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May 29  |  
Report: Visitors spent nearly a $1 billion last year in Snohomish County

In 2014, Snohomish County ranked fourth out of the 39 counties in Washington state for visitor spending. This was according to a Dean Runyan Associates' report prepared for the Washington Tourism Alliance. Visitors spent a total of $992.9 million in Snohomish County during 2014 — a year-over-year increase of 5.7 percent.

Arlington, Mukilteo companies to...

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May 28  |  
County, construction company honored for Oso work

Snohomish County Public Works and IMCO General Construction received the 2015 Build Washington Construction Excellence award in the heavy industrial category from the Associated General Contractors of Washington. The award recognizes the joint work for removing debris from Highway 530 after the Oso landslide. It was presented May 14 at the awards dinner at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.


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May 27  |  
Founder of eWomenNetwork to talk in Mill Creek

Sandra Yancey, bestselling author, CNN American hero, movie producer and founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork, is the featured speaker at the sixth Annual Women's Success Summit, "Super Size Your Success," on June 9 at the Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive. To learn more, contact Tracey Warren, managing director eWomenNetwork Snohomish County, at 206-228-6757 or email...

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May 26  |  
Briefs: Tourism Bureau adds new board member Tourism Bureau adds new board member

Melissa Springer, general manager of the Hampton Inn Seattle/Everett Downtown, has joined the board of directors of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. Springer has a total of 30 years of experience in the lodging industry and resort management, both in Seattle and California, with expertise in public relations, financial management, marketing and government relations.

Xfinity to match Race for the...

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May 22  |  
McClain Insurance in Everett to exchange old flags for new ones

For the seventh year, independent insurance agency McClain Insurance Services will give local residents the opportunity to retire worn American flags in exchange for new ones just in time for Flag Day, which is observed on June 14. The flag exchange is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 through 12 at 10410 19th Ave. SE in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Everett, just south of Costco.


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May 21  |  
Briefs: Arlington attorney honored by state association Arlington attorney honored by association

The City of Arlington's attorney, Steve Peiffle, has received the 2015 Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys' Honorary Life Membership Award. This award is earned by serving at least 25 years as a city attorney or assistant city attorney in the State of Washington. Peiffle has been a member of the association since he started at Arlington in 1989.

Experience Snohomish app available...

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May 20  |  
Bartell accepts donations for domestic violence program

Bartell Drugs is accepting donations for The Salvation Army's Domestic Violence Programs through May 23. Donations of any amount can be made with a cashier at 60 participating Bartell Drugs stores in Snohomish, Pierce and King counties. In 2014, The Salvation Army's confidential programs directly served nearly 750 adults and children as well as thousands more through the organization's telephone...

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May 18  |  
Briefs: Providence nominated for most beautiful hospital in U.S. Providence nominated for most beautiful hospital in U.S.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has been nominated in The Soliant Health Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. for 2015. The public may vote as often as they wish. Votes are being accepted through June 8 on the Soliant health website here. The winners will be announced June 15.

Everett insurance agent to...

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May 14  |  
Briefs: Economic Alliance wins ‘Community Partner’ award Economic Alliance wins ‘Community Partner' award

Leadership Snohomish County recognized Economic Alliance Snohomish County with an inaugural Community Partner of the Year Award at its 2015-2016 Signature Class graduation on April 30 at Tulalip Resort Casino. Glenn Coil accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Economic Alliance Snohomish County has partnered with Leadership Snohomish County in a number of ways over the past year.


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May 13  |  
Briefs: Mill Creek native wins chocolate factory franchise Mill Creek native wins chocolate factory franchise

Ben Circeo of Mill Creek has been named recipient of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise in Petaluma, California based on a business plan he presented as part of a class project and competition at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Circeo, a senior at the University, will fly to Durango, Colorado for franchise management training. The projected opening date for his franchise is July...

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May 12  |  
Briefs: Environmental engineer added at Landau in Edmonds Environmental engineer added at Landau in Edmonds

Edmonds-based Landau Associates has hired Cody Johnson as a senior engineer in the Edmonds Environmental Group. Johnson has a background in environmental due diligence, site characterization, remediation design and hazardous building materials survey work. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor of arts degree in physics from Lawrence...

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May 11  |  
Briefs: United Way hires new director of marketing  United Way hires new director of marketing

United Way of Snohomish County has hired Jacqui Campbell as director of marketing and communications. Campbell is the former senior marketing manager of The Daily Herald. Campbell has over 12 years of experience in sales, advertising, account management and marketing. She currently serves on the YMCA Everett board of directors, is active in the Junior League of Seattle and is a Rotarian.

EvCC...

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May 8  |  
Edmonds businesses to participate in health, fitness expo

The third Annual Health & Fitness Expo is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 16 at the Edmonds School District Stadium located at 7600 212th St. SW, Edmonds. This free event is open to the public and will include over 45 interactive health and wellness booths, activities and free health screenings. For more information, visit www.HFExpo.edmondswa.gov.

EvergreenHealth recognized...

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May 7  |  
EdCC to host information session about accelerated certificate

Students interested in Edmonds Community College's PACE-IT (Progressive Accelerated Certificates for Employment in Information Technology) program can apply online or register for an information session. The sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. through December 2015. To attend an information and admission session, sign up online at...

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May 6  |  
Edmonds insurance firm teams up with Pemco

FirstMark Insurance in Edmonds, an independent insurance agency serving residents and businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest, recently teamed with Seattle-based Pemco Insurance, a 66-year-old company known for its top-rated customer service. Founded by Andrew Cowan, FirstMark Insurance has helped families and businesses find the right personal, commercial, and life insurance since 2013.


