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

Small Business Administration offers help to those impacted by Kummer Bridge closure

Help is on the way for Black Diamond businesses hurt by the closing of the state Route 169 Kummer Bridge across the Green River.Nancy Porzio,… Continue reading

Covington resident Rick Osborn

Triathlons are Raise the Bar’s business

Raise the Bar, a Covington-based business, is gearing up for another year of managing what it calls the largest, “most-participatory” triathlon team in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Jan 28, 2009
Covington resident Rick Osborn

Job openings plunged in 2008’s second half

Job vacancies in Washington last fall were 32 percent fewer than just six months earlier, according to the the state Employment Security Department – which… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2009

Dance-fitness classes relocate

Instructor Carolyn Stokes’ Jazzercise classes that were conducted at Greater Maple Valley Community Center have been relocated to the Maple Valley Creative Arts Center.The move… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2009

Third-quarter slip in retail sales

Retail sales in King County dropped 4.4 percent to $11.7 billion during the third quarter of 2008, about the same percentage decrease recorded statewide, according… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2009

Office supply store closes

Maple Valley Office Supply has closed after two years of business.Owner Diana Ludke, writing in the newsletter of the Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2009

Legislator suggests flat corporate tax

Business leaders from eastern King County were looking for answers to Washington’s budget woes as they met over breakfast Jan. 8 with state legislators. The answers were short in coming.

  • Jan 21, 2009

King County spared from 7 percent unemployment

King County's unemployment rate last month was 5.7 percent, while the rates for nearby counties, Washington and the U.S. topped 7 percent.The jobless report from… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2009

‘Relationship’ author to do book-signing

Bruce Hudson, a professional photographer who lives in the Maple Valley area, will be at the Ivar's restaurant in Kent Jan. 24 to sign copies… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2009

Careers expert has advice on how to get hired

Author and careers counselor Robin Ryan will discuss hiring strategies from her book, “Sixty Seconds and You’re Hired,” during an appearance Jan. 20 at Covington… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2009