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August 3  |  
Briefs: Two join Mountain Pacific Bank board of directors Two join Mountain Pacific Bank board of directors

Everett-headquartered Mountain Pacific Bank has added two new members to its board of directors. Maddy Metzger-Utt has been the president/CEO of the Greater Everett Community Foundation since 2005. Prior to that, she spent 12 years as an executive director of two non-profit organizations in Snohomish County. Cameron Smock has been president/CEO of Bonney-Watson Memorial Corp. since 2007. He is a licensed...

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July 31  |  
Port of Everett awards $15,000 to support tourism

The Port of Everett Commission has awarded $15,000 in sponsorships to community events that support tourism within the Port District for this summer events season. The 2015 sponsorship recipients include the City of Everett's Fourth of July festival, the Mukilteo Lighthouse festival, the Fresh Paint Arts festival and the Wheels on the Waterfront Car Show.

Frontier donates to Mountlake...

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July 30  |  
UW recognized as ‘Great College to Work For'

The University of Washington has been recognized as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education in its 2015 survey. Approximately 500 UW faculty and staff were asked to evaluate the university on a variety of categories. The UW was specifically recognized for collaborative governance and compensation and benefits — making it one of 10 large universities honored in both...

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July 29  |  
PUD offers heating, weatherization incentives

Snohomish County PUD is offering incentives to save money on heat pumps, duct sealing and insulation, efficient windows, lighting and more. Heating and weatherization programs are also available for those customers with electrically-heated-only homes. For more program details and qualifications, visit or call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

Everett skincare business...

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July 28  |  
Marysville Tulalip chamber to publish directory

The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its first Chamber Directory for 2015-16. You do not have to be a chamber member to place an ad in this inaugural issue but members receive discounted rates. Artists, photographers and graphic designers may also enter a cover art contest. Go to the chamber website or contact for details.

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July 27  |  
New chief of neurosurgery joins Providence

Dr. Martin C. Holland has joined Providence Regional Medical Center Everett to serve as chief of neurosurgery and the neuroscience program. Holland is a board certified neurosurgeon with special interests in stroke, brain and spinal tumors, neurotrauma, neurocritical care and spinal disease. He comes to Providence from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, where he had been serving as staff neurosurgeon.

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July 24  |  
Snohomish County engineer honored by traffic institute

Snohomish County Public Works Traffic Operations manager and county traffic engineer Jim Bloodgood has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Service Award by the Washington Section of The Institute of Transportation Engineers. He was recognized for his active involvement with the institute for 35 years. Bloodgood will also be speaking at the group's upcoming Western District annual meeting in Las...

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July 23  |  
Briefs: Machinist to perform as Elvis at charity concert Machinist to perform as Elvis at charity concert

Elvis impersonator Tracy Alan Moore, a member of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who works for the Boeing Co. in Everett, plans to perform with his band, Rising Sun, to benefit for Guide Dogs of America. The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Everett Historic Theatre. District 751 is the top fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Over the past six years, union members have raised nearly $1.8...

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July 22  |  
Wine Spectator honors three Snohomish County restaurants

Wine Spectator magazine has released the winners of the 2015 Restaurant Awards, which honor outstanding eateries with extraordinary wine lists. Included on the 2015 list are many restaurants from Washington State. Snohomish County winners include Emory's on Silver Lake in Everett and Tulalip Bay and Blackfish both at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip.

Learn about crowdfunding...

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July 21  |  
Briefs: EdCC hires new VP of Instruction EdCC hires new VP of Instruction

Edmonds Community College has hired Charlie Crawford as the new executive vice president of Instruction. Crawford will be working with instructors, students and staff to serve the educational needs of the community. Prior to his appointment at EdCC, he served 11 years in various dean roles at Tacoma Community College.

Health summit planned this week in Everett

At the Edge of Amazing,...

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July 20  |  
Report: Snohomish County leads nation in manufacturing growth over 50 years

Snohomish County had the largest percentage job growth in manufacturing in the nation during the last half-century, according to University of Washington Professor Richard Morrill, who published his findings on The report compared manufacturing jobs from 1967 and 2014. Manufacturing employment increased by 44,000 jobs, a 276 percent increase. This...

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July 10  |  
Candela adds lighting designer in Lynnwood

Candela, a Stantec Company, has announced that Megan Sudol has joined the firm as a lighting designer in its Lynnwood lighting design practice. With more than two years of industry experience, the Seattle resident will assist principals in developing lighting design for client projects, producing project documentation, and reviewing code and quality assurance compliance for projects.


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July 9  |  
Trinity Lutheran hires director of communications

Trinity Lutheran College has welcomed Kandace Barnes as the college's new director of communications and marketing. Barnes comes to Trinity with more than 18 years of experience in the field. Her background in higher education marketing and communications includes positions at both the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University. In addition, she's spent over a decade in the for-profit...

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July 8  |  
Frontier names new general manager for Bothell/Lynnwood area

Frontier Communications has named Eric List as general manager for the company's Bothell/Lynnwood area. List oversees field operations and sales, and is responsible for every aspect of the customer experience on both commercial and residential. He joins the Frontier team after serving as regional director and general manager at Windstream Communications.

Keep America...

