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Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

News of market volatility has felt like a pinball machine lately | Guest column

Webster’s dictionary defines the word volatility as “characterized by or subject to rapid or unexpected change.” Interestingly, Webster cites the stock market as one example… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2022

 

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Kent-based Blue Origin’s fifth human space flight set for May 20

New Shepard rocket will have six-person crew

 

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Samaki Kaanga dry fish with collard greens and Ugali.

Rafiki Restaurant and Lounge offers traditional Kenyan food in Downtown Kent

How many people reading this right now can say they have tried Kenyan food before? Well, now at least I can. When researching what kind… Continue reading

 

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Dick’s Drive-In to open new location in Federal Way

This will be Dick’s ninth burger restaurant; plans to open in 2023.

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Amazon selects Kent’s Blue Origin to help launch internet satellites

One of three companies picked by Amazon for Project Kuiper

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The crew of New Shepard NS-20. Pictured from left to right: Gary Lai, Jim Kitchen, Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, Marc Hagle and George Nield. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin

Kent’s Blue Origin successfully completes fourth human spaceflight

Fourth human spaceflight for New Shepard

The crew of New Shepard NS-20. Pictured from left to right: Gary Lai, Jim Kitchen, Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, Marc Hagle and George Nield. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin
A rendering of a proposed technology center in Kent at the city-owned Naden property. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Avenue 55

Technology center could be coming to Kent’s Naden property

Aerospace companies, cider brewery show interest in becoming tenants

A rendering of a proposed technology center in Kent at the city-owned Naden property. COURTESY GRAPHIC, Avenue 55
Pete Davidson. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin

Pete Davidson won’t be flying to space with Kent’s Blue Origin

Company delays flight for more tests leading to scheduling conflict

Pete Davidson. COURTESY PHOTO, Blue Origin
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Pete Davidson.
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Kent Police Business Crime Prevention Summit set for March 24

Topics include building an effective partnership, homelessness, gangs and graffiti

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Andover announces Kent industrial, office space deals

A dozen leases for buildings in Kent Valley

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Kent’s Blue Origin wins Commercial Space Pioneer Award

New Shepard Team rocket program recognized by Commercial Spaceflight Federation

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Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

Volatility and disciplined planning in 2022’s stock market | Guest column

The stock market in January experienced significantly increased volatility. In the first 14 trading days in January, the S&P500 declined about 12.5% on an intraday… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2022
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
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Kent-based Blue Origin leases warehouse space for further expansion

Other new aerospace companies in Kent Valley started by former Blue Origin engineers

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Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo

Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo
COURTESY PHOTO, Domino’s

Domino’s Supply Chain Center in Kent hiring for all positions

Facility produces fresh pizza dough, toppings and ingredients for stores in Washington

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Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

The forces behind our current COVID-induced inflation | Guest column

Recent inflation numbers have been quite high and at levels not seen for 40 years. As financial planners, inflation is important element of our financial… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2022
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
“Just Walk Out” technology allows customers to add items to their cart and skip the checkout lines. Photo courtesy of Amazon

Amazon Fresh grocery store opening in Federal Way at The Commons

The technology company has not yet announced an official opening date.

“Just Walk Out” technology allows customers to add items to their cart and skip the checkout lines. Photo courtesy of Amazon
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

The ‘year end’ elements of financial planning | Guest column

With the end of the year fast approaching, we remind clients that now is a good time to review key aspects of their finances. As… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2021
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Meals are packed for the Christmas Day dinner giveaway by Nana’s Southern Kitchen. The restaurant distributed about 1,200 free meals between its two locations in Kent and Covington. COURTESY PHOTO, Nana’s Southern Kitchen

Free meals given to 1,200 on Christmas at Nana’s Southern Kitchen

Distributed at Kent and Covington locations

Meals are packed for the Christmas Day dinner giveaway by Nana’s Southern Kitchen. The restaurant distributed about 1,200 free meals between its two locations in Kent and Covington. COURTESY PHOTO, Nana’s Southern Kitchen