Business

Fraudsters aim to score big during NFL playoffs | Better Business Bureau

With the Seattle Seahawks advancing into the first round of the NFL Playoffs, Better Business Bureau warns the faithful 12th Man to avoid too-good-to-be-true deals on tickets, travel packages and Hawk accessories.

Fraudsters aim to score big during NFL playoffs | Better Business Bureau

With the Seattle Seahawks advancing into the first round of the NFL Playoffs, Better Business Bureau warns the faithful 12th Man to avoid too-good-to-be-true deals on tickets, travel packages and Hawk accessories.

  • Jan 8, 2016

Revenue offers free tax workshops throughout Washington state

Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a series of free workshops for new and small business owners throughout the state during 2016.

Longview-based Clary Auto Group expands to Auburn

Longview-based Clary Auto Group has purchased two additional car dealerships in Auburn, expanding the corporation’s reach into a major metropolitan market for the first time in its 56-year history.

  • Jan 3, 2016

Tips for businesses filing state taxes in January | Department of Revenue

January is a busy time for the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue), with state excise tax returns due by the end of the month from more than 500,000 taxpayers with active tax registrations.

  • Dec 30, 2015

Keeping manufacturing in America | Don Brunell

As we approach 2016, we need to stop and look at what it takes to keep manufacturing in America.

Countdown to Jan. 1 healthcare coverage | Washington Healthplanfinder

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reminding residents today that less than one week remains to select health coverage through wahealthplanfinder.org for coverage that begins on Jan. 1, 2016. Customers will have until Dec. 23 to select a Qualified Health Plan that goes into effect at the start of the New Year.

Innovative support for small businesses | Calvin Goings, SBA Regional Administrator

The Puget Sound economy has added 106,618 jobs since January 2010. These jobs are made possible thanks to our local small businesses. Besides being the engines of our economy, they are the unique fabric of our community.

Innovative support for small susinesses | Calvin Goings, SBA Regional Administrator

The Puget Sound economy has added 106,618 jobs since January 2010. These jobs are made possible thanks to our local small businesses. Besides being the engines of our economy, they are the unique fabric of our community.

Lots already done to cleanse our air | Don C. Brunell

Just before Gov. Jay Inslee (D) flew to Paris for the global climate summit, he met with Washington business leaders who sought assurances that his proposed carbon cap rule won’t wipe out good-paying manufacturing jobs and send even more industrial production overseas.

  • Dec 14, 2015

Avoid gift card fraud this holiday season | Better Business Bureau

Gift cards may be the most popular and convenient holiday gift, but Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington warns of bogus cards and security flaws.

  • Dec 9, 2015

When a higher wage isn’t | Don Brunell

The news is full of organized protests and street demonstrations demanding a $15 minimum wage. Several cities across the nation have passed or are considering big hikes in their minimum wage.

Holiday shopping countdown | Better Business Bureau

While shoppers gear up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to not get overwhelmed with door buster sales. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers plan to spend an average of $463 on family members this holiday season.

  • Nov 23, 2015

Presidential travel, China style | Don Brunell

When China's President Xi Jinping flew into Seattle last September, his presidential airliner looked like any other Air China 747-400 passenger jet. That is because it was.

  • Nov 21, 2015

Presidential travel, China style | Don Brunell

When China’s President Xi Jinping flew into Seattle last September, his presidential airliner looked like any other Air China 747-400 passenger jet. That is because it was.

Storm victims could make for easy scam targets | Better Business Bureau

As consumers pick up from Tuesday's powerful wind storm, Better Business Bureau reminds homeowners who have suffered property damage to take precautions when cleaning and making repair decisions.

  • Nov 19, 2015

No requiem for northwest aluminum | Don Brunell

Alcoa's announcement that it is shutting down our state's last two aluminum smelters may be a long awaited requiem for some, but there are other factors we should consider before burying it.

  • Nov 14, 2015

Small Business Saturday in Sumner |

The Downtown Sumner Main Street Merchants, announced its participation in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on November 28 to support small businesses in Sumner.

No requiem for northwest aluminum | Don Brunell

Alcoa’s announcement that it is shutting down our state’s last two aluminum smelters may be a long awaited requiem for some, but there are other factors we should consider before burying it.

BBB combats scammers this Veterans Day | Better Business Bureau

As Washingtonians honor former military personnel on Veterans Day, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington urge consumers to remain vigilant against scammers targeting veterans.

  • Nov 11, 2015