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February 26  |  
Everett's Hand in Hand to receive tech help

In partnership with Seattle CityClub, Seattle technology consulting company Wimmer has provided 40 hours of pro bono technology and business consulting expertise for the 2014 Jefferson Award winners from Washington state including Hand in Hand Safe Place of Everett. Founded by Todd McNeal, Hand in Hand is a safe house for children entering the foster care system.

International trade growing...

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February 25  |  
Mill Creek's FurKidz changes focus to fostering pets

Mill Creek's FurKidz 911 Connection recently partnered with local area hospitals and support agencies to assist patients who are hospitalized or who are undergoing medical treatment and are temporarily unable to care for their pets. The nonprofit, originally an animal rescue organization, will now focus on offering a good temporary home for the pets of those in medical crisis.

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February 24  |  
Mukilteo's Energy Solutions service techs get certifications

Bel Red Energy Solutions of Mukilteo had two service technicians become EPA certified for using residential heating/cooling service techniques that help preserve the environment. Ramon Rivera Vigo and Jason "Jayce" Molina both passed the EPA certification test administered by HVAC Business and Technical Institute in Kent. The EPA test covers proper refrigerant handling, management...

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February 23  |  
Briefs: Lynnwood’s Chick-Fil-A owner named Lynnwood's Chick-Fil-A owner named

Entrepreneur Paul Rosser has been named the owner of the new Chick-fil-A location in Lynnwood. The restaurant is slated to open in late April. Rosser will oversee day-to-day activities and will be responsible for serving local guests and visitors, as well as making all employment and community involvement decisions for the restaurant. Rosser recently relocated to Lynnwood from Tennessee.

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February 20  |  
Economic Group's ambassador committee elected

The 2015 Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassador Committee Board has been elected. Becky Mulhollen of Wallick and Volk is board chair. Bill Buckman of The Buckman Consulting Group is scribe. Tracy Chambers of Perteet Engineering is volunteer coordinator. Jennifer Lundberg of Hascal, Sjoholm & Company is treasurer. Rhonda Bradley of Opus Bank is in charge of recruitment.

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February 19  |  
New VP for Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications has named Cameron Christian the vice president of West Region marketing. Frontier's West Region consists of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, and includes more than 2,000 employees. He will report directly to Melinda White, West Region area president. Prior to joining Frontier, Christian was director of product, marketing, and analytics for Cox Business California.


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February 18  |  
Lake Stevens' Williams Real Estate adds agent

Everett native Chris Bacoka of Arlington has joined Williams Real Estate of Lake Stevens. Bacoka has been a real estate broker for 30 years, with a background in office management, insurance and banking. His goal is to make all real estate transactions less stressful while achieving a successful conclusion.

EvCC receives top 50 ranking for medical assisting program

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February 17  |  
Briefs: Everett Clinic adds new doctor Everett Clinic adds new doctor

The Everett Clinic has welcomed Dr. Daniel Gonzalez-Dilan to its Occupational Medicine department. Gonzalez-Dilan is board certified in occupational and environmental medicine. He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of New Mexico and earned his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Monroe landscaping business wins two environmental awards

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February 13  |  
County exec to give State of the County speech

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick will offer an update on the County at an Economic Alliance Snohomish County event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 25. As this event has sold out quickly in the past, it will be held in Xfinity Arena at 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett to accommodate more people. For details go to www.economicalliancesc.org.

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February 12  |  
Emerald City Harley to host Housing Hope fundraiser

Emerald City Harley-Davidson in Lynnwood has partnered with Housing Hope for a new fundraising event called Harleys & Hops. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 27 at the dealership. It will feature up to 10 local breweries. Tickets are $25 each which includes 10 samples of beer. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, click

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February 11  |  
New Lynnwood acupuncture clinic holds open house

1st Wellness Clinic in Lynnwood invites the public to an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the clinic located at 3503 188th St. SW. There will be food, Chinese herbal tea tasting and a chance to win free acupuncture and massage sessions.

