[Fresh Press] Sept 8: Home Financing, CEO Interviews & Hurricane Harvey Fundraisers

Aaron Blank / September 8, 2017

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SEPT 8, A Week of [Fresh Press]

[Fresh Press] Leslie Girand, loan officer at Evergreen Home Loans in Vancouver, WA

Vancouver Business Journal: Evergreen Home Loans brings innovation to home financing

Leslie Girard the producing brand manager and loan officer at the Evergreen Home Loans brand in Vancouver, Washington is spearheading two impressive initiatives aimed at improving the process for home buyers including the bank’s Security Plus Seller Guarantee and strong up-front vetting process for home loans.


Crains Seattle, If I Knew Then interview with John Aitchison, President and CEO of the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle

Seattle Crains: If I Knew Then…With John Aitchison

The Seattle Crains ongoing series, If I Knew Then, interviews John Aitchison, the president and CEO of the Center of Infectious Disease Research in Seattle. In the interview, Dr. Aitchison explains his early years in science as a postdoc and the important lessons he’s learned since then.


Marketing Northwest: Media+ Changes Hands

[Fresh Press] Media+ receives coverage in Marketing NW










Bar Louie, a contemporary dining bar and national restaurant chain is hitting the news across the U.S. this week with its nonprofit efforts and expansions.

Denver Business Journal: Colorado businesses, nonprofits pitch in to help Harvey victims

As many step up to lend a hand to those in need in Texas, Bar Louie’s two Denver locations will also be holding a fundraiser.  On Sept. 14, the “Louie Loves” fundraiser will donate 10 percent of sales, up to $50,000, to the American Red Cross to support its efforts to restore the areas hit hardest by the hurricane.

Cleveland.com: Bar Louie to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims on Sept. 14

[Fresh Press] Bar Louie in Cleveland is holding a fundraiser to support Hurricane Harvey victims“Texas is our home turf and we care deeply about our community all across the Gulf coast,” Bar Louie CEO John Neitzel says in a statement. “By declaring September 14th a Louie Loves day at all of our bars, we can give our communities a simple way to help Houston, the Gulf coast and the surrounding areas rebuild and restore.

Dallas News: Huge new Irving music venue opens this week, serving first music — then meals

Starting this month and continuing through the spring, the Music Factory will open new food, drink and music venues every month. One of the earliest to open will be the latest outpost of Dallas-based Bar Louie. It will be the seventh Bar Louie locally, in a chain with 125 locations in the U.S. Combining food, drink and live entertainment in a swanky new setting isn’t unheard of, but it’s a new addition for Bar Louie.


Catch up on last week’s Sept 1 [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.

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