Business

Businesses boost toy drives

Among local businesses that are serving as collection sites for toy drives are Noobs Game Center and Daniel Ross Salon and Skin Care, both in… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2008

New store buys, sells kids’ and maternity items

Kid to Kid, a retail franchise that buys and sells children’s and maternity goods, has opened a store in Covington at 16908 SE. 269th Pl.

  • Dec 4, 2008
Welcoming Dachelle Pand (second from right) of Valley Bank as a new member of the Rotary Club of Covington are club leaders (from left) Barry Anderson
Welcoming Dachelle Pand (second from right) of Valley Bank as a new member of the Rotary Club of Covington are club leaders (from left) Barry Anderson

Chambers of Commerce meet

Covington Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership meeting is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. next Thursday at Radcliffe Place, 13510 SE. 272nd St.

  • Dec 3, 2008

Boeing engineers accept new contract

An engineers' union has accepted a new four-year contract with Boeing.Among participating members of Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) Local 2001 –… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2008

Lumps of coal for Christmas

Looking for a gag gift for someone on your Christmas list? Palmer Coking Coal Co. has a "dark" suggestion.The Black Diamond company is continuing its… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2008

Covington Costco opens with self-checkout, other tweaks

More than four years in the making, the grand opening of Costco in Covington tomorrow is being hailed as a significant moment for both the wholesale warehouse company and the city.

King County home sales dropped in October

Prices that sellers in King County and regionally are getting for their homes have followed the economy’s downturn, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service, a residential real estate organization that tracks the housing market in western Washington.

  • Nov 13, 2008

Entrepreneur 101: South King County mom shares her story

I have been encouraged to share my story. I must admit it is not your everyday story. Instead, it is a unique experience had by a young mom with a shop full of 3,000 boxes.

  • Nov 13, 2008

Striking Boeing workers accept contract

By a 74 percent majority, striking members of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) voted Saturday to accept a new four-year contract from… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2008
The co-directors of Sassy Mei Home and Gift Show are Cadie Brockbank (left) and Bianca Collings

It’s not ‘your typical craft sale’

Bianca Collings and Cadie Brockbnk are co-directors of the Sassy Mei Home and Gift Show. They created the organization – which is based in Maple Valley, as are most of their vendors and sponsors – when fuel prices started to climb and consumers were looking to stay local. Sassy Mei hosts two large gift shows each year for participating artisans and businesses to sell their goods at Elk Run Golf Course. The next show is scheduled for Oct. 10-11. To find out more about Sassy Mei, the Reporter talked to Collings.

  • Oct 4, 2008
The co-directors of Sassy Mei Home and Gift Show are Cadie Brockbank (left) and Bianca Collings

Briefly/Business

Covington hosts business event

  • Oct 3, 2008

PSE’s natural gas rates increasing today; add $8.49 to monthly home bills

Puget Sound Energy‘s natural gas rates will rise about 10 percent beginning today, adding an estimated $8.49 to the monthly bills of residential ratepayers.

  • Oct 1, 2008

Target in Covington? City, school district have conditions

Target wants to build a store in downtown Covington, but the idea is easier said than done. The property Target wants to set up shop on is a 20-acre parcel next door to Covington Elementary School, which is part of the Kent School District. The city would like the school site, which is 17 acres, and the neighboring site owned by Ashton Development to be developed together as a mixed-use commercial and residential project.

New Covington economic development manager looks to tap ‘edge city’ potential

Shalini Bansal is the new economic development manager for the city of Covington. The new position, funded through the city’s utility tax, is a key in planning for Covington’s growth. She talked to the Reporter about her new duties, which she started Aug. 11.

  • Sep 26, 2008

No more weight-loss surgery at Valley Medical Center

After several years of operations and more than 600 patients, Valley Medical Center’s Washington Bariatric and Weight Loss Center is closing.

  • Sep 12, 2008
On Good Neighbor Day
On Good Neighbor Day

Maple Valley Safeway one of 30 state grocers to offer wine/beer tastings

Safeway in Maple Valley is among 30 grocery stores in Washington where shoppers will soon to be able to sample wine and beer.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Covington hires new head of economic development manager

Shalini Bansal, who has worked in city or state governments in five states, has been hired by the city of Covington as its new economic development manager.

  • Aug 29, 2008
For a town hall-style discussion of the state of public transportation in the southeast King County area
For a town hall-style discussion of the state of public transportation in the southeast King County area