Herald Business Journal

Screen printed dish towels available at Madrona Supply Company on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 in Clinton, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Do some good along with your Christmas shopping

Head across the Sound to Whidbey Island for gift-buying with a do-gooder spirit

 

Shoppers walk in and out of Macy’s at Alderwood Mall were Black Friday deals are being advertised on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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.

 

FILE - In this photo provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, a crane and boats are anchored next to a collapsed "net pen" used by Cooke Aquaculture Pacific to farm Atlantic Salmon near Cypress Island in Washington state on Aug. 28, 2017, after a failure of the nets allowed tens of thousands of the nonnative fish to escape. A Washington state jury on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, awarded the Lummi Indian tribe $595,000 over the 2017 collapse of the net pen where Atlantic salmon were being raised, an event that elicited fears of damage to wild salmon runs and prompted the Legislature to ban the farming of the nonnative fish. (David Bergvall/Washington State Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

State won’t renew leases for Puget Sound fish farms

Cooke Aquaculture has until Dec. 14 to wrap up steelhead farming and begin deconstructing their equipment.

 

Kevin Flynn, right, a meat-cutter with the Marysville Albertsons, hands a leaflet to a shopper during an informational campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Flynn was one of about a dozen grocery store workers handing out leaflets to shoppers about the proposed merger between Albertsons and Kroger. (Mike Henneke / The Herald)

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.

Kevin Flynn, right, a meat-cutter with the Marysville Albertsons, hands a leaflet to a shopper during an informational campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Flynn was one of about a dozen grocery store workers handing out leaflets to shoppers about the proposed merger between Albertsons and Kroger. (Mike Henneke / The Herald)
Kim Taylor, left, and Jeff Stoner co-own Greenbank Cidery, a newly opened taproom on Whidbey Island with eight varieties of cider on tap. (Rachel Rosen / Whidbey News-Times)

Cider tasting room opens on Whidbey Island

The owners of Greenbank Cidery have opened a tasting room in Coupeville. Eight varieties of cider are on tap.

Kim Taylor, left, and Jeff Stoner co-own Greenbank Cidery, a newly opened taproom on Whidbey Island with eight varieties of cider on tap. (Rachel Rosen / Whidbey News-Times)
Erika Heer, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Coastal Community Bank

Quiet Quitting – the good, bad and what to do about it

Mid-summer, the term ‘quiet quitting’ became a part of the vocabulary of many companies and employees. Sparked by a social media post, the term has… Continue reading

Erika Heer, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Coastal Community Bank
Customers walk in and out of Fred Meyer along Evergreen Way on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Store managers in Everett plead for help with crime, public safety

Two Fred Meyer stores report theft, drug use and threats, despite increased security and presence from Everett police.

Customers walk in and out of Fred Meyer along Evergreen Way on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Group14 Technologies factory floor in Woodinville, Washington on March 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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.

Group14 Technologies factory floor in Woodinville, Washington on March 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jollee Nichols, right, and daughter Ruby, 2, work on an art project together at the Imagine Children’s Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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.

Jollee Nichols, right, and daughter Ruby, 2, work on an art project together at the Imagine Children’s Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Dan Murphy, left, Mary Fosse and Rex Habner. (BadgleyPhotography.com / Snohomish & Island County Labor Council)

Everett City Council member honored by local labor council

Mary Fosse, candidate for District 38, receives the first annual Mike Sells Labor Champion award.

Dan Murphy, left, Mary Fosse and Rex Habner. (BadgleyPhotography.com / Snohomish & Island County Labor Council)
Andy Illyn with a selection of his greeting cards, Cardstalked, that are sold at What’s Bloomin’ Floral on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Adventure-seeking cop finds new thrill in greeting cards

Mukilteo assistant police chief Andy Illyn unwinds by turning puns and dad jokes into greeting cards.

Andy Illyn with a selection of his greeting cards, Cardstalked, that are sold at What’s Bloomin’ Floral on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Logo for news use featuring Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Business Briefs: State minimum wage rises in January

Also, Boeing workers’ donations support local nonprofits and fundraiser for businesses impacted by Bolt Creek wildfire.

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Artistic rendering of 526 Speedway exterior. (Mosaic Avenue Realty Ltd.)

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.

Artistic rendering of 526 Speedway exterior. (Mosaic Avenue Realty Ltd.)
Bunnies Jasmine and Esmerelda hide in the corner of their enclosure Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at the Everett Animal Shelter in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett eyeing bans on rabbit sales, peafowl and roosters

Another proposed code change would increase the number of neutered and spayed cats and dogs allowed in a home.

Bunnies Jasmine and Esmerelda hide in the corner of their enclosure Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at the Everett Animal Shelter in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Two couples walk along Hewitt Avenue around lunchtime on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘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.

Two couples walk along Hewitt Avenue around lunchtime on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Casey Burr is the owner of Hive Jive, a new Oak Harbor business that sells local vendors’ goods, along with the honey he makes. (Rachel Rosen / Whidbey News-Times)

Beekeeper’s new shop is all the buzz on Whidbey Island

Casey Burr, owner of Hive Jive, opened a new shop for local vendors in downtown Oak Harbor.

Casey Burr is the owner of Hive Jive, a new Oak Harbor business that sells local vendors’ goods, along with the honey he makes. (Rachel Rosen / Whidbey News-Times)
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm briefly addresses the media after touring the Integrated Effects Test on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at a TerraPower facility in Everett, Washington. IET is part of TerraPower’s advancement of its molten chloride fast reactor technology, a possible alternate energy source of the future. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

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.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm briefly addresses the media after touring the Integrated Effects Test on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at a TerraPower facility in Everett, Washington. IET is part of TerraPower’s advancement of its molten chloride fast reactor technology, a possible alternate energy source of the future. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Koren Smith, SVP Regional Manager/Retail Innovation Manager

Coastal Community Bank launches new online portal for local businesses

Coastal Community Bank launched the Coastal Business Resources online Portal, created to help local businesses easily find help, resources and tips wherever they are in… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2022
  • by Coastal Community Bank
  • Finances
Koren Smith, SVP Regional Manager/Retail Innovation Manager
Mining operations are underway at Cadman, Inc. sand and gravel mine on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Granite Falls, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

As Granite Falls’ 425-acre mine aims to expand, neighbors have questions

Residents have no warning before blasts at the rock quarry. “You can hear it, it shakes, and they don’t notify people,” one said.

Mining operations are underway at Cadman, Inc. sand and gravel mine on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Granite Falls, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Neepaporn “A” Boungjaktha (Snohomish County)

Business Briefs: SnoCo appoints new economic development director

Also, North Puget Sound Small Business Summit returns as an in-person event, and more.

Neepaporn “A” Boungjaktha (Snohomish County)