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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

Photography by Grant Hindsley

Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…

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Editor’s Note: New Year, New Beginning

Why Seattle is the place to be

Seattle is a place where things happen. As we enter a year of new beginnings, this issue packs a double punch to prove it. There’s the magazine’s yearly list of Most Influential People, our annual spotlight on those doing inspirational, thought-provoking things to improve our communities. There’s Seattle Business magazine’s 33rd annual Best Companies To…

The redesign corrected inefficient layouts and awkward connections to the home’s decks.

AIA Home: Goodbye 1970

Family fixes design flaws to bring midcentury home into modern era

“Treehouse” by Floisand Studio Architects returns to glory a Ralph D. Anderson home that had lost its compass. Nick and Rachel Lenington purchased the 1970 Mercer Island home in 2010, attracted to the quiet neighborhood because of its midcentury vibe, big, west-facing windows, and abundant wildlife. An advertised water view didn’t really pan out, but…

Illustration by Arthur Mount

Seattle Artifacts: The Mystery of Chief Seattle’s Death Mask

Is it real? Where did it come from?

In different parts of the world, and throughout the course of history, death has been memorialized in a variety of different ways. One of the more intriguing was death masks. Typically, a wax or plaster cast was made of a deceased person’s face, which then served as a model for sculptors when creating statues and busts.  …

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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…

Photography by Netra Nei

Living: This Kitchen Really Cooks

Remodel preserves Victorian charm

Raised on an off-the-grid ranch in southern Oregon, Mandy Lozano took a don’t-fence-me-in approach to renovating her kitchen in Seattle’s Squire Park neighborhood. She sought to balance a respect for the 1900 Victorian’s heritage with a genetic predisposition toward creative license. “I don’t care for modern technology that much, and I don’t like fussy or…

Rick Neuheisel was caught red-handed by a sportswriter in an airport.

The Five Biggest Lies in Seattle Sports

Some famous and obscure whoppers

Fibbing is a part of American sports. Athletes habitually fudge their height by an inch or two. Coaches are less than forthcoming about the extent of a player’s injury. Contract negotiations are always shrouded in secrecy. There is a difference between being less than completely honest and telling a lie of the bald-faced variety, though….

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It Costs What? High-End Seattle-Area Homes Skyrocket in Price

The rise in pricey homes throughout Seattle is nothing short of astonishing

It’s no secret that housing prices are skyrocketing. Some new numbers, however, may send you into a fit of apoplexy. A study by home buying and selling service Orchard finds that the Seattle region has experienced a whopping 180% increase in the sale of million-dollar homes in just three years. So far in 2022, almost…

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Back Page: Seattle’s Turbulent Times in 1966

1966 school boycott called attention to segregation, inequality

As President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty raged across the country in 1966, Seattle was fighting its own battles. In 1966, civil rights groups organized a two-day boycott of Seattle Public Schools to protest racial segregation, according to The Seattle Civil Rights Labor History Project at the University of Washington. Students instead attended one of…

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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…

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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…

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