Briefs: Monroe’s Canyon Creek donates cut-offs for wooden toys

Since June, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company has donated assorted hardwood and plywood cut-offs to Emerald Heights Retirement Community’s Wooden Toys for Charity group located in Redmond. The wood pieces are turned into toys and donated. This year, Wooden Toys for Charity will have created around 400 wooden toys for children that will be delivered to local charities throughout Washington.

Master Builders Assocation honored by national remodelers program

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties was honored by the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers program with an award for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence in the Public Relations and Promotion category. The award was in recognition of the MBA’s own Remodeling Excellence and Trade Remodeling Excellence awards program. The awards were announced on Oct. 6 during a presentation in Baltimore.THURSDAY

Tulalip Ram Restaurant helps raise money for ALS research

The Ram Restaurant and Brewery, with a location in Tulalip, recently participated in the annual Ales for ALS campaign. Their IPA 4 ALS small-batch seasonal IPA was on tap at all company restaurant and brewery locations during the fundraiser. A dollar was donated for every pint sold. Overall the event raised $15,762 for ALS research.

EdCC sees enrollment improvement

For the past five years, enrollment at public community colleges has been on the decline. However, enrollment numbers at Edmonds Community College are beginning to level out, and the college has halted its five-year dip with a total of 10,189 full-time equivalent students enrolled as of Sept. 30. The college credits its Strategic Enrollment Management team and plan for the turnaround.

Bothell’s BioLife Solutions collaborates with Brooks Automation

Bothell’s BioLife Solutions and Brooks Automation have collaborated on a shipping and storage study to support best distribution practices for time- and temperature-sensitive biologic materials. Both companies serve the high growth regenerative medicine industry and are focused on delivering solutions that enable commercialization of cell-based products including those targeting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, movement disorders and loss.

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