Buckley Chamber ribbon cutting for Old Buckley Mercantile and Country Soul

The Buckley Chamber welcomed two businesses to town, Old Buckley Mercantile and Country Soul, with a ribbon cutting event.

  • May 28, 2012

Northwest economy may be a casualty of the war on coal | Don Brunell

Activists waging a national war on coal have turned their sights on the Pacific Northwest, targeting proposed shipping terminals in Washington and Oregon that would export coal to China.

Avoid Memorial Day scams | Better Business Bureau

While American citizens, soldiers and veterans take time off on Memorial Day to appreciate military heroes, schemers exploit opportunities to scam.

  • May 24, 2012

Critical information lacking for new ecology regulations | Don Brunell

When the Environmental Protection Agency was formed in 1970, our environmental problems were easy to see: factories belched black smoke, leaded gasoline fouled our air and water and rivers were so polluted they actually caught fire.

Learn how to start or grow business at South Sound Business Fair

The Pierce County Economic Development Department, along with local, state and federal participants, will staff a resource table at the South Sound Business Fair in Orting next month.

Enumclaw Rotary Club news and notes

Enumclaw Rotary is an organization whose club membership represents a cross-section of Enumclaw’s business and professional men and women, along with community volunteers.

  • May 15, 2012

Free tax workshop for new and small business owners May 15 | Washington State Department of Revenue

The Tacoma office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on Tuesday, May 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Department’s Tacoma office, located at 3315 S. 23rd St. in the second floor conference room.

Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce seeking visitor center volunteers

The summer travel season is right around the corner and the Enumclaw Visitor Center is looking for tourism-minded volunteers to help promote Enumclaw to visitors coming to the Mt. Rainier area.

  • May 13, 2012

Roll On Columbia | Don Brunell

In 1942, the completion of Grand Coulee Dam was hailed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World.” Seventy years later, most of us aren’t aware of what that dam or the others on the Columbia River continue to do for us.

Brunell’s Business View: Shrewdness necessary in choosing which dams to demolish

Demolishing the two dams on the Elwha River west of Port Angeles is a good thing and, hopefully the salmon and steelhead will return in record numbers. But breaching the four lower Snake River dams is an entirely different matter.

Mother’s Day gift of free parking on Seattle’s waterfront

Great food, interesting shops, fun attractions and picturesque views. If those aren’t good enough reasons to visit Seattle’s waterfront on Mother’s Day, here’s one more – you can park there for free.

  • May 6, 2012

Calvin Goings: National Small Business Week seeks to honor America’s economic engines

To recognize the enormous contributions of these businesses, each year the U.S. Small Business Administration hosts National Small Business Week. It is an opportunity to pause and pay tribute to the men and women who are starting and growing companies that are transforming their industries.

Bonney Lake liquor store bid winner is “feeling confident” about investment

Washington State Liquor Store No. 60 was purchased by Liquor Inc., a subsidiary of Dimension Investments.

Italy’s anti-competitive policies lead to economic ruin | Don Brunell

For much of the world, Italy is synonymous with “la dolce vita,” the sweet life, full of pleasure and indulgence. But that life comes at a price, and the bill has come due.

Changes made at Park Center in Enumclaw

Dramatic changes – both visually and in the way business is done – are being made at one of Enumclaw’s most-visible enterprises.

  • Apr 24, 2012

Enumclaw-based Olson’s Meats and Smokehouse takes top honor again

Olson’s Meats and Smokehouse has continued its winning ways.

  • Apr 24, 2012

Killing King Coal | Don Brunell

Recently, the EPA proposed new air quality regulations for power plants that activists say will finally kill King Coal.

Jobs up, unemployment flat in March

Washington employers added an estimated 3,300 jobs in March, marking 15 straight months of job growth, according to the Employment Security Department.

Plateau area births | St. Elizabeth Hospital

A girl, Zoe, born April 11, 2012, to Teresa and Joseph Scates of Greenwater.

  • Apr 18, 2012

Jobs up, unemployment flat in March | Employment Security Department

Washington employers added an estimated 3,300 jobs in March, marking 18 months of job growth in the past 19 months, according to the Employment Security Department.

  • Apr 18, 2012