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BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Scientific, the leading blockchain hosting provider in the United States, announced it has partnered with commercial lender Arctos Capital, who has provided an initial $1.8M in equipment lease financing for clients' purchase of new-generation Bitmain S19 Antminers that will be hosted in Core Scientific's facilities. This partnership establishes a new lease financing model for the mining industry and strengthens Core Scientific's position as a leader in the North American mining space.

SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Health (FCH), a leading provider-owned healthcare administrator in the Northwest, and Embright, a clinically integrated network (CIN) that includes providers from world-class healthcare organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest, have announced a new partnership. FCH and Embright have launched a new health benefit solution that accelerates the achievement of high-quality, comprehensive care at an affordable cost for local employers. The product is focused on delivering an exceptional employee experience leveraging the power of integrated data to deliver a comprehensive view of the member.

SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Accolade (NASDAQ: ACCD), a personalized health and benefits solution for employers, health plans and their members, announces a partnership with the Global Appropriateness Measures group (GAM) to incorporate their patented appropriateness measures into Accolade's newest service, Intelligent Provider Matching (IPM).

SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FlowPlay, creator of one of the most powerful connected gaming platforms, today announced the upcoming launch of a new in-game fundraising campaign on behalf of the American Cancer Society (ACS). On the heels of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, FlowPlay will kick-off a fundraiser to continue the momentum for the ACS's work to fund research, patient care and support for those affected. Through October, players within FlowPlay's flagship social casino, Vegas World, can contribute directly to this cause and join in the "go gold" fight against childhood cancer.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, today announced its Xevo software business has partnered with REEF Technology to allow consumers to find, reserve and pay for parking spaces from their in-vehicle touchscreen.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Self Storage Plus, a leader in the storage industry with locations in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, is pleased to announce the inception of a remote leasing option called Plus Leasing. Plus Leasing is a new online rental feature accessed through the Self Storage Plus website and serves as a convenient and safe leasing option.

SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shobitam Inc., designers, creators, and curators of handcrafted Indian Ethnic Wear, announced the launch of their new website ( and online shopping experience with expanded collections, topical curations, easy shopping by categories, elaborate product details, customer reviews, and worldwide shipping. The exquisite Sarees, Gowns, Blouses & Jewelry of Shobitam are created by the traditional Indian handloom weavers and artisans from across India.

WAPATO, Wash., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pace International, a leading provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, is proud to announce the launch of the Pace InSite(TM) digital platform. The platform is a cloud-based data management system that allows customers to access Pace's digitalized service reports and data to analyze trends and make informed decisions about day-to-day packing line operations.

BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS) ("BioLife" or the "Company"), a leading developer and supplier of a portfolio of class-defining bioproduction tools for cell and gene therapies, today announced it has closed the acquisition of SciSafe, a privately held multi-facility provider of biological materials storage to the cell and gene therapy and pharmaceutical industries.

WAPATO, Washington, 1 de octubre de 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pace International, proveedor líder de soluciones y tecnologías sustentables de postcosecha para la industria de fruta fresca, se enorgullece de anunciar el lanzamiento de la plataforma digital Pace InSite(TM). La plataforma es un sistema de gestión de datos que permite a los clientes acceder a los reportes y datos de servicio digitalizados de Pace para analizar tendencias y tomar decisiones estratégicas sobre las operaciones diarias de la línea de empaque.

SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth year in a row, outdoor retailer REI Co-op will close its 167 locations -- stores, activity centers, distribution centers, call centers and headquarters -- and pay its more than 13,000 employees to #OptOutside on Black Friday. Since 2015, REI has made the decision to close on the busiest shopping day of the year to inspire people to spend the day outside with family and friends. Each year, millions of people and hundreds of organizations have joined the movement, demonstrating the power of the outdoors against the turbulence and chaos of Black Friday sales and crowds. In 2020, the outdoors has become increasingly important amid the pandemic, a contentious election season and widespread civil unrest.

SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Development Resources (BDR), the training authority for home services professionals, has launched a new website that provides contractors with improved access and deeper training and educational resources, like podcasts, articles by BDR experts, and class file downloads. The new site enhances BDR's online presence and supports their mission of helping contractors succeed by empowering them to increase revenue, offer top customer experience and create long-term business strategies.

SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To help guests prepare for Hawaii's pre-travel testing program, Alaska Airlines will partner with Carbon Health to offer rapid COVID-19 testing at its pop-up clinics across the West Coast, starting Oct. 12 in Seattle. Hawaii will begin to welcome back visitors on Oct. 15 by allowing out-of-state travelers to enjoy the islands without a 14-day quarantine when they test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their final leg of departure to Hawaii.

SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Technologies Corporation ("ClearSign" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CLIR), an emerging leader in industrial combustion and sensing technologies that improve energy, operational efficiency and safety while dramatically reducing emissions, today announced the exercise in full by clirSPV LLC of the purchase right (the "Purchase Right") granted to it pursuant to the terms of the waiver, described below, entered into by the Company and clirSPV LLC on August 19, 2020. Pursuant to the Purchase Right, clirSPV LLC has purchased a total of 654,425 unregistered shares of common stock at a price of $2.00 per share.

YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been a year of increased snacking, making it extra special to earn a spot on Good Housekeeping Institute's 2020 Healthy Snack Awards. And proudly sitting at the top of the list is the Cosmic Crisp® apple. Classically bred and grown in Washington State, the Cosmic Crisp® brand apple took the country by storm when it hit produce aisles late last year and quickly sold out before Spring.

SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of a new survey examining changes to hybrid long-term care (LTC) plans in light of the low interest rate environment and COVID-19. The study, "LTC Hybrid Product Survey," is based on a survey of top writers of life LTC hybrid plans. The report focuses on current topics relative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Valuation Manual, Chapter 20 (VM-20), pricing, sales, and investment returns.

SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Now Available! Gestalt Diagnostics announces availability of their Education Module. This robust module is a continuation of the modules and applications built upon their Digital Pathology Platform, PathFlow®. PathFlow historically focused on the specific needs of the clinical pathology lab and workflow for digital pathology. The addition of the Education Module increases the scope, interoperability and breadth of functionality for laboratories, hospitals, integrated health networks and academic facilities.

SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 30, 2020 /CNW/ -- Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation, today announced the promotion of John Bencich to Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bencich has been serving as Achieve's Chief Financial and Operating Officer since 2017. Mr. Bencich will join the Board of Directors in his role as Chief Executive Officer. Rick Stewart, Achieve's current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will remain with Achieve as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.

SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation, today announced the promotion of John Bencich to Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bencich has been serving as Achieve's Chief Financial and Operating Officer since 2017. Mr. Bencich will join the Board of Directors in his role as Chief Executive Officer. Rick Stewart, Achieve's current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will remain with Achieve as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.

CHICAGO and SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Modifiable health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking, were linked to over $730 billion in in health care spending in the US in 2016, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health. Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research center at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Vitality Group, found that the costs were largely due to five risk factors: overweight and obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, poor diet, and smoking. Spending associated with risk factors in 2016 constituted 27% of the $2.7 trillion spent on health care that was included in the study.

SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces released a report on states where millennials are buying more homes. When comparing homeownership rates over the six-year period, QuoteWizard found that nearly half of all states saw some growth in millennial ownership, whereas the other half saw a decline.

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union celebrated the passage of a Fair Pay standard by a unanimous 9-0 vote by the Seattle City Council, further cementing Seattle's position as a national leader on groundbreaking labor protections for gig workers.

KIRKLAND, Washington, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading company in high performance analog solutions, announced today that it has filed lawsuits in the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas and Northern District of California against Meraki Integrated Circuit (Shenzhen) Technology, Ltd. (Meraki); Meraki's customer, Promate Electronic Co., Ltd.; and Meraki's founders, Wei Dong and Lin Sheng. The lawsuits assert claims of breach of contract, fraud, trade secret theft, and that Meraki's synchronous rectifier products, including MK1808, MK91808, MK1718, MK91718, MK1708, MK1807, MK91807, MK1715, MK1716, MK17350, MK17360, MK91735, MK91736, MK91738, MK1705A, MK1706, MK1709, and MK1719 are knock offs of MPS proprietary products and have infringed at least five of MPS Chinese patents and U.S. Patent Nos. 8,067,973, 8,400,790, and 10,432,104. The lawsuits also assert that Meraki has induced its customers to offer for sale and import Meraki's infringing products into the U.S.

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC) today announced that following a recent Pre-NDA meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA" or "the Agency"), the Company has reached an agreement to submit an NDA for the potential accelerated approval of pacritinib as a treatment for myelofibrosis patients with severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count less than 50 x 10(9)/L). The NDA will be based on the available data from the Company's completed Phase 3 PERSIST-1 and PERSIST-2 trials and the Phase 2 PAC203 dose-ranging trial. The FDA has agreed to a rolling NDA submission which is expected to commence within a few weeks, with completion of the NDA submission anticipated in the first quarter of 2021. The ongoing Phase 3 PACIFICA trial is expected to be completed as a post-marketing commitment.

