Archive of: Lakewood

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Lakewood set for new restaurant chain

Anyone who has driven by the corner of Main Street and Gravelly Lake Drive couldn't help but notice the slab of high-profile, undeveloped land at the corner of the Lakewood Towne Center development.

June 2009

Insurance rates lower for some

Businesses and residents within East Olympia Fire District 6 should be eligible to receive a reduction in their fire insurance costs based on the fire departments new substantially lower Fire Protection Classification Rating, which takes effect today.

Washington Survey and Rating Bureau concluded an in-depth evaluation of the district, with the outcome being the current rating of 8 will be lowered to a 5 for areas with hydrants and a 6 for the remaining areas.

June 2009

PSE still targets conservation, alternatives

Expanded energy conservation and renewable-power development, augmented by more natural gas-fired power generation, continue to anchor Puget Sound Energy's strategy for meeting customers' growing energy needs, according to the company's newly updated long-range resource plan.

"As our plan notes, energy efficiency is still the best strategy for avoiding the costs and the risks of a volatile energy market," said Kimberly Harris, executive vice president and chief resource officer for PSE. "For us, conservation is still our first choice for providing the new energy resources this region needs."

June 2009

City shuts discussion of door tax

Fife City Council members formally abandoned a proposal to raise money for street improvements by imposing an annual $100-per door tax on warehouse and distribution businesses that have delivery doors. The council voted down the plan last night at a regular council meeting.

May 2009

Olympia makes 'Best Cities' list

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has listed Olympia as the sixth best city in the nation in terms of job markets, growth potential, access to heath care and quality of life issues. This year, the magazine selected boomtowns that offer employment opportunities and the worker talent to create new and well-paying positions in future years.

May 2009

Falling home prices slow

National housing prices fell 11.5 percent in March compared to a year ago, down slightly from an 11.7 annual percent decline in February, according to newly released data from real estate data source First American CoreLogic and its Home Price Index.

May 2009

COFFEE BREAK: tourist spots

The Business Examiner asked in the Coffee Break question this week what spots readers take out-of-town guests when they find themselves serving as tour guides. Here are some of the responses:

May 2009

SBA now has fully guaranteed loan offer

Small businesses suffering financial hardship as a result of the slow economy may be eligible to receive temporary relief to keep their doors open and get their cash flow back on track through to a new loan program announced today by the Small Business Administration.

May 2009
Radio show marks rise in business activism

Radio show marks rise in business activism

Radio talk show host Mike Siegel held a location broadcast of his "Sound Business" radio show this morning from the Great American Casino in Lakewood.

May 2009

Donations save museum from closure

The Lakewood History Museum no longer is threatened with having to close because of a lack of money to pay its rent thanks to business and individual donations that totaled more than $13,000.

May 2009
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