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 PayScale.com 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 http://cbcommunity.comcast.com/i4e 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.