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February 10  |  
Briefs: Real estate agent joins RE/MAX in Edmonds Real estate agent joins RE/MAX in Edmonds

RE/MAX Direct Realty announced that realtor Jeffrey Miller has joined the real estate office in Edmonds. Originally licensed in Colorado, Miller will focus on residential single- and multi-family homes. He is involved in the Edmonds Rotary Club and the Lynnwood Arts Commission. Some of his favorite pastimes include golf and hiking in the Olympic and Cascade mountains.

EvCC to offer introduction...

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February 9  |  
Briefs: Lions Club to honor Ed Petersen Lions Club to honor Ed Petersen

The Lions International Medal of Merit Award will be presented to Ed Petersen on Feb. 18 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Xfinity Arena. Petersen was selected because of his lifetime of dedication to helping others which includes work in the Peace Corps, Neighborhood Corps, Everett Schools, state corrections, the mental health field and the founding of Housing Hope.

Qdoba invites customers to...

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February 8  |  
Briefs: Everett attorney recognized by law directory Everett attorney recognized by law directory

Everett resident and attorney Charles Bates has been honored by Martindale-Hubbell for his 25 years of service to Washington state communities and organizations. Bates joined Cocoon House in April as their education and employment coordinator and regularly volunteers with the Washington State Association of Youth Courts, the Washington State YMCA — Youth & Government program and the Boy Scouts of...

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February 4  |  
Nonprofit aims to mentor businesses in Snohomish County

The Seattle Chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit business mentor group, has initiated an outreach program that will include establishing a standalone branch in Snohomish County. Snohomish resident Jack Stiegler, a 16-year volunteer and past chapter chairman, has been appointed branch manager. The branch will offer complimentary one-on-one mentoring and training classes to potential and existing small...

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February 2  |  
Verdant Health superintendent to retire

The Verdant Health Commission announced that superintendent Carl J. Zapora has decided to retire at the end of 2016, when his current contract is set to expire. Zapora has served as superintendent since February 2011, when he was hired by the Board of Commissioners of Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County, to oversee the development and launch of the Verdant Health Commission.

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February 1  |  
Briefs: Frontier names new VP-general manager in Everett Frontier names new VP-general manager in Everett

Frontier Communications Corporation announced that Chris Lyons was named vice president and general manager of the company's Washington operation. He will report directly to Melinda White, West Region Area president. Lyons' primary office will be in Everett. Prior to joining Frontier, Lyons served in several leadership roles at Nexius, Comcast and Charter.

Applied Technical Services named...

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January 22  |  
Briefs: OrcaCon gaming convention brings 700 to Everett OrcaCon gaming convention brings nearly 700 to Everett

OrcaCon, the Snohomish County Tabletop Games convention, enjoyed a successful event hosting 698 nerds, geeks, and table-top game enthusiasts from as far away as London, England. OrcaCon will begin its 2017 planning with a brand new Kickstarter campaign in April, and general registration in May. For more information, visit www.orcacon.org and follow its social media channels on Facebook and...

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January 21  |  
Briefs: KeyBank exec to serve as chair for American Heart Association campaign KeyBank exec to serve as chair for American Heart Association campaign

Edmonds resident Carol K. Nelson, Pacific Region Executive and Seattle Market President of KeyBank, will serve as the 2016 chairperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement in the Puget Sound. Go Red For Women's icon day is National Wear Red Day, Feb. 5, when everyone is encouraged to wear red to help raise awareness about heart disease in women.

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January 20  |  
Mukilteo contractor wins trip to Tennessee

Mukilteo contractor Mike Janes, who owns The Janes Company, was selected as the winner in a drawing for an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Nashville, Tennessee, from Lochinvar, a manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters and boilers. The prize package includes accommodations for four days, as well as tickets to the world's largest country music festival in June 2016. Janes is a Lochinvar VIP contractor.

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January 19  |  
Briefs: Bra Shop employee gains certification Bra Shop employee gains certification

The Bra Shop, a program of Citrine Health in Everett, has announced that Devyn Cox has successfully completed certification as a mastectomy fitter. Devyn, a native of Mountlake Terrace, has been an employee of Citrine Health since June.

New Edward Jones office opening in Marysville

The new Edward Jones office in Marysville is celebrating its grand opening on Jan. 27. The event...

