Topgolf will debut Lounge at Kirkland Urban

Tee up another win for Kirkland. The city is getting the first Topgolf Lounge.

Planned as more than the company’s typical golf simulator, the lounge will be a bar and virtual golf venue that Topgolf Lounge President Ron Powers hopes will become the “forefront of the ‘eatertainment’ movement.”

“Topgolf Lounge guests will be blown away by our incredible bar, massive outdoor patio space and interactive sports games, making them feel like they are actually playing live,” he said.

The facility…

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Topgolf will debut Lounge at Kirkland Urban

Nordstrom gets personal with ‘Nordy Club’ rewards program upgrade

Nordstrom Inc. is relaunching an upgraded version of its rewards program this fall as “The Nordy Club.”

Nordstrom said its 10 million members make up 50 percent of the company’s sales, and that rewards members spend an average of four times than non-members.

The Seattle-based retailer aims to give customers a more personalized experience and more access and services.

Nordy Club perks are based on annual spending levels, topping out at the “ambassador” level for customers who spend more than $5,000…

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Nordstrom gets personal with ‘Nordy Club’ rewards program upgrade

Amazon’s head of unscripted programming is out after less than a year

The head of Amazon.com Inc.’s unscripted programming division is out of a job in less than a year.

Deadline first reported the departure of Heather Schuster, saying the exit came after “an internal investigation into alleged inappropriate comments during meetings, and possible misuse of power.”

Variety confirmed the departure, adding that there were “allegations that she engaged in verbally abusive behavior.”

Schuster was appointed to her job in October, replacing Conrad Riggs.

She was previously…

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Amazon's head of unscripted programming is out after less than a year