Business

Relief fund formed to support Kirkland small businesses, nonprofits

Google.org provided the $250,000 seed money for the fund, which is a partnership with the city, the chamber of commerce and Banner Bank.

  • Mar 31, 2020

 

Jersey Mike’s Subs makes a difference during COVID-19 pandemic

Kirkland owner Tim Trieb leads the way with helping those in need.

  • Mar 26, 2020

 

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Kirkland Reporter to suspend print publication

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly evolve across the globe, the Kirkland Reporter must also adapt in order to ensure the continuation of high-quality… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2020

 

COVID-19 gathering restriction delays funerals

For one funeral home owner, the confusion came to a head after a recent service.

  • Mar 25, 2020
For sale sign hanging in front of house. File photo

Open houses close due to coronavirus concerns

Northwest Multiple Listing Service halts large group home tours amid pandemic.

For sale sign hanging in front of house. File photo

Boeing plants in Puget Sound area to close; infected Everett worker dies

To the relief of anxious employees, the company said it will shut down factory operations for two weeks.

AG Ferguson warns of scams related to COVID-19

Washingtonians should be skeptical of claims about virus

  • Mar 20, 2020

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Retail establishments get the green light to remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

Companywide, Boeing reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Boeing will equip more employees to work remotely, but for now factory workers will stay on the line.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)
A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘We’re just kind of in limbo’: Eastside businesses feeling significant economic effects amid coronavirus pandemic

Eastside chamber representatives discuss the states of their business communities.

A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Real estate: coronavirus, mortgage rates and inventory

As the virus has spread across the world the Federal Reserve has issued a surprise interest rate cut.

  • Mar 12, 2020
Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

Bellevue skyline. File photo
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
Two people enjoy conversation and food outside Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 27, 2020. Wow Wow’s final day was the 28, marking four years in Kirkland. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in downtown Kirkland closes

The lemonade stand, which was the company’s only one in Washington, had been open for four years.

Two people enjoy conversation and food outside Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade in Kirkland, WA, on Feb. 27, 2020. Wow Wow’s final day was the 28, marking four years in Kirkland. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column

A monthly business advice column by a Mercer Island financial adviser.

  • Feb 24, 2020

Become an expert to recession proof your career

If you’ve lived in the Puget Sound area long enough you probably know that in a “down” economy, not all sectors are down at the… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2020

Kirkland housing market shows early signs of spring

A snapshot of the local real estate market.

  • Feb 20, 2020
Google’s 6th St. office building in Kirkland, WA on Feb. 10, 2020. Staff Photo / Mitchell Atencio

Google to open two floors of office space in Kirkland

Google is adding the office space to accomadate growth in its Kirkland area.

Google’s 6th St. office building in Kirkland, WA on Feb. 10, 2020. Staff Photo / Mitchell Atencio
Lounge by Topgolf, which features Full Swing golf simulator technology along with an innovative bar and restaurant concept, held its grand-opening ceremony on Jan. 24 in Kirkland at 425 Urban Plaza, Suite 200. From left to right: Sarah Rutledge (Lounge by Topgolf associate), Toby Nixon (Kirkland City Councilmember), Amy Falcone (Kirkland City Councilmember), Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet, Hun Kim (general manager at Lounge by Topgolf), Ron Powers (president of Topgolf Swing Suites), Jon Pascal (Kirkland City Councilmember), Alyssa Jones (assistant general manager at Lounge by Topgolf) and Salena Cordell (Lounge by Topgolf associate). Photo courtesy of Bailie Pelletier

Lounge by Topgolf tees off new Kirkland location

Lounge by Topgolf, which features Full Swing golf simulator technology along with an innovative bar and restaurant concept, held its grand-opening ceremony on Jan. 24… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020
Lounge by Topgolf, which features Full Swing golf simulator technology along with an innovative bar and restaurant concept, held its grand-opening ceremony on Jan. 24 in Kirkland at 425 Urban Plaza, Suite 200. From left to right: Sarah Rutledge (Lounge by Topgolf associate), Toby Nixon (Kirkland City Councilmember), Amy Falcone (Kirkland City Councilmember), Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet, Hun Kim (general manager at Lounge by Topgolf), Ron Powers (president of Topgolf Swing Suites), Jon Pascal (Kirkland City Councilmember), Alyssa Jones (assistant general manager at Lounge by Topgolf) and Salena Cordell (Lounge by Topgolf associate). Photo courtesy of Bailie Pelletier