Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager
Sea-Tac Airport
$48k per year + union benefits

Who: HMSHost at Sea-Tac Airport

What: HMSHost is now hiring an Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager for restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport.

APPLY ONLINE:
https://hmshostrcext.peoplefluent.com/res_viewjob.html?erjob=120316

The Assistant F&B Operations Manager is an entry-level management position responsible for day-to-day supervision of non-management associates, assigning specified work, focusing on store level operation performance, coaching and developing subordinate Shift Supervisors and other non-management associates and performing all other responsibilities as directed by their manager. This position provides an opportunity for entry-level managers to learn important management skills and practice judgment and discretion skills. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to the F&B Multi Operations Manager and/or designee, depending on local requirements.

The Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager:
• Supervises the day-to-day activities of multiple non-exempt operations associates within a defined individual or group of restaurants, concepts or stores
• Assigns work tasks and activities, prepares schedules, and ensures that all shifts are covered
• Prepares daily orders, ensures units are stocked with appropriate levels of product and coaches Shift Supervisors on order procedures
• Conducts and coordinates on-the-job training for associates, and ensures all associates receive basic skills training to perform their jobs
• Maintains an awareness of all applicable brand standards, CBAs, Landlord lease agreements, and all procedures and protocols to maximize brand/landlord/labor relations
• Maintains an awareness of all federal, state, and local sanitary, safety, and health standards, and all procedures and protocols to comply with the law
• Uses judgment and discretion to resolves routine questions and problems and refers more complex issues to higher levels
• Monitors progress towards unit goals and assigns associates to meet those objectives
• Provides input and recommendations for hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or any other status change of associates within the store

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:
• Requires up to 1 year of job-related experience in low volume and/or multi-unit Food and Beverage or Merchandise operations or other related experience as a supervisor, lead, or entry-level manager
• Demonstrates team management, delegation and issue resolution skills and the ability to multi-task
• Demonstrates knowledge of HMSHost policies and product, service, quality, equipment and operations standards
• Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with individuals

THE COMPANY
When travelers make their way through over 200+ airports, motorways, malls and specialty destinations across the U.S. and Canada, HMSHost Associates are waiting with a warm welcome. A subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage to the traveling public, HMSHost offers a world of opportunities that help our Associates develop rewarding and satisfying careers. Are you ready to join a world leader? Come discover who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going. Then come along with us.

•We’ve been making travelers (and our Associates!) smile for over 100 years.
•We’re the largest Global Franchise with 37,000 Associates and annual sales in excess of $2.8 Billion, operating in more than 100 airports around the globe including the 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America.
•Autogrill S.p.A offers career opportunities in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people.
•We’re where “Green” starts. Check out our sustainability initiative:www.hmshost.com/about-us/sustainability/
•Between financial contributions and job creation, HMSHost is proud to help support such worthwhile organizations as Feeding America, the Children’s Miracle Network, the USO, and many more.
•We are honored to be recognized by our peers as an industry leader: www.hmshost.com/newsroom/industry-awards/

WITH A CAREER WITH HMSHOST, YOU REALLY BENEFIT
•Competitive compensation
•401(k) retirement savings plan
•Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision care, long term disability, short term disability, and life insurance
•Flexible spending account for health expenses
•Family member benefits include: medical, dental, vision care and life insurance
•Paid vacation
•Credit union membership

HMSHost benefits vary by location and some associates may not be eligible for certain benefits. Associates covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be eligible for different benefits. HMSHost reserves the right to amend and/or terminate a benefit plan at any time.

EOE | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity | DFWP | Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

#HMSHost

Local filmmakers and historians Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer will be presenting ‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: The Maury Island Incident’ at the 40th Annual Norwescon from 3 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 at the Doubletree Inn in SeaTac.

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Summer of the Saucers, the filmmakers will provide a special lecture presentation, “J. Edgar Hoover’s flying discs: why the Maury Island Incident is the seminal event in modern popular culture relating to UFOs, conspiracies, and cover-ups,” followed by the screening of the multiple award-winning 30-minute film, ‘The Maury Island Incident,’ as well as an audience Q&A session.

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention and one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.

GET TICKETS NOW
The cost for a full-weekend (four day) adult membership is currently $65, in effect through March 31, 2017. As of April you will need to get your memberships at the con, where the at-door price will be $75, so register today for the best rate!