United Way, Greater Everett foundation to fight intergenerational poverty

Local nonprofits,...

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February 10  |  
Briefs: New EdCC dean for instruction hired New EdCC dean for instruction hired

Edmonds Community College has announced the appointment of Carey Schroyer as associate dean for instruction. Schroyer will be working with instructional deans, supporting faculty, assisting with part-time faculty classroom observations and working with professional development coordinators. She will also be involved with e-Learning to help enhance professional development opportunities for faculty.


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February 9  |  
Service King adds Marysville location

Service King Collision Repair Centers, a multi-state collision repair operator, has purchased a 25,000 square-foot facility located at 9015 State Ave. in Marysville. The business was previously occupied by Charlie's State Ave. Collision Repair. The facility will operate as Service King's second location in Snohomish County adding to its store located in Mill Creek.

WSU hosts workshop on pesticide...

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February 6  |  By Dan Catchpole
EVERETT — The Super Bowl is unlike any other event in America — for advertisers, for guacamole and chip makers, and for Snohomish County Public Utility District. In the hours before last week’s game, which pitted the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots for the NFL championship, electricity use across the county shot up well above the level for a typical Sunday, according to the PUD.

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February 6  |  
PUD accepting applications for solar projects

Snohomish County Public Utility District is seeking applications from local organizations for solar energy demonstration projects for installation on new or existing buildings in the utility's service area. The projects are made possible through the PUD's Planet Power program, a voluntary, customer-funded green energy initiative. Proposals for PUD funding are due on March 16. Details are at

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February 5  |  
Trinity students volunteer 2,100 hours for nonprofits

Trinity Lutheran College had 60 students participate in the Service Learning Practicum program in which they contributed a combined 2,100 hours to Everett area non-profit organizations during the fall semester. Each participating student served three to five hours per week during the term with one of 15 organizations that had been pre-approved by the college.

Walmart gives $785,000...

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February 4  |  
Scuttlebutt sees increase in beer production

Everett-based Scuttlebutt brewery and restaurant announced that it produced 7,636 barrels in 2014, an increase of 11.3 percent over the prior year. General manager Phil Bannan Jr. thanked Scuttlebutt's loyal customer base for contributing the businesses success. The family-owned brewery has been in business since 1996.

Slots available for leadership training class

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February 3  |  
Keller Williams in Everett adds The Gallaher Group

Keller Williams Western Realty Everett has welcomed H. Lee Gallaher and The Gallaher Group to its real estate brokerage. Gallaher brings more than 27 years of real estate, sales and consulting experience to Keller Williams Everett. His Gallaher Group real estate team serves buyers, sellers and investors all throughout the Puget Sound region.

Edmonds Landau Associates receives...

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February 2  |  
Briefs: UW Bothell adds new assistant vice chancellor UW Bothell adds new assistant vice chancellor

Beth Beam has been selected as the new assistant vice chancellor for organizational effectiveness and HR management at the University of Washington Bothell. In this newly created position, Beam will provide strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of human resources programs. The position will also provide leadership, transparency and coordination of improvement efforts in academic and...

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January 30  |  
Everett businesswoman returns to AAA board

AAA Washington has announced its 2015 Board of Trustees officers and board members. Robert Flowers, retired senior vice president of Washington Mutual Bank, was elected as chairman of AAA Washington's Board of Trustees. David Madeira, Carolyn Kelly and Kirk Nelson were also named officers of the board. Returning trustees include Everett's Gigi Burke, former co-owner and executive vice president of Crown...

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January 29  |  
New sales associate at North Homes Realty

North Homes Realty has hired Jennifer Bianchi as a sales associate. She will specialize in residential and commercial property sales in the Lynnwood area. Bianchi completed extensive training through the Rockwell Institute in Bellevue. She is a supporter of Easter Seals through Century 21 and donates a portion of every sale to that organization.

