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Stephanie Renando was promoted to staff scientist at Landau Associates in Edmonds. She is responsible for coordinating and executing field work related to groundwater, soil, and vapor/gas sampling. Edmonds-based Landau Associates provides geotechnical and environmental engineering, remediation, permitting, and compliance services throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Good deeds

Greater Trinity Academy in Everett has received a $40,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound. The grant will be used to purchase a new bus to serve the school’s Before and After School Program and to transport students to field trips and other educational opportunities in the community.Events

The next Engage Everett monthly networking event is to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Everett Marina Beer Garden, 1700 West Marine View Drive, Everett. This free event is open to the public. Information on Everett’s new Courtyard by Marriott hotel will be provided. For more information, or to RSVP, visit the Engage Everett Facebook page.

Grow Washington is hosting an Artisan Garage Sale. This sale is open to anyone in the community who would like to sell their items. There is no fee to participate. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 in the parking lot of the Grow Washington store at 923 Main Street, Sultan. Flyers will be posted on the Grow Washington website and Facebook page.Announcements

Nearly 800 Snohomish County Public Utility District customers now have solar electric systems on their roofs for a total generating capacity of five megawatts. In the past year, solar energy capacity has increased nearly 70 percent. The price of installations is dropping and the PUD offers incentives on installations for both residential and business customers. Call 425-783-1700 or visit www.snopud.com/solarexpress for details.

Sound Financial Bancorp announced that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend on Sound Financial Bancorp common stock of $0.06 per share, payable Aug. 26, stockholders of record as of the close of business on Aug. 12. Sound Financial Bancorp is the parent company of Sound Community Bank which includes a location in Mountlake Terrace.