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The Factoria QFC (pictured here) was part of the phase out pilot last November that included five other locations in the area. Currently, the stores only have paper bags and offer reusable bags for purchase at the checkout aisles. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

QFC to stop offering plastic bags in all stores on April 1

The commitment comes early as its parent company, Kroger, pledged to end plastic bag use by 2025.

The Factoria QFC (pictured here) was part of the phase out pilot last November that included five other locations in the area. Currently, the stores only have paper bags and offer reusable bags for purchase at the checkout aisles. Kailan Manandic / staff photo
Nintex acquires EnableSoft in company acquisition

Nintex acquires EnableSoft in company acquisition

Bellevue-based company is a world leader in workflow automation industry.

Nintex acquires EnableSoft in company acquisition
Local inventory is up; buyers, sellers prep for spring

Local inventory is up; buyers, sellers prep for spring

By Erin Flemming Special to the Record If you’re looking to purchase a home this winter or spring, you’ll likely benefit from the uptick in… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2019
Local inventory is up; buyers, sellers prep for spring
North Bend’s Huxdotter Coffee consturction underway

North Bend’s Huxdotter Coffee consturction underway

Huxdotter Coffee is in the midst of construction on an all new cafe and drive-thru.

  • Mar 5, 2019
North Bend’s Huxdotter Coffee consturction underway
Stocks stay strong for Smartsheet, Microsoft, T-Mobile

Stocks stay strong for Smartsheet, Microsoft, T-Mobile

Fortune 500 functionality, Hololens technology, 5G network contribute to growth

Stocks stay strong for Smartsheet, Microsoft, T-Mobile
Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO

Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO

Bellevue-based company employs 760 people

Praerit Garg joins Smartsheet as CTO
A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic

Life science hits its stride on the Eastside

Life science has strong roots in Washington, contributing economically and scientifically.

A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic
Bringing the Virtual Reality experience to Eastside

Bringing the Virtual Reality experience to Eastside

Virtual Reality (VR) isn’t like regular entertainment, and Portal VR founder Tim Harader knows it. That’s why he started his own VR arcade in Ballard,… Continue reading

Bringing the Virtual Reality experience to Eastside
Despite interest rates approach, real estate ticking onward

Despite interest rates approach, real estate ticking onward

A real estate snap shot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Feb 13, 2019
Despite interest rates approach, real estate ticking onward
OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar

OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar

Bellevue-based CEO wanted a simpler solution to his own problems

OfferUp founder Nick Huzar makes customer safety a core pillar
Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr

Puget Sound companies join to create middle-income housing

Several are the same companies that opposed Seattle’s head tax last year.

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr
North Bend Automotive sits just a mile Southwest from downtown North Bend in the shadow of Mt. Si (Drew Stuart/ Staff Photo)

SPOTLIGHT 2019: A repair shop that puts the customer first

Bobby Farris leads North Bend Automotive team.

North Bend Automotive sits just a mile Southwest from downtown North Bend in the shadow of Mt. Si (Drew Stuart/ Staff Photo)
Dirtfish’s media manager Trevor Wert stands against a wall of suits worn by professional Dirtfish racers. Drew Stuart/ Staff Photo

SPOTLIGHT 2019: Dirtfish teaches you how to drive the rally way

Drivers range from age 15 to 80-something.

Dirtfish’s media manager Trevor Wert stands against a wall of suits worn by professional Dirtfish racers. Drew Stuart/ Staff Photo
David Israel commits to his guided tours by getting into costume and playing music from Twin Peaks for those on his tour (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)

SPOTLIGHT 2019: Visit the town of ‘Twin Peaks’ on a memorable guided tour

‘I feel like I make some people’s dreams come true,’ creator, guide says.

David Israel commits to his guided tours by getting into costume and playing music from Twin Peaks for those on his tour (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)
ProSki and Mountain Service has several high-end brands of goods for winter-sports enthusiasts, including Outdoor Research and Exped products (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)

SPOTLIGHT 2019: ProSki and Mountain Service provides rentals and outerwear for the ski season

Customers can also schedule guided mountain services.

ProSki and Mountain Service has several high-end brands of goods for winter-sports enthusiasts, including Outdoor Research and Exped products (Drew Stuart/Staff Photo)
Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Here are a handful of companies from the Eastside that will be interesting to watch in 2019.

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019
Tech to continue driving housing market in 2019

Tech to continue driving housing market in 2019

A real estate snapshot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Jan 13, 2019
Tech to continue driving housing market in 2019
Hopelink volunteers host a cooking demonstration in the Redmond food bank on Aug. 3. The organization recently received a $822,500 grant from Premera. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Premera awards $3.3 million in community grants focusing on behavioral health

Several Eastside organizations will benefit from the funding.

  • Jan 9, 2019
Hopelink volunteers host a cooking demonstration in the Redmond food bank on Aug. 3. The organization recently received a $822,500 grant from Premera. Katie Metzger/staff photo
On Dec. 3, King County Metro launched their new pilot program in partnership with the carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop. The partnership will help commuters find carpooling partners and provide more mobility options to area workers. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro partners with carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop

Partnership to introduce mobility solutions to help customers get where they need to go.

On Dec. 3, King County Metro launched their new pilot program in partnership with the carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop. The partnership will help commuters find carpooling partners and provide more mobility options to area workers. Courtesy of King County Metro.
The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo

National report outlines climate change’s course for the Northwest

More fires, floods and drought appear to be on their way for Washington state.

The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo