Business FYI

Bill Mitchell, Ted Tidd, Tera Sherard and Mario Macias have been hired at the Everett-based Perteet company, which provides consulting services in transportation design and planning, environmental and community planning, surveying, mapping, urban design, construction administration and more. Mitchell is the company’s new senior construction observer. Tidd is a senior professional land surveyor. Sherard is a computer-aided design technician and Macias is a civil engineer.

Meri Gaus, Angela Amaya, Johanna Snip and Mary Marshall have been elected to serve as the 2007-08 officers for the Everett chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Gaus is president, Amaya is vice president, Snip is secretary and Marshall is treasurer.

Peter Harvard and Elizabeth Barlow have joined Everett-based Shockey/Brent Inc., a consulting firm providing land-use, environmental and permitting services. Harvard is a registered landscape architect with three decades of wide-ranging experiences including projects such urban freeways and zoos. Barlow is an associate environmental planner with a background in research and technical writing.

John McLaughlin and Daniel Welch have joined the board of directors at Seattle Genetics in Bothell. McLaughlin is chief executive officer of the biotechnology company Anesiva. Welch is chief executive officer and president of the biotechnology company Intermune.

Eric Dobmeier has been promoted at Seattle Genetics to the new position of chief business officer. He has been with the Bothell-based company for five years, most recently serving as senior vice president in charge of corporate development.

Business news

Brim Tractor Co. is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an open house from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its store at 3512 Smith Ave., Everett. Founded by Bill and Margaret Brim in 1967, the store is now owned by their son Dan, and his wife, Teresa. In addition to Everett, the dealership has branches in Lynden; Mount Vernon; North Bend; Sumner; Chehalis; and Salem, Ore. It sells New Holland tractors of all sizes.

Kids ‘N’ Clay Pottery Studios has opened in Lynnwood. Leanne Norby and Sheridan Haroian, co-owners and studio managers of the local franchise, have planned a grand opening set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 19125 33rd Ave. W., Suite D, near Alderwood mall.

Dillon Works Inc., a Mukilteo-based custom design and fabrication company known for its creative efforts with clients such as Walt Disney, Sony, Cartoon Network and Nordstrom, has completed its work on the Redmond Town Center’s Sensory Garden, an interactive play area. For information, go to


Bachelor’s degrees in human services are available through Western Washington University. Learn more at an information session set for 3 p.m. July 18 at Everett Community College, Parks Student Union Building. Details are on the Web at Call 425-339-3810, ext. 17, or e-mail

Dental terminology, billing and office management classes are offered by the Edmonds Community College’s business information technology department. The classes in dental front-office skills begin summer quarter. Call 425-640-1051 for more information or go to


Business Breakfast Club has openings for a number of trades and professions. The nonprofit group of business professionals meets to exchange business referrals and support each other’s business development and professional growth. Meetings are 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at A.P. Barbara’s Restaurant, 4025 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Call 425-672-7100 or e-mail

WSA summer networking event is set for 5 to 8 p.m. June 28 at Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant, 111 Central Way, Kirkland. For information or to register, call 206-448-3033, ext. 103.

Good deeds

Kohl’s Department Stores company has honored more than 1,400 kids nationwide for their volunteer work. Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program winners in Washington include Kathryn Hawley in Edmonds and Bailey Kinker in Oak Harbor. Kathryn, 17, traveled to New Orleans to assist in Hurricane Katrina cleanup efforts. Bailey, 10, led a Girl Scout troop of first-graders when she learned about a shortage of adult leaders.

Wells Fargo has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Edmonds Westgate Chapel Emergency Services program, which helps revitalize low- and moderate-income communities in the greater Edmonds area. The program provides families with food, clothing and financial assistance. Wells Fargo awards grants to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that address community needs.

The AquaSox Hit a Homerun in Reading program has invited hundreds of area school children to the AquaSox game Thursday. The Hit a Homerun in Reading program is sponsored by Wells Fargo and Idearc Media, official publisher of Verizon yellow pages and home to The program promotes reading and academic performance in local elementary schools by helping set reading goals for students. Those meeting the goals are rewarded with tickets to the AquaSox along with a free hot dog, a bag of chips and a baseball. Idearc Media, which donated $3,000, also will give away free bookmarks.

Send your Business FYI news and color photos 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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