Business

Kent’s Bowen Scarff wins company excellence award from Ford

Bowen Scarff Ford Lincoln Mercury in Kent has been recognized by Ford Motor Company with the 2008 President’s Award. The award honors dealerships that excelled… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2009

New to Kent, but not for long: Attorney Lisa Voso has penchant for volunteering

When she was in college in Maryland, attorney Lisa Voso took an online quiz about what city would best match her life and where she… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2009

Marie Haggin to host Bridal Shower

Marie Haggin Accessories has added bridal gowns and wedding services to its Kent Station boutique. With more than 100 gowns in stock, the dresses come… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2009

Volunteers needed for lot clean-up, so that mural can be installed

The Kent Chamber of Commerce’s East Hill Partnership is organizing a work party to help clean up the vacant lot at 240th and 104th in… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2009

Washington unemployment rate continues its upward climb

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in June, up from May’s revised rate of 9.1 percent, according to the state Employment Security… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009

Kent program aims to fill the worker gap

As Baby Boomers begin to retire from the workforce, one field that is feeling the effect is manufacturing, which is losing older workers faster than… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009

Kent Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Kent school superintendent

The Kent Chamber of Commerce Education Committee will host a reception for Edward Lee Vargas, the new superintendent of the Kent School District, from 5-6:30… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009

Kent’s Hong Kong Market offers ethnic flavor

Everybody has foods that remind them of home, comfort foods that become favorites and familiar stand-bys in the kitchen.But for those not from around these… Continue reading

New Kent Kidney Center brings dialysis close to home

Three times a week, Gary Ruggles of Covington has to come in for dialysis. It’s a four-hour-and-15-minute procedure each time to have his blood pumped… Continue reading

New Kent Downtown Partnership director takes the helm

New Kent Downtown Partnership executive Director Barbara Smith began her new job last week, taking over for Jacquie Alexander who retired after seven years in… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2009

Toolbox seminar July 8 at Kent Chamber

The Kent Chamber of Commerce’s next Marketing Toolbox Seminar is scheduled for 8 a.m. July 8 at the Chamber Offices, 524 W. Meeker St. July’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2009

After the fire: Hairstylist friends reunite to create new salon for Kent

When the building which housed Catwalks Salon on Meeker Street burned down more than two years ago, it left not only a hole in the… Continue reading

East Hill Partnership meeting set for July 8

The next meeting of the East Hill Partnership is scheduled for 3 p.m. July 8 at the Golden Steer Restaurant, 23826 104th Ave. S.E.This committee… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2009

New summer networking added to Commerce calendar

The Kent Chamber of Commerce has added two additional events to its summer networking calendar.The first runs 5-7 p.m. July 8 at the Chamber office,… Continue reading

In her words: Kent Downtown Partnership Director Jacquie Alexander says goodbye

(Information about a retirement party for Alexander follows this column.)Working for the Kent Downtown Partnership has been my greatest joy! I have so loved being… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2009

Pennies up the nose: Kent Internet biz has a record-breaking deal for you

How many pennies can you stick up your nose? Is it more than 17?How about Ding-Dongs? Can you eat two of them in less than… Continue reading

Business Briefly for the week of June 13

set for June 20The Kent Downtown Partnership will host its annual dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. June 20 at the Kent Senior Activity Center.Among… Continue reading

Business briefs for week of June 6

Chamber to host seminar on brandingThe next Kent Chamber of Commerce Marketing Toolbox Seminar is scheduled for June 10 and will feature a discussion of… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2009

KDP auction is June 20

The Kent Downtown Partnership will host its annual dinner and auction 5:30 p.m. June 20 at the Kent Senior Activity Center.Among the items available will… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2009