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May 5  |  
Keller Williams Everett to aid Everett Food Bank, Housing Hope

As part of the company's annual RED Day on May 14, Keller Williams Everett has chosen to serve the Everett Food Bank and Housing Hope. Brokers, staff and friends will collect food items and donations for the Everett Food Bank. They will also be working at Housing Hope to finish some homes in one of their projects.

Haggen donates $40,000 to four national parks

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May 4  |  
Briefs: Sno-Isle hires business, strategic relations librarians Sno-Isle hires business, strategic relations librarians

Sno-Isle Libraries has announced that Susan Hempstead has joined the library district as a strategic relations manager and Kassy Rodeheaver has joined as lead librarian for business. Hempstead is responsible for implementing Sno-Isle Libraries' connected communities strategy, government relations outreach, community partnerships and volunteer programs. Rodeheaver will focus on entrepreneur and small...

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May 1  |  
Snohomish County shops to participate in ‘yarn crawl'

The Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour, possibly the first yarn crawl in North America, celebrates its 10th year at its May 13 through 17 event. Various stops on the tour will offer free patterns, yarn discounts and buttons. Participating shops include Perfectly Knotty in Granite Falls, Great Yarns in Everett, Country Yarns in Snohomish and Yarn of Eden at the Country Village in Bothell. Visit...

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April 29  |  
Briefs: EvCC Foundation breakfast raises $90,000 EvCC Foundation breakfast raises $90,000

The Everett Community College Foundation's April 21 community breakfast raised more than $90,000 to support student scholarships and college programs. More than 450 people attended the breakfast, which included recognition of student parents and the college's Early Learning Center. The keynote speaker was former Washington state first lady Mona Locke. For more information, visit EverettCC.edu/Foundation or...

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April 28  |  
Briefs: New director of events named at XFinity Arena New director of events named at XFinity Arena

Global Spectrum, management for the XFinity Arena at Everett, has named Ben Rowe to the director of events position. Rowe's duties include managing the activities and operations for events throughout the facilities including coordinating event budgets, overseeing crowd management, production setup and contracted vendors.

‘After 4' networking event planned at Skip Rock...

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April 27  |  
Briefs: Lynnwood lighting designer speaks in Mexico City Lynnwood lighting designer speaks in Mexico City

Lynnwood-based designer Denise Fong unveiled the latest trends and influences in urban sustainable lighting during a presentation at an international lighting conference in Mexico City earlier this month. Fong is a lighting designer with Candela Lighting Design and Consulting with more than 30 years of experience. Candela is a part of Stantec, formerly Sparling.

Investment advisers to...

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April 21  |  
Briefs: Tourism bureau adds group sales, events coordinator Tourism bureau adds group sales, events coordinator

Karolyn Jensen has joined the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau in the newly created position of group sales and events coordinator. She will be responsible for promoting the county as an event, meeting and convention destination. She will also assist with the planning and execution of the sales missions and trade shows. Jensen has more than 10 years of experience in hospitality sales and client...

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April 20  |  
Crane Aerospace expands in Lynnwood

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has announced plans to build a 12,000-square-foot facility in Lynnwood designed to test and manufacture mass fuel flow transmitters.  The expansion will support 60 jobs, of which about 20 will be new. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

"We anticipate doubling our production volume of fuel flow transmitters over the next five years," said Brendan...

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April 15  |  
Two join Mill Town Credit Union board

Tami Henderson and Mike Harness were elected to join the board of directors of Mill Town Credit Union in Everett at the 75th annual meeting. Henderson is a 29-year employee of the Everett Clinic and is currently care coordination business manager. Harness previously worked as an analyst for Washington Mutual Bank's fraud department and is currently working as a paralegal at the law office of Susan Harness.


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April 14  |  
Briefs: Health professional elected to nationwide association Health professional elected to nationwide association

A staff technologist at the Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Everett has been elected to the board of directors of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Amanda Garlock-Corbin will serve as the new vice president. She will begin her one-year term immediately following the conclusion of the organization's 2015 meeting this June.

Port of Everett to open access to Mukilteo's...

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April 13  |  
Briefs: Moss Adams names new partner-in-charge in Everett Moss Adams names new partner-in-charge in Everett

Moss Adams announced the elevation of five partners to partner-in-charge, including Rob Grannum, the new partner-in-charge of the Everett office. Grannum will champion client service and business development in the Everett marketplace. This change allows Jeff Green, the former partner-in-charge, to focus his efforts on further developing the firm's financial institutions practice.


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April 10  |  
Meeting scheduled on final route of Lynnwood light rail

The Sound Transit Board is anticipated to select the final route and stations for the Lynnwood Link Extension at its April 23 meeting. The board meeting is scheduled from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Union Station, Ruth Fisher Board Room 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle. The Final Environmental Impact Statement is available at www.soundtransit.org/LLE.

Learn financial tips from the Better...

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April 8  |  
Haggen donates $1,000 to Cocoon House

The Haggen Food & Pharmacy store at 7601 Evergreen Way in Everett made a $1,000 donation to Cocoon House last month. Haggen is taking over hundreds of Safeways and Albertsons across the West. With each new store opening, Haggen plans to partner with five local nonprofits and will donate $1,000 to a single organization. Several months after the store is converted, Haggen will donate 2 percent of sales on four...

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April 6  |  
Briefs: United Way spokesman takes new job in D.C. United Way spokesman takes new job in D.C.

A United Way of Snohomish County spokesman is leaving to take a job at the organization's worldwide headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Neil Parekh, vice president of marketing and communications, will be director of network communications, effectively overseeing internal communications for the nonprofit's entire international network of 1,800 local United Ways in 40 countries.

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