Briefs: $314,000 grant to develop retail management program at EvCC

Workforce Snohomish has received a $314,000 grant to allow it to partner with Everett Community College to develop a career pathway and Retail Management Certificate program that culminates in an industry recognized credential. The grant also funds a Retail Employment Navigator position at Workforce Snohomish. The grant was made possible through a $10.9 million overall grant from the Walmart Foundation.

Marysville Tulalip chamber hosts Business Before Hours event

The next Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours event is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at Tulalip Resort Casino’s Canoes Cabaret Room, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip. It will be a candidate forum for the 44th District (Marysville and Lake Stevens). Registration is required. Call the chamber office at 360-659-7700 or email

Film festival on leaders hosted by Leadership Snohomish County

Leadership Snohomish County is hosting a stop for the 2017 traveling Lunafest film festival at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Everett Performing Arts Center. The Lunafest festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films. Tickets are available now. For more information, click here.

Sign up for Life Sciences Summit in Bellevue

The 12th annual Governor’s Life Sciences Summit & Annual Meeting is Oct. 28 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The event brings together more than 600 leaders from Washington’s life sciences community to celebrate industry successes, discuss key challenges and look forward to the future of the sector. Sponsorships are still available. For details, go to

Entrepreneurship, franchise summit planned

Limited seating is still available for the free Entrepreneurship & Franchise Summit being presented from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center. The event by FranNet of Washington, Linked: Seattle, and Charlie Magee, is designed for aspiring business owners. Pre-registration is required. Get more details at

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