Jim Davis

The 2017 news that changed business in Snohomish County

A new WSU campus in Everett tops an eventful year that will make its mark in local history.

A documentary film chronicles Funko’s big year (video)

The Everett toys and collectibles maker sees it as “a love letter to the fans who made this company.”

Everett call center is lifeline for 10,000 cable technicians

Comcast’s support center handles 2 million calls and texts a year from installers in a dozen states.

Delta’s farewell tour for the Boeing 747 stops in Everett

It is the last domestic airline to retire the iconic plane. Boeing and Delta employees autographed it.

A decade after the recession, pain and fear linger

No matter how good things are now, it’s impossible to forget how the collapse affected people.

Angel of the Winds pays $3.4M for Everett arena naming rights

The casino replaces Xfinity as the lead sponsor for the publicly owned downtown Everett events center.

Tulalips break ground on new Quil Ceda Creek Casino Hotel

A 150-room hotel was added to what is now a $140 million complex expected to open in spring 2019.

Everett engineers learn lessons from Mexico City catastrophe

Structural scientists went to help after the September earthquake there and studied the damage.

DaVita to sell off medical groups including The Everett Clinic

Another round of health care consolidation means The Everett Clinic could soon get new ownership.

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company’s new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Funko starts to bounce back after disappointing stock debut

The Everett toys-and-collectibles maker also announced the acquisition of an animation studio.

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company’s new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

This flight’s on time: Paine Field terminal work progressing

15 flights a day by Alaska and United are expected to begin in less than a year.

Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank wasn’t traded publicly during the recession, but it has seen a steady growth since the recession. (Jim Davis / HBJ)

How stocks in local banks fared since the recession

Every bank was hit hard during the recession, but most have bounced back in a big way.

Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank wasn’t traded publicly during the recession, but it has seen a steady growth since the recession. (Jim Davis / HBJ)

Camano artist mixes flask, paintings for successful cocktail

Art flasks prove popular as bachelorette gifts, birthday presents and wedding favors.

Why First Financial is embracing — not abandoning — bank branches

Renton-based bank has added nine branches in two years, including five in Snohomish County.

Bank with the familiar logo makes a return to Snohomish County

First Interstate once had branches all over W. Washington, but those all disappeared. Now its back.

Lowes plans a new store in southeast Marysville

A developer would like to begin construction next year at Highway 9 and Soper Hill Road.

FDA approves drug developed in Bothell to treat disfiguring blood cancer

Seattle Genetics’ drug Adcetris could be used in treatment of 2,000 a year afflicted with type of lymphoma.

Is the $400,000 home in Snohomish County here to stay?

Home prices never reached that mark in the county until this year and now they’re staying that high.

Dargey’s Grand Ave. farmers market dream moves on without him

The new owners plan to sell local produce and host a bakery, coffee bar, wine shop and butcher shop.

Crystal Rice, works on a customer’s clock as owner Susie Hennig, right, winds a time-and-strike clock brought in by Steve Heath at A House of Clocks on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 in Lynnwood, Wa. The landmark Lynnwood shop plans to close after more than 54 years. David Nofziger said he and his siblings, who took over the business from their parents, are closing the shop because they’re reaching retirement age. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Time’s up for A House of Clocks, a Lynnwood landmark

The owners, who are nearing retirement age, plan to shutter the 54-year-old business.

Crystal Rice, works on a customer’s clock as owner Susie Hennig, right, winds a time-and-strike clock brought in by Steve Heath at A House of Clocks on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 in Lynnwood, Wa. The landmark Lynnwood shop plans to close after more than 54 years. David Nofziger said he and his siblings, who took over the business from their parents, are closing the shop because they’re reaching retirement age. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)