GasLamp regalvanized

June 25, 2015

By Greg Farrar The remodeling and renovation of the GasLamp Bar & Grill was celebrated with a ribbon cutting June 2 during a grand re-opening at the iconic Issaquah restaurant, 1315 N.W. Mall St. From left are Queen Issaquah Pat Rhea, GasLamp General Manager Traci Johnson, owner Gregg Fossum, Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler and King Issaquah Ed Pingul. The GasLamp originally opened in 1970.

By Greg Farrar
The remodeling and renovation of the GasLamp Bar & Grill was celebrated with a ribbon cutting June 2 during a grand re-opening at the iconic Issaquah restaurant, 1315 N.W. Mall St. From left are Queen Issaquah Pat Rhea, GasLamp General Manager Traci Johnson, owner Gregg Fossum, Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler and King Issaquah Ed Pingul. The GasLamp originally opened in 1970.

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Day of caring for Eastside Baby Corner

June 10, 2015

By Greg Farrar Eastside Baby Corner was the fortunate recipient of the annual Windermere Real Estate company Day of Caring, as 53 volunteers from the Issaquah office cleaned surfaces, vacuumed floors, sorted clothing and toy donations and built new storage shelves June 5 for the distribution center on Northwest Maple Street.

By Greg Farrar
Eastside Baby Corner was the fortunate recipient of the annual Windermere Real Estate company Day of Caring, as 53 volunteers from the Issaquah office cleaned surfaces, vacuumed floors, sorted clothing and toy donations and built new storage shelves June 5 for the distribution center on Northwest Maple Street.

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TeamBuilder welcomes new member Jill Thomas

June 10, 2015

Jill Thomas has joined TeamBuilder KW LLC as CEO of its new resale division, operating as T3, The Thomas Team.

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Darigold wins county environmental award

June 3, 2015

Issaquah’s Darigold Inc. was one of 72 local industrial facilities that recently earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality in 2014.

Each year, the Industrial program, part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to regional pollution-prevention goals.

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Restaurateur wins small business award

May 12, 2015

Mark Eggen, owner of the local restaurant chain Hop Jacks, was named Washington’s 2015 Entrepreneurial Success award winner at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s awards gala in Seattle on April 30.

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Tutoring Center offers free assessment testing

April 7, 2015

The Tutoring Center recently opened in Sammamish and offers free diagnostic assessment testing for children.

The Tutoring Center specializes in helping children master academic skills, get better grades, achieve higher standardized test scores, and gain the confidence, motivation and concentration necessary to succeed.

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Businesses may apply for Golden Dumpster Award

March 25, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the Golden Dumpster Award 2015, presented by the city of Issaquah and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Recology CleanScapes.

The award recognizes businesses that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and tenant education.

Winners will be awarded in the following business categories: Read more

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Students promote coffee for cancer research fundraiser

March 25, 2015

For nearly three years, Ryan Lentz has tried to get others to embrace a simple concept — do something for others while doing an everyday activity.

There are about 210 million coffee drinkers in the U.S., Lentz said, and he’s aiming to land 50,000 of them as monthly subscribers to Callie’s Coffee, named for his 10-year-old daughter who created the business.

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Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse donates $1,000 to FISH

March 17, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery recently received a $1,000 gift from the Rogue Foundation from funds raised during the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse’s 2014 Frogs & Dogs celebration.

Contributed Stacey Weeks (center), manager of the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse presents a check for $1,000 from the Rogue Foundation to FISH Board President Ava Frisinger (left) and Jane Kuechle, FISH executive director (right).

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Stacey Weeks (center), manager of the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse presents a check for $1,000 from the Rogue Foundation to FISH Board President Ava Frisinger (left) and Jane Kuechle, FISH executive director (right).

Rogue’s Stacey Weeks presented the check March 3 to the FISH board of directors.

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Elite basketball academy comes to Newcastle

March 10, 2015

Jasen Baskett and his Emerald City Basketball Academy were homeless.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Pacific Courts, a new gym featuring two full-sized basketball courts, is set to open in Newcastle on March 9. The facility will serve as a headquarters for the Emerald City Basketball Academy.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Pacific Courts, a new gym featuring two full-sized basketball courts, is set to open in Newcastle on March 9. The facility will serve as a headquarters for the Emerald City Basketball Academy.

The elite youth basketball program that counts University of Washington stars Spencer Hawes and Isaiah Thomas among its alumni lost its Seattle headquarters in August.

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