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Kirkland resident Georgia Wall, right, was selected as a realtor.com ambassador. Contributed photo

Kirkland resident named local ambassador for realtor.com

Kirkland resident Georgia Wall has been specially selected to serve as a…

  • Jan 13th, 2017

 

Kirkland artist Sarah Walters creates a henna crown for Mary Glasco at Sankara Imports in Bothell. CATHERINE KRUMMEY/Kirkland Reporter

Henna artist donates services to cancer patients

For Kirkland henna artist Sarah Walters, giving back is not just something…

 

Ben and Jerry’s in Kirkland was purchased in October. Reporter file photo

Kirkland Ben & Jerry’s changes ownership

Jonathan Stebbins and Mark Mullet took over the Kirkland Ben &Jerry’s location…

 

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Home buyer frustration continues in King County with limited selection and increases in prices

Like many other months of 2016, December was frustrating for buyers across…

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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The Heathman Hotel in downtown Kirkland. Reporter file photo

Columbia Hospitality expands to include Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel

The following is from a Columbia Hospitality release: Columbia Hospitality, a Seattle-based…

  • Jan 6th, 2017
The Heathman Hotel in downtown Kirkland. Reporter file photo
Nytec recently unveiled the Ocean Medallion, which will enhance the customer experience for Carnival Corporation on its cruise ships. Nytec’s Product Innovation Center is located in Kirkland. Contributed photo

Nytec unveils new technology for Carnival cruises

Nytec’s Kirkland Product Innovation Center was critical in creating the company’s latest…

Nytec recently unveiled the Ocean Medallion, which will enhance the customer experience for Carnival Corporation on its cruise ships. Nytec’s Product Innovation Center is located in Kirkland. Contributed photo
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New KDA executive director shares plans for 2017

Kirkland Downtown Association Executive Director Barbie Collins Young is not taking time…

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Kirkland-based law firm Livengood Alskog hires Alex Hurt

Kirkland-based law firm Livengood Alskog announced Jan. 4 that Alex Hurt has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Bruce Wynn steps down as director of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Following a busy holiday season with many local Greater Kirkland Chamber of…

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Kirkland resident Rich Bergdahl was among 11 individuals singled out for special honors at the 2016 Installation and Awards Banquet of the Seattle King County Realtors. Contributed photo

Kirkland resident honored by Seattle King County Realtors

Kirkland resident Rich Bergdahl was among 11 individuals singled out for special…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016
Kirkland resident Rich Bergdahl was among 11 individuals singled out for special honors at the 2016 Installation and Awards Banquet of the Seattle King County Realtors. Contributed photo
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Military antiques business expands to Kirkland

Tucked behind Totem Square is a treasure trove of items any collector…

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Columbia Athletic Club owners Cy and Feryal Oskoui cut the 35th anniversary cake. Julianna Jade/Contributed photo

Columbia Athletic Club in Kirkland celebrates its 35th anniversary

Columbia Athletic Club at Juanita Bay in Kirkland recently celebrated its 35th…

  • Dec 21st, 2016
Columbia Athletic Club owners Cy and Feryal Oskoui cut the 35th anniversary cake. Julianna Jade/Contributed photo
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Kirkland Chamber of Commerce presents 81st annual awards

Local business leaders gathered last week for the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce’s…

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Washington unemployment rate drops in November

The following is a release from the Washington State Employment Security Department:…

  • Dec 14th, 2016
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What ‘Trumponomics’ could mean for local businesses in 2017

The good, the bad — and the ugly. This is how economist…

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Teen CEO business competition offers funding for teen small business owners

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) high school students who own and operate…

  • Dec 8th, 2016
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Real estate brokers expect no holiday breather as sales stay strong and supplies remain low

Pending sales of homes hit an all-time high for the month of…

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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Aegis Living among Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list

Glassdoor announced its Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2017 from a list of more than 600,000 companies, and Aegis Living is this year’s big surprise.

  • Dec 7th, 2016
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SkyMania trampoline park plans move to Redmond Ridge

One of Kirkland’s most popular attractions for kids, SkyMania Trampolines, is in…

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Leah and Jeremy Meadows are celebrating 16 years of marriage and 16 years of Meadows Family Chiropractic this year. Contributed photo

Jeremy and Leah Meadows celebrate 16 years as partners in life and business

Remembering anniversaries is easy for Jeremy and Leah Meadows. They both were…

Leah and Jeremy Meadows are celebrating 16 years of marriage and 16 years of Meadows Family Chiropractic this year. Contributed photo

Washington state unemployment rate drops during October

Washington’s economy added another 10,600 new jobs in October and the state’s…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Subs for schools: Jersey Mike’s busy opening week

While most people would have seen enough sub sandwiches for a lifetime…

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Kirkland Life Chiropractic adds two new doctors to staff

