Real estate notebook

Ken Pascoe has joined Bank of Everett as senior vice president and commercial real estate officer, working with clients interested in acquiring or refinancing commercial real estate properties. A 25-year veteran of the banking business, Pascoe most recently was with Wells Fargo Bank.

Travis Kane has been named the new general manager of the Everett municipal golf courses, Walter Hall and Legion Memorial. Kane most recently worked at Sumner Meadows golf course, where he was the general manager and directed a variety of improvements.

Dan Bowhay is the new manager of the Everett Top Food &Drug store at 1605 SE Everett Mall Way. Bowhay has 35 years experience with Haggen, Inc., and will manage 79 employees.

Grant Braschel has joined Peoples Bank as vice president and senior commercial lending officer with the business banking office at 16710 Smokey Point Boulevard, Arlington. Braschel has 33 years experience in commercial banking.

Rick DeFrancisco of Pacific Earth Works in Monroe has earned the title of certified landscape technician from the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals.

Meetings, events

Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce meets today for a “State of the Chamber” address by president Laura Buell and to honor Dr. Tracy DeLorm, chamber member of the year. The event is 11:30 a.m. today, Lake Stevens School District, Education Service Center, Room A, 12309 22nd St. NE, downtown Lake Stevens.

Monroe Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon is noon Tuesday at The Rock Church, 16891 146th St. SE, Monroe. The event features a political forum, with Mayor Donnetta Walser as moderator. Reservations may be made at 360-794-5488.

South County Chamber of Commerce presents a benefits and activities overview at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber office at 3815 196th St. SW, Suite 136, Lynnwood. Open to all new, existing and prospective members. Call 425-774-0507 to register.

Monroe Chamber of Commerce crab feed is 6 p.m. Friday at the Eagles, 114 N. Lewis St., Monroe. Cost is $25 and tickets are available at the chamber office. Call 360-794-5488.

Monroe Chamber of Commerce before hours network breakfast is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Neighborhood Work Space, 101 E. Main, Suite 208. Reservations may be made at 360-794-5488.

Good Morning Lake Stevens, the Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce breakfast roundtable and networking session, is 7:15 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Lake Stevens School District Education Service Center. Make a reservation and pay in advance by Oct. 25 by calling 425-334-0433 or go online to

Human Services Council of Snohomish County has its 21st annual Partnerships Forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Holiday Inn of Everett. The forum, “Building Powerful Partnerships,” will feature opportunities to network with county human service agencies and an awards program to honor partnerships between the business community, youth and those working in human services fields. To register, call 425-252-1244.

Job fairs

A Snohomish County job fair, hosted by Everett Community College, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at 2000 Tower St, Everett. More than 40 employers from a variety of industries are planning to attend the fair and many are hoping to hire immediately. The job fair includes a free resume critiquing center, and computers will be available for online applications. Free parking for the job fair is available in the lot at 10th Street and Broadway. Job fair parking is not allowed on the college’s main campus. For more information about the free event, call 425-388-9196 or go online to

“What About Tomorrow?” Career and College Fair, hosted by WorkSource Snohomish County and Everett Public Schools is 2:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Everett Events Center. In addition to visits from schools, the fair will have on hand representatives from Snohomish County’s top 10 employment sectors. For more information, go online to careerfair and download a brochure.

Business news

Best Buy for Business, with the help of South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce, celebrates its grand opening from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Best Buy store at 19225 Alderwood Mall Parkway in Lynnwood.

Lake Stevens Books has opened at 404 91st Ave. NE, Suite A. The store is owned by Lisa and Doug Clawson. Call 425-334-2665.

Intermec Inc. of Everett has received a Frost &Sullivan Award for Market Strategy Leadership for its marketing of radio frequency identification technology in the Asia Pacific market.

Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. of Monroe recently joined the state Department of Ecology and Washington Manufacturing Services in a pilot program improve efficiency and reduce waste. The company identified and reduced material and resource wastes and streamlined its production process.


A free workshop for owners of new and small businesses is offered by the Everett office of the state Department of Revenue, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Everett Public Library, 2707 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Participants will learn about excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection, record-keeping requirements and more. To register or for more information, call 425-356-4800 or go online to

Avoiding legal traps in the 2006 employment law is the focus of a meeting hosted by Snohomish County Human Resource Association, Anderson Hunter law firm and the chambers of commerce of Everett and Lake Stevens. The event is 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Holiday Inn and conference center, 3105 Pine St., Everett. For reservations and fee payment, call 425-551-4303.

A financial workshop for individual investors will be presented by Rick Best, an Edward Jones investment representative in Mukilteo, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, Oct. 12 through Nov. 2, at 712 Third St., Mukilteo. Enrollment fee is $10 per person or couple. For information or to reserve a seat, call 425-355-3054.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are needed to prepare taxes through a United Way of Snohomish County program. The program will help working, low-income families. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one four-hour shift from mid-January to mid-April. Training begins in November. For more information or to volunteer, call United Way at 425-921-3441 or go online to

Send FYI news and color photos to Mike Benbow, Business editor, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, by fax at 425-339-3435 or by e-mail at

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