Remember the old saying: The only things certain in life are death and taxes? You need to add global competition to that list.
Gail Hill was named to the Women in Insurance and Financial Services Leaders Recognition Society Oct. 21 in Boston.
She has worked in the insurance and financial services industry for more than 23 years, and is a financial planner at AXA Advisors with offices Covington and Bellevue.
VCA Covington Animal Hospital of Covington has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.
Valley Medical Center recently received a 2010 Impact Award for Enterprise Patient Informatics Solutions (EPIS) by Royal Philips Electronics, a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting.
VMC received the Emergin Impact Award for increasing both the average daily census and parent satisfaction in its 13-bed pediatric unit.
The Greater Maple Valley Networking Association announced the weekly meetings have been moved from the Lake Wilderness Golf Course to The Cedar Grill at 23621 Maple Valley Hwy., Maple Valley.
Both Washingtons are in a financial bind. In our nation’s capital, President Obama and Congress are running trillion-dollar budget deficits and our national debt will soon exceed $14 trillion.
How much is that? To pay back $14 trillion, you’d have to spend $1 each second for the next 448,000 years.
Even though voters rejected Initiative 1082, which would have allowed private insurers to write workers’ compensation insurance in our state, the need to reform the system has become even greater. It has become too costly for employers and too cumbersome for injured workers, and in 2011, rates will increase an average of 12 percent.
MultiCare and city officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 10 at the Covington Urgent Care site to commemorate 24-hour emergency department the health care facility is building.
In 1992, a single male sockeye salmon managed to swim 900 miles from the mouth of the Columbia River to Redfish Lake in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, the end of his migratory journey. Biologists dubbed him “Lonesome Larry.”
Jay Buhner, Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame player, and the Mariner Moose kicked off the grand opening of the Lake Wilderness KeyBank branch Saturday morning.
A line of youngsters and adults received autographs and took pictures with the former right fielder and slugger along with the Mariner Moose.
Regional administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
After the Recovery Act passed in February 2009, the Small Business Administration was able to help about 70,000 small businesses get our recovery loans to help keep doors open, shelves stocked and employees paid.
For most small businesses, these last two years have been anything but “business as usual.”
So what’s a local business owner to do? For those of you who have played sports or love watching sports, you know the answer. It’s the old football adage: The best defense is a good offense.
The Maple Valley Economic Development Committee and the Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce announced the buy local campaign with the introduction of the Maple Valley Power Card.
The goal of the card is to help those participating save while raising awareness of the products and services available locally.
Over the last month, France has been wracked by a series of protests and strikes that threaten the nation’s economy. Angry mobs set fires and battled with police as strikes shut down the country’s rail system, buses, oil refineries, ports and garbage collection.