Business

Todd Blair

Issaquah’s PC Fix a local tech success story

Those of us who are not high-tech just want our computers to work. We don’t care what goes on in the guts of our devices, but we’ve come to rely on them for information — right now.

Todd Blair

Buy a pizza, help others this holiday season

Extreme Pizza of Issaquah will donate 20 percent of its net sales on Nov. 14 to Eastside Fire & Rescue for its Adopt A Family for the Holidays program.

  • Nov 12, 2012
Gene Blair

Former state liquor stores thrive on uniqueness

Gene Blair at Capco Beverages in Issaquah is distinguishing his liquor store from the grocery and big box stores by specializing in scotches and bourbons. And in Sammamish, Jin Kim, who owns Plateau Spirits and Wine, is concentrating on a wide variety of vodka.

  • Nov 9, 2012
Gene Blair
Joe Fugere with a freshly made pizza.

Pizza with a purpose | Issaquah pizzeria offers more than a slice

Joe Fugere has always been passionate about pizza. When he started his own business, he knew it needed to be more about people than profits.

Joe Fugere with a freshly made pizza.
Laura Dale holds one of the calorie-counting wine glasses.

Issaquah wine glass creators gain national exposure

It began with a stay-at-home mom of two watching her diet for summer, and a friend with a glass-etching company. It quickly grew to become Caloric Cuvee — a company selling a calorie-counting wine glass.

Laura Dale holds one of the calorie-counting wine glasses.
Long-time Issaquah resident William Shaw is the new publisher of the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter.

Shaw named publisher of Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter

William Shaw, a longtime resident of Issaquah, has been named Regional Publisher of the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter and the Snoqualmie Valley Record.

  • Oct 19, 2012
Long-time Issaquah resident William Shaw is the new publisher of the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter.

New merchants at Grand Ridge Plaza

Marshalls, HomeGoods, DICK’S Sporting Goods and Zumiez are among the new line-up of merchants recently announced for the 280,113-square-foot retail center under construction in the Issaquah Highlands.

  • Oct 16, 2012
Kim Sampadian of Renton shops for the perfect “Velma” glasses for her daughter’s Scooby-Doo themed costume.

Issaquah Halloween store kicks off holiday season

It’s officially the holiday season as Halloween approaches and fall leaves dot the landscape.

Kim Sampadian of Renton shops for the perfect “Velma” glasses for her daughter’s Scooby-Doo themed costume.
Meagan Scherzinger

Sammamish family’s online toy business takes off

Outside of Christmas morning, most would cringe at the idea of boxes, toys and packing material spread throughout their home.

Meagan Scherzinger

Tax workshop planned

The Seattle office of the Washington State Department of Revenue will host a free workshop for new and small business owners from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 2101 Fourth Ave., Suite 1400, in Seattle.

  • Sep 21, 2012
Michele Steele opened Capri Cellars in Issaquah this summer

Capri Cellar focuses on tasting flights, boutique wineries

Michele Steele was hosting a wine tasting party with a group of girlfriends, when she first heard the idea for what’s now become Issaquah’s only wine shop. As they sipped and snacked someone blurted, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this for a living?” As a wine lover, it seemed like a dream. As a sales representative and former product distributor, it seemed possible.

Michele Steele opened Capri Cellars in Issaquah this summer

Bott named to leadership board

Matt Bott, president of the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, has been named to the board of Leadership Eastside. Bott is a member of the organization's class of 2014.

  • Sep 14, 2012
Store manager Anthony Ferrara works at the MOD oven

MOD Pizza opens doors in Sammamish, store has several local ties

When MOD Pizza officially opened the doors to its eighth store Monday in Sammamish, it’s roots were already ingrained much deeper in the community than many know.

Store manager Anthony Ferrara works at the MOD oven

Issaquah firm finalist for award

TransNET, Inc., of Issaquah is a finalist in the second annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards.

  • Sep 10, 2012
K9 Aquatics owner Sandy Fisher works with Buddy

For the dogs: Sammamish spa targets canines

At first glance, the spa in the back yard of Sandy Fisher’s Sammamish home doesn’t appear out of the ordinary.

K9 Aquatics owner Sandy Fisher works with Buddy

Military career day set at Safeco Field

Recruiters from major Pacific Northwest corporations will assemble at Safeco Field on Sept. 7 for an all-day military career day and a Seattle Mariner’s game. More than one thousand job-seeking members of the military are expected to attend.

  • Aug 31, 2012

Chamber hosts 3-part series

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce has assembled some of the state and nation’s top speakers on the topics of the economy, Washington business success and the elections, with its three-part, three-month series titled “Washington Tomorrow.”

  • Aug 16, 2012
The new Sammamish Mod Pizza is scheduled to open Sept. 12.

MOD Pizza coming to Sammamish

Seattle-based MOD Pizza will open a new store in the Sammamish Highlands Shopping Center in mid September.

The new Sammamish Mod Pizza is scheduled to open Sept. 12.

Pulte Homes’ project in Issaquah Highlands wins award

Sunset Walk by Pulte Homes has won a Gold Nugget Grand Award for its Issaquah Highlands community. The award was in the multi-family housing category for communities of less than 15 dwelling units per acre.

  • Aug 14, 2012
PetHub founder Tom Arnold poses with 18-month-old Ullr

Issaquah-based PetHub provides animal lovers extra security

With the economy spiraling downward and a significant raise on the table, Tom Arnold took a gamble few would consider. He quit.

PetHub founder Tom Arnold poses with 18-month-old Ullr