Business

Loray Rainwater in front of her new office. She started July 30 as the president and CEO of the Covington Chamber of Commerce.

New face for Covington Chamber

The Covington Chamber of Commerce has a new woman in charge.Loray Rainwater, who grew up in the area and is a graduate of Enumclaw High,… Continue reading

Loray Rainwater in front of her new office. She started July 30 as the president and CEO of the Covington Chamber of Commerce.

Covington Chamber of Commerce announces new president

The Covington Chamber of Commerce announced Loray Rainwater is the new president/CEO of the organization. A press release from the chamber state she is a lifelong resident of the South Puget Sound area and has developed a well-rounded background in business operations, sales, marketing, public relations and has spent the majority of her career in leadership roles.

  • Jul 31, 2009

Passing opportunities that made America great

This summer, many business leaders traded their offices for classrooms to mentor high school students at Washington Business Week. For me, it was the first… Continue reading

School vouchers will cut the knot of teacher union rules

Recently, the Associated Press reported that hundreds of New York City public school teachers accused of offenses ranging from insubordination to sexual misconduct are being paid full salary with benefits to sit around all day playing Scrabble, surfing the Internet or just doing what they please.

MultiCare named one of nations top 100 most wired health systems

MultiCare Health System has been named one of the nation’s 100 Most Wired health systems and the 25 Most Wireless health systems, according to Hospital… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2009

Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce upcoming events

Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of CommerceEvents for July 16-July 23• Featured Events4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Aug. 19 – Prime Time for Shopping, Food, Services… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009

State earns record low interest rates in $765 million competitive bond sale

The state's AA+ rated bonds drew strong competition and earned record low rates in Tuesday’s $765 million competitive bond sales, according to a press release… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009

Washington state unemployment rate increases to 9.3 percent

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in June, up from May’s revised rate of 9.1 percent, according to a press release from… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2009

Tahoma High students receive $19,000 in scholarships from Maple Valley Rotary

Maple Valley Rotary awarded $19,000 in college scholarships to five Tahoma High School students. • Kelly Apperson, 3.98 grade point average, received $5,000. She plans to attend Whitworth or Seattle Pacific University. She was on honor roll, rotary student of the month and a Rotary Interact Club member. Apperson has helped out with Hurricane Katrina victims, has gone on numerous church mission trips and helps with feeding the homeless. All of this while lettering in multiple sports.

  • Jul 9, 2009

Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce upcoming events

Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce• Feature events• July 11The Farmer’s Market is back.• July 1511:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Business During Hours at The Tahoma… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2009
The Honda 2010 Insight hit the market April 22.

Along for a drive in the Honda 2010 Insight

Along for the drive in Kirkland…At the turn of the century when Honda introduced the first generation Insight, I found the hybrid to be an… Continue reading

The Honda 2010 Insight hit the market April 22.
Andrea Pickett of Baked Goodies in the booth at the Maple Valley Farmers Market on June 20

Mother, daughter duo bake tasty treats

Myrna Leickem was elbow deep in dough last Friday morning. Leickem was making cinnamon rolls for her new business with daughter Andrea Pickett, which sells only on Saturdays at the Maple Valley Farmers Market at Rock Creek Elementary School.

Andrea Pickett of Baked Goodies in the booth at the Maple Valley Farmers Market on June 20
Pictured are owner Trapper O’Keeffe

Trapper’s Sushi in Covington opens the doors

The tenants of Trapper’s Sushi and the Covington Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the completion of a new facility with an official ribbon cutting and… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2009
Pictured are owner Trapper O’Keeffe

Covington and King County hosting business recycling event

The city of Covington in coordination with King County Solid Waste Division is co-hosting a business recycling collection event at the Kent Fire Station No.… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2009

IRS advises it is time to check tax withholding levels

The Internal Revenue Service reminds Washington state taxpayers with 2009 nearly half over there is no better time to check their federal income tax withholding… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2009

The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce announce new board members

The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce announced the election of three new board members – Doug Corbin, Puget Sound Energy; Patti Jenson, Allstate,… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2009

Maple Valley Rotary Club and the Seattle Mariners team up to strike out polio

The Maple Valley community is invited to have fun, save money and raise some serious money for our fight to end polio in this great… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2009

Energy taxes on business will be passed on to the rest of us

Higher energy prices are a hidden undeclared tax. If you doubt that, just remember the feeling you had pumping $4 per gallon gasoline in your… Continue reading

Lynn Roberts

Maple Valley Rotary thanks participants and sponsors of golf tournament

The 13th annual golf tournament to benefit the Maple Valley Rotary scholarship fund and Greater Maple Valley Community Center (GMVCC) youth programs took place on… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2009
Lynn Roberts