Small businesses are key to community, but need support

If you would ask each and every small-business owner in Enumclaw what they would like to see happen with their business in 2010 many of them would tell you they would like to see an increase in local shoppers.

  • Jan 4, 2010

Beware of fundraising phone calls

With the recent death of Pierce County Sheriff Deputy Kent Mundell, the Department of Emergency Management is warning the public about fundraising donations being solicited… Continue reading

New coffee roasting plant opens in Sumner

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has opened a processing facility in Sumner, shortly after acquiring the rights to the Tully’s brand.

BB’s Closet offers women’s fashion at reasonable price

A low-overhead retail business in a shopping district dominated by many small family-owned shops, that manages to foster a friendly network of repeat business may be considered a holy grail for small business owners.

No radical changes planned for Mutual

Stability has been treasured at Mutual of Enumclaw, a company that emphasizes success over the long haul and has seen just 10 men at the top during its 111-year history.

Take time to thank those who sacrificed

Last month I traveled to Olympia for the Washington State Chamber of Commerce Executives annual conference.

  • Nov 9, 2009

New name for family operation

Auburn Sheet Metal and Heating is changing its name to Treat’s Heating and Cooling.The business, originally established in Auburn, has been run by a Treat… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2009

McKenna heading effort to help states fight for rights of all consumers

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is leading a group of 40 state attorneys general in urging Congress to uphold the role of the states in enforcing consumer protection laws.

  • Nov 9, 2009

EHS grad returns to sign book at Sip City

At her job at Portland-based liquid culture magazine Imbibe, Katie Simon says she is “constantly learning and digesting new things.”

Quale “T” opens in Sumner

A new automotive shop has opened at 1418 Wood Ave. near downtown Sumner.

New doctor serving Bonney Lake families

There’s a new doctor in town serving families in Bonney Lake. Dr. Brian Fox cut the ribbon on his new private practice along state Route 410 on Oct. 7.

Therapists open new office for injury rehab

Injuries can happen at any time, anywhere: at home, on the job or out and about.

Herfy’s opening soon in Enumclaw

Enumclaw diners will soon have one more option, as Herfy’s Burgers and Seafood is about to hit the local food scene.

Helac names president

Enumclaw-based Helac Corporation, a manufacturer of hydraulic rotary actuators and construction equipment attachments since 1974, has promoted Bill Power from chief operating officer to president.

  • Oct 20, 2009

WSAPT honors Francis

Jennifer Francis, the city of Bonney Lake’s permit coordinator, was recently named ‘Member of the Year’ by the Washington State Association of Permit Technicians at their annual conference.

Community breathes new life into bookstore

Lindon Bookstore is rewriting how an independent, community bookstore operates – with the emphasis on community.

Schmidt to step down at Mutual

Major changes are coming to Enumclaw Insurance Group, it was announced this week.

  • Oct 12, 2009

Chamber will host political forum

By Cathy RiggWith election season in full swing, the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce – in partnership with Green River Community College’s student government – is… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2009

Change over to Columbia complete

It wasn’t the sun playing tricks on the eyes of passers-by. Those blue Mt. Rainier Bank signs now read Columbia Bank.

Retail sales fall creates problems

Taxable retail sales declined 14 percent to $25 billion during the second quarter of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, the Washington State… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2009