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January 18  |  
Briefs: Tulalip Bay Restaurant adds new chef/general manager Tulalip Bay Restaurant adds new chef/general manager

The Tulalip Resort Casino has appointed Puget Sound native Jeremy Taisey as the new chef/general manager of its four diamond Tulalip Bay Restaurant. Prior to joining the resort's culinary team, Taisey worked at the Woodmark Hotel Kirkland, Las Vegas' Bellagio Hotel, The Regent Hotel Beijing, the Pine Valley Resort Beijing and other local area hotels.

Museum of Flight to celebrate...

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January 15  |  
Briefs: RAM Restaurant raises more than $8,000 for breast cancer research RAM Restaurant raises more than $8,000 for breast cancer research

The RAM Restaurant and Brewery's recent Drink Pink promotion raised $8,235.85 to benefit the American Cancer Society. All Puget Sound RAM locations featured a special Drink Pink menu with $1 from each purchase being donated to the American Cancer Society. Drink Pink commemorative shirts and pink bracelets also were sold with a portion of those proceeds being donated.


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January 14  |  
Briefs: Camano Island’s Windermere recognized by state Camano Island's Windermere recognized by state

Windermere Real Estate in Camano Island has been honored by the state of Washington for its extensive commitment to community. Secretary of State Kim Wyman presented Windermere Real Estate/CIR owners Randy and Marla Heagle with an honor roll certificate at the 2015 Corporations for Communities ceremony on Dec. 16. The Camano Island Windermere team contributed to the Windermere Foundation and 26 other...

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January 13  |  
Briefs: Port of Everett commissioner named president of state Ports Association Port of Everett commissioner named president of state Ports Association

Port of Everett Commissioner Troy McClelland was elected in November as president of the Washington Public Ports Association, which means the Port will now have a role in addressing policy issues at the highest level in the state. McClelland first joined the commission in 2009 and was re-elected to the position last fall.

Edmonds' Savvy Traveler plans series of...

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January 12  |  
Briefs: Bothell’s Alder Biopharmaceuticals CEO ranked among best excecutives Bothell's Alder Biopharmaceuticals CEO ranked among best excecutives

Bothell-based CEO Randall Schatzman of Alder Biopharmaceuticals has ranked at No. 6 in a list of top U.S. CEOs compiled by ExecRank. The list ranks the top CEOs of small market capitalization companies in industries ranging from consumer brands to energy companies. A complete list of the rankings can be found at...

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January 11  |  
Briefs: EdCC adds two new trustees EdCC adds two new trustees

Edmonds Community College's Board of Trustees has gained two new members, Tia Benson Tolle, and a new student trustee, Omar Abdulla. Benson Tolle will serve a term which will run through September 2020. She replaces board member Dick Van Hollebeke, who finished his term in September. Abdulla will serve a term which will run through June 2016. He replaces Girish Chummun.

Edmonds expands permit center to five...

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December 21  |  
Briefs: 1st Security Bank names VP of consumer lending 1st Security Bank names VP of consumer lending

Mountlake Terrace-headquartered 1st Security Bank of Washington has promoted Sue Coldwell to senior vice president of consumer lending. Coldwell has served as a loan analyst and, most recently, as consumer lending manager. She has worked in the financial industry since 1986, as an underwriter with Lockheed Federal Credit Union and as president of Vacations Owners Credit Union.

Marysville...

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December 18  |  
Bluewater Organic Distilling to host New Year's Eve Ball

Bluewater Organic Distilling is hosting a New Year's Eve Ball. The $50-per-person ticket includes a five-course dinner, a champagne toast and a chance to dance to the Jeff Busch Jazz Quartet featuring Latin Grammy vocalist Carlos Cascante. The event is 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at 1205 Craftsman Way in Everett. To register, go to

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December 17  |  
Seattle Genetics expands in Bothell

Seattle Genetics has moved into two buildings in the Canyon Park Business Center in Bothell. The space previously housed Panasonic Avionics. With the new lease, the company will occupy close to 500,000 square feet in total. Seattle Genetics is a Bothell-based biotech firm focused on cancer with a product in the market to treat Hodgkin lymphoma. It has 600 employees.

Kalakala Co. Mercantile celebartes...

