Briefs: UW Bothell ranks third in nation for aspiring scientists, engineers

UW Bothell ranks third in nation for aspiring scientists, engineers

Money magazine has ranked University of Washington Bothell third in the nation on its list of “25 great, accessible colleges for aspiring scientists and engineers.” The early-career median salary for UW Bothell science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduates is $64,100, according to the figures used by the magazine. UW Bothell followed Maine Maritime Academy and Texas A&M University on the list.

Comcast Business holds contest for startups, entrepreneurs

For the third year, Comcast Business will seek out innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs to participate in its Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs essay competition. Startups and entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit the Comcast Business Community at to submit their application and essay and review the full program details. Entries are due by March 12.

Taiwanese BlackBall Desserts to open in Edmonds

Behar Company has a new retail tenant coming soon to their property at Highway 99 and 220th Street in Edmonds. BlackBall Desserts is a trending new franchise for the U.S. and a well-established chain in Taiwan. It offers unique grass jelly desserts as well as other specialties. The franchise should be open for business within the next couple of months.

Bothell contractor honored by state association

Associated General Contractors of Washington has named Bothell’s Paul Mayo of Flatiron Construction its Contractor of the Year. Mayo was honored for being a key contributor to help pass a state transportation package during the last legislative session. He also served as co-chairman for WSDOT’s Design/Build committee, has been actively involved in AGC’s Next-Generation Task Force and currently serves on the AGC Board of Trustees.

Skagit Regional Health gains approval on lease with Cascade Valley Hospital

Skagit Regional Health has received a Certificate of Need from the state Department of Health granting approval to enter into a long-term lease of Arlington’s Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics. The two organizations will work on integration details and begin a 30-year lease on June 1. Skagit Regional Health plans include installing a new electronic health record at Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics.

Lynnwood Convention Center records $3.4 million in gross revenues

Lynnwood Convention Center manager Sara Blayne has announced that 2015 was another record year for the facility. The Lynnwood Convention Center exceeded $3.4 million in gross revenues and did not require an operating subsidy. Throughout 2015, it hosted more than 465 events bringing visitor dollars to the area.

March for Babies fundraiser kicks off

On Feb. 11, Snohomish County residents gathered at Rose Hill Community Center in Mukilteo to mark the start of the March for Babies fundraising season. March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser, with more than 9,000 walkers bringing in more than $1.3 million in Washington state last year.

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Gillian Montgomery weighs a bag of bird seed at Wild Birds Unlimited on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bird and cat lovers flock to this Everett bird supply store

Bring on the birds! Locally owned Wild Birds Unlimited store can help turn your backyard into a “seedy” restaurant.

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Local toy store chain got its start as kiosk at Everett Mall

Wishes now operates eight stores, including three in Snohomish County. Its Alderwood mall store is a roomy 7,000 square feet.

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Located in Seattle before the pandemic, the new store offers books and other resources on meditation, spirituality and yoga.

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Snohomish & Island County Labor Council honors labor leaders

The labor council’s annual Champions Dinner recognized two local labor leaders and a machinists union last month.

Two students walk along a path through campus Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. The college’s youth-reengagement program has lost its funding, and around 150 students are now without the money they need to attend classes. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Fewer students enroll at state’s public colleges, study says

Enrollment has picked up since the pandemic, but the lag threatens the state’s quest for education equity.

Michelle Roth is a registered nurse in the Providence Emergency Department on Sunday, January 23, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Health career job fair to be held Thursday in Everett

More than 14 health care related employers will attend the Snohomish County/Workforce Snohomish event.

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State gets $1 million grant to boost small-business exports

Washington’s Department of Commerce will use the federal grant to help small companies increase their export business.

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  1. The $220,000 grant from Career Connect Washington aims to improve the college’s patient care technician program.

Trader Joe’s customers walk in and out of the store on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Trader Joe’s to move store to Everett Mall, application says

Trader Joe’s could move from its current address — with a tight squeeze of a parking lot — to the former Sears location at Everett Mall.

Starbucks workers and allies participate in a strike and picket organized by Starbucks Workers United during the company's Red Cup Day Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, at a location near Pike Place Market in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Starbucks workers in Everett, Marysville join national strike

Hundreds of Starbucks union workers at 15 locations across Washington joined the one-day strike.

Summit Everett, a rock climbing gym, in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. Summit will move into the former Grand Avenue Marketplace space, a retail location that has been vacant for five years. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Everett climbing gym to close, move to new downtown site

Summit Everett, a Rucker Avenue anchor, will open a new facility next year one block west on Grand Avenue.

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Explore apprenticeship programs at free Everett job fair Nov. 16

The Sno-Tech Skills Center job fair features 30 apprenticeship programs from construction to health care.

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