Doing business, a decade goes fast for Babbitt Insurance

The 10 years since David Babbitt purchased one of Enumclaw’s older insurance companies have flown.

MultiCare promotes ‘Health Home’ model at Sumner clinic

MultiCare is experimenting with a new method of primary care at its Sumner clinic that, according to a release it sent out last week, it… Continue reading

They love Lake Tapps: Real estate agents Liz Johnson and Heidi North turn to social media community building as a marketing strategy

Whether they use Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, or stick with their own website, 21st century businesses operate on a landscape that has come to all but… Continue reading

Skynet moving, adding features

One of Enumclaw’s most visible storefronts will not stay vacant for long. The demise of the local Radio Shack operation left a void at the corner of Cole Street and Initial Avenue, but that only proved to be an opportunity for Chuck Bender and his Skynet Broadband business.

Collectibles on Cole open for business

A year of planning and extensive remodeling came together Friday morning when owner Marilyn Nelson opened the doors to Collectibles on Cole.

  • Jun 8, 2011

Trio of new businesses bolster Buckley’s Main Street

Since the calender flipped to 2011, a trio of businesses have set up shop along Buckley’s Main Street.

Cards make it easy to stay in touch

Marsha McLean has found the answer to sending personal greeting cards, even when it seems she doesn’t have the time, and she’s sharing her secret.

Lunch in a box, and kindness in Sabrina McNall’s workplace

After sitting for several minutes in Sabrina’s Lunch in a Box, a new breakfast and lunch restaurant on Alder Avenue in Sumner, it becomes apparent… Continue reading

Take-out fare with European flair

It’s said that good things come in small packages and that may be the case at Europa, a tiny, new take-out eatery on the corner of Porter Street and McHugh Avenue in Enumclaw.

Olson’s Meats brings home the bacon and top honors

The folks at Olson’s Meats and Smokehouse waltzed away with the silver platter for most champion awards at the annual Northwest Meat Processors convention in Portland Oregon in March.

Chamber works for benefit of businesses, citizens of Plateau

The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce will proudly celebrate its 109th anniversary on Sept. 22 of this year. The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce is the oldest chamber in Washington state and serves as a united voice of the business people in our community. We endeavor to advance the commercial, industrial and civic interests of the Plateau area through our dealings in the community.

  • Apr 13, 2011

Taking over salon a dream come true

Owning her own salon is a fairy tale come true for Dyan Korpe, so when she took over Beautiful Hair in February, she appropriately renamed it Happily Hair After.

Doctor Goldberg returns to Enumclaw office

Dr. Ronald Goldberg is coming out of semi-retirement to rejoin Rainier Hematology-Oncology and will be seeing patients in both the Enumclaw and Bonney Lake offices.

  • Apr 13, 2011

Enumclaw’s Fugate Ford dealership honored by Ford Motors

Enumclaw’s Fugate Ford was among a group of 355 Ford and Lincoln dealerships nationwide to be recognized with the 2010 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company. The award honors dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing in 2010, by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

  • Apr 13, 2011

Chris Carino, Sumner photographer, turned hobby into lucrative business

Chris Carino had just finished up with a photo shoot when he agreed to sit down for an interview. He and his partner, Gabe Tam,… Continue reading

CALVIN GOINGS: Ensure financing for your business with SBA 7(a) loan

Perhaps no activity in starting up a new business – or formulating plans for growth of an existing business – will have as much impact… Continue reading

Bonney Lake establishes Shop Bonney Lake, its first online city business directory

The city of Bonney Lake has put together its first citywide business directory as part of its Shop Bonney Lake initiative.Executive Assistant Brian Hartsell said… Continue reading

Cruising for a brewing: Plateau entrepreneur sells coffee on wheels

The staff at Buckley Veterinary Clinic was happy to see Lissa DeGroot wheel her big maroon Coffee Cruiser into their parking lot Thursday morning.The animal… Continue reading

Natural health veteran re-enters industry with new Main Street Sumner store

On Saturday, Main Street Sumner saw the opening of natural health and beauty store, Jubilee Naturals.The shop, in the former BB's Closet consignment store at… Continue reading

Workshops in Buckley, Bonney Lake aim to assist job hunters

People will learn valuable tools and techniques to search for jobs during free workshops at the Buckley and Bonney Lake libraries.

  • Mar 7, 2011