Business

U.S. Chamber honors Sterlitech Corporation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this month honored Sterlitech Corporation with its Faces of Trade award in recognition of the Kent-based company’s impact on its… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2009

Kent Downtown Partnership event is tonight at Allied Waste Services

Kent Downtown Partnership’s monthly networking event runs 5-7 p.m. tonight at Allied Waste Services, 22010 76th Ave. S., Kent, a waste hauler for the City… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2009

Business owners, community, gather to discuss teen homelessness

Approximately 25 people attended a special meeting about youth homelessness in downtown Kent Aug. 6, including representatives from the city, the police department and business… Continue reading

Cash for Clunkers program going well for Kent auto dealer

While Congress this past week debating the continued funding of the "Cash for Clunkers" program, one local dealership has already reached its verdict on the value of the program. "It's been a great thing," said Mark Scarff, president and general manager of Bowen Scarff Ford Lincoln Mercury. "It's helping sell cars and trucks."

Jimmy T’s: Formerly known as Moonraker’s, Kent bar gets new shot at life

To walk into the new Jimmy T’s bar on 104th, it is nearly impossible to believe some of the stories about the location and the… Continue reading

Kent Chamber of Commerce official announces her departure; leaving for Alaska

Kent Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Dana Krawchuk announced this past week that she will be leaving the chamber at the end of the month.… Continue reading

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