‘The Maury Island Incident’ tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947, UFO sighting near Maury Island. It explores the origins of the iconic “Men in Black” within a conspiratorial mythology set during the Summer of the Saucers in 1947, all leading directly to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

The film’s honors/awards include:

  • 2015 UFO Congress Best Short Film
  • Big Island Film Festival opening night gala
  • Washington Filmworks Innovation Lab Grant
  • Gig Harbor Film Festival Best Short
  • Seattle International Film Festival world premiere and more.

The short was Directed/Produced by three-time Emmy Award winner Scott Schaefer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t, The Arsenio Hall Show, Almost Live! and many others) from an original script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston (Crimes of the Past, A Relative Thing, The Day My Parents Became Cool, and others).

The film was Executive Produced by John White. Producers include Scott & Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

The film – which was shot in Des Moines, Burien, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island – has also been turned into an “Original Series” and can be found on Hulu and Indieflix.

It can also be viewed on-demand here.

More info on the film available here: www.mauryislandincident.com

Here’s a trailer for the film:

The Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be holding its Spring Fashion Show on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 11:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church.

The theme is Hope, Care, Cure for a promising future.

The show will be a vintage fashion show, and the food will be catered by Tuscany at Des Moines Creek.

The donation is $30, and all proceeds will go to the Uncompensated Care Fund of Seattle Children’s.

For more information and/or tickets call Sylvia at 206-241-5444 or Harriet at 206-878-1239.

The church is located at 22975 24th Ave South, Des Moines:

COOKS NEEDED
SeaTac Airport
*union benefits*

Who: HMSHost at Sea-Tac Airport

What: HMSHost is now hiring COOKS for restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport, including Anthony’s and Dungeness Bay.

APPLY ONLINE:

The Cook is responsible for preparing cooked foods, and must be able to perform all station functions of Fry, Flat Top Griddle, Pantry, and cooking eggs; communicating ticket times and potential problems to the manager on duty and servers as necessary; providing the highest quality of service to customers and associates at all times; performing all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by management. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, or General Manager depending upon local requirements.

The Cook:
• Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food and beverage products
• Tastes products, follow menus, estimate food requirements, check production and keep records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment as needed
• Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment
• Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards
• Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; Measures and mixes ingredients, washes, peels, cuts and shreds fruits and vegetables
• Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of product
• Completes any assigned side work

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:
• Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards
• Requires a minimum of 1 year of closely related cooking experience, work experience in high volume and casual dining restaurant environment preferred
• Requires food knowledge pertaining to Soups, Broiler, Fry, and Pantry
• Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with customers
• Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
• Requires the ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions
• Frequently immerses hands in water and water diluted with chemical solutions
• Frequently works with sharp knives, utensils, and hot plates
• Frequently works in hot environment

THE COMPANY
When travelers make their way through over 200+ airports, motorways, malls and specialty destinations across the U.S. and Canada, HMSHost Associates are waiting with a warm welcome. A subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage to the traveling public, HMSHost offers a world of opportunities that help our Associates develop rewarding and satisfying careers. Are you ready to join a world leader? Come discover who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going. Then come along with us.

•We’ve been making travelers (and our Associates!) smile for over 100 years.
•We’re the largest Global Franchise with 37,000 Associates and annual sales in excess of $2.8 Billion, operating in more than 100 airports around the globe including the 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America.
•Autogrill S.p.A offers career opportunities in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people.
•We’re where “Green” starts. Check out our sustainability initiative:www.hmshost.com/about-us/sustainability/
•Between financial contributions and job creation, HMSHost is proud to help support such worthwhile organizations as Feeding America, the Children’s Miracle Network, the USO, and many more.
•We are honored to be recognized by our peers as an industry leader: www.hmshost.com/newsroom/industry-awards/

WITH A CAREER WITH HMSHOST, YOU REALLY BENEFIT
•Competitive compensation
•401(k) retirement savings plan
•Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision care, long term disability, short term disability, and life insurance
•Flexible spending account for health expenses
•Family member benefits include: medical, dental, vision care and life insurance
•Paid vacation
•Credit union membership

HMSHost benefits vary by location and some associates may not be eligible for certain benefits. Associates covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be eligible for different benefits. HMSHost reserves the right to amend and/or terminate a benefit plan at any time.

EOE | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity | DFWP | Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

#HMSHost

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School.

This free and open meeting will discuss new fight paths over the City and related noise, the status of NextGen flight procedures, and the overall impacts of Sea-Tac Airport operations on human health and the environment.

