Herald Business Journal

Catherine Soper of Port of Everett, Communications and Marketing Director (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Catherine Soper: On board for Port of Everett’s growth spurt

Twelve years ago, this communications and marketing director launched her port career as an intern.

Catherine Soper of Port of Everett, Communications and Marketing Director (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Courtney Wooten of Community organizer, Suburbia Rising/Stories of Self & Self Solidarity (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Courtney Wooten: Artist offers training to promote equality

This Edmonds-based activist founded Suburbia Rising/Stories of Self Solidarity to promote social justice.

Courtney Wooten of Community organizer, Suburbia Rising/Stories of Self & Self Solidarity (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Alexandria Zitnik -McGinty of Integrated Rehabilitation Group, Chief Development Officer (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Alexandria Zitnik-McGinty: Take charge, learn all you can

This physical therapist has a simple strategy: “The more work you put in, the more you achieve.”

Alexandria Zitnik -McGinty of Integrated Rehabilitation Group, Chief Development Officer (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Joseph Cordell, a long time patron of the Everett Skate Deck, demonstrates some of his skate moves in the center of the floor during the final open skate session at the Everett Skate Deck on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

One last lap at Everett’s Skate Deck

After 61 years in business, Everett’s much-loved roller rink closed on Sunday.

Joseph Cordell, a long time patron of the Everett Skate Deck, demonstrates some of his skate moves in the center of the floor during the final open skate session at the Everett Skate Deck on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Alex Hanson looks over sections of the Herald and sets the ink on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

On the move: Newer, bigger press will print The Daily Herald

For 121 years, editions of the newspaper have rolled off presses in Everett. Soon, that will change.

Alex Hanson looks over sections of the Herald and sets the ink on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Herald publisher Rudi Alcott

Printing press changes are coming to The Daily Herald

A new press is expected to be operating later this year.

Herald publisher Rudi Alcott
Ed Rubatino, former owner of Rubatino Refuse Removal. (Rubatino family photo, mid-1970s)

After 114 years, Rubatinos sell trash collection business

Rubatino Refuse Removal started with two carts and four draft horses. The new owners also have generations of experience.

Ed Rubatino, former owner of Rubatino Refuse Removal. (Rubatino family photo, mid-1970s)
Workers from Lynnwood and Everett Verizon stores gather at an Everett restaurant on March 6, one day before they announced plans to unionize. (Contributed)

Verizon workers in Everett, Lynnwood voting on union effort

Results are expected April 15. If workers vote in favor, they would be the only unionized Verizon stores outside New York.

Workers from Lynnwood and Everett Verizon stores gather at an Everett restaurant on March 6, one day before they announced plans to unionize. (Contributed)
Water drips from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 after it received a water salute while becoming the first scheduled 737 arrival Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Paine Field Airport in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Alaska Airlines cancels dozens of flights as pilots picket

So far flights out of Paine Field in Everett have been unaffected. No picketing was seen there Friday.

Water drips from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 after it received a water salute while becoming the first scheduled 737 arrival Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Paine Field Airport in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Construction workers walk along the underside of the Lynnwood Link light rail tracks on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Concrete-driver strike affecting Lynnwood light rail work

Union members have held out for better benefits and pay since December. Missed concrete deliveries have delayed work.

Construction workers walk along the underside of the Lynnwood Link light rail tracks on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Casa Tequila, a family-owned Everett mainstay that served up Mexican favorites for the past 30 years, closed permanently on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)

Nuggets: In Everett, Casa Tequila closes, Buck’s owner sells

Also, an Edmonds restaurant group raises money for Ukrainians.

Casa Tequila, a family-owned Everett mainstay that served up Mexican favorites for the past 30 years, closed permanently on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)
FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, March 11, 2019, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The number of deaths in major air crashes around the globe fell by more than half in 2019 according to a report released Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020, by the aviation consultancy To70, revealing the worst crash for the year was an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX on March 10 that lost 157 lives. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, FILE)

Former Boeing test pilot found not guilty of deceiving FAA

Mark Forkner was acquitted Wednesday on felony charges of deceiving federal regulators.

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, March 11, 2019, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The number of deaths in major air crashes around the globe fell by more than half in 2019 according to a report released Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020, by the aviation consultancy To70, revealing the worst crash for the year was an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX on March 10 that lost 157 lives. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, FILE)
FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, MacKenzie Scott arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The billionaire philanthropist revealed that she has donated nearly $4 billion to 465 nonprofits in a new blog post Wednesday, March 23, 2022 confirming the gifts that the groups have been announcing on their own for months. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

MacKenzie Scott announces nearly $4 billion in donations

Scott is one of many billionaires who have promised to donate more than half of their wealth.

