Biz Bits: People and events in Snohomish County


Dale Henley, president and CEO of Haggen Inc. since 1996, announced his retirement from the grocer Thursday. He will remain at the helm until a replacement is selected. Bellingham-based Haggen operates 33 supermarkets in Washington and Oregon and employs about 3,800 people.

Little Red School House, which provides services for Snohomish County families with children ages birth to three who have developmental disabilities, has named Deb Anderson as development director, donor relations, to spearhead Little Red’s newly formed development department. Anderson came from the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce, where she was vice president of sales and marketing.

Douglas Hutter of Arlington has joined the staff of Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was raised in Everett, graduating from Everett High School, Everett Community College and Washington State University. He pursued a career in the restaurant industry until changing careers to funeral service, receiving his Washington State funeral director’s license in 1996.


The Mukilteo Family YMCA plans its second annual benefit golf tournament Sept. 10 at Harbour Pointe Golf Club. The $140 fee per golfer includes a cart and lunch. For information, call 425-493-2415 or e-mail

People who need to re-enter the work force because of divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse, or loss of welfare can find free tools and support at workshops presented by “Pathways to Work” through the YWCA. The next workshop is scheduled for Aug. 19 through Sept. 1 in Shoreline. Call 425-258-2766, ext. 226.

The Pacific Rim Ballroom &Supper Club, a new restaurant in Marysville, plans a grand opening event at 6 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant, 3228 Marine Drive. Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendall will cut a ceremonial ribbon Refreshments, appetizers and dessert will be served.

The WorkSource Aerospace Center at Edmonds Community College is running free job search workshops this month. The workshops will focus on how to set goals for a job search, find job opportunities and prepare a targeted resume and cover letter that will improve the odds of landing a specific position. There will also be workshops about how to get funds for job training to improve employment prospects. Upcoming job search workshops at the WorkSource Aerospace Center, Edmonds Community College, Maltby Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, will be held Monday, Tuesday, July 27 and July 30. Call 425-640-1887 to register for a workshop. Find out more at: www.worksource

“Beers, Brats, and Blues” is an upcoming business after-hours and mini-tradeshow event hosted by the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce, at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at Edmonds Community College. Musical entertainment will be provided by students in the Edmonds Community College music department. Admission is $10 per person. Register in advance at or by calling the chamber offices at 425-774-0507.

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