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The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce crowned its new royal family at the chamber's annual gala dinner on Friday night: Joyce Adams (Queen Mum)

Issaquah Chamber crowns new royal family

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce crowned its new royal family at the chamber's annual gala dinner on Thursday night.

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce crowned its new royal family at the chamber's annual gala dinner on Friday night: Joyce Adams (Queen Mum)
New Chamber CEO Matthew Bott discusses the benefits Chamber membership can have for businesses

New Chamber CEO dives into work

After two months in the state, and two weeks in the Chamber, new Chief Executive Officer Matthew Bott is fitting in just fine; he likes to run and fish, and he and his wife are even teaching their 3-year-old son to snowboard.

  • Dec 19, 2011
New Chamber CEO Matthew Bott discusses the benefits Chamber membership can have for businesses
Lisa Stubenrauch

Nurse shortage could threaten industry says new director

According to the new administrator of Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lisa Stubenrauch, a shortage of registered nurses is threatening the future of the health care industry.

Lisa Stubenrauch
Sergio Barajas and his daughter Elena pose with the family’s bottles of El Relingo Tequila. “I’m so proud of my dad

Taking a shot: Sammamish tequila hits shelves

A new tequila that hit Washington State Liquor Store shelves in December is a lot more than just a good time.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Sergio Barajas and his daughter Elena pose with the family’s bottles of El Relingo Tequila. “I’m so proud of my dad
Groomer Michele Schuman and owner Leon Feuerberg pose in front of one of the mobile grooming salons.

Sammamish resident runs successful mobile grooming shop

Buzz. Whir. Snip, snip.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Groomer Michele Schuman and owner Leon Feuerberg pose in front of one of the mobile grooming salons.
Santa peeks around a tree at Creighton Edward on Thursday afternoon. Community members in Issaquah may have seen Santa riding around in some alternate transportation on Thursday as he visited businesses with Reporter Publisher Renee Walden.

Spotted: Santa, reindeer flying through town in black Corvette.

Santa and one of his reindeer left the sleigh at home for this undercover endeavor, and went to check in with local shopkeepers and business owners to see who is ready for the holiday season.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Santa peeks around a tree at Creighton Edward on Thursday afternoon. Community members in Issaquah may have seen Santa riding around in some alternate transportation on Thursday as he visited businesses with Reporter Publisher Renee Walden.

Business Briefs

Eastside home repair and remodeling company Shirey Handyman Service announced the addition of Rupasi Young as the company’s finance and office manager. Young brings with her nearly 10 years of finance and accounting experience.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Community Briefs

Issaquah will host the Washington State Sister Cities Conference from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Tibbetts Creek Manor. The conference purpose is to bring together participants from Sister City programs throughout the state.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Sammamish resident Scott Bedbury has helped corporations such as Starbucks

Nike, Starbucks branding guru shares secrets with Sammamish chamber

From helping drive Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign to assisting with the redesign and growth of Starbucks stores internationally, Sammamish resident Scott Bedbury has been involved in some of the most successful brand development strategies worldwide. Sammamish chamber residents had the chance to hear from Bedbury firsthand at last week’s luncheon, when he talked a bit about his book, “A New Brand World,” and gave tips to owners and employees of local businesses.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Sammamish resident Scott Bedbury has helped corporations such as Starbucks

Sammamish Chamber of Commerce offers business success seminars

The Sammamish Chamber is offering a series of seminars called “5 Essentials to Business Success” between Oct. 8 and Nov. 5 featuring local and national experts. The seminars are $50 each or $75 each for non-members; or $225 for the series ($337.50 for non-members). The average value per session is $199. To read more or sign up, visit www.sammamishchamber.org.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Bruce Huskinson

Issaquah Reporter Business Briefs | Oct. 1

Issaquah resident Bruce Huskinson will be residential sales manager for D Square Energy Systems Inc., the largest independent distributor of stand-by generator systems in the Pacific Northwest, the company recently announced.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Bruce Huskinson

King County workshops aim at keeping businesses safe in emergencies

King County Emergency Response Zone One and the State Homeland Security Preparedness Grant program is hosting a series of free, three-hour workshops to help small businesses prepare for a major crisis or disaster.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Issaquah Reporter Business Briefs | Sept. 12

Chamber CEO leaves; Xeriton names Brad Furber CEO

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Business brief | Issaquah Chevrolet

Issaquah Chevrolet has been sold, according to a recent press release. The dealership was sold to David Broadus, Erik Paulson and Tom Paulson, and will be renamed Michael's Chevrolet of Issaquah.

  • Dec 19, 2011
CEF Executive Director Dellann Elliott and Sammamish Mayor Lee Fellinge

Sammamish Chamber cuts the ribbon for Chris Elliott Fund | Business Briefs

New owners have purchased the long-standing Sammamish institution The Mail Post, former owners Bob and Elaine Adams said Wednesday.

  • Dec 19, 2011
CEF Executive Director Dellann Elliott and Sammamish Mayor Lee Fellinge
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Waldron family offers experience, variety and fun to customers

Put simply, Harvey and Corrinn Waldron and their family are in the business of helping people make good memories.

  • Dec 19, 2011
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Left: Manouchehr Tajer

Issaquah’s TAJ Collision Center gives cars, families priority

Take one step into Issaquah’s TAJ Collision Center and the importance of family is abundantly clear. Nearly 60 years of history in the automotive industry proudly adorns the walls in form of photos, drawings and newspaper clippings.

Left: Manouchehr Tajer

Issaquah business briefs

Issaquah-based RE/MAX agent Jeff Schwartz recently completed a specialized course in customer service referral-based business, a press release stated.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Coldwell Banker realtor Monique Berger-Perault and her husband

Employee celebrates anniversary; charity auction at Sips

Richard S. Symms, who recently celebrated his 40th anniversary with Rowley Properties Inc, has officially been with the company since April Fools’ Day, 1968. No joke.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Coldwell Banker realtor Monique Berger-Perault and her husband

BUSINESS BRIEF

Area businesses with exceptional recycling programs are encouraged to see how they rate against other businesses by participating in King County’s 2008 “Best Workplaces for Recycling” event.

  • Dec 19, 2011