Business

Mark Wagner and business manager Victoria Boulanger pose in Mark’s Japanese-European Auto’s new Issaquah location.

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
Mark Wagner and business manager Victoria Boulanger pose in Mark’s Japanese-European Auto’s new Issaquah location.
Laura and Craig Baker sit near the grand piano on the stage at Bake's Place.

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
Laura and Craig Baker sit near the grand piano on the stage at Bake's Place.
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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
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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
Tom Flintoft and his son

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
Tom Flintoft and his son
Sammamish resident Peter Chee is the CEO and Co-Founder of Redmond based Thinkspace.

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
Sammamish resident Peter Chee is the CEO and Co-Founder of Redmond based Thinkspace.