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July 7  |  
New Rotary Club of Everett president

Deborah Wright was sworn in last week as president of the Rotary Club of Everett. She will serve through June 2016. A Rotary member since 2002, Wright is a six-time Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and is employed by the City of Everett. She takes over the Rotary presidency from Dr. Mark Valentine of Everett.

BNSF Railway Foundation makes donation for children's beds

St. Vincent de...

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July 6  |  
Lynnwood’s Pacific Crest Savings Bank adds board director 

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July 2  |  Herald Staff
LYNNWOOD — A Pacific Crest Savings Bank veteran, Ed Hedlund, has rejoined the community bank’s board of directors.Hedlund was on the board and co-president of the Lynnwood-based bank when he left for Washington Federal in 1999. He recently retired from Washington Federal as an executive vice president.

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July 2  |  
Briefs: EdCC president, trustee attend White House summit EdCC president, trustee attend White House summit

Edmonds Community College president Jean Hernandez and Emily Yim, Board of Trustee chair for the college, attended a White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on May 12. The summit was held during Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.

Hotel occupancy up in Snohomish County


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June 30  |  
Briefs: Real estate agent joins Re/Max in Edmonds Real estate agent joins Re/Max in Edmonds

Realtor John Lange has joined Re/Max Direct Realty in Edmonds. Lange brings more than 20 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate to the office, including land development and management of investment properties. He also has more than 13 years of experience as a certified financial planner and a Registered Securities sales representative.

EvCC joins Boeing...

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June 29  |  
Briefs: Survey director hired at Reid Middleton Survey director hired at Reid Middleton

Everett-based engineering, planning and surveying firm Reid Middleton has hired Jim Purkey as survey director for its Everett office. Purkey is a project manager and registered professional land surveyor with 38 years' experience in civil engineering, survey projects and strategic business operations. He comes to Reid Middleton from Worley Parsons.

Leadership Snohomish County receives donation to...

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June 26  |  
United Way announces new hires

United Way of Snohomish County has announced several new hires. Pat Job of Monroe and Stephanie Thomas of Everett were hired as workforce engagement managers. Jen Rosenbrook of Seattle was hired as workforce engagement manager and special campaigns. United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for 75 years.

Sign up for Women in Aerospace luncheon

The Pacific...

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June 25  |  
United Capital opens Lynnwood office

United Capital Financial Advisers, a financial life management firm, announced that six individuals have joined the firm and have opened five new office locations, including Erin Eddins of Lynnwood. Eddins was a part of a team from StanCorp Investment Advisers. This marks the first United Capital location in the Lynnwood area.

Clothes For Kids asks for donations

Non-profit Clothes...

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June 24  |  
Arlington employees complete airport executive training

City of Arlington employees Dave Ryan and Tim Mensonides recently completed training and testing through the American Association of Airport Executives in Dallas, Texas. They earned a certified member designation, which is a professional accreditation similar to a CPA for an accountant. There are only 1,320 certified members with the association in the U.S.

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June 23  |  
Landau manager heads national council of engineers

Scott Woerman, Landau Associates client services director, was sworn in as the 2015-16 chair of the board at the American Council of Engineering Companies Washington spring conference in May. He has more than 16 years of experience in the environmental industry and has served as a member of the Landau Associates senior management team for the last eight years.

Marysville hosts meeting...

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June 22  |  
Economic Alliance adds market-business development exec

Economic Alliance Snohomish County announced that Shannon McCarty has joined the organization as market and business development executive effective last week. McCarty joins Economic Alliance with more than 15 years of experience in business and community development, sales and marketing. She served the past seven years as executive director of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.

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June 19  |  
Session focuses on Swedish/Edmonds expansion

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and staff will host a community discussion with a question-and-answer session and an update from Swedish/Edmonds on its campus expansion project at a Town Hall meeting. The meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 9 in the Swedish Edmonds Fourth Floor Auditorium, 21601 76th Ave. W, Edmonds.

Learn skills to become an entrepreneur

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June 18  |  
Firm gauges Arlington's economic potential

Investment firm Geovadis visited the City of Arlington on June 2 to discuss Arlington's economic potential and to gain an understanding about the region. It was part of an aggressive five-day visit to the Puget Sound region by the firm, contracted by Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, to assist in targeting investors in composites, medical devices, robotics-automation and packaged foods.

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June 17  |  
Center for Bird and Exotic Animals featured at Seattle Pet Expo

The team from The Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine in Bothell will be at the Seattle Pet Expo Saturday, giving on-stage presentations, offering meet-and-greets with exotic animals and hosting an interactive and informative booth at the event. There will be games, prizes and a raffle benefiting The Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine's Compassionate Care Fund.

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June 16  |  
Edmonds naturopath expands practice

Naturopath Alicia Gonzalez will be moving and expanding her practice to the 7500 building on 212th in Edmonds. Her clinic will be named Serene Natural Health. Gonzalez currently practices at the Edmonds Wellness Clinic. She has been in practice for more than 12 years and has a special interest in brain health disorders.

Private school celebrates 25 years in business


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June 15  |  
Arlington's Glasair hosts Build a Plane Aviation Design winners

Through Thursday, Glasair Aviation, a local small aircraft manufacturer in Arlington, is hosting Chef Homeschoolers students, the winners of the third Build a Plane Aviation Design Challenge. Four students, one teacher, and one chaperone from Cuba City, Wisconsin, won an all-expenses-paid trip to assemble a plane as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)...

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