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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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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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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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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

Constume Frenzy opens in Kirkland

A new costume rental store, Costume Frenzy, opened July 15 in the Kirkland Music Academy.

  • Jul 20th, 2016
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Kirkland’s Astronics named one of the best companies to work for

The next time you fold up that tray table, strap yourself in and connect your phone to the charger in your seat, you may very well have a Kirklander to thank for the convenience.

Astronics was selected as one of Washington’s best 100 companies to work for by Seattle Business magazine. Contributed photo
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Kids of all abilities welcome at Roo’s World of Discovery in Kirkland

The origins of Roo's World of Discovery, an indoor play area for kids in downtown Kirkland, are about as humble as they come.

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‘Cooking school for kids’ opens in Kirkland

For kids with a sweet tooth, a savory tooth or even a fleeting interest in making their own food, there's a new option for scrumptious entertainment and learning this summer in Kirkland.

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Kirkland Vision Center to celebrate grand reopening in Bridle Trails neighborhood

The Kirkland Vision Center will hold its grand reopening events from July 21-23.

  • Jun 20th, 2016

Washington adds more jobs, labor market growth holds unemployment rate at 5.8 percent

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

  • Jun 17th, 2016

Surgical Care Affiliates and Kirkland-based SwiftPath partner to provide outpatient support services

The following is a release from SwiftPath of Kirkland:

  • May 27th, 2016

CMIT Solutions of Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond honored with “President’s” award

Dallas Stewart, president and owner of CMIT Solutions of Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland, was honored with the "President's" award last week at the company's annual convention and awards ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.

  • May 23rd, 2016

Umpqua Bank honors Kirkland loan officer

Umpqua Bank has recognized Kristen Reavell, who works in the Kirkland branch, as a 2015 Construction Elite loan officer. The award goes to the top construction and renovation loan specialists in the Home Lending division.

  • May 17th, 2016
Tiki the macaw has been a staple at Dennys Pet World for decades

Denny’s Pet World thriving in new location

Often, when loyal customers stop in at Denny's Pet World in its new location on Northeast 124th Street in Kirkland, they're on the lookout for a faithful staple at the 42-year-old business.

  • May 12th, 2016
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Totem Lake’s Trading Post shutting down after decades of business

After three decades of business, the Trading Post post office is closing its doors for good on May 27.

Trading Post owner Peggy Cox.
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Puget Sound housing market hits another grand slam in April

The NWMLS May Market Update is set to be released today at NorthwestMLS.com. It's baseball season, and we're excited about the Mariner's success. The real estate market is just as hot. In fact, we're calling it a grand slam market this month because of the fast-pace at which homes are selling and how many buyers are now into extra innings in their game plan of finding a home. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate explains:

  • May 6th, 2016
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Freiheit & Ho Architects new hires in Kirkland

In Kirkland, Freiheit & Ho Architectshired interior designers Burcu Aldemir and Dorrie Brennick, architectural designers Charlotte Muschamp and Alex Tripp, and Katelyn Miles as receptionist.

  • Apr 28th, 2016

Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland hires two new employees

The Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa in Kirkland has announce the addition of Brooke Gogerty and Jason Friendy to the staff.

  • Mar 29th, 2016
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Livengood Alskog law firm adds Kirkland resident as associate attorney

Kirkland resident Rebecca Penn has joined the Kirkland-based law firm Livengood Alskog as an associate attorney.

  • Mar 21st, 2016
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