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Nurse’s nurse joins Swedish Edmonds By Quinn Russell Brown

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EDMONDS — A familiar face will continue to steer Swedish Edmonds. Jennifer Graves, the hospital’s interim chief executive since January, moved into the permanent CEO position on June 1. She succeeds David Jaffe, who led the campus from 2011 to 2014. To take on the new role, Graves stepped down as chief executive and nurse executive of Swedish Ballard, a joint post that she balanced with her interim appointment at Swedish Edmonds. “I have a lot of energy,” said Graves, 50, about working at both hospitals at the same time. “I’m not even a glass half-full person, I’m a glass-overflowing person.” Graves has nearly three decades of nursing experience on her resume. She credits this career course to her days as a candy-striper, volunteering in a hospital in Tacoma when she was a teenager. “I fell in love with the hospital setting,” she said. “I was pretty confident that I wanted to go into nursing from a young age.” She earned a B.S.N. from the University of Portland in 1987 and took a job as a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center. From 1990 to 1995, she worked as a staff nurse at Ballard Community Hospital, which eventually became Swedish Ballard. That’s where she learned to appreciate the idea of the community hospital. “You could really get to know your team, and you could trust your team,” she said. “When I had the chance to come back in a nurse executive role, it was one of those things where life kind of comes full circle.” Swedish Edmonds also has a history as a community hospital. Formerly known as Stevens Hospital, it joined the


After a time as interim chief, Jennifer Graves has become the full-time head of Swedish Edmonds.

five-campus system of Swedish Health Services in 2010. Swedish Edmonds has 1,400 staffers, 450 of which are physicians and specialists. June Altaras, the chief executive of Swedish Seattle, spent four weeks at Swedish Edmonds last fall. She nominated Graves for the interim position when it opened up.

“I had a good sense of the type of leader we needed to take Edmonds to the next level,” Altaras said. “We knew it was really important to place an executive there who has a passion and a desire to become very involved in the community. Jennifer was absolutely proven in that ability in her role as Ballard’s chief executive.”

Like Graves, Altaras has a background in nursing. They’re not alone: Every Swedish campus is led by a chief executive with clinical experience. “I think that’s unique that our whole system values that,” Graves said. “Having been a boots-on-the-ground nurse for a lot of years gives me an understanding of what the staff are going through.” Sarah Zabel, vice president of operations at Swedish Edmonds, can see how the hands-on experience benefits Graves. “She has a deep knowledge of hospital operations — a nice balance of experience working in a community hospital setting but also within a much larger system,” Zabel said. Graves arrived at Swedish Edmonds in the midst of its biggest expansion in 50 years. The most recent project, a $63.5 million building set to open in November, will house an emergency department and a diagnostic imaging center. The building’s original floorpan included space for urgent care, but Graves encouraged the team to rethink that decision. They eventually moved the unit to the Kruger Building near the bustle of Highway 99. Graves will also help answer the question of what to do with the new building’s 37,000-square-foot second floor. “She’ll be the key figure in that,” Zabel said. Besides working in the field, Graves has taught nursing at Seattle Pacific University and Northwest University. “I’ve been in nursing 28 years, and there has not been one day that I’ve regretted making the choice to go into healthcare,” she said. “I guess you could say it’s a calling. I feel compelled to serve our community.” She won’t be the only new addition to the hospital. Her 14-year-old son told her he wants to volunteer at Swedish Edmonds this summer. She made him fill out an application. “I said, ‘You don’t get any special favors, you have to fill out the volunteer packet,’” she said. “He filled out his application and went and got references. Maybe he’ll get the bug, too.”


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The future at Rick Steves’ Europe By Jim Davis

The Herald Business Journal Editor


f you need an example of the reach of Rick Steves, you can find it in a shop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. That’s where Craig Davidson saw firsthand the goodwill that Steves has generated over a career as a guidebook author and TV travel host. Davidson, the new chief operating officer for Rick Steves’ Europe, was working for athletic company Puma in 2005 when he traveled to Germany on a business trip. He decided he would do some sightseeing so he went to the library and photocopied sections of one of Steves’ guidebooks. “Yep, photocopied, I’m an accountant,” Davidson said laughing. He and some of his friends took a walking tour suggested in the book and stopped in the shop recommended by Steves. “While I’m standing there, this woman comes up and says, ‘You have a copy of Rick’s book, you get a free map,’” Davidson recalled. “I said, ‘It’s only a photocopy. I don’t feel right getting a free map.’ She said, ‘Nope, you get a free map.’ She gave every one of us a free map. “Then she pulled me into the backroom and showed me a picture of Rick when he was 18 years old with a big backpack on and she started telling me stories about Rick,” Davidson said. “Then I had to meet her family. It was the craziest experience I ever came across.” Add another Rick Steves devotee. So when the job came open for the newly created position of chief operating officer, Davidson applied for it as soon as he saw it online. Davidson, 45, joined Rick Steves’ Europe in May and aims to help run the business side of the company while Steves focuses on producing content. Steves started his company selling books out of his car. Now the privately held Rick Steves’ Europe employs 100 people and


After working for Puma in Europe, Craig Davidson has been named Rick Steves’ Europe’s new chief operating officer for the travel company based in Edmonds.

generates $70 million a year in revenue with its guidebooks, tours, travel classes, television and radio shows and merchandise. “It’s clear that we’re at that threshold where we’re more of a serious business and we wanted someone with serious chops to come in,” Steves said. “Somebody who has been out there and knows how to run a bigger business and Craig fit the bill perfect.” Davidson can be the person who can help the company become more efficient and productive without losing its identity, said Rich Sorenson, who is

in charge of marketing and strategy and has worked with Steves since the early 1990s. “I think what we were really needing in this position was someone who has been there before,” Sorenson said. “Someone who has already gone through the growth that we’re anticipating that we’re going to go through.” Davidson is from Canada, born outside of Toronto. He earned a bachelor’s of commerce degree at the University of Toronto. After college he worked for a couple of large accounting firms on the auditing side of the

business. In 1999, he joined Puma Canada, a brand that he remembered from the 1970s but he hadn’t heard of for years. “I thought, ‘Holy cow, these guys still exist?’” Davidson said. After a year and a half, Davidson was transferred from Canada to Puma North America headquarters in Boston where he spent 10 years in a variety of jobs, rising to vice president of business intelligence and controlling. In spring 2010, Puma’s parent company, now known as the Kering Group, purchased Cobra

Golf from the Acushnet Co. in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Puma sought an entry into the golf business, Davidson said. “The equipment side of Cobra — golf clubs — makes you legitimate in the golf business,” he said. “So now a pro shop or whoever will carry your apparel and your clubs because you’re a golf player, otherwise you’re just an apparel guy making shirts.” With the purchase, Puma gained the Cobra brand name and the research and development department, but little else. Davidson was sent with

the team to Carlsbad, Calif., to set up the infrastructure support for the acquisition. “We had to put in our own system to be able to sell to customers, to ship, get our own warehouse and manufacturing facilities,” Davidson said. He spent two years working in Carlsbad. And yes, spending time on the golf course. “I was kind of a hack golfer,” Davidson said. “Until I got into the golf industry, I didn’t realize how bad I played golf.” He met his partner, Nancy Ladwig, in a coffee shop in Southern California: “We just started to talk in line and it migrated from there.” In Carlsbad, Davidson also obtained his American citizenship. In 2013, Puma underwent a restructuring and Davidson followed his old boss to Puma’s corporate headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, near Nuremberg. Davidson took the job, in part, because it allowed him and Ladwig to see Europe. They traveled during weekends and holidays, first in Germany and then to Belgium, France and Italy. And they used Rick Steves’ podcasts and books. Davidson would read the guidebooks aloud as they explored new cities. “I like to make the joke that Nancy spent two years seeing Europe and I spent two years reading about it,” Davidson said. At Rick Steves’ Europe, Davidson isn’t being tasked to accomplish a set growth plan. “We have no agenda,” Steves said. “We do what we do and it grows naturally. I’ve never had a five-year plan for growth. I’m privately held so no one is yelling at me to make more money. It’s a blessing.” But Davidson arrives at a company that has had substantial growth for years — so much so that it’s suddenly no longer such a small business. One area that has seen rapid growth is the tour business. Rick Steves’ Europe took 10,000 people to Europe seven years ago, said Sorenson, who’s

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in charge of marketing and strategy. This year, the company will take 20,000 people on those trips. “Our tours are fairly expensive purchases for people, from $2,000 to $5,000 per person,” Sorenson said. “It’s important that we maintain quality and are not the least bit disorganized.” Any company needs strong back office support to handle that type of growth. A lot of that support came from office manager, Anne Kirchner, who spent 25 years at the company before retiring this spring. She was brilliant, beloved and a stabilizing force, Steves said. With her retirement, Steves changed the position to chief operating officer to handle some of the tasks required of a larger organization, especially one where the CEO — Steves — is out of the country four months of the year. “I have a responsibility to employ 100 people well and you can’t be reckless or unprofessional when you have people planning


“Twenty years ago, we all thought we would be here forever. It doesn’t quite look like that when we’re nearing 60.” — Rich Sorenson

Rick Steves hopes to cede some of his work at his Rick Steves’ Europe to focus on education and content.

on raising their kids and paying their mortgage when they work somewhere,” Steves said. “So I want to run this business smartly.” And there’s another factor in creating the new position. Much of Rick Steves’ Europe’s senior

management is within 10 years of retirement, Sorenson said. So the future of the company is definitely top of mind. “Twenty years ago, we all thought we would be here forever,” Sorenson said. “It doesn’t quite look like that when we’re near-

ing 60.” For Steves, the business has been like another of his children. “I’m 60 now,” Steves said. “I’m not going to be around here for another 30 years and I want to be able to pull back knowing things are in good hands so we’ve got to think about that.” When Davidson interviewed for the job, he spoke with Steves from Germany via Skype. Steves said he saw some magic and love of life in Davidson and a delight in tackling business challenges that might seem dreary. “To me, he’s fun,” Steves said. “He gets our mission. He’s smart as can be. I like somebody who enjoys entrepreneurial guerrilla capitalism and he has experience with bigger companies and he’s had experience in international business.” And getting the mission

was a key question for the hire. “We wanted to be really clear that we have a culture that we love here and we were almost offputting or concerning to him how committed we were to our culture,” Steves said. “We didn’t want some big shot coming in and reworking us into the mold of a conventional corporation.” Davidson had his own questions: “Small business. Strong personality at the lead. Will you fit or will you not fit? From the first Skype interview I had with Rick, it was pretty clear we fit.” “Everybody thinks from corporate to here would be a great change, but there really isn’t,” Davidson said. “I mean people are people. They’ve got ideas. It’s very open. It’s very friendly, which is awesome. It hasn’t been as jarring as some people might think.” Davidson and Ladwig

moved to Edmonds, taking Steves’ advice to rent before purchasing a home to learn the neighborhoods. By coincidence, the house they found is actually next door to Steves’ house. “We got the address and we drove by and I said, ‘I think Rick lives above us,’” Davidson said. “And that’s how it happened.” One of the hardest parts of the career change for Davidson was leaving Europe. “This was an awesome opportunity at the right time and pretty well ticked every box on what I wanted to do. And my experience matched,” Davidson said. “Then on the other hand, when Nancy and I would sit and say, ‘Are we done with Europe?’ When it was decision time, ‘Do we give up Europe?’ “And it was like we don’t have to. It’s Rick Steves’ Europe. I have to go back.”


