Briefs: Everett auto shop honored

Everett M&N auto shop honored

Four Washington companies have been selected as recipients of the Secretary of State’s 2014 Corporations for Communities award, which honors exceptional Washington businesses that make helping the community a priority. During the Nov. 12 ceremony, six additional nominees will receive honor roll certificates for their community efforts including M&N Absolute Auto in Everett. The shop fixed up a 2004 Honda Civic and gave it to a person in need this summer.

Rehab clinic to hold coat drive

Integrated Rehabilitation Group in Mill Creek invites area residents to join them in a One Warm Coat drive. Through Nov. 12, all IRG locations will be collecting clean, gently used warm coats to be later distributed by Clothes for Kids to local children, age preschool to grade 12. Go to for locations.

Info sessions scheduled for EdCC’s nursing program

Learn about Edmonds Community College’s Practical Nursing program at one of several upcoming information sessions. Applications are being accepted for fall quarter 2015. Sessions will be held on campus at Woodway Hall 101, 20000 68th Ave. W. They are planned for Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. on the following days: Thursday, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 7, May 21 and June 4. Find out more and download an application at

New site to allow businesses to compare health plans

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has announced the statewide launch of Washington Healthplanfinder Business, a customer-friendly, online marketplace that allows employers in Washington with up to 50 employees to compare health plans, decide their contribution level and manage payment — all in one place. Small employers can choose from a total of 23 different health plans. Businesses can sign up and submit their payment by Dec. 15, 2014 for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Employers can view their options at

Dividend to be paid for 1st Security Bank investors

FS Bancorp, the holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington, reported 2014 third quarter net income of $1.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.1 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the same period last year. A $0.06 dividend will also be paid on Nov. 25.

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