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Banner Bank has hired Jac-e Albertsen as a real estate loan officer. Most recently she was a loan officer for Whidbey Island Bank.

The YMCA of Snohomish County has hired Tami Farber as director of community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and education. Farber will serve as the primary community advocate for the YMCA Minority Achievers Program and offer program support and development of growth opportunities. She will also direct educational programs.

The University of Washington Board of Regents has approved a proposal to name three deans to head three schools at University of Washington Bothell. They are Bruce Burgett for the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Sandeep Krishnamurthy for the School of Business and Elaine Scott for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Good deeds

Madison Elementary School in Everett is one of the 49 Washington schools awarded grants totaling more than $100,000 from BECU. The funding for recipients will go toward a variety of school programs, from green school certification to outdoor education and technology for literacy and math.

With the help of McKinstry, a construction, energy and facility services company, six higher education institutions and nine municipalities across Washington have received more than $5 million in grant funding in the latest round of the 2012 Jobs Now Act. Municipal grant winners included the City of Everett.

The Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank recently received 30 pounds of organic cabbage from Doris Olivers and Red Barn Community Farm. The farm is seeking volunteers to help with Saturday morning work parties to grow and harvest further donations. For information, call Paulette Jacobson at 425-374-6311 or paulettej@ccsww.org or the farm at 425-772-5008.

Sponsors offset the costs of putting on Housing Hope’s 9th annual East County Community of Hope Dinner on March 14. So all of the record $32,000 that was raised will directly support homeless families in East County. Housing Hope has plans to triple the amount of affordable housing in east Snohomish County.

Events

The monthly personal finance show “Getting Your Dough to Rise” on KSER-FM (90.7), hosted by Chuck Noel, tackles the March madness of preparing a 1040 tax return. The broadcast is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Listeners are invited to call the program at 425-303-9070 with questions.

Snohomish Conservation District holds its annual awards reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Legion Hall in Everett. The reception is to honor district partners, volunteers, and landowners who have worked to improve natural resources on their properties and protect water quality. For more information, visit www.snohomishcd.org.

Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s 2013 Economic Forecast, presented by Moss Adams, will be revealed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Cost is $25 for EASC investors and $35 for non-investors. A panel discussion will be moderated by The Daily Herald’s editorial-page editor, Peter Jackson. Registration and more information are available at www.economic alliancesc.org.

Snoqualmie Ice Cream and the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce will present an Easter egg hunt from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s Maltby mini farm. The hunt will be divided by age groups. More than 6,000 eggs are filled with treats and surprises. There also will be a free raffle of prizes from local sponsors.

Artist Liz Marshall invites the public to celebrate the completion of her 101 dog portraits from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday in Snohomish at the GROW Washington incubator store on First Street. She will be present to explain her next challenge — 101 cat portraits — and collect pictures of pets whose owners wish to have them painted.

The community is invited to bring used computers and electronics to a free electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13 at McClain Insurance Services office in Everett. Last year the kept 19.5 tons of electronics from going into landfills. For more information, visit www.AutoHomeBoat.com/ECycle.

Classes, workshops, webinars

New Buildings Institute, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation are co-hosting a national free webinar to discuss trends in energy codes. The event is at 10 a.m. on April 10. To register, visit www3.gotomeeting.com/register/413686598.

A webinar from 11 a.m. to noon on April 2 will educate companies about the Small Business Adminstration’s BusinessQ Express, an online cash-flow management tool for small, disadvantaged firms. BusinessQ Express is designed to assist them with managing their business relationships. Register for the event at event.on24.com/r.htm?e=592082&s=1&k= 9EBFCA1FFEF608DF 520915F788868AE7

Announcements

Applications are due by May 1 for sponsorship from the Everett Clinic Foundation’s William MacDonald Leadership and Personal Development Fund. Preference is given to health-care-related projects in Snohomish County or to health-care providers who are residents of Snohomish County. To request an application, email pthompson@everettclinic.com or call 425-339-5460.

A new school has been named at the University of Washington Bothell. The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) was formally approved by the UW Board of Regents at its February meeting.

On March 19, the Bothell City Council approved a purchase and sale agreement and a development agreement with Polygon Homes. These summarize the developer’s plans to build approximately 100 for-sale town homes in downtown Bothell. The property will sell for $5 million, plus off-site contributions for adjacent roads.

The metro Seattle area is one of the first regions to have a mobile electric vehicle fast-charging service. AAA now can assist members whose all-electric vehicles have run out of energy with a fast level-3 charge at the roadside. The charge allows about 10 additional miles of driving.

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