The Tukwila School District is sponsoring a ‘Stand Up for Students’ this Friday, Feb. 10:

Come to any of our schools 30 minutes prior to the first bell to show our students that we believe in, care for, and support them. We are one Tukwila, united for all children!

In Tukwila, we rise above the national divisiveness! We find hope in our future! We come together to support what matters most: CHILDREN!

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 10, rain or shine, 30 minutes before the start bell

WHERE: The main entrance of every school

WHY: To celebrate all our children and show that their entire community cares for, believes in, and supports them!

It’s easy: we want to wrap students in a sea of welcome and care to start the day. Pick a school/schools, show up 15 minutes before the first bell, line up around the main entrance. When students arrive, cheer, clap, high-five, wave, dance and HAVE FUN! Signs and baners (“Solidarity 4 Students!” “WE BELIEVE IN YOU!” “Unlimited Potential!” “Tukwila United!”) are highly encouraged!

This week, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it is forming a new media and marketing partnership with South King Media, publisher of six award-winning local news websites, including The B-Town (Burien) and Tukwila Blogs.

“South King Media have been dedicated members of our Chamber since 2008, and we’re happy to announce our new partnership,” Andrea H. Reay, CEO/President of the Chamber of Commerce, said.

In addition to The B-Town Blog, South King Media publishes local blogs for Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Tukwila and White Center. Their combined readership for 2016 exceeded 107,000 Sessions per month, delivering over 275,000 monthly Pageviews (impressions), as reported by Google Analytics.

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO Andrea Reay.

What does this mean for Chamber members and our community? It means more unfettered access to Chamber events and more extensive media coverage across more platforms. You’ll see more regular news and information shared through a consistent column written by President and Chamber CEO-Andrea H. Reay. You’ll also be able to experience Chamber Luncheons through the popular Facebook Live Video Streaming that South King Media will provide.

“Members will benefit with this partnership because we’ll be able to do more marketing and promotion of our businesses and events,” Reay said. “The community will benefit because they’ll be able to stay more informed and have convenient access to information such as our legislative priority and advocacy work as well as other partnerships we are committed to for advancing our region as a leader in economic development and collective community impact.”

“We are excited to be teaming up with the chamber,” South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer added. “We value the impact that the Chamber continues to have on our local community for both businesses and residents. Since our founding in 2007, we have operated with the mission of promoting and strengthening our communities through independent local journalism. Partnering with the chamber – which shares similar objectives – will only help further that goal.”

South King Media is the leading online media publisher for the chamber’s coverage area, and is managed by Scott and his wife Theresa (pictured, left), who serves as Sales Manager for the independent, local company.

The next Chamber event members and the community are invited to is the annual Business Awards and Recognition Luncheon, coming this Friday, Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 22406 Pacific Highway South in Des Moines. This is an excellent opportunity to join the community celebration and to say thank you to the businesses and individuals in our region that make our Chamber and our community strong and vibrant.  To register and for more information, please visit the Chamber website at or call (206) 575-1633.

Special thanks to our host-Four Points by Sheraton and our event sponsors: BECU, Dollar Rent a Car, Highline College, Louise Strander, Crain Photography and South King Media.

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.  The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success.  The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

About South King Media
South King Media is a network of six popular Local Blogs in the Southwest King County area that include The B-Town (Burien) Blog, The Waterland Blog (for Des Moines, WA), The SeaTac Blog, White Center Blog, Normandy Park Blog and Tukwila Blog. It is a totally independent “Mom and Pop” internet publishing company that produces award-winning local journalism, email newsletters, podcasts, video production, social media marketing and affordable advertising solutions. More information available at

From new Advertiser Highline Premier Soccer Club:

Highline Premier Soccer Club (HPFC) is a premier soccer program dedicated to providing its surrounding communities a player-centric approach to competing at the highest levels of youth soccer.

HPFC is committed to enabling players from all backgrounds an opportunity to share in “the beautiful game” teaching sportsmanship, mental toughness, self-discipline, team work, and commitment. Our direct goal is to produce well-rounded and skillful players who have the character, discipline, and determination to compete at the highest levels of the sport. As one of the oldest soccer programs in the state, thousands of kids have passed through our program, many having the opportunity to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level and beyond. With a long-standing history and top level experience, coaches and staff support our players in every part of their development as people, athletes, students, sons, daughters, and friends. Once you are a part of HPFC, you are part of a soccer family with a storied history and the support of their surrounding communities helping to make HPFC the club of choice.

HPFC is excited to kickoff their first session of tryouts for 2017 leading off with High School Boys from February 14-16 at Highline High School stadium. Check out and learn more about this upcoming opportunity as well as additional information on the club and everything it has to offer. All High School boy’s teams are now holding Open Sessions for players who’d like to learn more about HPFC. If you would like to train in an open session or have questions, please visit our tryout page for more details, visit

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce unveiled its brand new logo:

The Seattle Southside Chamber is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1989.

Here’s what the chamber said in a statement:

“We are proud to unveil the Chamber’s new logo to our members and community. It was important for us to tell our story of the commitment we have with the Regional Tourism Authority, while simultaneously retaining the unique focus and mission of the Chamber.

We chose a diamond to evoke the prosperity and commitment of excellence the Chamber strives to achieve for our members. The movement and the union of the two “C’s” that form the “S” symbolize the balance synergy of serving our business community and our region; while acknowledging our founding principle that we are better and stronger together.”

Learn more about – or join – the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce here:

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Tukwila School District issued a warning about mumps in the district.

Officials say a student at Foster High School recently recovered from the illness, and is no longer considered contagious.

