Business

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

Women business owners are invited to #STEMforHer live Twitter chat | Small Business Administration

Women business owners are invited to learn more about increasing opportunities for entrepreneurs in high-growth industries and how to advance their small business ventures through a #STEMforHer live Twitter chat on March 24

  • Mar 22, 2014

Small Business Administration expands outreach

The U.S. Small Business Administration will join the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) at its National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) March 17-20, 2014 to sign a strategic alliance memorandum (SAM) to widen reach to Native American entrepreneurs and boost entrepreneurship opportunities.

  • Mar 10, 2014

Prepaid debit cards easy money for scammers | Better Business Bureau

According to Better Business Bureau reports, consumers across Western Washington are being scammed out of hundreds of dollars with prepaid money cards.

  • Mar 2, 2014

Better Business Bureau tips for local home shows

As thousands of Washingtonians embark on Spring home repairs and remodeling projects, Better Business Bureau aims to protect consumers as they shop local home expos and trade shows.

  • Feb 22, 2014

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

Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host on March 12 a free live webinar for new and small business owners.

  • Feb 17, 2014

Social media strategies for crisis communications webinar | Small Business Administration

Communicating a key message to your staff, clients and business partners in a timely and accurate manner is essential when a disaster strikes. Increasingly, organizations are relying on social media to get ahead of and dispel misinformation that can lead to a tarnished reputation, and even failure of the company.

  • Feb 3, 2014

Better Business Bureau partners with Online Trust Alliance for Data Privacy Day

Leading up to Data Privacy Day on Jan 28, 2014, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is teaming up with Online Trust Alliance and other consumer protection agencies in recommending a series of best practices to help prevent data breaches and other exploits.

  • Jan 25, 2014

Marti Reeder earns Five Star Professional Real Estate Award

Reeder received the Five Star Award in December from Seattle Magazine for the third time.

  • Jan 10, 2014

Business representatives from Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce to go to Olympia for Chamber Day Jan. 29

Chamber members will hear speakers in the morning, then meet with state legislators to talk about pressing issues for businesses as well as to deliver the East King County Chamber Coalition’s legislative agenda priorities which were developed during the past few months.

  • Jan 10, 2014

Tips for hiring caterers | Better Business Bureau

Sometimes it’s nice to let someone else do the cooking, but there are a few things to keep in mind before hiring holiday party caterers. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington wants hosts to throw memorable gatherings without any hassles.

  • Dec 29, 2013

Keep the holiday spirit all year long | Don Brunell

During the holidays, our thoughts naturally turn to giving — not just giving gifts but donating our time and money to charities and community programs.

  • Dec 29, 2013

Observant neighbor may have saved home from fire Thursday afternoon | Kent Regional Fire Authority

No one was home when the first started, but a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the eaves of the single story house located northeast of Kentwood High.

  • Dec 26, 2013

Kentlake High to host Covington Chamber of Commerce’s January luncheon

Kent Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas will speak about the district's proposed levies which are expected to be on the ballot in February.

  • Dec 26, 2013

Small Business Administration revises size standards for utilities and construction sectors | Small Business Administration

Size standards define the maximum size a firm can be and still be considered a small business.

  • Dec 23, 2013

Develop safe gift card giving habits | Better Business Bureau

Gift cards are practical for the people who “have everything,” allowing them to make their own purchases and avoid trips to stores to return ugly sweaters.

  • Dec 22, 2013

Benefits and dangers of digital receipts | Better Business Bureau

With the probable demise of physical cash in the near future, many retailers—large and small—are adopting point-of-sale solutions to accommodate the increasing use of debit and credit.

  • Dec 8, 2013