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Nominations open for King County Executive’s Small Business Awards

Nominations open for King County Executive’s Small Business Awards

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. In Washington, small businesses employ 1.3 million people and generate millions of dollars of economic activity that… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017
Nominations open for King County Executive’s Small Business Awards
Software company gives back to Kirkland

Software company gives back to Kirkland

Tableau Software opened a call for proposals for their Community Grants Program in Kirkland and invites the community to submit a proposal to help them… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017
Software company gives back to Kirkland
New Kirkland brewery a lifelong dream for owners

New Kirkland brewery a lifelong dream for owners

Beer aficionados in Kirkland can rejoice; a new addition has moved to town. Maelstrom Brewing Company officially opened to the public on July 13 in… Continue reading

New Kirkland brewery a lifelong dream for owners
Pro Scooter Shop co-owner David Power shows one of his many scooter decks he has at his shop in Redmond. Aaron Kunkler, Reporter Newspapers

An indoor scooter park in Redmond? It’s coming soon

While skateboards and longboards have often been the platform of choice for athletes looking to test their mettle off the beaten path of team sports,… Continue reading

Pro Scooter Shop co-owner David Power shows one of his many scooter decks he has at his shop in Redmond. Aaron Kunkler, Reporter Newspapers

Chamber after-hours event set for July 20 at VW of Kirkland

The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and Volkswagen of Kirkland are hosting a Business After Hours Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on July 20 for the local… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2017
Suraphong “A” Liengboonlertchai, owner of Simplicity ABC and Simplicity Decor, checks in on Audrey and Elliott Ku during the 2013 Stand for a Cause program. Audrey and Elliott raised $68.50 that year for their charity, World Vision, which helps kids in poverty.

Kirkland business owner offers kids a chance to ‘Stand for a Cause’

A local business owner is helping the community beat the heat this summer while raising money for numerous charities through the Lemonade Stand for a… Continue reading

Suraphong “A” Liengboonlertchai, owner of Simplicity ABC and Simplicity Decor, checks in on Audrey and Elliott Ku during the 2013 Stand for a Cause program. Audrey and Elliott raised $68.50 that year for their charity, World Vision, which helps kids in poverty.
Kirkland locals add a fresh taste

Kirkland locals add a fresh taste

Kirkland will welcome a new brewery in the Totem Lake neighborhood with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. Maelstrom Brewery will open at 3 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2017
Kirkland locals add a fresh taste
Local industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2016

Local industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2016

Business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 76 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017
Local industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2016
Kirkland resident opens Executive Care to offer quality care for seniors and others

Kirkland resident opens Executive Care to offer quality care for seniors and others

Eastsiders looking for home care services have one more option after Executive Care opened in Bothell last month. Kirkland resident Aarti Bindlish is the owner… Continue reading

Kirkland resident opens Executive Care to offer quality care for seniors and others
Kirkland facility merges working with parenting

Kirkland facility merges working with parenting

Having children in a family with two working parents — it’s a struggle with which many Eastside families are familiar. The decision between whether to… Continue reading

Kirkland facility merges working with parenting

Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance to remain in Totem Lake

The Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance (KAMP) is staying in Kirkland for the forseeable future. In a May article published in the Reporter, executive… Continue reading

Chamber business luncheon to discuss mental health

The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is holding its next monthly Business Luncheons event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday at the Woodmark… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2017
A rendering shows what the Chick-fil-A at Totem Lake will look like when it opens in August. Submitted art courtesy of Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A at Totem Lake to open in August

Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Derek Schiefer as the local franchise owner of the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Kirkland, which is slated to open for business… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2017
A rendering shows what the Chick-fil-A at Totem Lake will look like when it opens in August. Submitted art courtesy of Chick-fil-A
Athena and Evan Louscher recently relocated their game store, Games & Gizmos, to Kirkland. CATHERINE KRUMMEY, Kirkland Reporter

Businesses partner to create ‘geek paradise’ in Kirkland

Some Kirkland business owners have built what they’re calling a “geek paradise” inside an unsuspecting office building in Totem Lake. Athena and Evan Louscher, owners… Continue reading

Athena and Evan Louscher recently relocated their game store, Games & Gizmos, to Kirkland. CATHERINE KRUMMEY, Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade owners Julianne and Terrence Santos chat after helping some customers. CATHERINE KRUMMEY, Kirkland Reporter

New lemonade shop set to wow customers in downtown Kirkland

Visitors to Marina Park now have a new option for cooling off on a hot summer day. Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade, which some may remember… Continue reading

Kirkland Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade owners Julianne and Terrence Santos chat after helping some customers. CATHERINE KRUMMEY, Kirkland Reporter
Stewart’s CMIT Solutions receives Franchise of the Year award

Stewart’s CMIT Solutions receives Franchise of the Year award

Dallas Stewart, president of CMIT Solutions in Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond won the Franchise of the Year award at the company’s recent annual convention and… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017
Stewart’s CMIT Solutions receives Franchise of the Year award
Kirkland’s Scott named WSAE executive of the year and president and CEO of WSCPA

Kirkland’s Scott named WSAE executive of the year and president and CEO of WSCPA

Long-time Kirkland resident Kimberly D. Scott, CAE, has been named Association Executive of the Year by the Washington Society of Association Executives (WSAE). This is… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2017
Kirkland’s Scott named WSAE executive of the year and president and CEO of WSCPA
Stemmery offers subscription service for flower deliveries in Kirkland

Stemmery offers subscription service for flower deliveries in Kirkland

The Stemmery, a floral subscription delivery service that brings flowers to doorsteps, has launched for residential and commercial clients in Kirkland, Bellevue and Seattle. According… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2017
Stemmery offers subscription service for flower deliveries in Kirkland
The 2015 Kirkland Music Academy production of “Scrooge” features Jacqueline Heale as Ignorance, Avery Vincent as Ghost of Present and Maya Tubbs as Want. Courtesy of Earnie Glazener

Kid-oriented business owners raise concern about availability of large indoor spaces

Given the long rainy seasons typical of the Puget Sound region, one would think that large indoor spaces for kids to explore musical and theatrical… Continue reading

The 2015 Kirkland Music Academy production of “Scrooge” features Jacqueline Heale as Ignorance, Avery Vincent as Ghost of Present and Maya Tubbs as Want. Courtesy of Earnie Glazener
Ben Kinney real estate agents and associates participate in Keller Williams day of service

Ben Kinney real estate agents and associates participate in Keller Williams day of service

Ben Kinney offices throughout the Pacific Northwest, including in Keller Williams in Kirkland, participated in the annual Keller Williams Realty annual day of service on… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017
Ben Kinney real estate agents and associates participate in Keller Williams day of service