Business FYI

Michael Kerns has been named Everett Community College’s vice president for administrative services after holding that position on an interim basis since August. He was selected from a field of seven candidates. Previously assistant city administrator for Lynnwood, Kerns will focus on capital projects and financial management and technology at the college.

Ed Ramirez is the new general sales manager for NorthSound 1380, KRKO in Everett. Formerly station director at KKMO-AM in Seattle, Ramirez also has worked in management for KING Broadcasting and other broadcasters.

Linda Montague of Marysville recently was promoted to district sales manager for Fujicolor Processing Inc. She now oversees a territory that includes Washington, Oregon and Northern California.

Mitchell Andrew has joined the sales force at Olympic Security &Communications Systems in Arlington. He has prior experience in the security and computer industries.

Yoga Circle Studio plans a grand opening 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15 at 707 Pine Ave., Unit A103, in Snohomish. Owned by local artist Karen Guzak, the new business will offer daily classes in yoga, pilates and meditation styles. Guzak began seriously practicing yoga 15 years ago. At the grand opening, teachers will be on hand to meet people and answer questions, and demonstrations of yoga, pilates and tai chi are scheduled. Call the studio at 360-568-8595, or go to

Kirtley-Cole Associates Inc., a general contracting and commercial construction company based in Snohomish, is moving its main office to Everett at the end of this week. The 30-year-old firm will be closed on Friday but will reopen Monday at 1010 Everett Mall Way SE, Suite 102. The new phone number is 425-609-0400.

The new Community Transit RideStore has opened at the renovated Lynnwood Transit Center on 44th Avenue W. near I-5. Previously, the store was on 128th Street SW in south Everett. The store, open seven days a week, provides trip planning assistance, bus pass sales, commuter merchandise and a lost-and-found for riders. The store can be reached at 425-348-2350.

Olympic Security & Communications Systems recently relocated to 19127 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington, about a mile north of its previous location. The new facility is larger, with on-site warehouse space and room for future growth. The locally owned firm was formed in 1989.

Providence Everett Medical Center has been placed among the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation, according to a new study by Solucient LLC, a health care information firm. This is the second year in a row the hospital has received the honor. Only two other hospitals in the state were included on the latest list.

Northwest Center, a nonprofit organization that provides education and vocational services to people with disabilities, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification, an international quality assurance standard. The certification was given to the Seattle-based organization’s facility support services division, which provides janitorial and grounds work for Naval Station Everett and other government and commercial customers.

The Everett AquaSox donated $11,000 last month to three nonprofit organizations in Everett. The minor league club donated $5,000 each to the Everett Public Library and the Sno-Isle Regional Library System to support summer reading programs for youths. Cocoon House received $1,000 for its capital campaign.

Marysville Chiropractic has raised $1,100 to buy toy Dalmatian dogs for children involved in emergencies. The staff began collecting donations after treating a local firefighter who mentioned that the fire district distributes stuffed toys for kids who have been through traumatic events.

Send your Business FYI items to Mike Benbow, Business editor, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, by fax to 425-339-3435, or by e-mail to

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