Time To Un-Yelp!

The consumer website Yelp.com has been receiving increasing push back from the business community for several years.It has clearly become a convenient way for an individual to humiliate a company without restraint. It’s like picketing a storefront without having to make the sign, create a clever chant, recruit friends or stand out front for hours…

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Leading Ladies

January 10, 2104 Bellevue, WA A camera crew from VMG Studio 520 requested volunteers to read individial lines of an unpublished bedtime story. The goal being to release the story on Youtube and track it’s effectiveness. All 6 of our office staff took part, reporting that it was wierd staring into the lens of a…

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Earthquake Prediction

Wouldn’t it be nice to predict an earthquake? Seismologists from the University of Washington have done just that. By installing seismometers at CenturyLink Field, they anticipate another 12th Man-generated “Beastquake” this weekend. Although the quake is not expected to be felt through the ground much past a couple blocks, many fans believe it will be…

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To Permit or Not To Permit

That is the question we are receiving on a more regular basis than ever before. Why is that? It seems the word has gotten around that the permitting process is increasingly difficult. The combination of stricter guidelines and budget cuts have extended the review process up to 2x in some jurisdictions. Building permits exist in…

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Building @ “Brickfest” 2014

January 4, 2014 Tenhulzen Residential sponsored this inaugural event at the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club. ┬áMichael, Traci and son Matthew enjoyed building vehicles, buildings and landscapes from roughly 20,000 bricks. 2 dozen kids from 5-14 years old enjoyed 7 tables of various Lego bricks including mechanized contraptions. Prizes were awarded for Lego bridges that…

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What is “Green”?

Some believe in saving the planet. Some believe in personal responsibility. Some believe in sustainable resources. Being Green is a sum of each of these relative to improving your environment. Th practice of green building is based in sustainability. This comes from the saying “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” And that doesn’t…

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