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May 23  |  
Briefs: Ideal Wellness celebrates opening in Marysville Ideal Wellness celebrates opening in Marysville

Ideal Wellness celebrated its grand opening in Smokey Point/Marysville on May 11. Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring performed the ribbon cutting. The weight loss and wellness center that is owned by Emily Countryman is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at 2639 172nd Street NE.


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May 20  |  
Briefs: Camano Island Roasters opens new offices Camano Island Coffee opens new offices

Camano Island Coffee Roasters has opened a new building at Terry's Corner on Camano Island the intersection of Highway 532, Sunrise Boulevard and North Camano Drive. The building houses an art gallery, a chiropractic clinic, French bakery and the coffee roasters offices. The building also includes a made-in-Washington solar system that was installed by Fire Mountain Solar...

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May 19  |  
Evergreen Beauty College, radio station to recognize military families

Evergreen Beauty College is partnering with Spirit 105.3 in an event to recognize military kids, families, spouses, and veterans. The event is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. May 23 at the college at 802 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite A, Everett. Evergreen students and licensed staff will be providing free haircuts and facials as well as a barbecue. There will be fun and activities for the...

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May 18  |  
Briefs: Peoples Bank announces new real estate team Peoples Bank announces new real estate team

Peoples Bank has announced the new real estate lending team in Everett. Barbara Galusha joined the bank as vice president and real estate loan manager and Tamara Fiorentini joined the bank as senior real estate loan officer.



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May 17  |  
Briefs: Edmonds pet groomer takes second place in contest Edmonds pet groomer takes second place in contest

Edmonds pet groomer Zoe Zimmer won second place in the Poodles Intermediate Division at the Northwest Grooming Show dog grooming contest in Tacoma. Zimmer took home cash, a trophy and featured coverage in the grooming industry's most prestigious magazine, Groomer to Groomer. Zimmer owns of mobile service Zoe's Canine Design. Her winning work was on a...

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May 16  |  
Briefs: Reid Middleton adds new principal engineer in Everett Reid Middleton adds new principal engineer in Everett

Reid Middleton, an Everett-based engineering, planning and surveying firm, announced its former Alaska office director Ken Andersen is now a principal engineer in its Everett office. Andersen's engineering practice is focused on providing the structural design of buildings and waterfront projects. He will augment and expand the company's structural engineering groups in Everett, Honolulu, and San...

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May 13  |  
Golden Paw Gala planned at Everett Golf and Country Club

The Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett will host the third annual Golden Paw Gala on from 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 21 at the Everett Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit the animals of the Everett Animal Shelter. Tickets must be purchased prior the event. Go to www.everettarf.org or call 425-257-6273.

UW Bothell tops Money magazine list of...

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May 12  |  
Boeing names Suppliers of the Year awards

Boeing has named its 2015 Supplier of the Year award winners, recognizing 12 companies for the high quality of their product or service and the value they create for Boeing and its global airline and U.S. and allied government customers. Snohomish County awardees are Teague for design, JAMCO America for interiors and Labinal Power Systems for electrical.

Marysville Edward Jones financial adviser...

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May 11  |  
Everett's Coastal Bank reports increase in profit

Everett-headquartered Coastal Financial has announced a significant earnings milestone with $1.1 million of net income for the first quarter of 2016. The growth in revenue represents a 42-percent increase over the same period last year while Coastal's assets grew to $644.8 million compared to $518.3 million during the same period.

Bothell's Foggy Noggin expands tasting room...

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May 10  |  
Briefs: Former Herald city editor joins Cavalry Public Relations Former Herald city editor joins Cavalry Public Relations

Cavalry Public Relations in Seattle has added Robert Frank, former city editor of The Herald, as director of Northwest Operations. Frank spent two decades as an editor and journalist in the Seattle area. At The Herald, he led a staff that received numerous national and regional awards.

AT&T hiring customer support specialists

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May 9  |  
Briefs: Everett schools communication director wins Lifetime Achievement Award Everett schools communication director wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Washington School Public Relations Association has honored Everett Public Schools communications director Mary Waggoner with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. The association also honored Waggoner in 1997 with a Learning and Liberty Award for her contributions to the profession. Waggoner has served as Everett Public Schools' director of communications since the spring of 2006.

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May 6  |  
Alaska USA Foundation donates $10,000 to Children's Miracle Network

The Alaska USA Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Children's Miracle Network, which will support research and training, equipment purchases and uncompensated care in Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The Alaska USA Foundation supports charitable organizations that provide needs-based services to children, veterans and active duty members of the military and their families.

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May 5  |  
Master Builders offers $30,000 scholarship for students in construction field

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties is offering $30,000 in scholarship funds to college, trade or technical school students who are sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled in residential construction-related programs. The application deadline has been extended to May 15. Last year, five students received scholarships from the Master...

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May 4  |  
BECU, car dealerships raise money for Housing Hope

BECU has partnered with 14 Snohomish County car dealerships to support local non-profit Housing Hope and their Generations of Hope Campaign. Throughout the month of May, participating dealerships will donate $10 to the campaign for every test drive made at their dealership. In addition, BECU will donate $50 for every auto loan funded by BECU at the dealer during the campaign.

EvCC...

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May 3  |  
Briefs: Lynnwood's Experience Momentum employees volunteer on Interurban trail Lynnwood's Experience Momentum employees volunteer on Interurban trail

On Earth Day, April 22, Experience Momentum Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Fitness in Lynnwood closed its doors for business but paid team members to volunteer with the City of Lynnwood by adopting a portion of the Interurban trail. A total of 30 team members participated in the clean-up that covered a three-mile stretch of trail.

Skip Rock Distillers win gold medal...

