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Hotel revenue, usage exceed pre-recession levels

EVERETT — Snohomish County tourism felt the hard pinch of the economic downturn just like every other industry. The latest numbers on hotel occupancy indicate… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013
  • By Debra Smith HBJ Freelance Writer

Sultan, Mukilteo schools improve efficiency

The Mukilteo and Sultan school districts secured state grant money to make upgrades that should make school buildings more energy efficient. The Mukilteo School District… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013
  • By Debra Smith HBJ Freelance Writer

Updated: Business Events

Feb. 20 WorkSource Snohomish County and the Future of Flight Foundation will host a free aerospace career fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2013

Youthful rebellion is just what this economy needs

John Mayer’s 2006 hit song “Waiting on the World to Change” spoke to younger Americans frustrated with the status quo. Back then, it was war,… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013
  • By Tom Hoban Real Estate Markets

Reardon will resign, effective at end of May

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon announced Thursday he will resign effective May 31, a move that came as he and his staff faced… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2013
  • By Scott North and Noah Haglund Herald Writers

Providence Northwest names new CEO

EVERETT — Providence Health &Services announced Feb. 21 that Providence Regional Medical Center Everett chief operating officer Preston Simmons has been appointed to serve as… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2013
  • HBJ staff

Coastal Community Bank adds two new branches

EVERETT — Coastal Community Bank is expanding once again, this time opening new branches in Snohomish in February and Smokey Point in March to bring… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2013
  • By John Wolcott HBJ Freelance Writer

Bothell landscape designer creates show winner

SEATTLE — James Sprague of Bothell-based Fancy Plants Gardens turned in another award-winning performance at the Northwest Flower &Garden Show, winning a silver medal for… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2013
  • HBJ staff

Lynnwood OKs Costco-anchored project

LYNNWOOD — A huge project called Lynnwood Place that would bring a mix of stores and apartments across the street from Alderwood mall has received… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2013
  • By Gale Fiege Herald Writer

Practice makes perfect

As tax season rolls around and new health-care laws come into play, it’s more important than ever for business owners to be aware of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By M.L. Dehm HBJ Freelance Writer

Bankers foresee strong year ahead

Community banks in Snohomish and Island counties anticipate growth in 2013, including new branches, increased business lending and a stronger housing market. The popularity of… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By John Wolcott HBJ Freelance Writer

Action Sports’ big space brings big sales

ARLINGTON — Action Sports has moved to larger space in downtown Arlington, an enterprising shift that has owner Rich Senff pleased with his increased business.… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By John Wolcott HBJ Freelance Writer

Business Briefs

Nominate business leaders for HBJ awards EVERETT — The Herald Business Journal is accepting nominations for its annual Executive of the Year and Entrepreneur of… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • HBJ staff

Business Licenses

Business license information is obtained monthly from the Washington Secretary of State’s Office through the commercial services of InfoUSA. Arlington Brooks Steel Fabrication: 18510 67th… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013

Business owners can make a habit of winning

The biggest advantage of being a business adviser is that it gives you a perspective on many different kinds of businesses and management styles and… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By James McCusker Business 101

So much for all of that fiscal cliff financial planning

All last year, mindful of the looming fiscal cliff, tax accountants advised their clients to accelerate income, defer deductions and execute their estate plans in… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By Stephanie Onzay Moss Adams LLP

Use face time to build business relationships

I’ve been writing about technology for this paper for several years now. I’ve written about how important it is to interact and connect through social… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By Sven Mogelgaard Tech 101

Write concise emails and save everyone time

Email takes up a large portion of our office time each day and it usually ends up sneaking into our evenings, too. Surely, it seems… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By Monika Kristofferson Office Efficiency

How the SBA serves underserved U.S. communities

Each January, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each February, we celebrate the important milestones highlighted by Black History… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By Calvin Goings SBA Administrator

Use marketing dashboard for better ROI

Just as the dashboard of your automobile gives you information about your engine, a marketing dashboard keeps you apprised of how your marketing machine is… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2013
  • By Andrew Ballard Growth Strategies