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
Derek Matheson

The spring fling brings fun and fundraising

By Tara MesserPresident/CEOCovington Chamber of CommerceMarch 21 the Covington Chamber of Commerce held its annual auction and dinner “Spring Fling 2009”. The evening was filled… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2009
Derek Matheson

Rotary club host food drive at Fred Meyer in Covington

The Covington Rotary Club will be hosting a food drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fred Meyer in Covington, 16735 S.E.… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2009

Big brother could be watching the miles we travel

Imagine you and your family sitting down to dinner when there’s a thunderous knock at the door. You open the door to find two uniformed… Continue reading

After four decades the Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce mission remains much the same

By Sue VanRuffHappy Anniversary to us! On April 10 The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 44th year of incorporation.As the… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2009

Wilderness Veterninary Clinic has new name

After over 40 years serving Maple Valley, the Wilderness Veterinary Clinic is changing its name to Wilderness Animal Hospital.Wilderness Veterinary Clinic was started in 1965… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2009

Covington business community grows

Chamber Notes - Tara MesserAs the City of Covington continues to grow, there is plenty of exciting news to share. We are continuing to expand… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2009
Ellery Heer

Cutters Point at Fred Meyer has new owners

Cutters Point at Fred Meyer in Covington has new owners.As of Feb. 24 Cindy and Alan McLurg along with partners Ellery and Fritzi Heer own… Continue reading

Ellery Heer
Michelle Gesing shows her daughter Erin

Busy moms have a new place to shop

Covington business offers a variety for parents on a budget

Michelle Gesing shows her daughter Erin

Veterinary hospital opens doors

The Sawyer Lake Veterinary Hospital opened its doors for business today (Friday) and is taking appointments. The hospital is located at 28727 216th Ave., about… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2009

Fraud alert for small businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a scam alert today to small businesses warning them not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2009