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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.
Courtesy photo                                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.

Courtesy photo                                Xing Hua building render courtesy of Johnston Architects.
Business perspective for the new year | Column

Business perspective for the new year | Column

A monthly business column from a local financial adviser.

  • Jan 20, 2020
Business perspective for the new year | Column
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

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

Finding your proverbial strawberries | Business column

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

  • Dec 22, 2019
Finding your proverbial strawberries | Business column
Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production
Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market

Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market

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

  • Dec 13, 2019
Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market
Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in King County

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.

Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in King County
Bob Toomey

Lessons in long-term planning from an anniversary

A column from a financial adviser.

  • Nov 25, 2019
Bob Toomey
Why the month of October has bad business reputation

Why the month of October has bad business reputation

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

  • Oct 22, 2019
Why the month of October has bad business reputation
Community supports local bakery on Mercer Island

Community supports local bakery on Mercer Island

Owner eyes potential bus intercept boon.

Community supports local bakery on Mercer Island
Residential real estate outlook positive on Mercer Island

Residential real estate outlook positive on Mercer Island

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

  • Oct 9, 2019
Residential real estate outlook positive on Mercer Island
Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey plays a classical guitar. Courtesy photo

Music and financial planning

A monthly financial advice column from S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

  • Sep 22, 2019
Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey plays a classical guitar. Courtesy photo
Change to U.S.-backed condo loans comes as summer market wraps up

Change to U.S.-backed condo loans comes as summer market wraps up

A monthly real estate snap shot by John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Sep 14, 2019
Change to U.S.-backed condo loans comes as summer market wraps up
Courtesy photo                                Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey recently summited Mount Shasta in California.

Financial success and mountaineering | Financial advice

The steps to achieving financial success mirror mountain climbing.

  • Aug 27, 2019
Courtesy photo                                Mercer Island financial adviser Bob Toomey recently summited Mount Shasta in California.
Local real estate market mirroring rising summer temperatures

Local real estate market mirroring rising summer temperatures

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

  • Aug 20, 2019
Local real estate market mirroring rising summer temperatures
Real estate market on Mercer Island is ‘active’ this summer

Real estate market on Mercer Island is ‘active’ this summer

A real estate snapshot from John L. Scott Real Estate.

  • Jul 15, 2019
Real estate market on Mercer Island is ‘active’ this summer
Eastside business booms with summer options

Eastside business booms with summer options

Locals can visit numerous new developments this summer, all within Eastside communities.

Eastside business booms with summer options