Two local businesses are nominated for awards

September 4, 2013

NEW — 9 a.m. Sept. 4, 2013

Two Issaquah businesses are finalists for the third annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards.

Artitudes Design Inc. is a finalist in the Woman Small Business of the Year category, while Fox Hollow Family Farm made the cut in the Rural Small Business of the Year division.

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Issaquah CEO hosts a radio show with moxie

November 30, 2010

During her radio interview on “Chat with Women,” Andrea Heuston so impressed the show’s hosts that they offered her a radio show of her own.

At first Heuston, a Snoqualmie resident and Issaquah businesswoman, declined, saying she was too busy with her business, Artitudes Design, and her family. But “Chat with Women” co-owners and hosts Pam Gray and Rochelle Alhadeff insisted they needed her, calling her every week until she agreed to join their team.

On her new radio show, “Artful Moxie,” Heuston interviews successful women, and asks them to share their stories with her listeners.

“‘Artful Moxie’ is about learning from others’ experiences — how to push past our boundaries, those speed bumps on the road on our journey to success,” she said on her first show, Nov. 8, when she interviewed her friend, Bellevue romance novelist Gerri Russell. Read more

Who’s News

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.

Issaquah companies earn international business honors

November 19, 2010

Artitudes Design CEO Andrea Heuston holds a Stevie Award for Community Involvement Program of the Year. By Laura Geggel

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 19, 2010

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.

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Businesses run by women vie for honors

November 9, 2010

Issaquah businesses run by women are finalists for Stevie Awards for Women in Business, an international competition to honor women executives, business owners and the companies they run.

Issaquah-based companies Artitudes Design and Career Woman are finalists for a total of five awards.

Artitudes Design is a woman-owned graphic design firm that specializes in executive and senior leadership communications for high tech, retail and nonprofit groups through customized presentations, marketing and branding solutions.

Its employees volunteer at elementary schools in the Northshore, Sultan, Highline and Snoqualmie school districts as part of its Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Campaign.

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Issaquah businesses run by women vie for honors

November 4, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 4, 2010

Issaquah businesses run by women are finalists for Stevie Awards for Women in Business, an international competition honoring women executives, business owners and the companies they run.

Issaquah-based companies Artitudes Design and Career Woman are finalists for a total of five awards.

Artitudes Design is a woman-owned graphic design firm that specializes in executive and senior leadership communications for high tech, retail and nonprofit groups through customized presentations, marketing and branding solutions.

Its employees volunteer at elementary schools in the Northshore, Sultan, Highline, Snoqualmie school districts as part of its Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Campaign.

The Stevie award judges chose Artitudes Design as a finalist for two awards: Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Business – up to 100 employees, and Community Involvement Program of the Year, for its art docent program.

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Creating art with an attitude for learning

July 20, 2010

Issaquah business brings art to life in struggling schools

Creating art on company time doesn’t get you into trouble at Issaquah-based Artitudes Design Inc. — in fact, it’s just the opposite.

Employees at Artitudes spend a lot of their time creating luxe graphics campaigns, but they also spend it making sparkly CD fish, clothespin-animal picture holders and bean mosaics in schools.

Carrie Meredith (left), executive assistant with Artitudes Design Inc., of Issaquah, looks over the progress of a student’s art project during an art docent campaign classroom visit. Contributed

Why, you may ask? In a time of severe budget constraints for local and state governments, Andrea Heuston, Artitudes Design owner and creative principal, said it’s important to shell out to save art in public schools.

“Today, a lot of teachers are so fixated on tests and scores, and they are so fixated on trying to meet benchmarks, that art gets taken out to meet those other needs,” Heuston said. “Our job is to put it back in.”

For three years, her employees have been leaving their desks to bring art projects into struggling elementary and secondary school classrooms as part of the Artitudes in Action: Art Docent Campaign.

Since 2007, the company has donated $22,500 in supplies and paid employee volunteer hours to four schools in the Northshore, Sultan, Highline and Snoqualmie school districts.

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