May 22, 2013
Small businesses have to work hard to keep ahead of the big box stores, and King County wants to recognize that.
Small businesses create two-thirds of the new jobs in the county, according to a press release from King County. For the third year in a row, King County Executive Dow Constantine is celebrating small businesses by asking for nominations for the Small Business Awards.
May 20, 2013
Chase celebrated the opening of its newest Washington banking branch May 7, at 35019 S.E. Center St., Snoqualmie.
The new branch will open about 10 jobs to local residents, according to a press release from Chase Bank. The opening was marked by a celebration at the branch May 9, featuring a ribbon cutting with the chamber of commerce.
December 1, 2011
Local insurance agent Kevin Hauglie has received his company’s highest award for district managers and agents.
Hauglie joined the President’s Council of Farmers Insurance Group in recognition for his high overall performance, according to a news release from the company.
Membership on the council is an honor attained by few agents and district managers. Of the roughly 17,000 Farmers agents and district managers in 41 states, only 160 individuals are being named to the council for 2011.
December 28, 2009
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 28, 2009
Snoqualmie Ridge resident Steve Pennington has bought Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea on the Ridge, and plans to turn it into Steve’s Doughnuts in late January.
Despite the name change, the coffee and the faces serving it will stay the same. Pennington says he will keep any barista who wants to stay on and he will continue selling Zoka coffee in drinks and in whole-bean coffee bags. Read more
December 9, 2009
Analysts expect a small increase in retail sales over last year, one of the worst on record
With unemployment hovering just below ten percent in Washington, local retailers are courting customers looking for best bargains this holiday season.
With only modest growth predicted this season, local shopkeepers are luring recession-weary shoppers with more merchandise at the low end of their price ranges and promoting perks such as free gift wrapping. Read more