Briefs: New hire, promotions at United Way

New hire, promotions at United Way of Snohomish County

United Way of Snohomish County has announced a new hire and several promotions. Betty Welsh was hired as a labor donor relations and community liaison manager. Jessica Gaitan was promoted to community engagement coordinator, Amy Franklin was promoted to senior manager of impact and community investment, Lark Kesterke was promoted to director of community initiatives and Katrina Ondracek was promoted to executive vice president.

Bee Haven to close after final open house

Bee Haven in Snohomish celebrates its 12th and final annual open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 28. After 15 years, the shop is closing. It features gift items including honey, candles, soap, hand cream and hand woven baskets. Homemade cookies and local hot spiced apple cider will be served. Bee Haven is located at 7914 69th Ave. SE.

Economic Alliance works to promote maritime industry

Economic Alliance Snohomish County is engaged with the newly formed Washington Maritime Federation in efforts to promote and grow the maritime industry in Washington. The first event for the Federation will be Maritime Day at the State Legislature in Olympia on January 20, 2015. If you are involved in the maritime industry and would like more information, contact Matt Smith at EASC.

Edmonds clinic partners with Gene Juarez

Pur Skin Clinic announced their exclusive affiliation with Gene Juarez Salons &Spas. Pur Skin Clinic providers will be offering Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers at Gene Juarez Salon &Spa, Bellevue. The Edmonds location will continue offering clients Cosmetic Dermatology services. For further information, visit

Guidebook gives idea on wintering your home

The NW Insurance Council is offering free copies of Surviving Severe Cold Weather, a guide for winterizing your home or business. Winter storms are the third-largest cause of property loss in America, resulting in $1.9 billion in insured losses in 2013, according to the Insurance Information Institute. For more information, go online at or call 800-664-4942 or email

Frontier offers enhanced broadband to business customers

Frontier Communications has announced that enhanced broadband speeds are now available to business customers across the company’s FiOS serviceable footprint in northwestern Washington, including areas of Bothell, Everett, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Marysville, Redmond and Woodinville. Prospective business customers can call 1-888-FRONTIER toll free for more information about service options.

New PSE app notifies about outages

Puget Sound Energy customers can now download a new outage reporting app. Even if the electricity is out at a customer’s home or business, they can still access the app to report outages, view a map of the outage area and learn the number of affected customers as well as see estimated power restoration times.

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