Announcements: Maltby ice cream shop reopens; Everett trophy shop moves; Larsen tours Travis Industries

  • Thu Feb 27th, 2014 8:58am

Maltby’s award-winning Snoqualmie Ice Cream will be re-opening the doors to its scoop shop on March 1. Over the last three months, the company has been re-modeling as well as creating a new and improved menu. In addition to more ice cream options and alcohol-flavored shakes and floats, the shop will now offer signature flatbreads, bowls and local beer and wine.

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Awards of Praise has moved from 2609 Wetmore Avenue to 1716 Broadway in Everett. The business that has supplied trophies, plaques and awards in Snohomish County since 1982 is owned by Deborah and David Brummett. More information is available from www.awardsofpraise.com or call 425-339-2285.

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The NW Innovation Resource Center has announced the NW Washington Sustainability Challenge, a competition designed to foster sustainable innovation and provide support for teams of students or affiliates from participating schools in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish Counties. Over 25,000 in prizes will be awarded. For a full list of rules, and to learn more about the Challenge, visit the website at: nwsustainabilitychallenge.com.

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A PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll shows that despite a general understanding of the laws, drivers – especially younger drivers – still break them. About half of those surveyed under age 35 say they sometimes text behind the wheel. About one-fifth of drivers under age 35 admit to talking on a hand-held phone at least sometimes while driving, as well. Nearly one-third of all poll respondents didn’t know it’s still illegal to send or read text messages when sitting at a red light.

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According to a new report released by the Center for Housing Policy, the research division of the National Housing Conference, the continuing economic recovery has improved housing affordability for low- and moderate-income working households, but housing costs are still a significant burden, especially to renters. Over a quarter of working renters spent more than half their household income on housing costs, compared to 18.6 percent of working homeowners.

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Rep. Rick Larsen toured the research and development facilities at Travis Industries in Mukilteo on Feb. 19. Afterwards he moderated a discussion on transportation investment in Seattle. Late last year, Travis Industries, a stove and fireplace company, won the Popular Mechanics People’s Choice award in an international stove-design competition.

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Marysville’s Greenpoint Products and Services, a manufacturer of aircraft interiors and components, has completed first article inspections and is ready to begin Boeing 777-200 commercial interior deliveries. The company is contracted for Boeing 777-200 interior bar units, coat closets and video control cabinets. Deliveries should conclude by July 2014.

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Please take the time to nominate an executive and entrepreneur of the year.These people should be dedicated private- or public-sector individuals who excel in business, community involvement and support Snohomish County’s economic development.

The winners will be honored during the Economic Alliance Snohomish annual recognition luncheon in May.

Nominations entry forms can be found at www.theheraldbusinessjournal.com.

Nominations can also be sent to HBJ editor Jim Davis at 1213 California St., Everett, WA 98206-0930 or email to jdavis@heraldnet.com.

Please include name, title, reason for nomination and the name of the person submitting the nomination.

More info: 425-339-3097.