OurPeople

At Meadow Creek, our most important asset is the people. From providing hospitality and services to our tenants and other clients to providing creative and productive content to our support services, our team is dedicated to providing superior service.

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RichardGabel

Richard Gabel established Meadow Creek to create an environment to nurture the growth of small and medium sized businesses. He acquired the Meadow Creek Business Center in Issaquah, Washington that provides a physical facility for businesses of all sizes to use as their base of operations. By co-locating with a variety of other businesses,professionals and entrepreneurs, clients have the opportunity to interact and get the benefit of camaraderie and the critical thinking of respected professionals.

He then created the capacity to provide essential business functions to small businesses that could not yet justify full-time staff. He continues to provide marketing and consulting services to small and medium sized businesses. His consulting focus is on strategy development and business turnarounds.

The latter half of Gabel’s corporate experience was in working with strategically compromised business units. Working with local management, a viable strategy and turnaround plan was developed. He would then take responsibility for the unit and implement the plan. This affords him the unique perspective of not only a strategic consultant, but someone with considerable experience in having responsibility for the implementation of strategic redirection and managing in a turnaround environment.

Gabel graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Marketing and from Boston University cum laude with an MBA in Finance. Subsequently, he has attended the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Lean Enterprise Design Systems Institute at the University of Tennessee and the Center for Creative Leadership among others to expand his knowledge of essential elements of business management. His academic training is in addition to 28 years of industry experience.

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HayleeEngelhardt

Haylee Engelhardt serves as the first impression face of our company and sits at the front desk ready to assist any client or tenant who needs assistance in any way. Every client who comes to meet with a business owner at Meadow Creek is met with a warm smile and a professional demeanor thanks to Haylee. She has just started working for Meadow Creek Business Center and handles all calls and questions for the clientele of each business owner renting with Meadow Creek. She handles all the important mail and packages that arrive for each business as well while providing coffee and a warm welcome to each visitor. Her genuine willingness to help each person adds to Meadow Creek’s ultimate goal of creating an atmosphere where new business can thrive and grow.

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KaylinFleming

Kaylin Fleming serves as the first impression face of our company and sits at the front desk ready to assist any client or tenant who needs assistance in any way. Every client who comes to meet with a business owner at Meadow Creek is met with a warm smile and a professional demeanor thanks to Heather. She has worked for Meadow Creek Business Center for over two years and handles all calls and questions for the clientele of each business owner renting with Meadow Creek. She handles all the important mail and packages that arrive for each business as well while providing coffee and a warm welcome to each visitor. Her genuine willingness to help each person adds to Meadow Creek’s ultimate goal of creating an atmosphere where new business can thrive and grow.
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HunterGabel

Out of the box thinking is his specialty. As an international studies and business relationships graduate from the University of Washington, Hunter is our jack-of-all trades. As a former debater that made it to nationals, he is also quite adept at arguing his points. Hunter had previously taken a year off of school to help energize our marketing efforts during The Great Recession. We now depend on him daily for market analysis, promotion and product strategy.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide small businesses with the tools to grow and prosper.
At Meadow Creek our offices are not just a place to work from, but your image to the market.

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We Provide

Meadow Creek Business Center to many is sixty-eight offices, four conference rooms, two kitchens and a reception area with cabled and Wi-Fi internet service, copiers and phone and voicemail service. There is plenty of free parking, free coffee and tea service, vending and an attractive setting in a very convenient location. That is the physical plant of Meadow Creek Business Center.

To others, Meadow Creek is a place to go to interact with other entrepreneurs, professionals, and business people of many different varieties. People grow through the interaction with others, learning, making connections and getting support.

When people grow, so does their business; this is why we plan activities to encourage interaction.
Business & Bagels A complimentary breakfast that includes networking and the discussion of an important business issue of the day.
Tenant Talks A brown bag lunch event for networking and an informative presentation by one of our clients.
Sip & Socialize an evening social event for networking and relaxing. Soda, wine and some appetizers are provided and donations are accepted. This event is open to all friends of Meadow Creek.
We also have special events that include:
Brain Storming &
Master Minding

Covering such topics as:

  • – Business issue resolution
  • – Fund raising for the entrepreneur
  • – Business book and concept discussions
Workshops

Covering such topics as:

  • – Business strategy
  • – Business plans
  • – Marketing
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So what is Meadow Creek?

A place that will provide office and conference room space in a manner that meets your needs
A place to go for expert advice on growing your business
A place to find people to implement your plans and grow your business
A place that offers economical packages to make a professional appearance affordable
Not only an office, but a place dedicated to helping your business grow

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Our Experience

What has allowed Richard Gabel to be an effective consultant is the breadth of his education and experience. His under graduate degree is in marketing and his graduate degree is in finance. Prior to going into general management, Gabel held senior level positions in treasury, business development, marketing, and strategic planning. In general management, he had responsibility for all business functions.

Gabel’s work experience ranges from senior level corporate staff of a Fortune 200 company, to President of a start-up joint venture.

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Due to the nature of his work,
his industry experiences covers a broad range

Concerning strategic planning, Gabel worked with Michael Porter and his consulting company, the Monitor Group, when Porter was retained by Eaton Corporation to structure their strategic planning process. Gabel was the in-house subject matter expert on this project. At a
corporate level, Gabel was responsible for the strategic plan with the Vice President of Planning and Strategic Development, whom he reported to. At a division level, he was the go to person for interceding in business units that needed a strategic extreme makeover. He would develop turnaround plans for distressed businesses and then take over the unit to implement the plan.
As a business owner, Gabel’s consulting work has been with small business exclusively. His appetite for working with large businesses has been satisfied and he now looks for opportunities to help small businesses grow. He is working only with small businesses that have growth potential and need help charting the course to make that happen.
His education and experience allow him to provide a level of expertise not available to entrepreneurs and small businesses. He enjoys doing this, and having played the role of “barbarian” so many times in his corporate life, feels that it is a far more satisfying and rewarding
experience.

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