Business

OMAX to showcase new abrasive waterjet line at EMO 2017

Kent-based will showcase its newly released GlobalMAX 1530 abrasive waterjet at Sept. 18-23 EMO Hannover 2017 in Germany, the world’s premier trade fair for the… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2017

Mattress Firm’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids seeks donations

May is National Foster Care Month and Mattress Firm is making it easy for the community to give back. The mattress retailer is hosting its… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2017

Valley Medical Center reduces workforce by 60 positions

Valley Medical Center in Renton has eliminated 60 positions – a little more than 1 percent of its workforce – because of recent changes in… Continue reading

Community welcomes First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank, a new tenant in Van Doren’s Landing Office Plaza building, welcomed staff, colleagues and friends to a Kent Chamber of Commerce-supported open… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

DAWN finds comfort in new downtown office

The Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) has a new home, having completed an extensive move and transition to a downtown Kent office. Peg Coleman, DAWN… Continue reading

State unemployment rate hits historic low in April

Washington’s added 1,200 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell from 4.7 to 4.6 percent – matching the state’s historic low for unemployment… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2017

Developer delays opening of Kent’s Sonic Drive-In

Fans of Sonic Drive-In coming to Kent will have to hold their orders a bit longer. An anticipated opening this summer is no longer on… Continue reading

Kent Downtown Partnership Dinner Auction set for June 9

The Kent Downtown Partnership Dinner Auction – Under the Stars-A Night at the Movies – is Friday, June 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. at… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2017

Sweet success: Pie Lab wins blue ribbon at nationals

Pie Lab in Kent won best strawberry pie in the independent retail bakery category at the American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships in Orlando, Fla.,… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017

Better Business Bureau warns of Mother’s Day scams

Millions of families splurge on gifts for moms every year for Mother’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2017

Ford kicks off annual peanut butter drive

Northwest Ford dealers are teaming up with Ford Motor Company Fund to collect jars of peanut butter from May 6-15 to help food banks meet… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Torklift hosts job fair on May 19

Torklift is hosting a job fair for multiple positions for hire at each of their locations in Sumner and Kent. The job fair is May… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Main street businesses better supported under Senate-approved bill

Community organizations working to revitalize main street businesses could receive more donations under legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, which today passed the Senate. Washington… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2017

Amazon Fresh to move warehouse to Kent from Bellevue

Amazon Fresh is moving its warehouse operations later this year to Kent from Bellevue. Amazon will run its grocery delivery service out of an 150,000-square-foot… Continue reading

Paint Kent Station Purple and support Relay for Life

Paint Kent Station Purple during the month of May by purchasing a passport with discounts at Kent Station and help support the American Cancer Society.… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2017

Report: Kent among the top 10 fastest growing cities in total population change

The region grew by more than 86,000 people last year and two-thirds of that growth occurred within 10 cities, including Kent, according to data presented… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

$30,000 in scholarship funds available to college students enrolled in residential construction programs

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) is offering $30,000 in scholarship funds to college/trade/technical school students of sophomore to senior status… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Why property taxes are going up in King County | John Wilson

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County. Taxes are going up, and it’s important to understand… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017

King County Housing Authority sees major increase in poverty among voucher applicants

During the two-week application period, which ended on April 18, the King County Housing Authority received nearly 20,000 applications for rental assistance. The volume of… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017

Pie Lab in Kent to compete at nationals

Pie Lab in Kent competes in the American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships in Orlando, Fla., May 5-6. The East Hill bakery’s entries in the… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017