Business

King County to receive $79 million in federal stimulas funds

King County has been awarded nine federal economic stimulus grants totaling almost $79 million, funds which will be used to create or retain 192 jobs,… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2009

Ask the AG: Consumer Protection Tips from Attorney General Rob McKenna

Shop Closed: Consumer options are limited when businesses go bankruptConsumer: My fiancé and I paid $2,500 to reserve a venue for our upcoming wedding. Weeks… Continue reading

Health reform Is too important to rush through without close scrutiny

There’s an old saying, “Act in haste, repent at leisure.” It means that acting too quickly causes major problems later.The same can be said for… Continue reading

The Maple Valley Rotary recognizes students for  academics

SLIDE SHOW: Maple Valley Rotary Club honors students for academics and leadership

Students of the Month from Tahoma High School were recognized by the Maple Valley Rotary at the club’s breakfast meetings in May and June. Two students are selected each month based upon academic, leadership and community service criteria.

  • Jun 11, 2009
The Maple Valley Rotary recognizes students for  academics

Hudson Portraits to use photos, Facebook to gather food

Bruce Hudson, owner of Hudson’s Portrait Design in Renton, is determined to get cell phone self portraits off people’s Facebook pages and gather food for… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2009

Free tax workshop for small business owners

The south King County office of the state Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for small business owners from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 at the Fairwood Library, 17009 140th S.E., Renton.

  • Jun 6, 2009

Maple Valley Business of the Year is announced by Chamber of Commerce

The Board of Directors of the Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce announced the 2009 Business of the Year award went to John L.… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2009
Dace Anderson and Arielle Young switch fret boards while they jam on Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.” The pair are in a band
Dace Anderson and Arielle Young switch fret boards while they jam on Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades.” The pair are in a band

Protectionism may cause trade war with our neighbors

As President Obama visited Canada and flew across the Atlantic to the G-20 Summit (Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors) in London… Continue reading

King County Council extends home-building project permits

The Metropolitan King County Council today extended the life of permits for stalled home-building projects by two years, providing some economic stimulus and relief to… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2009

Now may be the time for a Small Business Administration loan

Recent changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s financing programs may make the agency’s flagship 7(a) guaranteed and 504 Certified Development Company loan programs more… Continue reading

Department of Revenue offers tax workshop

The Seattle office of the state Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on from 9 a.m. to… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2009
Deann Thiry Scholer

Sunny Valley Wheat Free Bakery’s bottom line is about passion

Deann Thiry Schoeler is in many ways a one-woman baking machine.Schoeler is the owner and manager of Sunny Valley Wheat Free Bakery in Maple Valley,… Continue reading

Deann Thiry Scholer

Upcoming Events for the Covington Chamber of Commerce

• 6 p.m. Wednesday – Grand opening and ribbon cuttingMezcal Mexican Restaurant27149 185th Ave. S.E.Covington253-639-2252• 1-3 p.m. ThursdayGrand opening and ribbon cuttingCovington Place Senior Apartments26902… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Covington Chamber of Commerce

By Tara MesserPresident/CEOCovington Chamber of Commerce• April 15 – Networking BreakfastCome hear our interesting speaker and spend time getting to know other chamber members who… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2009

Oldies station brings back fond memories

By Eydie EskridgeI love oldies rock music!Luckily, I discovered a new oldies station opened in the Seattle area last September. It’s called KMCQ 104.5 FM… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2009
Gina Johnson

Black Diamond trainer finds the good in dogs

Cowboy couldn’t quite make it as a seeing-eye dog for the blind, so he ended up with Gina Johnson of Black Diamond.Lucky for Cowboy, a… Continue reading

Gina Johnson

UPS offers free fax service for job seekers

The UPS Store in Covington and Maple Valley will allow people looking for a job to fax resumes for free.According to a press release from… Continue reading

Small business seminar set for April in Tacoma

Several state agencies will sponsor two small business seminars in Tacoma and Spokane.The Tacoma event is scheduled for April 23 at the Greater Tacoma Convention… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2009