Doors open to Diane’s Mail Room in Buckley

Diane’s Mail Room, which opened its doors last week in Buckley’s Jefferson Avenue Business Park, might be considered a small-businessman’s dream.

Diane’s Mail Room, which opened its doors last week in Buckley’s Jefferson Avenue Business Park, might be considered a small-businessman’s dream.

This little outlet, wedged between a smoke shop and a sandwich place, stocks everything from stamps, office, school and shipping supplies to sunglasses, gift cards and greeting cards. There’s also a affiliation with shippers UPS, DHL and FedEx.

Owner Ted Griffiths exclaims that while his outfit offers the usual amenities synonymous with mailrooms, his business also features a read one, give one, get one, free book exchange table.

While it appears Griffiths takes a shotgun approach to satisfying clients’ needs, his strength might be his ability to tackle a plethora of printing requirements.

“We can definitely handle a wide range of printing needs from printing out lithographs with the artist’s signature on them to high-end jobs like 3-D models and prints,” he said.

“I hope people will come by and check us out, especially during our grand opening in the first week of March,” Griffiths said. He noted that during the grand opening, half his proceeds will be donated to the Disabled Veterans of America.

Griffiths was, until last year, a clinical engineer – “You know, one of those fellas who hooks up those fancy medical contraptions in hospitals,” he said. Then came a layoff notice.

That proved to be a blessing, as Griffiths was able to spend more time with his wife, Diane, who lost her battle with cancer in August.

“It was definitely her energetic spirit that inspired me to start up this business, so I elected to name the store in her memory,” Griffiths said, noting he will become a supporting sponsor of the annual Buckley Relay For Life.

Diane’s Mail Room is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The phone number is 360-761-7017 and the fax number is 360-761-7020.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in Business

Don Brunell
E-waste reduction requires innovative approaches | Brunell

Less than 13 percent of electronics are recycled — the rest is dumped.

Don Brunell
Boeing’s good news | Brunell

Boeing’s revamped 737MAX to ready to return to service.

Venise Cunningham and Belinda Kelly celebrating the opening of their new restaurant and bar, the Simple Goodness Sisters Soda Shop in Wilkeson. Contributed photo
Simple Goodness Sisters Soda Shop opens in Wilkeson

There’s sodas for the kids, cocktails for the adults, and ice cream and sandwiches to round out the family-friendly vibe of the new shop.

Don Brunell
Coronavirus spurring air cargo growth | Brunell

Air cargo sector has retained 92 percent of its business during the pandemic.

Melisa Kahne makes all of her own products, which can be bought online or even at Nature's Inventory, another shop on Cole Street. Contributed photo
The business of beauty: how Kanary Naturals began

The story of how an entrepreneur had to completely change how she did business.

Don Brunell
Diversity in America’s military | Don Brunell

A history of integration on America’s military.

These are just a sample of Blaze Ward and Leah Cutter's many, many book series. The two Enumclaw authors also write non-fiction books about how to write and make it your business, and collaborate on a number of anthology magazines. Contributed images
Enumclaw authors explain how to write (and make money doing it)

Leah Cutter and Blaze Wars have always wanted to be writers and storytellers. And, thanks to independent publishing, are able to live off of their works.

Image courtesy Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce
Enumclaw Chamber launches new “Imbibe Tour”

The tour takes you across Enumclaw’s seven breweries and wineries.

Enumclaw businesses were able to apply for a $7,000 grant from the city of Enumclaw last September. It was recently discovered at least two businesses did apply, but their application was lost due to a technological error. Image courtesy the city of Enumclaw
More businesses get COVID funds

A tech error led to at least two local businesses’ grant application to the city of Enumclaw getting lost.

Don Brunell
Defunding the police is a bad idea | Brunell

Seattle now has one of the lowest ratios of cops to citizens of major U.S. cities.

Don Brunell
President uses rare order to break China’s hammerlock on critical metals | Brunell

The only American rare earth mine is located in California, but it has to be processed in Canada.

Mail Express was fined $7,500 by L&I. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Local business fined by LI for failing to wear, enforce masks

The Mail Express Business Center was fined $7,500, the most of 11 businesses.