Business

King County home sales top 2,000 in June

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.

  • Jul 15, 2008

Four Corners’ viability to be topic of July 16 forum in Maple Valley

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.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Manager Bill Haytack (middle

Covington Home Depot to feature mostly locals on staff

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.’”

  • Jun 24, 2008
Manager Bill Haytack (middle

Entrepreneur’s love for cooking and people is a sweet recipe

It’s an intoxicating mixture of cooking, connecting with others and using her savvy that keeps Harpreet Gill motivated as a businesswoman.

  • Jun 21, 2008

Maple Valley city manager talks issues over eggs

Maple Valley city manager Anthony Hemstad hosted a breakfast meeting last Wednesday at Lake Wilderness Grill to hear from community members about about issues the city is facing. Topics ranged from sign code enforcement to eminent domain to the donut hole to the Four Corners sub-area plan to the recent recognition of Tahoma High School in Newsweek magazine’s annual Best of Education feature.

  • Jun 19, 2008
A sneak preview of the Red Robin restaurant that will open next Monday included a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Doing the snipping Wednesday were (from left) Jim Wene

Opening time near for Covington Esplanade

Things are coming along at Covington Esplanade, as new businesses in the commercial project just east of Wax Road on Southeast 272nd Street begin to open.

  • Jun 13, 2008
A sneak preview of the Red Robin restaurant that will open next Monday included a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Doing the snipping Wednesday were (from left) Jim Wene

Home Depot opens this month

June 26 will be the first day of business for Home Depot's new store in Covington.

  • Jun 10, 2008
Dr. George J. Brown

Puget Sound hospital records go digital with MultiCare tech

Ten years ago, MultiCare Health System became the first health system in the south Puget Sound region to implement an electronic health record for patients at its outpatient clinics in Pierce and south King Counties, including the clinic in Covington.

  • Jun 10, 2008
Dr. George J. Brown

Covington woman completes financial training program | Covington Biz Briefs

Covington resident Gail Hill, a financial professional for the Seattle branch of AXA Advisors, has completed a company training program on advanced investment and wealth management strategies at the AXA Institute.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Biofuel getting warm reception in Washington state

By this time next year, the start of a potentially new era in home heating – one with some extra green – will be well underway here. Washington will have joined Minnesota as the second state in the country that mandates the use of renewable biofuels. Many of the state’s home heating oil companies are welcoming the mandate, which takes effect Dec. 1 this year. They say it will focus consumer attention on biodiesel as an alternative to standard home heating oil. The latter is a 100% petroleum-based product.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Genesee Fuel and Heating and its owner

Maple Valley heating oil dealer sees customers embracing bio-diesel

Steve Clark, the third-generation owner of Genesee Fuel and Heating in Seattle (www.geneseeheat.com), has been selling heating oil to Maple Valley and Covington residents since 1999. Two years ago, he purchased Terry Morris Fuel and Burner Services, a third-generation, family-owned business that’s located in Maple Valley at 26458 Maple Valley Hwy.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Genesee Fuel and Heating and its owner

Sound Publishing purchases Enumclaw Courier-Herald

Sound Publishing Inc., whose newspapers include the Covington and Maple Valley Reporter, has concluded the purchase of the Enumclaw Courier-Herald and its sister publication in Bonney Lake, Sound announced Wednesday.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Fred Meyer

Big might be better in Maple Valley

A longstanding cap on big-box stores in Maple Valley could be going away.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Fred Meyer

Red Robin getting ready to open in June in Covington New restaurant to hire 100-plus

A new Red Robin restaurant, scheduled to open in Covington June 16, has begun hiring a workforce of more than 100 full-time and part-time employees.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Chamber auction near

May Day Madness, the Covington Chamber of Commerce’s auction and dinner, is next Thursday at 6 p.m. at Meridian Valley Country Club.

  • Jun 2, 2008