[Fresh Press] Moxy Opening, Visiting Bellevue & Lessons from Mark Russell

Aaron Blank / October 27, 2017

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[Fresh Press] Mark Russell, Antioch University

Seattle Crains: If I Knew Then…Mark Russell

The Seattle Crains ongoing series, If I Knew Then, interviews Mark Russell, a retired U.S. Navy Commander, military clinical psychologist and founder of the Institute of War Stress Injuries, Recovery, & Social Justice at Antioch University in Seattle. In the interview, Mark Russell explains his early years in the military and the important lessons he’s learned since then.

“My voice alone isn’t going to do it,” Russell says.


AliciaFashionista.com: 5 Reason to Visit Bellevue, Washington

Style and Fashion blogger, Alicia Winnett, from Vancouver, BC details her recent travel adventure to Washington in partnership with Visit Bellevue. In her blog post, read her five reasons why you should visit Bellevue, including #3 the crazy delicious treats at the new Sugar Factory in the The Bravern!

[Fresh Press] The Shops at the Bravern, Bellevue  [Fresh Press] Alicia Winnett of Alicia fashonista blog visiting Bellevue

Photos courtesy of The Bravern (left), Alicia Fashionista (right).


Curbed Seattle: Take a peek at South Lake Union’s Moxy Hotel

Moxy Hotel opens at the corner of Boren and Republican in South Lake Union—right in the heart of Amazonland—in the next few months. The hotel is the first of Mariott’s Moxy line, a little more affordable and targeted to a younger demographic, on the West Coast.

Moxy takes a kookier look at hotels than the more dignified Marriott, with a brand busy with stuff like calling the general manager the “captain” and decor with slogans lifted right off Etsy. Like many recent boutique hotels aimed at younger crowds, the interiors take a posh and peppy take on the Old Seattle lumberjack vibe. One exposed wood wall houses the TV and serves as a hanging point for shelves and art.

[Fresh Press] The Moxy, Marriott's new hotel brand in Seattle


Hospitality Net: Moxy Seattle Downtown opening mid-December

Marriott is set to make a splash in Seattle this Fall as it brings its bold lifestyle brand, Moxy, to the Emerald City. Recognized as the West Coast”s first Moxy, Moxy Seattle Downtown is a 146-key boutique hotel slated to open mid-December 2017 in the heart of Seattle”s fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood.

The hotel rises eight floors in one of the city”s most enviable locations due toits proximity to the most iconic leisure attractions, such as Pike Place Market and the Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle. Developed and managed by the Colorado-based Stonebridge Companies, Moxy Seattleis one of the newest additions to Marriott”s fast-growing, new brand that offers a spirited and thoughtful experience to guests.


Spokane Journal of Business: Avoid misconceptions when choosing Medicare plan

[Fresh Press] Catherine Field, HumanaThe Medicare annual election period, which started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, is a time for people with Medicare to make important decisions about their health care—just ask the 17.7 million people who decided on a Medicare Advantage plan in 2016.

There are many factors to consider so that you get the Medicare plan that best meets your health and budget needs. To navigate your health care options during this year’s annual enrollment period, it’s important to remember what not to do.

Catch up with the Oct 20 [FRESH PRESS] here.

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Aaron Blank

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Aaron has been engaged in the conversation since the late 1990s, where he discovered his love of media while working at local radio stations. After five years as a radio reporter, anchor, producer and promoter in New York and Connecticut, he and his wife, Lacey, ventured west to begin his career in PR. Soon he caught the attention of industry legend Pat Fearey and the rest is history. Two decades later, as CEO and owner of Fearey, Aaron leads with tireless enthusiasm and contagious drive. In 2014, he became the next generation owner of the firm. He takes his breakfast at 4:30 AM and never eats lunch alone. You can find him working to connect the next business with tomorrow’s leader.

Personal philosophy: do something amazing every day and be fearless!