Janice Podsada

Double Barrel owner Lionel Madriz places a wine sale sign outside of his business on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Job-seekers today are choosy, forcing employers to adapt

If they even show up, prospective employees are calling the shots. First question: What’s the pay?

Double Barrel owner Lionel Madriz places a wine sale sign outside of his business on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber points back to the new retail site at Fisherman's Harbor at Waterfront Place during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The project will construct two new buildings to house the new Asian-inspired Fisherman Jack’s restaurant, South Fork Bakery, and three marine-related offices adjacent to the new Waterfront Place Apartments and Hotel Indigo.
 (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Port of Everett breaks ground on a new ‘restaurant row’

American-Chinese restaurant Fisherman Jack’s and South Fork Bakery are two businesses that will call the waterfront home.

Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber points back to the new retail site at Fisherman's Harbor at Waterfront Place during a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The project will construct two new buildings to house the new Asian-inspired Fisherman Jack’s restaurant, South Fork Bakery, and three marine-related offices adjacent to the new Waterfront Place Apartments and Hotel Indigo.
 (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Edmonds company fined $575,000 for improper asbestos removal

A state agency says Above Beyond Asbestos Removal continued to accept work after being de-certified.

The new Everett Community College President Daria Willis on campus on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

EvCC president leaving to take similar post in Maryland

Daria Willis joined Everett Community College as its first African American president in 2019.

The new Everett Community College President Daria Willis on campus on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jacob Murray, a professor of electrical engineering at WSU Everett, speaks to WSU Everett and Clemson students during class on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Students and Boeing team up to disinfect airplanes faster

A new career program is teaching WSU Everett and Clemson students about project engineering and marketing.

Jacob Murray, a professor of electrical engineering at WSU Everett, speaks to WSU Everett and Clemson students during class on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Owner Lacey Coragiulo sorts raw belt leathers at Quil Ceda Leather, a store in Marysville that sells handcrafted, custom leather goods and leatherworking supplies and tools, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Marysville, Washington.  The store has been around in one form or another for 90 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A 90-year-old leather business thrives in the 21st century

More than once, Quil Ceda Leather employees have become the owners of a durable enterprise.

Owner Lacey Coragiulo sorts raw belt leathers at Quil Ceda Leather, a store in Marysville that sells handcrafted, custom leather goods and leatherworking supplies and tools, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Marysville, Washington.  The store has been around in one form or another for 90 years. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Owners of Country Rose/The Paint Bungalow, Donna Mains (left) and Kathleen Shalan in the shop on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The gift store also stocks Annie Sloan paint as well as being a women's apparel boutique. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington: Where small retailers survive and even thrive

The Country Rose store’s owners give credit to the downtown association for drumming up business.

Owners of Country Rose/The Paint Bungalow, Donna Mains (left) and Kathleen Shalan in the shop on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The gift store also stocks Annie Sloan paint as well as being a women's apparel boutique. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Nicola Smith

Lynnwood mayor among Leadership Snohomish County honorees

Also receiving awards this year were a Snohomish Health District communicator and The Everett Clinic.

Nicola Smith
Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Maker of electric airplane engines gets $74M NASA grant

MagniX of Everett is one of two companies tapped to advance electric propulsion systems to power aircraft.

Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, poses with a production electric engine, the magni500, at the  company's new office on Seaway Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
David Simpson (left) and Scott Murphy.

Port of Everett candidates spar over transparency

An incumbent, David Simpson, is challenged by Everett City Councilmember Scott Murphy.

David Simpson (left) and Scott Murphy.
Rendering of the new terminal that Propeller Airports plans to build at Paine Field in Everett. The terminal, which will serve the general aviation community, will replace Castle & Cooke Aviation's existing building at the Snohomish County-owned airport. (Propeller Airports LLC)

Propeller Airports to acquire Castle & Cooke at Paine Field

Propeller, which owns the nearby passenger terminal, plans a new complex for private aviation.

Rendering of the new terminal that Propeller Airports plans to build at Paine Field in Everett. The terminal, which will serve the general aviation community, will replace Castle & Cooke Aviation's existing building at the Snohomish County-owned airport. (Propeller Airports LLC)
With the Olympic mountains in the background, the first passenger flight by Alaska Airlines Flight 2878 departs for Portland on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Alaska Airlines stalls plan for extra flights in Everett

Business has been sluggish, but the airline says it will offer 12 flights a day at Paine Field in the new year.

With the Olympic mountains in the background, the first passenger flight by Alaska Airlines Flight 2878 departs for Portland on opening day of the Paine Field Terminal on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Ryan Welch, a produce clerk, restocks grapes at the Sno-Isle Food Co-op on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett’s Sno-Isle Food Co-op approaches its 25th anniversary

The enterprise hopes to add more square footage and more classroom space to the store on Grand Avenue.

Ryan Welch, a produce clerk, restocks grapes at the Sno-Isle Food Co-op on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jeff Wagner and son Casey Wagner at their store, Wagner Jewelers, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 41 years, Wagner Jewelers in Marysville still shines

When the Wagner brothers opened it in 1981, they were the only game in a pretty small town.

Jeff Wagner and son Casey Wagner at their store, Wagner Jewelers, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Balconies are built in the shape of film strips at the Marquee Apartments on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

With 77 new apartments, more residents for downtown Everett

The 56-year-old Skotdal Real Estate company built the Marquee Apartments a block north of Funko.

Balconies are built in the shape of film strips at the Marquee Apartments on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Adriana Reedy and her "foster fail" Juniper at Hamlin Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 in Shoreline, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Animal shelters turn to fostering to help meet demand for pets

Foster parents help Snohomish County shelters care for animals — and find them forever homes.

Adriana Reedy and her "foster fail" Juniper at Hamlin Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 in Shoreline, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Workers build the first all-electric commuter plane, the Eviation Alice, at Eviation's plant on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

All eyes on Alice, the electric plane made in Arlington

If all goes well, Eviation’s battery-powered airplane will make its debut test flight later this year.

Workers build the first all-electric commuter plane, the Eviation Alice, at Eviation's plant on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Commercial Aircraft Interiors General Manager James Barnett stands in a warehouse aisle of 777 overhead bins at the company's new building on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Commercial Aircraft Interiors General Manager James Barnett stands in a warehouse aisle of 777 overhead bins at the company's new building on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A drawing of the giant Funko Pop! balloon depicting Baby Yoda, which will wind through the streets of New York during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Funko) 20210912

It’s OK to Pop! this balloon: Funko to join the Macy’s parade

Funko’s incarnation of Baby Yoda will float by in this year’s Thanksgiving Day event.

A drawing of the giant Funko Pop! balloon depicting Baby Yoda, which will wind through the streets of New York during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Funko) 20210912
Heather Van Slageren waits for a Community Transit bus to Stanwood at the Lynnwood Transit Center on September 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

As offices reopen, some former ‘super commuters’ aren’t happy

After a pandemic respite working at home, they dread resuming a one-way commute of 90 minutes or more.

Heather Van Slageren waits for a Community Transit bus to Stanwood at the Lynnwood Transit Center on September 8, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)