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Sue Gammell, a vice president at the Banner Bank branch in Everett, and Cheryl Bosh, a branch manager and assistant vice president in Bothell, are recipients of the company’s 2010 Banner’s Best awards for excellence, customer service and business skills.

Vicki Smith of the Bothell branch is operations coach of the year and Rob Bennett of Bothell was presented the service excellence award.

Lawyer Kay Field was presented with the David Kastle Pro Bono Award earlier this month from Snohomish County Legal Services for her work at the Pathways Legal Clinic in Lynnwood and for 23 years of pro bono service.

Judge Thomas Wynne of Snohomish County Superior Court was named judge of the year by the Snohomish County Bar Association. And Paul Hanson was presented with the President’s Award for his volunteer service. The awards were part of the annual dinner for the bar association and legal services held at Naval Station Everett on June 4.

Janis Harwell, senior vice president and general counsel for Everett’s Intermec Corp., has resigned to persue personal interests after seven years with the company, officials said. She will leave June 30. CEO Patrick Byrne said Harwell was instrumental in a major evolution of the company and lauded her leadership. A search committee is seeking a successor.


The Monroe Tuesday Market is open that day each week from 2 to 7 p.m. in a new location at the corner of Highway 2 and Main Street. Call 360-547-3630 for more information.

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking lunch at the Rock Church, 16891 146th St. SE, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The chamber will hold an after hours barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. June 23 at Hill Street Cleaners, 201 N. Lewis St.

The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau will talk about the future of state tourism at its quarterly lunch at 11:45 a.m. June 21 at the Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St. in Everett. The state tourism office is about to close, and an industry consortium called the Washington Tourism Alliance will take up the job of promoting Washington. Presenters will include Sandy Ward of the Future of Flight and Jane Kilburn of the Port of Seattle. The lunch will cost $35. Register by Wednesday. Call 425-348-5802.

Vendors have continued the swap meet this summer at the Vic Cox Mobile Home lot at 16520 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington. It will be open Friday through Sunday and on Monday holidays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. until November. Call 425-760-9996 for information.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce will meet for networking at 7:30 a.m. at Fairwinds-Brighton Court, 6520 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Informational sessions about the master’s degree program in business administration offered in Everett by Western Washington University will be held Tuesday and again July 26. The one-hour sessions begin at 6 p.m. in Room 380 of Gray Wolf Hall at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett. The program meets on Friday evenings and all day Saturday on every other weekend.


Hurdle Fun, a toy manufactured by Stone Smith of Everett, has been named among the best vacation products for children by Dr. Toy, an online toy guide by Stevanne Auerback. The $20 toy was cited because of its value, durability and lasting play value. The padded hurdle is promoted as a safe alternative for running, jumping and exercise.

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Pacific Welding Supplies of Marysville will move its Bremerton location to a new address June 17. The new location is 200 Katy Penman Ave. The newly remodeled building will allow the company to expand inventory and services and be more convenient for customers, said Pete Hochstatter, president. The company has five locations in the Puget Sound area.

The Port of Everett has received a clean audit from the state Auditor’s Office. The annual audit was the 14th in a row in which there were no negative findings for the port.

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