Business

Washingtonians asked to nominate companies that give back to communities

Do you know a business that gives back to its community? Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State has an opportunity to recognize those for-profit… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

More than $7 million remains available to help PSE customers

With the past winter season the coldest on record for the past 30 years, some Puget Sound Energy customers may struggle into the summer months… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Community welcomes the opening of OnPoint Physical Therapy

The Kent Chamber of Commerce recently gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the opening of OnPoint Physical Therapy, 13215 SE 240th St., Suite D, Kent.… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2017

Kent welcomes the opening of Martha’s Loft

The Kent Chamber of Commerce recently participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the opening of Martha’s Loft, 8316 S. 259th St. Martha’s Loft mission is… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2017

Mattress Firm’s School Supply Drive for Foster Kids is on

Summer vacation is underway, but a new school year is right around the corner. For local foster kids who might be headed to a new… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2017

Help end hunger by saving energy; PSE rebates will benefit Food Lifeline

Every year, children and families struggle to replace the missing meals provided by schools through free and reduced lunch programs. To mark the last day… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Murray, Reichert introduce bill to help U.S. ports compete

Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation on Thursday in Washigton, D.C., to reform the… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2017

Washington’s average wage nears $59,000 in 2016

Washington’s average annual wage grew by 4.8 percent in 2016 to $58,957, representing the largest percentage increase year over year since 2007. The average weekly… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

King County Council approves sale of property to State Convention Center

King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after the King County Council approved the sale of Metro’s Convention Place Station to the Washington… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2017

KDP receives National Main Street accreditation

Kent Downtown Partnership has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2017

State reaches new record for unemployment

Washington’s unemployment rate dropped from 4.6 to 4.5 percent in May, establishing a new record low for unemployment, according to the state Employment Security Department.… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2017

Kent’s chances to land Dick’s Drive-In drop; but Sonic coming in 2018

The chances of a Dick’s Drive-In coming to Kent suffered a serious blow, but Sonic Drive-In is back on board with plans to open next… Continue reading

Republic Services reaches tentative contract agreement with recycle, yard waste drivers

Teamsters Local 117 achieved a fully recommended tentative agreement with Republic Services on Wednesday night over a contract involving 120 recycle and yard waste drivers… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2017

Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasoning & Spices finds a new home

Reginald Robinson’s ragin’ Cajun business has found a new home at the corner of East Meeker Street and Railroad Avenue North. Robinson, who grew up… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2017

Republic Services recycle, yard waste drivers vote to strike | Talks continue

Teamster recycle and yard waste drivers who work at Republic Services voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to authorize a strike, including drivers based in Kent. The… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2017

AWB launches brand update, new logo

Washington’s oldest, largest employer group communicates evolution with a new brand

  • Jun 1, 2017

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