However, authorities want everyone to be vigilant about mumps; here’s the letter sent out Thursday:

Dear Tukwila School District community,

Public health officials just informed our District Nurse that a student in the Tukwila School District had a recent case of the mumps (or, at the very least, mumps-like symptoms). The student—who attends Foster High and has siblings at Showalter Middle and Thorndyke Elementary—has recovered and is no longer contagious. At this time, health officials are NOT recommending that any children or staff members be kept home from school for safety reasons.

We are notifying community members so that you can be vigilant in case any family members exhibit mumps symptoms, which include fever, headache, and swelling of the cheeks and jaw. If anyone develops these symptoms, please call your healthcare provider right away and tell them your family may have been exposed to the mumps. Your child should be in the clear by early next week, when the incubation period for this particular outbreak will be over.

A letter from Seattle King County Public Health (see below) will be sent home with every student today. If you have questions, contact your health provider.

As always during this cold and flu season, please make sure your children wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs, stay home from school if they are sick, and remain up-to-date on all vaccination recommendations. School nurses just mailed home letters to students who are not in vaccination compliance.

Thank you.

—Sara Niegowski
Director of Communication
Tukwila School District
(206) 901-8036 

The deadline for a small grant application for minor capital improvements or programs to encourage bicycling, walking, or transit use in South King County has been extended to Jan. 31, 2017. 

Eligible projects must be within the cities of Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, SeaTac, or Tukwila and may be proposed by cities, businesses, community organizations, schools, or neighborhood groups.

Approximately 6-12 small grants will be available.  Whether you have an idea for a project to improve bicycle or pedestrian access or would like to install a bike rack at your location, we encourage you to apply for this funding opportunity.

Detailed grant information can be found online at, or send questions by email to [email protected].

A PDF of the grant application can be found at

Advertiser ‘In The Northwest’ has a great opportunity to start the new year – excellent schedule, location and room to grow make this a dream job for individuals with the right attitude and motivation.

See more from their job description here:

Immediate opening, Administrative! for Wholesale Pet supply Manufacturer’s Rep firm ‘In the Northwest’!

Harbor Ave, West Seattle

In the Northwest is a Pet Supplies Wholesale Firm.

We are a locally-based business, with an office on Harbor Avenue in West Seattle.

Established for over 20 years, we strive to provide unique products to independent retailers across the nation. We pride ourselves on selling awesome products and providing excellent customer service…

We are seeking Administrative help immediately!

Our intern is going back to school…

Our office manager has been promoted…

Candidates for this Position will be:

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Proficient in MS Office/esp: Outlook and Excel
  • Able to quickly learn our database program (access based)
  • Highly motivated and able to work well independently
  • Very detail oriented
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing
  • Mature, Loyal and Dependable
  • Appreciative of the nuances of working for a small business…
  • Able to work approximately 30 hours per week
  • Monday-Fri 9-4
  • Opportunities for Advancement!

We are ultimately hoping to find a great administrator who learns our business well enough to become our general office manager!

Interested parties please e-mail a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected].

A power outage was caused by a car crashing into a utility pole, Seattle City Light is reporting.

The outage – which occurred at 8:10 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 8 – is affecting some 171 customers.

City Light says the expected restoration time is 4:35 p.m.

Enjoy the benefits of bringing the newest wave of aquatic fitness to the Pacific Northwest!

FITT Balance is currently seeking Certified Fitness Instructors to implement Flow Motion aquatic fitness programs *on water* at our first partnered facility in Des Moines, WA.

Introducing a new inflatable surface called the Flow Motion Fitness Mat, our instructors will use their expertise to demonstrate a bold new perspective on core strength and balance that is igniting the world’s fitness industry!

The Flow Motion Fitness Mat supports all types of integrated fitness training. Flow Motion aquatic fitness programs cater to all ages and levels of fitness. Sessions currently run 5 days a week, are 30-60 minutes in duration and serve a maximum of (6) participants.

Apply today at

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday the return of their annual Business Awards and Recognition Luncheon, and that nominations are now open.

“Now is the time to thank that special business or individual who consistently goes above and beyond to help make our Chamber and our community strong and vibrant,” reads an announcement. “Please take the time to nominate that business or individual so that we can give them the recognition they deserve.”

Nominations can be made online here:, or submitted in writing either via email to [email protected], faxed to (206) 575-2007, or mailed to 14220 Interurban Ave S., Suite #134, Tukwila, WA 98168.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Jan. 22 to be considered.

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

  • Large Business of the Year: A business with 20 or more full time employees that has achieved excellence through innovative business practices, products, and/or employee programs and community commitment
  • Small Business of the Year: A business with less than 20 full time employees that has achieved excellence through innovative business practices, products, and/or employee programs and community commitment
  • Outstanding Community Service: A business or individual that has enhanced the community through an outstanding demonstration of community service and volunteerism
  • Business Advocate: A business or individual that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to advocacy on behalf of business rights
  • Ambassador of the Year: Award presented to the outstanding Chamber Ambassador of the year.

Any business, individual or non-profit that is a member in good standing of the Chamber is eligible. You can self-nominate or nominate other Chamber members. For a full list visit and go to the Directory page. There is no limit to the number of nominations you can submit.

We hope you will join us on February 10th at 11:30 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton – Seattle Airport (22406 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines 98198), as we gather to celebrate the businesses, organizations and leaders who help to make our region a center of commerce and community.

Thank you to our host Four Points by Sheraton – Seattle Airport, and our sponsor, Recology CleanScapes. More sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or for more information, please contact the chamber office or visit our website

Attendance is open to guests as well as members, however space for all Luncheons is limited. Please follow this link to register and for more information on attending this fantastic community celebration here:

You can also register by calling the office during regular office hours at (206) 575-1633 or emailing Emma Oglesby, Membership Service Director, at [email protected].

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the Southwest King County Region since 1988. The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader and a regional voice and resource for building business success. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

For more information, visit