Biz Bits


Sparling has welcomed Tara Yost, Gaye Jones and Giona Muniz to the firm as administrative staff in its Lynnwood office. Yost has five years of experience. In her studio-coordinator role at Sparling, she provides support to several Sparling studio principals and works on major project administration. Jones and Muniz are responsible for reception duties and administrative support in the Lynnwood office.

Brian Cornish has joined Goldfinch Bros. as business development manager for its residential division. Cornish will be responsible for for developing business opportunities with architects and builders throughout the Puget Sound region. He also will work with Goldfinch vice president Dan Bagger to set the strategy and marketing priorities for Goldfinch’s residential business.

Seattle-based Bartell Drugs has named Brent Beebe senior vice president, merchandising. He will develop and lead merchandising and category management while taking the lead in merchandising innovation for Bartell Drugs’ 63 locations. Beebe most recently was vice president and general merchandise manager for Jo-Ann Stores and previously held positions with Fred Meyer and Meier &Frank.

Steve Sant, an independent financial adviser affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network and a personal wealth manager for Sant McMahon in Lynnwood, has achieved Commonwealth President’s Club status for 2014. This distinction recognizes financial advisers based on a ranking of annual production among Commonwealth’s network of 1,487 financial advisers.

Bob McMahon, personal wealth manager for Sant McMahon in Lynnwood, recently attended the Commonwealth Financial Network’s Winners Circle conference in Litchfield Park, Ariz. While there, he gave to those in need by partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona. Commonwealth volunteers helped work on three new homes for low-income families.


The Snohomish Chamber of Commerce presented its annual volunteer and special recognition awards at its April 15 membership luncheon meeting. Those who received awards included Darrell Charles, Marci Volmer, Kim Thunder, Roy Tellof Jr. and Madeleine Boucher. The Snohomish Kiwanis Glacier Peak High School Key Club also was recognized.

The Cascade Valley Hospital Wound Care &Hyperbaric Medicine Center has received recognition as a Center for Excellence for 2013. This award indicates that the center has achieved outstanding patient outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction of more than 92 percent and a minimum 91 percent wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal.

Seattle Goodwill Industries honored Everett Community College as an outstanding community partner (nonprofit) for assisting with Goodwill’s new Marysville Youth Aerospace Program. EvCC supported the development of the program, including creating a pre-employment course and offering tours and demonstrations to young participants. An award was presented at a ceremony Feb. 16.

Good deeds

To mark April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Bothell Furniture is donating 10 percent of its sales through April 30 to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation. Locally owned Bothell Furniture is located at 10100 Main St., Bothell. It has been an active business since 1985.


University of Washington history professor and author Bill Rorabaugh will speak about the history of apprenticeships at 7 p.m. April 24 at Everett Community College’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, room 101. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Everett Community College is located at 2000 Tower Street. For more information, call 425-388-9930.

The next Economic Alliance Snohomish County Business After Hours event is to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 24 at Banner Bank, 2531 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are complimentary but please RSVP. Banner Bank will feature beverages from Elysian Brewing Co., Boundary Brewing Co., Mark Ryan Winery and Furion Cellars.

Skagit Regional Clinics is hosting a community open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 to celebrate the grand opening of the system’s newest clinic, Riverbend. The open house will feature tours of the 39,100-square-foot facility. The new clinic is located at 2320 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon.

The next quarterly tourism forum sponsored by Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is called “Creating Effective Campaigns and Tracking Your Advertising.” The free event is to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 29 at Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena in Everett. Please reserve by April 21. For more information, call 425-348-5802.

The public is invited to come and help fill the truck at McKesson Drug Co.’s 8th Annual Food Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 at Albertsons Food Center, 3322 132nd St. SE. in Mill Creek. Donations of non-perishable food items benefit Volunteers of America Food Bank.

Sustainable Edmonds will host “Climate Change in Edmonds: Reviewing our 2010 Edmonds Climate Action Plan Four Years Later” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 30 at the Edmonds Senior Center. It will feature a number of distinguished speakers and panelists. The meeting is free and open to the public. See the Sustainable Edmonds Facebook page for details.

Mountain Pacific Bank in Everett is hosting a free Shred Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Bring up to 50 pounds of documents to be shredded securely by Shred-it. The bank is located at 3732 Broadway. Call 425-263-3500 with questions or for more information.

Classes, workshops and webinars

Two upcoming workshops are presented by the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center and sponsored by Economic Alliance Snohomish County. Government Contracting 101 is to be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and Marketing to the Government is to be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 23 at Economic Alliance Snohomish County in Everett in Conference Room 808. Register online at

Livestock Handling &Care workshops are planned for May 3 and 4 at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 5421 S. Machias Road, Snohomish. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Cost is $25 per person per session. Register online at or download a form at and mail with a check. Contact registrar Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or


The Wishing Stone, a jewelry, rock, fossil and mineral shop in Edmonds, has relocated to 523 Main St. The new location is about two blocks east of its previous location at 317 Main St. Wishing Stone’s owner, Janet Yoshikawa, said the additional floor space will allow the store to expand its selections.

Locally owned Premier Risk Solutions has announced the opening of a new private investigative and security agency focusing on corporate risk management solutions. The company is owned and managed by Michael Delamere, a veteran of 16 years in the private sector security profession. Delamere has worked in four major metropolitan areas during his career, including Seattle.

The Edmonds City Council is seeking applicants interested in serving on the City of Edmonds Economic Development Commission. Apply at, pick up an application at the reception desk in City Hall located at 121 Fifth Ave. N or call 425-771-0247 to receive an application by mail or email. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.