Briefs: EdCC taps retired colonel as new VP of HR

Dennis Curran

Dennis Curran

Edmonds Community College has hired a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force to serve as the college’s associate vice president of Human Resources. Retired Col. Dennis Curran’s first day in his new role was July 18. Curran formerly served as the United States Air Force human resources deputy vice president at its headquarters in Virginia. He has 16 years of experience in human resources.

Tulalip Resort buffet offers themed dinners

Eagles Buffet at the Tulalip Resort Casino is now offering themed dining nights in addition to its regular menu. The themed lineup will include Monday Steak and Shrimp, Tuesday Crab and Seafood Fest, Wednesday Killer Burger Night, Thursday Top That Pizza, and Friday and Saturday Hot Iron Nights on the Mongolian grill as well as others. For more information, visit

Nominate corporation for community involvement

The Office of Secretary of State is accepting nominations for the 2016 Corporations for Communities Award. The award recognizes Washington businesses that demonstrate a commitment to giving in order to improve local or regional social and environmental conditions. The deadline to nominate a company is Aug. 31. Nomination forms can be found at on the Secretary of State’s website.

Occupancy, revenue per room down in county hotels

For the month of June, Snohomish County hotels were down over 2015 in two of the three measurements; occupancy and revenue per available room. Measurements were flat for average daily rate. Other figures from the recently released Smith Travel Report demonstrate that overall demand was down 4.8 percent and revenue saw a 4.3 percent decrease. King, Skagit and Whatcom Counties also showed decreases.

Online workshop to help organize evacuation plans for your business

Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 for a live online discussion on sheltering-in place and evacuation plans for your business. Tips will also be shared on how to conduct drills that will protect the safety of your staff, clients, and the community where you do business. Space is limited. Register at this website.

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