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Holly Gramse, a physical therapist, has joined the Everett-based Integrated Rehabilitation Group office in Granite Falls. Her background is in manual therapy, aquatic therapy and gymnastics. She earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.

Brian Vervynck has been appointed vice president of marketing and sales for Mountlake Terrace-based Calypso Healthcare Solutions, a provider of claims accuracy services for payers of health benefits. Vervynck has been employed for more than 30 years in health-care businesses.


John Bruton, European Union ambassador to the United States, talks about technology, trade and the transatlantic relationship at 7 p.m. June 26 in the North Creek Cafe on the campus of Cascadia Community College and University of Washington’s Bothell campus, 18325 Campus Way NE, Bothell. The event is free of charge.

Meeting Professionals International, Washington State Chapter, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a dinner and program June 27 at Waterfront Seafood Grill, Pier 70, Seattle. Go online to for more information.

Marysville/Tulalip Job Fair, sponsored by the Marysville/Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, is from 2 to 6 p.m. June 29 at the Best Western Tulalip Inn, 6128 Marine Drive, Marysville. For information about setting up an employer booth or attending the fair, call Pacific NW Workforce Support at 425-359-7706.

Emerging Northwest Tribal Economies, a second annual seminar, is set for July 14 at Red Lion on Fifth, 1415 Fifth Ave., Seattle. Tribal lawyers, elected officials, judges, and business and policy advisers are encouraged to attend. For more information, go to

Pathways to Work, a YWCA employment support class for women, is set for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 12-27 at Edmonds Community College. The free two-week workshop helps women who have been out of the work force find the tools and support to gain self-esteem and find training and work. For more information, call 425-258-2766.

South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce hosts its next “Good Morning, South County!” networking breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. July 21 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Register by July 18. For information, call 425-774-0507. The breakfast is sponsored by Sterling Savings Bank.

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Celebrations Catering Service of Lynnwood has expanded to offer Celebrations-to-Go, a line of fresh Italian foods from family recipes, which will be introduced and sold at the Edmonds and Kirkland farmers markets.

Massage Envy has opened a new franchise office in the Ballinger Village Shopping Center, 20124 Ballinger Way, on the county line between Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline. Call 206-366-1111.

Online workshops instructing participants on how to buy, maintain or sell a small business are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 and June 28, at www.USABiz


Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for its annual citizen and junior citizen of the year awards. The award has been given since 1982 to residents with volunteer service records or those who have made significant contributions to the community. Winners will be honored at a luncheon and ride in the Aquafest parade. Nominations, which are due July 5, are available online at or at the chamber office, Lake Stevens City Hall and Lake Stevens Library.

The Port of Everett has earned its ninth consecutive exemplary audit form the state auditor’s office, which concluded there were no findings in its 2005 audit of the port district. The audit included financial statements, accountability for public resources, internal controls and compliance with federal programs.

Smokey Point Concrete of Arlington recently received the Excellence in Concrete Construction Award from the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association. The company’s project of note was the Stratford Place plat in Sultan, where special concrete was used to allow storm water to pass through pavement.

Good deeds

Windermere Real Estate’s Everett office will spend its annual community service day Friday at the Volunteers of America Food Bank, 1230 Broadway Ave., Everett. Office staffers will sort and repackage food collected recently from the U.S. Postal Service food drive.

The Camano Island office of Windermere Real Estate will spend its community service day sprucing up traffic triangles by spreading new bark and weeding for Design Stanwood, an organization that works to improve Stanwood. Windermere’s Community Service Day was established in 1984 to offer agents and staff a chance to volunteer an entire workday.

Everett Community College nursing students made history Friday with the largest single graduating class of nurses, a total of 34, since the program was first offered in 1950. The class is the first to come through under a partnership with Providence Everett Medical Center. The hospital is sponsoring 30 nursing slots each year at EvCC until 2008, with a financial commitment of $540,000 over four years. The Providence partnership, in addition to state and federal funding, allowed the college to double the number of students admitted to the nursing program each quarter from 20 to 40.

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