Beware of scammers during March Madness | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau Northwest wants to serve an alley-oop to spectators attending the 2016 NCAA Tournament. This year the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team are the No. 1 seed, Oregon State Beavers are No. 7 and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the No. 11 seed. These teams will battle it out to make it to the Final Four.

  • Mar 16, 2016

Six business resolutions for 2016 | U.S. Small Business Administration

As we enter into the New Year, a lot of people focus on bettering themselves. More workouts and fewer vices are the usual focus of resolutions this time of year. But for business owners, here are some simple resolutions with your businesses well-being in mind:

  • Jan 5, 2016

Abundant salmon runs are early Christmas present | Don Brunell

Pacific Northwest fishermen have good and very good news this Christmas.

Better Business Bureau advice for holiday shopping

hile shoppers gear up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to not get overwhelmed with door buster sales. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers plan to spend an average of $463 on family members this holiday season.

  • Nov 30, 2015

Skip the mall, shop small | Calvin Goings

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.

  • Nov 25, 2015

State revenue offers free after-hours tax webinar Nov. 18

Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report.

  • Nov 11, 2015

STEP up export game with Small Business Administration

Ninety-six percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States and represent two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power.

  • Sep 21, 2015

Kim Emmons to focus on Foster Champs and real estate

Kim and Jack Emmons merge Maple Valley real estate office with Kent-Covington John L. Scott Real Estate

  • Sep 9, 2015
Matt D’Alessio covers freshly baked pies at the Pie Lab

Covington woman loves food and pie

Pie Lab, at 12966 SE Kent Kangley Road, Kent, is open 8 a.m. daily. To learn more, visit The grand opening celebration is Sept. 4

Matt D’Alessio covers freshly baked pies at the Pie Lab

Snohomish County Career Fair

The first 50 online registrants to check-in at the Sound Publishing booth, you get two free Mariner tickets

  • Sep 3, 2015
Maple Valley story

Hunstock honored with finance officer award

At the Maple Valley City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 24, City Manager David Johnston presented Finance Director Shawn Hunstock with the Professional Finance Officer Award in recognition for his continued professional development and achievements in the governmental finance arenas

  • Sep 3, 2015
Maple Valley story

Tax changes coming for out of state businesses

Out-of-state companies could see some changes to their Washington state tax obligations due to new legislation taking effect Sept. 1

  • Aug 26, 2015

Business crime statistics | MVPD

Business crime statistics from Maple Valley Police Department

  • Aug 12, 2015

Beware of working from home scams | Business

The ability to work from home is an attractive proposition, especially when a company promises high income for little effort. The Better Business Bureau has received reports of a fraudulent company posing as a legitimate business, offering “jobs” to consumers that never pay

  • Aug 12, 2015

Six steps to increase cyber security | Business

For businesses, here are some ideas to protect you from outside intrusion

  • Aug 12, 2015

Crime prevention with environmental design | Business Watch

Environmental features of a business or shopping center can contribute to our feelings of safety or danger

  • Jul 15, 2015

Startup in a day with SBA | Business

Starting a business can be overwhelming. You have to set up a legal structure, find office space, and apply for multiple licenses and permits, before you can even open your doors to customers

Maple Valley story

The Lost Dutchman opens in Maple Valley

The Lost Dutchman, a sports bar in Maple Valley, took the place of the former Blockbuster in Wilderness Village

  • Jul 15, 2015
Maple Valley story

Washington state Department of Revenue offers free webinar about taxes for businesses, July 21

Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report.

  • Jul 13, 2015

When forests become the “big polluters” | Don Brunell

We associate air pollution with big cities, but millions of people are feeling the impacts of pollution from wildfires burning from California to Alaska and as far east as Colorado. It is one of the worst years on record for forest fires and we will spend billions to fight the fires and protect people, homes and businesses.