Business

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

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.

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 6, 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 17, 2015

Proliance Orthopedic Associates to open new location

Proliance Orthopedic Associates Maple Valley office to open July 6

  • Jun 17, 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 4, 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 3, 2015

Trek carefully during summer travel season | Better Business Bureau

BBB Urges Travelers to Book Smartly When Using Online Vacation Rental Sites

  • Jun 2, 2015

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