December 15, 2008
Issaquah grad wins engineering competition
Andrew Salmeri, a 2008 graduate of Issaquah High School who attends the University of Portland, won the prestigious 2008 University of Portland Freshman Engineering design competition last month.Chip Wood, who also is a 2008 IHS graduate, took fourth place.
The competition is a major component of EGR 110 — Introduction to Engineering. All engineering and computer science students take the course during their first semester at the University of Portland.
The competition is a culmination of a semester-long project that challenges students to conceive, design, build and demonstrate a device to accomplish a specific task.
Issaquah’s Fitness Together named franchise of the year
Amy Frank-Lewallen, franchise owner of Fitness Together of Issaquah, has been named the Franchisee of the Year for the national chain.
“Amy has demonstrated her keen business sense and superior knowledge of the fitness industry, turning in a fantastic year for her business and for the greater national Fitness Together brand,” said Jeff Jervik, CEO and president of Fitness Together Holdings Inc.
Frank-Lewallen has been with Fitness Together for five years. She is a two-time Boston Marathon qualifier and finisher and looks to compete in her first Ironman Triathlon.
Fitness Together of Issaquah is open six days a week at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite C-1, and employs six certified personal trainers in three training rooms.
Issaquah grad recognized for service in real estate
Crescendo Business Services, in partnership with Seattle Magazine, recently recognized Brad Davis as a FIVE STAR Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent for 2008.
Seattle magazine contracted an independent market research company to administer a rigorous nomination process. More than 29,000 recent homebuyers, Seattle magazine readers, mortgage lenders and title companies were asked to cast a ballot to identify exceptional local real estate agents.
After review by a blue ribbon panel of local real estate experts, fewer than 7 percent of all licensed real estate agents in the Seattle area were considered.
Davis’ profile is featured as part of a special section in the December issue of Seattle magazine.
Davis grew up in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1992. He previously served the Greater Seattle Business Association, the state’s second largest chamber of commerce, as its communications director. Davis is now in his fifth year in real estate.