women in business

Bellevue Beat | Yekta gets pampered at Aryana Salon

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Aryana Salon, located in the lobby of Metro Park Condos is a newly opened hair salon in Bellevue.

So I decided to take advantage of the Mother’s Day special at Aryana Salon, that was listed on Bellevue-dot-com’s website. Although it may be a challenge to find the salon, the incentive is lots of parking! The salon itself is located on the first floor, aka the lobby. You can’t miss it.

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A Day in the Life of Amy Walen

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Amy Walen

Amy is the Mayor of Kirkland and the co-owner of Ford Hyundai of Kirkland and also sits on the board of Attain Housing, Puget Sound Regional Transportation Policy Board, King County Regional Policy Committee, Evergreen Health Foundation Board of Trustees, and is the Chief Financial Officer for the dealership.

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A Day in the Life of Gretchen Bell

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Gretchen Bell


“I have been working in advertising production for over 20 years. As a stylist, I work for clients like Levi’s, Kraft, Amazon, Chevrolet, Fortune Magazine and Microsoft, styling props and wardrobe for photo and video shoots.  I also do personal shopping, which I love. It is really amazing being able to help people look great and feel confident. I wear a lot of hats; luckily I am great at multitasking and extremely organized!”

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Day in the Life of Ally Svenson

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Ally Svenson


Ally’s days are dominated by the five men in her life: her four sons and her childhood-sweetheart-turned-husband, Scott, with whom she founded Bellevue-based MOD Pizza in 2008. Their company is rapidly growing. There are MOD Pizza locations up and down the West Coast and expansion into other states is in the works. The company employees roughly 400 workers, and has a board of advisers than includes key executives from Starbucks, T-Mobile and Dunkin’ Donuts. MOD Pizza isn’t your typical corner pizza parlor.

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