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Costco Travel drops ‘elephant rides’ at request of PETA

Costco Travel has ceased to offer trip packages involving elephants used as rider mounts in response to protest from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the animal welfare activism group announced Thursday.

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Megan Campbell/staff photoTen-month-old Lipi Komanapalli reaches for the logo of Figbo

Pregnancy spurs Sammamish couple to found new organic food delivery service

Ten-month-old Lipi Komanapalli was all smiles as she stood on her own, big-eyed and pretty in pink, at the coffee table.

Megan Campbell/staff photoTen-month-old Lipi Komanapalli reaches for the logo of Figbo
A Sun Ridge model home in the Issaquah Highlands.

Ater zHome, ‘green’ home development continues in Issaquah Highlands

“You can’t really parse out who came first — green developers or buyers who want green homes,” Built Green Program Director Leah Missik said. “It’s the chicken and the egg.”

A Sun Ridge model home in the Issaquah Highlands.
Donald Lee and Matthew Griffin of Combat Flip Flops pitched on ABC's 'Shark Tank' Friday night.

Issaquah-based Combat Flip Flops takes home $300,000 investment from ‘Shark Tank’

"It's a good mission," inventor and entrepreneur Lori Greiner said of the clothing company.

Donald Lee and Matthew Griffin of Combat Flip Flops pitched on ABC's 'Shark Tank' Friday night.
Manuela Paul asks resident Florence Schock

Family runs city’s first, only assisted living facility

As their culture is strongly based in family, the tradition of caring for their elders dates back to before the now-married couple Manuela and Daniel Paul immigrated to America in the mid- and late 80s, respectively.

Manuela Paul asks resident Florence Schock
An image showing which elements correspond to what direction in Vaastu.

Eastside builder focuses on Vaastu homes for Indian buyers

Founder of Auspicious Homes, Mike Stewart's mission to build Vaastu-inspired homes throughout the Eastside took shape while he worked as a realtor in the Issaquah Highlands area. He realized at least half of the people coming through were tech professionals from India — and they were all asking for things the current cookie-cutter industry does not supply, he said.

An image showing which elements correspond to what direction in Vaastu.

Goods supplier’s Costco division names new president

Frank Cohenour was announced as president of Issaquah-based ADWIAcosta Nov. 3.

Ohana Eastside owner Kyle Yoshimura

Belltown mainstay Ohana opens Issaquah location

Hawaiian/Japanese restaurant Ohana Eastside opened at Gilman Station in July. ‘I had to see if I could make it happen,’ owner Kyle Yoshimura said

Ohana Eastside owner Kyle Yoshimura

Anytime Fitness opens in Klahanie

Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour fitness center, will open this weekend in the Klahanie Shopping Center. The public is invited to attend the free event Saturday at 4 p.m.

Chamber hires Kathy McCorry as executive director

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors announced Tuesday it had hired Kathy McCorry as the association’s new executive director.

Using web, real estate startup plans to compete with slashed commissions

One local family of real estate professionals believes its online brokerage can bring the standard brokerage commission down to 1 percent.

Pickering Barn to host job fair April 28

A job fair will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 in the Pickering Barn on 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

Three business leaders to be inducted into JA hall of fame

Three Eastside business leaders will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame on April 23.

  • Feb 27, 2015
Sammamish Park Place

Talon Private Capital acquires Sammamish Park Place for $128 million

The 20-acre three-building park is home to divisions of Microsoft and Costco, the latter of which began its lease in August. The office park is fully occupied by the two companies.

Sammamish Park Place

Agave to add patio dining

Federico and Faviola Ramos, owner/operators of Agave Cocina & Tequilas Restaurants are expanding their Issaquah High lands location by one-quarter, adding a retractable seasonal patio adjacent to the restaurant’s front door.

  • Jan 19, 2015
Darren Lamont was awarded with two Best New Dealership awards from Axis Wake and Supra. Lamont said he's looking forward to the Seattle Boat Show

Less than one year in, Northwest Inboards becomes award-winning dealership

Northwest Inboards, opened in May by Lake Sammamish native Darren Lamont, received two Best New Dealership awards from manufacturers Axis Wake and Supra. The awards were given based on sales and customer feedback, Lamont said.

Darren Lamont was awarded with two Best New Dealership awards from Axis Wake and Supra. Lamont said he's looking forward to the Seattle Boat Show
Participants in the Homewood Suites by Hillton stand by the beam that they signed to mark the topping off of the facility being built in Issaquah. Principals in the photo include Skip Rowley (second from left

Rowley Properties marks topping off of Homewood Suites by Hilton facility

Key players in the new Homewood Suites by Hilton facility in Issaquah participated in a topping off ceremony today.

  • Jan 9, 2015
Participants in the Homewood Suites by Hillton stand by the beam that they signed to mark the topping off of the facility being built in Issaquah. Principals in the photo include Skip Rowley (second from left

Irons honored by Realtors

David Irons, of Coldwell Banker Bain in Issaquah, has been named Government Affairs Volunteer of the Year honors by the Seattle King County Realtors.

  • Jan 9, 2015

Gregoire named part owner of WJB Enterprises

Paul Gregoire, president of Bake's Marine Center is now part owner of WJB Enterprises, Inc.

  • Jan 9, 2015

Two join Downtown Issaquah Association board

The Downtown Issaquah Association has named Jamie Lilly and Robyn Barfoot to the 2015 board of directors.

  • Jan 9, 2015