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Published: Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Biz Bits: people and businesses in the news

  • Ben Harnetiaux

    Ben Harnetiaux

People

WHPacific has hired Jim Collier as a graphic designer in the company's Bothell office. Collier has more than 27 years of experience in graphic design and holds a degree from the University of Washington. His project experience includes logo, ad, exhibit, info-graphics and Web design. Collier will be on WHPacific's corporate marketing team.

Accounting and consulting firm Moss Adams has added several professionals to throughout 22 national offices. Dustin Birashk was named a partner in the Everett office. Birashk provides audit, tax, and consulting services to credit unions, mortgage companies and community banks.

Sparling, a design firm with offices in Lynnwood, has hired Nathan Ellis as project manager for the firm's Technology Services Group. His focus is technology infrastructure, audiovisual systems and electronic security design.

Ben Harnetiaux has joined the EverBank home lending division as a retail branch sales manager serving the north Puget Sound area, including Snohomish County. A longtime resident of Everett, he offers residential mortgages to local customers and builds awareness of EverBank's products and programs in the local community.

Kudos

Everett Community College administrative assistant Carol Tompkins of Marysville received the Washington State Staff Training for Technical and Community Colleges Exemplary Staff award on Aug. 8. She was applauded for her work coordinating the division's move from Index Hall to the new Liberty Hall and her dedication to faculty and staff and care for students.

Dr. Doug Nowak of Everett Bone & Joint Proliance Surgeons has received board certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Nowak is the first orthopedic surgeon in Everett who is trained to perform arthroscopic surgery of the hip. An avid athlete, Nowak has competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, and the USA Triathlon National Championships.

Monroe-based Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. has been presented with the 2013 Reader's Survey Bronze Award for Best Cabinets. Sponsored by the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living magazine, thousands of surveys were collected from readers over a three-month period, in more than 100 categories.

Western Washington University in Bellingham is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report college ranking. Western also ranked second among top public master's-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific, moving up from third the previous year.

Good deeds

Judd & Black recently held its annual charity golf tournament at Battle Creek Golf Course. At the conclusion of the event, Cory Long of Judd & Black presented an $8,000 check to Christmas House board members. Also presented was a check for $3,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and the Everett Boys & Girls Club.

Everett Grocery Outlet collected approximately $4,000 of cash and food during their cash donation and food drive for Salt of the Earth Food Bank in July. Food bank president Sandra Richards thanked both Grocery Outlet customers, employees and other businesses for their ongoing support and generosity.

Camp Fire Snohomish County received $25,901 from Fred Meyer customers and employees, who donated more than $467,000 toward youth development in the first quarter by dropping their change in the coin boxes located at Fred Meyer check stands.

A third free emergency dental care day has been completed at All Family Dental Care in Everett. With the help of four doctors and a support staff, 46 of those patients were able to be treated that day.

In an effort to streamline the delivery of services, five Snohomish County nonprofits will learn about lean manufacturing techniques such as spaghetti charts, value stream mapping, kaizen and 5S that may be adapted for their organizations. This is thanks to $25,000 in grants by Boeing and administered by United Way of Snohomish County.

Events

"Marijuana Laws and the Impact on Land Ownership for Landlords" is the topic for an event hosted by the Snohomish County Apartment Operators Association/The Landlord Association of the North Sound. The event begins with a light Italian buffet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Leifer Manor in Marysville. Call 425-353-6929 to register or email office@scaoa.com.

Non-profit Technology Educational Center and Outreach (TECO) will celebrate the grand opening of its center at 5 p.m. on Friday at 307 N. Alder Avenue in Granite Falls. Program offerings include a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics such as 3D design and printing, robotics, pre-robotics, science nights, family nights, preschool programs and birthday parties.

The Snohomish County/Skagit County Solar Tour 2013 is scheduled for Saturday. A variety of homes and businesses around Snohomish and Skagit Counties are available for tours on that day, including Silicon Energy in Marysville and Outback Power in Arlington. Visit www.ases.org/solar-tour for details and locations.

The Lynnwood branch of 1st Security Bank will host a shredding and electronic waste recycling day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Shredding is on a first-come, first-served basis until the truck is full. A list of amounts accepted and acceptable items is available on the bank's website, www.fsbwa.com. The Lynnwood branch is at 19002 33rd Ave. W.

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber Black & White Gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Event tickets can only be purchased in advance. For more information, please call the chamber office at 360-659-5453 or email Mary Jane at manager@arlington-smokeypointchamber.com.

The next Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce "Business Before Hours" event is the Marysville City Council Candidates' Forum from 7 to 9 a.m. on Sept. 27 in the Tulalip Resort Casino's Canoes Cabaret Room. Call or email your registration to 360-659-7700 or admin@marysvilletulalipchamber.com. Cost is $23 per person for pre-registration or $28 at the door.

GROW Washington will hold a first anniversary celebration from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5. The nonprofit, dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs, will offer free coffee and cider and a gift-basket raffle. GROW Washington is at 923 Highway 2 in Sultan.

Soroptimist International of Everett will hold a business meeting at noon on Oct. 9 and its next program meeting at noon on Oct. 23 at the Everett Golf & Country Club. The speaker at the Oct. 23 meeting is Jennifer Rosenbrook and the topic is human trafficking. Cost for each luncheon is $12. For reservations, call Sue Levison at 425 259-8367.

Clothes For Kids is pleased to announce the second annual Brew & Bluegrass fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Edmonds Senior Center. Adult tickets are $35 and include eight tastings of beer or wine. Adult, youth and family packages are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/436276.

Classes, workshops and webinars

Learn how to create high-performance teams, including virtual ones, at a workshop presented by Leadership Snohomish County and Economic Alliance Snohomish County. The interactive workshop led by Catherine McHugh and Marcus Mann is at 8 a.m. on Oct. 18 in the Jackson Center at Everett Community College. Register at www.leadershipsc.org. Cost is $40 per person.

Announcements

The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking nominations for the annual Real Heroes Breakfast event on Dec. 12 at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Nominations will be accepted until Sept. 30. Find out more by visiting the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org/snoco.

TD Curran, one of the top 10 certified Apple specialists in the country, is moving from Everett to a larger location in Kirkland on Oct. 26. The Everett store at 1402 S.E. Everett Mall Way will close Sept. 30. The Kirkland store will include a service center and a learning center that were not available in Everett.

Fluke Biomedical has announced the launch of its first mobile iPad application. Designed with field service professionals in mind, the app is simple to use and offers detailed product information for all biomedical, diagnostic imaging, radiation and nuclear products. The app is free and available for download at the iTunes App Store.

A $2,205,753 National Emergency Grant was announced by the U.S. Department of Labor to assist about 645 workers affected by layoffs at Boeing. Boeing notified employees that 1,291 workers would be laid off starting June 7 due to a decline in demand for the company's products.

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced that more than 1,000 registered insurance brokers will be available to help Washingtonians enroll in new health coverage options through Washington Healthplanfinder, a new online marketplace where you can find, compare and enroll in health insurance and gain access to financial help starting Oct. 1.

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