Business FYI


Mountain Pacific Bank welcomes Joaquin Paratore as vice president and commercial lender, Diana Cadena-Sanner as assistant vice president and operations supervisor, Irina Des­vignes as senior financial services representative and Adriana Alvarez-Clampitt as financial services representative for the banks’s new Lynn- wood branch, located near the intersection of 196th Street SW and Highway 99. Mountain Pacific Bank opened the branch on May 6.

Gena Emerson has been named vice president of Pacific Crest Savings Bank in Lynnwood. Emerson joined Pacific Crest in 1997 as assistant vice president. Previously she worked as a branch manager at U.S. Bank for 11 years, and has been in the banking industry for 22 years.

Ruth Herold has joined ­Lynnwood-based in-home care company CareForce as the director of operations. Herold has worked with the aging population since 2000, having served as a director of both a senior center and another home-care agency. Lynnwood CareForce is located at 19009 33rd Ave. W., Suite 206, Lynnwood. For more information, call 425-712-1999.

Rick Cooper, chief executive of The Everett Clinic, is a finalist for the Ernst &Young entrepreneur of the year award in the Pacific Northwest. The program recognizes executives in the areas of innovation, financial performance and commitment to their businesses and communities.

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Rhian Young has opened Purity Integrative Health &Wellness Center, PLLC, located at 328 W. Main St., Monroe. Young is naturopathic physician and member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Her clinic is a primary-care facility that provides basic care services as well as weight-loss programs, detoxification programs and integrative cancer therapies. She also specializes in women’s health care, depression, anxiety, digestive disorders, allergies and autoimmune conditions. The clinic’s phone number is 360-794-4500.

Luis Sanchez and Mari Annis-Wellner have both opened offices in their communities for State Farm Insurance and Financial Services. Sanchez is a graduate of the University of Washington and is fluent in Spanish. His office is at 11605 State Ave., Suite 110, Marysville. Call 360-653-7560. Annis-Wellner is active in the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce. Her office is at 209 Ave. A, Suite 100, Snohomish. Call 360-563-5433.

The Flying Heritage Collection will open on June 6 in a new, 51,000-square-foot exhibition facility at Paine Field in Everett. The Flying Heritage Collection of vintage airplanes, acquired by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, represents technological innovations in aviation between 1935 and 1945, with planes from the major combatants of World War II: the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany and Japan. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Labor Day, then Tuesday through Sunday the rest of the year. It will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors and military, $8 youths 6 to 15, free for children 5 and under, and $10 per person for groups of 15 or more. For information, call 206-342-4242 or go to

Vendor spaces are still available for the Haller Point Market, located at 604 E. Gilman Ave., Arlington. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 28. For information, contact Tasha at 425-346-1543 or e-mail

Workshops, seminars

Learn the importance of having a personal and business vision at the Everett Chamber of Commerce’s “Empower ­YOUniversity” workshop, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the United Way of Snohomish County, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett. Sheryl Spangler, owner of The Growth Coach, helps business owners, franchisees, managers and self-employed professionals discover the strategic mindset and approach to building their businesses while still having a balanced life. Cost: $15 for Chamber members, $45 for nonmembers. For information, call 425-257-3222 or e-mail info@­

Snohomish County Council member John Koster will talk about the significant issues facing the council during a business roundtable from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Monte Cristo Hotel, 1507 Wall St., Everett. Cost is $25. RSVP to Cindy Brengman at 425-397-7799 or e-mail

The state of Washington’s Small Business Roundtable series, which addresses challenges faced by small businesses and explores solutions, meets from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 28 at the Snohomish County Administration Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Participating agencies include the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Assistance; Washington State Department of Revenue; Department of Labor and Industries; Employment Security Department; Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development; and Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. For more information or to register, go to For a copy of the progress report from last year’s roundtables, go to roundtables/progress_report_08.pdf.

Upcoming how-to clinics at all Home Depot locations include: exterior painting and staining, 10 a.m. June 7; tiling floors and walls, 11 a.m. June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13; installing pavers, 1 p.m. June 21; Grilling 101, 1 p.m. June 29; decorative paint techniques, 10 a.m. July 5 and 1 p.m. Aug. 24; installing a ceiling fan; 1 p.m. July 19; installing a retaining wall, 1 p.m. July 27; installing a toilet, 10 a.m. Aug. 2; installing a speed connect faucet, 1 p.m. Aug. 16; closet organization, 10 a.m. Sept. 6; fall cleanup made simple, 1 p.m. Sept. 20; and installing laminate flooring, 1 p.m. Sept. 21.

The Sustainable Development Task Force of Snohomish County’s free brown-bag educational program covers the benefits, design, construction and maintenance for Green Roofs, a low-impact development feature that allows rainwater to stay on the building site. The Sustainable Development Task Force of Snohomish County is a nonprofit organization that facilitates responsible development. This growing trend in development follows a set of strategies that start with low-impact site development and continue through the design and construction phases. The goal is to help provide healthy, productive and attractive communities within the county. Speakers at the seminar include David Hil­gers, landscape architect of Triad Associates; Jami Burke of Cedar Grove Construction Services; and Larry Vanslow of Western Solutions. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation runs from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Snohomish County PUD auditorium. For more information, call 206-999-0124 or go to www.sustainablesnohomish and click on events.

The second of a series of free workshops designed for entrepreneurs and business owners, Financing Your Business, is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Sultan Visitor Information Center, located at 320 Main St. Topics include alternative financing, CBA loans and free resources. Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick, who has 30 years of business and six years of business counseling experience, serves as facilitator. Guest speakers include Serena Everts of Kiel Mortgage, who will discuss commercial property financing; and Steve Sterner of Coastal Community Bank, who will cover small business loans. For more information, call Eslick at 360-793-2231.

The Society for Marketing Professional Services will present a workshop on corporate branding strategy from the perspective of both a graphic designer and a company marketing specialist. The Brand- Aid workshop will be led by Gretchen Cook, principal and graphic designer at g design co., and Julaine Fleetwood, marketing director for CDi Engineers. The workshop runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at CDi Engineers, 4200 194th St. SW, Suite 200, Lynnwood. Cost for SMPS member firms is $25, or $35 for nonmembers. To register, go to and click on the education link.

Lisa Johnson of The Reach Group will led a presentation on “Mind Your X’s &Y’s: How the New Generation Impacts Your Business” at the Women Business Owners power lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 22 at the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave., Seattle. Cost is for WBO members $31 before May 20, $41 after; $46 and $56 for nonmembers. For information, call 206-575-3232 or go to


The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce will present community service awards and recognized community partner during a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake Stevens Family Center.

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The Rock Wood Fired Pizza &Spirits, the Northwest’s largest independent pizza restaurant, opened its eighth location May 6 in Mill Creek. The new restaurant is located on Bothell-Everett Highway at Zocalo, a mixed retail and urban living complex just north of Thrasher’s Corner. For more information, go to

Good deeds

Sport Clips, Inc., a national sports-themed hair-care franchise for men and boys, donated its entire earnings from its May 10 grand opening of the Lynnwood-Mukilteo location to the Boys &Girls Clubs of Snohomish County. The new Sports Clips is located at 12926 Mukilteo Speedway, Lynnwood, in the Park Pointe Plaza next to Albertsons.

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