Kirkland Life Chiropractic has announced the hiring of two new doctors, Stephanie…

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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Kirkland resident Matilde Melendez visits Machu Picchu in Peru. She has started her own business, Conquer Peru, in which she coordinates travel plans to the country for customers. Contributed photo

Kirkland woman starts Peruvian travel business

For Kirkland resident Matilde Melendez, starting a travel business targeted to her…

Kirkland resident Matilde Melendez visits Machu Picchu in Peru. She has started her own business, Conquer Peru, in which she coordinates travel plans to the country for customers. Contributed photo
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Second quarter retail sales up 8.6 percent in Washington

Washington state’s taxable retail sales reached $36.8 billion in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 8.6 percent over the same quarter (April – June) in 2015.

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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Nothing new, just Déjà vu in real estate | Real Estate Opinion

Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate comments on the NWMLS October housing numbers and gives his take on the market.

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Kirkland-based Nytec wins 2016 Red Dot Award for Audiowear design concept

Kirkland-based company Nytec won the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016, for…

  • Nov 8th, 2016
BookTree, a new independent bookstore in Kirkland, has a children’s book room at the rear of the store. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kirkland Reporter

Parkplace Books co-owner to open new bookstore

Mary Harris knew the closure of Parkplace Books last December wouldn’t be…

BookTree, a new independent bookstore in Kirkland, has a children’s book room at the rear of the store. CATHERINE KRUMMEY / Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland based Freiheit & Ho Architects announces four new hires

Freiheit & Ho Architects, based in Kirkland, has announced the hiring of Jannita Bolin, Dillon Gogarty, Cathleen Matuzak, and Darin Russell as Architectural Designers.

  • Oct 27th, 2016
Freiheit & Ho Architects, based in Kirkland, has announced the hiring of, clockwise from left, Jannita Bolin, Dillon Gogarty, Darin Russell and Cathleen Matuzak as Architectural Designers. Contributed photos

Kirkland based Freiheit & Ho Architects announces four new hires

Freiheit & Ho Architects, based in Kirkland, has announced the hiring of Jannita Bolin, Dillon Gogarty, Cathleen Matuzak, and Darin Russell as Architectural Designers.

  • Oct 31st, 2016
Freiheit & Ho Architects, based in Kirkland, has announced the hiring of, clockwise from left, Jannita Bolin, Dillon Gogarty, Darin Russell and Cathleen Matuzak as Architectural Designers. Contributed photos
Entries from last year's Bombaii Cutters Carving Contest are on display. Submitted photo

Kirkland salon hosts pumpkin carving contest

Bombaii Cutters is hosting its annual Pumpkin Carving Contest through noon Oct. 31.

  • Oct 25th, 2016
Entries from last year's Bombaii Cutters Carving Contest are on display. Submitted photo

Unemployment rate in Washington drops again in September

Preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell again to 5.6 percent in September with the state adding 20,000 jobs. Washington’s revised unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in August—after lingering for eight months at 5.8 percent.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Major asbestos violations result in $87,000 in fines for Kirkland employer

The Department of Labor & Industries cited American Disaster Services Inc. with eight violations.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016
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Stryzewski named Advisor of the Year for the National Social Security Association

The following is a release from the National Social Security Advisors:

  • Oct 3rd, 2016
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Amy and Will Riffle stand in front of their impressive worldwide collection of teas at their shop

LizzyKate brings passion for tea to the Eastside

It would be difficult to find a couple more passionate about tea than Will and Amy Riffle.

Amy and Will Riffle stand in front of their impressive worldwide collection of teas at their shop
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EvergreenHealth in Kirkland appoints new chief financial officer

The following is a release from EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland:

  • Sep 2nd, 2016
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Growing demand spells season of change for Flycaster Brewing

Jeremy Eubanks' decade of brewing has nearly reached a crossroads.

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Freiheit & Ho Architects in Kirkland adds new employees

Freiheit & Ho Architects in Kirkland announced the hiring of five new employees. Mike Miranda, LEED AP BD+C was hired as a project manager, Rae Hauff, Joshua Thomas and Wilbur Holt are architectural designers, and Nellie Im is an interior designer.

  • Aug 27th, 2016
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Kirkland resident, two other founders announce retirement from The Partners Group

The following is from a release by The Partners Group:

  • Aug 12th, 2016
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Kirkland resident Nate Schoot has been promoted to director of business services with Altig. Contributed photo

Kirkland resident Nate Schoot promoted to director of business services with Altig

Kirkland resident Nate Schoot has been promoted to director of business services at Altig in Redmond.

  • Aug 4th, 2016
Kirkland resident Nate Schoot has been promoted to director of business services with Altig. Contributed photo