Business

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New program to help ensure safe start compliance in restaurants, taverns

Launched by Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Aug 6, 2020
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City of Kent increases small business emergency grant relief to $6,500

City of Kent increases small business emergency grant relief to $6,500

Eases restrictions about companies eligible to apply for CARES Act funds

City of Kent increases small business emergency grant relief to $6,500
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington
City of Kent extends application deadline for small business grants
City of Kent extends application deadline for small business grants
Street dining debuts on First Avenue in downtown Kent

Street dining debuts on First Avenue in downtown Kent

Vehicle traffic banned each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Jul 27, 2020
Street dining debuts on First Avenue in downtown Kent
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Outdoor dining options expand on First Avenue in downtown Kent

Block to be closed on Saturdays for 1st Ave Inside OUT Open Air Dining & Marketplace

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Developer puts plans on hold for Kent hotel on Naden property
Developer puts plans on hold for Kent hotel on Naden property
2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT. Courtesy photo

2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT | Car review

OK folks, buckle your seatbelts. This week’s tester is the 2020 Dodge Charge SRT Hellcat Widebody, the most powerful, and fastest mass-produced sedan in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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BMW X3 xDrive 30e. Courtesy photo

BMW X3 xDrive 30e | Car review

With forces like BMW pushing, it’s only a matter of time before hybrid, then electric, technology replaces the gas combustion engine just like it replaced… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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Kent-based REI to lay off 400 retail employees

Kent-based REI to lay off 400 retail employees

13,000 employees remain at 162 stores across the nation

Kent-based REI to lay off 400 retail employees
Novinium offices in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Novinium

Four Kent companies receive PPP loans between $5M and $10M

Twenty others get between $2M and $5M from federal program

Novinium offices in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Novinium
Business begins bouncing back at Kent Station

Business begins bouncing back at Kent Station

Many restaurants, shops open; AMC theaters remain closed

Business begins bouncing back at Kent Station
City of Kent to award $4,500 grants to small businesses for COVID-19 relief
City of Kent to award $4,500 grants to small businesses for COVID-19 relief
Huntington Learning Center opens Kent location

Huntington Learning Center opens Kent location

Feast & Foliage opens downtown cafe

Huntington Learning Center opens Kent location
A young chef carefully spreads sauce onto pizza dough during a cooking class at Young Chefs Academy of Covington. Courtesy photo/YCA Covington

Kids culinary school opens in Covington

The school takes the unknown out of cooking for kids, owner Deb O’Brien said.

  • Jun 25, 2020
A young chef carefully spreads sauce onto pizza dough during a cooking class at Young Chefs Academy of Covington. Courtesy photo/YCA Covington
A new measure from the King County Council could increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas of King County. File photo

County measure would increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas

Staff report Legislation the King County Council passed June 23 could lead to increased flexibility for restaurants, retail shops, and providers of certain personal services… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2020
A new measure from the King County Council could increase flexibility for businesses in rural areas of King County. File photo
City of Kent to distribute $1 million in CARES Act funds to small businesses

City of Kent to distribute $1 million in CARES Act funds to small businesses

Plans for eligibility, applications yet to be determined

City of Kent to distribute $1 million in CARES Act funds to small businesses
Comcast to continue 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible customers

Comcast to continue 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible customers

Low-income monthly options also available

  • Jun 18, 2020
Comcast to continue 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible customers
24 Hour Fitness to close clubs in Kent, Auburn, Renton

24 Hour Fitness to close clubs in Kent, Auburn, Renton

Panther Lake Kent location scheduled to reopen next month

24 Hour Fitness to close clubs in Kent, Auburn, Renton
Kent Downtown Partnership launches Kent Strong campaign

Kent Downtown Partnership launches Kent Strong campaign

T-shirts, hoodies for sale as fundraiser for KDP

  • Jun 15, 2020
Kent Downtown Partnership launches Kent Strong campaign