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Virtual resources can be huge time-savers

You may have found a shortcut for your drive to work, but have you looked for shortcuts to save yourself time on the job?Utilizing shortcuts is a smart way to use your time wisely and knock out your tasks efficiently. Virtual resources are only a few keystrokes away from...

Date: 10/28/2014 | Business columnists


Travel expo focused on cruises planned in Everett

EVERETT — AAA Travel plans to host a regional travel expo in Everett to bring together the top industry cruise lines to meet with people who have been on cruises before or want to try it for the first time.The expo is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Xfinity...

Date: 10/14/2014 | Business


Briefs: Diamond Knot to hold party for 20th anniversary

Diamond Knot schedules party for its 20th anniversaryMukilteo's Diamond Knot Brewing kicks off its 20 year anniversary celebrations with a special toast at 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Brewery & Alehouse at 601 Front St. From 2 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 18, the...

Date: 10/10/2014 | Bizblog


Briefs: Chambers in east Snohomish County to hold mixer

Chambers of commerce to hold mixerMembers of the Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Monroe and Sky Valley chambers are invited to an after-hours Meet and Greet Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at 801 First St. in downtown Snohomish. To RSVP for this event, please...

Date: 10/09/2014 | Bizblog


Briefs: Everett Rotarians help clean park

Rotarians help clean Everett parkOn Sept. 27, volunteers from the Rotary Club of Everett joined students and others to help clean up Everett's Rotary Park, next to the Snohomish River in Lowell. Everett Rotarians helped develop the popular community park. It...

Date: 10/08/2014 | Bizblog


Briefs: EvCC receives $1.4 million

EvCC to receive $1.4 millionWashington state community colleges, including Everett Community College, will share nearly $12.5 million in the latest round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative. These investments...

Date: 10/07/2014 | Bizblog


Briefs: Snohomish man named to Kidney Centers board

Snohomish man named to Kidney Centers boardNonprofit Northwest Kidney Centers has named three new members to its board of trustees including Snohomish resident Rich Bloch, who is president of Business Learning Inc., providing systems and software engineering...

Date: 10/06/2014 | Bizblog


Briefs: LoanStar hires branch support manager in Everett

LoanStar in Everett adds branch support manager Erik Noet recently joined LoanStar as a branch support manager at the Everett branch. Noet attended Kamiak High School in Mukilteo and studied forestry at the University of...

Date: 10/03/2014 | Bizblog


Coffee with a slice of social conscience

CAMANO ISLAND — A lot has changed in business since Jeff Ericson started the journey that would lead him to opening Camano Island Coffee Roasters 14 years ago at Terry's Corner.Born into a family of ministers, Ericson started his young adult life on a theological path,...

Date: 10/03/2014 | Business


Briefs: Landau Associates adds to Edmonds office

Environmental firm makes new hiresLandau Associates has hired Carlo Evangelisti, Celene Christensen Blair, and Tony MacDonald at its Edmonds office. Evangelisti is the new senior engineer in the Edmonds...

Date: 10/02/2014 | Bizblog


Briefs: 1st Security Bank seeking photos of cute dogs

Bank asks for cute dog photos1st Security Bank is holding its "Most Awesome Dog Contest" for the second year in a row. Send in a clear, color, web-ready impage of your pooch (no humans) to

Date: 10/01/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Briefs: 1st Security Bank seeking photos of cute dogs

Bank asks for cute dog photos1st Security Bank is holding its "Most Awesome Dog Contest" for the second year in a row. Send in a clear, color, web-ready impage of your pooch (no humans) to

Date: 10/01/2014 | Bizblog


Washington minimum wage workers to receive 15-cent-an-hour raise

Washington’s minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $9.47 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the Department of Labor & Industries announced today.

Date: 09/30/2014 | HBJ Business News


PUD abandons tidal energy project

Snohomish County PUD announced today that it will abandon its pilot tidal energy project in Admiralty Inlet, west of Whidbey Island.

