Archive of: Kent

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Kent takes on abandoned buildings with new ordinance

Essentially, the new ordinance utilizes a state law that allows cities to “fix problems that create a dangerous condition” and recoup the cost.

January 2016

Amazon's Kent fulfillment center hiring more than 1,200

More than 1,200 newly created full-time positions are now up for hire at Amazon’s eighth generation Kent warehouse.

January 2016

Blue Origin president keynotes King County forecast event

A rare keynote from Rob Meyerson, president of Kent’s Blue Origin, highlighted the 44th annual Economic Forecast Conference, hosted by the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County.

January 2016

Kent may get new senior apartment complex

The application calls for a complex covering 8.1 acres with three residential buildings, 131 living units and a recreational building.

January 2016

Washington Federal building new branches in South Sound

The Seattle-based bank will be opening two new locations in the South Sound: one in Puyallup and one in Kent.

January 2016

Kent’s ‘Greenest’ company named

A manufacturer of communications devices in Kent has been named the city's Green Business of the Year.

December 2015
Kent-based Blue Origin reaches space

Kent-based Blue Origin reaches space

The rocket company, owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, announced that it successfully flew the "New Shepard" rocket to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet, or 100.5 kilometers.

November 2015

REI issues recall on campfire rocking chairs

REI issued a recall yesterday for the approximately 30,000 evrgrn Campfire Rocker Chairs that have been sold in the past six months.

November 2015
REI chooses to opt out of Black Friday

REI chooses to opt out of Black Friday

While malls are opening their doors sooner and sooner, REI announced yesterday afternoon that it will be closing down all 143 REI stores on Black Friday, in an event called #OptOutside.

October 2015
Kent-based pickleball company acquires competitor

Kent-based pickleball company acquires competitor

Two pickleball giants are combining forces: Kent-based PickleballCentral announced that it has completed the acquisition of PickleballPaddlesPlus.com.

October 2015
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