Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’
The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership on Tuesday (April 26) with the intent "to better promote the regional destination, bolster tourism and drive economic vitality" of the region. What was known as the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will become the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The partnership is made effective through a memorandum of understanding, in which both organizations will leverage the Seattle Southside name. “There is an increasing understanding of the value of a singular place brand,” said Katherine Kertzman, president and CEO of the Seattle Southside RTA. “The more we ...
VIDEO: Time lapse video of demolition of the Spruce Motel
The City of Tukwila is in the process of demolishing four motels on Tukwila International Boulevard, and on Feb. 24 the Spruce Motel, located at 14442 Pacific Hwy S., bit the dust: [youtube width="500" height="344"]https://youtu.be/WrWcBY8JVQY[/youtube] Reports are that these motels were all so crime-ridden that they were seized by the federal government, then boarded up in 2013. When the owners were sentenced to prison, the city bought the properties, which they are demolishing. The city hasn't yet decided on what to put in place of these buildings, but reports are that we'll see grass in place of pavement by spring.
PHOTOS: Jeff Bezos unveils recovered Apollo rocket engines at Museum of Flight
Story & Photos by Elston Hill In 2013, billionaire Jeff Bezos underwrote a private — and secret — expedition to find and recover the Apollo rocket engines that launched astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon. It was an amazing mission – the rockets ended up three miles deep under the sea, a mile deeper than the Titanic. Bezos was on board the ship for the three-week expedition when the rockets were found and brought to the surface. He managed to recover rockets from both Apollo 11 (the first moon mission) and Apollo 12 (the second moon mission). Bezos, who ...
Dena Guttridge is the new Pres./CEO for SW King County Chamber of Commerce
Dena Guttridge is the new President/CEO of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, where she replaces Carol Kolson, who will be exiting and relocating with her family to another state. The Board of Directors announced her hiring via email on Nov. 3. Guttridge previously served as Executive Director of the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce for six years, since 2009. SWKCC members will have a chance to meet her at the next chamber luncheon this Friday, Nov 13, from 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel SeaTac Airport. According to Guttridgs LinkedIn Profile, she has: “Broad depth of experience and proven ...
King Co. Housing Authority purchases 2 properties near Tukwila Light Rail station
In an effort to preserve housing affordability in response to the region’s meteoric rise in rents, the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) recently purchased two apartment communities adjacent to the Tukwila light rail station. The acquisitions − The Villages at South Station in Tukwila and the Corinthian Apartments in SeaTac – total 286 units. Access to affordable housing near transit stations is a key state, county and local priority. KCHA has made Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), especially the preservation of existing affordable housing along transit corridors, a central component of its real estate acquisition and development strategy. KCHA has committed to developing or ...
MACRINA BAKERY & CAFÉ IS HIRING! Macrina Bakery and Cafe is seeking highly motivated Drivers and Packers to join our Wholesale Delivery team! We are looking for multiple candidates to fill the... [Read more]
The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership on Tuesday (April 26) with the intent “to better promote the regional... [Read more]
Aditya Sood, the Hollywood producer who brought Andy Weir’s book, “The Martian,” to the screen, will talk about that process in a special public conversation at the Museum of Flight at... [Read more]
The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help for information about a drive-by shooting that injured a motorist on I-5 March 23, 2016 at approximately 12:51 a.m. According to the victim,... [Read more]
Everyone was taught the “three R’s” in school, and starting this spring, drivers who use southbound I-5 between Tukwila and Federal Way will learn a new meaning for that phrase – Replace, Repave... [Read more]
A house fire in the 5600 block of S. 150th Street in Tukwila (map below) Friday is being investigated as arson. Here are some relevant Tweets: Working Residential Fire : 5600 S 150 ST, Tukwila —... [Read more]
Academy Schools will be hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, at the Foster High School PAC Theater in Tukwila on Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. There... [Read more]
The City of Tukwila is in the process of demolishing four motels on Tukwila International Boulevard, and on Feb. 24 the Spruce Motel, located at 14442 Pacific Hwy S., bit the dust: Reports are that these... [Read more]
The City of Tukwila is seeking park name suggestions for the Chinook Wind and Duwamish Gardens habitat restoration sites located on the north side of the river between East Marginal Way South and Tukwila... [Read more]
King County Elections initial results – as of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 – indicate that all three of the Tukwila School District ballot measures are on their way to passing. Results will be updated... [Read more]Read More Headlines