Business

New KDA executive director shares plans for 2017

Kirkland Downtown Association Executive Director Barbie Collins Young is not taking time to “settle in” to her new position. Since her promotion in October, she’s… Continue reading

Bruce Wynn steps down as director of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Following a busy holiday season with many local Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce events, Bruce Wynn’s resignation from his position as executive director of the… Continue reading

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 4, 2017

Kirkland resident honored by Seattle King County Realtors

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… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2016

Military antiques business expands to Kirkland

Tucked behind Totem Square is a treasure trove of items any collector of memorabilia from World War II would love. “(World War II soldiers) had… Continue reading

Columbia Athletic Club in Kirkland celebrates its 35th anniversary

Columbia Athletic Club at Juanita Bay in Kirkland recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with more than 300 members, guests and staff. Guests enjoyed appetizers from… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2016

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce presents 81st annual awards

Local business leaders gathered last week for the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce’s 81st Annual Awards Luncheon. Lifestyle technology company Nytec, which has its Product Innovation… Continue reading

Washington unemployment rate drops in November

The following is a release from the Washington State Employment Security Department: Washington added 3,600 new jobs in November, which helped lower the unemployment rate… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2016

What ‘Trumponomics’ could mean for local businesses in 2017

The good, the bad — and the ugly. This is how economist Joseph Quinlan divides “Trumponomics” as he described how some of the president-elect’s fiscal… Continue reading

Teen CEO business competition offers funding for teen small business owners

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) high school students who own and operate a business could win a cash prize in this year’s Teen CEO Business… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2016

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 7, 2016

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 November according to the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which is… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2016

SkyMania trampoline park plans move to Redmond Ridge

One of Kirkland’s most popular attractions for kids, SkyMania Trampolines, is in danger of bouncing out of business — and not because SkyMania has failed… Continue reading

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 married and started their Kirkland business, Meadows Family Chiropractic, in 2000. Jeremy and… Continue reading

Subs for schools: Jersey Mike’s busy opening week

While most people would have seen enough sub sandwiches for a lifetime in the first five days, Tim Trieb is nearly a month into a… Continue reading

Washington state unemployment rate drops during October

Washington’s economy added another 10,600 new jobs in October and the state’s unemployment rate fell from 5.6 to 5.4 percent, according to a new report… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2016

Kirkland Life Chiropractic adds two new doctors to staff

Kirkland Life Chiropractic has announced the hiring of two new doctors, Stephanie and Ross Benz. Both doctors are an integral new addition to the practice… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2016

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 11, 2016

Kirkland woman starts Peruvian travel business

For Kirkland resident Matilde Melendez, starting a travel business targeted to her Peruvian homeland was a bit of a no-brainer. When her family visited Peru… Continue reading

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 10, 2016