Business

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Retail establishments get the green light to remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

Companywide, Boeing reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Boeing will equip more employees to work remotely, but for now factory workers will stay on the line.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)
A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘We’re just kind of in limbo’: Eastside businesses feeling significant economic effects amid coronavirus pandemic

Eastside chamber representatives discuss the states of their business communities.

A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Real estate: coronavirus, mortgage rates and inventory

A monthly real estate snapshot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Mar 15, 2020
Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

Bellevue skyline. File photo
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)
Photo courtesy Amazon
                                A rendering of Bellevue 600.

Amazon: 15,000 new jobs coming to Bellevue

The city currently hosts about 2,000 Amazon employees.

Photo courtesy Amazon
                                A rendering of Bellevue 600.

Robo investment advice has drawbacks | Business advice column

A monthly business advice column by a Mercer Island financial adviser.

  • Feb 22, 2020
Natalie DeFord / staff photo
                                People walk past the Mercer Island Park and Ride on a cloudy morning.

Parking permit sales for February

Optional reservations for Mercer Island Park and Ride.

Natalie DeFord / staff photo
                                People walk past the Mercer Island Park and Ride on a cloudy morning.
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                                Xing Hua building render courtesy of Johnston Architects.

The city is accepting public comment on the four story building proposal.

Mercer Island is hearing comments from the public on a mixed-use building proposal.

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                                Xing Hua building render courtesy of Johnston Architects.

Business perspective for the new year | Column

A monthly business column from a local financial adviser.

  • Jan 20, 2020
The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce presents the 2019 Business of the Year Award to Covenant Living at the Shores (CLS). From left: CLS’s Bob Bowen, Chamber of Commerce Board President Suzanne Skone, CLS Associate Executive Director Marykay Duran, CLS’s Leslie McGee, CLS Sales Director Nancy Woo, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laurie Givan. Courtesy photo.

Chamber names Mercer Island Business of the Year

2019 award goes to Covenant Living at the Shores.

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce presents the 2019 Business of the Year Award to Covenant Living at the Shores (CLS). From left: CLS’s Bob Bowen, Chamber of Commerce Board President Suzanne Skone, CLS Associate Executive Director Marykay Duran, CLS’s Leslie McGee, CLS Sales Director Nancy Woo, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laurie Givan. Courtesy photo.

New decade begins with low inventory in housing market | Real Estate column

A monthly real estate snapshot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Jan 13, 2020
A rendering of the location and approximate footprint of the future Commuter Parking and Mixed-Use Project to be built on a combination of the former Tully’s Coffee House property, a section of WSDOT-owned parkland and a section of city-owned Sunset Highway. Courtesy of the City of Mercer Island.

City buys Tully’s site for commuter parking project

Mixed-use development to move forward.

A rendering of the location and approximate footprint of the future Commuter Parking and Mixed-Use Project to be built on a combination of the former Tully’s Coffee House property, a section of WSDOT-owned parkland and a section of city-owned Sunset Highway. Courtesy of the City of Mercer Island.

Finding your proverbial strawberries | Business column

A monthly business column from Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey.

  • Dec 22, 2019

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market

A monthly real estate snapshot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Dec 13, 2019

Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in King County

Nourah Yonous launched the African Women Business Alliance in 2017 to find ways to lift women up.

Bob Toomey

Lessons in long-term planning from an anniversary

A column from a financial adviser.

  • Nov 25, 2019
Bob Toomey