Briefs: Lake Stevens business owner named to WSU regents

Lake Stevens business owner named to WSU regents

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the appointment of Brett Blankenship to the Washington State University Board of Regents. Blankenship, who resides in Lake Stevens and Washtucna, is an owner and partner in Blankenship Brothers, a family farm wheat producer. Blankenship has served as president of the National Association of Wheat Growers and as president of Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Foundation.

Bothell’s Gabbert Architects to move to Shoreline

After 38 years, Gabbert Architects Planners of Bothell is moving to Shoreline. Company president Marlin Gabbert hopes the move will offer a more central location from which to serve his clients in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties. He also added new professionals to the firm including Adam Kushabi, AIA, as the project management director and senior associate.

Free back-to-school haircuts at Evergreen Beauty College

Evergreen Beauty College is once again Bringing Beauty Back to School. The event from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday takes place at both the Everett and Renton campuses. Staff and students at the schools will be providing haircuts at no charge for students grades K-12. For more information, go to

Everett Hydraulic owner named Toastmasters director

Todd Cudaback, owner and president of Everett Hydraulic Inc. in downtown Everett, has been elected as the new District 2 director at Toastmasters International. Cudaback will lead an executive team that will manage the success of over 3,600 Toastmasters members in 175 clubs in District 2 that spans from Kent north to the Canadian border.

CenturyLink employees donate $740,000 to food banks

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