Business FYI

David Ellis has been named assistant vice president and Small Business Administration loan manager for Peoples Bank.

Julie Lienhard has been promoted to senior vice president of Frontier Bank’s Real Estate Loan Center. In addition, Robin Renig has been promoted to senior vice president and manager of Frontier’s Main Office and Lorie Hulbert has been named vice president and manager of the Marysville office.

Claudio Ruben has been named to the board of directors of Microvision, Inc.

Helen Cottrell of Everett has joined SimplyFun as an independent consultant. In addition, Ann Davidson of Lynnwood, Angie Golds of Bothell, Kirsten Hansen of Everett, Karla Marsh of Lynnwood and Dawn Strand of Bothell have been named independent consultants.

Carol Nelson, president and CEO, and Lars Johnson, executive vice president and CFO of Cascade Financial Corporation have been invited to speak at the Keefe, Bruyette and Woods Honor Roll and sixth annual Community Bank Investor Conference in New York. The presentation, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. PST July 27, can be viewed at or


A Business After Hours Mixer for the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Small World Chocolates and Gelato, 2707 Colby Ave.

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Tuesday at The Rock Church, 16891 146th St. SE, Monroe.

The Sustainable Development Task Force will have a brown bag seminar to showcase some of the area’s suppliers of sustainable materials from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Snohomish County PUD Building, 2320 California St. in Everett. For details, contact Kathy Kiwala at 425-388-6484.

Good Morning, South County, the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking event, is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Washington State University is offering a drop-in information session from 4 to 7 p.m. July 18 at the University Center, Everett Station. This has to do with its new graduate level Certificate in Construction Project Management being offered at the center. For details, call 425-396-5384, 425-921-3419 or 425-259-8602.

La-De-Biz offers a free lunch meeting at 11 a.m. July 21 at Piper Jaffray-Everett Office, located at 2825 Colby Ave. Suite 300. Register by July 18 to Jyl Elsea at or call 425-231-5246.

A networking roundtable, presented by the Human Services Council of Snohomish County, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28 at the Washington State University Cooperative Extension Education Center, Cougar Auditorium, located at 600 128th Street SE in Everett. There is a donation of $3 for nonmembers. Register by July 25 at 425-252-1244.

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The average annual wage in the state grew 0.6 percent last year to $39,038. On a weekly basis, the state’s average was $750 in 2004.

Service opportunities

Volunteers are needed at the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center. Positions available are receptionist, travel counselor or clerical assistant. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week. For details, call 360-659-7700.

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