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Uber opens Greenlight Hub in Tukwila to support drivers

Uber Seattle celebrated the opening of its new Greenlight Hub in Tukwila with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 11.

 

Phishing con fools web domain name owners | Better Business Bureau

If you run a business or have a personal website, you probably…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

 

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Millennials resurrecting whiskey and wine | Don Brunell

Last month while touring Ireland, our guide proudly pointed out Irish whiskey is making a strong comeback and thanked us, Americans, for our hefty contribution to their sales and shipments.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

 

Take a page from Gerald Ford’s playbook | Don Brunell

It’s D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized.

  • Oct 29th, 2016

Take a page from Gerald Ford’s playbook | Don Brunell

It’s D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized.

Take a page from Gerald Ford’s playbook | Don Brunell

It’s D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized.

SBA connects small businesses with global economy

Small businesses constantly seek ways to grow their customer base. However, many don't realize approximately 95 percent of their potential new customers live outside the United States.

  • Oct 17th, 2016

Regulating America out of jobs | Don Brunell

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce looked at the cost of regulations in America and found that excessive regulations are undercutting our economy and costing us jobs.

  • Oct 1st, 2016

Orangetheory Fitness set to open in Maple Valley | New Business

With its grand opening set for Sept. 23, Orangetheory Fitness is coming to Maple Valley. Class trails begin Sept. 3.

  • Aug 26th, 2016

IRS Strikes Olympic Gold | Don Brunell

Guess who was among the first to welcome our Olympic athletes back home from Rio?

  • Aug 22nd, 2016

National energy policy must be broad and inclusive | Don Brunell

America must have a thoughtful and comprehensive national energy policy which focuses on supplies that are environmentally friendly, abundant and affordable.

  • Aug 2nd, 2016

Maintaining low-cost electricity vital for Washington clean tech industries | Don Brunell

Since the construction of Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams, Washington has enjoyed an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower. It has been one-key competitive advantage for energy intensive industries and now it is vital to our state burgeoning "clean tech industries."

  • Jul 11th, 2016

Maintaining low cost electricity vital for Washington’s clean tech industries

Since the construction of Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams, Washington has enjoyed an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower. It has been one-key competitive advantage for energy intensive industries and now it is vital to our state burgeoning “clean tech industries.”

  • Jul 9th, 2016

Made it in America

In the presidential campaign leading up to the November elections, hopefully we will hear about ways to “Make America Great Again!”

  • Jul 2nd, 2016

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 16th, 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 6th, 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 30th, 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 25th, 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 11th, 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 21st, 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 9th, 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 thepielabbakery.com. 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 3rd, 2015
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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 3rd, 2015
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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 26th, 2015

Business crime statistics | MVPD

Business crime statistics from Maple Valley Police Department

  • Aug 12th, 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 12th, 2015

Six steps to increase cyber security | Business

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

  • Aug 12th, 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 16th, 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 15th, 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 13th, 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.

Economic injury disaster loans available to Washington small businesses | Small Business Administration

Small, nonfarm businesses in 11 Washington counties and neighboring county in Oregon are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • Jul 6th, 2015

Puget Sound Energy offering new appliances with trade-in

Puget Sound Energy is rounding up old, inefficient refrigerators and washing machines that are in working condition, and replacing them with a limited number of ENERGY STAR® qualified models – for free

  • Jun 17th, 2015

Proliance Orthopedic Associates to open new location

Proliance Orthopedic Associates Maple Valley office to open July 6

  • Jun 17th, 2015

Opportunities for 50 and over entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of new business owners

  • Jun 4th, 2015

King Conservation District grants available to food system projects

The King Conservation District is offering $650,000 of regional food systems grants in support of King County agriculture

  • Jun 4th, 2015