Business

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

Kent’s Haffner receives Excellence on Main Award

Greg Haffner, attorney at Curran Law Firm and avid community volunteer in downtown Kent, received the Excellence on Main Award at Washington Main Street’s Excellence… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017

Kent real estate and investment broker honored

Kent’s Chad Gleason, a commercial real estate and investment broker, recently received the 2017 Team Player of the Year award at the SVN National Conference.… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2017

State unemployment rate dropped to near-record low in March

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 to 4.7 percent in March – the lowest rate since August 2007, according to the state Employment… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2017

Former Kent bar owner receives prison sentence for tax evasion of $800,000

A former Kent bar owner received an eight-month prison sentence last Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle and must pay $800,000 in restitution for… Continue reading

Bowen Scarff Ford-Lincoln hosts Drive One 4UR Community event

Communities In Schools of Kent has teamed up with Bowen Scarff to raise some money on April 23. For every valid test drive taken in… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2017

Kent promotes West Hill site for new Dick’s Drive-In

Kent’s West Hill could be just the spot for a new Dick’s Drive-In. That’s what city economic development staff plan to tell Dick’s Drive-In owners.… Continue reading

Boeing 737 celebrates 50th birthday at Museum of Flight on Sunday

The Museum of Flight in Tukwila will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 737’s first flight on Sunday, April 9. A panel presentation at… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2017

Kent Tractor Supply hosts backyard poultry event Sunday

The birds are back in town. The Tractor Supply Co. store, 8420 S. 228th St., Kent, hosts a backyard poultry event on Sunday, from 10… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Many homes selling within first 30 days in Puget Sound housing market

Housing prices in the Puget Sound market continue to go up and inventory remains tight. “It’s straight up a crazy, frenzy market in King and… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017