Janice Podsada

Boeing rival Airbus buys Mukilteo robotics company

MTM Robotics will become a subsidiary of Airbus but will continue to serve other aerospace companies.

Rucker Renewal disruption frustrates downtown businesses

The major Everett road, sidewalk and utilities project started in July and won’t end until spring.

New EvCC class teaches conversational Japanese for business

Everett Community College offers a three-quarter course in language and business skills.

Lynnwood expects an influx of shoppers — from Seattle

With Northgate Mall’s transformation into a mixed development, shoppers there are eyeing Alderwood.

This business down-sized, and yet it’s still growing

The owners of Houseplants Galore in Everett closed a nursery and now focus on indoor greenery.

A classic hobby store survives in the era of video games

At the Edmonds Hobby Shop, model cars, boats and trains are still popular with grown-up kids.

Funko, the Everett-based toymaker, opens a Hollywood store

The location is the second brick-and-mortar retail store for the company — the first being in Everett.

With help from business, Everett passenger service takes off

Count Funko among the fans of Paine Field flying. Meanwhile, where next? Chicago or Dallas, anyone?

She convinces companies to hire ‘amazing’ disabled people

Janet Bruckshen and others at Washington Vocational Services match workers with employers in need.

Orders pour in after Everett startup appears on ‘Shark Tank’

The family of the founders of Squid Socks is pitching in at their living-room headquarters.

Washington trade delegation to China includes county reps

They are there to promote state aerospace companies and other manufacturers.

It’s a store, a studio, a gallery and a hangout for artists

JAG Artworks in Everett is a labor of love by an artist who still has a day job.

Fake noise complaints inundate Everett’s Paine Field airport

The director of the Snohomish County-owned airport was the target of a scam to register complaints.

Port commission candidates support recent economic strides

District 1 port commissioner Bruce Fingarson and David Simpson square off for a seat at the port.

Everett lab accused of killing pig during ‘botched’ blood draw

Stop Animal Exploitation Now! filed a complaint against Altasciences based on a confidential report.

Alaska CEO: ‘We really need to look at growing Paine Field’

At a conference, Brad Tilden speculated about expanded passenger service, but flights are capped — for now.

Everett couple talks socks on ‘Shark Tank,’ lands investment

Their homegrown startup invented Squid Socks, which won’t slip off kids’ feet.

Verdict: Farmers Market shift to downtown was ‘terrific move’

Most vendors and patrons said the new location is roomier, cleaner and more accessible.

STEM summit focuses on ‘grow your own’ skilled workers

Regional firms need more local workers to fill skilled jobs: out-of-staters tend not to relocate.

Pepper takes a drink from the new water fountain display while on a walk with his owner, Mike Williams, at the Port of Everett on Wednesday in Everett. The Boats Afloat Show, which has been held on Seattle’s South Lake Union for some 30 years, is relocating to the Port of Everett next fall. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘The future of boating’: Everett will be home to Boats Afloat

The annual show is leaving Seattle’s South Lake Union and will call the Port of Everett home.

Pepper takes a drink from the new water fountain display while on a walk with his owner, Mike Williams, at the Port of Everett on Wednesday in Everett. The Boats Afloat Show, which has been held on Seattle’s South Lake Union for some 30 years, is relocating to the Port of Everett next fall. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)