Date: 09/30/2014 | HBJ Business News


Briefs: New electrical project manager at Sparling in Lynnwood

Firm hires electrical project managerEngineering-construction consulting firm Sparling has added Joseph Hower as an electrical project manager at the company's Lynnwood office. Hower has more than 26 years of experience in...

Date: 09/30/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Briefs: New electrical project manager at Sparling in Lynnwood

Firm hires electrical project managerEngineering-construction consulting firm Sparling has added Joseph Hower as an electrical project manager at the company's Lynnwood office. Hower has more than 26 years of experience in...

Date: 09/30/2014 | Bizblog


Briefs: P.F. Chang's to paint iconic horse for charity

P.F. Chang's horse statue in Lynnwood to be painted pinkAt 4 p.m. Tuesday, P.F. Chang's restaurant in Lynnwood will raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's fight against breast cancer with the "Paint P.F. Chang's...

Date: 09/29/2014 | HBJ Business News


Everett yarn shop specializes in 'eye candy'

EVERETT — Shopping at Great Yarns! is meant to be a colorful experience.Just ask owner Fontelle Jones."Color is our world," she said.Bright, dark, pastel, jewel and many other colorful tones are part of the specialty yarn for sale...

Date: 09/29/2014 | HBJ Business News


Red-carpet gala planned for Edmonds Center for the Arts

EDMONDS — The eighth annual Red Carpet Gala is planned Saturday evening to support the Edmonds Center for the Arts.The event will feature fine wine, food and silent and live auctions benefiting ECA's arts programming. It starts at 5 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the...

Date: 09/26/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Red-carpet gala planned for Edmonds Center for the Arts

EDMONDS — The eighth annual Red Carpet Gala is planned Saturday evening to support the Edmonds Center for the Arts.The event will feature fine wine, food and silent and live auctions benefiting ECA's arts programming. It starts at 5 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the...

Date: 09/26/2014 | Bizblog


Proposal: Media needs permit to film in wilderness

SEATTLE — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing permanent new rules that would require media organizations to obtain a permit to film and shoot photographs in more than 100 million acres of the nation’s wilderness.

Date: 09/26/2014 | HBJ Business News


Construction starts on Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Everett

EVERETT — Construction on the delayed Courtyard by Marriott hotel is finally under way.The eight-story building, which will rise on the southeast corner of Colby Avenue and Wall Street, is a prize long-sought by city leaders looking to attract a hotel to a former...

Date: 09/26/2014 | HBJ Business News


Port of Everett to add 150-ton crane

EVERETT — The Port of Everett is adding a new 150-ton mobile harbor crane to help with break-bulk cargo, which is too big or too heavy to fit in a container.

Date: 09/25/2014 | HBJ Business News


Vibrant communities focus of talks today, Thursday

HBJ StaffNoted speaker Gil Penalosa will give two speeches in Lynnwood this week to business leaders and the general public aimed at raising awareness about community design.

Date: 09/24/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Banging the drum for local music

Kaitlin Beard has been in rock bands for years. The Everett singer currently takes the stage with a group called In The Between, performing at bars and nightclubs in hopes that she might one day play music for a living.Beard, 32, moved a little closer to that dream in May by...

Date: 09/24/2014 | HBJ Business Profile


Quantum’s new head embraces role

EVERETT — Most people wouldn’t expect to start at the bottom of a company and in just over a decade become that company’s president.Melissa Benton did exactly that.

Date: 09/22/2014 | HBJ Business Profile


Briefs: Port, city plan open house on waterfront development

Open house planned on Waterfront Place in EverettThe Port of Everett and the City of Everett are hosting an open house to share information on new plans for the Waterfront Place Central Development and the State Environmental Protection Act amendment on the...

Date: 09/19/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Meet Snohomish County’s trip adviser

LYNNWOOD — Amy Spain describes the growth of tourism while she's been at the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau as phenomenal.New tourism attractions that have opened since she started include the Future of Flight, Comcast Arena, Lynnwood Convention Center, Tulalip Resort...

