Business

Startup in a day with the Small Business Association

Starting a business can be overwhelming. You have to set up a legal structure, find office space, and apply for multiple licenses and permits, before you can even open your doors to customers. The process should not be tedious or time-consuming. That’s why the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to join the White House in announcing the launch of our Startup in a Day initiative, in alliance with the National League of Cities.

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.

  • Jul 10, 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.

Commencement Bank makes stock announcement

Commencement Bank, which maintains a presence in downtown Enumclaw, announced that the company’s common stock began trading on the OTCQX Best marketplace under the ticker symbol “CBWA.”

  • Jul 6, 2015

Del’s will soon disappear; in it’s place will be Tractor Supply

Big changes are coming to a highly-visible, Griffin Avenue location in downtown Enumclaw. The existing Del’s Feed and Farm Supply will be torn down and a new building will rise in its place, operating as a Tractor Supply Co. store. Tractor Supply owns the Del’s locations.

  • Jul 6, 2015

WSU President Elson Floyd a hard act to follow | Don Brunell

Elson Floyd leaves big shoes to fill at Washington State University.

Careful about imposing a state income tax | Don Brunell

Connecticut is in a deep financial pickle and is in danger of seeing a mass exodus of businesses looking for states where taxes are lower and private sector employers are welcome.

Pharmacy specializes in custom orders | New Businesses

Pharmacists have long been taught the art and science of compounding, but it takes more time and detail than most professionals can offer. That’s where Foothills Compounding Pharmacy is different from most.

  • Jun 8, 2015

The Local…a coffee shop and more | New Businesses

The Local – A Modern-day General Store and Coffee House made its downtown Enumclaw debut June 4.

  • Jun 8, 2015

Business booms for 50-plus | Calvin Goings

Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of new business owners. For age 50+ individuals, entrepreneurship offers an opportunity to use knowledge and experience that has been gained during a lifetime and put it toward creating a new business that can be rewarding and challenging.

Business booms for 50-plus | Calvin Goings

Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of new business owners.

Kansas and North Carolina cutting taxes to spur jobs and growth | Don Brunell

In Olympia these days, lawmakers are high centered in a second special session over the budget to operate the state for the next two years. The stalemate has come down to the choice of raising taxes or funding government within the current revenues.

Kansas and North Carolina cutting taxes to spur jobs and growth | Don Brunell

In Olympia these days, lawmakers are high centered in a second special session over the budget to operate the state for the next two years. The stalemate has come down to the choice of raising taxes or funding government within the current revenues.

Reusing water can help farmers and fish | Don Brunell

Over the last few years, one of the remarkable successes is the record salmon returns to the Columbia River and its tributaries. Conversely, one of the biggest disappointments is low recovery of delta smelt in San Francisco Bay.

Reusing water can help farmers and fish | Don Brunell

Over the last few years, one of the remarkable successes is the record salmon returns to the Columbia River and its tributaries. Conversely, one of the biggest disappointments is low recovery of delta smelt in San Francisco Bay.

Veteran and military personnel scams | Better Business Bureau

Veteran and military personnel scams | Better Business Bureau

People in glass houses | Don Brunell

There’s an old saying that people living in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks. The moral is that before criticizing others, you should make sure your own house is in order. Companies, such as REI, supporting Gov. Inslee’s climate change legislation should heed that advice.

People in glass houses | Don Brunell

There’s an old saying that people living in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks. The moral is that before criticizing others, you should make sure your own house is in order. Companies, such as REI, supporting Gov. Inslee’s climate change legislation should heed that advice.

Almost Necessities adds fashion items and accessories | New Enumclaw businesses

After operating Almost Necessities for 21 years at Enumclaw’s busiest intersection, Peggy Wenham decided it was time for a change. The result is Almost Necessities Chapter 2, which opened for business May 1, still at the corner of Cole Street and Griffin Avenue.

  • May 11, 2015

Cascade Place offers assisted living care | Enumclaw businesses

Cascade Place, an assisted living facility, is now serving the local community. Owned by Enlivant Senior Living, Cascade Place offers 24-hour care, with a licensed nurse on call every day. Residents are provided three meals daily, each created by a licensed dietician, and there is weekly housekeeping and laundry service.

  • May 11, 2015