The KSER Foundation has announced its 2012-13 board of directors, which oversees public KSER-FM (90.7) in Everett. There will be four new directors on the board: Cheryl Telford, Marla Hamilton Lucas, David Kosar and Brad Goergen. Board members Karen Crowley, Sandy Thompson, Miriam Driss and Tom Killorin finished their terms. For more information about KSER, go to www.kser.org.
Mill Creek Vision has added Kathi Woods-Shelton to the practice. Woods-Shelton has been a licensed optician in this area for more than 25 years. Her previous experience includes 17 years as the managing optician at the Gallery of Eyewear inside Physician's Eye Clinic in Everett and eight years practicing at The Everett Clinic Vision Center.
Philip J. Buri, a founding partner of Buri Funston Mumford in Bellingham, has been elected treasurer of the Washington State Bar Association for 2012-13. As treasurer, Buri will serve as chair of the Budget and Audit Committee, overseeing the organization's annual budget of $19 million. Currently, he is on the organization's Board of Governors, representing Whatcom, Island, Skagit, San Juan and Snohomish counties.
The Marysville Arts Coalition, in partnership with the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association, will present the Downtown Marysville Art Walk on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the retail locations around Third Street. The event will feature displays and demonstrations by 10 artists who are hosted by retail shops.
The grand opening of No Cats Allowed, a new pet supply shop for dogs, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. It coincides with the Everett Art Walk. The store is at 3231 Broadway, Suite D, in Everett. For more information, go to www.NoCatsAllowed.com.
Business owners will meet for happy hour and a free evening of networking followed by a Small Business Administration lending seminar at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at Banner Bank's Colby Branch in Everett. SBA lending expert Walter McLaughlin will offer insights into securing financing. Please RSVP to Diana Ortega by email at DOrtega@bannerbank.com or call 425-339-6394.
The next Northsound LEED User Group (NoLUG) Brown Bag Lunch meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in the PUD Building in Everett. Lauri Strauss, a certified Living Building Ambassador, will be explaining the Living Building Challenge. For information, email Carly at email@example.com or Scott at Scottgs@netzero.net.
The next Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Holiday Inn Express in Marysville. The event will feature beer, wine and appetizers. The fee is $5. Register by email to admin@marys villetulalipchamber.com.
The next Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Ambassador's Business After Hours is from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Sept. 20. The event, hosted by Dignity Memorial, is at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave. in Arlington. Bring business cards and be prepared to offer a one-minute presentation about your business.
Housing Hope, with assistance from Snohomish County, will continue social enterprise workshops this fall, beginning Wednesday. HopeWorks Social Enterprises is hosting the series of workshops so nonprofits can learn about social enterprise opportunities. The workshops will be conducted at the Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County offices and at Housing Hope's Ken Schilaty Learning Center. To register, contact Mary Jonasen at 425-347-6556, ext. 242, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bothell office of the Washington state Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Everett Public Library in Everett. To register, go to www.dor.wa.gov or call 425-984-6400.
Mor Furniture for Less has opened its fifth furniture store in Washington at the Lakewood Crossing Shopping Center in Smokey Point, just north of Marysville. In addition to selling living room, bedroom and dining room furniture, the store is a mattresses retailer.
Seattle-based Brown Bear Car Wash celebrated its 55th anniversary Aug. 23 with an annual free car wash day. The event provided 27,125 free car washes at 21 locations, bringing the total to 159,288 over the past seven years. The family-owned company operates 42 car wash facilities in Washington, as well as a network of gas stations and convenience stores.
The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers to provide free tax help during the tax-filing season. No previous experience is required. The IRS provides free tax law training and the necessary materials. Being fluent in a language other than English is a plus. Additional information is available at IRS.gov by typing "tax volunteer" in the search box.
Snohomish County is accepting grant applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote tourism projects. Historically, individual project allocation has averaged about $10,000. Details and applications are available by contacting the Office of Economic Development at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 411, Everett, WA, 98201. For more information, contact Wendy Becker at 425-388-3186 or email@example.com.
For the fifth consecutive year, two top home-remodeling magazines have listed Chermak Construction of Edmonds as top-rated in the nation. The company, specializing in home remodeling and home repair, also offers design, build, paint and electrical services. Qualified Remodeler Magazine lists the top 500 remodelers, and Remodeling Magazine lists the top 550 full-service remodelers in the country.
Everett's Fluke Corp. has been named a winner in the tED Magazine 2012 Best of the Best Awards. The awards recognize the best marketing practices in the electrical industry.
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