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Maureen Bozlinski has been named the new sales and marketing director for Harbour Pointe Retirement and Assisted Living Center in Mukilteo. Bozlinski lives in the Mukilteo area and is an ambassador with the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. She joins Executive Director Ann Struthers and Community Relations Director Judith A. Strand.

The Hospice of the Northwest Foundation has appointed Wendy J. Rohrbacher to the position of executive director. Rohrbacher, formerly the director of philanthropy at Hospice of Kitsap County, has experience in nonprofit management, community relations and fundraising.

Since joining 1st Security Bank last year, Jerome Bader, the bank’s vice president of marketing, and Cyndy Cross, the company’s senior vice president in human resources, have been on a fast track rebranding the company, hiring new employees and preparing for expansion. Expansion may start as early as this summer with a home lending office, the bank’s first, in Bellevue.

Trinity Lutheran College has appointed Thomas F. Johnson as interim academic dean for the 2012-13 academic year. Johnson replaces Jeffrey Mallinson, who left to take a faculty position at Concordia University Irvine.

Gary P. Hartz, owner of Kitchens for Cooks, is celebrating his 30th year in the interior design industry. For more than 20 years, he has been in the Everett area. Hartz started with Cascade Cabinets, now known as Canyon Creek. He moved back East for seven years and studied design in France before moving home to Everett in 1990 to continue his work.

Several promotions have been announced at the Everett office of Moss Adams. Jeff Gay has been promoted to senior manager. Dawn Armitage and Deri Ford have been promoted to manager. Kha Do, Morgan Axton, Lisa French and Corey Preugschat have all been promoted to senior positions.


Dentist Bryce K. Duskin of Arlington received the 2012 Fellowship Award at The Academy of General Dentistry annual meeting. Duskin completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.

Future of Flight Aviation Center &Boeing Tour attendance has hit an all-time high. In July, 39,085 people visited the center. Year to date, there have been more than 120,000 visitors, up 12 percent over 2011. Corresponding admission revenue is 33 percent ahead of last year. Visitors came from 185 countries. Top overseas visitors this year are from Japan, China, Australia and Germany.


The Bothell office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Everett Public Library in Everett. To register, visit the Department of Revenue website at or call 425-984-6400.

GROW Washington, in partnership with MadCityBuzz and Mountain Man Media, is offering a workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Snohomish library. Scot Steffy and Kat Johnson of MadCityBuzz will discuss Web design and social-media marketing. For more information, call GROW Washington at 360-217-7235 or Director Carolyn Eslick at 425-327-2093.


Mountlake Terrace citizens, business owners and others are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening. This casual event will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion Center Court. For more information, visit the city’s website or call Virginia Olsen at 425-744-6206.

Carolyn Eslick, founder and director of business development for non-profit GROW Washington, will speak at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Aug. 14. The event will be at the Rock Church in Monroe. Cost of the lunch, which is open to the public, is $16. RSVP by emailing or by calling 360-794-5488.

Leaders from business sectors across the county will meet to network at the second annual Economic Alliance Snohomish County Summer Networking Event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Strato Deck in the Future of Flight. Call 425-248-4227 to register.

Vendor booths are filling up for the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber’s first annual BBQ Cook-Off and Market Place. The event is Aug. 18-19 at Smokey Point. You do not need to be a chamber member to have a vendor booth in the Market Place. Volunteers are also needed to help. For more information, go to www.arlington-smokeypoint

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work comes to the Port of Everett Marina Aug. 18-19. It’s an opportunity to purchase art directly from 75 artists displaying painting, pottery, glass, jewelry and photography. For more information, go to

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County will host its seventh annual Hope Within luncheon Sept. 19 at Comcast Arena in Everett. Karen Bryant, CEO of the Seattle Storm, is the keynote speaker for the event titled “Domestic Violence, Weathering the Storm.” Special events coordinator Stephanie Civey can be contacted for reservations or questions at or 425-259-2827, ext. 13.

United Way of Snohomish County is organizing the 19th annual Days of Caring, the largest volunteer event in the county, for Sept. 21-22. The deadline to register projects is Aug. 31. Volunteers have until Sept. 12 to sign up for projects. Local agencies and nonprofits can register their projects at


Cycle Gear Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, has opened a new store in Lynnwood at 4210 196th St. SW. The new location is open seven days a week and is Cycle Gear’s fifth store in Washington. To celebrate the opening, Cycle Gear will host a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 in which 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Representatives of the foundation will provide information and sign people up for the Sept. 9 Puget Sound Ride for Kids.

HomeStreet Bank is opening a new branch in Lynnwood at 19405 44th Ave. W. The Lynnwood branch will be managed by Allison Gilham, who comes to HomeStreet from Umpqua Bank.

The Hotel Group has moved headquarters to the Old Milltown complex in downtown Edmonds. This is the fourth Edmonds location for the company in its 28-year history.

Everett Community College has a new strategic plan to shape the college’s future for the next three to five years. It focuses on five strategic priorities: student success; innovation and leadership; community connections and partnerships; cultural pluralism and global readiness; and resource stewardship. The full plan, including EvCC’s new vision, mission, values and strategic priorities, is available at strategicplanning. Comments are welcome.

Washington employers could reduce their 2012 federal taxes by up to $9,600 for each eligible military veteran hired before the end of the year. To claim the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, employers must submit an application to the state Employment Security Department within 28 days after hiring a veteran. More information is available at (enter WOTC in the search box) or by calling 800-669-9271.

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