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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.