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Island resident, Louise Chiprut Berman, has been named Washington School Counselors Association’s Elementary School Counselor of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last day for Japanese restaurant is Saturday, May 26.
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.
Island accountant Henry J. Pierman has current CPA certificate license
Cellar 46 closes abruptly, are high rents to blame?
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 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 Delicatessen has expanded its hours and is now offering dinner and a new “Nosh Time” happy hour service.
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.
Local restaurant listed for sale on Craigslist for $195,000.
Elysia Sloan said her now 8 1/2-year-old son inspired her to start a children’s clothing line called ZB’s.
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.
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.
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.