Date: 09/19/2014 | HBJ Business News


Briefs: Engineering Terracon Consultants in Terrace expands

Mountlake Terrace engineering firm expandsTerracon Consultants, with offices in Mountlake Terrace, has added over a dozen staff to their Puget Sound area locations. The new staff includes Mike Noll, Sarah Kogler, Dennis Stettler, Alexandra Garner, Caitlin...

Date: 09/18/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Briefs: Judd & Black raises money for Christmas House, Boys & Girls Club

Judd & Black golf tournament raises money for Christmas HouseJudd & Black showed its support for local community organizations at the conclusion of the company's annual charity golf tournament on Aug. 17 at Battle Creek Golf Course. On behalf of Judd...

Date: 09/17/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Bringing family lessons from Japan

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE – Yuko Abe only knows of one other developer who's a woman.That's not a lot different from her previous line of work."If you think of the fishing industry, there aren't many females either," Abe said.She is the...

Date: 09/17/2014 | HBJ Business Profile


Briefs: New marketing manager for Mukilteo chamber

New hire at Mukilteo Chamber of CommerceKim Voetberg has joined the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce as the new marketing manager. Voetberg has four years of experience with the Newport, Oregon, Chamber of Commerce as the public relations and marketing...

Date: 09/16/2014 | HBJ Business News


Workforce Snohomish selects new leader

EVERETT — A new CEO has been selected to take over Workforce Snohomish, the agency that aims to create a competitive labor pool for Snohomish County and runs employment centers in Everett, Mountlake Terrace and Monroe.Erin Monroe was chosen by the Workforce Snohomish...

Date: 09/15/2014 | HBJ Business News


Credit union thrives even post-mill

EVERETT — For decades, workers at the former Kimberly-Clark mill built their lives in town, meeting spouses, having children and finding lifelong friends.And that meant mortgages, college tuition and cars.Mill Town Credit Union helped generations of those...

Date: 09/12/2014 | HBJ Business News


Briefs: Distinctive Interior Designs celebrates anniversary

Lake Stevens design firm celebrates anniversaryDistinctive Interior Designs of Lake Stevens celebrates its 19th Anniversary on Sept. 25. Kelly DuByne, lead designer and owner since 1995, has worked with many local contractors and has helped hundreds of local...

Date: 09/12/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Study says med school feasible in Spokane

SPOKANE — Washington State University is well-positioned to develop an accredited medical school in the near future with a relatively modest investment from the state.That’s the conclusion of a feasibility study released Thursday and commissioned by Washington State University.

Date: 09/12/2014 | HBJ Business News


Boeing's big art

Colorful images going up on hangar doors at Paine Field

Date: 09/12/2014 | HBJ Business News


Workforce Snohomish receives $3.7 million from feds

Workforce Snohomish received $3.7 million in federal funds as part of $41 million distributed statewide to 12 Workforce Development Councils in Washington.

Date: 09/11/2014 | HBJ Business News


Alcoa lands $1 billion-plus contract with Boeing

NEW YORK — Alcoa Inc. said Thursday that it won a multi-year contract worth more than $1 billion to supply aluminum products to aircraft maker Boeing Co.

Date: 09/11/2014 | HBJ Business News


Briefs: Edmonds Yacht Club to host networking event

Networking event scheduled at Edmonds Yacht ClubThe Edmonds Chamber will host a joint chamber networking event. This business "Meet and Greet" is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Edmonds Yacht Club. Meet people from the Edmonds, North Seattle,...

Date: 09/11/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Boeing donates 787 to Museum of Flight

SEATTLE — The Boeing 787 that starred in the company’s globe-trotting Dreamtour in 2012 is being donated to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.The airplane was the third Dreamliner and is a huge addition for the musuem’s collection.

