Herald Business Journal

Monti Ackerman, recipient of the John Fluke Award, is pictured Thursday, April 28, 2022, outside his office in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Monti Ackerman: A passionate volunteer and calculator whiz

The Fortive executive is the winner of this year’s Fluke Award by Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

Monti Ackerman, recipient of the John Fluke Award, is pictured Thursday, April 28, 2022, outside his office in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Rep. Mike Sells, D-38, is the recipient of this year's Henry M. Jackson award. The award recognizes a visionary leader who through partnership, tenacity and a strong commitment to community has created lasting opportunities to improve quality of life and positively impact the regional economy. Photographed in Everett, Washington on April 29, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Rep. Mike Sells: He fought for WSU Everett and worker rights

The retiring legislator is the recipient of the Floyd Award from Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

Rep. Mike Sells, D-38, is the recipient of this year's Henry M. Jackson award. The award recognizes a visionary leader who through partnership, tenacity and a strong commitment to community has created lasting opportunities to improve quality of life and positively impact the regional economy. Photographed in Everett, Washington on April 29, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
People sit outside the recently opened Amazon Go facility Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Cashier-less Amazon Go buzzing in Mill Creek grand opening

Locals came to check out the high-tech store, with $3 avocado toast and cameras watching customers’ every move.

People sit outside the recently opened Amazon Go facility Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Joel Bervell (Courtesy photo)

TikTok med student @joelbervell named top Emerging Leader

Joel Bervell, who highlights disparities in medicine, took top honors at an event for 12 rising stars in Snohomish County.

Joel Bervell (Courtesy photo)
The Everett City Council approved a contract for Bird electric scooters to be set up throughout the city as soon as May. (Bird) 20220428

Electric scooters set to return to Everett as soon as May

The Everett City Council approved a 12-month contract with Bird, a California company, to deploy 75 to 300 e-scooters.

The Everett City Council approved a contract for Bird electric scooters to be set up throughout the city as soon as May. (Bird) 20220428
A line of Boeing 777X jets, with their unique folding wingtips pulled up, are parked nose to tail on an unused runway at Paine Field, near Boeing's massive production facility, Friday, April 23, 2021, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Boeing delays Everett 777X production after ‘dreadful’ quarter

Meanwhile, the plane maker said massive financial losses are related to defense projects and the war in Ukraine.

A line of Boeing 777X jets, with their unique folding wingtips pulled up, are parked nose to tail on an unused runway at Paine Field, near Boeing's massive production facility, Friday, April 23, 2021, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Thousands in county qualify for housing help — but don’t get it

Meanwhile, skyrocketing rent and real estate prices have made it impossible for many residents to afford a home here.

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Andrew Albert measures the density of his fertilizer using a specialized scale Friday, April 22, 2022, at his farm in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Record inflation puts crunch on Snohomish County farms

Fertilizer prices doubled. Global wheat supply is under threat due to war. Gas, too. And that may add up to smaller yields.

Andrew Albert measures the density of his fertilizer using a specialized scale Friday, April 22, 2022, at his farm in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Dianne Easley, left, and Pam Thomas take care of customers at the Providence Regional Medical Center gift shop Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Get some retail therapy at a Providence hospital gift shop

The Providence Regional Medical Center gift shops reopened after being closed two years due to COVID-19.

Dianne Easley, left, and Pam Thomas take care of customers at the Providence Regional Medical Center gift shop Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest commuter airlines, plans to purchase dozens of planes from Eviation Aircraft, the Arlington company that’s designed and built a fully electric commuter airplane. (Eviation) 20220420

Arlington electric aircraft maker logs order for 75 planes

Massachusetts-based Cape Air has signed a letter of intent with Eviation for the Alice airplane.

Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest commuter airlines, plans to purchase dozens of planes from Eviation Aircraft, the Arlington company that’s designed and built a fully electric commuter airplane. (Eviation) 20220420
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)

Masks optional on Alaska Airlines after court ruling

The carrier said that passengers and employees have the option to wear a mask while traveling in the U.S. and at work.

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)
A worker uses a lift to get onto the wing of a KC-46 Pegasus tanker plane, one of four, at the Boeing Everett Modification Center on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Ex-security guard sues Boeing, claiming chemical exposure

Holly Hawthorne says she got sick after working at a Paine Field hangar. Boeing declined to comment.

