Business

Emerging Leader Lynsey Gagnon (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lynsey Gagnon: Her personal experience guides her

The social services director worked tirelessly to launch a cold weather shelter in east Snohomish County.

Emerging Leader Lynsey Gagnon (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Kaitlyn Davis (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kaitlyn Davis: Turning quick coffee into a community enterprise

At 24, Davis bought her first espresso stand. She has since grown into a local business advocate.

Emerging Leader Kaitlyn Davis (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Jonnathan Yepez Carino (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jonnathan Yepez Carino: Helping underserved communities

He teaches financial empowerment classes in Spanish and English, and financial literacy classes.

Emerging Leader Jonnathan Yepez Carino (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerging Leader John Michael Graves (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

John Michael Graves: Speaking out against hate

Graves strives to provide a nuanced approach to combating antisemitism through his work with StandWithUs.

Emerging Leader John Michael Graves (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Heidi Schauble (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Heidi Schauble: Offering access for those who struggle

She struggled in a traditional school setting. Now, she helps others find employment or pursue an education.

Emerging Leader Heidi Schauble (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Hayley State (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Hayley Statema: Stepping up to help those without a voice

She believes that building a stronger community means breaking down barriers and communicating “a little more.”

Emerging Leader Hayley State (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Alex McGinty (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Alex Zitnik-McGinty: Find a group you like and volunteer!

Her volunteer activities cover the spectrum. Fitting in “service work is important as we grow.”

Emerging Leader Alex McGinty (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Rep. Suzan DelBene, left, introduces Xichitl Torres Small, center, Undersecretary for Rural Development with the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a talk at Thomas Family Farms on Monday, April 3, 2023, in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At USDA undersecretary stop in Snohomish, farmers bemoan red tape

Farmers gathered at Thomas Family Farms to hear from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Xochitl Torres Small.

Rep. Suzan DelBene, left, introduces Xichitl Torres Small, center, Undersecretary for Rural Development with the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a talk at Thomas Family Farms on Monday, April 3, 2023, in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Mountlake Terrace in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

New chamber of commerce focuses on Brier, Mountlake Terrace

The city of Mountlake Terrace contracted with Economic Alliance Snohomish County to help coordinate the program.

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The Twin City Foods plant in Stanwood. (Twin City Foods)

Plant-based meat alternatives producer to take over Stanwood plant

Canada-based No Meat Factory will bring 150 jobs to the former Twin City Foods plant by 2024.

The Twin City Foods plant in Stanwood. (Twin City Foods)
Everett Memorial Stadium and Funko Field on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Drive to build new AquaSox ballpark gets $7.4M boost from state

The proposed Senate capital budget contains critical seed money for the city-led project likely to get matched by the House.

Everett Memorial Stadium and Funko Field on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Walmart Store on 11400 Highway 99 on March 21, 2023 in in Everett, Washington. The retail giant will close the store on April 21, 2023. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)

Walmart announces Everett store on Highway 99 will close on April 21

The Arkansas-based retail giant said the 20-year-old Walmart location was “underperforming financially.”

The Walmart Store on 11400 Highway 99 on March 21, 2023 in in Everett, Washington. The retail giant will close the store on April 21, 2023. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)
A man walks by Pfizer headquarters, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in New York. Pfizer will spend about $43 billion to buy Seagen and broaden its reach into cancer treatments, the pharmaceutical giant said Monday, March 13, 2023. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, File)

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to acquire Bothell-based Seagen

Pfizer announced Monday it plans to acquire Seagen in an all-cash deal for $43 billion.

A man walks by Pfizer headquarters, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in New York. Pfizer will spend about $43 billion to buy Seagen and broaden its reach into cancer treatments, the pharmaceutical giant said Monday, March 13, 2023. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, File)
Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company's new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Dumpko? $30M worth of Funko Pop! collectibles destined for landfill

The Everett toy maker has too much inventory, making it cheaper to toss the figurines than sell them.

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company's new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Lacie Marsh-Carroll stirs wax before pouring candles in her garage at her home on March 17, 2018 in Lake Stevens. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Women business owners in Snohomish, Island counties make their mark

In honor of Women’s History Month, we spotlight three local business owners.

Lacie Marsh-Carroll stirs wax before pouring candles in her garage at her home on March 17, 2018 in Lake Stevens. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
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Edmonds International Women’s Day takes place Saturday

The Edmonds gathering celebrates women and diversity with this year’s theme, “EmbraceEquity.”

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Owner and CEO Lacie Carroll holds a “Warr;or” candle at the Malicious Women Candle Co workspace in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. The business is women run and owned. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Malicious Women Co: She turned Crock-Pot candles into a sassy venture

Lacie Marsh-Carroll is rekindling her Snohomish candle company with new designs and products.

Owner and CEO Lacie Carroll holds a “Warr;or” candle at the Malicious Women Candle Co workspace in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. The business is women run and owned. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Willow Mietus, 50, poses for a photo at her home in Coupeville, Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Mietus bought a former Frito-Lay truck to sell her dyed yarn out of. She calls it "The Wool Wagon." (Annie Barker / The Herald)

The Wool Wagon to hit the streets of Whidbey Island

A self-described “professional yarn temptress” from Coupeville is setting up shop in a modified truck.

Willow Mietus, 50, poses for a photo at her home in Coupeville, Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Mietus bought a former Frito-Lay truck to sell her dyed yarn out of. She calls it "The Wool Wagon." (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Kelly Matthews, 36, left, Tonka, 6, center, and Nichole Matthews, 36, pose for a photo in their home in Lynnwood, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.  The twin sisters work as freelance comic book artists and illustrators. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Drawing interest: Twin sisters never gave up on making their mark

Lynnwood sisters, Kelly and Nichole Matthews, got their big break a decade ago and now draw comics full time.

Kelly Matthews, 36, left, Tonka, 6, center, and Nichole Matthews, 36, pose for a photo in their home in Lynnwood, Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.  The twin sisters work as freelance comic book artists and illustrators. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A Value Village store is seen Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Edmonds, Wash. The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated its rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Court rejects deception charges against Savers Value Village

The Washington state Supreme Court handed the thrift store chain Savers Value Village a unanimous win Thursday.

  • Feb 23, 2023
  • By Wire Service
A Value Village store is seen Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Edmonds, Wash. The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has violated its rights by demanding $3.2 million to settle a three-year investigation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)