Business

Beyond reason | Don C. Brunell

Apparently, the battle for clean energy can be a very dirty business.

Friends help the Taphouse hum | Black Diamond

On a budget that would make shoestring finances look abundant, Derrick Garrett and Belinda Ferguson made the former home of The Swinging Arm in Black Diamond into a place they could call their own, Taphouse, Ink.

Health care reform still a work in progress | Don Brunell

The 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the federal health care law doesn’t close the book on health reform. The court ruled that the individual mandate requiring everyone to purchase health insurance is constitutional because the fines for not purchasing insurance are taxes, not penalties.

Don’t forget, shoppers: Sumner’s “First Friday” tomorrow

The city's Main Street stores will be open until 8 p.m.

Safe roads important to quality of life | Don Brunell

Any realtor will tell you people looking to buy a home want good schools and safe neighborhoods. They also look for decent roads for when they head to the mountains or the beach during holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day or July 4. They want to know that if they are in an accident, someone will respond quickly to help them.

Student employment sinks to 20-year low | Don Brunell

We all know about the nation’s weak economy and tough job market, but the prolonged recession is hitting high school and college students as well.

Business assistance now available for 50-plus entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are launching a strategic alliance to provide counseling and training to entrepreneurs over the age of 50 who want to start or grow a small business. Through SBA’s online training courses and its nationwide network of business mentors and counselors, the two organizations expect to train 100,000 “encore entrepreneurs,” men and women 50 or older who are starting or running a small business.

  • Jun 20, 2012

Education is the great equalizer | Don Brunell

During his term as Washington’s governor, Gary Locke’s mantra was “education is the great equalizer.” Locke, now the U.S. Ambassador to China, was correct, but in our country, today education is becoming the great separator.

Freight haulers say congestion results in lost jobs | WSDOT

Increased congestion on Washington’s highways will result in thousands of lost jobs in freight-dependent businesses and more than a $3 billion hit to Washington’s economy, a new report concludes.

  • Jun 15, 2012

LED Light Bulbs brighten Puget Sound marketplace

Puget Sound Energy announced today the wide availability of light emitting diode (LED) bulbs and fixtures for the utility’s residential electric customers at participating retail stores.

  • Jun 15, 2012

Enumclaw Rotary news and notes

Who said you can’t serve the greater good and have fun doing it? With summer right around the corner, the Enumclaw Rotary Club is gearing up for some exciting, family centered events to keep a smile on everyone’s face all summer long.

  • Jun 12, 2012

Reports of loan modification rip-offs increasing | Attorney General’s Consumer Resource Center

Vianna Engel was determined to hold on to her home. “If I lose my property, my elderly mother loses her home, too,” Engel this week explained to a staff member at the Attorney General’s Office. Her mom’s single-wide mobile home sits on Engel’s property in Rochester. “She took care of me and I’m not going to let this happen to her.”

  • Jun 10, 2012

Federal government shouldn’t make things worse | Don Brunell

The U.S. economy added just 69,000 jobs in May, less than half the expected number, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised down jobs figures for the two previous months as the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent.

Pierce County to hold first Aerospace Summit July 27

There are more than 80 firms in the aerospace supply chain in Pierce County—including Machine Repair & Design in Sumner—and their industry is changing rapidly due to increased global demand for commercial air travel and a highly competitive marketplace.

SBA and AARP pool resources to train entrepreneurs age 50 and older

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are launching a strategic alliance to provide counseling and training to entrepreneurs over the age of 50 who want to start or grow a small business. Through SBA’s online training courses and its nationwide network of business mentors and counselors, the two organizations expect to train 100,000 “encore entrepreneurs,” men and women 50 or older who are starting or running a small business.

RealNetworks $2.4 million settlement | State Attorney General’s Office

Over the last seven years, more than 500 complaints flowed into the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau regarding Seattle-based digital media provider RealNetworks, Inc.

Frustration over failing schools reaches the tipping point | Don Brunell

There comes a time when enough is enough. No more excuses, no more delays.

Nomination period for second-annual King County executive’s small business awards

With small business creating two-thirds of the new jobs in the region, Executive Constantine honors those throughout the county helping economic recovery and getting people back to work by opening 2012 nomination period.

  • Jun 2, 2012

Five tips for young workers taking summer jobs

Among those killed on the job in Washington last year were five young men under the age of 25, including one who was just 18. An average of 79 young men and women between 16 and 24 are hurt on the job every day across the state.

Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race with Art Gamblin Motors Corvette pace car | Video

Check out this video of the Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race.

  • May 28, 2012