Herald Business Journal

Edmonds offers grants to small businesses affected by COVID

Grants of up to $10,000 will be available to up to 50 eligible businesses this year.

The new Amazon fulfillment center under construction along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, just south of Arlington Municipal Airport. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210708

5 big transportation developments in 2021 to keep us rolling

New bus routes, toll lanes and highway upgrades: Here are the region’s top pending transportation projects.

The new Amazon fulfillment center under construction along 172nd Street NE in Arlington, just south of Arlington Municipal Airport. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210708
Darby O"Neil, left, and Stanislav Ryakhovskiy practice riveting as Apprentice Instructor John Kraft watches on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Everett, Washington. ATS, which repairs and overhauls passenger jets for Southwest Airlines and FedEx among other customers, offers a unique 18-month apprenticeship program. Once a month, ATS puts about 10 new apprentices through a orientation. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Airplane mechanics are few, so this company trains its own

The paid apprenticeship program at Aviation Technical Services is helping rebuild a skilled workforce.

Darby O"Neil, left, and Stanislav Ryakhovskiy practice riveting as Apprentice Instructor John Kraft watches on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Everett, Washington. ATS, which repairs and overhauls passenger jets for Southwest Airlines and FedEx among other customers, offers a unique 18-month apprenticeship program. Once a month, ATS puts about 10 new apprentices through a orientation. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
An employee sands down a board inside Ironwood Manufacturing's new Arlington location on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

One door closes, another opens for this Arlington company

Ironwood Manufacturing designs high-privacy doors for restrooms at hotels, arenas and airline lounges.

An employee sands down a board inside Ironwood Manufacturing's new Arlington location on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Courier from catering service delivering meal in paper package
Courier from catering service delivering meal in paper package

Airbus nabs $4.9 billion order from Boeing customer Jet2

Boeing had supplied Jet2 with its 737 model in the past.

Seattle home prices continue to soar at record-breaking pace

Home prices in the region leapt 25% in June compared to a year earlier.

  • Aug 31, 2021
Madison Bauer mixes drinks Wednesday afternoon at Bluewater Organic Distilling in Everett on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Challenges remain for the area’s recovering tourism industry

Revenue picked up this year at restaurants and hotels, but the delta variant could blunt further gains.

Madison Bauer mixes drinks Wednesday afternoon at Bluewater Organic Distilling in Everett on August 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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New Herald Publisher Josh O'Connor named April  17, 2013.
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New role for Sound Publishing President Josh O’Connor

O’Connor will oversee operations in Washington, Alaska and Canada for parent company Black Press.

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New Herald Publisher Josh O'Connor named April  17, 2013.
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Hiring grows in Washington, but COVID surge raises red flags

New unemployment claims in Washington dipped last week, but a recent COVID surge could bring layoffs.

  • Aug 27, 2021
A small amount of debris covers the ground where Ivar's tables and chairs had been set up in the parklet where the former Mukilteo Ferry Landing was located on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whose asphalt is this? ‘Parklet’ is no longer a dining area

The city of Mukilteo has erected red tape around the former ferry ramp where Ivar’s wants to serve customers.

A small amount of debris covers the ground where Ivar's tables and chairs had been set up in the parklet where the former Mukilteo Ferry Landing was located on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mexican tradition food vector illustration. Tacos icons on white background.

You voted: The best taco in Snohomish County

Quite possibly the info you’ve been waiting for.

Mexican tradition food vector illustration. Tacos icons on white background.

Boeing employees’ safety independence is under scrutiny by FAA

Many company engineers who were surveyed said they couldn’t raise concerns without interference.

Should Everett’s in-home businesses be given more latitude?

Under a proposal, businesses in residences could conduct in-home sales and hire up to two employees.

Virgin Orbit Boeing 747-400 rocket launch platform, named Cosmic Girl, takes off from Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave (MHV) on its second orbital launch demonstration in the Mojave Desert, north of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

Branson’s Virgin Orbit to list in SPAC deal backed by Boeing

The satellite-launch company uses a customized Boeing 747 jumbo jet to launch its reusable rockets.

Virgin Orbit Boeing 747-400 rocket launch platform, named Cosmic Girl, takes off from Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave (MHV) on its second orbital launch demonstration in the Mojave Desert, north of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)
Rudi Alcott

Rudi Alcott named publisher of The Daily Herald in Everett

Sound Publishing President Josh O’Connor has held the job since 2013. Alcott was a longtime publisher in Federal Way.

Rudi Alcott

Whidbey Island tourism spikes in 2021

Daily visitors to Island County boomed this year despite COVID, with economic impact far-reaching.

From left, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett; Everett Community College President Daria Willis; Herman Calzadillas, dean of the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center; Brandon Anderson, legislative director for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace; and Elliott Black, director of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program. They were touring the Advanced Manufacturing Center at EvCC on Friday. (Janice Podsada / The Herald) 20210820

After 100,000 lost jobs, aviation industry aims to roar back

The director of the Aviation Jobs Protection Program heard survival stories Friday from aviation companies in Everett.

From left, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett; Everett Community College President Daria Willis; Herman Calzadillas, dean of the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center; Brandon Anderson, legislative director for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace; and Elliott Black, director of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program. They were touring the Advanced Manufacturing Center at EvCC on Friday. (Janice Podsada / The Herald) 20210820

Fewer renter protections after Monday, but help is available

Programs in Snohomish County can aid tenants behind on rent, but to avoid eviction, they must use them.

A Value Village store is seen Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Edmonds, Wash. The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated its rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Appeals court overturns ruling against Value Village

A 2019 ruling found the thrift chain misled customers by deceptively marketing itself as a charity.

  • Aug 18, 2021
A Value Village store is seen Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Edmonds, Wash. The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated its rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)