Business FYI

Dr. Henry Wong has joined the Everett Clinic, where he specializes in urology. Wong earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago.

Jerry Heller, the new chief administrative officer for the Port of Everett, starts his job today. Heller is the former executive director of the Port of Skagit County.

Randy DeKlyn, Scott Suchan, Gary Winter, Katie Kiyonaga and Laura Himple have new positions with Frontier Bank. DeKlyn is now executive vice president and senior branch administrator, overseeing operations in the bank’s four regions throughout Western Washington. A longtime banker, DeKlyn also serves on the board of Senior Services of Snohomish County. Suchan, former western region manager is serving now as senior vice president and northern regional manager for the bank. Winter, a longtime banker, is now senior vice president and western regional manager. Kiyonaga, with 18 years experience in banking, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer. Himple, a longtime banker, is now assistant vice president and assistant manager in the bank’s cash management department.

Tamara Siegfried of Lynnwood recently joined Darin Elkins’ Everett office of Edward Jones. Siegfried serves as the branch office administrator, providing marketing support and client services.

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ELDEC recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in business at the Lynnwood site of what is now Crane Aerospace and Electronics. ELDEC had its beginnings in 1957 when a number of young Boeing engineers left to form their own company. Over the years, ELDEC has been operated by United Control Corp., the Gellert family and the Crane Co. Achievements include the manufacture of products for the Saturn and Apollo space programs. The anniversary celebration included founding partners, now octogenarians, Jerry Weinstein, Max Gellert, Bruno Strauss, Dick Behrens, Dominic D’Angelo, Robert Banks and Wanda Linsay, their first assembler.

Peak Engineering Inc. is celebrating its 10th anniversary in business with an open house set for 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at its Marysville office, 601 Delta Ave. Clients, contractors and industry partners of the civil engineering firm have been invited. Peak, which began in 1997 with four employees, now includes licensed professionals and a staff of more than 20.

The Whole Pup: Canine Education and Care Center has opened at 7705 230th St. SW in Edmonds. Owners Patty Homer and Michele Lieuallen offer puppy and dog day care that includes reward-based dog obedience training. For tours and other information, call 425-776-3083.

E. Michelle Valentine of Mukilteo has opened a new practice as a consulting pharmacist. She is available to patients, their families and health care providers in the area of pharmaceutical care. For information, call 425-350-5969.

Grove Street Family Clinic has opened under the ownership of nurse practitioner Carolyn Freed at 1630 Grove St., Marysville. For information, call 360-653-3500 or go online to www.grovestreet A longtime nurse, Freed earned her master’s degree and advanced registered nurse practitioner license in 2000. Grove Street is a primary care clinic with an emphasis on women’s health.

Insight Massage has opened at 1416 Hewitt Ave., downtown Everett. for information, call 425-252-8939. A variety of massage treatments are offered.

The Sultan Liquor Store, owned by Karen Walburn, is now a convenience store and has doubled in size at its location, 312 Main St., Sultan. Liquor store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Convenience store hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. A grand opening in May is planned.

Steve Hodge, owner of CADS Bake Shop and Deli of Everett, is seeking funding for his business, which hires workers with disabilities. For information, call 425-350-7761.

The Evergreen State Fair is hiring for this year’s fair, which runs Aug. 23 through Sept. 3. More than 300 positions are available, including those for teenagers and part-time workers. An application may be downloaded at www.ever or can be picked up at the fair office, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Deadline for applications is Aug. 1.


“Good Morning, South County!” networking breakfast offered by the South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce is set for 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The theme is hats. For more information, call the chamber at 425-774-0507 or e-mail

Business After Hours mixer by the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Legion Memorial Golf Course, 144 W. Marine View Drive, Everett. Call 425-257-3222 or go online to www.everett

La-De-Biz networking lunch, 11 a.m. Thursday, Lamoureux Realty, 1904 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Call 425-231-5246.

