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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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April 7  |  
Briefs: Landau Associates adds two in Edmonds Landau Associates adds two in Edmonds

Landau Associates has added a number of new hires including two in its Edmonds office. Jeovani Huerta-Avila is an assistant scientist who will be assisting with a variety of environmental remediation and groundwater monitoring projects. Nick Navarre, EIT, is a staff engineer-in-training assisting the Environmental Remediation group with operation maintenance and monitoring, and water sampling.

EdCC...

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April 6  |  
​Everett's ATS recognized by Aviation Week

Everett-based Aviation Technical Services​, also known as ATS,​ has been named ​the ​Leading Independent MRO Organization​ by Aviation Week. The company won the award for its Skyline service, which integrates pre-owned and midlife aircraft to existing airline fleets.



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April 5  |  
Briefs: Parent company of Concrete Nor'West updates brand Parent company of Concrete Nor’West updates brand 



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April 4  |  
Briefs: Peoples Bank to open Edmonds office, name branch manager Peoples Bank to open Edmonds office, name branch manager

Peoples Bank has announced that its opening its newest office in Edmonds, which will open this spring. Vern Woods will serve as vice president and branch manager for the location at 111 Main St. Suite 102. Woods has more than 20 years of banking experience, working previously at a Washington Mutual branch that later become Chase. He also worked with Cascade Bank, now Opus Bank in the Edmonds market.

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April 1  |  
Edmonds businesswoman opens Lake Chelan vacation rental service

Lori Gill, owner of Windermere Property Management in Edmonds, Seattle and Bellevue has teamed up with Keith Wells, owner of Windermere Real Estate Lake Chelan, to open Windermere Vacation Rentals Lake Chelan. The new service will provide vacation rental management for Chelan Valley property owners. For details, call 509-415-3505 or go online at

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March 31  |  
Briefs: Providence ranks in top 50 for emergency room visits nationwide Providence ranks in top 50 for emergency room visits nationwide

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett's Colby Campus has ranked at No. 45 out of the Top 50 Hospitals in America with the most annual emergency room visits, for both admitted patients and not admitted patients, by Becker's Hospital Review. Providence had an estimated 90,400 emergency...

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March 30  |  
Briefs: Marysville real estate agent raises money for California animal shelter Marysville real estate agent raises money for California animal shelter

Scott Watkins, a real estate agent from Keller Williams Real Estate in Marysville, used gofundme.com to raise $9,900 to buy much needed professional-grade misters for the City of McFarland's Animal Shelter in California. Watkins had adopted one of his dogs, Charlie Cigar, from the shelter after seeing it online. The rural California animal shelter desperately needed the misting system...

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March 29  |  
Briefs: Student wins competition to name EvCC's new student housing Student wins competition to name EvCC's new student housing

Everett Community College student Jeff Noyes of Lake Stevens will receive $250 from Koz Development for coming up with the winning name for the college's new student housing building: Mountain View. EvCC received 50 entries for the contest to name the 120-room residence hall. Mountain View will open in September.

YWCA seeks donations of shopping bags

YWCA of...

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March 28  |  
Briefs: Former Enterprise publisher hired by Sno-Isle Former Enterprise publisher hired by Sno-Isle

Former Enterprise editor and publisher Jim Hills has joined Sno-Isle Libraries as the public information manager. Hills comes to the library system after eight years as special assistant to the president for communications, marketing and government relations at Shoreline Community College. Before that, Hills worked for the Enterprise Newspapers, which were managed by The Herald.

EdCC raises...

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March 25  |  
Learn about Economic Alliance at seminar

The Economic Alliance Snohomish County Introductory Seminar will teach potential, new, and renewing investors about what Economic Alliance is, how it partners with investors to act as a catalyst for economic vitality in Snohomish County, and how to take advantage of the benefits of membership. This seminar is 8 to 9:30 a.m. April 5 at the Economic Alliances offices.

EvCC hosts Family Night in...

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March 24  |  
RE/MAX honors Lynnwood real estate agent

Renee Comey, with RE/MAX Elite in Lynnwood, has been presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Less than 23 percent of all RE/MAX Affiliates have earned this award. Comey was also recipient of the RE/MAX Chairman's Award in 2015.

EdCC recognizes Boeing's commitment to...

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March 23  |  
Briefs: Seattle firm hires veteran of Snohomish County transportation projects Seattle firm hires veteran of Snohomish County transportation projects

Project design firm WHPacific has named Torger Erickson Director of Transportation in the Seattle office. Erickson has worked on and completed several projects in this region including leading the design team construction on I-5 Everett, Highway 526 to U.S. 2, and co-managing the design team for Sound Transit's Lynnwood link extension from Seattle to Lynnwood.

Group...

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March 22  |  
Briefs: Reid Middleton adds three in Everett Reid Middleton adds three in Everett

Reid Middleton, an Everett-based engineering, planning and surveying firm, has hired, Jon Padvorac as project engineer, Hugo Cisneros as IT administrator, and Aleksandr Put as IT Help Desk technician in its Everett office. Padvorac has more than 10 years of experience and degrees in structural engineering and civil engineering. Cisneros has over 12 years of experience in IT Consulting, IT Administration, and Help Desk.

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March 21  |  
Everett's Coast Real Estate expands in Portland, Vancouver

Everett-based Coast Real Estate Services, one of the Pacific Northwest's largest property management firms, announced its acquisition of Norris Beggs & Simpson Companies Portland, Oregon, multifamily division. This acquisition expands Coast Real Estate's presence in Portland and Vancouver, and puts it at 17,000 multifamily units and just more than 5 million square feet of commercial space...

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