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Mark Duffy poses for a photo in his office at the Mountain Pacific Bank headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Mark Duffy: Building a hometown bank; giving kids an opportunity

Mountain Pacific Bank’s founder is the recipient of the Fluke Award from Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

Mark Duffy poses for a photo in his office at the Mountain Pacific Bank headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Maygen Hetherington, executive director of the Historic Downtown Snohomish Association, laughs during an interview in her office on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Maygen Hetherington: tireless advocate for the city of Snohomish

Historic Downtown Snohomish Association receives the Opportunity Lives Here award from Economic Alliance.

Maygen Hetherington, executive director of the Historic Downtown Snohomish Association, laughs during an interview in her office on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
FILE - Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs poses in front of photos of the 15 people who previously held the office on Nov. 22, 2021, after he was sworn in at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Hobbs faces several challengers as he runs for election to the office he was appointed to last fall. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Secretary of State Steve Hobbs: ‘I wanted to serve my country’

Hobbs, a former Lake Stevens senator, is the recipient of the Henry M. Jackson Award from Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

FILE - Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs poses in front of photos of the 15 people who previously held the office on Nov. 22, 2021, after he was sworn in at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Hobbs faces several challengers as he runs for election to the office he was appointed to last fall. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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Economic Alliance presented one of the Washington Rising Stem Awards to Katie Larios, a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School.

Mountlake Terrace High School senior wins state STEM award

Katie Larios was honored at an Economic Alliance gathering: “A champion for other young women of color in STEM.”

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Economic Alliance presented one of the Washington Rising Stem Awards to Katie Larios, a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School.
The Westwood Rainier is one of the seven ships in the Westwood line. The ships serve ports in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast Asia. (Photo provided by Swire Shipping)

Westwood Shipping Lines, an Everett mainstay, has new name

The four green-hulled Westwood vessels will keep their names, but the ships will display the Swire Shipping flag.

The Westwood Rainier is one of the seven ships in the Westwood line. The ships serve ports in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast Asia. (Photo provided by Swire Shipping)
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Feds fine Everett test lab for alleged animal welfare violations

Altasciences was cited for five alleged violations in the last two years that resulted in animal injuries and deaths.

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A Keyport ship docked at Lake Union in Seattle in June 2018. The ship spends most of the year in Alaska harvesting Golden King crab in the Bering Sea. During the summer it ties up for maintenance and repairs at Lake Union. (Keyport LLC)

In crabbers’ turbulent moment, Edmonds seafood processor ‘saved our season’

When a processing plant in Alaska closed, Edmonds-based business Keyport stepped up to solve a “no-win situation.”

A Keyport ship docked at Lake Union in Seattle in June 2018. The ship spends most of the year in Alaska harvesting Golden King crab in the Bering Sea. During the summer it ties up for maintenance and repairs at Lake Union. (Keyport LLC)
IonQ CEO Peter Chapman, left, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, right, cut a ribbon during an IonQ event at their research and manufacturing facility on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 in Bothell, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Nation’s first quantum computing manufacturing plant opens in Bothell

IonQ, a Maryland-based firm, expects to add hundreds of jobs and invest $1 billion in the region over the next 10 years.

IonQ CEO Peter Chapman, left, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, right, cut a ribbon during an IonQ event at their research and manufacturing facility on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 in Bothell, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Global Supply Chain for Boeing, speaks at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At aerospace gathering in Lynnwood, Boeing urges workers to ‘speak up’

Boeing had skipped recent annual conferences in Lynnwood. This year, the aviation giant pledged better collaboration with suppliers.

Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Global Supply Chain for Boeing, speaks at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Angela Harris, Executive Director of the Port of Edmonds, stands at the port’s marina on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Leadership, love for the Port of Edmonds got exec the job

Shoring up an aging seawall is the first order of business for Angela Harris, the first woman to lead the Edmonds port.

