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Construction on Market at Tapps to update 1980s aesthetic

If you've stopped by the Market at Lake Tapps — the shopping center that includes Fleet Feet Sports and Office Depot — you've probably noticed construction crews working on the building.

Science can help feed starving people | Don Brunell

It’s hard to believe there are starving people in the world when Americans shop in well-stocked supermarkets and dine out at any of our 618,000 restaurants.

Science can help feed starving people | Don Brunell

It’s hard to believe there are starving people in the world when Americans shop in well-stocked supermarkets and dine out at any of our 618,000 restaurants.

Boating Season: watercraft safety and insurance will keep you cruising this summer | NW Insurance Council

Summer is heating up and boaters are taking to the water for aquatic fun. Now is a great time make sure you are doing everything you can to protect yourself, your passengers and other boaters while cruising Northwest waters throughout the summer.

Kasey Kahne made an appearance at the Kasey Kahne Store in Enumclaw June 20.

Kasey Kahne makes appearance in Enumclaw | Slideshow

Kasey Kahne made an appearance at the Kasey Kahne Store in Enumclaw June 20. The NASCAR driver signed autographs and spent time with kids.

  • Jun 26, 2013
Kasey Kahne made an appearance at the Kasey Kahne Store in Enumclaw June 20.

Elder abuse and exploitation | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging

Millions of older Americans are living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities and roughly seven percent of complaints on long-term care residences involve abuse, neglect or exploitation—according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging.

Top lenders honored at National Small Business Week

Three banks, two certified development companies and two Small Business Investment Companies today received the highest recognition by the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., as they were proclaimed 2013 Lenders and Investment Companies of the Year, during National Small Business Week.

  • Jun 22, 2013

What about the rest of us? | Don Brunell

The newspaper Politico reports that dozens of members of Congress and their staffers are so worried about rising premium costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that they may quit or retire before the law fully goes into effect Jan. 1.

Portland is municipal fluoridation’s odd duck | Brunell

When it comes to drinking water, Portland is an odd duck. Since 1956, voters have consistently rejected adding minuscule amounts of fluoride to their water supply to prevent tooth decay. They again flocked to the polls in May to kill the latest ballot measure.

Expanded kitchen and menu | Enumclaw Business

Enumclaw’s Rendezvous Wine and Brew reopened May 8 with an expanded kitchen and, with that, an expanded menu.

  • Jun 14, 2013

Lift Espresso stocks 80 flavors | Enumclaw Business

Lift Espresso debuted earlier this year at 230 Roosevelt Ave., a highly-visible location between McDonald’s and Enumclaw Ski and Mountain.

  • Jun 14, 2013
Maribel Dore provides Mexican take-out at Lo Cocina

Mexican take-out at La Cocina in Enumclaw

Owner Maribel Dore offers Mexican take-out cuisine at La Cocina, which opened May 4 at 1547 McHugh Ave. in Enumclaw.

  • Jun 14, 2013
Maribel Dore provides Mexican take-out at Lo Cocina

Expert panelists to join small business week | Small Business Administration

During National Small Business Week, June 17-21, the U.S. Small Business Administration has invited expert panelists to join Google+ Hangouts.

  • Jun 14, 2013

Appraisals key to sale process | Shawn Inman

Last month I talked about the greatest force driving our market, which is inventory – or, more specifically, the lack of inventory. As long as there are more buyers than sellers, there will always be an upward pressure on prices and that’s definitely what we’ve seen on the Plateau during the first five months of 2013. There is something offsetting that pressure, though, and that is the appraisal process.

Property appraisals are key to sale process | Plateau Real Estate

Last month I talked about the greatest force driving our market, which is inventory, or more specifically, the lack of inventory. As long as there are more buyers than sellers, there will always be an upward pressure on prices, and that’s definitely what we’ve seen on the plateau in the first five months of 2013. There is something that is offsetting that pressure, though, and that is the appraisal process.

Small Business Administration announces $50 Million in Early Stage Fund

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today, during remarks at a G8 session on social impact investing, in London, England, that the agency’s next solicitation for its Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Early Stage Fund will be opening in the fall of 2013.

Preserve and expand Washington’s traditional manufacturing jobs | Don Brunell

As the budget battles continue in Olympia, state lawmakers are rightly focusing on the need to retain and expand good-paying aerospace and high-tech manufacturing jobs.

Preserve and expand Washington’s traditional manufacturing jobs

As the budget battles continue in Olympia, state lawmakers are rightly focusing on the need to retain and expand good-paying aerospace and high-tech manufacturing jobs.

Preserve and expand Washington’s traditional manufacturing jobs | Don Brunell

As the budget battles continue in Olympia, state lawmakers are rightly focusing on the need to retain and expand good-paying aerospace and high-tech manufacturing jobs.

Connie Bacon wins 2013 Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement | World Trade Center

At the May 31st World Trade Center Tacoma Board Meeting Port of Tacoma Commissioner Connie Bacon was invited to attend and give her perspective on the Globe Awards. Commissioner Bacon was Executive Director of the World Trade Center Tacoma in 1993 when the very first Globe Awards event was launched.

  • Jun 6, 2013