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Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column

Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column

A monthly business advice column by a Mercer Island financial adviser.

  • Feb 25, 2020
Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column
Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce / courtesy photo                                Levitate Gastropub executive chef Pa Jallow holds the golden spatula he won for creating the best Salmon-based appetizer for the Issaquah Epicurean Experience contest in 2019.

Epicurean Experience returning to Issaquah

Vote for the best appetizer, cocktail, dessert in Issaquah.

Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce / courtesy photo                                Levitate Gastropub executive chef Pa Jallow holds the golden spatula he won for creating the best Salmon-based appetizer for the Issaquah Epicurean Experience contest in 2019.
An exterior shot of Sunrise Issaquah set to open in April. The company is hosting a job fair on Feb. 8. Photo courtesy of Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise Senior Living opening Issaquah location, holding job fair.

Sunrise Senior Living is holding a job fair on Feb. 8 for new location opening in April.

An exterior shot of Sunrise Issaquah set to open in April. The company is hosting a job fair on Feb. 8. Photo courtesy of Sunrise Senior Living
Regal Cinebarre Issaquah is permanently closed. The property was purchased by Costco is December 2019. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Costco purchases Regal Cinebarre Issaquah

Pickering Place movie theater closed.

  • Jan 31, 2020
Regal Cinebarre Issaquah is permanently closed. The property was purchased by Costco is December 2019. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                Caanon Russell, left, and Matt Acres inside Ming’s Zen Gallery in downtown Issaquah. The space holds hundreds of pieces of art, furniture and antiquities.

Ming’s Zen Gallery returns to Issaquah

Family business houses history, antiquities.

Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                Caanon Russell, left, and Matt Acres inside Ming’s Zen Gallery in downtown Issaquah. The space holds hundreds of pieces of art, furniture and antiquities.
Business perspective for the new year | Financial advice column

Business perspective for the new year | Financial advice column

A monthly business column from a local financial adviser.

  • Jan 21, 2020
Business perspective for the new year | Financial advice column
Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                From left, Issaquah city administrator Wally Bobkiewicz, Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, and Issaquah School District Superintendent Ron Thiele speak during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon annual update event on Jan. 9.

Chamber hosts annual address for community stakeholders

Mayor, administrator, schools superintendent speak at luncheon.

Natalie DeFord/staff photo                                From left, Issaquah city administrator Wally Bobkiewicz, Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, and Issaquah School District Superintendent Ron Thiele speak during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon annual update event on Jan. 9.
Eager buyers plentiful but choices were meager

Eager buyers plentiful but choices were meager

The real estate market by the numbers for December 2019.

  • Jan 15, 2020
Eager buyers plentiful but choices were meager
A new decade begins with low inventory in housing market | Real Estate Column

A new decade begins with low inventory in housing market | Real Estate Column

A monthly real estate snapshot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Jan 13, 2020
A new decade begins with low inventory in housing market | Real Estate Column
Finding your proverbial strawberries | Business column

Finding your proverbial strawberries | Business column

A monthly business column from Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey.

  • Dec 23, 2019
Finding your proverbial strawberries | Business column
Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market

Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market

A monthly real estate snapshot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Dec 18, 2019
Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market
Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production
Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in King County

Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in King County

Nourah Yonous launched the African Women Business Alliance in 2017 to find ways to lift women up.

Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in King County
Bob Toomey

Lessons in long-term planning from an anniversary

A column from a financial adviser.

  • Nov 19, 2019
Bob Toomey
Business slowdown in Issaquah

Business slowdown in Issaquah

City sees an increase in businesses closing.

Business slowdown in Issaquah
Winter chill begins to settle into real estate market

Winter chill begins to settle into real estate market

A monthly real estate snapshot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Nov 15, 2019
Winter chill begins to settle into real estate market
Apartment community on Issaquah plateau sold for $125 million

Apartment community on Issaquah plateau sold for $125 million

One of the largest apartment sales of the year in the Puget Sound.

  • Nov 14, 2019
Apartment community on Issaquah plateau sold for $125 million
Why the month of October has bad business reputation

Why the month of October has bad business reputation

A monthly business column by Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey.

  • Oct 22, 2019
Why the month of October has bad business reputation
Issaquah, Sammamish real estate market transitions into fall

Issaquah, Sammamish real estate market transitions into fall

A monthly real estate snap shot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Oct 15, 2019
Issaquah, Sammamish real estate market transitions into fall
Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey plays a classical guitar. Courtesy photo

Music and financial planning

A monthly financial advice column from S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

  • Sep 26, 2019
Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey plays a classical guitar. Courtesy photo