Business

Conover Insurance hires McClellan, GBA

Conover Insurance announced that Aaron McClellan has joined the firm as an Account Executive in the Employee Benefits Division.

  • Nov 11, 2008

New high-end Eastside cinema hopes to offer ‘affordable luxury’

An attempt to bring back the era of elegance and service to cinemas is emerging in Redmond’s City Center shopping center, but for a price.

  • Nov 5, 2008

Kirkland, Evergreen Healthcare dedicate Totem Lake Transit Center

The public joined Evergreen Healthcare, transit and city officials in the lobby of the new DeYoung Pavilion Oct. 29 for the dedication of the Totem Lake Transit Center.

Heathman Hotel garners AAA Four Diamond Award

The Heathman Hotel, Restaurant and Spa-Kirkland announced they received the AAA Travel Guide's Four Diamond Award, according to a Oct. 15 press release. The prestigious… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2008

Local industry leaders talk “green” collar jobs

Event focuses on the creation of green-collar jobs

Innovative office building coming to Norkirk

The permit has been finalized for Park Place North, a 62,000 square foot commercial construction project in Kirkland’s Norkirk neighborhood, immediately north of the Park Place development. Designed to LEED® Silver standard, Park Place North will be unique in its sustainable features and access to natural light.

  • Oct 13, 2008

Ragamoffyn’s: High-end clothes at a bargain price

Nestled in downtown Kirkland, Ragamoffyn’s is a designer consignment boutique that attracts clientele both locally and nationally, bringing a taste of Hollywood fashion closer to home. Celebrating its 26th year of business, the clothing store has built a reputation for offering authentic designer garments for a fraction of the cost, including Prada, Gucci, Moschino, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, St. John and many more exclusive designer names.

Celebrate Express completes merger

Local firm Celebrate Express has completed a merger with a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Dr. Sheeva Talebian joins Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences

A new board-certified doctor, handy with babies, joins a local health center.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Kirkland businesses honored for fast growth

Inc. Magazine ranked six Kirkland businesses in an annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5000 list, published online by the New York City-based monthly magazine, is branded as the most comprehensive look at America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Cascade Investment LLC buys stake in hotelier

Local investment firm Cascade Investment LLC, owned by Microsoft’s billionaire founder Bill Gates III, has purchased almost 3.9 million shares of stock in Chicago-based Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc., according to an Aug. 22 SEC filing.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Service offered to recycle energy-saving lights Service offered to recycle energy-saving lights

Waste Management has launched ThinkGreenFromHome.com, a streamlined online service for the recycling of universal household waste including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), batteries, and eventually other household electronics.

  • Sep 9, 2008

David DeBois joins Banner Bank’s Kirkland branch

David DeBois has joined Banner Bank to manage their Kirkland branch.

  • Sep 4, 2008

Kirkland Allstate agent honored for volunteerism

Larry Duffield of Kirkland was recently awarded an Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the local community. With this award comes a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation to the non-profit organization at which he volunteers.

  • Sep 4, 2008

Partnerships can help small businesses thrive | Column

In my last column I discussed building a sustainable business community by doing business locally. It is a topic I am extremely passionate about because there are so many easy ways to do it and it helps keep our local business healthy while supporting our city’s economy.

Kirkland businesses’ recycling efforts gain recognition

Nine out of the 50 King County businesses named as the “Best Workplaces for Recycling” are based in Kirkland and eight of them are participating in the city’s Green Business Program.

  • Aug 26, 2008

Olympic skater Rosalynn Sumners ices retail trade with Bella Tesori and Bella Bambini

Life had been a whirligig for Rosalynn Sumners since she began skating circles around an ice rink at the age of 7.

  • Aug 18, 2008

Kirkland mortgage lender pays fine for false advertising

Local mortgage company Linden Home Loans agreed to pay fines relating to allegations of illegal and unethical lending practices on Aug. 7, according to a state regulatory agency news release.

  • Aug 18, 2008

City University to offer program at LWTC

City University of Seattle and Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) have joined to bring CityU of Seattle’s newly developed Bachelor of Arts in Management (B.A.M.) program to the LWTC campus in Redmond beginning this fall.

  • Aug 18, 2008

Kirkland-based Amaze Entertainment sets new branding strategy

California video game developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced July 21 that it is re-branding Kirkland subsidiary Amaze Entertainment. The move is seen as an attempt to foster individuality and studio autonomy in the company’s new studio-focused strategy.

  • Aug 6, 2008