Business

Tax office relocates in Snoqualmie

Advanced Tax and Financial Services, Inc., has reopened in Snoqualmie after an April 25, 2014, explosion in North Bend closed its doors.

  • Feb 24, 2015

‘Great Northern’ escape is ‘Peaks’ tribute

For those anticipating the nine new episodes of “Twin Peaks” coming this year to Showtime, you can indulge in your Twin Peaks obsession now.

  • Jan 31, 2015

Save the date: Chamber to co-host sustainability event

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Valley is a lunch event planned for Friday, Feb. 20 at the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC.

  • Jan 27, 2015

Network while playing slots

The next Chamber After Hours is also the Valley Young Professionals Hangout, 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 28, at Snoqualmie Casino.

  • Jan 27, 2015

Got school bond questions? Get answers at Chamber luncheon

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Superintendent Joel Aune and Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools president Kirk Harris will present information on the school district's February bond proposal at a Chamber luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Friday,Jan. 16, at the Snoqualmie Ridge TPC Golf Club, 36005 S.E. Ridge St.

  • Jan 15, 2015

Edge Physical Therapy in Snoqualmie expands massage options with Regence

Massage therapy options at Snoqualmie’s Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation are growing, now that the clinic can provide that service through all major carriers. Edge recently entered a contract with the Regence health insurance for massage, so the facility will now be able to accept patients for massage with Regence, at the in-network rate.

  • Dec 22, 2014

Valley hospital CEO Rodger McCollum to talk about new campus at next Lunch and Learn

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Lunch and Learn at noon, Thursday, Dec. 11, will feature news on Public Hospital District No. 4. Speaker Rodger McCollum, Superintendent of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, will present the community benefits and services of the past year and discuss the grand opening of the district’s new hospital.

  • Dec 9, 2014

PSE customers to share $59.2 million from sale

Puget Sound Energy announced last week “that customers will notice a pleasant surprise on their winter power bills: a one-time credit applied to December and January bills that will save the average residential electric customer about $40.” The bill credit is the mechanism to be used to distribute half of $109 million that resulted from the sale of PSE’s utility operations in Jefferson County, to all PSE customers.

  • Dec 9, 2014
Ed Huebner

Busy days for North Bend Premium Outlets: Meet new General Manager Ed Huebner

Just three days into his new job as general manager of the North Bend Premium Outlets, midwest transplant Ed Huebner was getting ready for the late shift—6 p.m. to 6 a.m.—as part of the mall’s Thanksgiving rush. The mall was open 36 hours straight, between Thanksgiving and end of day on Black Friday, Nov. 28. That weekend is typically one of the year’s busiest, second only to the weekend before Christmas.

  • Dec 4, 2014
Ed Huebner

North Bend Premium Outlets ready for Black Friday weekend, open all night Thanksgiving

North Bend's Premium Outlets are gearing up for their biggest weekend of the year. The mall will be open on Thanksgiving, and stay open 36 hours straight, to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.

  • Nov 26, 2014
Valley eye care pros serve in Seattle event

Valley eye care pros serve in Seattle event

Ophthalmologist Rebecca Dale and technician Sarah Field from Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare Associates, helped provide eye care at Seattle’s Key Arena Saturday, Oct. 25, at an event organized by Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, or RAM. Many people live in fear of sickness and injury because they have little to no access to basic medical care, said Dale. RAM helps by providing free quality dental, vision and medical care to those who cannot afford it. In less than 24 hours, RAM turns fairgrounds, schools and arenas into mobile medical centers.

  • Nov 26, 2014
Valley eye care pros serve in Seattle event
Offering wine tastings (and sometimes

Grand opening weekend coming up for North Bend’s Piccola Cellars

After months of anticipation, Piccola Cellars is flinging open its doors for a Grand Opening Party, 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Located in the old North Bend Fire Station, 112 West Second Street, Piccola will provide a range of hot and cold snacks, live music, raffles and drink and tote specials.

  • Nov 19, 2014
Offering wine tastings (and sometimes
Democracy Live staff and elected officials at the company’s Snoqualmie Ridge office. Above

Snoqualmie business Democracy Live embraces future of voting

On election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, staff at Snoqualmie’s Democracy Live gave a short demo of their electronic voting software, Live Ballot, to visiting officials, including Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, and U.S. Representative Dave Reichert. Company President Bryan Finney and Board President Joseph Brotherton discussed the possibilities for their product, now in use in more than 550 locations worldwide.

  • Nov 18, 2014
Democracy Live staff and elected officials at the company’s Snoqualmie Ridge office. Above
Friday Night Fever: Get groove on at Valley Chamber gala

Friday Night Fever: Get groove on at Valley Chamber gala

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber is ‘taking it to the max’ with a 1970’s themed dance party at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Chamber members and guests can dress in their ‘70s best for Friday Night Fever, starting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21. Food, a cash bar, dancing and dance lessons will be available.

  • Nov 3, 2014
Friday Night Fever: Get groove on at Valley Chamber gala

TPC Snoqualmie Ridge completes $3 million remodel

TPC Snoqualmie Ridge recently announced the completion of a $3 million renovation, featuring new dining spaces, fully re-imagined interiors and golf course updates. The course has also recently appointed a new general manager, Ben Wood, who is a former professional golfer and experienced club leader.

  • Oct 20, 2014
April 25

Six months after nearby building explodes, North Bend’s Les Schwab Tire ready for grand re-opening

Last April, the huge explosion that wrecked several downtown buildings and forced neighbors out of their homes also badly damaged the Les Schwab Tire Center in North Bend. Now, nearly six months after the natural gas explosion on April 25, 2014, Les Schwab celebrates the grand reopening of its remodeled North Bend store this weekend.

  • Oct 14, 2014
April 25
Personal carpenter: Q&A with North Bend's Jonathan Seaton, custom woodworker

Personal carpenter: Q&A with North Bend’s Jonathan Seaton, custom woodworker

Carpenter Jonathan Seaton walks that fine line between artist and craftsman, crossing into either territory with each piece he produces. At his North Bend workshop—he has no storefront, but then, he has no inventory, either—he builds wood furniture to the exacting specifications of both his customers, and himself.

Personal carpenter: Q&A with North Bend's Jonathan Seaton, custom woodworker
Lizzy Billington

Nate Perea moves on, Lizzy Billington takes top Valley Chamber job

Membership director and Snoqualmie Valley resident Lizzy Billington is stepping up as new CEO of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, days after Nate Perea announced his departure for a new role. Perea, who has led the chamber for 16 months, gave notice Thursday, August 28. He is now director of membership experience for the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Perea came to the Snoqualmie Valley chamber April 1, 2013, after serving as the director of membership development for the Issaquah chamber.

  • Sep 11, 2014
Lizzy Billington

Grand opening for new North Bend visitor’s center

Last week saw the opening of the new Visitor Information Center and Mountain View Gallery on Bendigo Boulevard in North Bend. The project is the result of a yearlong partnership between the city of North Bend, BrookWater Advisors and the North Bend Downtown Foundation.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Rescheduled: Wine in the fire hall

Piccola Wine Cellars in North Bend has postponed its grand opening from this Thursday to Thursday, Sept. 25.

  • Aug 13, 2014