New Tukwila business makes shopping fun for mom and dad

Eric Evenson has been there. You need someone trusted to watch the kids so you can go out for a dinner and a movie. Maybe there’s an hour or two when mom and dad’s work shifts overlap and Johnnie needs a safe place to stay. Or maybe the kids just like the camaraderie of playing at Kid N Play on Baker Boulevard near Southcenter Mall. Of course, there’s the obvious one: It’s a lot more fun for everyone when the kids aren’t along on a shopping trip.

Expert from Security Executive Council to speak at Southwest King County Chamber Luncheon

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will welcome an expert in business security as its keynote speaker, when it convenes for its monthly January Membership Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Doubletree Guest Suites.

  • Jan 10, 2011

State AG McKenna to speak at South Sound Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition

It's time to plan your business agenda for the new year, and a major networking event Jan. 7 is a good place to start. The South Sound Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition Breakfast has planned a slew of hot-button discussion topics, and State Attorney General Rob McKenna as the keynote speaker.

  • Dec 20, 2010

State jobless rate flat for November

Washington’s employment situation saw little change in November. The jobless rate held steady at 9.2 percent and job numbers remained flat, with a modest gain of an estimated 100 jobs over the month. (October’s rate was revised from 9.1 percent to 9.2 percent after more analysis.)

  • Dec 20, 2010

Tukwila’s Ashley Furniture HomeStore gives Army sergeant and family a holiday shopping spree

When Dennis Childers shipped out for Iraq in 2009, little did he know a fire on the home front would occupy his waking moments in a war zone. The Army sergeant had just left Kuwait for his forward operating base in Iraq when the message came: an electrical fire at his Fort Lewis home had destroyed the home and all his family's possessions.

Nominations being accepted for Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

National Guard and Reserve members and their families across Washington have the opportunity to give the gift of thanks to civilian employers who go above and beyond in support of their military service by nominating them for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

  • Dec 20, 2010

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce plans holiday celebration, networking lunch

Chamber holiday celebrationThe Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce December Membership Luncheon and Holiday Celebration is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the Rainier… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2010

Give your input on Tukwila manufacturing/industrial survey

The City of Tukwila is identifying the key issues facing industrial businesses and lands in Tukwila’s main industrial area, known as the Manufacturing/Industrial Center, to ensure that City policy, practice and land-use regulations support existing and future industrial activity.

  • Oct 25, 2010

Wind down from politics with election week mixer

Relax after a feisty campaign season with the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Election Week Mixer.

  • Oct 25, 2010

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce plans After Hours event

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will have its next Business After Hours event 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Boeing Employee Credit Union, 12770 Gateway Drive, Tukwila. Enjoy networking with other regional business leaders, while learning about BECU's programs and commitment to the local community.

  • Oct 25, 2010

Tukwila’s Continental Mills among many businesses that remain ready for heavy rain

Bob Cowee eyes with confidence the 6-foot high flood wall that surrounds the Continental Mills office near the Green River in Tukwila to protect the property from flooding. Cowee, director of engineering manufacturing for the company, oversaw the installation of the Hesco barrier, a wire mesh container filled with stones, gravel and sand. The company installed the barrier last year in case the Howard Hanson Dam failed to control the Green River from flooding.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore to celebrate grand opening of Tukwila location

Ashley Furniture HomeStore will celebrate its grand opening at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 with a ribbon cutting by Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton.

  • Oct 6, 2010

Free paper-shredding and recycling event at BECU Tukwila financial center

Boeing Employee Credit Union is celebration International Credit Union Day Oct. 23, by offering a free shredding and recycling event. Area residents can safely destroy their documents, thanks to a professional document destruction service with a mobile shredding unit on location. Experts also will be on hand to offer tips on fighting identity theft and fraud. New this year is a free service offering recycling of your TV, CPUs, computer monitors, laptops, and cell phones.

  • Oct 5, 2010

Rental-unit owners: Learn about Tukwila’s new residential-licensing program during meetings Oct. 14, Nov. 10

On Jan. 1, Tukwila’s new Residential Rental Licensing and Inspection Program goes into effect. The owners of multiple-family residences, rental condominiums and other rental-dwelling units will be required to obtain licenses for each unit and to submit each unit for a comprehensive inspection every four years.

  • Sep 30, 2010

Washington State Attorney General McKenna to speak at Southwest King County Chamber luncheon

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will be the guest speaker at the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce October Membership Luncheon Oct. 8 at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac.

  • Sep 27, 2010

Regional landlord training in Tukwilia

A regional landlord training program will take place on October 13 at the Tukwila Community Center (12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168). The training will provide information about the latest updates on laws, prevention & applicant screening, and drug nuisance abatement procedures. Registration deadline is Sept. 30, 2010. For more information, go online to

  • Sep 8, 2010

Tukwila workshop by national company covers hazardous-waste management

Lion Technology, Inc., a nationally known regulatory compliance firm, will be in Tukwila Sept. 13-14 for a two-day workshop about hazardous-waste management.

  • Aug 24, 2010

The magic of bonsai at Bonsai Northwest – slide show

Bonsai Northwest was begun 30 years ago as a small venue for sales of pots to local bonsai enthusiasts. The Tukwila-based business has since grown a national and international following, offering finished bonsai trees and plants, as well as the tools, pots, plants and embellishments for those wanting to grow their own bonsai trees.