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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

Sleep Country USA to change its name

The Kent-based company announced this week that it will join its West-Coast sister brand, Sleep Train, which is based in California.

October 2015

DCT Industrial announces big leases in South Sound

Real estate company DCT Industrial Trust announced new development leases totaling 1.3 million square feet across the nation. A good chunk of that is right here in the South Sound.

October 2015

Kent among cities with fast growing economies

According to personal finance website WalletHub, Kent is the nation's seventh fastest growing city, among 515 reviewed cities of varying sizes.

September 2015

Strong demand continues for warehouses

Market demand continues to drive new construction of warehouse/distribution projects in the South Sound, both in Pierce County and the Kent Valley.

August 2015

40 Under Forty: People & Sustainability

The assistant director for human resources at Kent School District, Robert Humes, and Christine Cooley, a long-time sustainability advocate and teacher, are recognized as South Sound 40 Under Forty honorees for 2015.

July 2015

40 Under Forty for 2015 selected

Official notifications are underway for the 2015 "40 Under Forty" recognition program, sponsored by Timberland Bank and produced by Business Examiner Media.

July 2015
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