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Keith Bond of Marysville has been named a financial representative for Country Financial. His office is at 3710 168th St. NE, Suite A-201, Arlington. The office phone number is 360-653-3781.

Everett City Councilman Shannon Affholter and businesswoman Vikki Strand have joined the Everett Community College Foundation Board of Trustees. Affholter is a business development executive with Moss Adams LLP. Strand, of Mukilteo, is a business development manager for BECU.


Western Washington University announces a Weekend Master’s in Business Administration program at Everett. The WWU program is designed for working managers and professionals who are seeking career advancement, job security and upward mobility. Attend an information meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at University Center of North Puget Sound, Gray Wolf Hall, Room 366, 2000 Tower St., Everett. More information:, or 360-650-7780.

“Pathways to Work,” a YWCA program, helps people re-enter the work force after the loss of welfare support, divorce, marital separation, or the death or disability of a spouse. The next workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 10-24 in Arlington. More information: 425-258-2766, ext. 226, or e-mail

Free coffee: Coastal Community Bank will furnish free coffee during a neighborhood appreciation day from 6 a.m. to noon Friday on Camano Island and in Stanwood. During those hours, stop by EA Brevita espresso stands at Elger Bay, Terry’s Corner and Coastal Community Bank in Stanwood for a 16-ounce beverage of your choice.

Loan seminar: First Heritage Bank will sponsor a free Small Business Administration Loan Seminar conducted by Christine Heckert, senior vice president and head of First Heritage Bank’s SBA Loan Department, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at First Heritage Bank’s Snohomish Branch, 167 Lincoln Ave. Attendees will learn about the advantages of choosing an SBA loan and how to qualify for and obtain them. Reservations: 360-568-0536 or

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