Thursday, July 29, 2010

Enterprise Washington asks voters to consider candidates' business stance

In an opinion piece run in the Snohomish County Business Journal, Erin McCallum of Enterprise Washington urged voters to elect government officials who understand the importance of a sustainable business economy in Washington state.

In order to turn the economy in Washington state around, we must place an equally high importance on the success of small businesses, in addition to those larger companies such as Boeing and Starbucks. Choosing a candidate who will work to pass legislation to keep small businesses up and running will help create jobs and kick-start the ecomomy.

McCallum mentions where voters can learn more about upcoming elections and educate themselves on which candidates will support Washington state's private sector. Resources include the state Chamber of Commerce web site and read business candidate guides on GROW's website.

The full article can be found here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar discusses the Museum of Flight's new Space Gallery on KING 5's New Day

Retired astronaut Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar was on KING 5's New Day Northwest today to discuss the Museum of Flight's new Space Gallery, which broke ground late last month. The Museum of Flight is hoping to bring one of three retiring NASA Space Shuttles to Washington state. Dunbar, who has logged more than 50 days in space, said that if selected the shuttle could be delivered as early as July, 2011.

Below is the entire interview from the show that aired this morning.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I-1100 brings common sense to liquor laws

Tom Douglas, Chad Mackay and Pete Hanning own numerous northwest restaurants including El Gaucho, the Palace Kitchen and the Red Door and are standing up in support of I-1100. I-1100 looks to modernize Washington's liquor laws so that consumers and businesses benefit from a competitive market. Currently, restaurant owners suffer in the free-market system becasue they are unable to negotiate and bargain for the best possible prices of goods and services.

Read all about what these local restaurant owners have to say regarding the new initiative in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Museum of Flight breaks ground on "Human Space Flight Gallery"

The Museum of Flight recently broke ground on the first phase of its new 15,500-square-foot Space Gallery. The Museum has long planned for the expansion of its space exhibition, although the new state-of-the-art gallery is designed to be able to host one of the retiring United States Space Shuttles which could be delivered as early as July 2011.

The new Space Gallery will cost approximately $12 million and will be located on East Marginal Way, across the street from the main museum campus. Washington State Legislature has approved $3 million in capital support to help fund the Gallery with the remaining money coming from private foundations and individual donations.

Here's coverage of the groundbreaking on KIRO 7 and KING 5:

Joining retired astronaut and Museum CEO Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar and Interim President and former President of Microsoft Michael Hallman on behalf of the stae was Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen.

For more coverage of the groundbreaking see these articles in the Seattle P.I., the Seattle Times and the Examiner.