Nhat Bui joins S. R. Schill and Associates in Mercer Island

S. R. Schill and Associates, a Mercer Island-based financial services firm offering…

  • Dec 8th, 2016



Phat 12 Island Broiler welcomes new chef

Phat 12 Island Broiler, which opened in October 2013 after taking over…

  • Nov 29th, 2016



Author Maria Semple to visit Island Books on Dec. 3

Maria Semple’s razor-sharp sendup of privileged Seattle “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” was…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016



Costco CFO to speak at Dec. 1 Mercer Island Chamber lunch | Business briefs

Business news in Mercer Island. Reserve your spot for Chamber luncheon Richard…

  • Nov 21st, 2016

YFS pumpkin sales continue | Business briefs

Business news in Mercer Island.

  • Nov 21st, 2016

Mercer Island New Seasons is officially open | Photos

New Seasons Market opened its doors to the Mercer Island community last…


Patrick Dempsey quits Tully’s Coffee

Patrick Dempsey, the TV actor who starred in the Seattle-based television show “Grey’s Anatomy,” and who agreed to buy the Island-owned Tully’s, has now quit the deal due to problems with his business partner.

Sound Publishing to end rack distribution of Little Nickel

Beginning in September, Sound Publishing, Inc., the parent company of the Mercer Island Reporter, will combine the strength of its community newspaper readership and home delivery with the respected classified content and brand recognition of its Little Nickel products.

New store ‘Hip Zephyr’ moves into ‘What to Wear’ space

There were a lot of reasons that showed Dana Dewhurst was meant to move her clothing store to Mercer Island. The store, Hip Zephyr, opened on Mercer Island on Tuesday, June 18, in the location where What to Wear was.

Washington’s average wage tops $50K for first time

Washington’s average annual wage grew by 3.4 percent in 2012, to $51,595, surpassing $50,000 for the first time, according to the state Employment Security Department.

Stopsky’s Deli expands, remodels | Business news

Stopsky’s Delicatessen is expanding and remodeling the restaurant, and will host a reopening over the weekend of June 7-9.

Microsoft wins top national awards for volunteering and community impact

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. was honored last week with two Summit awards for community impact and volunteer engagement from United Way Worldwide, the country's largest privately funded nonprofit.

Sound Publishing’s Josh O’Connor named Herald publisher

Josh O'Connor has been named publisher of The Daily Herald in Everett, effective May 1. O'Connor will continue to serve as vice president of Sound Publishing, Inc., a position he has held since 2008.

‘Low stress’ grooming at Bark Avenue

Tess Mousny-Jones has joined the staff at Bark Avenue, a grooming salon and dog day care, to provide low-stress grooming, massages and other special care to clients.

Mercer Island orthodontists are top Invisalign® providers

Drs. Bill McNeill and Kara McCulloch have achieved “Elite Provider” status for the Invisalign® tooth-straightening system.

  • Mar 27th, 2013

Mercer Island resident Louise Berman is WSCA ‘Counselor of the Year’

Island resident, Louise Chiprut Berman, has been named Washington School Counselors Association’s Elementary School Counselor of the year.

Microsoft employees raise $105 million in record-breaking year of philanthropy

In 2012, Microsoft Corp. employees raised $105 million for nearly 19,000 nonprofit organizations through individual donations, volunteer efforts and company-wide fundraising activities. Of the total amount raised by employees, $60 million went to nonprofits in the state of Washington.

Stopsky’s Deli collects accolades, keeps it fresh

The Jewish deli next to the iconic Island Books has had a busy year. Stopsky’s Deli was named as one of four best “New Jewish Delicatessens” in the September issue of Bon Appetit magazine.

  • Sep 26th, 2012

‘Superstock’ acquires Mercer Island business Science Faction Images

Last week SuperStock, an international leader in the licensing of imagery, announced their acquisition of Mercer Island-based Science Faction Images, owned by Islander Roger Ressmeyer.

  • Jul 27th, 2012

Are stocks stuck in an ‘extended trade range’

There has been a lot of talk in the financial media lately about the notion that stocks may be in an “extended trading range” like that of the 1970s.

  • Jul 26th, 2012

Former Islander starts men’s skin care line

Andrew Hunt, who grew up on Mercer Island and graduated from Mercer Island High School, is part of the team that has developed a new skin care line for men, Taun USA.

