Business

Chamber board is open to new ideas

It may be time to clarify how the nonprofit Enumclaw Area Chamber of Commerce operates. The Chamber of Commerce office consists of two entities. One, of course, is the chamber and the other is the visitor center. The chamber is totally self sufficient while the visitor center is partially funded by the city of Enumclaw. The chamber is not in any way a division of the city of Enumclaw but is committed to a full partnership with the city. One of our many goals is to promote the welfare of the business community and the city.

  • Feb 10, 2009

A family affair

When Dr. Aaron Molen was a young boy he wanted to grow up to be just like his dad.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Wood takes over at Buckley veterinary clinic

Buckley Veterinary Clinic is under new ownership, now that Dr. Dennette Wood has taken over the established practice along State Route 410.

Many options exist for online networking Bonney Lake Chamber Lora Butterfield

I haven’t quite been able to bring myself to do it yet. Everyone’s doing it. My kids do it, I have friends that are doing it, businesses are doing it, even my husband has done it. I’m sure it’s not that difficult. I know I could figure it out . . . but do I want to? There are so many options for online networking these days, maybe I haven’t done it because I just can’t decide which one to join. Maybe I’m just worried it will suck up more of my time. Time that I can never seem to find enough of anyway. Or perhaps, it’s just that I’m still holding on to the belief that nothing is as effective as a face to face.

Sumner store reveals owner’s love, passion for creating beautiful art

Kathi Gard didn’t leave her heart in the San Francisco Bay area -- she brought it with her to the Pacific Northwest after moving here 32 years ago. Today, she puts that heart into every piece of jewelry she creates for her new Sumner business, Maggie Mae’s Jewelry and Gifts.

Dentist follows family tradition

When Dr. Aaron Molen was a young boy he wanted to grow up to be just like his dad.

Dell owners could be in line for a refund

Dude, you might have a Dell settlement check coming. Attorney General Rob McKenna announced Monday an agreement between the attorneys general of 34 states and Dell under which Dell will provide restitution to customers who experienced problems with the company’s financing promotions, rebate offers, technical support and repair policies.

  • Jan 13, 2009

State notes record number of unemployed

Despite snow-related closures and overloaded telephone systems, the state’s Employment Security Department took in a record number of new unemployment claims in December.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Small-businesses provide opinions for state Legislature

A poll of Washington small business owners released Friday shows big opposition to a healthcare payroll tax and strongly confirms what is already intuitively known – small business owners are demanding that lawmakers freeze or cut spending, rather than raise taxes to close the ballooning state budget deficit.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Season was tough for most businesses

It wasn’t just a tough holiday season for many Enumclaw business owners, it’s been a challenging year.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Enumclaw High graduate opens law office

Joshua Anderson considers Oct. 13, 2008, as one of the highest points in his life. That’s the date when the 2001 Enumclaw High graduate discovered he’d passed the bar exam.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Chamber will skip events, will focus on making business better

Ending 2008 with a very weak economy and the word “recession” finally being verbalized, it is time for your chamber of commerce to make some adjustments.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Enumclaw High graduate opens law office in Bonney Lake

Joshua Anderson considers Oct. 13, 2008, as one of the highest points in his life. That’s the date when the 2001 Enumclaw High graduate discovered he’d passed the bar exam.

Chamber took part in great events in 2008

For the business community in Puyallup and Sumner, which works together through the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, 2008 was a year filled with great new initiatives. Business wisdom tells us that down economic times are opportunities to get focused on strengthening connections with customers, improving products and building professional networks. Local businesses have been doing all of these things so they are poised for an economic recovery that will find them in better shape than ever. Here is just a quick summary of 2008 highlights for chamber members:

Enumclaw chamber has a busy year | Column

What a year 2008 has been! At the Enumclaw Visitor Information Center, our staff and 20 volunteers mailed relocation and informational packets on Enumclaw nationwide and handled more than 3,000 phone calls answering an array of questions from directions to Mount Rainier to local business inquiries. Our Web site has had approximately 500,000 hits in one year alone. We helped more than 4,000 visitors and chamber guests from Enumclaw to Seattle, across the United States and around the world.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Relations between Sumner and the chamber gain strength in 2008

The Board of Directors for the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce started 2008 with only four goals and one of them was to strengthen the relationship between the Chamber and Sumner. As 2008 draws to a close, I am happy to take note of all the connections between the Chamber and Sumner that happened in November and December.

Crafters head to Buds and Blooms

Buds and Blooms owner Lucas Christenson is looking for crafters to fill the nooks and crannies of his popular flower shop on the corner of Griffin Avenue and Porter Street in Enumclaw. He’s hoping to nestle their pieces between his large inventory of fresh flowers, tropical plants, European garden baskets, contemporary and traditional arrangements and silk and dried floral arrangements.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Becker Building to bring medical specialists to area

The goal behind the newly-built Becker Medical Building is to bring more specialists into the Enumclaw area and with owner Dr. Nancy Becker taking the lead and Cardio Consultants following, reality is taking shape.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Good manners gets emphasis

Heidi Hines and Suzanne Sagiao are friends who share a common goal – “to introduce children and teens to the fine art of good manners.”

  • Dec 9, 2008

Little Caesars chain has returned to Enumclaw

Gerry Horn and Bill Oliver are bringing the pizza chain Little Caesars back to Enumclaw in the same location it started nearly 20 years ago – the QFC Plaza.

  • Dec 9, 2008