Business

Online calculator sums up aviation benefits in Washington

A new online tool will help decision makers at the state’s airports make more strategic investment choices to support local communities and the state’s economy.

Liquor Control Board to auction remaining inventory to licensees

On Nov. 1, 2012, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will host a live auction to dispose of its remaining inventory.

Association of Washington Business to look at health care | Oct. 23

The Association of Washington Business will host a special one-day forum dedicated to the impact of the new federal Affordable Care Act and the state Health Benefit Exchange on employers and employee health care offerings.

Striking it rich in North Dakota | Don Brunell

In 1951, if farmer Henry Bakken had told you there was oil under his prairie land in Williston, N.D., you’d have thought he was a few bricks short of a load.

Striking it rich in North Dakota | Don Brunell’s Business View

In 1951, if farmer Henry Bakken had told you there was oil under his prairie land in Williston, N.D., you’d have thought he was a few bricks short of a load. As it turns out, he was right.

Big things coming to town | ENUMCLAW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

NOTE: The following was submitted by the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce. Great things are happening with the Enumclaw Area Chamber of Commerce. New businesses are opening, great events are being planned, new businesses are partnering with the Chamber and new workshops are being offered.

  • Oct 11, 2012

Did you know?: Halloween 2012 expected to be biggest spending year since 2005

According to a survey conducted on behalf of the National Retail Federation by BIGinsight, seven of 10 Americans will celebrate the holiday, for an estimated 170 million. Consumers are expected to spend an average of $79.82 on costumes candy, decorations and greeting cards, up from $72.31 in 2011.

Buckley smoked food entrepreneur wins “Best Smoked Salmon in Pacific Northwest”

Steve Shindel, founder of Steve's "Hot" Smoked Cheese & Salmon, won the title for "Best Smoked Salmon in the Pacific Northwest" at Salmon Tales Smoked Salmon Derby in Westport.

Taxable retail sales increase 4.7 percent in second quarter of 2012

Taxable retail sales increased 4.7 percent to $26.8 billion during the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, the Washington State Department of Revenue reported today.

  • Oct 6, 2012

Make Your Voice Heard: VOTE! | Don Brunell

Elections are always important, but the stakes are particularly high this year with our economy stuck in neutral and threatening to slip into reverse.

Big things brewing at the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce

Great things are happening with the Enumclaw Area Chamber of Commerce. New businesses are opening, great events are being planned, new businesses are partnering with the Chamber and new workshops are being offered.

  • Oct 5, 2012

Will your vote help create private sector jobs? | Don Brunell’s Business View

Elections are always important, but the stakes are particularly high this year with our economy stuck in neutral and threatening to slip into reverse.

Bonney Lake solicits business survey

What businesses do you want to see in Bonney Lake?

Outsourcing may be the unintended consequence of healthcare reform | Don Brunell

When the so-called Affordable Care Act was signed into law, President Obama promised that health care would be affordable and repeatedly assured Americans that if they liked their health plan and their doctor, they could keep them.

Outsourcing may be the unintended consequence of Obamacare | Don Brunell’s Business View

When the so-called Affordable Care Act was signed into law, President Obama promised that health care would be affordable and repeatedly assured Americans that if they liked their health plan and their doctor, they could keep them.

U.S. Senate could solve a taxation nightmare | Don C. Brunell

Have you ever traveled to another state for your job, perhaps to attend a business meeting or a conference? Most people have. But few people realize that they may owe income taxes in that other state.

There is a better way to help convicted felons find a job | Don Brunell

Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell is proposing a new law that would prohibit employers from “discriminating” against convicted felons.

Child care center opens on Cedar River Academy in Enumclaw

A new before- and after-school program to serve area families has been launched on the campus of Cedar River Academy in Enumclaw.

  • Sep 12, 2012

Bonney Lake Albertson’s one of 60 to close

According to Supervalu, the parent company of Albertson's, Save-A_lot and Acme food stores, the stores being closed are "underperforming" and are expected to be closed by Dec. 1.

Sunset Chev doubles down on stadium naming rights

The dealership became the chief sponsor of Sumner High School's stadium in 2003.