Business Expo next month in Renton, and more community news

City surveys residents on bike sharing

The city of Renton is asking residents via an online survey their opinion on bike sharing programs.

The survey includes 10 questions to determine the level of interest and concerns to be addressed before bike sharing companies are allowed to operate.

To take the survey, visit

According to a media release, a bike sharing program will provide an additional means of transportation.

The release continued, the bicycles would be “dockless” — meaning they would not have to be returned to a fixed bike corral.

The bike share services would be operated by private companies and would be subject to fees and regulations determined by the city, the release stated.

Brown Bear thanks Veterans

Brown Bear car wash announced free car washes will be offered to current and former members of the military on Sunday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

The free car washes will be offered at 26 locations including three locations in Renton — 621 Rainier Ave. S., 77 Rainier Ave. S. and 800 S. Grady Way from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For a full list of participating locations, visit

Economic, business expo next month

The Renton Chamber of Commerce will be combining elements from two events into one.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Renton Pavilion Event Center, the chamber will host its 2018 Economic Forecast and Business Expo.

The event will also feature three nonprofit pitches and a community leader roundtable as well as a vendor expo before and after.

This year, more than 25 companies will showcase their products and services — including Boeing, Comcast Business, Creative Workspace, Homesmart and more.