Business

Todd Hulbert

New owner ready to re-open book store in Black Diamond

Opening a bookstore is no small task as Todd Hulbert has found out.

Todd Hulbert

Cease and desist order issued against Lenovo for selling illegal service contracts | Insurance Commissioner

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has issued a cease-and-desist order against computer maker Lenovo, barring the company from continuing to sell illegal service contracts in Washington.

  • Jul 1, 2012
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Innovative reforms increase contract opportunities for small businesses | King County

King County is seeing the results of a two-year procurement reform effort that emphasizes contracting opportunities for small businesses.

  • Jun 30, 2012
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Survey created to provide feedback on Covington’s business climate

People who wish to provide feedback on Covington's business climate can now participate in a city survey.

  • Jun 25, 2012
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The Nutty Squirrel

Maple Valley woman seeks to fit Italian gelato shop within the rural community setting

Amy Shadd and Alev Seymen don’t want to just introduce Maple Valley to gelato. They also want to introduce gelato to Maple Valley.

The Nutty Squirrel
Belinda Ferguson looks at business partner Derrick Garrett at their recently opened venture

Art and attitude create unique atmosphere at Taphouse, Ink pub in Black Diamond

On a budget that would make shoestring finances look abundant, Derrick Garrett and Belinda Ferguson made the former home of The Swinging Arm in Black Diamond into a place they could call their own, Taphouse, Ink.

Belinda Ferguson looks at business partner Derrick Garrett at their recently opened venture

Business ethics and golf | Better Business Bureau

“Where do you fall on golf’s honesty meter?” In a March 2012 survey of 2,015 golfers, Golf Digest found that the majority says it does not break the rules; and of those who occasionally bend, more than 89 percent believe that others do the same.

  • Jun 9, 2012
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Dog Spaw to hold grand opening in Maple Valley June 19

Dog Spaw All Breed Grooming Inc. will hold a grand opening for their new shop in Maple Valley June 19.

  • Jun 6, 2012
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Puget Sound Energy offers incentives to switch to natural gas water heating

Puget Sound Energy’s comprehensive fuel conversion program makes it easier for customers to switch from electric to natural gas water heating. Eligible PSE customers who convert from electric to natural gas water heating can receive a $950 incentive and may typically save $200 to $400 annually after making the switch.

  • May 28, 2012
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YWCA hosts a series of financial education classes

The YWCA will host a series of financial education classes, Hope and Power for Your Personal Finances for victims/survivors of domestic violence May 29 through July 31 in a confidential location in South King County.

  • May 28, 2012
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Great Clips to hold grand opening for salon in Maple Valley

Great Clips will host a grand opening for its new salon in Maple Valley on May 31.

  • May 21, 2012
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Gas prices in Puget Sound region rise above national average

Average retail gasoline prices in Seattle have risen 13.9 cents per gallon in the past week, ( May 14) averaging $4.21/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.73/g, according to gasoline price website SeattleGasPrices.com.

  • May 20, 2012
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Ribbon cutting ceremony for Maple Valley Fred Meyer to be held on May 22

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Fred Meyer at Four Corners at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

  • May 17, 2012
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Resources, events and news for businesses | Better Business Bureau

During National Small Business Month in May, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington encourages best practices by offering resources, events and news for businesses.

  • May 6, 2012
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Liquor Control Board to close 14 state liquor stores on Thursday

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will shut-down 14 state liquor stores statewide to compensate for store employees leaving for new jobs.

  • Apr 29, 2012
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46th Pacific Northwest regional economic conference | May 17-18

Economists will discuss whether the new Pacific Northwest economy is leaner, meaner and greener during the 2012 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference to take place May 17 and 18 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle.

  • Apr 21, 2012
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Beauty and the Beans manager Michelle Doyle makes white coffee inside of her drive-through espresso stand. It is the only independent drive-through espresso stand in Covington.

Espresso stand in Covington offers wicked brews of white coffee and candy milkshakes

Beauty and the Beans, a new drive-through espresso stand in Covington, is not the kind of place where scantily-clad girls serve coffee.

Beauty and the Beans manager Michelle Doyle makes white coffee inside of her drive-through espresso stand. It is the only independent drive-through espresso stand in Covington.

Save tax refunds for further review | Better Business Bureau

Consumers with newly acquired tax refund checks might notice numerous offers and incentives to spend cash right away; Better Business Bureau says to save funds for further review.

  • Apr 15, 2012
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Shawn Blake a Covington carpenter

Covington carpenter has homemade brass and steel clock on display at watch and clock collector event

Shawn Blake a Covington carpenter had his handmade brass and steel clock he named the "Ben Franklin Movement" on display at the NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) Pacific Northwest Regional at Kent Commons on Sunday.

  • Apr 5, 2012
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Shawn Blake a Covington carpenter

An Example for Us All | Don Brunell

Adversity often brings out the best in people. We find ways to pitch in and solve problems that government can’t.