Business

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

 

Don Brunell

China’s push for high-tech dominance

The country’s control of rare earth metals will give it a key advantage in this fight.

  • Jun 23, 2020

 

From markets to farm stands, Snoqualmie Valley flower farmers adapt to pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has cut many farmers off from traditional vending locations.

 

Snoqualmie Casino is located at 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Courtesy photo

Snoqualmie Casino reopens June 11 with social distancing, other safety measures

Staff report Snoqualmie Casino will reopen to the general public at 6 a.m. June 11, following its closure from Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directives.… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2020
Snoqualmie Casino is located at 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. Courtesy photo
Sound Publishing will offer matching advertising grants to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Snoqualmie Valley Record offers matching advertising grants to businesses affected by COVID-19

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread the news that they’re open for business. Sound, which owns the Snoqualmie Valley… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2020
Sound Publishing will offer matching advertising grants to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 shakes up valley businesses, housing market

Some businesses will likely shutter, and the real estate selling season could stretch into fall.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo

Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Regional effort in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

  • May 11, 2020

Car wash businesses can now operate in Washington | Update

Brown Bear opens locations May 8

Find restaurants open for takeout/delivery in Puget Sound area

Interactive map provides details

  • Apr 28, 2020
Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Inslee gives construction a green light

It was unclear when sites would re-open, but employees will have to have PPE and stay six feet apart.

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Report shows severity of COVID-19 impacts on hotels nationwide

70% of employees laid off or furloughed, eight in 10 hotel rooms empty

  • Apr 24, 2020
Customers buy vegetables at the North Bend Farmers Market opening day in 2019. File photo

Local farmers adapting to changing world

As the pandemic set in and economy struggled, local farmers evolved their business models.

  • Apr 22, 2020
Customers buy vegetables at the North Bend Farmers Market opening day in 2019. File photo

State processes record number of applications for unemployment benefits

Employment Security Department had challenges with the volume

  • Apr 20, 2020

Cantwell calls for nationwide support for local media hurt by COVID-19 pandemic

Remarks come on Senate floor: ‘We need the media. …and need to help them’

  • Apr 20, 2020

Gyms, fitness centers must allow members to cancel memberships or face legal consequences

State attorney general responds to consumer complaints during COVID-19 outbreak

Boeing to resume Washington airplane production next week

More than 27,000 employees are expected to return to work at the Everett campus starting Monday.

Bear markets and financial planning

A monthly business column by a Mercer Island financial adviser.

  • Apr 16, 2020

Renton business owner supports local farmers, brewers during pandemic

The Brewmaster’s Foundation weekly Community Supported Agriculture box includes fresh produce from local farms and beers from Washington breweries.