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The president of Everett-headquartered Electronic Business Machines, Brian Landgren, has announced that Dave Schlosser was promoted from operations responsibilities to vice president and director of sales. Schlosser earned his degree from Western Washington University and began working full-time for Electronic Business Machines right after graduation. He has held nearly every position at the company.
Kudos
Evergreen Food Store on Evergreen Way in Everett has been named Everett-area Retailer of the Year by Washington's Lottery. The retailer sold more scratch tickets than any other store in Everett. On Sept. 26, Washington's Lottery presented Evergreen Food Store with a plaque and $500 check.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival received three Pinnacle Awards for 2012 merchandise at the recent conference of the International Festival and Events Association in Denver. The awards were for the 2012 poster, a tile featuring the poster artwork and a t-shirt. The festival has won 17 awards since 1998.
Good deeds
During the month of October, clients of Elle Marie Hair Studio who donate $10 or more to the Pink Hair for Hope campaign will receive a 100 percent natural, pink hair extension. All net proceeds go directly to The American Cancer Society. Elle Marie Hair Studio and SHE by SO.CAP.USA, a leading provider of natural hair extensions, have hosted the Pink Hair for Hope campaign for six years.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Curves fitness centers will waive the joining fee on memberships from Oct. 1-14 to new members who show proof of a mammogram performed within the past year or who donate $25 to The American Cancer Society. The plan is to raise awareness about good health and early detection and treatment.
Events
Workforce Development Council Snohomish County and HopeWorks Social Enterprises are presenting a brown-bag lunch forum titled "Social Enterprise Success Stories," featuring Ty Taylor, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cost to attend is $10 per agency. Register by contacting Mary Jonasen at 425-347-6556 ext 242 or maryjonasen@hopewrks.org.
Economic Alliance Snohomish County will hold the EASC public officials reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The next Good Morning Snohomish County event is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct. 12. To attend either event, call Economic Alliance Snohomish County at 425-248-4227 to register.
University of Washington Bothell Career Services and Office of Community Based Learning is hosting the Career and Community Connections Fair on Wednesday and Thursday. The public is welcome. Participants include Boeing, Target, Amazon, Northwestern Mutual, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wells Fargo, JC Penney, Northshore YMCA, Redfin and more. For more information, contact Kristin Hunt at kahunt@uwb.edu or call 425-352-3706.
The cities of Everett and Iwakuni, Japan, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their sister city relationship with art and music from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday. Iwakuni Mayor Yoshihiko Fukuda and 50 Iwakuni citizens will attend. The event is to be held at Everett Community College's Henry M. Jackson Conference Center in Everett. It is free and open to the public.
The Bartell Drugs Silver Lake store in Everett will host a free-of-charge or discounted health clinic Friday. The clinic will include diabetes services, cholesterol testing and osteoporosis screenings. On Sunday, the Seattle Hill Road Bartell Drugs in Everett will feature mobile digital mammography screenings. Visit www.bartelldrugs.com for more information.
A two-part event in Snohomish, the Snohomish Distillery Walk and After Party, is set for Saturday. The Distillery Walk begins at 4 p.m. and includes spirit tasting. Cost is $8 per person and features five tastings. The After Party is $15 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. Information at www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org.
Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join Mountlake Terrace city officials for a cup of coffee and a chance to hear first-hand what's happening in the city. This casual event will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Recreation Pavilion Center Court, 5303 228th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace.
Everett Afternoon Le Tip, Eastside Professionals, Sno King Le Tip and Port Gardner Le Tip will present the Big E Ales Mixer on Oct. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Big E Ales, 5030 208th St. in Lynnwood. For more information call 425-359-7989 or email ealetip@yahoo.com.
A local Better Business Bureau Secure Your ID Day is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at McClain Insurance Services in Everett at 10410 19th Ave SE, suite 100. Free document shredding and cellphone recycling will be available. The BBB will be providing brochures on identity-theft prevention.
Discover unique travel experiences inspired by award winning filmmaker Ken Burns in a presentation by AAA Travel and Tauck World Discovery on Oct. 30 in Lynnwood. Destinations including Europe, North America and beyond. There is no fee for admission and parking is available on site. RSVPs are appreciated. Call 425-744-7302 for details.
WorkSource Snohomish County has announced a new event series titled "Diversity Exchange" to promote diversity in hiring for high-growth industries. Meetings will provide job-search credits and opportunities to network. At each monthly meeting, 12 job candidates will have one minute each to present their resumes to the group. Interested human resource professionals and job candidates should contact Lisa Miller at 425-921-3464 or lisa.miller@wdcsc.org.
Workshops, classes, webinars
There is still time for established business owners to join this year's Small Business Accelerator program from Everett Community College. Those interested in participating in the 2012 program should email accelerator@everettcc.edu by Oct. 10 to learn more or to secure a spot. The program equips business owners with knowledge, tools and guidance to increase company growth and profit.
The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber Of Commerce is sponsoring a Better Your Business series of small-business education workshops Oct. 12. Topics include Mastering Time Management with Productivity, Mobilizing Your Website, Quick Tips for Quickbooks, Keeping Up With the Competition and Taking the Fear Out of Facebook. More information is at http:// betteryourbusinessnow.com.
Women ready to start or expand a small business are invited to take part in series of four Web chats offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration in October, which is also National Women's Small Business Month. The Web chats are held on Thursday and Oct. 11, 16 and 25. For more information, go to www.sba.gov.
Cascadia Community College is partnering with Everett Community College to expand training for business and industry. The EvCC Corporate & Continuing Education Center will serve as the single point of contact for business and industry to access training designed and tailored to meet their workforce needs. For more information, go to www.cascadia.edu/ccec or call 425-267-0150.
Announcements
Elle Marie Hair Studio has set the grand opening party of its third location, across the street from the Alderwood mall, for Nov. 9. The studio opened last week and is now seeing clients. For information or appointments, call the Alderwood Elle Marie Hair Studio at 425-640-6555.
A new vision-care practice has opened east of Mill Creek. Seattle Hill Vision Care is owned by optometrist Sara Wees. Previously, Wees practiced at The Everett Clinic and at Costco in Silver Lake. The new clinic offers vision care for the entire family, regardless of insurance coverage. Eye emergencies can be treated on a walk-in basis.
The Woodard Agency in Everett has affiliated with PIA Western Alliance and reopened as a full-line independent insurance agency. Woodard Agency owner Lee Woodard has 38 years of experience as an agent and represents Hartford, Travelers, MetLife, Safeco and other companies. A special feature of the agency is the ability to enter a person's information once and receive quotes from several companies. Call 425-903-3415 for information.
Comcast has announced the expansion of call centers in Fife, Lynnwood and Everett. The expansion will create approximately 180 new jobs, including 140 new positions in Lynnwood and Everett. All new positions will be posted at www.comcast.com/careers.
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