Ag center to link farms with lenders

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January 28  |  
Landau Associates in Edmonds hires four

Landau Associates has promoted Darlene Ruth to operations associate, Brandon Duncan to project engineer, Mark Brunner to senior planner and Jeremy Davis to associate at the Edmonds office. Ruth supports internal clients and organizes corporate events. Duncan implements groundwater and soil remediation systems and monitoring plans. Brunner specializes in air quality permitting. Davis is involved with environmental...

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January 26  |  
RE/MAX opens Marysville office

RE/MAX Associate Brokers has opened its third location and added a new managing broker, Rich Jones. The newest RE/MAX Associate Brokers office is in Marysville at 922 State St. Other locations are in Stanwood and Camano Island. Jones is a top producing agent and a native of the Marysville area. He began his real estate career in 2001.

Snohomish Education Foundation hires new director


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January 23  |  
Briefs: Lynnwood advertising agency hires three Lynnwood advertising agency hires three

Stevenson Advertising in Lynnwood has added three new hires. Merri Hanson has joined the agency as vice president of Business Development. Shirley Thom has been appointed to the newly created position of content writer. Kurt Stephan has joined the agency as editor of the Dealer Marketing Magazine. All three are seasoned professionals with a track record of success in their industry.

Wellness...

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January 22  |  
Briefs: Canyon Creek Cabinet in Monroe appoints sales manager Canyon Creek Cabinet appoints sales manager

Monroe-based Canyon Creek Cabinet Company announced the appointment of Jeff Meehan to their sales management team. The Pacific Northwest native will be responsible for direct sales and for leading the contractor sales division. For the last 14 years, Meehan has worked for several regional and national semi and custom cabinetry companies.

Everett Clinic Foundation gives $20,000 for Kids...

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January 21  |  
Meet the new Port of Everett director

The Port of Everett plans to host an open house for the community to meet new CEO/Executive Director Les Reardanz from 4 to 6 this evening at the Blue Heron Room at the port's Waterfront Center, 1205 Craftsman Way (second floor), Everett. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. RSVPs can be sent by email to emilyh@portofeverett.com.

Everett Rotary Club recognizes former City Floral owner

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January 15  |  
Canyon Creek Cabinet in Monroe announces two hires Canyon Creek Cabinet in Monroe announces two hires

Monroe-based Canyon Creek Cabinet Company announced the appointment of Jim Evans as pre-finish manager and Carlos Christiansen as pre-finish supervisor. Evans has over eight years in millwork production management, and holds a master's degree in leadership and HR development. Christiansen started his career as a professional hockey player. After a career-ending injury, he moved into the millwork...

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January 14  |  
New hires join Landau’s Edmonds office New hires join Landau's Edmonds office

Landau Associates has added two people at its Edmonds offices. Jon Polka is a staff engineer in the Environmental Permitting and Compliance group. He is also a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Becky Meggs joined the accounting department as an accounting specialist and will primarily be responsible for accounts payable. She has 23 years of accounting experience in the fishing and healthcare industries.

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January 12  |  
Coastal bank to open new branch today Coastal bank to open new branch today

Coastal Community Bank celebrates the grand opening of its 11th branch location at 2 p.m. today. The new branch is located at 5415 Evergreen Way in Everett. It will also be the future site of the bank's corporate headquarters. Mayor Ray Stephanson and Coastal Community Bank CEO and president Eric Sprink will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially kick off the bank's entry into south Everett.


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January 2  |  
Briefs: Several hires announced at Reid Middleton Several hires announced at Reid Middleton

Reid Middleton, an Everett-based engineering, planning and surveying firm, has hired Colin English as senior aviation planner, Brian Matsumoto as project engineer, Courtney Langer as designer 1, and Thomas Schoonover as survey party chief, in their Everett office. The company has also promoted Don Barclay and Karla Kendall to senior engineer and Melanie Haagsma to design engineer in their Everett office.


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