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May 2  |  
Marysville Tulalip chamber to host mega-mixer for all county chambers

The Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce is hosting a megamixer for chambers of commerce from all over Snohomish County is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Members from more than 10 chambers are expected to attend. The event will include networking games — bring more than 50 business cards — door prizes and more.

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April 29  |  
National Guard honors Meadowdale High School principal

Earlier this month, Lynnwood's Meadowdale High School principal Kevin Allen was presented with a Patriot Award by John Van Dalen, ombudsman for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee. The award was in recognition of the extraordinary support Allen has for his employees and their spouses serving in the Guard and Reserve.



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April 27  |  
Briefs: New president for state Life Sciences trade association New president for state Life Sciences trade association

Life Science Washington, the state's life science trade association, has named Leslie M. Alexandre as its new president and CEO effective May 31. Alexandre is an established business leader and 30-year veteran of the life sciences and health care industries. Her background includes leadership roles in biotechnology and health care start-ups, as well as Fortune 500 companies.

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April 25  |  
EvCC administrator takes job at Shoreline Community College

Alison Stevens has been appointed Shoreline Community College's new executive vice president of Academic and Student Affairs. Most recently, she served as the vice president of Instruction and Student Affairs with Everett Community College. She also served seven years as an instructional dean for Seattle Central and North Seattle Colleges. Stevens will begin with Shoreline on July 1.


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April 22  |  
Briefs: Sno-Isle adds fuel-efficient vehicles, reduces energy use Sno-Isle adds fuel-efficient vehicles, reduces energy use

Sno-Isle Libraries are getting greener. According to library district officials, the system has made tremendous energy savings in the past five years. Sno-Isle has implemented sophisticated Delta Controls energy management systems for efficiency and use less toxic Green Seal-certified cleaning practices. Improvements are also being made with Sno-Isle's vehicles and a Prius was added to the...

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April 21  |  
Briefs: Snohomish nonprofit director named CDC champion Snohomish nonprofit director named CDC champion

Teresa Rugg, executive director of Snohomish-based TB Photovoice, has been selected as a Center for Disease Control and Prevention TB Elimination Champion. Through her work with TB Photovoice, Rugg has built partnerships with tuberculosis survivors and their families, health departments, media outlets, tuberculosis organizations, anti-poverty organizations, schools, churches, and a network of technology...

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April 20  |  
Briefs: Fred Meyer, QFC to offer fruit snacks in-store for kids Fred Meyer, QFC to offer fruit snacks in-store for kids

Local Fred Meyer and QFC stores have demonstrated they are committed to children's health and nutrition by rolling out a new in-store snack program. The stores now have a small display in the produce area from which children may choose a free piece of fruit to snack on while they shop with their parents.

EdCC hosts career fair, Latino family night and more


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April 19  |  
Briefs: NorthWest counseling office opens in Everett NorthWest counseling office opens in Everett

Snohomish resident Chett Hill recently opened NorthWest Consulting, 2722 Colby Ave., Suite 720, Everett. The business offers individual and couples counseling in a private and confidential setting. Hill, a graduate of University of Washington and City University of Seattle, has 20 years of counseling experience. He is known locally for his volunteer work that includes coaching high school wrestling. Go to

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April 18  |  
Briefs: Snohomish County exec hires new manager for external relations Snohomish County exec hires new manager for external relations

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers has hired Lacey Harper to manage the county's external relations, including with other governments, businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions. Harper was most recently the director of outreach for Gov. Jay Inslee. She is a resident of Everett and has been active in public affairs locally and across the state.

Northshore...

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April 15  |  
Briefs: UW Bothell professor wins distinguished teaching award UW Bothell professor wins distinguished teaching award

Janelle Silva is the recipient of the University of Washington Bothell's 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award. Silva is an assistant professor of community psychology in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. She came to UW Bothell in 2012 and has a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz in social psychology with an emphasis in feminist theory.

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April 14  |  
Briefs: Cricket Wireless opens two stores in Everett Cricket Wireless opens two stores in Everett

Cricket Wireless has opened two retail stores in Everett. The new locations are at 10121 Evergreen Way, Suite 3, and 11014 19th Ave. SE, Suite 18A. The stores will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, visit www.cricketwireless.com.

New tech coalition aims to help small...

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April 13  |  
Briefs: UW Bothell professor receives distinguished scholarship award UW Bothell professor receives distinguished scholarship award

The University of Washington Bothell has selected Jennifer McLoud-Mann to receive the 2016 Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity award. McLoud-Mann is an associate professor of mathematics in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Last year, she was part of a team that discovered the 15th way to interlock identically shaped pentagons with no holes...

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April 12  |  
Briefs: Stanwood nursery installs rooftop solar panels Stanwood nursery installs new solar panels

Orchards Nursery in Stanwood has a new solar power system expected to generate 7,840 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. It was paid in part with a federal USDA Rural Development grant which covered 25 percent of the cost. Fire Mountain Solar of Mount Vernon assisted with the grant application. The next deadline for applications is May 2. Businesses can call Brandon Hoffman at 360-428-4322 Extension 161.

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April 11  |  
Briefs: Peoples Bank names new VP, commercial loan officer Peoples Bank names new VP, commercial loan officer 

Tom Braaten has joined People's Bank as senior vice president and commercial loan officer. Braaten has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Washington and is currently a member of the Everett Navy League and the Everett Golf and Country Club. Braaten was born and raised in Everett.

Foggy Noggin...

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April 8  |  
Briefs: WSU in Everett names hospitality program head WSU in Everett names hospitality program head

Senior living management executive Scott Eckstein has been appointed to lead the hospitality business management program in senior living at Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett. Eckstein will teach Introduction to Senior Living Management and begin developing it for online delivery. He will also develop a new online certificate targeting senior housing industry professionals and...

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