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Sammamish Farmers Market looking for marketing support

If you have some experience and skills in the field of business and marketing, and are keen to help the community of Sammamish, the Sammamish Farmers Market wants to hear from you.

Costco CEO Jim Sinegal

Costco CEO Sinegal sees drop in pay in 2009

A sign of the slower economic times, the Associated Press is reporting Costco Wholesale Corp.'s president and CEO, James Sinegal's overall pay saw a 28… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011
Costco CEO Jim Sinegal
Between December 10 and January 10

Need an oil change? Stay at home, and help the food bank too

Anyone who has started a new business knows how tough it is to make ends meet early on. Not daunted by the challenge or the tough economic times, two young entrepreneurs in Sammamish are putting aside profits in the name of helping out those who need assistance this holiday season.

Between December 10 and January 10

Sammamish Planning Commission prepares for big change in personnel

The seven members of the Sammamish Planning Commission are fast becoming some of the most influential residents of the city.

Winter an important time to boost immune system

Accompanied by a chorus of coughs and sniffles, the winter season has arrived in the Issaquah area.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Julian Ramos grew up in the home of Tequila

A lifetime of Tequila tradition here in Issaquah

As a young boy growing up in the small town of San Cayetano, in the province of Jalisco, Mexico, Agave Restaurant owner Julian Ramos was at the very heart of a proud and famous Tequila tradition.

Julian Ramos grew up in the home of Tequila
Costco Wholesale Corp. CFO Richard Galanti flips through a Costco Connections magazine in his corporate office in Issaquah. The lifestyle magazine also serves as the company's primary advertising outlet.

Costco’s fortunes offer vision of Issaquah’s economic future

Costco CFO Richard Galanti is hopeful the local and worldwide market has re-adjusted and ever-more consumers will find value at the member's warehouse club chain.

Costco Wholesale Corp. CFO Richard Galanti flips through a Costco Connections magazine in his corporate office in Issaquah. The lifestyle magazine also serves as the company's primary advertising outlet.

The giving tree returns

The Goodfellas Sandwich Shop in Bellevue is again raising presents for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank through their now famous Giving Tree. Steve Sanelli and his family have put up a giving tree in their deli in the Pacific Corp. building on 13555 S.E. 36th St.

  • Dec 19, 2011
94.1 KMPS-FM's Ho Ho Ho-down Holiday Concert

Casino helps out Snoqualmie Tribal Food Bank

The Snoqualmie Casino and 94.1 KMPS-FM raised more than 4,000 pounds of food for the Snoqualmie Tribal Food Bank during their holiday food drive held Nov. 25 - Dec. 1.

  • Dec 19, 2011
94.1 KMPS-FM's Ho Ho Ho-down Holiday Concert
Home energy audits sometimes use advanced tools like infrared cameras and air pressure gauges to identify leaks and inefficiences.

‘Green collar’ homeowners team up for energy efficiency improvements

It has only been in recent months that the term "green collar industry" has made its way into the American parlance, partly as a result of the federal and state government efforts to build a new industry that is more environmentally and fiscally viable than those currently in crisis.

Home energy audits sometimes use advanced tools like infrared cameras and air pressure gauges to identify leaks and inefficiences.

A local health care success story

The NaturoMedica clinic in Sammamish is celebrating its second year anniversary at its open house Dec. 8, 9 and 10.

  • Dec 19, 2011
One of the features of the site is that it does not feature the traditional big-players

Tourism Web site soon to promote charms of the city

In the past two years, the City of Issaquah's Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) has invested $40,000 in a new tourism web site, discoveroutsideseattle.com, which features a number of cities clustered around Interstate 90 and State Route 202, east of Seattle.

One of the features of the site is that it does not feature the traditional big-players

Flood workshop will help businesses avoid damage

With constant rain increasing the threat of a repeat of the flooding which damaged businesses and residences in Issaquah last winter, the King County Office of Emergency Management will host a workshop to help protect businesses’ employees, assets and property, and reduce their risk.

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Eastside Pediatric Dental Group team of Brandi Hill

Docs, and Dopey, dress up for fun fundraiser

Last week a group of doctors and staff from the Eastside Pediatric Dental Group dressed up in their best Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs gear.

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Eastside Pediatric Dental Group team of Brandi Hill

News Brief – Polystrene ban in place

Issaquah City Council adopted a new law at its Nov. 16 meeting to reduce landfill waste, litter and pollution by avoiding the use of disposable… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011

Community Brief – Kudos to Curves

During the month of October, Curves, a fitness center in Issaquah, participated in Breast Cancer Awareness fund raising to benefit American Cancer Society and Breast… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011

Wireless future causing design headaches at present

With regular advances in wireless technology, cities all over America are trying to come to terms with how their municipal codes can keep track with the demand for new infrastructure.

The small group of landowners raised more than $80

Tired of the freeze, landowners create own Town Center plan

In first few months of 2008, the Sammamish City Council, and the city’s planning commission put the final touches on a document that will guide development in the planned Town Center — the broader brushstrokes of what the city’s planners want the center to be.

The small group of landowners raised more than $80
Issaquah's largest employer

Declining Costco earnings better than expected

An audience spanning from worldwide investors to Mayor Ava Frisinger are keeping a close eye on Issaquah-based Costco Wholesale Corp., after posting fourth-quarter earnings Oct.… Continue reading

Issaquah's largest employer
A new buy local initiative by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce aims to increase business activity in areas such as Gilman Village.

Chamber working on ‘Buy Local’ program

In his influential book "Deep Economy," writer Bill McKibben argued that, in this time of uncertain global relations, diminishing fossil fuels, and the homogenization of… Continue reading

A new buy local initiative by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce aims to increase business activity in areas such as Gilman Village.