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Oil companies betting on electric technology

Across the pond, London-based BP and Netherlands-headquartered Shell are looking to invest in innovative electric technology which is very good news. The two international oil… Continue reading

 

Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

Historically, international trade issues have galvanized our state’s congressional delegation. Many wondered if that would still be the case today. Fortunately, it seems to be.… Continue reading

 

Henry Beleford displays photos of current high school students have come through his shop to get their letterman jackets. Beleford said once they graduate, he takes their photos down. Photo by Sarah Brenden

Local shop owner helps students show school spirit

What started out as a part-time gig has turned full time for Rainier Beach resident Henry Beleford. Beleford is the owner of B’s Athletic Uniforms… Continue reading

 

Microsoft has expanded their AccountGuard service to 12 new European Countries. Yellow: European countries already protected. Blue: European countries now protected. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Microsoft warns of hacking ahead of elections

Launching defense services in Europe.

Microsoft has expanded their AccountGuard service to 12 new European Countries. Yellow: European countries already protected. Blue: European countries now protected. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
The Heaven Sent location in downtown Renton closed its doors after eight years. Photo by Haley Ausbun

Heaven Sent leaves Renton

Heaven Sent Fried Chicken closed its doors Feb. 23. Owner says he’s focusing on Everett store and a gluten-free menu

The Heaven Sent location in downtown Renton closed its doors after eight years. Photo by Haley Ausbun

Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO

Bellevue-based company employs 760 people

OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar

Bellevue-based CEO wanted a simpler solution to his own problems

Student debt draining retired income

Lots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents went largely unnoticed. Recently, Wall Street Journal… Continue reading

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Puget Sound companies join to create middle-income housing

Several are the same companies that opposed Seattle’s head tax last year.

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr

Boeing hopes to build upon record year

Last year, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global study of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness found the United States is top rated and within our country, Washington is the… Continue reading

Ways to drain the swamp

Many pundits predict American political warfare will worsen in 2019 and grow more ruthless in 2020—our next presidential election year. The swamp that candidate Donald… Continue reading

Revenue offering free webinar Jan. 9 and free tax workshop Jan 10

The following are two releases from Department of Revenue, Washington Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2018

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

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