Business

Downtown Harley owners Bob Lanphere Jr. (left) and his father Bob Lanphere Sr.

Harley dealership grand opening

A huge crowd attended the grand opening of the Downtown Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership on East Valley Road last Saturday. The day included a ribbon-cutting… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2009
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Downtown Harley owners Bob Lanphere Jr. (left) and his father Bob Lanphere Sr.

Pancakes, conservation information available at McLendon

McLendon Hardware’s free Pancake Breakfast this Saturday will feature good things to eat, plus Puget Sound Energy will hand out energy conservation information.Puget Sound Energy… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2009
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Boeing earnings per share drops 47 percent for first quarter

The Boeing Co. announced on Wednesday that its earnings per share for the first quarter of 2009 decreased 47 percent, to 86 cents.The decline includes… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2009
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Ray Paglia of Kent checks out a Harley bike this week at the newly opened Downtown Harley on East Valley Road in Renton. The grand opening is Saturday.

Harley dealership opens in Renton

Ray Paglia of Kent, whose family has strong ties to Renton, jokes he’s not a “bad boy,” but he sure likes his Harley.Paglia was at… Continue reading

Ray Paglia of Kent checks out a Harley bike this week at the newly opened Downtown Harley on East Valley Road in Renton. The grand opening is Saturday.

Rare chance to taste culture of Africa with good friends

I’d like to share with you one of the more meaningful experiences of my life in our Renton community that I had recently with a… Continue reading

Boeing delivers the 6,000th 737, built in Renton and the world’s most popular jetliner

The Boeing Co. marked on Thursday a milestone for the Renton-built 737 – the delivery of the 6,000th jetliner, according to a company press release.The… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2009
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Tiara Nixon

Everything Party has 30,000 items to make any event a huge success

Six weeks. That’s how long it took Linda Potter to plan her Halloween party each year. Much of that time, some 15 years ago, was… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2009
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Tiara Nixon

Bob Bridge Toyota of Renton wins President’s Award for seventh time

For the seventh time, Bob Bridge Toyota in downtown Renton has won the Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.’s President’s Award for outstanding sales and service.Bob… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2009
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Chamber of Commerce ‘Survive and Thrive in 2009″ workshop on marketing is Wednesday

The third in a series of “Survive and Thrive in 2009” workshops is “Your One Page Marketing Plan” Wednesday, April 8.Kevin Hoult, adviser with the… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2009
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Home sales showing signs of recovery in Western Washington

Pending sales around Western Washington for March reached the highest level in six months, according to the latest figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.Compared to… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2009
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Prime contractor for The landing recognized

The prime contractor of The Landing in north Renton, the S.D. Deacon Corp. of Washington, has received the Mixed-Use Construction Award from the Associated Builders… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2009
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Renton Chamber of Commerce announces 2009 Business Excellence Awards finalists

The Greater Renton Chamber of Commerce will honor 15 Renton-area businesses and name the winners of the Business Excellence Awards at an awards ceremony on… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2009
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Rotary CAPER shows generous spirits

Last Saturday, the Rotary Club of Renton held its 43rd annual CAPER auction. CAPER for those of you that don’t know, stands for Community Auction… Continue reading

Cheryl Danza

The end of the American Dream? Not at CD Danza

“10,000 people laid off at Microsoft! It’s the end of the American Dream!” I overheard a woman, who like me, was having her hair washed… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2009
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Cheryl Danza

The Landing adds more places to eat

The Landing is rapidly adding to its menu of restaurants.The restaurants all add international fare – and flair – to the north Renton shopping experience.•… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2009
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CJ Houck outside Papaya

Papaya opens at The Landing

As the son of a chef, CJ Houck grew up surrounded by food. Spring rolls, crab and asparagus soup, noodle dishes — there was nothing… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2009
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CJ Houck outside Papaya

SUSAN BRESSLER: Compassion shows at St. Vincent de Paul

Just when I thought I’d seen all of the great things happening in Renton in regard to its charitable organizations, I got an eye-opening tour… Continue reading

Next Renton chamber ‘Survive and Thrive in 2009’ workshop is how to market business

The Renton Chamber of Commerce is offering a series of workshops called "Survive and Thrive in 2009" to help local businesses cope with the current… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009
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SBA offering low-interest disaster loans to Renton businesses, individuals

The U.S. Small Business Administration is taking applications for loans to assist individuals and businesses affected by January’s flooding and businesses affected by December’s snowstorms.

  • Feb 27, 2009
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