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