November 23, 2010
Time Out, Venturettes raise $500 for food bank
Time Out Sports Bar’s Halloween party, hosted by The Venturettes, raised $500 for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.
Presenting the check (above) to Kim Ortego, assistant to the food bank executive director, are The Venturettes, Chris Stoneberg, co-owner of Time Out, and Paul Massey, bar manager.
Issaquah author is finalist in national award
Issaquah resident Barbara Carole, author of “Twelve Stones,” is an award-winning finalist in the biography/memoir category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
Carole worked as a writer and researcher for undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau in Los Angeles and in Monaco, France.
A former Fulbright scholar and graduate of the University of Wisconsin with Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees, she lived in Paris for several years as a translator and assistant editor at the “Paris Review” before returning to teach French and French literature at UCLA.
Subsequently, Carole enjoyed a career for more than 20 years as a corporate marketing writer and executive.
Issaquah companies earn international business honors
Issaquah businesses picked up gold-plated Stevie Awards for Women in Business last week. The international competition honored women executives, business owners and their companies Nov. 12.
Issaquah-based Career Woman’s blog, Career Memos, won Blog of the Year.
“Winning this award gives me even more encouragement to continue with my passion of creating educational blogs that help women achieve their dreams and transform their lives,” Career Woman founder and President Lisa Quast wrote.
Issaquah’s Artitudes Design won an award for Community Involvement Program of the Year. Through its program, Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Campaign, Artitude employees volunteer in local elementary schools.