Who’s News

May 8, 2012

Triad Financial Strategies CEO wins Five Star honor

Triad Financial Strategies, an award-winning wealth management firm located in Issaquah, recently announced that Tait Lane, its managing principal and CEO, has been selected as a 2012 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager. His selection will be published in the April 2012 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Lane has been in the financial industry since 1998. His areas of practice include asset management, alternative investments, estate planning and retirement planning, and income strategies.

Triad Financial Strategies Inc. is an independent wealth-advisory firm. Its broker/dealer is LPL Financial Inc., the largest independent broker/dealer in the country as reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2011, based on total revenue.

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The Goddard School Simon Says record attempt / Sept. 23, 2011

September 28, 2011

Goddard School hosts event to address bullying

February 1, 2011

Bullying is on the rise in all levels of education, and The Goddard School, an Issaquah preschool, is taking a proactive stance against it by hosting a community game day Feb. 5.

Engaging activities including science experiments and musical chairs will allow children to interact positively, and parents will be given the chance to understand how the playful games support learning and collaborative behavior.

“As parents, educators and a community, we need to pull together to support children even at the earliest ages, to encourage them to mediate, to cooperate, to find ways to live alongside other children, even though there might be differences,” said Catherine Callan, owner of The Goddard School.

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Goddard School announces $10K scholarship

November 16, 2010

Issaquah’s Goddard School for Early Childhood Development is offering a $10,000 scholarship to one of its alumni.

The annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial scholarship is available to high school juniors or seniors pursuing higher education. Students who apply should demonstrate excellent work ethic and perseverance in high school, and must be alumni of The Goddard School pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a 30-second to 120-second video essay about how their Goddard experience influenced their education.

The application is due Feb. 11. Video essays should be mailed to 1016 West Ninth Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406, ATTN: Scholarship. Learn more here.

Business News

August 10, 2010

Ben & Jerry’s opening soon

Mark Mullet, owner of Zeeks Pizza, now plans to bring a taste of Vermont to the Issaquah Highlands. The city councilman will open a Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop next month.

The local branch of the eco-conscious company famous for punny flavors — Cherry Garcia, anyone? — and social activism will open near Caffe Ladro, inside a former home sales center about mid-September. Plans call for about 40 seats spread across 1,300 square feet.

“I think Ben & Jerry’s and Issaquah are a natural fit,” he said.

Before Mullet can start serving scoops of Chubby Hubby and Chunky Monkey, he had to attend Scoop University, the training facility for franchisees in Vermont. There, the former bank executive learned to mix milkshakes and shape waffle cones.

The biggest challenge for Mullet: cursive writing. He said another employee should handle the frosting messages atop ice cream cakes. Read more

Little environmentalists reduce their carbon footprints

April 13, 2010

Preschoolers in the Goddard School’s Pelican class show off their recycled fashion creations during a day of environment-centered activities in honor of the Global Earth Hour conservation event. By Catherine Callan

Pint-sized environmental stewards in training got their first taste of conservation March 26.

Students at the Goddard School of Issaquah helped reduce their carbon footprints by participating in a variety of conservation activities throughout the week. Read more