Business

Z Gallerie returns to Redmond Town Center after nine-year absence

After leaving Redmond and Washington in 2002, Z Gallerie has returned to the Northwest.

Jerzy’s Wine Bar and Bistro celebrates grand opening

Jerzy's Wine Bar and Bistro celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

  • Feb 9, 2011

Curley to host Redmond chamber’s annual gala and auction

Local celebrity John Curley will be the master of ceremonies for the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce's 65th Annual Gala and Auction. The event, one of the chamber's major fundraisers of the year, will be held on Friday, Feb. 25 at the Willows Lodge in Woodinville, with festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. The event, one of the chamber's major fundraisers of the year, will be held on Friday, Feb. 25 at the Willows Lodge in Woodinville, with festivities starting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Feb 2, 2011

Share your passion at Pomegranate on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about two – lovers, partners, couples, friends — and award winning chef/author Lisa Dupar had exactly that in mind when designing an evening of shareable culinary passion at Pomegranate Bistro. On Monday, Feb. 14, those celebrating Cupid’s amorous arrow can enjoy a romantic multi-course dinner composed of plates for two at the Redmond bistro, at 18005 NE 68th Street.

  • Feb 1, 2011

Watercress to offer Chinese New Year banquet Feb. 3-5

Since she was a little girl, Lily Lei has always looked forward to Chinese New Year. The holiday, which is about 4-6 weeks after the western new year, holds great significance to her. Born in Taiwan, the president of Watercress Asian Bistro and Wine Bar didn't celebrate Christmas and never received gifts for her birthday. Chinese New Year, however, was the time of year she could count on new clothes, shoes, towels and other gifts.

Massage Envy’s Davis wins Franchisee of the Year award

Massage Envy, the nation’s largest therapeutic massage provider and spa chain, recently announced that Rick Davis won the Massage Envy Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year award. Davis operates five Massage Envy clinics in Washington state, including the one in Redmond, where his head office is located.

  • Jan 21, 2011

Marbella owner named Chamber Champion of 2010

Debra Glugla began her career in the beauty industry more than 20 years ago.

Local businesses team up to offer free free Prenatal Women’s Fair

Ten local businesses are holding a free Prenatal Women's Fair Saturday afternoon at Discover Yoga in downtown Redmond.

  • Jan 20, 2011

Columbia Bank relocates to downtown, shows permanent commitment to Redmond

Columbia Bank in Redmond has moved to a new, more visible location.

Chamber annual award luncheon slated for Jan. 19

The Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce annual awards event is Jan. 19 at Matts' Rotisserie in Redmond Town Center, 16551 N.E. 74th St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Jan 13, 2011

Redmond business donates complete home furnishings to displaced families of fatal fire

Redmond-based ABODA Furnishings announced Monday that it is donating complete home furnishings to five of the families who have been forced to relocate as a result of the Sammamish Ridge fire.

  • Jan 11, 2011

Toffee shop opens in old Brown Bag Cafe building

Jill Esau started making toffee when she and her family moved to Redmond about 20 years ago. Someone had given her a cookbook at a holiday party and while flipping through the book on the drive home, she found a toffee recipe with only a few ingredients and thought it seemed doable.

After 30 years, Redmond Carpet still going strong

When John Hughes started working in the carpeting and flooring business in 1975, it was just a way to pay for college. He had no idea his side job would turn into a career. Hughes, who was attending the University of Washington at the time, worked for University District property owners for a few years before moving to Redmond in 1979 and opening Redmond Carpet & Interiors in October of the same year. Although he opened the business in 1979, Hughes said the showroom was not fully complete until 1980, which is why they are celebrating Redmond Carpet’s 30th anniversary this year. “(Working in the University District) was a great experience to learn the business,” he said. “It’s kind of funny how you turn around and it’s 30 years later.”

  • Dec 9, 2010

Snowy forecast a hit with local ski shops

The same La Nina snowfall that wreaked havoc on commuters last week in the greater Seattle area also got another group of people quite fired up. Winter sports enthusiasts have been coming out in droves for ski and snowboard tune-ups and are getting ready to

Ken’s Redmond Auto Body shop mentors other shop owners on new cutting-edge paint system

Ken’s Redmond Auto Body shop recently opened its doors to mentor other shop owners and government agency staff on a new water-borne vehicle paint system. The collision repair facility, located at 18138 Redmond Way, offered an inside look at how the state-of-the-art system works and answered candid questions about how other shops can transition to water-based systems.

  • Nov 30, 2010

New math program gives kids a head start: Abacus West to open Redmond classes in January

Vinaya Kulkarni said she believes she has the program that will help grade-school age children gain confidence and competence in arithmetic. Kulkarni is the founder and head teacher of Abacus West, which started classes in February at campuses in Sammamish and Issaquah. Starting next January, she will start a program in Redmond.

Elevation Exhibits helps expand businesses’ horizons

Elevation Exhibits, an award-winning firm that specializes in exhibit design, marketing and event planning around trade shows, has recently opened up shop in a new Redmond office located on 166th Avenue Northeast.

Redmond’s Pinkabella honored for its sweet treats

Margo Engberg has been baking for as long as she remembers. Whether it was for a birthday, the holidays or any other celebration, she would mark the occasion with sweets. So, it wasn't too much of a stretch when she decided to open her own cupcake shop in Redmond Town Center.

  • Nov 18, 2010

Evergreen CEO to speak at Redmond Chamber luncheon

Robert Malte, CEO of Evergreen Medical Center will be the featured speaker at the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

  • Nov 11, 2010

Microsoft awards grants to Bellevue College, other organizations to help give veterans job skills

On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. announced Bellevue College as one of six recipients of its Elevate America veterans initiative grants, which will help give veterans and their spouses the skills and resources they need to be successful in today’s civilian work force.

  • Nov 10, 2010