Herald Business Journal

Jeff Bezos in 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, will step down as CEO

He’ll be replaced in the summer by Andy Jassy, who runs Amazon’s cloud-computing business.

  • Feb 2, 2021
Jeff Bezos in 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Morgan Zehrung, owner of Forecast Solar, takes measurements for solar panel on the home of Brian Aikins Friday morning in Everett on January 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Pandemic slows growth of the clean-tech sector — for now

With economic uncertainty, homeowners and businesses have put the brakes on alternative energy plans.

Morgan Zehrung, owner of Forecast Solar, takes measurements for solar panel on the home of Brian Aikins Friday morning in Everett on January 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A man walks past a parking lot roof made up of solar panels at Hopeworks Station on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 in Everett, Washington. HopeWorks Station has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate for its environmentally-friendly design and features.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A green Everett architecture firm teams up with Housing Hope

Dykeman Architects has designed sustainable buildings for more than a quarter-century.

A man walks past a parking lot roof made up of solar panels at Hopeworks Station on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 in Everett, Washington. HopeWorks Station has been awarded a Platinum LEED certificate for its environmentally-friendly design and features.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Washington State University, City of Everett and Snohomish County won a Vision 2040 award for the new WSU Everett campus. (Bob Hubner / Washington State University)

WSU Everett launches eighth undergrad program, in business

The campus in north Everett will offer bachelor’s degree in business administration in the fall.

Washington State University, City of Everett and Snohomish County won a Vision 2040 award for the new WSU Everett campus. (Bob Hubner / Washington State University)

LuLaRoe to pay $4.75M to settle pyramid scheme lawsuit

Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the company and its executives two years ago.

  • Feb 2, 2021
Chug's Root Beer Store in Lynnwood.  (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Chug down a few beers that won’t get you soused

Hundreds of bottles of soda line the walls at Chug’s Root Beer & More in Lynnwood. Now you can dine in.

Chug's Root Beer Store in Lynnwood.  (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
Dennis Shewey, of Arlington, bowls at Evergreen Lanes on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Starting Monday, certain categories of Snohomish county businesses were permitted to reinstate indoor occupancy at 25% capacity under Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide reopening plan. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Reopening Day: Some businesses return with lockdown lifted

Bowling and indoor dining were back as Snohomish County moved to Phase 2 of the “Healthy Washington” recovery plan.

Dennis Shewey, of Arlington, bowls at Evergreen Lanes on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Starting Monday, certain categories of Snohomish county businesses were permitted to reinstate indoor occupancy at 25% capacity under Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide reopening plan. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Point Wells industrial area next to Woodway. (BSRE Point Wells)

Hearing examiner denies Point Wells high-rise condo proposal

It’s the second time BSRE’s plan was determined to not conform to county rules. But the saga isn’t over yet.

The Point Wells industrial area next to Woodway. (BSRE Point Wells)
Chiropractor and owner of Sultan Chiropractic & Massage Brian Copple at his business on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Local businesses reeling over massive unemployment tax hike

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would moderate the increase, avoiding a big impact now.

Chiropractor and owner of Sultan Chiropractic & Massage Brian Copple at his business on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish barber Bob Martin (Andrea Brown / The Herald) 20210126

Rogue Snohomish barber keeps on running with scissors

Bob Martin, whose license was revoked, has ignored a cease-and-desist order and could face more fines.

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A waiter from Ivar's Seafood packages up food inside the outdoor dining tent on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Restaurant reprieve: State to relax some indoor restrictions

Starting Monday, folks can dine out, bowl and go to movie theaters in much of the Puget Sound region.

A waiter from Ivar's Seafood packages up food inside the outdoor dining tent on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Our readers have voted on a few of their favorite things in Snohomish County. (Getty Images)

The best in Snohomish County, chosen by you

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Our readers have voted on a few of their favorite things in Snohomish County. (Getty Images)
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You voted: The best BBQ in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

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With the Olympic mountains in the background, Boeing's 777X lifts off from Paine Field on its first flight, to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

More 737 Max fallout: Boeing delays 777X delivery until 2023

The company also reported a record loss of $11.94 billion in 2020, much of that due to the 777X delay.

With the Olympic mountains in the background, Boeing's 777X lifts off from Paine Field on its first flight, to Boeing Field in Seattle, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE- In this Sept. 30, 202, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

European aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

The EASA will continue to monitor the plane’s operations closely as the aircraft resumes service.

FILE- In this Sept. 30, 202, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Weatherstripping is installed Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Everett-based Pallet offers a novel way to shelter homeless

The manufacturer’s small, temporary homes have helped hundreds of people get off the streets around Puget Sound.

Weatherstripping is installed Thursday afternoon at Pallet in Everett on January 21, 2020. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
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You voted: The best bakery in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

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Oak Harbor Farmers Market closes after more than 20 years

A new group is already planning for a new market this spring at Windjammer Park.

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An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Paine Field makes short list of airports that could grow

Arlington’s airport is also in the running, says a state group planning for future air travel demand.

An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
A Boeing 777X airplane flies over Moscow, Idaho. during a test flight Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The new model of airplane had its first flight on Jan. 25, 2020, from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The 777X will be the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, according to Boeing. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

Tax break proposed for manufacturers, but it needs a sponsor

Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber hopes to boost manufacturing across the state with a new incentive.

A Boeing 777X airplane flies over Moscow, Idaho. during a test flight Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The new model of airplane had its first flight on Jan. 25, 2020, from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The 777X will be the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, according to Boeing. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)