Machinists plan Puppy Putt charity motorcycle ride

Machinists Union District Lodge 751’s 14th annual Puppy Putt charity motorcycle ride begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Sound Harley-Davidson at 1612 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville. Puppy Putt is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America. Last year’s event raised more than $9,300 for the charity. For details, go online at

New marketing director joins Seattle Premium Outlets

Seattle Premium Outlets has welcomed Ditas Pyle as the new director of marketing and business development. Pyle will lead overall marketing strategies such as event programming, social media, guest services, public relations and communications. Additionally, she will manage various business functions encompassing revenue generation, tourism, marketing budgets and tenant and partner relationships. Previously, Pyle was area director of sales at 360 Hotel Group.

Everett’s Cocoon House part of HomeStreet Bank’s Vote Your Heart campaign

HomeStreet Bank has announced the launch of its Vote Your Heart giving campaign, a social media voting contest where the public can vote for competing Puget Sound organizations to decide where HomeStreet will allocate charitable sponsorships. Everett’s Cocoon House is one of the non-profits hoping to receive local support and the only nominee from Snohomish County. To vote, go to the campaign’s Facebook page.

Boeing recognized for providing jobs to people with disabilities

Boeing is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this July and the 10 members of the Community Manufacturing Partnership are heralding the contributions Boeing has made to nonprofits in the Puget Sound region. Since the 1950s, Boeing has worked with nonprofits to help create employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment in the community.

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