Business

BBB offers travel advice for booking, canceling, protecting your money

Summer is the season for travel. Unfortunately, it is not all sunscreen and postcards; vacation scams cost consumers over $10 billion each year. Whether you’re… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2009

County extends home-building permits to aid struggling housing market

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday extended the life of permits for stalled home-building projects by two years, providing some economic stimulus and relief… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2009

Father, son try the market

When Dave Thomas first told his son, Danny Thomas, that he was coming out of semi-retirement to open The Auburn Produce Market, Danny’s first reaction… Continue reading

Liquor Control Board votes to increase markup on liquor

The Washington State Liquor Control Board on Wednesday voted to increase the markup on liquor to generate approximately $80 million in revenue during the next… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2009

City, JobBait offer free workshops at WRVM

The City of Auburn and Mark Hovind, president of JobBait, are providing free workshops to help job seekers maximize their job-finding odds by reaching directly… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2009

File early: Unemployment call centers prepare for benefit increases and eliminate Saturday hours

If you’re one of the 190,000 Washingtonians currently receiving unemployment benefits, you should file your claim early this week, say officials from the Employment Security… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2009

Business briefs | April 30

• AHHS Transition Services, located at 1118 A St. SE, Suite B, Auburn, offers quality used furniture sales. The inventory primarily comes from military sales.Established… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2009

The Petosphere hopes to lure owners into its orbit

On the surface, The Petosphere on Auburn Way might seem your run-of-the-mill pet store.Inside, the playful sound of a passel of puppies awaiting new homes… Continue reading

Live Nation to hold job fair at White River Amphitheatre

Live Nation, one of the world’s largest concert promoters, is holding a job fair 4-8 p.m. Saturday at White River Amphitheatre to fill summer positions.Live… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2009

Job-seeker resource rooms receiving new computers

Job seekers who have struggled to search for job openings or create a new résumé using slow, clunky computers at local WorkSource offices are about… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2009

The Kitsch-en opens in Auburn

The Kitsch-en – a breakfast and lunch, sandwich and soup shop – recently celebrated its grand opening.The restaurant, under owners Colleen and Bill Barry, is… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2009

Auburn-based Thrift Books leading the pack online

These days everybody is feeling the pinch of the troubled economy.With prices for many goods and services rising, far outpacing wages, it has become a… Continue reading

Classic car show returns to Big Daddy’s

Big Daddy's Drive In wants to bring back the shiny chrome and vintage vroom of yesteryear with classic car shows.The long-established restaurant along Auburn Way… Continue reading

Briefs | Thomases open Auburn Produce Market

The Auburn Produce Market now is in business on the corner of 22nd Street and Auburn Way North.Dave Thomas and his son, Danny, went from… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2009

Live Nation looks to hire nearly 1,500 for summer shows

Live Nation, one of the world’s largest concert promoter, is gearing up for its busiest season and will be providing summer jobs in more than… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2009

State unemployment rate grew to 9.2 percent in March

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.2 percent in March 2009, up from February’s revised rate of 8.3 percent, according to the state Employment… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2009

Mountainview boosters, Scarff Ford to conduct ‘Drive One 4UR School’

The Auburn Mountainview Booster Club, in partnership with Scarff Ford of Auburn, will present “Drive One 4UR School” – a test-driving opportunity for those who… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2009

City, JobBait to offer workshops

The City of Auburn and Mark Hovind, president of JobBait, are providing free workshops to help job seekers maximize their job-finding odds by reaching directly… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2009

Jobs need to be filled for Spring Fair in Puyallup

The Spring Fair is looking to fill approximately 160 jobs, primarily ride related, as it prepares for the April 16-19 appearance in Puyallup.Washington State WorkSource… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2009

Scarff Ford earns national honor

Even in difficult times for the auto industry, Auburn's Scarff Ford continues to make an impression.Most notably, with its customers.Scarff Ford, Auburn's oldest business, recently… Continue reading