Business FYI


Dr. Chad A. Warren and Dr. John W. Sype have joined the medical team at the Everett Clinic in Everett. Warren works in orthopedics at the clinic’s Medical Office building, and Sype is at the Heart and Vascular Center in the clinic’s Founders building. The Everett Clinic’s 250 physicians serve more than 250,000 patients in Snohomish County.

Peter Schwartz, a futurist, is the new chairman of the strategic advisory board for Neah Power Systems of Bothell. The company is a developer of fuel of cells for military applications, notebook computers and portable electronic devices. Schwartz, cofounder and chairman of Global Business Network, joins former astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the advisory board.

Ryan Hembree is the new Snohomish County agriculture coordinator. He follows John Roney, who is retiring after 19 years with the county. Hembree previously worked in the county planning and development services department, where he focused on agriculture. Hembree grew up in Snohomish County and spent time on his uncle’s dairy farm.

Chris Walker has joined Integrated Rehabilitation Group in Everett as the athletic trainer for the Everett Silvertips hockey team. Off season, Walker will provide athletic training to IRG’s clients.

Dr. Dianna Chamblin of Everett and Dr. Gerald Yorioka of Mill Creek have been named to the state Department of Labor and Industries’ medical advisory committee. The committee advises the department on treatments for injured workers. Chamblin specializes in rehabilitation and occupational medicine and Yorioka is in family medicine.

Bill Raser, Morris Van Horne and Dan Icasiano have new positions with Cascade Bank. Raser is vice president and income property-construction lending officer in the Snohomish branch. Van Horne is senior vice president and compliance department manager, working from the bank’s corporate office in downtown Everett. Icasiano is vice president and treasury management director, also in the Everett headquarters.

David Hanson, a Snohomish County Fire District 7 firefighter, recently graduated from paramedic training at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Hanson was hired as a career firefighter for the district in 2005. He will now complete a probationary period working alongside another paramedic in the fire district.

Sherry Dorey of Lynnwood has been named director of operations for the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum. Dorey has more than 25 years experience in marketing, public relations and fundraising, primarily with nonprofit arts and educational organizations

Julie Close, an operations specialist at the Snohomish County Airport, has earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics with minors in national security and intelligence and aviation safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She graduated with honors. A mother of four, Close earned the degree while working full time.

Business news

Robin’s Billiards and Speciality Hot Dogs has opened at 125 E. Main St., Monroe. The family-oriented business, owned by Mike and Connie Baldwin, offers a variety of sausage meals and the use of six Brunswick pool tables. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays, noon to midnight Saturdays and 2 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Parties and special events can be scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. For information, call 360-794-7878.

Cascade Bank has opened a new commercial banking center at 843 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington. A bank branch is scheduled to open there in early 2008. Matt Ray will relocate from Cascade’s Marysville branch to run the Burlington center. He will be joined there by Andrea Martin, a Cascade employee since 2003.

Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. cabinets were featured in the Seattle Street of Dreams home that won best of show and best kitchen awards. The home, “Copper Falls,” built by Lokie Homes in the Quinn’s Crossing development south of Snohomish, featured Canyon Creek cabinets throughout. Canyon Creek is located in Monroe. During the Street of Dreams show, visitors, real estate agents and a professional committee cast votes to make the awards.

The Growth Coach, owned by Sheryl Spangler, hosts a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce office, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 205, Everett. Spangler’s office offers business coaching. For more information, go to For information about the open house, call 425-257-3222, ext. 210.


Gov. Chris Gregoire is the featured speaker at a joint luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Everett and the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Commons, Naval Station Everett, 2000 W. Marine Drive, Everett. Register online at or call 425-257-3222, ext. 0.

The Spirit of Snohomish County breakfast, “Building Bridges to Tomorrow,” hosted by United Way of Snohomish County, is set for 7 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3819 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Lou Tice, chairman of the Pacific Institute, is the speaker. To make a reservation, go online to or call 425-374-5570 by Tuesday.

Good Morning Everett, a networking breakfast hosted by the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce is set for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett. Register online at or call the chamber at 425-257-3222, ext. 0.

Marsha Massey, interim state tourism director, plans to talk about the state tourism commission and its marketing plans at a forum hosted by the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3819 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Make a reservation by Sept. 12 by calling 425-348-5802.

Ross Bogue, vice president and general manager of the Everett Boeing plant, is the speaker at an Everett Area Chamber of Commerce event set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at the Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center. This is a new date for the event. Register by Sept. 14 at or call 425-257-3222, ext. 0.

Women Business Owners Power Lunch, with speaker Jean Thompson, owner of Seattle Chocolates, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Washington Athletic Club. For information, call 206-575-3232 or go to


EmpowerYOUniversity’s seminar on exceeding customer expectations is set for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett. Register by Friday online at or call 425-257-3222, ext. 0.

Fine tune your project management skills and attend Tuesday evening classes through Western Washington University’s Everett site. Learn more during an information meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Everett Station, Room 314. Details are at For more information e-mail or call 360-650-3650.

ITT Technical Institute offers a new student orientation set for Saturday at 1615 75th St. SW, Everett. Fall quarter applicants are still be accepted for associate degree programs in electronics technology and computer drafting and design. For information, call 425-583-0200.

Owners of small businesses can benefit from resources offered by the downtown Seattle office of the federal Small Business Administration. For a free counseling appointment, call 206-553-7320 or go to

An accredited luxury home specialist course offered by the Seattle-King County Association of Realtors is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21 at 12410 SE 32nd St., No. 100, Bellevue. Reservation help and cost information are available at or call 800-540-3277.

News notes

A new Group Tour Guide is available free from the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. The guide features group tour itineraries and recommendations. For information, e-mail or go to

Good deeds

Cascade Bank has given a $3,000 grant to support Christmas House 2007. Christmas House is a nonprofit, volunteer organization established in 1981. Last year, Christmas House provided gifts to 7,238 children from 2,510 low-income Snohomish County families. Chartered in 1916, Cascade Bank is the oldest financial institution headquartered in Snohomish County.

The US Marine division of Brunswick Corp., makers of Bayliner, Maxum, Trophy and Meridian Yachts, has reached an agreement with Western Washington University to annually fund four full scholarships in the university’s engineering technology department. All four of the scholarships will include an internship at the US Marine headquarters in Arlington. For more information about the department, call Nicole Larsen at 360-650-7237.

La Hacienda restaurant, 621 Highway 9, Lake Stevens, will host a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. La Hacienda owners plan to donate to the walk 20 percent of customer’s dinner bills from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12.

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