January 19, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 19, 2014
With Fred Meyer’s new Community Rewards Program, you can help earn money for local students and schools each time you shop.
All you have to do is go online to connect your Fred Meyer Reward Card to the Issaquah Schools Foundation. The program begins Feb. 3, but you need to register now.
You will still earn your Rewards points, fuel points and rebates. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the customer service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
Learn more or sign up here. Search for the foundation by its name or nonprofit number — 91119.
November 28, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013
The Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund and First Due Movers are once again joining forces for the Fill-the-Truck Food and Clothing Drive.
From Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, help fill a 24-foot moving truck with donations to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Mt. Si Food Bank. The truck will be parked outside Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.
October 22, 2013
Just two hours before grocery store workers were set to head to the picket lines, union representatives announced they had reached a tentative agreement with the national grocery chains.
“This tentative agreement has been unanimously recommended by the union member bargaining team,” the union wrote in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
Union members must still review and vote on the proposal. Until then, the statement said details of the agreement will not be released.
October 18, 2013
NEW – 8:10 p.m. Oct. 18, 2013
After months of negotiating and recent days of closed-door bargaining sessions with employers, grocery worker union representatives announced Oct. 18 they would begin striking in 72 hours, if no deal was reached.
The workers are opposed to employer proposals that would stop health care coverage for employees who work less than 30 hours a week, deny workers paid sick days and cut pay, including for those who work on holidays.
October 1, 2013
Grocery store workers across Snohomish, King, Kitsap and Pierce counties said they are prepared to go on strike, if employers don’t offer a fair proposal.
The workers are opposed to employer proposals that would stop health care coverage for employees who work less than 30 hours a week and deny workers paid sick days.
September 17, 2013
The Mayors Month of Concern Food Drive for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank continues until Oct. 12.
The food bank finds itself in dire need after the summer months left its shelves bare.
“Usually, the summer months are our lowest time for donations,” said Cori Walters, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank executive director. “It’s not common that we run out of mac and cheese.”
November 23, 2012
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 23, 2012
State agencies encourage holiday shoppers to consider a Discover Pass as a gift for family and friends interested in the outdoors.
Officials added a feature recently to allow purchasers to choose the pass’ start date. The option is available to customers who purchasing the pass at www.discoverpass.wa.gov, or in person from authorized retailers through the Washington Interactive Licensing Database, or WILD, system.
The pass is available in Issaquah at Big 5 Sporting Goods, Fred Meyer and Sports Authority.
The buyer can activate the pass immediately or on any day within one year of purchase.
State legislators passed the option into law in 2012 to allow greater flexibility to outdoor recreation enthusiasts, including people interested in giving the pass as a gift.
November 21, 2012
NEW — 10 a.m. Nov. 21, 2012
Puget Sound Energy residential electric customers planning to hit Issaquah stores early for Black Friday shopping can receive a free LED bulb from the utility provider.
The first 50 people in line at Best Buy and Fred Meyer can receive a 40-watt equivalent LED bulb. The energy-efficient bulb uses less energy than incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs, lasts years longer and is dimmable.
Best Buy shoppers receive a free Insignia 9-watt LED bulb, a $14 value. Fred Meyer shoppers receive a free Tulip LED bulb, a $17 value.
November 20, 2012
The day after Thanksgiving, long before the sun rises, open season for bargains starts at retailers throughout Issaquah and beyond.
Black Friday sends shoppers pinging from store to store like a pinball in search of deals — a 32-inch LCD television for $147 at Target, perhaps, or a Blu-ray player for $39.99 at Best Buy. Consumers brave predawn darkness, long lines and sharp elbows to score early-bird bargains.
The boost to retailers’ bottom lines could also offer a jolt to city coffers. Popular Black Friday destinations — including Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Fred Meyer, Target and, of course, Issaquah-based Costco — lure consumers from throughout the region.
Issaquah is a retail hub on the Eastside, and city officials hope the holiday rush resuscitates a flat year for spending. Overall, sales tax revenue forms a key piece in the city budget — a larger share than property tax revenue and permit fees, other main sources of dollars.
November 20, 2012
Eastside Fire & Rescue is joining local businesses for a holiday season food and gift drive set to start on Black Friday.
The agency, Issaquah-based First Due Movers and Fred Meyer plan to collect food, clothing and toys from Nov. 23-25 in Lake Sammamish Center at Fred Meyer, 6100 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Items donated during the drive go to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Mount Si Helping Hand Food Bank in North Bend.