Biz Bits: Business news from Snohomish County
Stephanie Greenall was recently chosen as president-elect of the Washington State Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, the only statewide association that represents the chiropractic profession in the state. Greenall operates Lifeplus Health Centers in Lynnwood. She is a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College and has been in practice for 22 years.
Ryan Larsen is Stanwood’s new community and economic development director. Prior to joining the city of Stanwood, Larsen served as the planning director for the city of Anacortes and served on the Arlington City Council. He also worked as a senior planner for Snohomish County’s planning and development services. Larsen grew up in the Stanwood area. He is the brother of U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash.
Cindy Curtright will lead a team of about seven Wells Fargo employees as store manager for the new Wells Fargo at 16330 Bothell-Everett Highway, Suite 101, in Mill Creek. The team will provide a complete range of financial services. It is one of seven new Wells Fargo Puget Sound locations scheduled to open by first quarter 2014.
Garrett Watt, an ironworker from Bothell, has been selected as a Top 10 finalist in the nationwide Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest. Online voting takes place at www.cintas.com/carharttcoldcrew through March 31. The finalist who receives the most votes wins a trip to the 2014 CMA Music Festival in Nashville in June. Cintas is a rental work wear company.
Josh Martin, a grant writer with Coupeville consulting firm Hertlein Grant Writing, has earned a nationally recognized credential in the grants field. Martin is now one of 400 Grant Professionals Certified in the country. Both Martin and Robin Hertlein at Hertlein Grant Writing are now GPCs, two of only seven certified grant writers in the state.
University Mechanical Contractors, a full-service mechanical contracting firm based in Mukilteo, was awarded a first place national award for safety excellence in the Specialty Division: 300,001-500,000 Work Hours category by the Associated General Contractors of America. The company was recognized for its safety programs, development of safety solutions and leadership in organizations to promote safety in the construction industry.
Lexus of Seattle has performed maintenance and repairs on the Edmonds Lutheran Church volunteer van. The vehicle keeps the church’s Annie’s Community Kitchen project in operation. The van is vital to the charity as it goes out into the community daily to gather food donations to keep the program running.
The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club recently launched and completed an online crowdfunding campaign to raise money for local non-profit Hand in Hand, an Everett-based nonprofit that provides a safe place for children that have been taken from their homes due to neglect, crime or abuse. The club also chose Hand in Hand as it’s Fund-A-Need for its annual auction.
The MCE Parent Group has received the largest donation to date, $2,313, from IGA grocery store in Granite Falls as part of the Hometown Heroes Community Give Back Program. The IGA Market has been participating in the Give Back Program since 2011. The money is designated for the children of Monte Cristo Elementary.
The Rotary Club of Lynnwood recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Brigadoon Service Dogs program, which provides service dogs to veterans who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other complex physical disorders. This is the second year the Rotary Club of Lynnwood has supported Brigadoon.
KSER 90.7 FM and KXIR 89.9 FM’s monthly personal finance show, “Getting Your Dough to Rise,” focuses on income tax preparation. Host Chuck Noel is joined by local tax professionals. The show is set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. Listeners are invited to call with their tax questions to 425-303-9070.
A new tap house is opening in Monroe. Harry’s on Tye at 14286 169th Drive SE will offer more than 30 craft beers. The soft opening from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday will feature beer specials and free pizza. Although the establishment does not sell food, customers are encouraged to bring their own or order delivery.
Mountain Pacific Bank in Everett is hosting a free Shred Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26. Bring up to 50 pounds of documents to be shredded securely by Shred-it. The bank is located at 3732 Broadway. Call 425-263-3500 with questions or for more information.
Classes, workshops and webinars
CPR and AED training will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Women’s Wellness Center, 2817 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett. Cost is $30 per person and the certification is good for two years. Space is limited. Call 425-259 9899 for details.
A farm record-keeping workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE in Everett. Prepaid registration is required. Cost is $40 per farm and includes lunch for two. To register, visit FarmRecordkeeping.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, contact Holly Thompson, email@example.com or 425-357-6022.
All Breed Equine Rez-Q will hold a seminar on hooves and lameness from noon to 4 p.m. April 12 at the Grange Hall, 800 Second St., Snohomish. Cost is a suggested $20 donation to All Breed, an all-volunteer nonprofit that aids neglected, abused and abandoned equine. RSVP to Dale at 425-263-6390 or Sharon at 206-933-0327 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A two-part seminar on demystifying the Internet and how to use it to drum up new business will be held at Snohomish City Hall. The first session will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. on March 31 and the second will be two weeks later on April 14. Register at www.inquisitek.com to reserve your spot.
The Snohomish Chamber of Commerce Easter Parade Committee is looking for volunteers to help organize the 2014 Easter Bonnet Contest. The contest immediately follows the April 19 Snohomish Easter Parade. Volunteers are needed to help with the Easter Bonnet Making Workshop, registration, judging and more. Contact Pam Osborne for further information at 425-344-8533 or email@example.com.
More than 350 community members gathered at Snohomish High School to raise money for district students and to gain awareness about the programs the Snohomish Education Foundation provides to support student success. Through the use of web conferencing software, attendees had the choice of physical attendance or virtual experience. The event raised a record $56,000.
Housing Hope hosted its annual East County Community of Hope Dinner March 13 at The Golf Club at Echo Falls in Snohomish. The event raised a record $42,000 after event expenses. Event sponsors off-set event costs so that all money raised at the event directly supports homeless families in East County.
Verizon Wireless announced that it is adding 47 full-time retail positions in the Seattle metropolitan area, including Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Redmond, Lakewood, Puyallup and Redmond. Overall, 74 full-time positions will be added throughout the Pacific Northwest before April 16. Interested candidates may apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com.
Arlington financial planning firm McIlrath & Eck will move into a new building with ample parking on March 31. The move is in response to significant growth and to more effectively meet the needs of its clients. The new McIlrath & Eck office will be located at 3325 Smokey Point Drive NE, No. 201, adjacent to Alfy’s Pizza.
Lynnwood Crossroads Modern Dentistry will open April 1 in the Lynnwood Crossroads shopping center. It features the skills of dentist Megan Camp and others. The office is equipped with advanced technologies including online registration capabilities, digital X-rays and more. For more information, visit www.LynnwoodCrossroadsModernDentistry.com or call 425-670-1144.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it will award grants to state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology partnership program. Proposals must be submitted to www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. on April 11.
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