Business

A state carbon tax would be harmful | Don Brunell

A major hurdle for lawmakers in Olympia working to finish the next two-year state budget and adjourn is the so-called “carbon tax.”

  • Mar 29, 2017

Travel tips for a safe holiday | Better Business Bureau

Roadways and airways are about to get a little crowded as we enter peak travel season for the holidays.

  • Nov 14, 2016

Missing Andy Hill already | Don Brunell

State Senator Andy Hill was one. Tragically, Hill lost his battle with lung cancer last week. He was 54 and leaves behind his wife, Molly, and three children. Hill represented the 45th Legislative District, which includes Redmond, Woodinville, Kirkland, Sammamish and Duvall. He was first elected to the legislature in 2010, and rose quickly to become the state senate’s chief budget writer.

  • Nov 7, 2016

Millennials resurrecting whiskey | Don Brunell

Last month while touring Ireland, our guide proudly pointed out Irish whiskey is making a strong comeback and thanked us, Americans, for our hefty contribution… Continue reading

Take a page from Gerald Ford’s playbook | Don Brunell

It’s D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized.

Storms bring in scammers | Better Business Bureau

A windstorm blew through Western Washington and the Oregon coast this weekend knocking out power to some residents and leaving behind a trail of damage.

  • Oct 17, 2016

Storms bring in scammers | Better Business Bureau

While the storm may have passed, now is the time for scammers to blow in as storm season approaches. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is warning homeowners to use caution when hiring help to rebuild and repair after the storm.

Thrift store moves to new quarters, continues support of mobile clinic

The location might have changed, but the mission remains the same.

  • Oct 11, 2016

Be smart during seasonal hiring season | Better Business Bureau

The holidays are just around the corner and businesses are already busy hiring for seasonal work. According to the National Retail Federation holiday sales increased three percent last year to $626.1 billion.

  • Oct 10, 2016

Be smart during seasonal hiring season | Better Business Bureau

The holidays are just around the corner and businesses are already busy hiring for seasonal work. According to the National Retail Federation holiday sales increased three percent last year to $626.1 billion.

Sumner realtor combines business with community service

As a real estate agent for the last 15 years, Gary Gray has tried to fold his passion for art, poetry and community service into his career. Now, as the head of his own company, Sozo Realty, Gray is looking forward to building a company culture around community as well as business.

October Is Cyber Security Month | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is participating in National Cyber Security Alliance's STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign to improve the public's awareness of the basic steps needed to stay safe online.

  • Oct 3, 2016

October Is Cyber Security Month | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is participating in National Cyber Security Alliance's STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign to improve the public's awareness of the basic steps needed to stay safe online.

Regulating America out of jobs | Don Brunell

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce looked at the cost of regulations in America and found that excessive regulations are undercutting our economy and costing us jobs.

Minorities more vulnerable to scams | Better Business Bureau

As the country celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month, Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest has received reports that some minority groups are often the target of specific schemes.

Avoid purchasing EpiPens online | Better Business Bureau

The rising costs of pharmaceuticals has been a hot topic, most recently with the price hike of the allergy medication EpiPen.

  • Sep 6, 2016

Avoid purchasing EpiPens online | Better Business Bureau

The rising costs of pharmaceuticals has been a hot topic, most recently with the price hike of the allergy medication EpiPen. This trend has caused some people to seek prescription drugs outside of pharmacies by hunting online and across the border.

Climate policies should be comprehensive | Don Brunell

The flurry of climate regulations coming out of federal agencies is an example of what to avoid. Whether those new rules are based on laws enacted by Congress is questionable.

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze | Better Business Bureau

School is either underway or right around the corner for many students across the northwest. The preparation for heading back is a big money maker for some businesses.

  • Aug 25, 2016

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze | Better Business Bureau

School is either underway or right around the corner for many students across the northwest. The preparation for heading back is a big money maker for some businesses.