Business

Christmas wreaths help ease pain

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty… Continue reading

Reducing wildfire risk imperative | Brunell

While massive wildfires are historic, they are more dangerous today. As our population grows they are a greater threat to communities adjacent to wildlands. This… Continue reading

Vote ‘Yes’ for Small Business and #ShopSmall Nov. 24

The following from the U.S. Small Business Administration: Your vote may already be cast and counted in this year’s election. Your wallet, however, contains another… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2018

Costs matter in hiring | Brunell

While both sides argue the merits of Seattle’s escalating minimum wage, there are other issues, such as the total cost per worker, which enter into… Continue reading

Military also adjusting to worker shortages | Brunell

When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs. In today’s… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Heather Conti. 
                                The Whit’s End Harvest Festival lights up the night as attendees of the Lord of the Rings themed event eat and be merry.

Soft opening launches Whit’s End Productions

The Renton company’s first Lord of the Rings inspired event went viral on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Heather Conti. 
                                The Whit’s End Harvest Festival lights up the night as attendees of the Lord of the Rings themed event eat and be merry.

SBA Seattle District Office now accepting 2019 National Small Business Week awards nominations

Nominations sought from across Washington and northern Idaho

  • Oct 10, 2018

The Russians are indeed coming

Business Commentary: an in-depth view of issues impacting people and our economy

Revenue offers free tax workshop Oct. 17 in Woodinville

The following from the Washington state Department of Revenue: Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2018

Much needed dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom

Business Commentary: an in-depth view of issues impacting people and our economy

Avoiding Trouble Tweeting

Business Commentary: an in-depth view of issues impacting people and our economy

Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard

Business Commentary: an in-depth view of issues impacting people and our economy

Columbia River Treaty talks too vital to ignore

Business Commentary: an in-depth view of issues impacting people and our economy

Bellevue company patent infringement win gives small inventors hope

Business Commentary: an in-depth view of issues impacting people and our economy

Washington to begin collecting sales tax from out-of-state sellers

From the Washington Department of Revenue: Friday Aug. 3 the Washington Department of Revenue announced it will require some out-of-state retailers to begin collecting sales… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018

Mining contaminated waters to increase copper supplies

The massive Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont., is one of the world’s largest superfund sites and has been described as a giant sink filling with… Continue reading

Seattle’s misstep highlights need for new approach

Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month ago. Its city… Continue reading

Washington’s expensive culvert court case

While much of the media buzz over declining salmon runs focuses on dam removal and predation by sea lions and cormorants, the U.S. Supreme Court… Continue reading

Bad labels are tough to shed

While corporate headquarters moves are problematic, closures, businesses deciding to build elsewhere, and people losing their jobs are much more harmful.

This lieutenant needs lots of helping hands

“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”