Chamber took part in great events in 2008

For the business community in Puyallup and Sumner, which works together through the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, 2008 was a year filled with great new initiatives. Business wisdom tells us that down economic times are opportunities to get focused on strengthening connections with customers, improving products and building professional networks. Local businesses have been doing all of these things so they are poised for an economic recovery that will find them in better shape than ever. Here is just a quick summary of 2008 highlights for chamber members:

Enumclaw chamber has a busy year | Column

What a year 2008 has been! At the Enumclaw Visitor Information Center, our staff and 20 volunteers mailed relocation and informational packets on Enumclaw nationwide and handled more than 3,000 phone calls answering an array of questions from directions to Mount Rainier to local business inquiries. Our Web site has had approximately 500,000 hits in one year alone. We helped more than 4,000 visitors and chamber guests from Enumclaw to Seattle, across the United States and around the world.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Relations between Sumner and the chamber gain strength in 2008

The Board of Directors for the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce started 2008 with only four goals and one of them was to strengthen the relationship between the Chamber and Sumner. As 2008 draws to a close, I am happy to take note of all the connections between the Chamber and Sumner that happened in November and December.

Crafters head to Buds and Blooms

Buds and Blooms owner Lucas Christenson is looking for crafters to fill the nooks and crannies of his popular flower shop on the corner of Griffin Avenue and Porter Street in Enumclaw. He’s hoping to nestle their pieces between his large inventory of fresh flowers, tropical plants, European garden baskets, contemporary and traditional arrangements and silk and dried floral arrangements.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Becker Building to bring medical specialists to area

The goal behind the newly-built Becker Medical Building is to bring more specialists into the Enumclaw area and with owner Dr. Nancy Becker taking the lead and Cardio Consultants following, reality is taking shape.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Good manners gets emphasis

Heidi Hines and Suzanne Sagiao are friends who share a common goal – “to introduce children and teens to the fine art of good manners.”

  • Dec 9, 2008

Little Caesars chain has returned to Enumclaw

Gerry Horn and Bill Oliver are bringing the pizza chain Little Caesars back to Enumclaw in the same location it started nearly 20 years ago – the QFC Plaza.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Boom in mixed martial arts is good news for local training site

With the wave in popularity of mixed martial arts, Jeff Hougland is finding there is quite a bit of interest in his Combat Sport and Fitness business.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Tint Shop a popular destination

There is a new enterprise rising in Buckley and its future is so bright it has to wear shades – or tinting.

  • Dec 9, 2008

Follow simple steps when consigning a car to a dealer

Consumer: I’m planning on selling my car and considering consigning it to a dealer. Any suggestions for how to get a fair deal?

  • Dec 9, 2008