By Larry Coffman
Seattle Bindery has been in business more than 50 years and currently has 18 employees, according to Alvis. “When Milt told me he wanted to retire from the firm and was hoping I’d be interested in buying the business. I jumped at the chance… and we’ve completed a very positive transaction…” Alvis said.
All Access Printing in Kent has merged with G O S. Printing Corp. in Auburn, according to AAP owner Bruce Martin. He said, “G O S has been in business for 35 years and has a sterling reputation for service and quality.” Glenn Martin, Karen Hall and John Plummer will be joining GOS, Bruce added…
• Lose/Win: KING-TV’s loss is Al Jazeera’s gain (see story on Page 1). For my money, Allen Schauffler was the best on-air personality on local television. He brought a combination of intelligence and versatility to go along with his telegenic appearance. And whether anchoring the news, hosting a panel discussion or interviewing a local athlete at the Summer or Winter Olympics, you could always count on Schauffler for an interesting and professional performance. I’m sure there are many others, like me, who will miss him on KING…
• Herald Hire: Pilar “Pill” Linares has been named advertising director for the Daily Herald in Everett by new publisher Josh O’Connor. She was advertising manager for the Beaumont Enterprise in Beaumont, TX and has two decades of newspaper ad-sales experience. Before going to Beaumont, she was director of marketing and advertising for the Newspaper Assn. of America for six years and worked at the Houston Chronicle for 13 years.
• Lou Guzzo, 94: I remember Lou Guzzo as the archetypal managing editor of the Seattle P-I in the late ’60s when I was still working for The Seattle Times, where he had earlier worked for nearly 20 years as a drama critic and arts & entertainment editor.
As I learned from The Times’ obit, which reported his death on June 29, Lou grew up in the Little Italy section of Cleveland and had two talents—writing and the violin.
He served at Fort Lawton in Seattle during World War II, where he was assigned to handle PR for the Fort’s commanding general. After the war, he returned to Cleveland to work for The Plain Dealer but soon returned to Seattle to begin working at The Times.
He became a KIRO-TV commentator in the late ’80s and early ’90s and after his retirement there he maintained a daily commentary website.
In the obit, his daughter, Judy Knight, remembers answering phone call at home from angry readers. When she asked her dad “Why do you have to write those things?” He replied: ‘I want to make people think.’ And that’s pretty much what he did.”
She was correct.
Ace editorial cartoonist David Horsey, now with the L.A. Times, and Patti Payne, a Puget Sound Business Journal columnist, are the “roastees” at the 15th annual Washington News Council Gridiron West Dinner on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Westin Seattle. See www.wanewscouncil.org for tickets.