Business

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

Island accountant CPA status updated

Island accountant Henry J. Pierman has current CPA certificate license

  • Feb 19th, 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

The Tax Man cometh

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

  • Jan 5th, 2011