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Jeff Biermanski has joined the D.A. Davidson &Co. office in Everett as vice president and financial consultant. Biermanski previously worked at Merrill Lynch, Foresters Financial Services and Waddell &Reed. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University and Seattle University.

Greg Bauman, owner of the Play It Again Sports franchise in Lynnwood, received a sales excellence award at a company convention in Las Vegas last month.


Build your nest egg: Peter Harvey, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Everett, will host a seminar on investing and Social Security at 6 p.m. April 29 at Everett Golf &Country Club, 5924 Colby Ave., Everett. More information: 425-339-2017.

India trip: The Everett Area Chamber of Commerce plans an informational meeting about its September 2010 Chamber trip to India at 5:30 p.m. March 24 at the Chamber office, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 205, Everett. More information: 425-257-3222.

Japanese aerospace sector: A breakfast briefing on the aerospace sector in Japan is scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Edmonds Community College. The state Department of Commerce and local aerospace experts offer the free seminar to outline key players and programs, look at upcoming events and examine opportunities for local suppliers. Presenters include Shinji Takeuchi, the state’s Japan trade representative. More information: 206-256-6145.

Moneywise in the Military: A moneywise seminar is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln at Naval Station Everett. Speakers include Kevin Boston, host of the PBS series “Moneywise,” and Holly Petraeus, director of the Better Business Bureau’s military line. The seminar is intended to improve quality of life for sailors and their families.

Microcredit forum: A Snohomish County forum on the use of microcredit programs to help end world poverty is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. April 6 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. It will feature Rep. Rick Larson, D-Wash.; Rick Beckett of Global Partnerships; and Carol Schillios of Edmonds, founder of Fabric of Life.

U.S.-China relations: Reps. Rick Larsen and Jay Inslee, both D-Wash., will talk about the nation’s relationship with China at a program sponsored by the Economic Development Council. Larsen is chairman of the U.S.-China working group in the House; Inslee is promoting cooperation between the nations on clean energy. The event is 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 12 at the Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett.

New business

Goodwill is opening a store in Monroe on April 15 at 14751 Chain Lake Road SE. The 22,000-square-foot-store will be the nonprofit agency’s 20th in the region and fifth in Snohomish County.


Everett Mall won two awards in the International Council of Shopping Centers Inc. competition for its Spend More Time Giving: A Gift Card Sales Explosion campaign. The awards cited mall staffers Julie Tennyson, Jodi Peterson and Linda Johannes.

Snohomish County was eighth and Island County 24th on a list of the counties with the fastest Internet connection speeds in the nation, according to ID Insight. The company tested the service with its Broadband Scout database.

Bothell’s SonoSite has been selected as a finalist for the 2010 Edison Best Products Awards. Winners are selected by the Marketing Executives Network Group, a nonprofit association. The SonoSite product being considered is its NanoMaxx, a portable high-resolution ultrasound tool.

The Economic Development Council of Snohomish County has received the Public Agency of the Year Award from the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council. The EDC is a private, nonprofit agency, but it receives financial support from public agencies. It received the award for a program that helps small and minority-owned businesses compete for government contracts.


Engineering program: St. Martin’s University will offer a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering through the University Center of North Puget Sound at Everett Community College. Classes will begin in June. The application deadline for summer quarter is April 15. More information: or 425-259-8900.

Pathways to Work, a YWCA program for people re- entering the work force because of divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse or loss of welfare, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 7-20 in Lynnwood. More information: 425-258-2766 or

Business news

EPA fines local firm: Composite Aquatic Innovations Inc. in Arlington will pay a $4,480 fine to the Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly violating the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act by failing to report use of the toxic chemical styrene. The company uses styrene in manufacturing swimming pool bulkheads.

Epulo Bistro, a new restaurant in Edmonds, was welcomed into the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce recently. Tim Morris owns the bistro, which is on Main Street, a half-block east of the fountain.

Evergreen Beauty &Barber College took first- and second-place prizes at the Reign of Styles Hair Competition March 7 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Photo &Sound Saving has moved its offices to Lynnwood from Stanwood. The media transfer company converts photos, slides, 8mm and 16mm home movie film, camcorder tapes, video tapes, records, reel-to-reel tape recordings, 8-track tapes and audio cassettes to digital format. It’s located at 16521 13th Ave. W., Suite 110, Lynnwood. More information: 425-743-3000.

Energy videos: The Snohomish County PUD has created short videos about energy issues. More than 50 videos are available online, covering topics such as energy saving tips, what to do during power outages, and green energy. Go to and click on “PUD Videos.”

Tourism projects: Snohomish County is accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote tourism in the county. Funding is available for marketing only, not for capital improvements. The money comes from hotel and motel room taxes in the county. Details on program requirements are included in the application package, which must be filled out and returned to the Snohomish County Office of Economic Development by 5 p.m. April 26. More information: 425-388-3186 or

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