Angela Harris, Executive Director of the Port of Edmonds, stands at the port’s marina on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Cascade Warbirds fly over Naval Station Everett. (Sue Misao / The Herald file)

Bothell High School senior awarded $2,500 to keep on flying

Cascade Warbirds scholarship helps students 16-21 continue flight training and earn a private pilot’s certificate.

The Cascade Warbirds fly over Naval Station Everett. (Sue Misao / The Herald file)
Leadership and executive coach Adrianne Wagner is the new CEO of Leadership Launch. Credit: Adrianne Wagner, Feb. 2, 2024.

Leadership Launch welcomes new CEO, Adrianne Wagner

The Snohomish County nonprofit mentors first-generation college bound students and students facing hardships

Leadership and executive coach Adrianne Wagner is the new CEO of Leadership Launch. Credit: Adrianne Wagner, Feb. 2, 2024.
Katie Townsend, senior vice president, marketing and communications with Seattle Kraken.

With Kraken’s help, Edmonds International Women’s Day set for March 8

It’s a two-part event this year: brunch followed by the option to attend “Women in Hockey Night” with the Seattle Kraken.

Katie Townsend, senior vice president, marketing and communications with Seattle Kraken.
The Tulalip Resort Casino is undergoing a two-year renovation that expands the existing casino by 70,000 square and adds design features throughout that highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture and traditions. Illustration depicts the casino's new center bar. (Tulalip Resort Casino)

Tulalip casino undergoing major, two-year renovation

The project expands the resort’s gaming and guest features and adds features to highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture.

The Tulalip Resort Casino is undergoing a two-year renovation that expands the existing casino by 70,000 square and adds design features throughout that highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture and traditions. Illustration depicts the casino's new center bar. (Tulalip Resort Casino)
Andre Stein (Photo courtesy of Eviation Aircraft Inc.)

Former Embraer exec takes helm at pivotal time for Arlington’s Eviation

Andre Stein will lead Eviation on a course to certify the company’s all-electric commuter plane for commercial use.

Andre Stein (Photo courtesy of Eviation Aircraft Inc.)
MyMyToyStore.com owner Tom Harrison at his brick and mortar storefront on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Burst pipe permanently closes downtown Everett toy store

After a pipe flooded the store, MyMyToystore in downtown Everett closed. Owner Tom Harrison is already on to his next venture.

MyMyToyStore.com owner Tom Harrison at his brick and mortar storefront on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The first flight from Paine Field to Honolulu is prepared by grounds crew on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Alaska’s daily flight from Everett to Honolulu will change to seasonal

The airline is “shifting to a seasonal market to enable some other flights in Everett.” The Honolulu flights will go from October to May.

The first flight from Paine Field to Honolulu is prepared by grounds crew on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Melrose and Vine Collective owner Kara Langus in her vintage collection room at her store on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New and vintage women’s boutique aims to dazzle in downtown Everett

Add some sparkle to your wardrobe: Melrose and Vine Collective opened inside a former bank building on Pacific Avenue.

Melrose and Vine Collective owner Kara Langus in her vintage collection room at her store on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Anchor Pub on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s Anchor Pub to reopen with new operators, new name

The pub closed in 2021 when its former owner, Christian Sayre, was arrested for investigation of multiple sexual assault charges.

The Anchor Pub on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Gov. Jay Inslee and Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber take a look at Pier 3 while discussing future plans for the Port of Everett Seaport on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in Everett, Washington. The Port is raising funds to renovate Pier 3 and make it capable of charging electric vessels. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Gov. Inslee stops by to visit the electrifying Port of Everett

The port can supply electrical power to docked ships instead of burning diesel. But without a standard plug, it can’t happen.

Gov. Jay Inslee and Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber take a look at Pier 3 while discussing future plans for the Port of Everett Seaport on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in Everett, Washington. The Port is raising funds to renovate Pier 3 and make it capable of charging electric vessels. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)