Business Events

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:53pm

June 1

A career-building tool called Career Quest Cards will be featured in a workshop with career coach Halimah Bellows at 1:30 p.m. June 1 at Vision Quest Bookstore and Wellness Center in Everett. Cost for the workshop is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

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June 4

CityClub will host Washington Business in Reform on June 4, a forum exploring the impact of health-care reform on small businesses. Panelists include Bill Baldwin, board member of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange; Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Phil Edmundson, founding chairman of Affordable Care Today Coalition of Massachusetts; and Jody Hall, owner of Cupcake Royale and leader of the Main Street Alliance of Washington. Washington Business in Reform is part of CityClub’s 2013 Health Care Series, Health Care Reform in Puget Sound, which will discuss preparing for the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation in 2014, narrowed to a local Puget Sound focus. Washington Business in Reform will take place at The Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle.

More info: Doors open at 11:30 a.m., luncheon and program begin at noon. Register at or 206-682-7395. Ticket prices $12 to $50. Ticket price includes the luncheon and program.

June 4

Join Economic Alliance Snohomish County and Peoples Bank for Business After Hours and grand opening of their new Everett location from 5 to 7 p.m. June 4 at 2733 Colby Ave., Everett. Come mix and mingle with EASC ambassadors, investors and guests. This Business After Hours and Grand Opening will offer plenty of food and valuable connections. Tickets are complimentary, please RSVP so our hosts can have a head count for the event.

More info: Click here for information or to register.

June 5

All Things HR in Lynnwood will hold a half-day workshop to explain the difference between a leader and manager and the job functions each one performs. Class attendees will learn the difference between the two, how to identify their current job expectations and how to establish leadership and management goals and objectives in their current career. All levels of management should attend, especially those just starting their careers. The workshop will run from 7:45 a.m. to noon June 5 at All Things HR, 4210 198th St. SW Suite 105, Lynnwood.

More info: Cost: $99; seating is limited. Register online at

June 6

U.S. Small Business Administration Acting National Ombudsman Yolanda Swift will meet with members of Region X and the Seattle area small-business community to hear issues and comments about federal regulatory enforcement and compliance actions. Small-business owners, representatives of trade associations and community and business leaders are invited to participate, comment about compliance actions and enforcement of regulations by federal agencies and learn more about the impact of federal regulations on small businesses. To create a more cooperative regulatory environment among Federal agencies and small businesses, Congress has directed the SBA and the national ombudsman to hold Regulatory Fairness hearings for small businesses. The national ombudsman will direct any specific issues addressed at these forums to the appropriate federal agency for a higher-level review of fairness of the enforcement action. In many instances, the national ombudsman’s action has resulted in federal agencies reducing or waiving penalties and/or compliance actions in cases of unfair or excessive regulatory enforcement. The meeting will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at The Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Small business owners may testify during the hearing by registering in advance. Members of the small business community, trade organizations and media are encouraged to attend.

More info: RSVPs should be made to José Méndez in the office of the national ombudsman at 202-205-2417 or by email to before the hearing.

June 6

Join Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Experience Everett and Trinity Lutheran College for a Business After Hours networking event at Trinity Lutheran College, 2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Mayor Ray Stephanson will provide an update on the Experience Everett tourism initiative and the important role tourism plays in the city’s continued revitalization efforts. The Mayor will also provide a brief update on several key downtown development projects. Trinity Lutheran College officials will close the program with a brief update about the college’s role in the community as it relates to revitalization efforts. Light appetizers and a no-host bar featuring locally-produced craft beverages will be available.

More info: Free to attend. Click here to register.

June 7

June 7 is the deadline to submit nominations for United Way of Snohomish County’s annual Spirit of Snohomish County awards. Award winners will be honored at the Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast on Sept. 25 at Tulalip Resort Casino.

More info: Find nomination forms and criteria online at

June 8

The Port of Everett is participating in National Marina Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8. It will feature a boat show, seminars and entertainment. Limited boat rides and free Coast Guard boat safety inspections are also available.

More info: See the full schedule at

June 12

A free workshop on doing business with the federal government will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 12 at the Sultan Visitor Information Center in Sultan. Government Contracting 101 is presented by the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

More info: Advance registration at is required. For questions, call Jean Hales at 425-248-4223 or email

June 13

The Stanwood Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 at the American Legion, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Lunch costs $11, served by Legion members. Guest speakers will be from the American Association of University Women and the Stanwood Police Department.

More info: RSVP to no later than June 10.

June 17

The Washington State Biomedical Device Summit will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. June 17 in Mobius Hall at the University of Washington Bothell-Cascadia Community College campus. This year’s summit will explore the state of the industry, review trends and discuss issues facing the region. Summit highlights include panel discussion by key executives from the health-care and biomedical device industry, a showcase of biomedical devices and organizations in Washington state and a networking reception with representatives from the biomedical device industry. Featured keynote speaker is Mark Leahey, president and CEO for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association.

More info: Online registration at costs $50 to $55 for members, $60 to $65 for the general public.

June 18

A study to determine whether the Washington State Department of Transportation’s contracting activities are fair and equitable is now available for review. WSDOT will hold public meetings to discuss the results of the study and receive comments.

More info: A public meeting will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 in WSDOT Northwest Region Headquarters, 15700 Dayton Ave. N., Shoreline.

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