Tukwila’s iFLY celebrates first anniversary

Tukwila's indoor skydiving center iFLY Seattle celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Tukwila’s Batteries Plus, offer electronics recycling, a Seattle based nonprofit that refurbishes and recycles old electronics for charitable purposes, has partnered with Batteries Plus in Tukwila to offer businesses and individuals an easy and secure way to reuse and recycle their old desktops, laptops, cell phones and LCD monitors.

  • Sep 17, 2012

Tukwila’s Seattle Chocolates named finalist for business award

Seattle Chocolates, based in Tukwila, is a finalist for the Woman Small Business of the Year award in the second annual King County Executive's Small Business Awards.

  • Sep 6, 2012

State offering free workshop in Tukwila on Stay at Work program

The state is holding workshops across the state, including one in Tukwila, to explain the new Stay at Work program which provides up to half of a worker’s base wages for up to 66 days or $10,000 per claim if the employer places its injured workers in light-duty or transitional work.

  • Aug 30, 2012

Costco in Tukwila expands food service, kitchen supplies

Costco is now offering expanded food service and kitchen supplies at its warehouse store in Tukwila.

  • Jun 8, 2012

Chamber president sees a brighter outlook for businesses

Lynn Wallace sees hopeful signs in the local business community that she tends as CEO and president of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce.

  • May 21, 2012

New president named for Sound Publishing

Gloria Fletcher has been named president of Sound Publishing.

  • Mar 30, 2012

Starbucks builds Tukwila store out of shipping containers

Tukwila is the site for a one-of-a-kind Starbucks drive-thru built out of used shipping containers.

Rapid rise of Asian middle class to revamp global food systems | U.S. Grains Council

The sophisticated food demands of newly affluent consumers in China and other developing nations are likely to cause major change in U.S. farming and food production, Asian food policy and world trade, according to Food 2040, a new study of emerging food trends in Asia by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).

  • Feb 24, 2012

Rising gas prices threaten our economic recovery | Don Brunell

What’s that old saying? “One step forward, two steps back.” Just as our economy is starting to move again, rising gas prices threaten to put the brakes on the recovery.

A new solution in patient care opens in Kent | Doctors Express

A business hoping to redefine the urgent care experience for patients and physicians opened in Kent Jan. 28.

No more band-aids for the state budget | Don Brunell

There is finally a bit of good news from Olympia. The state’s Revenue Forecast Council reports that tax revenues for this biennium will be $96 million higher than projected last November, and state tax collections for 2013-15 are projected to grow by 6.6 percent.

Jazzercise for the cure | Feb. 25

Local Jazzercisers will help energize the crowd at Jazzercise For the Cure at 4:00 pm, Saturday, Feb. 25 when they gather for a 90-minute aerobic workout with all proceeds going to the Susan G Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer research at the Kent Commons.

  • Feb 19, 2012

Real gross domestic product increases | U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.8 percent at an annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the advance estimates of the national income and product accounts.

  • Feb 16, 2012

Tips for winning government contracts | Calvin Goings

Can you imagine your small business providing that key product or service to the Department of Navy, the Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Agriculture?

When it comes to taxes, keep it simple | Don Brunell

“Keep it simple.” This old saying is more than a bumper sticker slogan, it’s a principle that is especially important when it comes to taxes and regulations.

Personal income increases in December | Bureau of Economic Analysis

Personal income increased $61.3 billion, or 0.5 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $47.1 billion, or 0.4 percent, in December, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Jan 31, 2012

Washington state unemployment rate, job numbers down in December

December’s labor statistics from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics once again produced conflicting data about what’s happening in Washington’s economy.

  • Jan 22, 2012

Buying American products creates American jobs | Don Brunell

As Congress and state legislatures struggle with the sluggish economy, high unemployment and growing deficits, it may seem that a solution is out of reach.

Good and services deficit $47.8 billion | U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total November exports of $177.8 billion and imports of $225.6 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $47.8 billion, up from $43.3 billion in October, revised. November exports were $1.5 billion less than October exports of $179.4 billion. November imports were $2.9 billion more than October imports of $222.6 billion.

  • Jan 16, 2012