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Go ahead, hit snooze: Most Black Friday deals are online
Braving the stores on Black Friday is still a thing, but more retailers are closed on Thanksgiving.
Proposed merger of Albertsons and Kroger worries employees
Workers at an Albertsons in Marysville urge shoppers to sign a petition blocking the $25 billion deal.
Snohomish County-based battery maker awarded $100M federal grant
Money from US Department of Energy will help Group14 Technologies construct a new manufacturing plant in Moses Lake.
With new addition, Imagine Children’s Museum doubles in size
More than just space, the Everett museum’s new $25 million wing is an investment in mental health.
Everett City Council member honored by local labor council
Mary Fosse, candidate for District 38, receives the first annual Mike Sells Labor Champion award.
Business Briefs: State minimum wage rises in January
Also, Boeing workers’ donations support local nonprofits and fundraiser for businesses impacted by Bolt Creek wildfire.
Mosaic Homes looks to add industrial condo space in Mukilteo
Mosaic Homes steps into commercial real estate development with 526 Speedway, an industrial condo project.
‘Hungry to shop local,’ but obstacles abound in downtown Everett
Can downtown Everett get its groove back from a decades-old funk? A new generation of business owners is optimistic.
US Energy officials visit Everett nuclear research lab
On a tour of TerraPower, U.S. Secretary of Energy says the quest for advanced nuclear reactors has stoked a global race.
Business Briefs: SnoCo appoints new economic development director
Also, North Puget Sound Small Business Summit returns as an in-person event, and more.
Drivers school has taught thousands rules of the road
Owner of Everett’s 911 Driving School says self-driving cars won’t make a dent for at least 20 years.
In business since the ’70s, Everett hobby shop gets new owner
Broadway Hobbies’ new owner bought the store “out of the blue” and discovered “it’s tons of fun.”
Arlington’s all-electric plane, Alice, takes first test flight
Eviation Aircraft’s battery-powered plane logs successful first flight from Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake.
Near-death experience planted seeds for downtown Everett toy store
Former attorney Tom Harrison survived 9/11. It caused him to ask what’s important in life. Today, he runs MyMyToyStore.
Dogg toyz: Funko, rapper Snoop Dogg greenlight new retail venture
“Tha Dogg House” opening next year in Inglewood, California, will be Funko’s third U.S. retail store.
Mountlake Terrace medical transport service will close
Falck Northwest, which provides non-emergency patient transport, will lay off 123 workers around Puget Sound.
Arlington’s Eviation makes Gregory Davis its permanent CEO
The interim CEO will continue as president for the electric aircraft maker; Eviation just inked a deal for 50 new planes.
Snohomish County remote work study echoes national sentiment
Roughly 50% of workers won’t take a job that requires them to be in the office full-time, a survey found.
Karen Staniford, founder of storied Vintage Cafe, dies at 79
The cafe’s former owner was “feisty and independent, a force to be reckoned with when she put her mind to something.”
Business briefs: Leadership Snohomish County names new executive director
Plus a new short-term, career programs at Edmonds College, state grants for small businesses and more.