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Prices in neighborhoods such as Issaquah Highlands have been dropping through 2009.

Tax credit stimulates home buying while prices sink

Real estate activity in Issaquah and Sammamish appears to be buoyed by the $8,000 homebuyers federal credit, now exteneded through April 2010.According to real estate… Continue reading

Prices in neighborhoods such as Issaquah Highlands have been dropping through 2009.

Issaquah Chamber backs I-1183

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce formally supported I-1183, which would privatize liquor sales.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Emotional Intelligence topic of Chamber presentation

Steve Gutzler will speak on “Emotional Intelligence for Extraordinary Leadership” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday as an Issaquah Chamber of Commerce event at Timber Ridge at Timber Ridge at Talus.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Job increase fails to budge July unemployment rate

Despite an estimated increase of 5,700 jobs last month, Washington’s unemployment rate in July remained unchanged at 9.3 percent, according to the state’s Employment Security Department.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Chris Widener

International leadership speaker featured at Issaquah Chamber of Commerce meeting

International leadership and success speaker Chris Widener will discuss “Winning with Influence” at the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Timber Ridge at Talus.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Chris Widener

Plateau Real Estate joins Brazen Sotheby

Issaquah’s Plateau Real Estate has joined the Eastside firm of Brazen Sotheby’s International Realty.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Penny Williams

Business brings natural skin treatments into the home | Facial cleanser recipe

Just as the best foods are made from scratch, so are the best facial treatments, at least according to Penny Williams. She started a business teaching women how to make their own skin treatments from natural ingredients, most of which can be found in the average kitchen cupboard.

Penny Williams

Issaquah HR director retires

Issaquah’s human resource director, Ruben Nieto, retired Friday after about 10 years serving the city.

Issaquah firm offers fee-only financial planning

Sound Passages Financial Advisors has opened in Issaquah to provide fee-only financial planning services to middle-income individuals, couples and families. Founded by Tim Williams, the firm does not sell investment products or insurance or receive commissions.

  • Dec 19, 2011
This Flat Iron Steak is a signature at the Flat Iron Grill in Issaquah. Served with Chimichurri sauce and over hot polenta

Flat Iron serves steak with an Argentine flair

The forward Argentinean steak and fish house comes with a kick of refinery, but promises food not so obsessed with good looks that it intimidates customers.

This Flat Iron Steak is a signature at the Flat Iron Grill in Issaquah. Served with Chimichurri sauce and over hot polenta
Lane Scelzi

SIP Restaurant all about Americana and ambiance

A restauranteur and father of three, Lane Scelzi knew Issaquah was missing something — a kid-free place to escape on date. His decision to open SIP Restaurant in the Highlands was as much about providing a place near home to dine with his wife, as it was about good business.

Lane Scelzi
Stan Phillips

Bar-B-Q the Kansas City way

When it comes to barbecue, everyone has their favorite type - South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana. For Stan Phillips it’s all about Kansas City. He missed it so much when he moved to the area several years ago, he quit the job he came here for and opened Stan’s Bar-B-Q on Front Street. The smokehouse is one of several restaurants participating in Issaquah’s Restaurant Month this March.

Stan Phillips

Five Guys burger joint headed for Issaquah

The national burger chain Five Guys is continuing its expansion into Western Washington with a new storefront at the Issaquah Commons.

Chris Chiechi

A cut above the rest: Fischer Meats enters its 101 year

Nothing dates the Fischer Meats company like its two beautiful wood butcher’s blocks. The two-foot thick table tops are now wavy with divots from the constant work of a knife. No one quite knows how old they are. They’ve been behind the meat counter since Chris Chiechi bought the family-owned business 30 years ago. The company turns 101 this year, and once Lewis Hardware closed a few years ago, it became the oldest business in Issaquah.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Chris Chiechi

Chamber has new business directory

 Issaquah's chamber introduced a new business directory that makes it easier for residents to shop and dine locally.The multi-media tool was launched March 1 with… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011

Chamber online directory helps residents shop local

Issaquah's chamber introduced a new online business directory that makes it easier for residents to shop and dine locally. The multi-media tool launched March 1 with the goal of giving Issaquah area businesses a larger web presence.

Kim Morrison honored by Massage Envy of Issaquah

Massage Envy of Issaquah has selected Kim Morrison, LPM, as its Therapist of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2010.

  • Dec 19, 2011

East West Bank offers free workshop on financing program for minority and woman-owned businesses

East West Bank will offer a free workshop on the linked deposit program, a financing program for OMWBE certified minority and women’s business enterprise.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Townhome project announced for Issaquah Highlands

Pulte Homes has purchased land for the development of 70 townhomes in the Issaquah Highlands master plan.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Andrea Heuston (left)

Two Issaquah firms win awards for women in business

Two Issaquah businesses have each received a Stevie Award for Women in Business. The awards were presented Nov. 11 in New York City.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Andrea Heuston (left)