Briefs: Vote for Everett’s Funko products for Toys of the Year

Everett-based Funko pop collectibles company has two products featured in the Toy of The Year Awards competition. They are the Dorbz and Pop! vinyl figures that have made Funko famous. The public is invited to vote for their favorite product and help decide the winner. To cast your vote, visit this website.

State Revenue department sets up webpage to help business filers

The Washington State Department of Revenue has developed a webpage here that offers helpful information, links and resources to help annual business filers submit their returns and taxes on time. Businesses have until Jan. 31 to file and pay online, by phone or by mail. If a business had no activity in 2016, it must file a no business tax return.

Guild Mortgage sees increasesin loan volume, refinancings

Guild Mortgage, an independent mortgage banker with branch offices in Everett, Marysville, Lynnwood and Mill Creek, has reported increases in purchase loan volume, a substantial jump in refinancing and a trend toward larger loans through the third quarter of 2016. The Northwest region was among the fastest-growing during the first nine months of 2016.

Providence opens new Express Care clinics

Earlier this month, Providence Health & Services opened three new retail clinics. These Express Care clinics are located inside existing Walgreens pharmacies in Mukilteo and Everett. Express Care offers a fast, easy and affordable option for treating common illnesses and injuries. The clinics operate extended hours seven-days-a-week and allow for walk-ins. Go to for details.

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