The group will provide a comprehensive half-hour overview presentation titled “Fight the Flight 101: everything you ever wanted to know about why those jets are flying low, new routes over our cities,” followed by several expert speakers to be announced.

For the event’s final segment, the group has invited each member of the Des Moines City Council to attend the meeting to participate in a question and answer session.

“Given the importance of these issues to the quality of life in our cities, we believe a larger community forum format is the best way to provide information and allow for some give and take with our community leaders,” said Quiet Skies member and Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston. “We appreciated that the City posted a statement on its website last week, but that statement also raised many more questions. Because our Council does not discuss these issues during Council meetings, we believe this is a great way to find out the positions and thinking of each of our City leaders on the issues.”

A copy of the letter from Quiet Skies Puget Sound to the Des Moines City Council is here (PDF file).

A copy of the event flyer is here (PDF file).

Quiet Skies Puget Sound is the 29th chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition https://nqsc.org/.  The Des Moines group works with citizen groups all over the Puget Sound region, including the Burien Quiet Skies Coalition.

By Jack Mayne

The public was asked to be patient while the shooting of a machete wielding man by a Kent Police officer is thoroughly investigated by a multi-agency task force.

Investigation of this type of situation and those involved in multiple agencies “become complex,” Police Chief George Delgado told the Des Moines City Council Thursday night (March 23).

Delgado said the information has been released to media but “social media will have its own variations but what I would ask the community, anybody watching (the Council meeting) is to allow the investigation, very sensitive investigation, to run its course and to recognize that these types of situations, despite the training officers receive are impacted, all of us, from those in charge, to those on the street – we are all impacted by it.

“We will do it again tonight if duty calls, but it carries with it some responsibility and accountability,” Delgado said.

“The reason I am here tonight is because this community deserves to be kept up to date and given the correct information … we will come forth with all the information as it becomes available.”

Refused to drop machete
Delgado said the shooting of a man armed with a machete happened when he refused to drop the weapon, and at some point a Kent Police officer shot and killed him.

“It is not known what specific actions or actions made by the subject caused the Kent officer to discharge a firearm,” Delgado said. “In this kind of incident, that is not unusual.”

The matter is being investigated by the Valley Investigations Team, a taskforce comprised of detectives, supervisors and command staff from numerous agencies in the South King County area.

“This taskforce is comprised of a group of highly skilled investigators who have been trained to handle this type of investigation,” Delgado said.

Because the investigation is in process, the chief said many things are still unknown and may not be for “quite some time.” All of the officers from the three cities involved in the incident will be “closely interviewed,” the chief said, and the public informed when the investigation is finished, maybe many weeks or even months from now.

Delgado said people on both sides of the matter, the police and the individuals involved, are affected so the investigators need the time to do a thorough job.

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Open House will be a Mid-Century Modern 3-bedroom home with sweeping views in a great Shorewood on the Sound location!

It’s open both this Saturday and Sunday from Noon – 3 p.m.:

Captivating design!

Breath-taking panoramic views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and shipping traffic.

Each room faces viewward.

Home of the month in 1963, Jerry Gropp Architect.

Contemporary style features massive view windows, spacious angled deck, Columbia River basalt stone fireplace, Shoji Screens,bidet and natural wood finishes throughout.

Umbrella roof and band of windows allows for ideal natural light.

WHEN: Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1820 SW Shoreview Lane, Burien, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,175,000
  • MLS Number: 1093486
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,850 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,750 s.f.

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Site Features:

  • Views: Mountain, Sound, Territorial!
  • Bath Off Master
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Patio
  • Sprinkler System

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that officers shot and killed a man armed with a machete early Thursday morning, March 23.

Police say that around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to a disturbance call at a home at S. 234th Street and 17th Place S. (map below), where an armed man was behaving erratically.

Initial reports were that the man was armed with a knife, but when police arrived, they found the suspect had a machete.

Another person was also reported to be inside the house, but it is unclear whether the machete-wielding suspect lived there, or what the relationship between the two might be.

Police from Des Moines, Tukwila and Kent responded, and found the machete-wielding suspect walking in and out of the home.

Dputies ordered the suspect to put his weapon down, but he refused.

“The armed individual was not cooperative with the officers’ request to put his weapon down. We’re also concerned about the safety of the individuals inside the homes. At this point, we know that one officer did discharge his firearm,” Sgt. Doug Jenkins said.

A Kent police officer fired the shot that killed the suspect.

No one else was hurt.

