Better Business Bureau tips to avoid dieting scams

Every January, the goal to lose weight and get in shape is at the top of New Year’s resolution lists. After all the snacking and feasting that goes on from Thanksgiving to Jan. 1, that’s no big surprise.

  • Jan 26, 2015

Shoplifting during the holiday season | Maple Valley business watch newsletter

Covering shoplifting prevention and the consequences on everyone

  • Dec 4, 2014

Shared Work helps employers prevent layoffs in Covington

Speakers from the Employment Security Department’s Shared Work program will join members of the Covington Chamber of Commerce.

  • Nov 7, 2014

Bad checks and counterfeit bills

Business Watch monthly newsletter | Maple Valley Police Department | October

  • Oct 17, 2014

Nominations for a 2014 Corporations for Communities Award deadline approaching

Time is running out to offer nominations for a 2014 Corporations for Communities Award. The nomination deadline is August 31.

  • Aug 24, 2014

Social media sites could lead to identity theft | Better Business Bureau

Whether it’s giving online birthday wishes, connecting with former classmates or gaming with friends, social media has become a powerful networking tool for businesses, consumers and, now more than ever, crooks.

  • Aug 17, 2014

Beware of Charity scams | Better Business Bureau

With relief efforts underway in Washington’s Carlton Complex fire, Better Business Bureau along with Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman urge consumers to be on the lookout for bogus charities and scammers trying to capitalize on a natural disaster.

  • Aug 4, 2014

Open house at new Valley Medical Center Maple Valley Clinic today

Valley Medical celebrated the soon to be open clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 24.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Be wary of Seahawk ticket deals | Better Business Bureau

As single-game tickets for the Seahawks go on sale, the Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington warns fans to be wary of too-good-to-be-true deals.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Phone vishing scam targets businesses | Washington State Department of Revenue

Double-check that number before you call back. That’s the warning from the Washington State Department of Revenue about voice messages being left from someone claiming to be a Revenue employee.

  • Jul 5, 2014

Free wi-fi leads to Sidejacking | Better Business Bureau

Sidejacking is a common term for man-in-the-middle “eavesdropping” attacks that occur through unsecured Wi-Fi connections. Coffee shops, college campuses, airports and hotels are breeding grounds for hackers who try to compromise personal information and place computers at risk for viruses.

  • Jun 29, 2014

Cedar Lodge of Maple Valley grand opening July 18

Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Services re-introduces the historic Maple Valley Community Hall as a charming, local event venue - with a purpose.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Revenue offers tax workshop July 2 in Seattle | Washington State Department of Revenue

Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report.

  • Jun 22, 2014

Marti Reeder, Realtor, Broker

Small businesses have the power to propel the local economy and uplift the community. When our small businesses do well, our community does well too. Please join thousands of your neighbors and shop small on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28, to support your local business owners and support the local economy. With the holiday season upon us, I cannot think of a better time to recommit in honoring our neighborhood champions.

  • Jun 12, 2014 helps consumers protect their pocketbooks

“You pay; so should they. Report unregistered businesses.” State agencies are using this theme to urge consumers to check with the state before hiring a business to do work for them.

  • May 26, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate wins national award

Mike Gain, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate accepted the Gibraltar Circle Award on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway and Prudential Real Estate for being ranked 23rd in the country among real estate brokerages.

  • Apr 14, 2014

Better Business Bureau assists medical identity fraud prevention

According to the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance, medical identity theft increased nearly 20 percent in 2013 and affected approximately 1.84 million victims in the United States—who paid more than $12 billion in out-of-pocket costs.

  • Apr 13, 2014

Acupuncture Center opens in Covington

Edward Cheng and Shirley Chen opened Acupuncture Center in Covington on March 17.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Small Business Administration offers disaster assistance to Washington small businesses

U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest working capital federal loans to small businesses/

  • Apr 6, 2014

Washington State Department of Revenue resources for mudslide affected businesses, property owners

The Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) is offering help to businesses and property owners in the Oso mudslide area.

  • Mar 30, 2014