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An aerial photo shows the Park Pointe development area

Park Pointe developer insists: ‘All systems are go’

News of the possible auction of Wellington Park Pointe's development on the slopes of Tiger Mountain may have rattled some, but not developer Vice President… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011
An aerial photo shows the Park Pointe development area

Cardboard – our next recycling challenge

While the Northwest has a reputation for being more eco-minded that most other regions of the country, stats on our near-abusive usage of certain raw materials go almost unnoticed.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Congratulations to Issaquah’s Tom Craig

A job well done

Congratulations to Issaquah’s Tom Craig, who was recently honored by his employer, Hilton Hotels, for his positive work attitude and spirit.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Congratulations to Issaquah’s Tom Craig

Unemployment hits Sammamish as never before

The unemployment rate in Sammamish is now four times greater than it was nine years ago, as the continued economic contraction manifests itself in layoffs in regional businesses.

Sammamish Little League players Hunter Brazier

New local companies a part of green business revolution

America is in a period of reinvention. Not only is there plenty of change in the political landscape, the dramatic collapse of many business sectors has forced business people to change the way they do commerce, redevelop ideas and plans, and imagine ways in which they can thrive in a new future.

Sammamish Little League players Hunter Brazier
David Woo and Wesley Lau work on creating a robot during one of StudentRND’s workshops this summer. The duo used CDs as wheels for the car.

Teenagers launch technology non-profit

To Ed Jiang and his friends there was always something missing in the choices they were offered at high school.Deeply interested in learning about technology… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2011
David Woo and Wesley Lau work on creating a robot during one of StudentRND’s workshops this summer. The duo used CDs as wheels for the car.
If the ordinance is approved

Issaquah businesses grapple with reality of compostable containers

In continuing to pursue the goal of creating a sustainable community, Issaquah is considering joining a league of other cities and counties which ban the use of polystyrene, styrofoam, food containers.

  • Dec 19, 2011
If the ordinance is approved
This classic Seattle bungalow

Merrill Design on the importance of understanding home improvements

Merrill Design is a local home designer that excels in planning aesthetically pleasing, comfortable spaces, which are suited to their environment and conscious of both up-front costs and long term energy use.

  • Dec 19, 2011
This classic Seattle bungalow
Michael’s Chevrolet General Manager Dan Warshawer began his career in the car business changing oil at a Buick dealership in Chicago in 1970. Warshawer said the highly trained staff at Michael’s

Issaquah Chevy dealership survives nationwide cuts

It isn’t easy to find a good news story in the American car industry these days. The Federal government is currently working on restructuring a market which has been one of the hardest hit, by not just the current recession, but also a growing awareness of shrinking oil reserves around the world.

Michael’s Chevrolet General Manager Dan Warshawer began his career in the car business changing oil at a Buick dealership in Chicago in 1970. Warshawer said the highly trained staff at Michael’s

Thinking of a remodel? Consult the experts

Jim Merrill founded Merrill Design, Inc. in 1995, after 20 years experience as a contractor builder. The trials and successes of Jim’s past work have taught him how to design structures which are functional, durable, and energy efficient, yet also cost-effective.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Interview with Carole Butkus from the Washington Business Center

Last week Carole Butkus of the Washington Business Center told The Reporter about new training and counseling services for business owners being offered through the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce, as well as her thoughts on how things are looking at the moment for small business owners on the Eastside.

Sammamish Chamber to help small businesses drive revival

Whether or not the modern economy has much to do with ancient greek mythology, these days economists and analysts are remembering the story about the phoenix rising from the ashes.

Property manager in negotiations on former Joe’s building

First Western Properties, the company which manages the building recently vacated by Joe's Sporting Goods, has confirmed that it is in negotiations with a number of large retailers.

Mike Jaslowski of Fishtail Construction takes a well-earned break during work at the Sammamish City Hall. The local company has recently finished applying an environmentally friendly finish to the hall’s distinctive cedar siding

Plateau construction company puts the polish on Sammamish city hall

Visitors to the Sammamish City Hall will have noticed the place got a bit of a facelift recently, utilizing the expertise of local company Fishtail Construction.

Mike Jaslowski of Fishtail Construction takes a well-earned break during work at the Sammamish City Hall. The local company has recently finished applying an environmentally friendly finish to the hall’s distinctive cedar siding
Dr. John Liu

Local dentist named president-elect of national group

Local Issaquah pediatric dentist, Dr. John Liu, was recently installed as the president-elect for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) during the groups annual meeting at the end of May.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Dr. John Liu
Carle and Billy Mason helped Christine develop Zilladog to make it attractive for people their age.

Sammamish Mom explores safe web service for young children

With kids almost out of school and more free time on their hands, parents are often worried about their safety on the computer.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Carle and Billy Mason helped Christine develop Zilladog to make it attractive for people their age.

Architect and designer team make all things possible

Local landscape architect Dar Webb and building designer Brett Dean not only share space on Front Street, but are also teaming up on projects in downtown Issaquah.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Windshield repair now saves big money later

It’s easy to get a chipped windshield — a tiny rock from that car in front of you flies up and, crack, there it is.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Six tips for finding a job in a recession

Amanda Johnson is a Sammamish-based career consultant and a job-search instructor at Bellevue College.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Issaquah Brewhouse scores big in national competition

The next time you’re at the Issaquah Brewhouse, double-check your order – you may be drinking a national award-winner. The brewery’s Issaquah Smoked Frog Porter recently took home top honors in the 2009 U.S. Beer Tasting Championships, scoring the Grand Champion award in the spice/smoke beer category.

  • Dec 19, 2011