Herald Business Journal

Trays of plants grow inside one of Infarm's vertical farms. Photo credit: Infarm

Growing up: Indoor warehouse farms make inroads in Snohomish County

Vertical farms that use LED lights to grow fresh herbs and salad greens indoors are sprouting up.

Trays of plants grow inside one of Infarm's vertical farms. Photo credit: Infarm
Fauxy Furr in Arlington, Washington upcycles boots with custom trimmings. Their boots proved popular with customers from overseas. Photographed on February 8, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Accidental exporters’ can tap into federal and state funds

The SBA offers funds and expertise to small companies that hope to boost their export business.

Fauxy Furr in Arlington, Washington upcycles boots with custom trimmings. Their boots proved popular with customers from overseas. Photographed on February 8, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A group gathers near a blending pit, which is where cow waste and other biodegradable material begins its journey towards becoming energy in a digester Friday, June 17, 2022, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Cow pie power! Monroe manure-to-energy project expands

Qualco has been turning cow poop into electricity since 2008. A new generator could turn on by mid-August.

A group gathers near a blending pit, which is where cow waste and other biodegradable material begins its journey towards becoming energy in a digester Friday, June 17, 2022, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
James Berntson shows how his farm uses a trellis system to control tomato plants on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Radicle Roots Farm in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Backyard business: Snohomish farm thrives on less than one acre.

James Berntson grew Radicle Roots Farm using smart crop planning and organic practices.

James Berntson shows how his farm uses a trellis system to control tomato plants on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Radicle Roots Farm in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett

Port of Everett hosting annual open house after pandemic hiatus

Also, Rustic Cork Wine Bar plans to open a second shop at Fisherman’s Harbor — the latest addition to the port’s “wine walk.”

Everett
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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Arlington

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.

Arlington
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.

Julie Timm
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)