Business

Trilogy to offer free solar power systems on new homes

Trilogy by Shea Homes, the first builder to roll out a national solar offering, has chosen to work with BP Solar, a global leader in solar energy.

  • Aug 11, 2008

Redmond’s Honeywell Corporation does ‘the right thing’

It often takes personal time, money and a responsible attitude to properly dispose of — and/or recycle — the various and sundry “stuff” that accumulates in our homes and offices. Batteries and electronics are especially tricky. You can’t just fling them into the trash.

Redmond’s Accents et Cetera gets nod for recycling

Accents et Cetera in downtown Redmond has been named one of King County’s “Best Workplaces for Recycling.” Sharon Aller, spokesperson for King County Solid Waste’s recycling and environmental services department, explained why the recognition program exists: “Businesses have been recycling paper, cardboard, metals and many of the basics that we all recycle everyday.

Barcelino menswear moves to Redmond Town Center

Barcelino, which calls itself “The Pacific Northwest’s premier Men’s Clothier,” is celebrating a grand re-opening this weekend, at its new location in Redmond Town Center (RTC).

Nintendo opens up Kirkland warehouse

Video game giant Nintendo became the latest high tech company to expand to Kirkland when it opened a new warehouse in Totem Lake last month.

  • Jul 24, 2008

Redmond’s Canyons Restaurant to host fundraiser for children’s hospital in Uganda

Canyons Restaurant, 15740 Redmond Way; (425) 556-1390, will host a fundraiser for Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital in Uganda, from 5-9 p.m. Monday, July 28.

  • Jul 23, 2008

Entrepreneur’s Source could help you be your own boss

Being your own boss is a common fantasy. Yet “fear of the unknown” keeps many prospective business owners from taking the plunge, according to Ron Norton, a Redmond resident and business coach for The Entrepreneur’s Source, a Connecticut-based company with the motto “Your success is our only business.”

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QFC “Cop on Top” fundraiser to support Komen Foundation

  • Jul 14, 2008

Redmond’s Legacy Roofing celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Roofing, a Redmond-based, family-owned business, is celebrating 20 successful years, including recognition in industry trade publications for its across-the-board “Gold Standard” approach to quality, customer care, employee satisfaction and community service.

Sammamish man creates ‘space’ for home business owners

Like many of his Sammamish neighbors, entrepreneur Peter Chee thought it would be wonderful to work at home. Instead, he felt isolated. He missed the atmosphere of being in an intellectual “think tank.” Chee explained, “I liked being around other smart people — feeling the energy, getting charged up, networking.” Ladies and gentlemen, meet Thinkspace. Located in downtown Redmond, just down the street from the city’s new transit center, Thinkspace offers 25,000 square feet of executive office space, for self-employed folks or small business owners who want to keep their overhead low but project a professional image and interact with like-minded peers.

Redmond Cycle still rollin’ strong after 40 years

A neighborhood business that survives for 40 years has got to be doing something right. Back in 1968, the Estrin family started Redmond Cycle at Redmond Way and Leary Way, where a furniture store now stands.

Oddfellow’s Grill to revitalize historic Redmond building this summer

A distinguished downtown building — that goes all the way back to Redmond’s days as a rough-and-tumble logging town — is about to be revived. Oddfellow’s Grill is scheduled to open this summer in the former Odd Fellows Hall at 7979 Leary Way NE. The Odd Fellows was a fraternal organization named for its unusual kindness toward the down-and-out, including plague victims, in 17th century England and 18th century America.

Remodeling companies earn awards

Two Redmond-based home remodeling companies each earned multiple awards at the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties annual Remodeling Excellence Awards (REX) banquet held June 21 at the Spirit of Washington Event Center in Renton.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Redmond-based Aegis Living takes home 4 advertising awards

Redmond-based Aegis Living, a company devoted to senior living, and its agency Hydrogen Advertising took home four awards for outstanding creative work at the recent 25th annual healthcare advertising awards sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report.

  • Jun 23, 2008

Redmond biz toning down the cost, waste of printer ink

These days, when we’re off to the supermarket, the shopping list might just as likely include “printer ink or toner” as milk, bread or toilet paper. Between reports for the office, kids’ homework projects or a volunteer newsletter, we’re always printing something. All that ink and toner gets expensive — and dumping the empty cartridges is costly for the environment. Rapid Refill, a new business in the Village at Redmond Ridge, is urging consumers to “rethink ... reuse ... recycle ... re-ink.” The store collects empty inkjet and laser toner cartridges and re-manufactures them to keep them out of landfills.

Plenty of plum jobs for teens at Redmond Town Center

The school year will soon be history. Teens with time on their hands and empty wallets are in luck, because many merchants at Redmond Town Center (RTC) are hiring for this summer or year ‘round.

Not that McDonald’s — Redmond book exchange celebrates 30 years

“Reuse is the highest form of recycling,” quipped Doug McDonald, original owner and founder of McDonald’s Book Exchange in Redmond. Nestled in the corner of 83rd Street and 164th Avenue, McDonald’s Book Exchange is one of Redmond’s hidden gems. The store, which allows buyers to trade in books for a myriad of used books, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sunday, June 1.

  • May 31, 2008

Couple finds harmony in raw vegan diet

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” said the famous Greek philosopher Plato.

  • May 30, 2008

EASING YOUR BURDENS

The weekend arrives. You’re finally free! Free to go home and ... do the laundry, mow the lawn, fix that leaky faucet, do all those exciting chores that have been piling up. Oh, what joy.

  • May 30, 2008

County seeks best recycling businesses

Area businesses with exceptional recycling programs are encouraged to see how they rate against other businesses by participating in King County’s 2008 “Best Workplaces for Recycling” event.

  • May 30, 2008