Herald Business Journal

Holly Burkett-Pohland, the owner of Burkett’s Home & Gift, outside of her new store front on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New Everett gift store debuts in former J. Matheson space

For years, Holly Burkett-Pohland wanted to expand a business founded by her mother in 1978.

Holly Burkett-Pohland, the owner of Burkett’s Home & Gift, outside of her new store front on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Striking Starbucks employees talk to a woman who wanted to use the drive-thru but was turned away due to the strike on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, on Broadway in Everett, Washington. Workers at the 37th and Broadway store spent their morning picketing because a fellow employee had been fired the previous day in what the workers believe is an act of union busting. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett Starbucks workers go on strike after employee fired

The employee and her fellow union members claim she was fired for supporting the union. Starbucks denies it.

Striking Starbucks employees talk to a woman who wanted to use the drive-thru but was turned away due to the strike on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, on Broadway in Everett, Washington. Workers at the 37th and Broadway store spent their morning picketing because a fellow employee had been fired the previous day in what the workers believe is an act of union busting. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Property values soar 32% in Snohomish County due to hot housing market

Assessed values are up all across the county since last year. The impact on tax bills won’t be known for a few months.

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A Kenmore Air Cessna 208 Caravan. (Kenmore Air) 20220613

Kenmore Air to start daily flights from Paine Field to San Juans

Service begins July 14. Flights to Friday Harbor and Orcas Island airports take about 25 minutes.

A Kenmore Air Cessna 208 Caravan. (Kenmore Air) 20220613

Seattle Space Needle sues coffee chain over use of logo

The logo for Local Coffee Spot features a mug of hot coffee whose rising steam bears striking resemblance to the iconic tower.

  • Jun 11, 2022
  • By Wire Service
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Foes of state’s capital gains tax drop plans for initiative

I-1929 sponsors say they are confident a lawsuit challenging the legality of the tax will be successful.

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Smoother sailing: Arlington airport gets grant to fix runway

A $2.3 million federal grant will pave the way for a project to resurface the airfield’s main runway.

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Workers build the first all electric plane, the Eviation Alice, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  The plane is designed for regional travel and to carry nine passengers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Eviation moves tests of electric passenger plane to Moses Lake

The Arlington company said a bigger runway and flatter terrain are better suited to early testing of the commuter aircraft.

Workers build the first all electric plane, the Eviation Alice, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  The plane is designed for regional travel and to carry nine passengers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
An artist's rendering of the new Funko warehouse in Buckeye, Arizona. (Funko) 20220407

Funko warehouse layoffs begin this week in Everett, Puyallup

The layoffs, announced in April, are part of a plan to move distribution operations to Arizona.

An artist's rendering of the new Funko warehouse in Buckeye, Arizona. (Funko) 20220407
Rendering of the front entrance of Spruce Elementary School in Lynnwood. (Edmonds School District)

Police: Edmonds schools sent $2.7 million check to fraudster

Police say the fraudster posed as a contractor for a new elementary school. A bank caught it at the last second.

Rendering of the front entrance of Spruce Elementary School in Lynnwood. (Edmonds School District)
Looking north, an aerial view of Paine Field in Everett. (Paine Field / Snohomish County) 20220605

Paine Field development plan envisions an expanded terminal

Once Sea-Tac Airport reaches capacity, the Everett airport is on the short list to absorb unmet demand by passengers.

Looking north, an aerial view of Paine Field in Everett. (Paine Field / Snohomish County) 20220605
Julie Timm

Sound Transit’s choice for CEO comes from Richmond, Virginia

Julie Timm is currently chief executive of the Greater Richmond Transit System. Her hiring is expected June 23.

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A magniX magni650 electric propulsion unit for aircraft. (magniX) 20220601

Everett engine maker announces more electric-aviation projects

magniX, which develops electric motors to power airplanes, adds two airline partners to its roster.

A magniX magni650 electric propulsion unit for aircraft. (magniX) 20220601
Although every data or security breach is different, there are a few important steps smaller businesses can take after exposure, says Angela Anderson, Coastal Community Bank SVP, Information Security Officer.

Steps to take if your business experiences a data or security breach

Data breaches are becoming more and more common as hackers get more sophisticated. Your business can be exposed to a breach through a vendor or… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • by Coastal Community Bank
  • Finances
Although every data or security breach is different, there are a few important steps smaller businesses can take after exposure, says Angela Anderson, Coastal Community Bank SVP, Information Security Officer.
Jacob Fullerton, Starbucks store supervisor in Everett, is pushing to unionize after the recent successes across the country Tuesday afternoon in Everett, Washington on February 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Workers at an Everett Starbucks vote to unionize

The store is the first Starbucks to unionize in Snohomish County amid a nationwide movement.

Jacob Fullerton, Starbucks store supervisor in Everett, is pushing to unionize after the recent successes across the country Tuesday afternoon in Everett, Washington on February 1, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Vector conceptual illustration for homeschooling. Stressed teenager femal girl by covid pandemic situation (Getty Images)

‘COVID slide’: Academia adjusts to student-achievement decline

Their grades and test scores tanked during the pandemic. Now local schools and colleges aim to help.

Vector conceptual illustration for homeschooling. Stressed teenager femal girl by covid pandemic situation (Getty Images)
Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club based in Mukilteo, has been selected to attend a new U.S. Navy flight academy for 11th and 12th graders. Williams, 17, joined the club in 2018. (Jesse D. Hayes IV / Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club)

Mukilteo flying club member, 17, wins spot at Navy pilot school

Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks, was selected to attend an elite program for high schoolers.

Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club based in Mukilteo, has been selected to attend a new U.S. Navy flight academy for 11th and 12th graders. Williams, 17, joined the club in 2018. (Jesse D. Hayes IV / Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club)
Daniel and Dee Sales laugh as they improvise a tune together before a student recital Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Music duo continues to teach locally from thousands of miles away

Dee and Daniel Sales moved their studio online when COVID hit and now tutor local students from New York state.

Daniel and Dee Sales laugh as they improvise a tune together before a student recital Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glenda Wabaluku, 17, works together with a group of peers to piece together a creative action plan for their communities during Leadership Launch’s "Emotion Commotion" event on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Teenagers help each other tackle anxiety and depression

Youth-focused Leadership Launch saw students struggling, so they organized a mental wellness event.

Glenda Wabaluku, 17, works together with a group of peers to piece together a creative action plan for their communities during Leadership Launch’s "Emotion Commotion" event on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Funko headquarters in downtown Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Private equity firm buys 25% stake in Everett-based Funko

It’s another big change this year for the pop-culture toymaker, which is headquartered downtown.

Funko headquarters in downtown Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)