Business

Wells Fargo to open in Issaquah Highlands

Wells Fargo will open a branch in the Highlands at 1527 Highlands Drive N.E.on Oct. 14.

  • Oct 1, 2013
From left Dave Leonard is the regional brewer

The RAM brings its winning brews to Issaquah

More than 100 people will be employed to staff the new RAM Restaurant and Brewery in the Issaquah Highlands. The restaurant opens Monday, Sept. 30, joining the group's other 29 restaurants. It will be The RAM's only Eastside location.

From left Dave Leonard is the regional brewer

Motorcycle warning signs to be privately installed at Issaquah intersection

The "Watch for Motorcycles" warning signs will be installed at the intersection of Issaquah Hobart Road and SE May Valley Road Wednesday by insurance company Allstate, as part of it's Once is Never Enough campaign.

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A small critter is causing big problems in the South Puget Sound. It’s called the Mazama pocket gopher.

Curley to host radio show

Sammamish City Council member and former TV personality John Curley will host a new radio show on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM with pop-culture enthusiast Tom Tangney.

  • Sep 20, 2013

Fitzgerald joins EvergreenHealth

James S. Fitzgerald has joined EvergreenHealth, the Kirkland-based health care system as its in-house district general counsel.

  • Sep 5, 2013

Findley joins Pacific Northwest Law Group

Sammamish resident Dan Findley has joined Pacific Northwest Law Group as counsel to the firm.

  • Aug 30, 2013
Robert Ittes

Sammamish man joins Whidbey Island Bank

Robert Ittes of Sammamish has joined Whidbey Island Bank as Vice President/Commercial Team Leader for the company’s E. King County region.

  • Aug 26, 2013
Robert Ittes

Issaquah Reporter website gets fresh update starting Aug. 27

The website for the Issaquah and Sammamish Reporter is getting a fresh look starting Aug. 27 that will help readers get faster access to local news — and more of it.

  • Aug 23, 2013

Halloween store to move into old Albertsons’s temporarily

The old Albertson’s grocery store on the northeast corner of Southeast 56th and East Lake Sammamish Parkway in Issaquah, soon will be home to the Spirit Halloween store.

  • Aug 23, 2013

Microsoft opts to scale back in Issaquah

Vacating part of Sammamish Park Place now, maybe more later.

  • Jul 24, 2013
Cucina Cucina

Cucina Cucina Issaquah closes

The last standing Cucina Cucina, which was once part of a chain of 12 restaurants, has closed in Issaquah. The restaurant was located in the Pickering Place shopping area.

Cucina Cucina
PetHub founder Tom Arnold and his dog Uller.

Issaquah-based PetHub gains $1.7 million in investment funding

Issaquah-based PetHub announced July 12 it closed a round of "Series A Funding" with a total of nearly $1.7 million in investments.

  • Jul 15, 2013
PetHub founder Tom Arnold and his dog Uller.
Geo Tamblyn works near the back where bikes are tuned up in the summer

Athletic gear gets second shot

Superior Seconds, open two months, is a consignment sports shop, carrying only gently used sports gear and clothing.

Geo Tamblyn works near the back where bikes are tuned up in the summer
The old Albertson's grocery store may soon be leased to Savers/Value Village.

Value Village may come to Issaquah

Savers/Value Village, based in Bellevue, which touts it’s business model as “one of the largest recyclers of used goods in the world, saving more than 600 million pounds of quality merchandise from landfills each year,” may be opening in Issaquah.

The old Albertson's grocery store may soon be leased to Savers/Value Village.

Bellevue College now enrolling for job training programs

Bellevue College’s Workforce Education division is now enrolling eligible students for fall quarter in professional-technical programs that prepare them for in-demand jobs in the Puget Sound region.

  • Jun 28, 2013
Heather Maloney of Superior Seconds makes use of a Table Top presentation.

Issaquah Chamber meets and greets

Members of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Meadow Creek Business Center in Issaquah on Tuesday, June 25 for one of the organization's regular "meet and greet" events.

  • Jun 27, 2013
Heather Maloney of Superior Seconds makes use of a Table Top presentation.
Owner Diane Salazar laughs with some customers at the newly opened Forgotten Treasures Gifts and Thrift Shoppe in Issaquah.

Sammamish couple follow dream, open thrift store in Issaquah

Justice and Diane Salazar were starting to be called professional yard sale vendors by their neighbors. Only they usually held the sales inside their home. The couple, who live on the Sammamish Plateau, talked about opening a store for years, and they finally have done just that.

Owner Diane Salazar laughs with some customers at the newly opened Forgotten Treasures Gifts and Thrift Shoppe in Issaquah.

Issaquah’s Twin Cedars Winery takes gold at Seattle Wine Awards

Twin Cedars Winery of Issaquah received Gold Awards at the 2013 Seattle Wine Awards for its 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Merlot in the $20-plus categories.

  • May 30, 2013
Shelly Holbrook-Eveling is running The Seattle Soap Shop from her Issaquah home.

Cleanest soap in town | Issaquah woman’s organic body products business thriving

Who knew that the majority of commercial soaps and body washes contain carcinogens? Shelly Holbrook-Eveling knew that, which was part of the reason she started The Seattle Soap Shop in her Issaquah home. Most soaps contain surfactants, which serve as the foaming agent, and surfactants contain ethanol. Yuk.

Shelly Holbrook-Eveling is running The Seattle Soap Shop from her Issaquah home.