Business

How to reduce loitering at your business | Business Watch Newsletter

If loitering is a big problem at your business, consider the following solutions

  • May 18, 2015

Big ships are bringing big waterfront changes | Don Brunell

The Longshoremen’s work slowdown that snarled west coast ports for nine months is over, leaving behind bitter memories and billions in economic damages. But the global trends that foreshadowed that port disruption remain.

  • May 1, 2015

Prizes sought for lacrosse auction

The Tahoma Lacrosse Club is inviting all businesses to be a part of their 5th annual Lacrosse Auction May 8, at the Cedar Lodge of Maple Valley

  • Apr 2, 2015

Small businesses reaching global markets

Today, 98 percent of American companies that export are small businesses, but more than half of our exporters are only selling to one foreign market, usually Canada or Mexico. The U.S. Small Business Administration is here to help more entrepreneurs reach new markets for their goods and services

Maple Valley realtor Amber Bills receives top award

Amber Bills of Maple Valley received a top award from Coldwell Banker for the 2014 achievements as “Top Producer 2014,” which made her the No. 1 broker for closed units among the 350 brokers in her office

  • Apr 2, 2015

Covington realtor Marti Reeder wins award

Realtor Marti Reeder has been awarded one of John L. Scott’s highest honors

  • Apr 2, 2015

Legendary Doughnuts serving up the goodies in Covington

Legendary Doughnuts, owned by Shannon Patten, opened its doors in Covington Nov. 26

  • Apr 2, 2015

Showdown in Seattle over city’s minimum wage law Don C. Brunell

Ever since the $15 wage proposal was narrowly approved by city of SeaTac voters, municipal leaders in neighboring Seattle have pushed to impose the same edict.

  • Mar 29, 2015

Wendy’s restaurant opens door in Covington Monday

The new Wendy’s in Covington will have their grand opening March 16

  • Mar 12, 2015

Maple Valley Bar & Grill presents check to food bank

Maple Valley Bar & Grill held a grand opening fundraiser for the food bank in January

  • Mar 11, 2015

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