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Dr. Kevin Morris of Snohomish was sworn in Tuesday as president of the Rotary Club of Everett. He will serve through the Rotary year, from July 2009 through June 2011. Morris is a podiatrist with Western Washington Medical Group—Department of Podiatry located in Everett.

Matt Reinhard, president of Rhino Ventures LLC, is the chairman of the 2009 campaign for United Way of Snohomish County. “I’ve benefitted from living and working in this community and it’s my responsibility to give back,” he said. Reinhard, who is chairman of the agency’s board of directors, acknowledged that raising funds for United Way programs will be tougher this year with high unemployment. But he needed the recession means that the need is greater. The campaign typically raises around $10 million. Retired Navy Capt. Kim Buike will work with Reinhard and will chair the 2010 campaign.

Jen DeLong has been named special events manager at Providence General Foundation in Everett. She has more than seven years of experience in special event management and more than five years experience working with non-profits.

Hilary Noe, of Cascade Rehabilitation Associations in the Silver Lake area of Everett, recently earned the certified hand designation from the Hand Therapy Commission. The certificate allows her to evaluate and establish a treatment plan. Cascade employs four certified hand therapists.

Connie Mennie of Stanwood is the new president-elect of the Seattle chapter of Association for Women in Communications. She continues to serve as vice president of professional development, developing programs for the chapter’s diverse professional membership. Mennie works as a communications specialist for Sound Transit. A former news editor of the Marysville Globe, she then worked for Snohomish County in the district court, Council and Executive offices.


A seminar on customer service led by business management consultant Brad Worthley is scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m. Aug. 28 at Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurant, 122 128th St. SE, Everett. The seminar will focus on finding ways to exceed customers’ expectations. Registration is $20 for Everett Area Chamber of Commerce members, $50 for nonmembers. Register online at

Wine workshop: The Northwest Agriculture Business Center will host a one-day business development workshop for businesses involved in winemaking. It’s slated for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18 at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. For registration forms, go to

Project management courses: Classes begin Sept. 21 for a project management certificate, part of Edmonds Community College’s Business Management program. Classes are offered day, evening and online. Specializations include: event planning, business information management, database theory and design, and systems analysis. For more information, call 425-640-1604, e-mail or go to

Marketing class: A three-night class, “Planning For Marketing Success: Proven Strategies To Grow Your Business,” begins Wednesday and continues on July 15 and 22 at Everett Community College’s Corporate &Continuing Education Center. Thee class will be led by Marketing Solutions president Andrew Ballard, who has been teaching small-business owners how to launch and grow their businesses for more than 25 years. The class meets 6-9 p.m. at Everett Community College’s Corporate &Continuing Education Center, 2333 Seaway Blvd., Everett. The fee is $189, which includes a workbook. For more information or to register, call 425-267-0150 or online at


The Everett Area Chamber of Commerce plans its 11th annual Banner Bank Golf Tournament on July 17 at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett. The event will include a shotgun start, scramble format and an awards dinner.Go to and click on “events” to register.

Send your Biz Bits news and color photos to Mike Benbow, Business editor, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, by fax at 425-339-3435 or by e-mail at

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