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.
Flipping all kinds of pancakes became a hot item in Covington this week.
John Khauv opened an International House of Pancakes restaurant, also known by its acronym IHOP, in Covington featuring 16 different types of pancakes ready for flipping and serving to hungry customers.
The question Washington voters should ask themselves before voting on a state income tax this fall is, “Will we be better off with an income tax?” Judging from experience, the answer is, “No.”
Initiative 1098 would impose a 5 percent income tax on individual income over $200,000 and $400,000 for a couple. In addition, the measure would reduce some business-and-occupation taxes for small businesses and reduce property taxes by about 4 percent.
That might sound reasonable to some, but experience tells us that a state income tax is a bad idea.
First, economists agree that it’s never a good idea to raise taxes in a recession. Increasing the tax burden on small employers – many of whom file taxes as individuals – makes it harder for them to add or retain employees.
Portions of the new national health-reform law are just now going into effect, but the impact is already being felt. Insurers are warning of higher premiums and some companies say the law will force them to eliminate employee health insurance coverage.
More than a dozen restaurants in Covington are participating in the Purple Light Nights Bite of Covington as part of the campaign headed up by the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
KeyBank is opening its new location known as the Lake Wilderness Branch in Maple Valley at 23928 225th Way S.E.
It is the second branch in the city for the Cleveland-based bank.
Kirk Lantier will be moving from the management of the Four Corners KeyBank branch to the new bank.
Our founding fathers envisioned a government by the people. In fact, in his Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln concluded with the words, “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
In the last few years, we’ve forgotten Lincoln’s words. We now have government by regulation and it is paralyzing our nation.
KeyBank will open the a branch in its Puget Sound expansion program Oct. 18 at 23928-225th Way S.E in Maple Valley.
This will be the second branch in Maple Valley for the Cleveland-based corporation.
President Obama and congressional candidates are tripping over themselves trying to convince voters that they will have a tax plan to soak the rich, help the middle class and jump-start small business.
They want to entice people to spend what money they have and sway wary investors to shake loose with the $13 trillion currently tucked away waiting for more certain economic and political times.
The Metropolitan King County Council today called on the executive to explore ways to assist small companies as they seek to do business with King County. The unanimously adopted motion asks the executive to study and report back to the council on the legality and practicability of creating a small business set-aside program for companies seeking to work with the county in a variety of areas ranging from construction and consulting to contracting with the county for the delivery of goods and services.
President Barack Obama says two of his biggest priorities are jobs and renewable energy. Perhaps he should tell his regulators to help, not hinder, energy projects because some of their most recent actions are killing them and their accompanying jobs. In the process, they’re making us even more reliant on foreign oil.
The Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Prime Time Business Expo 2010 fro 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Rock Creek Elementary School gymnasium, 25700 Maple Valley Highway.
Reservation for space are $50 for chamber members, $75 for expanded spaces, $100 for nonmembers and $150 for expanded spaces.
Dave Guest had a 10 year plan.
It just got interrupted in year six.
Guest, who lives in Black Diamond, was a news editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer when it ceased putting out a daily newspaper. He had worked for the company for 25 years and was in the process of starting his own business when the paper closed in March 2009 after more than a century of reporting the news.