Business

‘We’re back on top’: Economist says 2015 forecast looking up for American commerce

Joe Quinlan was back on the Eastside on Nov. 19 to provide business and community leaders with an even more optimistic 2015 economic forecast than he predicted for the country in 2014.

  • Nov 26, 2014

Sammamish networking fair connects people to businesses

More than 15 vendors gathered at Sammamish's Plateau Club for a networking fair during the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon Nov. 20.

New bakery looks (and tastes) sweet

Nothing Bundt Cakes, 755 N.W. Gilman, opened its first King County location, cutting the ribbon on the bundt cake-centric bakery with Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO Matthew Bott, and Impact Studios founder and "King of Issaquah" Nathan Bosseler.

The War for Black Friday: Your guide to surviving the day of deals

As Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu wrote in “The Art of War,” “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” Only the most prepared of shoppers will emerge victorious on Black Friday. Be well prepared with these tips compiled by the Reporter.

Sammamish chamber debuts Black Friday shopping contest

Black Friday weekend stands to be especially bountiful for one Sammamish shopper, courtesy of the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce.

Reindeer fly into Newcastle Fruit

This year, as last, the business will kick off holiday sales with a celebration and introduce reindeer for customer viewing at its location. Petting, feeding or riding the reindeer isn’t allowed.

  • Nov 21, 2014

Gemini Fish hooks first place in ‘Best of Western Washington’ competition

They may throw fish at Pike Place Fish Market, but the best fish market in Western Washington is firmly rooted to the ground, and not found down on the Seattle waterfront.

Home for the holidays: Restaurant staff enjoy chance to spend time with family

The president and operating partner of the WildFin American Grill locations in Issaquah and Renton made the commitment to give his staff Thanksgiving and Christmas off before he ever opened for business three years ago.

Home prices climb while sales fall

The statewide median price for a single family home rose to $277,100, a 5.2 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2013, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.

Issaquah Chamber takes stand on city’s proposed B&O increase

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce has taken a position on the city's proposed 150 percent Business and Occupation (B&O) tax rate increase, as it is currently proposed.

  • Oct 31, 2014

Music program to offer trial class

Lake View Music Together is offering a free trial class for its fall music program, geared towards kids from birth to seven years old and their parents.

  • Oct 7, 2014

Sammamish Chamber hosting small business fair

The Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and Swedish Hospital will be hosting a home-based business fair from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Agave Restaurant to note anniversary

Agave Restaurant in the Issaquah Highlands will celebrate its fifth anniversary Sept. 10.

  • Sep 8, 2014

Salmon Hatchery gift shop opens for the season

The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery opened their gift shop, The FISHop, on Saturday to coincide with the return of salmon to Issaquah Creek.

Resale shop opens in Issaquah for children’s clothes

Cutie Pies, a shop that resells new, boutique and upscale brands for children, has opened in Issaquah.

  • Aug 21, 2014

Issaquah firm semi-finalist in competition to recognize entrepreneurs

Projected Talent, Inc. of Issaquah, is one of 16 semi-finalists in a small business competition begun by Kitsap Bank.

  • Jul 31, 2014

Nominations sought for county small business awards

The city of Issaquah and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the King County Executive’s Small Business Awards.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Microsoft alumni groups merge

The Microsoft Alumni Foundation and the Microsoft Alumni Network have merged.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Brewer joins American West Bank

Al Brewer has joined American West Bank as vice president and residential lending team lead for Western Washington.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Polygon Northwest sold for $520 million

Polygon Northwest, a Bellevue based home builder, has been sold to Newport Beach, Calif. based William Lyon Homes for $520 million cash.

  • Jul 2, 2014