Date: 09/10/2014 | HBJ Business News


New Paine Field director comes from Sea-Tac Airport

EVERETT — Snohomish County on Wednesday named a new director to oversee county-owned Paine Field.

Date: 09/10/2014 | HBJ Business News


The Johnny Appleseed of tomatoes

Tom Wagner isn't a businessman.Someone told him that once. It wasn't meant as a compliment but Wagner accepted the comment with pride.He sees himself as a plant engineer. A mad scientist. The Johnny Appleseed of tomatoes. Anything but a...

Date: 09/10/2014 | HBJ Business Profile


Briefs: Diamond Knot, Purrfect Pals raise money for shelter

Diamond Knot raises money for no-kill cat shelterDiamond Knot Brewery has joined forces with Arlington's Purrfect Pals for a month-long fundraiser for the no-kill cat rescue, shelter and sanctuary. Cash donations can be made at any Diamond Knot location. The...

Date: 09/10/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


County’s 7th Walmart store opens Wednesday in Everett

EVERETT — Wal-Mart's newest store is opening Wednesday across from the Everett Mall.The company hired about 200 employees for the 90,000-square-foot store.The newest location is at the former Top Foods...

Date: 09/10/2014 | HBJ Business News


Briefs: New photography shop in Everett

Clear Image opens downtown Everett locationClear Image Photography's newest location is in historic downtown Everett at 2806 Colby Ave. The business, that recently acquired Mukilteo Art and Frame, offers specialty services such as printing, fine art...

Date: 09/09/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Age is better with wine

Retirement home's on-site pub serves beer, too

Date: 09/09/2014 | HBJ Business News


Port chief’s retirement leaves void

EVERETT — John Mohr always aimed to look at the big picture as Port of Everett’s chief executive officer.Under Mohr’s eye, the port has reworked cargo systems, forecast global economies and took a few steps back to take giant leaps forward.

Date: 09/08/2014 | HBJ Business News


Briefs: Halloween store coming to former Edmonds Top Foods

Halloween City to open in former Top Foods in EdmondsA seasonal retail store, Halloween City, has plans to temporarily operate in part of the former Top Foods grocery store on Highway 99 and 220th St. SW in Edmonds. Meanwhile, a longer–term use...

Date: 09/08/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


High time in Everett

Pot trade show is all business and pleasure

Date: 09/08/2014 | HBJ Business News


Changes ahead in Boeing's big Everett plant

EVERETT — Boeing's venerable 747 faces an uncertain future, as do the 767 and the 777 classic. Those older airplane models have threadbare customer demand.Robots, meanwhile, have slashed the number of people needed to paint a 777 wing, and more bots are on the way to...

Date: 09/08/2014 | HBJ Business News


Head of Workforce Snohomish retires

EVERETT — The president and CEO of Workforce Snohomish has retired and a search is under way to find her replacement.

Date: 09/05/2014 | HBJ Business News


Everett boat builders test craft around Vancouver Island

Another crew took up the challenge to race around Vancouver Island burning as little fuel as possible.

Date: 09/05/2014 | HBJ Business News


Briefs: Learn what you need to know about business taxes

Workshops on business taxes plannedWashington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop about business taxes for new and small business owners from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Lynnwood. Attendees receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to...

Date: 09/05/2014 | HBJ Business Briefs


Cement shipments flowing again at Port of Everett

EVERETT — After five years of inactivity, the cement plant on the waterfront is operating again.Longshoremen at the Port of Everett spent eight days last month unloading 32,000 tons of cement from the Loch Melfort, a bulk carrier, using a vacuum and conveyer belt system.

Date: 09/05/2014 | HBJ Business News


Court backs Yelp in ratings lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO — Online review site Yelp can lower or raise the rating of a business depending on whether it advertises with the company, a federal appeals court ruled in a lawsuit filed by small businesses claiming Yelp used the tactic to try to extort ads from them.

Date: 09/05/2014 | HBJ Business News




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