VIDEO: See’s Candies was busy the day before Valentine’s Day 2009

Short run-through of See's Candies in Federal Way on the day before Valentine's Day 2009. Busy store!… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2009

FW Chamber CEO earns honors

Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Pierson was recognized as an Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.The designation is… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2009

Relax, it’s only paper money | The Pirkle Report

Illinois Sen. Everett Dirkson once said "A billion here and a billion there, and pretty soon you are talking about real money."He was referring to… Continue reading

Sustainability: Green is good for Federal Way businesses | Thinking Locally

Sustainability has become a hot word among cities and counties across the nation.While the concept has been around for a while, it really gained vogue… Continue reading

New Federal Way Chamber of Commerce office

The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce has moved from 1230 S. 336th St. to an office at the corner of 1st Avenue South and South… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009

Workshop: Surviving the bear market

A free financial seminar for those who are more than 10 years from retirement will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Jarvis Financial… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009
Rico Galliano and his wife plan to construct Steel Lake Plaza

Risk-taker hopes to rejuvenate business in northern Federal Way

A mixed-use space, geared toward giving northern Federal Way business a face-lift, is in the works.The economy is putting a damper on the construction business.… Continue reading

Rico Galliano and his wife plan to construct Steel Lake Plaza

Another closure for Weyerhaeuser

Federal Way-based timber company Weyerhaeuser announced last week that it will close its iLevel veneer and lumber mills in Pine Hill, Ala. The closure, effective… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2009

Foreclosures change the game for Federal Way real estate agents

Foreclosures, considered a last resort for homeowners and banks, are now a routine part of doing business for real estate agents.The ongoing housing slump and… Continue reading

The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce recognized its new members Feb. 4. Front row

FW Chamber’s new members

The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce recognized its new members Feb. 4: Chrystal Morrisette of the Weekly Volcano; Yvonne San Luis of YSL Designs; Clarisa… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2009
The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce recognized its new members Feb. 4. Front row

Checklist for surviving a financial crisis | Money Matters

Over the past few months, the news has been almost incomprehensible.It’s hard for many of us to make sense of the failure of major Wall… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2009

Raise your glass for 99 Bottles’ beer selection | Federal Way Business Buzz

A local specialty beer store was recently recognized for its beer selection.KING 5 Evening Magazine announced that 99 Bottles, located at the Federal Way Crossings… Continue reading

Weyerhaeuser closes two mills

On Jan. 26, Federal Way timber giant Weyerhaeuser Co. announced the closure of two mills in Washington due to weak market conditions, according to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2009

Watch for a positive investment climate | Money Matters

If you look at the performance of the stock market in recent weeks, you’ll see some good days and even good weeks, followed by not-so-good… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2009

Ace Hardware opens second store in Federal Way | Business Buzz

A second Ace Hardware store has opened in Federal Way, both owned by John Walker. The first one, Walker Ace Hardware, located near Metropolitan Market,… Continue reading

Digital TV transition benefits Federal Way businesses

For those still using an analog television, time is running out.Congress had decreed that all broadcasts must be digital starting at midnight Feb. 17. However,… Continue reading

Microsoft will cut up to 5,000 jobs

Microsoft will eliminate up to 5,000 jobs in research and development, marketing, sales, finance, legal, human resources and information technology (IT) over the next 18… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2009

Free tax assistance available in Federal Way

Tax aide: The local AARP Tax-Aide Program is seeking volunteer tax counselors to provide free personal income tax preparation and counseling, with special attention to… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2009

Boeing will cut 4,500 workers this spring

The Boeing Co. announced Jan. 9 that it plans to reduce the workforce of its Renton-based Commercial Airplanes division by 4,500 workers this spring, a… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2009

Homeownership: Still a solid investment in Puget Sound

The financial markets right now are having a direct impact on the real estate market.There’s the takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the "bailout… Continue reading