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

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
Phil and Lee Cane

Buy the Book in downtown Renton is closing its last chapter

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

  • Feb 26, 2009
Phil and Lee Cane

SUSAN BRESSLER: Home to ‘terrorists?’ Try these pet sitters

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

Restaurants, medical clinics and a bank coming soon to The Landing

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

  • Feb 20, 2009

Valley Medical Center first in region to offer OB/GYN Hospitalist program

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

  • Feb 20, 2009
In the center

Valley Medical Center earns safety award

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

  • Feb 20, 2009
In the center

4th Street Grill in Renton Highlands Perfect place to take your sweetie

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

Renton chamber looking for “Ahead of the Class” nominations

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

  • Jan 30, 2009

Want to treat a four-legged friend? Try Poodie’s Pet Palace in downtown Renton

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

Terri Dilts talks to Jessica Juttner

Cancer center in Renton treats the whole person

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

  • Jan 29, 2009
Terri Dilts talks to Jessica Juttner

Renton chamber to offer workshops to help businesses survive, thrive

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

The Microsoft entrance to the company's campus in Redmond.

Microsoft to eliminate up to 5,000 jobs, including 1,400 today

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

  • Jan 22, 2009
The Microsoft entrance to the company's campus in Redmond.
According to the pictured signs posted on the doors of Greenfresh Market

Greenfresh Market in Renton posts ‘out-of-business’ sign

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

  • Jan 21, 2009
According to the pictured signs posted on the doors of Greenfresh Market

ORB Architects of Renton hires two interns

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.

  • Dec 22, 2008

Greenfresh Market is closed for now

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.”

  • Dec 16, 2008
Sticky rice buns are prepared by Jian Lin

Everything is big at Renton’s Tea Palace

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.

  • Nov 28, 2008
Sticky rice buns are prepared by Jian Lin

Piazza Renton puts the fun in downtown

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.

Renton AAA seeking donations for ‘Soap for Hope’

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.

  • Nov 15, 2008