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Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

News of market volatility has felt like a pinball machine lately | Guest column

Webster’s dictionary defines the word volatility as “characterized by or subject to rapid or unexpected change.” Interestingly, Webster cites the stock market as one example… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2022

 

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Dick’s Drive-In hosts location reveal celebration for community

The company announced last week the ninth location is opening in Federal Way in 2023.

 

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Dick’s Drive-In to open new location in Federal Way

This will be Dick’s ninth burger restaurant; plans to open in 2023.

 

Turkey cranberry sandwich and cup of creamy turkey soup (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Annie’s Lunch Counter slings fresh soup and sandwiches for folks on-the-go

The small deli has two locations at Jump Start Espresso in Federal Way

Turkey cranberry sandwich and cup of creamy turkey soup (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

Volatility and disciplined planning in 2022’s stock market | Guest column

The stock market in January experienced significantly increased volatility. In the first 14 trading days in January, the S&P500 declined about 12.5% on an intraday… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2022
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Menchie’s location in Federal Way. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Investigation: Menchie’s locations failed to pay workers, stole tips

Multiple King County locations involved, including Federal Way, Bellevue and two Renton shops.

Menchie’s location in Federal Way. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo

Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

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Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

The forces behind our current COVID-induced inflation | Guest column

Recent inflation numbers have been quite high and at levels not seen for 40 years. As financial planners, inflation is important element of our financial… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2022
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

The ‘year end’ elements of financial planning | Guest column

With the end of the year fast approaching, we remind clients that now is a good time to review key aspects of their finances. As… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2021
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

How financial planners address plan uncertainty | Guest column

One of the key challenges we face as financial planners is dealing with the uncertainties around forecasts and assumptions in the planning process. I like… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2021
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

Is cryptocurrency really an investment? | Guest column

Undoubtedly you have heard about the new form of money known as digital or “crypto” currencies. It is a fascinating new development in the financial… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
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Grocery store workers have right to wear Black Lives Matter buttons

National Labor Relations Board ruling against ban by Kroger-owned QFC, Fred Meyer

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The Cove Apartments to host open house Sept. 11

Attendees welcome to view the newly renovated apartment units.

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Rice and noodle bowl with marinated chicken and tofu from the newest Sizzle & Crunch location at 31448 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Sizzle & Crunch Vietnamese Grill opens new restaurant in Federal Way

Grand opening weekend to be celebrated Sept. 3-5.

Rice and noodle bowl with marinated chicken and tofu from the newest Sizzle & Crunch location at 31448 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Rudi Alcott has been named publisher of the Daily Herald in Everett. In Federal Way, city leaders awarded him a Key to the City in recognition of his civic service and as the Mirror’s longest-tenured publisher. File photo

Rudi Alcott named publisher of The Daily Herald in Everett

Federal Way Mirror’s longest-tenured publisher was awarded a Key to the City in recognition of his civic service.

Rudi Alcott has been named publisher of the Daily Herald in Everett. In Federal Way, city leaders awarded him a Key to the City in recognition of his civic service and as the Mirror’s longest-tenured publisher. File photo
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Federal Way Chamber CEO Becca Martin greets the audience before giving a “State of the Chamber” update during the membership luncheon Aug. 4 at the Performing Arts and Event Center.

Martin gives annual State of the FW Chamber address

The Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce celebrated a return to in-person membership luncheons Aug. 4 with the “State of the Chamber” address by CEO… Continue reading

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Federal Way Chamber CEO Becca Martin greets the audience before giving a “State of the Chamber” update during the membership luncheon Aug. 4 at the Performing Arts and Event Center.
A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa

Puget Sound Darigold workers on verge of strike amid contract negotiations

Workers cite lack of medical leave, outsourcing and bad-faith negotiations as reason for strike.

A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa
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Curves reopens Federal Way gym at full capacity

The Federal Way all-women gym is located at 32020 1st Ave. S.

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Chef Blanca Rodriguez in the bar of Pimienta Bistro & Bar, located at 34029 Hoyt Road SW, Suite C in Federal Way.

Why did you decide to open a restaurant in Federal Way?

Q&A with local restaurant owners.

Chef Blanca Rodriguez in the bar of Pimienta Bistro & Bar, located at 34029 Hoyt Road SW, Suite C in Federal Way.
Dave and Buster's restaurant and entertainment venue looks to hire 130 people to staff its Bellevue venue, set to open in August. Photo courtesy Dave and Busters.

Dave and Buster’s hiring 130 for August opening in Bellevue

Dave and Buster’s restaurant and entertainment venue opens in downtown Bellevue on Aug. 30 and is now looking to find 130 people to join the… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
Dave and Buster's restaurant and entertainment venue looks to hire 130 people to staff its Bellevue venue, set to open in August. Photo courtesy Dave and Busters.