Business

‘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 27, 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 26, 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 27, 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 26, 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 5, 2012

Island accountant CPA status updated

Island accountant Henry J. Pierman has current CPA certificate license

  • Feb 19, 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.

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.

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.