Announcements: Snohomish chamber needs volunteers for Easter bonnet contest

  • Sun Mar 23rd, 2014 10:08am

The Snohomish Chamber of Commerce Easter Parade Committee is looking for volunteers to help organize the 2014 Easter Bonnet Contest. The contest immediately follows the April 19 Snohomish Easter Parade. Volunteers are needed to help with the Easter Bonnet Making Workshop, registration, judging and more. Contact Pam Osborne for further information at 425-344-8533 or manager@cityofsnohomish.com.

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More than 350 community members gathered at Snohomish High School to raise money for district students and to gain awareness about the programs the Snohomish Education Foundation provides to support student success. Through the use of web conferencing software, attendees had the choice of physical attendance or virtual experience. The event raised a record $56,000.

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Housing Hope hosted its annual East County Community of Hope Dinner March 13 at The Golf Club at Echo Falls in Snohomish. The event raised a record $42,000 after event expenses. Event sponsors off-set event costs so that all money raised at the event directly supports homeless families in East County.

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Verizon Wireless announced that it is adding 47 full-time retail positions in the Seattle metropolitan area, including Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Redmond, Lakewood, Puyallup and Redmond. Overall, 74 full-time positions will be added throughout the Pacific Northwest before April 16. Interested candidates may apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com.

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Arlington financial planning firm McIlrath &Eck will move into a new building with ample parking on March 31. The move is in response to significant growth and to more effectively meet the needs of its clients. The new McIlrath &Eck office will be located at 3325 Smokey Point Drive NE, No. 201, adjacent to Alfy’s Pizza.

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Lynnwood Crossroads Modern Dentistry will open April 1 in the Lynnwood Crossroads shopping center. It features the skills of dentist Megan Camp and others. The office is equipped with advanced technologies including online registration capabilities, digital X-rays and more. For more information, visit www.LynnwoodCrossroadsModernDentistry.com or call 425-670-1144.

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According to the Smith Travel Research report for February 2014, Snohomish County finished the month of February with roughly the same positioning as 2013. Overall demand was down 1.4 percent as compared to this month last year but revenue saw a 1.6 percent increase. Snohomish County finished third compared to other counties in occupancy and ADR and second in RevPar.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it will award grants to state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program. Proposals must be submitted to http://www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. on April 11.