Business

Chamber launches first ‘Shop Isssaquah’ program

More than 80 Issaquah business and community members gathered at a Nov. 17 luncheon of the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce to launch the “Shop Issaquah” program, which organizers hope will help support the local economy and promote Issaquah businesses.

  • Nov 25, 2009

Mark’s Japanese: Focus on service, not unnecessary frills

Mark Wagner, owner of a smattering of Eastside auto repair shops, recently launched his latest endeavor in Issaquah.

  • Nov 21, 2008

Bake’s Place: All it’s jazzed up to be

What started in the basement of Craig and Laura Baker’s house has now evolved into a world class jazz venue that attracts nationwide attention.

  • Aug 22, 2008

Pine Lake Pizzeria: The secret’s in the dough

When all four Salmeri men are in the kitchen together at Pine Lake Pizzeria, it can get a little crazy, to say the least. “It’s controlled havoc,” Andrew Salmeri said of working with his three sons, Joe, 28, Brandon, 26 and Drew, 18.

  • Aug 21, 2008

Rowley Properties wins ‘gold’ for being ‘green’

The John L. Scott Building was recently awarded the LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the system USGBC uses as a rating system for designing and constructing green, energy efficient buildings.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Flintoft’s Funeral Home continues tradition of caring

Tom Flintoft remembers when Issaquah’s border was marked by a sign that said, “Population: 250.” The Flintoft family and the city go back 70 years. In 1938, Tom Flintoft’s parents, Bill and Alberta, founded Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory on East Sunset Way. It has remained in the family for three generations and is still going strong.

  • Jul 25, 2008

Sammamish man creates ‘space’ for home business owners

Like many of his Sammamish neighbors, entrepreneur Peter Chee thought it would be wonderful to work at home. Instead, he felt isolated. He missed the atmosphere of being in an intellectual “think tank.”

  • Jul 10, 2008