A worker uses a lift to get onto the wing of a KC-46 Pegasus tanker plane, one of four, at the Boeing Everett Modification Center on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Carissa Hahn, center, holds her phone while livestreaming a unionization vote as Verizon workers and supporters begin to celebrate votes tallied in favor of unionizing Friday, April 15, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Verizon stores in Everett, Lynnwood vote to join union

The 11-1 vote comes amid a national movement of workers unionizing at Amazon, Starbucks and elsewhere.

Carissa Hahn, center, holds her phone while livestreaming a unionization vote as Verizon workers and supporters begin to celebrate votes tallied in favor of unionizing Friday, April 15, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Flyers wait to become the first passengers to depart on a Boeing 737 from Paine Field Airport Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Our place to grow’: Alaska to resume full service in Everett

In June, the airline will offer 18 daily round-trip flights from the Paine Field passenger terminal.

Flyers wait to become the first passengers to depart on a Boeing 737 from Paine Field Airport Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Construction crews work on the Lynnwood Light rail station on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Concrete walkout ends; Lynnwood light rail impact may linger

While drivers were picketing, Sound Transit’s project between Northgate and Lynnwood missed an estimated 4,900 deliveries.

Construction crews work on the Lynnwood Light rail station on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, on Dec. 20, 2018. Tobacco giant Altria said Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, that an administrative law judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit alleging the company's partnership with e-cigarette maker Juul Labs amounted to an anticompetitive agreement that hurt consumers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Juul to pay $22.5 million to settle Washington vaping suit

The e-cigarette maker agreed to a variety of reforms to prevent underage use and sales.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • By RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press
FILE - Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York, on Dec. 20, 2018. Tobacco giant Altria said Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, that an administrative law judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit alleging the company's partnership with e-cigarette maker Juul Labs amounted to an anticompetitive agreement that hurt consumers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Employees at the Starbucks store at Lakewood Crossing in Marysville held a strike for several days last weekend. (Contributed)

After 3-day strike, Marysville Starbucks workers move to unionize

They walked out last week, saying they were short-staffed. “It all happened really fast,” one barista said.

Employees at the Starbucks store at Lakewood Crossing in Marysville held a strike for several days last weekend. (Contributed)
Mike Lane and son Dave Lane, right, in front of their family store Everett Vacuum with their popular sign and saying, “everything we sell sucks” on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Everything we sell sucks’: The dirt on Everett’s most accurate ad

The sign at the vacuum-cleaner store on Broadway gets attention and laughs. And every so often, it goes viral.

Mike Lane and son Dave Lane, right, in front of their family store Everett Vacuum with their popular sign and saying, “everything we sell sucks” on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Boeing employees stand near the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at the company's facility in South Carolina after conducting its first test flight at Charleston International Airport in North Charleston, S.C.  The International Association of Machinist says six of its earliest and most vocal members have been fired at Boeing’s South Carolina plant, months after some employees at the sprawling North Charleston campus voted to join the union.  The Machinists tell The Associated Press that half a dozen employees were terminated from the North Charleston production facilities earlier in 2018. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

Geopolitics leads Boeing to downgrade dozens of jet orders

Sanctions on Russia force Boeing order revision, while ongoing 787 halt reduces jet deliveries.

FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Boeing employees stand near the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at the company's facility in South Carolina after conducting its first test flight at Charleston International Airport in North Charleston, S.C.  The International Association of Machinist says six of its earliest and most vocal members have been fired at Boeing’s South Carolina plant, months after some employees at the sprawling North Charleston campus voted to join the union.  The Machinists tell The Associated Press that half a dozen employees were terminated from the North Charleston production facilities earlier in 2018. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
Real Estate consultants and twin sisters Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb staging in the newly renovated downstairs family room in the Thaut House, as seen on "Unsellable Houses." (HGTV)

Snohomish sisters shine in new season of ‘Unsellable Houses’

The 13 new episodes show that with elbow grease and ingenuity, nothing is unsellable in this wild market.

Real Estate consultants and twin sisters Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb staging in the newly renovated downstairs family room in the Thaut House, as seen on "Unsellable Houses." (HGTV)