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  • Mike Petty is the new manager of Frontier Bank’s Edmonds office. He replaces Josephine Lloyd who recently retired.

  • Kathryn Hopkins recently was named manager of Everett Mutual Bank’s Monroe office and Cheryl Bosh was named manager of the North Creek branch.

  • David W. Ek was appointed executive vice president of Lang Manufacturing.

  • Protecting investments will be the topic for a presentation at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Inn at Port Gardner, Everett. Sponsored by Ross Rettenmier of Sentra Securities, the program will feature Jim McMichael, a senior consultant with Centurion Capital. Call Patti Nelson at 800-729-9816 for reservations.

  • A financial planning seminar sponsored by Merrill Lynch will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 19333 North Creek Parkway in Bothell. Heather Aliulis, Wendy Barrington and Kathryn Judge will speak. Call 425-670-3257 for reservations.

  • Power Talking for Women is the topic for Thursday’s 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. meeting of the Women Business Owners. Michele Belanger will discuss difference in communication styles between men and women. The meeting will be held at CaterArts, 2501 N. Northlake Way, Seattle. Call 206-5757-3232for reservations.

  • A government agencies job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lynnwood Worksource office, 20411 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Attendees should bring resumes and dress for a job interview. For information, call Duane Johnson at 425 673-3204 or 425-673-3200.

  • The Best in the Northwest Washington Family Business of the Year awards program will be held from Nov. 3 at the Marriott Hotel, Sea-Tac. The event includes a keynote speech by Gary and Carol Milgard of Milgard Manufacturing Inc., workshops and lunch with awards ceremony. Tickets are $45. Reservations must be made by Oct. 30. Call 253-535-7330 or e-mail for information.

  • Software Testing Tools Fair will be held Nov. 3 and 4 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Sponsored by the Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group, the event will feature an exhibit and seminars. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $25 and are good for both days and parking. For information, visit

  • The National Association of Self-Employed will hold its regional Entrepreneurial Connection conference Nov. 3 and 4 at the Doubletree SeaTac Hotel. The program will include sessions on technology, marketing and finance techniques for small business owners. For information call 800-323-6273 or visit

  • Advanced Care Animal Clinic, headed by Dr. Milray Howell, will open in November at 16820 Smokey Point Blvd., Suite 2, Arlington. The clinic will initially treat only small animals.

  • Jeff Margett has opened U-Save Auto Rental at 9430 State Ave., Marysville.
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