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The Kent Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced its opposition to two measures on next week's general election ballot. The chamber opposes Proposition 1, the Sound Transit measure, as well as I-1029, regarding long-term caregivers.
At first glance, the new Imperial Fitness gym is sparse, especially compared to the monster fitness facilities being built in some parts of the region. There are no televisions, no smoothie bar, no espresso stand, no stationary bikes, no steam room, no stair-climbers and only one treadmill.
Harpreet Gill of Punjab Sweets knows that if the businesses on the East Hill would just work together, they could promote the area better as a shopping destination.
Nearly 50 homeless people arrived for a free hot meal of ham and mashed potatoes on a rainy Thursday night at a business parking lot along Railroad Avenue South in downtown Kent.
From the outside, it looks like any other warehouse in Kent's industrial area, north of downtown (well, except for the climbing walls and train caboose out back). But inside, the shelves are stocked with colorful bags, filled with giant inflatable toys and labeled like a kid's dream.
Mark Burns, with Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors of Tacoma, talks Sept. 16 with Shannon Sommers, a security consultant with Sonitrol of Bellevue.
The State of Washington Thursday shut down the region's only fish pedicure procedure after determining it did not meet state codes requiring all pedicure implements to be sanitized or disposed of after use.
After more than 100 years in business and as part of the local landscape, Washington Mutual filed for bankruptcy Sept. 25 and was acquired for $1.9 billion last week by JPMorgan Chase.
There’s something fishy going on down at the Peridot Nail Salon. Inspired by a report on NBC’s “Today” show she saw several months ago, Peridot owner Tuyet “Tweety” Bui has imported to Washington the newest fad in the health and beauty industry: Fish pedicures.
Alfalfa sprouts distributed by a Kent-based company are to believed to be the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 13 people.
After a year of construction and nearly a year of sitting unused, the Rite Aid at the corner of Meeker Street and Washington Avenue finally opened Sept. 11.
The Kent Chamber of Commerce is rolling out a new program to allow members to join together to offer health insurance for their employees at a reduced rate.
Anyone who has logged onto www.kentreporter.com recently will have noticed a few changes.
Stevan Ahlbeck, the owner and founder of Gourmet Steve’s in downtown Kent, was good at his job in the banking industry, but something was missing.
The Metropolitan King County Council moved Aug. 5 to ensure that the region is in position to take advantage of the economic benefits of addressing the global climate crisis. The Council unanimously passed a motion sponsored by Councilmember Larry Phillips encouraging the formation and investment in green collar jobs.
Chamber plans events
Curves of Downtown Kent recently relocated to 710 W. Meeker in the historic district, and while the business may have changed locations, their mission hasn’t changed.
Kent-based Alaska Distributors Co. will cut approximately 600 jobs this fall as the company prepares to sell portions of its operations to CoHo Distributing, according to Steve Loeb, president and chief executive officer of the Alaska Distributors.