Before Hours networking by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce is set for 7:30 a.m. Friday at Valley General Hospital, 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Call 360-794-5488.

Monroe Chamber’s “Wine, Stein and Dine” is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Laurelwood Events Center, 123 N. Blakeley, Monroe. Call 360-794-5488.

Bestselling author Stephen Coonts is scheduled to speak at 6:45 p.m. April 25 at the Future of Flight aviation center, 8413 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. The event is sponsored by the Future of Flight Foundation and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Coonts plans to talk about his first bestseller, “Flight of the Intruder.” For information, call 425-438-8100.

April After Hours by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce is set for 5 p.m. April 26 at North Kelsey Plaza. Call 360-794-5488.

United Way of Snohomish County community center open house and new home celebration, 4 p.m. April 26, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett. Call 425-374-5518 or e-mail

Classes, seminars, workshops

How to pack well for business or vacation travel is offered as a class by The Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Packing expert Penny Todd talks about packing, security issues and how to travel light in seminars set for May 12 and June 23. Fee is $5. Call 877-2225-1994 or register online at www.savvy

Entrepreneurs considering starting new businesses might want to consider attending two workshops offered by First Heritage Bank. The first, set for 8 a.m. Friday at Petosa’s Restaurant on U.S. 2 in Monroe, deals with resources, business plans, licensing and counseling. The second, 8 a.m. April 27 at Petosa’s, targets financing and where to find money. Call 360-794-6008.

Exceeding customer expectations is the focus of a Brad Worthley seminar by the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce set for 7 a.m. Friday in the Canoes Cabaret Room, Tulalip Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. For ticket information and to register, e-mail Edith@marysvilletulalip or call 360-659-7700.

Free business counseling at the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce for businesses interested in doing business with government agencies is available the afternoons of April 19 and May 3 and 17 at 2000 Hewitt Ave. Suite 205, downtown Everett. Call 425-257-3222, ext. 0, to make an appointment.

A workshop for horse owners, trainers, farmers and others concerned about sugars in grasses and the affect on horses is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satuday in the 4-H Building at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. For more information, tickets and registration, call the Snohomish Conservation District at 425-335-5634, ext. 4 or e-mail

“Rollin’ RV Revenue” and how to tap into the recreational vehicle tourism market is the topic of a seminar by the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau set for 9:15 a.m. April 30 at the Future of Flight aviation center, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. Call 425-348-5802 for information and reservations.

A free tax workshop for owners of new and small businesses is set for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 2 at Everett Public Library, 2707 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Participants will learn about state excise taxes, reporting classifications, tax incentives and collection, deductions and record-keeping requirements. To register, go online to or call 425-356-4800.

Plumbing continuing education courses are offered by the Construction Industry Training Council. To register online go to or call 425-454-2482.

Good deeds

Christmas House 2007 and the Assistance League of Everett are recent recipients of grants from the EverTrust Foundation, a Snohomish County philanthropic organization. Christmas House received a $10,000 grant that will be used to provide coats and warm outerwear for children who benefit from Christmas House. Assistance League received a $25,000 grant for the organization’s new Retail Teen Program. The program is an extension of Operation School Bell, which provides clothing to low-income children from 14 Snohomish Countyschool districts. The EverTrust Foundation was established by EverTrust Bank. The foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of Snohomish County families by providing support for basic needs such as affordable housing and youth recreation and education.

Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. of Monroe recently received two community awards. Monroe Chamber of Commerce awarded the cabinet company the 2006 Business Excellence Award for its commitment to ethical business practices, employee loyalty and community service. The Sky Valley Food Bank gave the company an award acknowledging the company’s contribution of nearly 3,000 pounds of food and more than $15,000 in donations during the past three holiday seasons.

Green Thumb Landscape, 2217 NE 170th St., Shoreline, is selling plants 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to benefit Northwest Harvest Food Bank. Call206-683-1081.

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

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