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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.