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- JLL Capital Markets announced today that it arranged a joint venture partnership between Urban Visions and Mitsui Fudosan America for the development of The Net, a 36-story, 812,000-rentable-square-foot, iconic Class A office tower development to be located in Seattle's Central Business District.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Scientific, the largest digital asset mining infrastructure provider in North America, announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with NFN8 Media to become its new exclusive hosting services provider. As such, NFN8 Media's clients will gain full access to Core Scientific's full suite of turnkey solutions and proprietary value added services.

WASHINGTON and SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today announced?the company will?stop?selling?products made using animal fur or exotic animal skin by the end of 2021. The new companywide policy includes Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Last Chance stores, as well as?Nordstrom's e-commerce sites.?The commitment was made in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States. ??

CENTRALIA, Wash., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) in partnership with the Douglas County Public Utility District, the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance, and Toyota Motor North America today received a $1.9 million grant from the Centralia Coal Transition Board to fund the Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Project, which will deliver the first hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in Washington State.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), rose 1.6 percent in September on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis following a 2.7 percent gain in August. On a year-over-year (Y/Y) basis, the barometer was down 4.3 percent in September.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GLY Construction (GLY), a locally-owned general contracting firm, has completed construction on a mixed-used office building located at 2005 NW Poplar Way in Issaquah, Wash. First breaking ground in August 2019, the four-story, 70,000 square-foot building is owned by Rowley Properties and is open for tenants beginning October 2020.

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off of the 14th anniversary of its founding, RealSelf, Inc., which operates, the medical aesthetics industry's leading community and marketplace, announced that James Coyle has accepted and been named chief executive officer. Founder Tom Seery, who has been the company's CEO since it was founded in 2006, will continue to be actively involved with RealSelf in the role of executive chairman.

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelage, a cloud-based global trade management (GTM) and logistics platform, today announced it closed $3.5 million dollars in Seed funding led by Blumberg Capital with participation from Vulcan Capital, amongst others. Intelage's customer network is currently operating in the U.S., China, Egypt, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam.

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthodontist Dr. Sepi Torkan at iSmile Orthodontics ( offers a variety of orthodontic treatment options, including Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. The clear aligners are hard to detect with the naked eye, allowing patients to receive orthodontic treatment without being self conscious with traditional metal braces.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As Liver Cancer Awareness Month approaches, the Global Liver Institute (GLI) is appealing to Congress to act now to secure the health and well-being of people living with liver disease and liver cancers during COVID-19. To meet the need of this growing patient population, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, action is needed to ensure patients with liver disease are not disproportionately impacted.

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- KenSci, a healthcare analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) company, today announced the launch of their AI Platform for Digital Health that helps healthcare organizations accelerate their journey from business intelligence (BI) to AI to return on investment (ROI). The re-imagined AI platform extends KenSci's runtime engine with BI-AI development capabilities and the latest predictive analytics technology that enables health organizations to develop BI and AI-based workloads in an easy and agile way.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), of the world's 1.5 billion pre-primary to secondary students, only one in three will attend school in classrooms this fall. One billion students, two-thirds of the global student population, face either school closures or uncertainty. As many parents continue to work from home, they are also helping their children learn virtually. Pet Partners, the nation's leading organization registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, along with one of the world's leading animal health companies, Elanco, know that one member of the family can help ease this burden: the pet.

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion, a leading provider of Internet access and IT services on the west coast of the United States, announced today the expansion of Gigabit Fiber Internet services into the northeastern United States starting in Salem, Massachusetts. GigabitNow will deliver Gigabit Internet services via an exclusive partnership with fiber-optic network developer SiFi Networks, which will be constructing the citywide fiber network, passing every home and business in the city. The network will ensure Salem residents and businesses have access to fast, reliable Gigabit Fiber Internet connectivity without bandwidth caps, buffering, or privacy concerns.

SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Subsplash, the Seattle-based technology leader for churches, is days away from their first free virtual conference, The Current, which will take place on Thursday, October 1, starting at 9 a.m. (PT). The event is a one-day immersive digital experience for those innovating for the gospel, including pastors, church staff members, and nonprofit leaders of all backgrounds, with a focus on using innovation and technology to drive meaningful community engagement.