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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.
Covington hosts business event
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.
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.
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.
After several years of operations and more than 600 patients, Valley Medical Center’s Washington Bariatric and Weight Loss Center is closing.
Safeway in Maple Valley is among 30 grocery stores in Washington where shoppers will soon to be able to sample wine and beer.
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.
Dr. Niket Shrivastava, a hand surgeon, has joined Valley Orthopedic Associates at its Covington and Renton clinics.
King County’s unemployment rate in July was 4.1 percent, better than the statewide rate that increased from a month earlier, according to the state Employment Security Department.
It was in 1933, during the depths of the Great Depression, when Welsh coal miners founded Palmer Coking Coal. Tomorrow, the company will mark its 75th year in business.
More than 100 students from 47 high schools throughout south King County and Pierce and Thurston counties will participate in MultiCare Health System’s fifth annual Nurse Camp beginning July 29 by learning firsthand from doctors and nurses about careers in nursing and healthcare.
The Covington Chamber of Commerce has organized a golf tournament for Aug. 22 at Elk Run Golf Course. Entry fees are $95 per player or $380 for a team of four. Fees cover gifts, a prime rib or salmon dinner, and raffle tickets. Additional information is available at (253) 631-6117.
More than 2,000 home were sold in King County last month, part of a trend around western Washington in which housing sales reached the highest level for any month since August 2007, according to real estate industry analysts.
Maple Valley will a Four Corners developer’s forum at 6 p.m. on July 16 at the Tahoma School District central facility. Citizens and business representatives can hear input from leading development firms on the viability of the city’s future plans for Maple Valley’s Four Corners sub-area, city officials said.
As the new Home Depot in Covington approaches its grand opening on Thursday, it’s obvious to store manager Bill Haytack that the community is excited. “I had to put signs up on the windows that said ‘Grand Opening June 26th’ because there are so many people coming by,” Haytack said. “I actually caught a couple people in here shopping not too long ago and I had to say, ‘Gosh, I’m sorry, we’re not open yet.’”