Business

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.

Storms bring in scammers | Better Business Bureau

A windstorm blew through Western Washington and the Oregon coast this weekend knocking out power to some residents and leaving behind a trail of damage.

  • Oct 17, 2016

Storms bring in scammers | Better Business Bureau

While the storm may have passed, now is the time for scammers to blow in as storm season approaches. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is warning homeowners to use caution when hiring help to rebuild and repair after the storm.

Thrift store moves to new quarters, continues support of mobile clinic

The location might have changed, but the mission remains the same.

  • Oct 11, 2016

Be smart during seasonal hiring season | Better Business Bureau

The holidays are just around the corner and businesses are already busy hiring for seasonal work. According to the National Retail Federation holiday sales increased three percent last year to $626.1 billion.

  • Oct 10, 2016

Be smart during seasonal hiring season | Better Business Bureau

The holidays are just around the corner and businesses are already busy hiring for seasonal work. According to the National Retail Federation holiday sales increased three percent last year to $626.1 billion.

Sumner realtor combines business with community service

As a real estate agent for the last 15 years, Gary Gray has tried to fold his passion for art, poetry and community service into his career. Now, as the head of his own company, Sozo Realty, Gray is looking forward to building a company culture around community as well as business.

October Is Cyber Security Month | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is participating in National Cyber Security Alliance's STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign to improve the public's awareness of the basic steps needed to stay safe online.

  • Oct 3, 2016

October Is Cyber Security Month | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is participating in National Cyber Security Alliance's STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign to improve the public's awareness of the basic steps needed to stay safe online.

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.

Minorities more vulnerable to scams | Better Business Bureau

As the country celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month, Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest has received reports that some minority groups are often the target of specific schemes.

Avoid purchasing EpiPens online | Better Business Bureau

The rising costs of pharmaceuticals has been a hot topic, most recently with the price hike of the allergy medication EpiPen.

  • Sep 6, 2016

Avoid purchasing EpiPens online | Better Business Bureau

The rising costs of pharmaceuticals has been a hot topic, most recently with the price hike of the allergy medication EpiPen. This trend has caused some people to seek prescription drugs outside of pharmacies by hunting online and across the border.

Climate policies should be comprehensive | Don Brunell

The flurry of climate regulations coming out of federal agencies is an example of what to avoid. Whether those new rules are based on laws enacted by Congress is questionable.

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze | Better Business Bureau

School is either underway or right around the corner for many students across the northwest. The preparation for heading back is a big money maker for some businesses.

  • Aug 25, 2016

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze | Better Business Bureau

School is either underway or right around the corner for many students across the northwest. The preparation for heading back is a big money maker for some businesses.

IRS strikes Olympic gold | Don Brunell

Guess who was among the first to welcome our Olympic athletes back home from Rio? None other than the IRS. For U.S. athletes, winning an Olympic medal comes with pride, glory – and a hefty federal tax bill.

Scammers claim to be working with the BBB | Better Business Bureau

No one is immune from having their identity stolen, not even Better Business Bureau. Reports have been coming in to BBB offices and on Scam Tracker regarding individuals claiming to be working with BBB.

  • Aug 18, 2016

Scammers claim to be working with the BBB | Better Business Bureau

No one is immune from having their identity stolen, not even Better Business Bureau. Reports have been coming in to BBB offices and on Scam Tracker regarding individuals claiming to be working with BBB.

Investors want high-tech companies to save water | Don Brunell

Recently, Bloomberg reported that investors in massive data centers are making water availability a critical measurement in their decisions--especially in drought-ridden California.