Business FYI

Dan Detloff has been named western regional sales manager for Viking Range Corp. He and his wife, Liz, have two children and live in Snohomish.

Aaron Easton of Everett, a student at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota, has earned his private pilot’s certificate.

Tim Fuller was recently promoted to general sales manager at Everett Chevrolet. Fuller, who lives in Snohomish, was previously fleet manager and new car manager.

Jack Decker and his son Jeff Decker have been named to the president’s club of D.A. Davidson &Co. for outstanding performance. Jack Decker is a senior vice president and financial consultant in Everett, and Jeff is a vice president and financial consultant in Everett.

Janice Zeller of Snohomish has been promoted to executive sales director with AmeriPlan Corp., a health benefits provider for small businesses.

Charles Seaton is director of the newly formed materials and process development center, to be created with state funds by Edmonds and Everett community colleges in support of the Boeing Co.’s 7E7 Dreamliner. He was previously president of a Bellingham aerospace products design and manufacturing business and holds master’s degrees in business administration and ceramics. The new center will provide state of the art equipment and mentoring and internships for technicians who will work with composite materials like those planned for the 7E7.

Dr. Harley Heinrich, chief technologist for Everett’s Intermec Technologies Corp., has been named co-chairman of a global work group to develop standards for radio frequency identification tags.

Gary Linkous has returned to Day &Nite Plumbing and Heating Inc. of Snohomish County after serving in Iraq for a year as a construction engineer with the National Guard.

Emmett Koelsch Coaches Inc. of Redmond is expanding at 11601 Cyrus Way in Mukilteo. Kirtley-Cole Associates Inc. of Everett is building a new facility for the company, which provides small and medium-sized buses to the retail market and governmental agencies. The new, two-story building will encompass 15,000 square feet of office, service and fabrication space. It is expected to be complete in July.

Integrated Rehabilitation Group is expanding it offerings with the opening of the Sports Performance Center in the Everett Events Center at 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 115. It’s also relocated its Everett Physical Therapy Clinic to the same location. The new office will offer expertise and equipment for therapy and sports performance training.

Marysville’s role in the economic development of Snohomish County will be the topic when the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly business-before-hours meeting at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at the new Tulalip Casino’s Cabaret Room. Call 360-659-7700 to register or get more information.

The Mountlake Terrace branch of Home Street Bank, 22001 66th Ave. W., is hosting a Business Open House 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees can learn about business banking programs, network with people from other businesses and enjoy a free lunch.

M2 Information Systems Inc. an Edmonds company the provides clinical information systems to hospitals, has donated software valued at $150,000 to Edmonds Community College’s clinical lab assistant certificate program, which begins this spring. The software will teach students how to process test specimens.

Everett Rehabilitation and Care Center has received a $115,000 grant that will be used in part to train certified nursing assistants. Applicants for the training classes must be residents of Snohomish County. Call Richard Shreder at 425-513-1600 for more information.

Bartelheimer Brothers Inc. dairy was named cooperator of the year recently by the Snohomish Conservation District for its innovative handling of waste at its Snohomish-area farm. Judy Dubois and Jim Smith were honored in the small farm category for completing and implementing a small farm management plan, and Jesse and Cam Allen of Silvana were named cooperator of the year for significant improvements in waste and pasture management and other enhancements. Receiving Farms of Merit awards were: Kathy and Carl Laforce, Levon and Jane Yengoyan, Kayla Sommerfeld and Jason Zeits, Pam and Dave Grudin, Youngren Farms and Nick and Vicki Van Dam. Deb Schuldt was also recognized for winning a state award as secondary teacher of the year for her work in environmental education.

Marriott TownPlace Suites in Mukilteo won six awards at a corporate managers conference in San Francisco. It was named for highest guest service satisfaction in cleanliness, maintenance and upkeep and was also rated best overall. They staff was recognized for a low incidence of problems and the facility received a gold hotel award, meaning it placed in the top 10 percent of the company’s TownePlace Suites in the United States.

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