Become a Business Member
Our Business Members are recognized in the community as valuable partners of the Redmond Historical Society.
Business Members are highlighted in our newsletters, at events, and on our website. We value your partnership and appreciate your willingness to support our mission. We are happy to include a 250 word description of your business, as well as your logo.
The fee for a Business Membership is $250, annually.
Become a Business Member of the Redmond Historical Society by completing the form below. We also have a PDF version of our membership form, if you prefer.
Our Business Members
The owners began their Ben Franklin Variety store on May 29, 1975 with 5 employees. This was the same week that Bill Gates started Microsoft in Redmond. In late 1979, after a year of tremendous growth in sales with no improvements in profits, the decision was made to enter what was then the still fledgling craft business.
The business became an entertainment, activity-driven business dedicated to outstanding customer service and innovation. They currently carry a full line of crafting products including art supplies, paper crafts, fabric & yarn, craft supplies, bead & jewelry supplies, picture framing, floral, and home decor.
Cedar Lawns Memorial Park and Funeral Home is a member of the national network of Dignity Memorial® funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. The only cemetery in Redmond, we are proud to serve the needs of our community.
The Morelli Family, LLC
OneRedmond is a highly visible public private partnership recognized for its leadership in the development of strategies, programs, and community events that assure economic and social vitality are intentionally happening sustainably in Redmond.
The OneRedmond initative brings the City of Redmond, the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce, the Redmond Economic Development Alliance, and Realize Redmond in closer collaboration.
Thomas W. is the amazing man behind the scenes and on the front line of Palmers East. He has owned Palmers for the past 15 years and any regular of Palmers will tell you that he is one of the most friendly and hands-on business owners around. He is greatly loved by his customers, employees, and fellow business owners in and around the Redmond area. If you have not had the pleasure of meeting him, go on down today, it is likely that he will be there!
Site Specific LLC is led by Joe Thurston. Joe is a public artist and studio artist based in Nehalem, Oregon. He grew up along the Willamette River in Portland, and his art contrasts nature with urban structures to this day. He is a grant recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York, and his artwork is recognized for excellence by Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC.
This year, Joe is grateful to serve the City of Redmond. He is the arts master planner and lead artist for the new Redmond Senior & Community Center. Joe is collaborating with Opsis Architecture, city leaders, and residents - all to produce vibrant, sophisticated art for RS&CC.
Cory de Jong II and his ten-year-old son started Cory de Jong & Son, Inc in 1950 with one delivery truck that delivered sawdust and shavings to local farms.
Sixty-Eight years later Cory de Jong III, his daughter Shannon (The Girl) de Jong and great grandson Cornelius de Jong IV continue Cory Sr's legacy that we all know today as de Jong Sawdust & Shavings and de Jong's Avondale Bark & Topsoil.
Now with multiple locations (Redmond and Lake Stevens)they are still supplying local farms with animal bedding and quality landscape products for satisfied customers all over the Puget Sound area
H&N International, today a leading global genetics and service company successfully serving the world’s egg layer markets with best-of-breed parent stock, was founded by Arthur and Mary Heisdorf in 1945. Genetics is about ingenuity and data, tons of data over decades. Heisdorf was a pioneer, not only in his groundbreaking invention of reciprocal breeding, but also in deploying modern information technology. And decades before Bill Gates started Microsoft in Redmond in 1975 on the area of a former H&N hatchery, it was Arthur Heisdorf using modern computing power, albeit from IBM, in his genetic work! And with Heisdorf’s egg layer birds starting to take markets outside the USA by storm also modern computing technology entered the farms, laboratories and offices. Today, H&N International continues to be a leading brand also in farming software: H&Ns digital farming assistance KAI puts control over layer farming and egg production into the hands of the farmers.