Business

Gamblin Motors announces remodel project will begin next week

Enumclaw's Art Gamblin Motors has announced a remodel to the Chevrolet and Buick dealership on state Route 410.

  • Oct 13, 2011

House of Denim looks to teens for fashion-forward insight

Retail fashion can be a fickle business: tastes shift all the time, constantly driving interest to new styles and products. That's why Dorothy Pearson and Traci Norris get their fashion 411 from the source: local teenagers. "We look for what kids want," Pearson said. "A lot of teens come into the store and we ask them what they're looking for. What's got bling? What's in style? "Right now, it's dark, dark denim."

Couple turns economic blues into berry farm

Similar to an old-fashioned barn-raising, more than 50 volunteers turned out at Sue and Dave’s White’s Plateau area farm on a cool, misty Saturday morning to plant blueberries – 4,617 tender, young bushes.

Reflexology, massage find room at Intent Yoga

Dawn Tingvall, Jennifer Usher and Fae Swetz are friends and now business partners sharing a reflexology and massage studio inside Intent Yoga’s Enumclaw Cole Street studios.

  • Oct 11, 2011

Living Court quality honored

Living Court Assisted Living has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze-Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its performance in the health care profession.

  • Oct 11, 2011

MacRaes Indian Bookstore leaving Enumclaw, joining Tacoma cultural center

MacRae’s Indian Bookstore has been a fixture in downtown Enumclaw since 1971, a beacon at the corner of Cole Street and Griffin Avenue. Now, that’s about to change, as the family owned and operated store is moving to Tacoma and becoming part of a gathering place for all things honoring Native American culture.

Enumclaw’s PartyPail in state’s top 100 leaders

Enumclaw-based PartyPail Inc. has been included in the list of 100 fastest-growing private businesses in Washington state. Recipients of the honor were determined based on year-over-year revenue growth from 2008 to 2010.

  • Oct 11, 2011

Self promotion the inherent challenge for do-it-yourself publishers

Lake Tapps author Lysne Nolte released her young adult novella "Big Sister Babysitter" through a self-publication service in July. Now she is working on three more entries to the series and is set to be featured at two international book fairs: the Frankfurt Book Fair in October and the Bologna Children's Book Fair in March. Nolte has had to self promote her work every step of the way.

Recycled alley balls are bowling over Plateau garden shoppers

Turning throw-away bowling balls into cute-as-a-bug garden art is right up Claire Holder’s alley and she’s rolled a strike with her Recycled Smiles.

Olson’s Meats smokes the competition

Olson’s Meats and Smokehouse just keeps piling up the honors and awards.

  • Sep 13, 2011

Westside Pizza aims to satisfy area customers

Kyle Grote has already had his baptism by fire in the pizza business and now it is his turn to run his own pizza joint under a franchise umbrella that only a few in the area might recognize.

Tending business just like growing a garden

Gardening usually conjures up thoughts about planting flowers or growing vegetables. However, economic gardening focuses on growing local companies and the local economy. Each type of garden must be sustained. Both take dedication, effort and support. Commitment and passion for your idea must accompany each type of garden. And, you must be prepared for the long haul, because just like gardens, small businesses require a lot of work.

  • Aug 9, 2011

Mt. Baldy’s bringing the barbecue

If early results prove true, Mt. Baldy’s Barbecue is a hit.

Buckley pair represent company in Denver

DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with end stage renal disease and chronic kidney disease, announced BreAnne Krause and Heather Milligan were recognized as “Shining Rock Stars” for being outstanding team leaders and corporate citizens.

  • Aug 9, 2011

LumberJack’s brining new attitude to Buckley

Things are changing at 720 Main St. in Buckley, with the transition to LumberJack’s Bar and Grill.

Mission Creek offers ‘coffee with a purpose’

“Coffee with a purpose” is the tag line Denise and Walt Pulliam are using at their Mission Creek Coffee stand at the corner of Farman Road and state Route 410 in Enumclaw.

New jeans boutique kicks off with a charitable donation of denim

When Pam Bauer brought 30 pairs of jeans to St. Francis House July 1, she said she knew she had to help the organization's mission somehow, even if it was just denim.

Coupon blog helps shoppers stretch their dollars

As a stay-at-home mom with three kids, Christine Livingston has been finding ways to make her dollars stretch as far as they can for a while.

Art Gamblin Motors is piloting Chevrolet programs

Art Gamblin Motors has been chosen by Chevrolet and Buick to pilot two test marketing programs to determine their viability before they are launched across the nation.

  • Jul 12, 2011

Psychic creates positive energy

Debra Todorovich says there is a lot of spiritualism and good energy in Enumclaw, where she has opened Spiritual Consulting and Readings by Debra.