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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Navy vet opens new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

March 10, 2015

NEW — 11:25 a.m. March 10, 2015

Scott and Rachel Tyra grew up in Texas where barbecue is a way of life. Following his retirement from the United States Navy, Scott wanted to pursue his dream of owning a business. On Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m., Scott and his wife will open their first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Issaquah with a three-day grand opening.

“We have so many people from Texas bringing slow smoked barbecue to their new hometowns,” said Roland Dickey Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “Everyone deserves access to delicious pit smoked barbecue which is why we’re growing across the country.”

Thursday, the first 50 guests get a deal with gift cards worth up to $50. Friday, Dickey’s Barbecue will have all day merchandise giveaways. Saturday, radio station 94.1 KMPS will be on-site from noon to 2 p.m. and guests can score a deal with $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches during the event. One lucky winner will win a $500 gift card and three winners receive free barbecue for an entire year. Read more

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Timber Ridge at Talus to expand by 145 homes

February 17, 2015

Resort-style Continuing Care Retirement Community Timber Ridge at Talus is adding 145 independent living apartment homes, expanding its onsite Briarwood Health Center with 26 assisted living/memory care apartments and nine private transitional care suites in addition to new community amenities including an indoor swimming pool and auditorium, to be completed in fall 2016.

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Matt Bott to leave Issaquah Chamber of Commerce

February 3, 2015

Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO Matt Bott has resigned from the chamber to accept a position with Sound Transit.

Matt Bott

Matt Bott

Bott has been with the chamber for six years. With the transit system, Bott will serve as East King County government and community affairs officer.

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Vulcan announces sale of Sammamish Park Place

February 3, 2015

Vulcan Real Estate recently announced the sale of the Sammamish Park Place office complex, in Issaquah, to Seattle-based Talon Private Capital for $128.25 million.

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Issaquah businesses honored in Book of Lists

February 3, 2015

Issaquah companies and organizations set the standard across several industries, according to the rankings in the Puget Sound Business Journal Book of Lists 2014-15.

The book contains lists of top companies, arranged by industry and ranking, including 1,966 companies and 80 lists.

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New florist offers sustainable flowers

February 3, 2015

Looking to buy local this Valentine’s Day? Consider giving First and Bloom a look.

The new florist in Issaquah, owned by Tammy Myers, sells only American-grown flowers. She buys locally as part of the growing sustainability movement.

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Kevin Mottram elected to second term on YPAC

February 3, 2015

Kevin Mottram, of Issaquah, was recently elected to his second one-year term on the Society for Human Resource Management’s Young Professionals Advisory Council.

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SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS honors David Irons

December 30, 2014

David Irons, of Coldwell Banker Bain in Issaquah, was recently named Government Affairs Volunteer of the Year.

Irons was one of 10 members of SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS honored for their special achievements at an industry event Dec. 17 in Bellevue.

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Issaquah resident named to Together Center board of directors

December 23, 2014

The Together Center recently announced the addition of Rob Forenza to its board of directors.

Forenza, a resident of Issaquah, is principal, designated broker for Applied Capital in Bellevue.

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