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December 11  |  
Briefs: Clubhouse Golf, Coastal offer Mulligans for Charity Clubhouse Golf, Coastal offer Mulligans for Charity

Clubhouse Golf Center of Lynnwood and Everett-based Coastal Community Bank have partnered in a new campaign called Mulligans for Charity. Clubhouse Golf Center simulator players can make a donation any time they choose to hit a mulligan (replay a stroke). All proceeds from December will go directly to support The Salvation Army of Snohomish County.

Trade magazine recognizes insurance...

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December 10  |  
Briefs: Tanna By Design teams up with EvCC, Glacier Peak students Tanna By Design teams up with EvCC students

Tanna Edler, owner of Tanna By Design, teamed up with the Everett Community College Trojans Baseball Team and senior students from Glacier Peak High School to redecorate the teen center at The Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County in Everett. Edler said she was blessed to have the opportunity to give to the Boys & Girls Club.

Beef Jerky Outlet to open in Tulalip


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December 9  |  
Briefs: New board members join county Tourism Bureau New board members join county Tourism Bureau

Bria Miller, Andrew Heelas and Sara Blayne were appointed to the board of directors of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau for three-year terms, effective Nov. 19. Blayne is the general manager of the Lynnwood Convention Center. Heelas is the general manager and director of sales for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lynnwood. Miller is the general manager of the Best Western Cascadia Inn in Everett.

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December 4  |  
After 4 Networking planned at Angel of the Winds casino

Economic Alliance Snohomish County has launched a new event series called After 4 Networking that offers attendees a chance for more meaningful engagement and networking. Join them from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at Angel's Tap House Brewery at the Angel of the Winds Hotel & Casino in Arlington. Details and registration are available by going online at...

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December 3  |  
Briefs: Sprint adds Pacific Northwest president Sprint adds Pacific Northwest president

Annette Jacobs has joined Sprint as president of the Pacific Northwest Region. Based in Seattle, she is responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service, marketing communications and general operations in Washington and Oregon. Jacob's appointment follows Sprint's announcement that it will restructure the company into four geographic areas — West, Central, Northeast and South.


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December 2  |  
Briefs: Machinists raises $284,000 for Guide Dogs of America Machinists raises $284,000 for Guide Dogs of America

Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 raised more than $284,000 for Guide Dogs of America in 2015. District 751, which is represented locally, is one of the top fundraisers for the charity in North America. Over the past seven years, members have raised more than $2 million to help people who are blind or have impaired vision.

Anthony's to hold Breakfast with Santa charity...

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December 1  |  
MOD Pizza opens Marysville franchise

MOD Pizza's recently opened the Marysville MOD Pizza franchise, the sixth franchise in Snohomish County for the business. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, MOD Piza donated $1 from every pizza sold from Nov. 24 through 29 to the Marysville Food Bank. In addition, Black Friday customers had the opportunity to add a dollar in order to increase the gift.

Port of Everett plans Holiday on the Bay...

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November 30  |  
Briefs: New STEM director hired for Snohomish County New STEM director hired for Snohomish County

Washington Alliance for Better Schools and the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County have hired Deborah Squires as the director of the Snohomish County Regional STEM Network. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications, nonprofit management and education. She served formerly as the vice president of communications at United Way of Snohomish County and director of community engagement at Northwest...

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November 25  |  
Briefs: UW Bothell hires new vice chancellor of advancement, external relations UW Bothell hires new vice chancellor of advancement, external relations

Philip Akers has been named the new vice chancellor for advancement and external relations at the University of Washington Bothell. Akers will join UW Bothell on Feb. 1. He has more than 25 years of experience in higher education advancement. Akers will succeed Richard Penny, who will retire in January after nearly eight years of service with the university.


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November 20  |  
PNAA holds holiday party at Mukilteo's Historic Flight Foundation

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance will take a nostalgic look at the vintage aircraft of the Historic Flight Foundation at a holiday party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 at 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo. Attendees are encouraged to wear vintage clothing. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program will be gathering donations too. Go to...

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November 19  |  
Snohomish financial adviser collects toys for drive

Financial adviser Sterling Gurney in Snohomish is one of more than 300 Edward Jones advisors collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps 2015 Toys for Tots drive. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy by Dec. 11 at 602 Second St., Suite C, in Snohomish or other Edward Jones locations. They cannot accept gift cards, cash or checks as donations.

State agency moves to take action against Stanwood...

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