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Feds offer businesses tips to survive flu season

The 2012-2013 flu season arrived earlier than usual and is hitting the Puget Sound region particularly hard. As the nation braces for increased flu activity,… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2013
  • HBJ staff

Business Events

Jan. 17 In partnership with the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce and GROW Washington, Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick will host a free Business 101 Workshop… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2013
  • HBJ staff

Distressed properties keep filling market

The number of short sales in Snohomish County jumped from 14 percent of closed sales in 2011 to 19 percent in 2012, according to a… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2013
  • By Kurt Batdorf HBJ Editor

FAA orders 787 grounded after 2 battery incidents

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is ordering the grounding of the Boeing Co.’s 787 pending safety inspections. The FAA only has authority over U.S.-based carriers.… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2013
  • Herald staff and Associated Press

Home prices post first yearly increase since 2007

EVERETT — 2012 proved the laws of year of supply and demand in Snohomish County’s real estate market as weak inventory and willing buyers added… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2013
  • By Kurt Batdorf HBJ Editor

Port of Everett chief financial officer to retire this year

Port of Everett Chief Financial Officer Karen Clements announced Jan. 22 that she will retire in September. Clements, who holds… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013

Everett mayor is upbeat in State of the City address

EVERETT — In his 10th State of the City address, Mayor Ray Stephanson was glad to report that the city’s finances are in “remarkable shape”… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013
  • By Kurt Batdorf HBJ Editor

Emotional security keys employee motivation

By James McCusker Business 101 Abraham Maslov published his famous research paper, “A Theory of Human Motivation,” in 1943, the same year that the federal… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013

Olympic Theatre fans race to beat digital transition

ARLINGTON — The Olympic Theatre’s challenge of finding funds to install digital equipment as film copies of the latest movies rapidly disappear is reminiscent of… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2013
  • By John Wolcott HBJ Freelance Writer

Businesses share wisdom with Arlington seniors

ARLINGTON — Arlington High School seniors are getting advice from local business people as part of their senior culminating project before entering the highly competitive… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2013
  • By John Wolcott HBJ Freelance Writer

Compelling messages deliver better ad results

When advertising campaigns don’t generate the desired results, many advertisers blame the media (delivery vehicle, e.g. broadcast, print, Internet, etc.) when it is more often… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2013
  • By Andrew Ballard Growth Strategies

Made in the U.S.A.

BOTHELL — A U.S. manufacturer moving a production line overseas — that’s probably not surprising. What might be is a small but growing movement by… Continue reading

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

Arlington business attracts indoor gardeners

SMOKEY POINT — Indoor gardening is gaining more and more attention, providing a real-world solution to the Pacific Northwest’s short outdoor growing season. Already, Snohomish… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 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

  • Jan 30, 2013

Business Licenses

Business license information is obtained monthly from the Washington Secretary of State’s Office through the commercial services of InfoUSA. Arlington Arlington Doll Hospital: 27110 53rd… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013

People Watching

EDMONDS — Terwedo Financial Services has hired Michael Richardson as a business development coordinator. The Washington State University and Gonzaga University alumnus has three years… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013
  • HBJ staff reports

Best of the best in free smartphone apps

I admit it. I’m addicted. I just can’t stop downloading apps to my iPad and my Android phone. Apps for work, apps for play. Apps… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013
  • By Sven Mogelgaard Tech Talk

If you’re multitasking, you’re just wasting your time

In an effort to squeeze more time out of your busy day, do you find yourself trying to knock out two or three tasks at… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013
  • By Monika Kristofferson Office Efficiency

Will your homeowner’s policy cover volunteer service?

At an early age, we have been taught about three main categories of personal finance: spend, save and give. That may be great advice as… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2013
  • By Paul Pukis Capital Asset Protection

Port of Everett’s CFO to retire this fall

EVERETT — Port of Everett Chief Financial Officer Karen Clements announced today that she will retire in September. Clements, who holds the No. 3 management… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2013
  • HBJ staff