  • Mar 23, 2022
FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, MacKenzie Scott arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The billionaire philanthropist revealed that she has donated nearly $4 billion to 465 nonprofits in a new blog post Wednesday, March 23, 2022 confirming the gifts that the groups have been announcing on their own for months. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers conduct search operations at the site of a plane crash in Tengxian County in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Mud-stained wallets. Bank cards. Official identity cards. Some of the personal effects of 132 lives presumed lost were lined up by rescue workers scouring a remote mountainside Tuesday for the wreckage of a China Eastern plane that one day earlier inexplicably fell from the sky and burst into a huge fireball. (Zhou Hua/Xinhua via AP)

China jet’s nosedive from 29,000 feet baffles crash specialists

“It’s hard to get the airplane to do this,” an expert says. There were almost certainly no survivors of the crash Monday.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers conduct search operations at the site of a plane crash in Tengxian County in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Mud-stained wallets. Bank cards. Official identity cards. Some of the personal effects of 132 lives presumed lost were lined up by rescue workers scouring a remote mountainside Tuesday for the wreckage of a China Eastern plane that one day earlier inexplicably fell from the sky and burst into a huge fireball. (Zhou Hua/Xinhua via AP)
FILE - This Oct. 27, 2020, file photo shows a sign at a Starbucks Coffee store in south Seattle. Workers at a Seattle Starbucks store in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood are set to vote on unionization on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the latest push by workers at the coffee giant to form collective bargaining units. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Seattle Starbucks unionizes in coffee giant’s home city

Employees at a Seattle Starbucks have voted to unionize, the first such vote in the company’s home city.

  • Mar 22, 2022
FILE - This Oct. 27, 2020, file photo shows a sign at a Starbucks Coffee store in south Seattle. Workers at a Seattle Starbucks store in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood are set to vote on unionization on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the latest push by workers at the coffee giant to form collective bargaining units. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
A woman reacts as she prepares to leave an area for relatives of the passengers aboard China Eastern's flight MU5735 at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Guangzhou. No survivors have been found as rescuers on Tuesday searched the scattered wreckage of a China Eastern plane carrying 132 people that crashed a day earlier on a wooded mountainside in China's worst air disaster in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

No survivors found in crash of Boeing 737 in China

What caused the plane to drop out of the sky shortly before it was to being its descent remained a mystery.

A woman reacts as she prepares to leave an area for relatives of the passengers aboard China Eastern's flight MU5735 at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Guangzhou. No survivors have been found as rescuers on Tuesday searched the scattered wreckage of a China Eastern plane carrying 132 people that crashed a day earlier on a wooded mountainside in China's worst air disaster in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Labor Report: County gains leisure and hospitality jobs

Manufacturing was the only sector that lost jobs over the year.

In this photo taken by mobile phone released by Xinhua News Agency, a piece of wreckage of the China Eastern's flight MU5735 are seen after it crashed on the mountain in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday, March 21, 2022. A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern China on Monday, officials said, setting off a forest fire visible from space in the country's worst air disaster in nearly a decade. (Xinhua via AP)

Boeing 737 crashes in southern China with 132 aboard

More than 15 hours after communication was lost with the plane, there was still no word of survivors.

In this photo taken by mobile phone released by Xinhua News Agency, a piece of wreckage of the China Eastern's flight MU5735 are seen after it crashed on the mountain in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday, March 21, 2022. A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern China on Monday, officials said, setting off a forest fire visible from space in the country's worst air disaster in nearly a decade. (Xinhua via AP)
Melissa Hemrich, Business Development Officer at Coastal Community Bank, and Rhonda Snyder, Business Development Officer at Coastal Community Bank, are experienced local networkers and resources for helping local businesses return to networking.

Networking Tips: Local Networking Groups Return to In-Person Meetings

The pandemic has limited in-person interactions, including opportunities to meet new people and develop business relationships. With mask mandates changing, Snohomish County networking groups are… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2022
  • by Coastal Community Bank
  • Finances
Melissa Hemrich, Business Development Officer at Coastal Community Bank, and Rhonda Snyder, Business Development Officer at Coastal Community Bank, are experienced local networkers and resources for helping local businesses return to networking.
FIELD co-owner Liz Morgan processes flowers at their shop in Edmonds on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Great Resignation’: Many career shifts in Snohomish County

“I was angry, and in hindsight, I’m sure that was stress,” said Mary Goetz, who retired from her job as a nurse.

FIELD co-owner Liz Morgan processes flowers at their shop in Edmonds on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)