Business

Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo

Startup 425 aims to help small businesses on the Eastside

The program is a partnership between the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton and the Port of Seattle.

Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo

Eastside cities launch free resources for entrepreneurs

The cities are offering numerous workshops on various topics.

  • Mar 28, 2018

Coldwell Banker Bain hires new principal managing broker

Coldwell Banker Bain, which provides real estate brokerage services throughout the Pacific Northwest, recently announced that Jim Kallerson has been named principal managing broker of… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Staypineapple announces new regional director of operations

Staypineapple, a hospitality company based in the Pacific Northwest, announced Troy Longwith as regional director of operations starting in January 2018. Longwith is responsible for… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

Millennial entrepreneurs gearing up to launch crowdfunding campaign for Ombraz Sunglasses

For each pair of sunglasses sold, 20 trees will be planted.

Kirkland-based STAM offers toys for grown ups

The humor gifts are raunchy-humored stuffed toys meant to be gag gifts for adults.

Gordy Marks Real Estate accepting nominations for nonprofit donations

Nominations for donations are being accepted on the Gordy Marks Facebook page through Feb. 21.

  • Feb 14, 2018

Livengood Alskog attornies to host educational event regarding sexual harassment

As the list of high profile sexual harassment claims grows, many employers and employees wonder how the #MeToo movement affects them and their workplace. Kevin… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Kirkland’s Plummer named a director of sales at American Income Life-Altig

He was one of two people appointed to the position at the Redmond business.

  • Feb 8, 2018

Santa to make appearance at Simplicity ABC for toy and clothing drive

He will be at the store from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday before he heads back to the North Pole.

  • Feb 5, 2018

Shopping for a cause: ECA Thrift Shop gives back to local nonprofits

The shop gives a majority of its profits away in cash but also provides vouchers for those in need.

Firewalls for small businesses

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce educates local entrepreneurs on cyber security

Claudia Smith owns and runs the Kirkland and Redmond franchise of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. <em>Courtesy Photo</em>

Local small business helps sell other small businesses

Smith helps businesses get the most value when they sell.

Claudia Smith owns and runs the Kirkland and Redmond franchise of Murphy Business and Financial Corporation. <em>Courtesy Photo</em>

AT&T unveils new store design in Totem Lake

The new 3,500-square-foot entertainment-focused retail store is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Jan 8, 2018

Annual chamber gala set for March 24

This year’s theme is the “roaring 20s.”

  • Dec 29, 2017
Chelsea Merkel. Courtesy of Freiheit & Ho Architects

Freiheit & Ho hires new architects

Freiheit & Ho Architects, a Kirkland commercial architecture and interior design firm, hired Chelsea Merkel as Architectural Designer, Pam Kwan as Interior Designer, and Matt… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2017
Chelsea Merkel. Courtesy of Freiheit & Ho Architects

Cozy cafe for furry feline friends

Cats are at the heart of a newly opened cafe in Redmond where guests can come hang out with a host of furry feline friends.… Continue reading

Kristine Ott alongside her daughter, Kalie, boxes the final cake sold at the Bridle Trails Dairy Queen. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter

Locally owned Dairy Queen closed in wake of Bridle Trails Shopping Center purchase

The Bridle Trails Shopping Center lost a beloved high-school hangout last week when the Dairy Queen permanently closed, two months before the neighboring Red Apple… Continue reading

Kristine Ott alongside her daughter, Kalie, boxes the final cake sold at the Bridle Trails Dairy Queen. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter
Sajeenaa Jebanathan (Middle) from Lake Washington High School receives the Lee Johnson Student Community Service Award. Katie Searle (Right) a Lake Washington School District CTE Specialist, and Tod Johnson (Left) of the Johnson family presented the award. <em>Kristina Bowman, Lake Washington School District</em>

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce honors community at annual awards luncheon

The chamber recognizes individuals who’ve been impactful on Kirkland’s business community.

Sajeenaa Jebanathan (Middle) from Lake Washington High School receives the Lee Johnson Student Community Service Award. Katie Searle (Right) a Lake Washington School District CTE Specialist, and Tod Johnson (Left) of the Johnson family presented the award. <em>Kristina Bowman, Lake Washington School District</em>

The Heathman Hotel completes multimillion-dollar renovation

The property remodeled its 91 guestrooms and suites with modern amenities and design concepts that celebrate its Northwest roots

  • Dec 15, 2017