Business FYI

Michael Deller, president and chief executive officer of Bank of Everett, has been named to the board of directors of Perteet Inc., the Everett-based engineering consultant. Deller, a longtime bank executive and a former director of the Port of Everett, said he plans to offer a business perspective to the board and help with strategic planning and financial development.

Dr. Kodavayour Nirmal is a new family practice doctor at the Everett Clinic at Lake Stevens. Nirmal has had residencies in internal medicine, family practice, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Everett Police Capt. Chris Andersen recently graduated from the FBI National Academy program in Virginia. Andersen was one of 263 law enforcement officers from 48 states, the District of Columbia, 23 countries, four military organizations and five federal civilian organizations. Andersen has been an officer with the Everett Police Department for 16 years and has more than 28 years in law enforcement in Washington.

Richard Holmes is the new engineering manager for Twin Commander Aircraft in Arlington.

Erfan Nezami and Laura Ellis have joined Landau Associates, an Edmonds-based engineering and environmental consulting firm. Nezami is a senior staff engineer in the geotechnical group and Ellis will be a production/file coordinator.

Robert Isaacson, David Shackelford and Gregory Amrine of Snohomish School District; Michael Johnson of City of Snohomish; Don Startzman and Larry LaFave of City of Edmonds; Michael Murrell of Snohomish County government; Molly Beeman and Thom Watson of Everett Community College; and Patrick Axline and Edward Imus at Providence Everett Medical Center have all completed a year of training and projects to receive certification as a building operator from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council.

Lynette Early has joined the new mortgage firm of Bellwether Lending Inc. of Mukilteo as office manager and loan processor.

New business

Old School Barbecue is open for business today. Regular hours for the new eatery are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in a yellow school bus on U.S. 2 by the Reptile Zoo, 1.5 miles east of Monroe. The barbecue is “Texas style” on mesquite wood.

Skip Kelley has opened Bellwether Lending Inc., a mortgage brokerage, at 4801 Harbour Heights Drive in Mukilteo. He will be the president and broker of the firm. In the past, Kelley has worked as an appraiser for Snohomish County, a Web developer and a mortgage loan consultant. Phone: 425-741-3432.


Accessing the China market is the topic of a town hall meeting for small and medium businesses starting at 3 p.m. Thursday at Room 105 of the Whitehorse Building at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., will join the National Committee on United States-China Relations to help local businesses do business in China. People interested in attending are asked to call 360-733-4500.

Public relations and advertising are the topics for discussion at the quarterly forum of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. The event runs from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. June 12 at Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Info: 425-775-2500.

The nonprofit Business Breakfast Club has openings for a number of trades and professions. The group will be meeting to exchange business referrals and support each other’s business development and professional growth at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at A.P. Barbar’s Restaurant, 4025 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. Guests are welcome. Call Joseph Cunnane at 425-672-7100.

An aerospace industry summit is planned for 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. June 7 at Everett Holiday Inn, 9105 Pine St. Keynote speaker Erick Van Hoettee from Dassault Systemes will talk about the importance of getting students excited about math and science. Other topics include an examination of industry issues and trends and a discussion of business partnerships with local schools.


Snohomish County residents were among the winners in the 11th annual Cascade Brewers’ Cup ExBeerience beer-judging contest in Seattle. Nearly 200 entries from 17 states were judged in 21 individual categories. Receiving the coveted best in show award was James Brischke of Lake Stevens for his wheat and rye beer entry. Home brewers Mike and Steve Brown of Lynnwood were chosen as the winners of the brewer selection for their B-Rads IPA, which will be brewed with the Pilot Brewery of Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, Mo. Other category winners included Tom Pounder of Snohomish for his American ale.

Getting Your Dough to Rise, the personal finance show on KSER 90.7 FM, will feature a Kirkland financial planner on how to squeeze more money out of your budget for investments, the president of Puget Sound Consumers’ Checkbook magazine on several topics and a University of Washington professor on various business deals. The show, hosted by Chuck Noel, beings at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on Snohomish County’s public radio station.

Good deeds

Children’s Hospital &Regional Medical Center in Seattle is receiving $57,346 in donations from customers of Haggen Food &Pharmacy and TOP Food &Drug stores. Customers purchased paper balloons at checkout lines for a donation of $1 each. The donations will support uncompensated care, enabling children to receive medical care regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

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