Herald Business Journal

Joshua Estes, activist, University of Washington, power plant operator (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Joshua Estes: Learns all he can so he can stand up for others

This business consultant’s priority is helping others find their voice, achieve their goals and be successful.

Joshua Estes, activist, University of Washington, power plant operator (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Michael Adams of Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish; activist and founder of Change the Narrative in Granite Falls  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Michael Adams: He wants to change the narrative of inequity

He watched racism affect his father’s prospects. Now he works to spark conversation and heal divisions.

Michael Adams of Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish; activist and founder of Change the Narrative in Granite Falls  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Joel Bervell (Courtesy photo)

Joel Bervell: Highlighting racial disparities in medicine

This third-year medical student is a TikTok influencer with 400,000 followers.

Joel Bervell (Courtesy photo)
Chris Dingle

Chris Dingle: Out of a job, he opted for public service

Now a congressional aide, he joined the Washington National Guard and got involved in politics.

Chris Dingle
Kona Farry, Community Transit, schedule analyst (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Kona Farry: His app helps boost public transit ridership

This transit analyst discovered the joy of car-free travel during college. He wanted to share his enthusiasm.

Kona Farry, Community Transit, schedule analyst (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lynsey Gagnon is the Executive Director ,Community Resource Centers, Volunteers of America  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynsey Gagnon: She quickly organized a cold weather shelter

This social services director was once homeless herself, utilizing the services she now refers others to every day.

Lynsey Gagnon is the Executive Director ,Community Resource Centers, Volunteers of America  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Laycee Gwyther owner of Executive Beauty Suites (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Laycee Gwyther: Offering a helping hand to women in need

Partnering with Dignity for Divas, she’s helped plan a day of pampering for women on the streets.

Laycee Gwyther owner of Executive Beauty Suites (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Rilee Louangphakdy of Leadership Snohomish County, marketing and event manager (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Rilee Louangphakdy: An obscure word inspired him to connect

In school, this marketing manager was on a downward spiral until he filled his life with volunteer activity.

Rilee Louangphakdy of Leadership Snohomish County, marketing and event manager (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Melissa Siv of Peoples Bank, Vice president, District Branch Manager Everett Financial Center  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Melissa Siv: Promoting financial literacy among teens

This banking professional teaches financial skills to students at Everett-area schools.

Melissa Siv of Peoples Bank, Vice president, District Branch Manager Everett Financial Center  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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.

  • Apr 3, 2022
  • Rudi Alcott Herald publisher
  • Everett
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)