AAA Travel is bringing its largest cruise show of the year to Lynnwood. Meet with cruise line representatives, attend lively cruise seminars and take advantage of special offers and discounts on cruises to Europe, Alaska, the Panama Canal, Asia and more. Get all of your cruising questions answered. Free admission and parking, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St., S.W. Reservations are requested but not required. RSVP by calling: 425-744-7302.
The executive board of the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 5, 2011 at WSIPC headquarters, 2121 W. Casino Road, Everett. Info: www.waswug2011.org.
Government Contracting 101: Learn the basics of marketing and selling your products and services to federal, state and local government agencies at a free seminar, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 25 at the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County in Everett. Register: www.washington ptac.org.
The next general meeting of the Snohomish County Business Watch will be at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18, 2011 at Fairwinds-Brighton Court, at 6520 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The guest speaker will be Arthur Jackson, chairman of ITT Technical Institute’s School of Criminal Justice. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.thescbw.org.
Central Welding Supply has announced plans to buy Everett Carbonic. The acquisition was effective Dec. 30. The acquisition will add approximately $400,000 annually in beverage gas revenues, bringing Central to about $1 million annually in beverage gases between the two beverage gas divisions, Everett Carbonic and Compressed Gas Western. Everett Carbonic first opened in the early 1950s at its Broadway location. Though the main customer service and dispatch phone number will go unchanged, effective Dec. 30, the Everett Carbonic division will operate out of Central Welding Supply Company’s Marysville location: 13305 38th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271. Phone: 425-252-9490; website: www.everettcarbonic.com.
Diamond Knot Brewing Co. recently raised $2,200 for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. The money will be used to help provide children in need with winter coats. Diamond Knot has locations in Mukilteo and on Camano Island.
Haggen Food & Pharmacy stores and KAFE 104.1 FM will hold a drive to provide warm winter clothes for children and adults in northwest Washington. Donations of new and gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves may be dropped off at bins near the entrances of Haggen stores, Jan. 3 to 31. In Snohomish County, the clothes will be distributed by several nonprofit organizations, including St. Joseph’s House in Marysville, Arlington Kids Kloset and Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club. For more information, go to www.haggen.com and www.kafe.com.
Send your Business FYI news and color photos to Mike Benbow, business editor, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, by fax at 425-339-3435 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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