Herald Business Journal

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)
Japanese cuisine collection. Set of various fresh and delicious sushi rolls. Vector illustration of healthy food for takeout, bar or restaurant menu.

You voted: The best sushi in Snohomish County

Because it’s smooth, raw, flaky and healthy…

Japanese cuisine collection. Set of various fresh and delicious sushi rolls. Vector illustration of healthy food for takeout, bar or restaurant menu.
Funny beef steak character holding fork and knife, cartoon style vector illustration isolated on white background. Funny meat on bone, chop character with eyes, legs, and a wide smile
Funny beef steak character holding fork and knife, cartoon style vector illustration isolated on white background. Funny meat on bone, chop character with eyes, legs, and a wide smile
Houses at the end of the 2100 block of 93rd Drive SE in Lake Stevens used to front a forest. Now the property has been clearcut for the new Costco store near the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210810

Lake Stevens neighbors mourn 1,000s of trees at Costco site

A woodland off 20th Street SE has been leveled, leaving wildlife in search of new habitat.

Houses at the end of the 2100 block of 93rd Drive SE in Lake Stevens used to front a forest. Now the property has been clearcut for the new Costco store near the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210810
A combine transfers wheat into a grain truck, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, near Pullman, Wash. Across eastern Washington, a drought the National Weather Service classified as "exceptional" has devastated what is normally the fourth largest wheat crop in the nation. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Severe drought devastates Washington state’s wheat crop

The current estimate for the crop is 117 million bushels, down from last year’s 165 million.

  • Aug 11, 2021
A combine transfers wheat into a grain truck, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, near Pullman, Wash. Across eastern Washington, a drought the National Weather Service classified as "exceptional" has devastated what is normally the fourth largest wheat crop in the nation. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked in a storage lot, Monday, April 26, 2021, near Boeing Field in Seattle.  Boeing is paying $17 million and promising to take steps to fix production problems with its popular 737 jets. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, May 27,  that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and other parts on some Boeing 737 models including NGs and the Max.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Boeing poised to win crucial 737 Max deal in India

A new Indian low-cost airline is in talks with Boeing to purchase 737 Max jets.

Boeing 737 Max airplanes sit parked in a storage lot, Monday, April 26, 2021, near Boeing Field in Seattle.  Boeing is paying $17 million and promising to take steps to fix production problems with its popular 737 jets. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday, May 27,  that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and other parts on some Boeing 737 models including NGs and the Max.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Boeing 737 Max 10 airplane landing at Boeing Field in Seattle on June 18, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.

Boeing delivers more 737 Maxs as other orders are canceled

In July, Boeing delivered 28 commercial jets, won 31 gross orders and had 17 orders canceled.

The Boeing 737 Max 10 airplane landing at Boeing Field in Seattle on June 18, 2021. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinger.
Funko CEO Brian Mariotti prepares to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the company’s initial public offering of stock in New York in November. (Nasdaq)

Funko CEO will become the chief creative officer next year

Brian Mariotti will step aside as CEO. Funko’s current president will become chief executive in 2022.

Funko CEO Brian Mariotti prepares to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the company’s initial public offering of stock in New York in November. (Nasdaq)

How to apply for Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness

Businesses that received loans of $150,000 or less can apply through the Small Business Administration.

Josh and Christine Alcaraz learned last week that their rent will increase by $475/month for their 3-bedroom Lake Stevens townhome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘With the snap of a finger, we’re facing housing uncertainty’

With the eviction moratorium’s expiration, Snohomish County renters are reporting major price hikes.

Josh and Christine Alcaraz learned last week that their rent will increase by $475/month for their 3-bedroom Lake Stevens townhome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field airport on June 6, 2019. The operations center is located next the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center. (Janice Podsada / Herald file)

FedEx to begin weekday flights between Paine Field, Memphis

The cargo carrier has taken over the lease for the Dreamlifter center, which Boeing no longer needs.

The Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field airport on June 6, 2019. The operations center is located next the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center. (Janice Podsada / Herald file)

Everett offers $1 million in grants to boost city’s economy

The Everett Forward Grant Program offers one-time grants of $5,000 or more to eligible projects.

Set of soups for bowls. Gazpacho, curry, broccoli, mushroom cream soup isolated on a white background. Vector illustration of plates of food in cartoon simple flat style.

You voted: The best soup in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic people have their favorites

Set of soups for bowls. Gazpacho, curry, broccoli, mushroom cream soup isolated on a white background. Vector illustration of plates of food in cartoon simple flat style.
Dr. Stephen Jones, left, of the WSU Bread Lab, packages up loaves of bread for U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, center, at the end of her tour of the Bread Lab at on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 in Burlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

U.S. Trade Representative meets regional food producers

Katherine Tai talked trade with farmers from Western Washington and toured the WSU Bread Lab.

Dr. Stephen Jones, left, of the WSU Bread Lab, packages up loaves of bread for U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, center, at the end of her tour of the Bread Lab at on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 in Burlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Nominations open for Leadership Snohomish County award

It will honor “an individual who works tirelessly for economic development and viability” in the county.

FILE - This Nov. 13, 2018 file photo a South Lake Union streetcar with an advertisement for Amazon.com's same-day delivery service passes by an Amazon office building in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for tech and corporate workers until January 2022 as COVID-19 cases surge nationally due to the delta variant. The Seattle Times reported on the tech giant's delay in returning to offices from internal messages. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)

Amazon pushes back return to office to January due to COVID

Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for workers until January as COVID-19 cases surge.

  • Aug 5, 2021
FILE - This Nov. 13, 2018 file photo a South Lake Union streetcar with an advertisement for Amazon.com's same-day delivery service passes by an Amazon office building in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for tech and corporate workers until January 2022 as COVID-19 cases surge nationally due to the delta variant. The Seattle Times reported on the tech giant's delay in returning to offices from internal messages. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)