Janice Podsada

He’s busy keeping his promises — very busy

As a co-founder of Leadership Launch, Dan Kittle mentors teens, plans events and helps with dinner.

Bringing different people, ideas and perspectives together

Ambar Martinez works to ensure diversity on both sides of the classroom — among students and faculty.

He works to inspire others at his firm to volunteer

Whether it’s turkeys at Thanksgiving or wells for Liberia, Dan Leach tries to lead by example.

He embraced Snohomish County and hopes you will, too

Narrative Coffee in Everett is a springboard for co-owner Maxwell Mooney’s community service.

Drawing strength from humble beginnings

When he’s not working or studying, Sumit Karn is busy volunteering and organizing charitable events.

United flights at Paine Field bring the world to Everett

The carrier began service Sunday with six daily flights from the new terminal to San Francisco and Denver.

Judd & Black Appliance cuts the ribbon on new Everett store

Judd & Black opens a new flagship store in Everett six months after fire gutted its former location.

BoltBus links Everett to Seattle and other big I-5 cities

The private service begins Monday. Destinations include Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Bellingham.

Over the decades, these Lynnwood plumbers have seen it all

The Davises started with one truck in 1986. Many rescued wedding rings later, they have stories to tell.

Here are 6 local businesses that have been around forever

Your grandpa patronized them. Snohomish County is home to scores of longtime, locally owned enterprises.

It’s as rare as a carburetor: an independent auto-parts store

Greg Ouellette still enjoys the business his family bought in 1971, but the future is not bright.

An Everett restaurant has defied the odds for 43 years

The Vintage Cafe’s third-generation manager has taken over the restaurant and bar.

Werner Furrer needed a paddle, so he made one — then another

That was in 1965. Today Monroe-based Werner Paddles is still innovating, though not so much with wood.

You’ll forget you’re at an airport Monday in Everett

Meet the new Paine Field terminal with its Italian marble countertops and glass jet bridges.

Guests tour the departure lounge of the Paine Field terminal on Tuesday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

So far, airport earns Everett no respect

Paine Field airport opens Monday, but please don’t call it Seattle’s second airport, locals say.

Guests tour the departure lounge of the Paine Field terminal on Tuesday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

If you work outside, you likely know this longtime outfitter

An Everett father and his daughters have grown Work n’ More into a retail chain with five stores.

This might be a ‘boring business,’ but it sure has longevity

When Jerry Murphy bought Greenshields Industrial Supply, he was careful to change very little.

Paine Field is cleared for passenger takeoff, FAA says

After years of planning and litigation, airlines can begin service at Everett’s new terminal.