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New Humanities, Social Services dean at EdCC

Edmonds Community College has announced the appointment of Dean Kim Chapman, who will oversee the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions. Chapman plans to have a strong focus on collaboration, conflict resolution and student advocacy. Chapman had worked at North Seattle Community College for 12 years.

EvCC hires VP of instruction, student services

Everett Community College has hired Alison Stevens as the college’s new executive vice president of instruction and student services. Stevens, of Seattle, has more than 27 years of higher education experience. Prior to EvCC, she served as the interim vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Shoreline Community College. Stevens replaces Sandra Fowler-Hill.

New president installed for Assistance League of Everett

The Assistance League of Everett recently installed Donna Day to lead the organization through the next fiscal year. Day, a longtime Everett resident, joined the organization in 2004 and has held various positions over the past decade. The league is an all-volunteer organization whose members help children, teens and adults in Snohomish County.

Canyon Creek hires VP of sales

Monroe-based Canyon Creek Cabinet Company has named Mike Lidiak as its vice president of sales. Lidiak will be responsible for developing and executing sales strategy and team leadership in all sales channels. He has more than three decades of cabinet sales and leadership experience with cabinet manufacturers.

Edmonds hires economic development director

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling has appointed Patrick Doherty to fill the Community Services Economic Development director position pending City Council confirmation. Doherty is scheduled to begin his job with the city this week. The University of Washington graduate and Seattle resident has an extensive work history in the field of economic development.


Register for summer networking event

Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s annual Summer Networking event, presented by Workforce Snohomish, is to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo. Free tastings of locally crafted beverages are featured at this 21-and-over event. Attendees may purchase bottles with a portion of the proceeds going toward STEM education in Snohomish County. Register at

Lake Stevens financial adviser hosts coffee

Edwards Jones financial adviser Rich Carton will host his coffee club at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 at his office in the Highway 9 Business Center, 9623 32nd St. SE, Suite B-101, Lake Stevens. The public is invited to the event that takes place on the third Friday of every month.

Tickets for Taste of Tulalip are available

Tickets for the annual Taste of Tulalip are on sale. Seats for the Nov. 14 celebration dinner may be purchased by calling 360-716-6888. Passes for the Nov. 15 event can be paid for using Ticketmaster at

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Financial show to air on radio

“Getting Your Dough to Rise”, KSER’s monthly personal finance show hosted by Chuck Noel, is scheduled to air from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday KSER (90.7 FM) and KXIR (89.9 FM)

Tony Baruffi, chief investment officer of the Seattle office of McMillen and Co., will update listeners on the economic situation. Bruce Herbert, chief executive at Seattle’s Newground Social Investment, will discuss methods by which socially responsible investors can employ their funds. Jerry Lyons, president of American Senior Resources in Lynnwood, will share his expertise on annuities.

Listeners are invited to call with questions: 425-303-9070.


UW Bothell names two new schools

The University of Washington Bothell has named two new schools, completing the transition of all of its academic programs to schools. The Nursing and Health Studies Program is now the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the Education program is now the School of Educational Studies. The move becomes effective Sept. 16.

Insurance office issues fines

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines totaling $4,100 against insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations in June. Thomas T. Davis, of Bothell, was fined $500 for purchasing dinner for a client. Jaime Sue Joyner, of Mukilteo, had her license revoked for fraudulently signing insurance applications, writing life insurance policies without the consumers’ knowledge and submitting oral swab tests on behalf of consumers without their knowledge using her own tissue samples, according to Kreidler’s office.

Hotel occupancy rates are up

According to the Smith Travel Research report for June 2014, Snohomish County finished the month of June over 2013 in occupancy, average daily revenue and revenue per available room. Overall demand was up 11.3 percent as compared to the month last year and revenue saw a 23.2 percent increase. Snohomish County finished in second place in occupancy just behind King County.

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