Tag Archive: Seattle Business

A great experience at a winery…

Last week was my wife’s birthday and we wanted to do something fun and special – of course, where have you heard that before.  Since we live in Woodinville Wine Country, Woodinville Washington, we decided having a party at a winery would be a fun experience.  But which one – there are tons of great…

EBRT embraces Social Media…

Last Wednesday I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to one of the most influential and well respected business groups in the area – Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s EBRT (Eastside Business Roundable).  This group is comprised of some of most well known business leaders in both Seattle and Bellevue. Why was I there?  They were interested,…

Seattle Executives Association

I had the opportunity to speak to a great group of small and middle market business owners and executives yesterday that were part of The Seattle Executives Association – what a great group of people! This is an executive networking group that has been around for 90 years and has a very rich history and…

Joe, way to go – you 'da man…

I wrote an entry a little while ago referencing how parasitic the media is right now and how they are literally preying on the bad news to keep themselves alive – it sucks.  I can’t say it any other way than that.  It is also why I am telling everyone I come in contact with (in…

They're all watching you…

Well, there certainly has been enough bad news for one week with the meltdown of Wall Street and international global markets.  I’m sure 90% of all our readers have been affected in some adverse way by all this activity going on.  It is clear that panic has set in and people are behaving in irrational…

Starbucks – a lesson we can all learn from…

Since I live in “Starbucks land” and “Microsoft land” there doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by where there isn’t some article on Starbucks in the papers.  The latest is on the extensive layoffs this year and next year and the store closings all over the country – or should I say the world! …

"Marry Your Customer" – Well, sort of…

I just recently released an article, “Marry Your Customer – Creating Trusted, Loyal Relationships,” on our website, www.customerexperiencesinc.com, to share some thinking I have had for quite a while.  It also supports what I have been seeing in various client situations and since it is so “simple yet powerful,” I wanted to share my thinking…

Eastside Economic Forecast

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce presented the Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast November 15th at the Meydenbauer Center. The breakfast was well-attended with several hundred present. Chris Falco, the Chairman of the Bellevue Chamber led off, followed by presentations by: Joseph Quinlan -Chief Market Strategist of Bank of America Capital Management Kristina Erickson Hudson– Business Development…

MIT Enterprise Forum: Video Games

Just a note to let everyone know about the upcoming MIT Enterprise Forum on December 5, 2007 at the Bellevue Hyatt Hotel.  An excerpt of the announcement follows: Playing Games—Serious Business: Building and Fostering Player Communities, the Ultimate Customer Base