The incident is under investigation.

DIVERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Join the Marine Science and Technology Center of Highline College to clean up the Redondo Beach area Saturday, April 15!

Teams of divers and volunteers will clear the ocean and roadways of debris.

“Sign up to join us today!:

WHEN: Saturday, April 15: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center
28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198

INFO & RSVP: Katy Kachmarik at [email protected]

In nearly 19 years of operation, TL Sea is one of the most customer driven, professional scuba diving operators in the region.

They proudly hold the coveted rating of PADI 5-Star IDC (Instructor Development Course Training Center), and now you can learn from the best and embark on a hobby that will “change your life” as their slogan says. Their continued success is attributed to providing their students with a safe & enjoyable experience, on-going education for their team and operating with the same values & integrity as day one.

Everyone at TL Sea Diving considers diver education to be a vital component in the development of safe, competent divers. To ensure the success of their students, they keep class sizes to a minimum. Smaller instructor-to-student ratios enable them to provide everyone with the maximum degree of attention.  Unsure? At TL Sea, they are continually committed to helping their students succeed, while enjoying one of the most fantastic, relaxing sports on the planet.

What You’ll Learn About:

  • Classroom: The basic principles of scuba diving
  • Pool dives: Basic scuba skills
  • Open water dives to test your skills
  • Open water dives so you can explore

 You may even be able to obtain college credit for the Open Water Diver course!

What are you waiting for? Call or click today for a great deal on a great course!

TL SEA DIVING
23405 Pacific Hwy South
Des Moines, WA 98198

  • (206) 824-4100 – TEL
  • (888) 44-TLSEA – TOLL FREE in WA
  • (206) 824-9700 – FAX

Website: http://www.tlsea.com/home/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TLSea-Diving-Seattle-DesMoines-Wa-125653930833581/

The King Conservation District will be holding a FREE workshop and field trip to learn from experts how to protect and beautify properties along streams, lakes and wetlands.

Topics Include:

  • Minimizing pollution runoff on your property
  • Controlling invasive weeds
  • Utilizing native plants for wildlife habitat and erosion control
  • Adding value and beauty to your yard naturally
  • Learning about environmental regulations that impact your property

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

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WHERE: Boulevard Park Library, 12015 Roseberg Ave S.
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Schedule:

  • 10:30 – 12:30 Indoor Workshop
  • 12:30 – 2:00 Optional Educational Stream Walk

Questions? Contact Kristen Reichardt at [email protected] or 425-282-1927.

LulaRoe full-time consultant Christina will be bringing her entire LuLaRoe Inventory for you to shop in the comfort and relaxing aromas of Emily’s Handmade Soaps in downtown Des Moines.

The event will take place from 12-2:00pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017 and promises to offer an amazing selection.

Christina carries Kids and Adult sizes 00-3x – perfect for all!

She can’t wait to show you the best looks in leggings, dresses, skirts and shirts for you to browse. In her words:

“Hanging out for a couple hours and helping all of you try on and look for something you love, is what I love doing!”

While you’re there you can check out the nature-inspired artisan bath products that Emily’s is famous for. Offering the best in vegetable oil based soaps, Emily’s Soaps feature intoxicating fragrances derived from essential oils rather than synthesized perfumes. You will love them and so will your skin, whether you are sensitive or not. You will appreciate the hand made beauty of her products, which are made using the cold process method of soap making; differing greatly from mass produced commercial soaps rife with harsh chemicals and detergents. In fact these soaps are so enticing, they look good enough to eat.

Ready to check it out? Be sure and print this colorful coupon and enjoy a 10% discount on your next visit:

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Emily’s Handmade Soaps:

709 S. 219th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: (253) 237-2480

Web: https://www.emilyshandmadesoaps.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmilysHandmadeSoaps/

Email: [email protected]

Back by popular demand – has American politics always been so crazy?

Come find out from Cornell Clayton, Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University at Burien Actors Theatre (14501 4th Avenue S.W.) this Sunday, March 26, at 5 p.m.

A reception will follow for audience members wanting to keep up the conversation.

“Join us at the Burien Actors Theatre where the popular and entertaining WSU Professor Cornell Clayton returns to discuss whether American politics has always been so crazy. His talk will explain the rise of today’s populist and conspiratorial politics and describes how populism on the left and right today differ.”

Admission and parking is free.

Anti-establishment candidates rail against the government they seek to lead; populist groups like the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street howl about corruption in political and economic institutions; and wild conspiracy theories abound.

Explore how politics has become an arena for suspicious and angry minds. From the Know-Nothings in the 1850’s to the John Birchers, there always have been groups who see politics in apocalyptic terms and believe powerful elites are conspiring against ordinary Americans.

Clayton’s talk explains the rise of today’s populist and conspiratorial politics and describes how populism on the left and right today differ.

More info at http://www.highlinehistory.org or at https://www.facebook.com/events/1271700296241211/

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm:

What You Need to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy can seem overwhelming. For most filers, the list of documents needed and the bankruptcy paperwork itself can seem daunting. With an experienced bankruptcy attorney assisting you, you can rest assured that nothing is missed and that you will have a smooth filing.

Before filing for bankruptcy, it is best to meet with an attorney who can help you assess if filing for bankruptcy is the right option. There are many options aside from filing for bankruptcy to help with debt, including:

  • Loan Modifications
  • Short Sales
  • Debt Settlements
  • Repayment Plans

If, after meeting with an attorney and assessing your finances, you believe that filing for bankruptcy is the right option, then you would work with your attorney in providing the documents requested so that your bankruptcy paperwork can be prepared.

Most attorneys will have a checklist of items you need to compile and provide them. This will usually include:

  • Paystubs
  • Bank Statements
  • Tax Returns
  • Copies of creditor statements
  • Any court orders regarding a divorce or child support
  • Various documents related to your income and expenses

In addition to the documents, you are also required to complete a pre-filing credit counseling course. The counseling course can usually be completed over the phone or online, and must be completed with an accredited agency.

Once you have turned in the documents to your attorney and have completed credit counseling, you will then meet with your attorney to review and sign the bankruptcy petition. Once the case is filed, all collection activity from creditors will cease. About 30 days after filing, you’ll then have a creditors’ meeting (also known as a 341 meeting). This meeting is where the trustee will ask you questions about your bankruptcy petition.

Before your bankruptcy is complete, you will complete a second counseling course, known as the debtor education course. After you complete your debtor education course and file the certificate, your debt will be discharged (usually about 60 days after your creditors’ meeting).

If you need any assistance with filing for bankruptcy, or if you need help in evaluating if bankruptcy is the right option for you, please contact our office at (206) 408-8158, or by email at: [email protected].

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In collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, Bartell Drugs is opening a new CareClinic inside their Des Moines store.

CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente is a walk-in health clinic for minor medical needs. They offer services for ailments such as sinus infections, strep throat, cuts and burns, allergies and more. Plus they can provide diagnostic testing for things like pregnancy and STDs as well as routine vaccinations and immunizations.

There are many great things about CareClinic – here are a few highlights:

  • They accept most all insurance, so CareClinics are not just for Kaiser Permanente members. And if guests don’t have insurance, a visit is usually $110, which is quite a bit lower than the average physician visit without insurance.
  • They’re open every day from 9am – 7pm. Oftentimes, it’s hard to be treated by a physician on the weekends and after 5pm, so this is definitely a convenient option.
  • CareClinics don’t require an appointment, but you can check-in online ahead of time at bartelldrugs.com/careclinic. This allows you to be the first in line when you arrive in-store to see one of their providers.
  • They want CareClinics to be as convenient and accessible for our neighbors as possible. Another great thing about CareClinics is that they are located inside Bartell Drugs stores. So, once you’ve been treated by one of Kaiser Permanente’s providers, you can fill your prescription and/or make any over the counter purchases all under one roof.
  • They see everyone ages 2 and up.
  • CareClinics are staffed by board-certified Kaiser Permanente physician assistance and advanced registered nurse practitioners. These providers really take time to listen to patients and offer personalized attention. They aren’t here to rush patients out the door – CareClinics allow providers to be easily accessible to all guests and patients.

CareClinic is thrilled to be opening a location in Des Moines. This allows them to expand their services to residents who live south of Seattle, as this CareClinic will be their farthest south location to-date.

For further information, or to check-in online, visit https://www.bartelldrugs.com/careclinic

The Des Moines Bartell Drugs is located at 21615 Pacific Hwy S.:

Traci Buxton has announced the launch of her campaign for Des Moines City Council, Position #5.

This is the seat that Melissa Musser will be vacating at the end of the year.

So far, Traci will be facing Patricio Mendoza and Harry S. Steinmetz for this three-year position.

“I love the city of Des Moines! I have raised my family here, sent my kids to our local schools, cheered on countless sidelines, walked our trails and enjoyed the majestic views. I appreciate the charm of Des Moines and also understand its struggle. With my announcement, I am ready to dig in deeper and work to make more of a difference in our city.”

Working to keep Des Moines beautiful, safe, and productive are Traci’s chief goals.

“Public safety in our neighborhoods and city parks is a must, but creating a sustainable city is essential as well. By attracting economic development that fits Des Moines, we can create a city where businesses thrive and the next generation returns to live and raise their families.”

Traci believes positive engagement with the community is key to understanding what people need and want from their city council.

“I want every citizen to know I am listening and, as a member of the city council, will work for them, making decisions that address their needs and desires to the best of my ability.”

Traci has been a resident of Des Moines since 1982 with her husband of 35 years. Traci graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwest University with a degree in Behavioral Science in 1991 and is currently a licensed and bonded contractor. Traci also has experience in property management, the insurance industry, both the mental and physical health fields, office management, education, and contracting, along with extensive community service.

For more information about Traci visit her website tracibuxton.com.

Des Moines United Methodist Church presents – TONIGHT, Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. – a Saltwater Music Series Concert called “Musical Americana.”

This concert will feature beautiful Classical Music composed by a very diverse group of American Composers, performed by Steven Luksan (composer/piano), Julia Adams (violin), Justin Henderlight (oboe), and members of the DMUMC Hamdbell choir.

Admission is FREE, with a suggested donation of $10 to benefit Immigrant Rights group and Resettlement program.

Des Moines United Methodist Church is located at 22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines 98198; phone: 206-878-8301.

More info at desmoinesumc.org

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) – the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines – reported this week that tourists spent $693 million locally in 2016 — an increase of 4 percent over 2015.

The annual study, compiled by research firm Dean Runyan Associates, shows the economic significance of the travel industry to the Seattle Southside area, local and state tax receipts and tourism employment. This is the sixth consecutive year of strong growth in the Seattle Southside travel industry.

“We have a strong track record of demonstrating positive economic impact in Seattle Southside through a strategic investment in tourism,” said Katherine Kertzman, president and CEO of Seattle Southside. “The increased funding that is delivered through our RTA allows us to significantly develop our investments in marketing the destination, and Seattle Southside continues to thrive by every economic measure.”

With 4,940 people employed by the tourism industry in Seattle Southside and $35 million generated in local tax receipts, this report shows how the travel industry is a key contributor to the economic well-being of the region.

As the fourth-largest industry in Washington state, tourism supports small businesses, strengthens local economies, creates jobs and brings in additional tax revenues.

The complete Dean Runyan Travel Impacts report is available here. Highlights from the report include:

  • Travel spending in Seattle Southside increased by 4 percent from 2015 to 2016 (preliminary).
  • Earnings and travel-generated tax receipts continue to increase.
  • The overall trend in visitor volume corresponds to the trends in travel spending.
  • Lodging sales continue to increase, and were $250 million in 2016.
  • More than 80 percent of all visitor nights in Seattle Southside are attributable to hotel/motel stays. This percentage is much greater than for hotel/motel stays in King County and Washington state, overall.
  • Tukwila has the greatest estimated visitor spending and SeaTac has almost 70 percent of all lodging sales, making the regional partnership key to the economic well-being of the region.
  • Visitor air arrivals (domestic only) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have also increased for the sixth year in a row.
  • An industry outlook shows more hotels coming to the region, which has the potential of lowering occupancy rates within the next few years due to the increase in supply.
  • In 2016, Seattle Southside RTA experienced $40.13 in visitor spending for each dollar spent. The 2016 ROI will be reported at the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Hospitality and Tourism Luncheon. See below for details.

The industry will gather on Friday, April 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila. As the chamber civic sponsor and partner, the Seattle Southside RTA will present on the progress the region has made in the tourism industry over the past year as well as a sneak peek into future projects. Registration is now open.

The Seattle Southside Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) was established in October 2014 along with the Seattle Southside RTA, a public corporation and separate legal entity, which manages increased funding and tourism promotion activities for the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila. The boundaries of the three cities make up the TPA.

About Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is the official destination marketing organization for South Seattle. The organization is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for leisure and business travelers who wish to explore Western Washington and an idyllic place for meeting and event planners to hold their events. The Seattle Southside RTA is funded by a self-assessed hotel fund and supported by a lodging tax from the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. For more information, please visit www.seattlesouthside.com or call 877-885-9452.