Seasonal stores like Spirit Halloween may be killing the Halloween spirit at local independent costume shops.

But in today’s bi-weekly Business Examiner edition, reporter Katie Scaff visits stores like Creative Costumes & Rental in Olympia that have made up for the loss with an increase in their year-round business.

Read more in this sample of the type of in-depth articles that set apart the bi-weekly Business Examiner publication (print & digital) from these Daily Biz Briefs.

Also in this issue is a look at Quietly Growing Companies in South King County. This article is the third part of a special series available to Business Examiner subscribers after login. Non-subscribers can purchase access to the story, or subscribe for full access over a 52-week period.