here. For small companies, click here. LARGE COMPANIES: 150-plus full-time Washington employees 1.Icertis Technology, Bellevue CEO: Samir Bodas The company, which refers to its workers as “Icertians,” prioritizes community service. Icertis employees last year volunteered to clean up a local park for Earth Day, and…

Best Companies To Work For: Medium

Best Companies To Work For: Medium

Snacks, swag and a focus on employee engagement

This is a list of midsize companies. For large companies, click here. For small companies, click here. MIDSIZE COMPANIES: 50-149 full-time Washington employees 1.Omnidian Solar energy, Seattle CEO: Mark Liffmann Monthlong wellness initiatives and online hosted games and activities keep the team humming at Omnidian. The company says 40% of its employees received promotions last…

Best Companies To Work For: Small

Best Companies To Work For: Small

Surprise days off. No overtime. These companies focus on employee engagement.

This is a list of small companies. For large companies, click here. For midsize companies, click here. SMALL COMPANIES: 15-49 full-time Washington employees 1. CloudMoyo, Inc. Technology, Bellevue CEO: Manish Kedia Themed social lunches and monthly events provide “brain breaks” and help build positive relationships among workers. For example, during “Pride Month,” employees learned how…

Best Companies To Work For

Best Companies To Work For

These high-performing companies practice the culture that they preach

The Great Resignation. Quiet quitting. Loud quitting. The labor market is in the midst of a massive transformation. Workplace culture has rarely, if ever, been more volatile or uncertain. A study by HR technology provider Quantum Workplace reveals that two-thirds of executives believe culture is more important than business strategy. At the same time, 65%…

Cool Seattle Shops, Plus a Recycling Option

Cool Seattle Shops, Plus a Recycling Option

Enjoy the best of Seattle

1 SAVE TIME and repair your collectible watch rather than replacing it with something digital. Nesbit’s Fine Watch Service is one of the few remaining shops with the expertise to service luxury timepieces. Stop in to discuss a full-service maintenance for your watch or simply a battery change. It’s worth caring for one of the…

Publisher's Note: The Power of Giving Back

Publisher’s Note: The Power of Giving Back

Philanthropy doesn’t have to be complicated

The world is on fire right now. Now is the time to give back. So said a good friend managing philanthropic funds at one of the largest nonprofits in the world headquartered right here in Seattle. At the new “Seattle” magazine, we’re on a mission to demonstrate that Seattle is already a world-class city where…

How These Seattle Nonprofits Are Making a Difference

How These Seattle Nonprofits Are Making a Difference

Nonprofits large and small tackle our region’s problems

Philanthropy requires focus, efficiency and the ability to marshal resources to change a situation. Sounds complicated, but philanthropy is also very basic: an act of humanity that starts with one person attempting to make this world a better place for someone else. Giving of yourself. It is the seed for nonprofit work, the bedrock that…

Seattle Artifacts: The Derelict League

Seattle Artifacts: The Derelict League

An obscure, amateur baseball league grew from Seattle’s hippie culture

Somewhere, deep in the archives of local sports history, sits a curious entry regarding a forgotten baseball league that once dominated Seattle’s playfields and ballparks. You will not find any trading cards for this particular franchise, nor will you find any of its memorabilia on eBay. The top players were never recruited to the major…

Our Favorite Seattle Holiday Events

Our Favorite Seattle Holiday Events

Fun, festive events for the family

There are no shortage of holiday events in the Seattle area, and, well, everywhere. Here are a handful of our favorite events that run through most of the holiday season (rather than one-day or weekend events). The heart of Bellevue once again becomes a majestic holiday destination during the 18th annual Snowflake Lane holiday extravaganza….

Seattle Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2022

Seattle Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2022

Some old favorites and some surprises

Food and Drink Best Restaurant: Ray’s Boathouse Best New Restaurant: Kobo Best Neighborhood Restaurant: The Birdhouse Best Outdoor Dining: Ray’s Boathouse Best Seafood: Ray’s Boathouse Best Takeout: Taku Best Food Truck: Sunny Up Best Pizza Place: Kobo Best Burger Joint: Dick’s Drive-In Best Barbecue: Wood Shop BBQ Best Fried Chicken: Taku Best Cheap Eats: Dick’s…

Nothing Ordinary About Seattle's Rank & Style

Nothing Ordinary About Seattle’s Rank & Style

Proof that Seattle is the place to be

It wouldn’t be unusual for you to find your favorite millennial sipping beer, eating chocolate or perusing one of Seattle’s 17 farmers markets. Studies say they’re all the rage. First off, an analysis by scholarship website Scholaroo ranks Washington the 11th best state for millennials based on 52 metrics organized into several key indicators, including…

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Offers Hope, Healing and Help

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Offers Hope, Healing and Help

Union Gospel Mission volunteers hit the streets

“The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members” — Mahatma Ghandi “Real Society” is a regular installment of the magazine to shine a bright light not on those who are already visible by virtue of birth or wealth. Instead, it creates space for those who are…

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