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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
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
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.
Buy the Book’s early years were fun. Those years included cuddles with the late Mocha the shop cat, dreams of expansions and books with $15,000… Continue reading
On any given day around 5:30 p.m., my house is the proverbial three-ring circus. You see, I have three dogs, two wire-haired fox terriers and… Continue reading
A wine shop, a thai restaurant and a dentist are just a few of the several new businesses opening at The Landing this spring.The wine… Continue reading
Valley Medical Center recently launched the first Obstetrics Hospitalist Program in the greater Seattle and Tacoma area. This new service ensures that a board-certified physician… Continue reading
The Association of Washington Business recently awarded Valley Medical Center's Safety Team a “Better Workplace Award” for demonstrating outstanding results during 2008.The AWB awards honor… Continue reading
Are you looking for someplace special to take your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? You have your choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner Saturday at the… Continue reading
Nominations are being sought through Feb. 6 for the ninth annual “Ahead of the Class” awards.Sponsored by the Renton Chamber of Commerce, the annual awards… Continue reading
Attention readers with four-legged friends. There’s a hot new place for pets in downtown Renton! Poodie’s Pet Palace opened quietly before Christmas, but is now… Continue reading
Quackery. That’s how Terri Dilts’ former oncologist described the breast cancer treatment she wanted to receive.So she left Swedish Hospital for Seattle Cancer Treatment and… Continue reading
The Renton Chamber of Commerce is planning a series of workshops during the next several months designed to help Renton's businesses survive and even thrive… Continue reading
By Reporter NewspapersRedmond-based Microsoft Corp. eliminated 1,400 jobs Thursday morning, including 872 at its Redmond campus — and there are more cuts to come.Microsoft announced… Continue reading
The "TEMPORARILY CLOSED. SEE YOU SOON" sandwich board outside Greenfresh Market has been replaced by several signs bearing less cheery news."GREENFRESH IS OUT OF BUSINESS."… Continue reading
ORB Architects of Renton has hired two intern architects. Nhi Nguyen received her Bachelor of Science in architecture from Temple University in Philadelphia. The focus of her intern development program is on Metro Parks’ Four Community Center Upgrades project.
The lights are off. The electronic reader board is dead. The parking lot is empty. Greenfresh Market is closed. But only temporarily, says Fred Coutts, CEO of the Rainier Avenue North grocery store that specializes in natural and organic food. As the sandwich board outside the grocery store reads: “TEMPORARILY CLOSED. SEE YOU SOON.”
Duc Tran has lived in the United States only 30 years, but he’s already built an Asian empire. Chairman and CEO of the Viet-Wah Group, Tran, 55, runs three Asian food markets, each called Viet-Wah. Two are in Seattle and one in the Renton Highlands. He operates a wholesale business that ships Asian food across the country. And he has started a couple restaurants, including the newly opened Tea Palace, behind Renton’s Viet-Wah in the Greater Hilands Shopping Center on Northeast Sunset Boulevard.
I attended the eighth annual Piazza auction and fundraiser two weeks ago. A gala event, with a fun theme – a “tropical shipwreck” party. Island music was performed by Biff Moss, a regular entertainer at Bahama Breeze, and Moss, whose parents are Piazza volunteers, also served as auctioneer. There was a pretty full house at the Spirit of Washington Events Center – not bad in a so-so economic climate and businesses donated oodles of great auction items.
AAA Washington is kicking off its new “Soap for Hope” donation drive to collect toiletry items and distribute them to persons in need via local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations.