CORPORATE CROSSWORD


Seattle is home to many well known companies. In fact, with dozens of leading enterprises Seattle has assumed a national and international prominence that is way out of proportion to its size.
  
See how many of Seattle's "ruling class" companies you can name in this puzzle. Try to get them all without looking at the Puzzle Solution (see link below).

 

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John W. Nordstrom established his business in 1901 selling high-fashioned shoes. High button shoes.
PACCAR is a leading worldwide manufacturer of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF, Leyland and Foden nameplates. Fabricated the steel for the construction of the Space Needle. 10-4 good buddy!
Eddie Bauer is the original khaki-and-flannel purveyor. First name of legendary outdoorsman.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private grant-making foundation in the world. It seeks to improve people’s lives through long-term impacts in global health, education and access to technology by extending the benefits of modern science and technology to people around the world, especially where poverty serves as an obstacle to participating in these benefits.Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha," in 2006 announced a plan to give away 83% of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill & Melinda + Warren.
Amazon pioneered online retail sales. Cyberspace bookstore.
13 Logo Land! (acronym)
14 Brownie Points. This company
left Seattle many years ago but
is still part of its legacy.
15  Siren logo.
21 Huskies mascot nickname.
22 Stunt scholars! (acronym)
   
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Expeditors International is a major global logistics provider of air and sea freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and distribution services. Move it!
RealNetworks pioneered streaming audio and video media for the Internet. McCoy media.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen hatched Microsoft in Albuquerque, NM and 4 years later in 1979 moved the company to the Seattle area. Albuquerque genesis.
Weyerhaeuser is the world's largest private timberland owner with 5.3 million acres in the US. Definitely not pulp fiction.
REI, outfitter of mountain climbers et al., is the largest retail cooperative in the US. Outdoor gear.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to understand, treat and prevent cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. It was founded by Dr. William Hutchinson in honor of his brother, Fred, a former major league baseball player and manager, who died of lung cancer at age 45. Hutch also operates the Cancer Information Service Contact Center and the Smoking Quitline for the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Home run for cancer research!
WaMu - Washington Mutual was the largest savings and loan association in the US. Loan sharks cut to the chase!  This company was was acquired by JPMorgan Chase on 9-25-08. 
16  It's a Bird? It's a Plane? It's
Sup...er, it's an Eskimo in the sky!
17  "Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights?"
This company moved its corporate offices to Chicago on 9-4-01.
18 Calling all warehouse shoppers!
19  Safe at home!
20  Way faster than HAL 9000!
 
 
Puzzle Solution
 
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