Are We Getting Railroaded? | Don Brunell

Recently, Matthew Rose, CEO of BNSF Railway, visited editorial boards in Vancouver, Spokane, Seattle and Bellingham to talk about a variety of issues related to increased train traffic.

September housing statistics around Washington indicate recovery is continuing

Pending sales, closed sales and prices all increased in August compared to a year ago, according to the latest figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

  • Sep 5, 2012

Export Forum focus on creating jobs and profits | Pierce County News

With 95 percent of potential customers living outside of the United States, exporting goods and services makes business sense and can add significantly to a firm's bottom line.

Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce | Aaron Mahelona receives hole-in-one car from Fugate Ford | Slideshow

Aaron Mahelona received the car keys and a handshake from Fugate Ford salesman Shayne McNeill Friday. Mahelon

  • Aug 28, 2012

Enumclaw’s St. Elizabeth Hospital part of healthcare merger

Enumclaw’s St. Elizabeth Hospital is one part in a newly-announced plan that would create a major healthcare system throughout the Pacific Northwest.

  • Aug 28, 2012

Poland and America heading in opposite directions | Don Brunell

Poland broke the shackles of Soviet domination two decades ago with the rise of Lech Walesa and the Solidarity labor movement. Free for the first time since World War II, Poland cast off its yoke of government control and central planning in favor of an American-style free enterprise system.

Federal Health Care Law Will Worsen Doctor Shortage

President Obama’s national health care law, the Affordable Care Act, will extend health care coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans.

California fire may push gas prices higher | GasBuddy

Californians need to brace themselves for gas price increases and motorists in Oregon and Washington should be on alert for gasoline prices that may push many California retail markets closer to $4 per gallon in weeks ahead.

  • Aug 10, 2012

Village Bakery & Eatery in Buuckley ribbon cutting

The Buckley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Village Bakery & Eatery to 737 Main Street Buckley.

  • Aug 9, 2012

Courier-Herald welcomes Scott Gray | Coffee With

William “Scott” Gray has lead an interesting life with Pepsi-Cola, baseball and horses.

  • Aug 8, 2012

Enumclaw PartyPail joins with Wisconsin firm

Enumclaw-based PartyPail Inc. recently announced the sale of its e-commerce operations to the Hoffmaster Group of Oshkosh, Wis.

  • Aug 7, 2012

DreamVault offered by American Family Insurance

American Family Insurance has made it easier than ever to protect personal belongings with the introduction of DreamVault, an innovative home inventory application that’s free to everyone. DreamVault is available online and (Spanish version) and as an app for iPhone and Android users.

Complying with regulations has become ‘Mission Impossible’ | Don Brunell

It’s hard enough for employers to cope with hundreds of new regulations passed each year, added to the tens of thousands of regulations already on the books.

Pawn shop moves in to former Diamond Lounge

The city of Bonney Lake received a business license application for Pistol Annie's Jewelry and Pawn on June 5.

Giving fish a ride helps ensure safe passage, electricity | Don C. Brunell

Some activists believe there is no such thing as a good dam, that we should destroy all dams to restore fish runs, no questions asked.

Better Business Bureau executives ring bell at New York Stock Exchange

To celebrate its centennial and 100 years of fostering marketplace trust between businesses and consumers, Better Business Bureau executives and guests visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today to ring the closing bell.

  • Jul 28, 2012

Boeing market outlook highlights first Pierce County Aerospace Summit | Pierce County News

Boeing predicts the global market will need 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years, and Pierce County aerospace suppliers can help the company compete for that business by finding ways to work faster while providing a safe, efficient and reliable product.

Nominations being taken for state’s highest civics award

It’s time for the public to nominate its favorite community-centric corporations for Washington’s highest civics award.

The magic of business week | Don Brunell

In 1975, Central Washington University President Jim Brooks approached the Association of Washington Business with a concept of linking business leaders, teachers and high school students together to learn first-hand about what makes our free enterprise system tick.

Rotary brings interesting speakers and information to weekly luncheons | Enumclaw Rotary

Last Thursday (July 5) my to-do list loomed over me like a dark cloud as I approached the Rotary weekly lunch meeting.

  • Jul 18, 2012