A busy soft opening for Uwajimaya

The shelves were half-stalked and the staff carried sheets of unstuck labels, but Uwajimaya fans made a presence at its soft opening Wednesday.“I’ve been in… Continue reading

Celeste Gracey joins Renton Reporter

Celeste Gracey started this week as the Renton Reporter’s new reporter, just in time to cover the big fire in the Highlands.Editor Dean Radford describes… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2009

Uwajimaya sets its ‘soft opening’ for Wednesday morning at Renton Village

Uwajimaya at Renton Village Shopping Center will open for business at 9 a.m. Wednesday, with a grand-opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Denis Law planned for… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2009

Valley Medical Center buys robotic surgical system with 3D HD vision

Valley Medical Center is the first hospital in Washington state to acquire the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System — the world’s only robotic surgical system… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2009

The Met recognized for helping food, clothes banks

The Renton Lions Club has presented a Certificate of Appreciation to The Met Coffee and Wine Bar for its efforts to provide donations for the… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2009

Two Renton auto-repair shops make AAA Top Shops list

Jeff’s Auto Repair and Mathewson’s Auto and Tire, both in Renton, have been recognized as AAA Washington Top Shops.Each year, AAA Washington evaluates the quality… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2009

Renton Chamber of Commerce presents Business Excellence Awards

Four Renton businesses and one non-profit organization were honored Thursday night by the Renton Chamber of Commerce with a Business Excellence Award.The recipients are:Customer Service… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2009

KeyBank to open branch Monday in The Landing in Renton

KeyBank will open its state-of-the-art branch at the Landing in Renton Monday.The new 4,695-square-foot branch is at 710 N. 10th St. in Renton, within The… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2009

Castrol 11-minute Oil Change relies on experience

Gary GarvinCastrol 11-minute Oil Change opened in late 1985 as a family owned and operated business. This store was the first of its kind to… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2009

18-year-old brewing up a career

Andre Johnson is only 18, but he already has his own business.On weekdays from 5 a.m.-2 p.m., Johnson sells Americanos, lattes, mochas and more out… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009

Renton hosting clinic for entrepreneurs

The City of Renton is hosting an Alliance of Angels 10-Minute Pitch Clinic for Entrepreneurs on Tuesday.The clinic is an educational event tailored specifically to… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009

Renton surgeon honored as Humanitarian of Year

Valley Orthopedic Associates surgeon Dr. Robert Veith was recently awarded the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year award by the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation. The award is… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2009

Alpine Nursery, Minters Earlington Greenhouse honored as natural yard-care nurseries

Alpine Nursery and Minter's Earlington Greenhouse and Nursery, both in Renton, are on the 2009 list of natural yard-care nurseries that offer safe, natural lawn… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2009

County seeking applications for ‘Best Workplaces for Recycling” recognition

The King County Solid Waste Division is sponsoring its third-annual “Best Workplaces for Recycling” list as a way to spotlight those businesses that save money… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2009

Malesis Flowers returns to downtown Renton

Malesis Flowers & Gifts is back on Rainier Avenue in Renton, after a two-month stint in Kent.The 46-year-old business moved south at the end of… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2009

For first time, Triton Towers in on Grady Way are 100 percent full

Despite a weak and deteriorating office market, Triton Towers office campus has bucked current real estate trends by achieving its first ever 100 percent occupancy,… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2009

Free tax workshop for small businesses is Wednesday

The South King County office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners 1 to… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2009

Hocevar Performance a different gym experience

For Luka Hocevar it has always been about getting stronger, faster and bigger.Born in Slovenia (Yugoslavia at the time), Hocevar has played just about every… Continue reading

Turkish Airlines orders $1.3 billion worth of Boeing 777s

The Boeing Co. and Turkish Airlines have signed an order for five Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes valued at $1.36 billion at current list prices.This… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2009