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  • Ted Hiemstra, formerly with the Mukilteo School District, has joined The Richards Agency of MassMutual Financial Group in Seattle as a sales associate.

  • Garrik Foulk, Tony Olsen, Angie Walker and Steve Hartman have assumed new general manager positions with P.J. Sound Pizza LLC, an Everett-based franchise of Papa John’s International. Foulk is at the Everett outlet, Olsen is at Puget Park, Walker is at Harbour Pointe and Hartman has been transferred to a newly opened Lynnwood location.

  • Geoffrey Nester and Mary Thompson have joined Phoenix Savings in Lynnwood, Thompson as loan consultant and Nester as senior loan consultant.

  • Craig Saddler and Paul Kinscherff have been named to new positions within The Boeing Co.’s treasury organization. Saddler has been appointed vice president-financial planning and analysis. Kinscherff will replace him as vice president-investor relations.

  • “Partnerships Make a World of Difference” is the theme for the Human Services Council of Snohomish County’s annual Partnership Forum, which starts at 7 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3105 Pine St., Everett. The keynote speaker is Rick Steves, owner of Europe Through the Back Door. For details, call 425-252-1244c by Friday.

  • “Hazardous Materials Transportation” is the theme of a two-day workshop Nov. 2 and 3 at the Holiday Inn-SeaTac, 17338 International Blvd., SeaTac. The workshop will be conducted by Lion Technology Inc. Registration is $695 per person, with group discounts available. For details, call 973-383-0800.

  • A Climate Wise Forum will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 in the Rainier Room of the Northwest Building at Seattle Center. The free forum will cover ways for businesses to cut their energy costs.

  • Employment law issues will be discussed in a seminar sponsored by the Association of Washington Business Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SeaTac Marriott Hotel Registration for AWB members is $225; and for non-members, $240. To register or to get more information, click on, or call Kandice Jackson at 360-943-1600.

  • Northwest Telco Credit Union has received a new charter from the state of Washington, allowing it to expand its membership base to all people who live, work or worship in all of Snohomish or Skagit counties. Previously, the credit union only could take members who were residents of certain Snohomish County communities, most of them north of Everett.

  • First Heritage Bank has expanded its Arlington branch. The improvements include Arlington’s first drive-up ATM.

  • Tom Foley, U.S. ambassador to Japan, will discuss “U.S.-Japan Relations: The Past as Prologue to the 21st Century” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave., Seattle. A reception will be at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Japan-America Society. Cost is $55 for members and $70 for non-members. Registration information is available by calling 206-374-0180 or via the Internet at Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.

  • Chevron Lubricants, a division of Chevron Corp., is sponsoring scholarships to attend Texas A&M University’s week-long agribusiness seminar called “The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers.” Farmers can obtain application forms for the “Knowledge Grows” scholarships from Chevron lubrication distributors or via the Internet at Winners will be picked based on eligibility and responses to an essay question.

  • Snohomish County is taking applications from public and private agencies seeking money for cultural and tourism-generating projects. The money is part of hotel/motel tax money collected in the county. Applications are available at the county’s Department of Planning and Development Services, 3130 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 21. For details call Brent Lambert, 425-388-3263 or 800-562-4367, ext. 3263.

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