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About Rob Wachter


Rob is a digital communicator. He works to drive awareness, increase engagement, and generate consumer relationships through the creation of high quality and relevant content and conversations. Rob can be reached at robwachter@cbbain.com or by phone at 425-456-9561.

 

Recent Posts



Oct 6, 2014

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Rob Wachter

Looking for a quiet, friendly spot in the Pacific Northwest, close to the convenience of the big city? Portland West is the perfect spot for you.

Jun 24, 2014

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If you’re looking for an active community rich with history, Vancouver WA is the ideal place. Where else can you comfortably live among friendly folks and save on your shopping bill with a quick trip across the Columbia River?  

It’s not often that you come across a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful neighborhood just down the road from a large city. But that’s exactly what Lake Oswego is, a friendly, safe, and vibrant town fifteen minutes outside of Portland. 

Feb 24, 2014

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Rob Wachter

When we think of home, we think of a refuge that keeps us safe and warm, a place to unwind and relax. Home is where you create and live a life, express yourself, and enjoy time with family and friends. A home protects and makes life easier with its conveniences, but only as long as it’s taken care of.   

About six months ago my wife and I purchased a used Wii. All for the kids, of course! When I heard about the new Xbox One release…  it suddenly dawned on me: We use our Wii almost every day, not for games, but to watch movies on Netflix, Amazon and YouTube (in addition to Tiger Woods golf). Truly, our dated Wii has become a home entertainment hub of sorts.

Boy, does the new Xbox One take the home entertainment approach to a whole new level. Consequentially, I told my wife we must have one for Christmas. Not for the games, of course, but to help the family bond together!

Nov 4, 2013

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Rob Wachter

I’m a true Seattle guy. Born and raised in Washington State, I’ve lived in the city and country, and everywhere in between. That’s what made the trip down to Portland to film this edition of City Skinny so much fun. Portland Uptown really rocks (and reminds me of home).

If you haven’t spent quality time in Portland, I highly recommend making a trip. The people, including George 'Bing' Sheldon, an acclaimed Portland architect, come across informed, considerate and highly invested in their communities. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some of the highlights of the trip and what you will see in the video.

Oct 24, 2013

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Home Life, Holidays

It’s amazing how being a parent changes a person. I can still remember the exasperating feeling I had as a kid when my Mom talked to me about safety before trick-or-treating. “Ah, c’mon Mom. Don’t worry about it. Everything will be fine.”

Yes, everything went fine indeed. But parents should always provide the ground rules and safety instructions before sending their children out. Here are some good reminders:



 

Oct 14, 2013

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Rob Wachter

We live in a complex world. People are crammed with obligations and pressed for time. Even buying coffee has become complicated. “Um, yes, I’ll have a tall half-skinny half-1 percent extra hot split quad shot (two shots decaf, two shots regular) latte with whip.”

Don’t you long for the days when life was simple? You know, before cell phones, television sets and even electricity? Back when families spent quality time together and living off the land was the norm? (Wait, no Monday Night Football or The Voice episodes? Maybe that’s not so fun, but you get the idea.)  

Sep 29, 2013

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Rob Wachter

It was an early Wednesday morning. A slight layer of fog masked the sunlight waiting to burst through. I was en route to Queen Anne to film a couple interviews of locals for the next City Skinny edition. Having lived in the area for a couple years, I looked forward to heading back to my old stomping grounds.

Aug 8, 2013

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Rob Wachter

Seattle houseboats, made famous by the film Sleepless in Seattle, could be the future of upscale living. Imagine: a view of the downtown skyline from your living room. Or direct access to Lake Union in your front yard.



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