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Innovative office building coming to Norkirk

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
Innovative office building coming to Norkirk
Ragamoffyn’s owner Gisela Manning sees her consignment botique as the new

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.

Ragamoffyn’s owner Gisela Manning sees her consignment botique as the new

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's information technology entrepreneurs do well in annual rating.

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
Kirkland's information technology entrepreneurs do well in annual rating.

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 silver medalist ice skater Rosalynn Sumners has opened two shops in Kirkland.

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
Olympic silver medalist ice skater Rosalynn Sumners has opened two shops in Kirkland.

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

Building a sustainable community: Are you spending locally? | Column

As a Kirkland resident and local business owner, promoting a sustainable city and business community is important to me. Like anyone that lives and works here, I don’t want to see my taxes raised and my public services cut because we don’t have the revenue to keep our budget balanced.

Pathway Medical Technologies’ artery-clearing system gets FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Pathway Medical Technologies’ “PV Atherectomy System,” Thomas Clement, CEO of the Kirkland-based company, announced last week. The system is designed to treat patients with peripheral artery disease by removing hard and soft diseased tissue and restoring circulation in the peripheral arteries.

  • Aug 6, 2008
Designer honored for salon styling

Designer honored for salon styling

Salon Today magazine last month named a Gene Juarez Salon & Spa designed by Kirkland’s Midori Yoshikawa as a “First Runner Up” in its annual salons of the year competition. The award-winning salon and spa in Southcenter was honored for its “classically chic” design.

  • Aug 4, 2008
Designer honored for salon styling

Lake Vue Gardens bought for $13.8 mill.

Lake Vue Gardens Convalescent Center operators Life Care Centers of America has purchased the facility at 10101 N.E. 120th St. from a group of investors. The sale price is reportedly for $13.81 million, or about $327 per square foot.

  • Aug 4, 2008

Kirkland energy Co. sells gas plant to PSE

Kirkland-based National Energy Systems Co. has sold a 125 megawatt power plant in northwest Washington to Puget Sound Energy.

  • Aug 4, 2008