Herald Business Journal

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)

Electric aircraft developer magniX moves HQ to Everett

The company builds electric motors, and it’s teaming with Arlington’s Eviation to launch a fully electric plane.

 

FILE- In this Sept. 30, 202, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

European aviation agency: 737 Max to be cleared next week

The review of the aircraft “began with the MCAS but went far beyond.”

 

Garry Clark

Economic Alliance Snohomish County names new CEO

After nationwide search, Garry Clark, a Nebraska business advocate, will take the helm in February.

 

Matt and Jill Wurst opened Audacity Brewing in December 2020 and are now managing to stay open, with the COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, at their brewery on 10th Street on Monday, Jan. 11, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

It took some Audacity to open this new Snohomish brewery

The COVID-19 pandemic hit just as Matt and Jill Wurst were getting the business off the ground.

Matt and Jill Wurst opened Audacity Brewing in December 2020 and are now managing to stay open, with the COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, at their brewery on 10th Street on Monday, Jan. 11, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash., where 737 Max airplanes are made. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the company reported final 2020 numbers for airplane orders and deliveries, and they are down from 2019 even though the 737 Max is flying again. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Canada OKs return of Boeing 737 Max aircraft

The planes will be permitted to fly as long as they meet specific safety conditions.

  • Jan 18, 2021
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash., where 737 Max airplanes are made. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the company reported final 2020 numbers for airplane orders and deliveries, and they are down from 2019 even though the 737 Max is flying again. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Snohomish Delivers concierge Sarah Dylan Jensen picks up tea from Everything Tea on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A Snohomish service brings goods from the store to your door

Developed by the city, Snohomish Delivers encourages online shoppers to look local. And it’s free.

Snohomish Delivers concierge Sarah Dylan Jensen picks up tea from Everything Tea on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arthur Sepulveda, 32, has been looking for his first home since July. He put in bids for four houses and finally found one last month in Lynnwood directly from the builder. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Low mortgage rates fuel a frenzied, revved-up housing market

Home prices are soaring and bidding wars are back, and Snohomish County “Zoom towns” are hot locations.

Arthur Sepulveda, 32, has been looking for his first home since July. He put in bids for four houses and finally found one last month in Lynnwood directly from the builder. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Adam Ling works securing rebar reinforcement for a set of stairs on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

With lots of people working at home, a rush for renovations

Homeowners with remodeling plans are keeping local contractors busy. Winter hasn’t slowed them down.

Adam Ling works securing rebar reinforcement for a set of stairs on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Photos from The Herald’s top 10 business stories in 2020. (Herald staff and submitted)

Coronavirus commerce: The baddest business stories of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic touched every aspect of the economy in the U.S., state and Snohomish County.

Photos from The Herald’s top 10 business stories in 2020. (Herald staff and submitted)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash., where 737 Max airplanes are made. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the company reported final 2020 numbers for airplane orders and deliveries, and they are down from 2019 even though the 737 Max is flying again. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Boeing deliveries drop despite 737 Max’s return to flight

The company has borrowed billions and cut thousands of jobs to reduce costs.

  • Jan 12, 2021
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash., where 737 Max airplanes are made. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the company reported final 2020 numbers for airplane orders and deliveries, and they are down from 2019 even though the 737 Max is flying again. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Kim Williams, CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Providence Northwest, will retire July 1. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kim Williams, the local Providence CEO, will retire July 1

She was born at Providence in Everett and leads the health care provider’s northwest Washington group.

Kim Williams, CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Providence Northwest, will retire July 1. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing improperly influenced a test designed to see how quickly pilots could respond to malfunctions on the Boeing 737 Max, and Federal Aviation Administration officials may have obstructed a review of two deadly crashes involving the plane, Senate investigators say. In a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 the Senate Commerce Committee also said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing to pay $2.5B to settle criminal charge over 737 Max

The settlement includes money for crash victims’ families, airline customers and airlines, and a fine.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing improperly influenced a test designed to see how quickly pilots could respond to malfunctions on the Boeing 737 Max, and Federal Aviation Administration officials may have obstructed a review of two deadly crashes involving the plane, Senate investigators say. In a report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 the Senate Commerce Committee also said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Britt Morgan, left, who manages the Scriber Creek Apartments and twin sister Rachel Morgan, who manages the Madison Way Apartments on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Twin bridges in the challenging landlord-tenant relationship

When the rent is unpaid, property owners and lessors look to Rachel and Britt Morgan for help.

Britt Morgan, left, who manages the Scriber Creek Apartments and twin sister Rachel Morgan, who manages the Madison Way Apartments on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Rucker Renewal Project is complete but the COVID closures still hamper businesses along the thoroughfare in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Bad soil, concrete and COVID added to Rucker project costs

Change orders for the project added nearly $2 million to the project’s original $9.5 million budget.

The Rucker Renewal Project is complete but the COVID closures still hamper businesses along the thoroughfare in Everett.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, a Boeing 787 airplane being built for Norwegian Air Shuttle is shown at Boeing Co.'s assembly facility, in Everett, Wash. Boeing is dealing with a new production problem involving its 787 jet, in which inspections have found flaws in the way that sections of the rear of the plane were joined together. Boeing said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, it's not an immediate safety risk but could cause the planes to age prematurely. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing Dreamliner’s defects spur $7.5 billion cash drain

The company intends to repair 787 planes at its factory in Everett

FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, a Boeing 787 airplane being built for Norwegian Air Shuttle is shown at Boeing Co.'s assembly facility, in Everett, Wash. Boeing is dealing with a new production problem involving its 787 jet, in which inspections have found flaws in the way that sections of the rear of the plane were joined together. Boeing said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, it's not an immediate safety risk but could cause the planes to age prematurely. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Amid pandemic, 2020 was an historic year for unemployment

After record joblessness last April, Snohomish County has a long road back to a pre-pandemic economy.

Snohomish’s sassy candle company sues alleged copycat seller

The owner of Malicious Women Co. saw an Etsy page from Florida selling strikingly similar products.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020 file photo, an American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane is parked at a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Okla.  Paying passengers were scheduled to board a Boeing 737 Max in Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 29 for the first time since safety regulators allowed the plane to fly again after two deadly crashes.
The American Airlines flight is scheduled to land at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with about 100 passengers aboard, according to an airline spokeswoman. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight

The American Airlines flight departed from Miami on a roundtrip flight to New York and back.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020 file photo, an American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane is parked at a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Okla.  Paying passengers were scheduled to board a Boeing 737 Max in Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 29 for the first time since safety regulators allowed the plane to fly again after two deadly crashes.
The American Airlines flight is scheduled to land at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with about 100 passengers aboard, according to an airline spokeswoman. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
People walk by the Weyerhaeuser Building at Boxcar Park on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Port seeking new ideas for 97-year-old Weyerhaeuser building

The waterfront gem once housed offices of an Everett lumber mill. Next year, it could be reborn.

People walk by the Weyerhaeuser Building at Boxcar Park on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sno-Isle Libraries offers new online service for job seekers

The free, one-on-one job-search program is for anyone looking for work or a career change.