Our initiative process needs to change | Don Brunell

Would you buy a new car or a new house without knowing how you’ll pay for it? Of course not. But Washington voters do something similar every time they approve a costly initiative without specifying how it will be paid for.

  • Jan 15, 2012

Calvin Goings to speak at the February chamber luncheon

Calvin Goings, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, will speak at the February Membership Luncheon of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Jan 13, 2012

New programs for 2012 from the Small Business Association | Calvin Goings

Every January, Americans look ahead with the desire to start the New Year with fresh ideas and hopes to improve. The U. S. Small Business Administration is doing the same thing – regularly meeting with lenders and resources partners to get feedback on ways to improve our loan programs and services. And, this past year, the SBA engaged over 150 community lenders in all 50 states to provide comments on ways that the SBA’s CAPLines Program could work more effectively for both SBA lenders and small businesses, as this program has been underutilized.

The electric chickens come home to roost | Don Brunell

For years, energy experts warned us that regulations and policies that reduce the supply of affordable conventional energy would result in higher prices for American families.

Washington should provide choices for low-income students | Don Brunell

The battle lines over alternatives such as charter public schools or school vouchers have been sharply drawn in our state.

  • Dec 26, 2011

New year, new business | Calvin Goings

With a new year on the horizon, it’s a perfect time to dream about the future and set new goals and resolutions. If your plans include starting a new business, the best place to begin is with the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • Dec 26, 2011

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon Jan. 13

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce Recognition and Awards Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave. S., SeaTac.

  • Dec 24, 2011

Tukwila’s Bruce Hudson changing his business lens

Well-known portrait photographer Bruce Hudson has a new backdrop – Tukwila.

Tukwila-based BECU chooses new president and CEO

Tukwila-based BECU named Benson Porter on Tuesday as its new president and CEO.

Mattress Discounters opens store in Tukwila

Mattress Discounters has opened a new store in Tukwila at 17275 Southcenter Parkway.

  • Dec 20, 2011

Stories of hope shining all around | Don Brunell

With a bad economy, political bickering in our nation’s capital and daily news coverage of raucous protests here at home, it may seem harder to get into the Christmas spirit this year.

Moody’s restores King County bonds to stable

Decision by Moody’s protects county from potential federal government credit downgrade

  • Dec 11, 2011

Some joy in Olympia despite budget news | Don Brunell

There is a brighter side to Christmas this year, despite the weak economy and lawmakers bickering over how to patch the $2 billion hole in the state’s budget.

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce holiday celebration Friday

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce holiday celebration starts at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9.

  • Dec 5, 2011

Better Business Bureau offers tips about charity donations

As scammers seek to exploit holiday generosity, Better Business Bureau urges consumers to protect well-intentioned donations.

  • Dec 5, 2011

Looking for singers to help food banks while sharing holiday cheer

Singers and others willing to share their musical talents – including individuals, friends and organized groups – can help local food banks while bringing smiles to shoppers this holiday season.

  • Dec 3, 2011

Lessons from Canada | Don Brunell

Just about the time the Congressional “Super Committee” declared failure, our national debt clock rolled past $15 trillion. Even as the discussions, co-chaired by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ground to a halt and Congress left the Capitol for Thanksgiving, the debt clock kept ticking.

Northwest Toy Run 2011 Dec 4 at Pacific Raceways

The Northwest Toy Run 2011 will be held at 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Pacific Raceways.

  • Nov 30, 2011

Thank goodness for farmers | Don Brunell

How about some good news heading into the holidays? It comes from our nation’s farmers and ranchers.

Opportunity for small business owners | Calvin Goings

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is committed to providing access and opportunity to Americans who are — or who want to become — small business owners. For a variety of reasons, some communities are underserved when it comes to getting the tools they need to grow a business and create jobs. We want to change that.