Business

Kirkland-based Faira, attracts $1.2M in additional funding

Real estate technology and Kirkland-based startup Faira has announced it secured an additional $1.2 million, bringing total funding to $2.73 million. The round was lead… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2017

Discover Burien hires former Kirkland Chamber director

Former Kirkland Chamber of Commerce executive director Bruce Wynn has found a new position with Discover Burien. Wynn has been named the organization’s new executive… Continue reading

Rubicon Float Studio announces grand opening in Kirkland

Rubicon Float Studio, Inc. has announced its grand opening date of March 1 for its new location at Juanita Village in Kirkland. Rubicon is a… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2017

Overlake, Evergreen collaboration will help with health care costs

Two heads are better than one. The Eastside’s two major hospitals are doing just that, melding their brains and resources for a collaboration that will… Continue reading

No ruling from hearing examiner on seaplane company

Seaplanes on the Kirkland waterfront are on hold — at least for a few more weeks. The hearing examiner took public comment and arguments from… Continue reading

Homegrown Trailers relocates to Kirkland as company continues to grow

Homegrown Trailers, a manufacturer, dealer, and renter of artisan, sustainable travel trailers, has just completed a major move of its operations from Woodinville to Kirkland.… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2017

Kirkland remodeling business wins best customer service award

McAdams Remodeling & Design of Kirkland has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz, a platform for home remodeling and design. The residential remodeling general… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2017

Unemployment hits new low in December, lowest rate since May 2008

Washington’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth month in a row to hit a new low of 5.2 percent in December, according to state Employment… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2017

Kirkland resident named local ambassador for realtor.com

Kirkland resident Georgia Wall has been specially selected to serve as a local ambassador for realtor.com. Wall is part of an inaugural group of a… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2017

Henna artist donates services to cancer patients

For Kirkland henna artist Sarah Walters, giving back is not just something she does for the holidays. “I think it’s important for everyone to give… Continue reading

Kirkland Ben & Jerry’s changes ownership

Jonathan Stebbins and Mark Mullet took over the Kirkland Ben &Jerry’s location in October, and they plan to keep the scoop shop thriving at 176… Continue reading

Home buyer frustration continues in King County with limited selection and increases in prices

Like many other months of 2016, December was frustrating for buyers across Washington state as they encountered depleted inventory and rising prices. Post-election hikes in… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Nytec unveils new technology for Carnival cruises

Nytec’s Kirkland Product Innovation Center was critical in creating the company’s latest innovations for Carnival Corporation. “Carnival came to us with a very challenging initiative… Continue reading

Columbia Hospitality expands to include Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel

The following is from a Columbia Hospitality release: Columbia Hospitality, a Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting company, announces a new management and operating agreement with… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

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