Noah’s Bagels to get ‘makeover’ from Einstein Bros

The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, owner of the Noah’s bagel brand, will be starting a rebranding process for the Mercer Island store bagel shop and four other Seattle locations at the end of July.

Mercer Island institution Haruko’s to close

Last day for Japanese restaurant is Saturday, May 26.

Mercer Islander O’Brien buys Bob Bridge Toyota

Bellevue’s O’Brien Auto Group, the largest auto dealer in the Pacific Northwest, announced March 2 that it has purchased Bob Bridge Toyota Scion of Renton.

  • Mar 5th, 2012

Fourth business quits ‘The Mercer’

Cellar 46 closes abruptly, are high rents to blame?

Cellar 46 closes

With no fanfare, Cellar 46 closed silently over the holiday weekend. The website for Cellar 46 simply states, "Thank you for the many great years. We are no longer open for business."

Islander’s business receives ‘Patriot Award’ for assisting soldier

Islander Douglas Hansen, president of Airbag Service, an automotive safety and electronics services company, have received the Patriot Award acknowledging their sacrifice that made it possible for a Lakewood father of three to pursue his dream of military service. Second Lieutenant Dan Pierce of the 161 HHC Infantry Unit nominated Douglas Hansen and Airbag Service for the award. Airbag Service employs Lieutenant Pierce as an automotive technician.

Stopsky’s opens for dinner

Stopsky’s Delicatessen has expanded its hours and is now offering dinner and a new “Nosh Time” happy hour service.

Tully’s drive-thru opens

Now open, Tully’s Coffee drive-thru will hold a grand opening at its new location at 3077 78th Avenue S.E. on Nov. 17.

Alpenland Delicatessen for sale

Local restaurant listed for sale on Craigslist for $195,000.

Elysia Sloan’s recently launched clothing line ZB’s.

Mercer Island mom becomes entrepreneur with own children’s clothing line

Elysia Sloan said her now 8 1/2-year-old son inspired her to start a children’s clothing line called ZB’s.

Elysia Sloan’s recently launched clothing line ZB’s.

Branch of driver’s education school opens here

A new branch of Defensive Driving School has opened at 3045 78th Ave. S.E. next door to Cascade Frames. The driver’s education business based in Seattle offers classes in cities in Northwest Washington state from Kent to Woodinville to Everett.

Pieces like this ruby cross are a part of Lisa Novak’s Amen Jewelry line.

Mercer Islander’s religious jewelry collection online

Amen Jewelry, founded by Lisa Novak of Mercer Island, has launched its retail Web site. The jewelry company aims to combine commerce and charity, and has pledged to give 10 percent of each sale to organizations that assist those in need in the community.

Pieces like this ruby cross are a part of Lisa Novak’s Amen Jewelry line.

Bahner earns ‘Distressed Property Expert’ designation

Ina Bahner of RE/MAX Preference on Mercer Island has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

Craig Wittenberg

Microsoft technical achievement award goes to Mercer Island resident

Craig Wittenberg, a 35-year resident of Mercer Island, was honored with the Microsoft 2011 Technical Achievement Award for legendary work.

  • Mar 16th, 2011
Craig Wittenberg

Island accountant CPA status updated

Island accountant Henry J. Pierman has current CPA certificate license

  • Feb 19th, 2012

Dong named to President’s Export Council

The law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP has announced that Nelson Dong, a Mercer Island resident and a partner in the firm’s Seattle office and head of its National Security Practice Group, has been appointed to the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA).

  • Mar 2nd, 2011

Mercer Islander honored by Barron’s magazine

Erin Scannell of Mercer Island has been honored as a top financial advisor by Barron’s magazine, one of America’s premiere financial magazines. He is listed in the magazine’s top 1,000 financial advisors in a recent issue.

  • Mar 1st, 2011
In this 2008 photo

Mercer Island’s Studio 904 is 2010 Business of the Year

Kay Hirai is a multifaceted woman. She is a business woman, a leader, an employer, a mother and a philanthropist. Nothing came easy for her, and she wouldn’t have had it any other way. Hirai was honored Jan. 6 with the “Business of the Year” award by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, for her business, Studio 904. Walking into Studio 904, you get a pleasant sense of calm with the minimalist yet tasteful decor and sweet smells. They only do hair at Studio 904, but they are trained to do it well.

In this 2008 photo

The Tax Man cometh

The Internal Revenue Service has released its new tips for taxpayers for the upcoming tax return season.

  • Jan 5th, 2011