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Changing the Face of Employment – AtWork’s Annual Fundraising Breakfast on March 31, 2016

We are pleased to attend this year’s annual fundraising breakfast for AtWork! – Changing the Face of Employment –Breakfast Banner at the Bellevue Hilton.

Created in 1998, AtWork! believes that people with disabilities are an integral part of our society, our businesses, and our lives.

AtWork!’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to be productive, integrated, and contributing members of their communities.  This mission is furthered through training and delivering innovative employment services to those with special needs, and helping connect these people with employers seeking skilled and competent employees.

We are proud that one of our partners – Greg Russell – serves as one of the Members at Large for AtWork!, and we encourage employers to consider contacting AtWork! when assessing their employment needs.

 

Puget Sound Business Journal presents: Meet Elena Donio, President of Concur Technologies

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Business Journal Live with Elena Donio, President of Concur

You are invited to join PRK as our guest on Friday, December 11 as PSBJ Publisher Emory Thomas, Jr. sits down for a one-on-one discussion with Elena Donio, president of Concur and a rare woman sitting at the top of a technology company. Learn about her passions for leadership in technology, philanthropy, mentorship and her experience as a woman leader in a male-dominated industry.

Friday, December 11

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

 

The Westin Bellevue

600 Bellevue Way NE

Bellevue, WA 98004

7:00 – 7:20 a.m.| Coffee & networking
7:30 a.m.| Plated breakfast served; program begins

Please RSVP by December 3

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PRK clients have been named as some of Washington’s “Best Workplaces” in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2014-2015 Book of Lists.

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The Mosaic Company, 110 Consulting Inc., Sunrise Identity and MOD Pizza, were all in the top 25 ranking based on business size. The method for ranking is based on extensive surveying of employees—essentially, if employees like their jobs, their bosses, their benefits, and the goals of their companies, businesses scored higher. PSBJ researchers surveyed thousands of employees, asking them to rate their companies based on categories including benefits, corporate culture, responsibility and decision making, and leadership of executives.

The Puget Sound Business Journal also pulled information from private-sector research firms for comprehensive information for readers. Businesses were rated within their prospective categories of company size, placing them into “small”, “mid-sized”, “large”, and “non-profit” distinctions. PRK Clients were ranked within mid-sized, and large categories.

PSBJ Research Director Stephanie Forshee noted in the issue, “It’s been thrilling to witness firsthand the tremendous growth that so many local companies are experiencing.”

Congratulations NW companies, PRK is proud to represent you!

 

South China Morning Post Highlights PRK’s Experience in Assisting Foreign Investors

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PRK’s reputation for providing solid business legal advice and leadership was highlighted in an article in the US Country Reports section of the South China Morning Post this month, in which firm partner Rick Carlson was interviewed about the expanding Puget Sound business climate.

The article, PRK leverages expertise, supports businesses entering Puget Sound, notes that with more than 100 mergers and acquisitions transactions in recent years, PRK is highly sought for its skill and knowledge in handling business deals. PRK leverages the breadth of experience of its attorneys in helping clients seeking to invest in the Puget Sound area, which is continuing to attract high-quality foreign investment.

PRK’s clientele has grown to include a number of companies included in Seattle Business magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Fastest-Growing Companies.”

To read the full article, please click HERE to read the full article.

 

Air Van Moving Honored as one of the Top Eastside Companies

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Our client Air Van Moving, for the second consecutive year, has been chosen by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top Eastside Companies for their Dedication to the local Community, their Employees, and to Providing Leading Products and Services. Steve Galvagno, CEO & President, stated that “all of its employees have always believed in supporting our community as a way of giving back.” Air Van Moving’s recent community involvement has included being the Official Mover for The University of Washington Athletics and Alumni Association, partnering with FrogBox in an auction dedicated to providing low cost spay and neutering services, and sponsoring the American Cancer Society’s Suits and Sneakers Challenge this past April.

You can follow Air Van Moving’s blog HERE

Read more about Air Van Moving’s Award HERE

 

Redapt Inc., has recieved the William D. Bradford Minority Business of the Year Award

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University of Washington has awarded our client, Redapt Inc., the William D. Bradford Minority Business of the Year award. The University grants this award to the best and fastest growing minority-owned businesses. Following one philosophy, “simple is better”, read how Redapt Inc. has taken advantage of this philosophy and turned it into a thriving business.

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Kevin Conroy’s Blue Rooster Flies through the recession with focus on SharePoint users

GYB-Blue-Rooster-01-Kevin-Conroy-RGB-280Our client, Kevin Conroy of Blue Rooster, has been sailing through the recession by combining his two favorite things; technology and wine. His tech company has incorporated a small tasting room for his winery, 509 Wines, which produces 600 cases per year.

Why the name Blue Rooster?

“My attorney was pressuring me to form a corporation and I was referred to as a ‘rare bird’ on a Microsoft document. So I Googled rare birds and a blue rooster came up”, says Conroy.

After the beginning of the economic pinch in which he was forced to downsize, Conroy decided to focus on developing the Microsoft SharePoint consulting business. In the following years, Blue Rooster has grown rapidly, opened a New York City office and now is looking to open a European office in 2013.

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