Business FYI


Lane Hoss, vice president of marketing for Bellevue-based Anthony’s Restaurants, has been named host of the year by the Washington Restaurant Association.

Dan Maus of Everett has joined Ticon Inc. of Kirkland as director of business development.

Michael Cade, vice president of the Snohomish County Economic Development Council, will become the new executive director of the Thurston County Economic Development Council. Cade has been with the Snohomish County EDC for 11 years, with his most recent focus being community development.

Rick Himmel of University Mechanical Contractors of Mukilteo has received leadership in energy and environmental design accreditation. Himmel is a lead design engineer and quality control manager for the firm.

Kevin McLean has joined University Mechanical as a project manager with the firm’s special projects group. He has 22 years experience and a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Oregon State University.

Bin Lee, a professional engineer with Perteet Engineering in Everett, has been certified as a professional traffic operations engineer, one of 970 nationwide.

Michael McDonald has joined Seattle Genetics of Bothell as its chief medical officer. He previously was vice president of global clinical research and medical affairs for Eli Lilly.

Sven Mogelgaard, owner of Byte Slaves Computing of Mill Creek, has been elected to the board of directors for the Northshore Chamber of Commerce.

Art Ruben, an Allstate Insurance agent in Everett, recently was honored by the company for his efforts as a community volunteer. His Agency Hands in the Community award included a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation to the Greater Everett Community Foundation.

Dale Scott has joined Frontier Bank, where he will be a financial adviser in the Raymond James Financial Services office at the bank’s Edmonds branch. He previously was a financial adviser with Pacific Northwest Bank in Stanwood.

Bertrand Valdman has been named senior vice president and the next chief financial officer for Puget Sound Energy. He was managing director of the natural resources group within JP Morgan Securities of New York before joining Bellevue-based PSE, which provides natural gas services to parts of Snohomish County.

Lisa Walker, an occupational therapist, has joined Snohomish Physical Therapy Clinic. Walker holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Washington and specializes in hand therapy.


Washington State Employees Credit Union will move to a new branch in Everett this month. The new branch is set to open at 404 128th St. SW next Monday. The current branch at 620 SE Everett Mall Way will close Friday.

The former Le Pointe Spa has reopened as The Spa & Salon at Hawthorn. It is located within Hawthorne Inn &Suites at 16710 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.


The Everett Area Chamber of Commerce will host an employment law seminar 7:30 a.m.-noon Thursday at the Holiday Inn Hotel &Conference Center, 101 128th St. SE, Everett. The cost is $45 for chamber members. The registration deadline is today.

"Pirates vs. Profits Is Digital Entertainment Technology Safe for Business?" will be the topic of WSA’s November dinner meeting 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the W Hotel, 1112 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Panelists will include Any Moss of Microsoft and Jeff Harmes of Gray Cary Ware &Freidenrich LLP. Details about the event are available at

"Smart Women Finish Rich" will be the topic of a seminar presented by Trina Eddy of Woodbury Financial Services at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the South Everett Youth and Community Center, 7628 Cascade Drive, Everett. To sign up, call 425-335-5270.

A 2003 tax law update will be presented via satellite at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Edward Jones office at 13027 Bothell-Everett Highway. The course is designed for certified public accountants and attorneys. For details or to sign up, call 425-379-9313.


The Northwest Washington Women’s Business Center has launched a free online service to help small businesses in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties find free and reduced cost services. The online resource indicator is at locator/index.html.

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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