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Taking the danger out of adventures By Jessi Loerch

PLB Rentals

Herald Writer

Kevin Stoltz hates hearing about people getting lost or injured and dying while having adventures. He wants people to get out and explore, but he wants them to come home, too. The former Mukilteo city councilman and his wife, Dana, own Personal Locator Beacon Rentals. The beacon is a device that, when a button is pushed, alerts a command center that someone is in need of rescue, and transmits their location. It all started in July 2003. Dana Stoltz read a story in The Daily Herald that said personal locator beacons were being made legal for individual use. She still has the clipping, with a note on it that says “The genesis of PLBRentals.” “It was a technology that had been around for a long time and was finally available to regular people like us,” she said. At the time, the devices cost about $650, too much for many people to afford, especially those just heading out for the occasional weekend adventure. Dana Stoltz said she remembered reading horror stories from around that time of incidents on Mount Rainier and Mount Hood. She thought that, maybe if more people had the personal locator beacons, there would be fewer of those stories. She handed the article to Kevin and said “Read this and figure something out.”

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Kevin and Dana Stoltz own PLBRentals, which rents personal locator beacons to people who travel into the wilderness.

Kevin Stoltz called the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was overseeing the program. A NOAA representative was enthusiastic. They worked together to establish a rental program. The company opened November 2003. The rental process is simple enough. Before someone heads out, they can go online and rent a device to be mailed to them. It arrives before they leave and, when they return, they mail it back. The renters provide their emergency contact and health information to the company. If someone activates the emergency

function, the command center will contact PLBRentals. Dana Stoltz carries a phone with her at all times. She can then relay any relevant information to rescuers. She tells them the size of the group, if anyone has health issues or any other important information. Kevin Stoltz says there has been some resistance to the device. “There’s this belief that if people have this device, they will take unnecessary risks,” he said. “That’s not really true. I use the seat-belt analogy. Using a seat belt doesn’t make someone take unnecessary risks.” Stoltz is pleased that people are

realizing the value of the devices. They’re required, for instance, on a number of sailboat races. PLBRentals sends a number of its beacons to a race in Florida. The first rescue that PLBRentals ever had was also the first rescue ever for a rented beacon. Four teens in Olympic National Park were rescued after two fell while crossing a fast-moving creek. The other two helped rescue those who had fallen in and all ended up wet and cold. When they started showing signs of hypothermia, they activated the rescue beacon. Rangers were able to hike into their location and treat the teens for mild hypothermia. Since that time, PLBRentals has had a few more rescues, including a couple of hikers in the Grand Canyon. They’ve rented out devices out for various activities, including hiking, climbing, fishing, boating, sled dog racing and hunting. “They take the search out of search and rescue,” Stoltz said. “I wish there was a way to let more people know, a lot of people’s lives are being saved by these. Why take the chance?”

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Trucking firm’s new home


Smokey Point Distribution president and CEO Dan Wirkkala is looking forward to the completion of the company’s new headquarters at the Arlington Airport Industrial Park. Below is a contributed photo of the construction project.

By John Wolcott For The Herald Business Journal

ARLINGTON — A state-of-the-art steel structure rising on a 16-acre site in Arlington’s airport industrial park will be the new headquarters for Smokey Point Distributing, a new chapter for a company that’s one of the nation’s most successful long-haul trucking companies. The 50,496-square-foot building is due to open in the spring and will be more than double the size of the company’s current location at 172nd Street NE and 59th Avenue NE. “We’ve been at our smaller site for 16 years and our business has rapidly outgrown our space,” said President and CEO Dan Wirkkala. “We have people and trucks squeezed into many small buildings and facilities. In the new location we’ll have plenty of space for our fleet of vehicles, a large new maintenance shop, training facilities, a lunch room, drivers lounge and well-organized offices.” He did not want to say the cost of the project other than it was in the millions. Arlington’s Coast Construction Group is building Smokey Point Distributing’s new headquarters. Smokey Point Distributing specializes in moving a variety of freight for aerospace, construction and other industries to destinations in the U.S.

and Canada. The company has more has more than 250 semi-trucks, 400 trailers, 300 drivers and a large on-site office and shop staff. Much of Smokey Point Distributing’s success comes from its attitude about how it treats its employees, Wirkkala said. “Our drivers are the backbone of our operation. They sacrifice time away from their families, traveling as much as 125,000 miles a year, 500 to 600 miles per day, through all kinds of weather and extreme driving conditions. They’re our face to our customers, too. Because it’s difficult to find drivers who want to spend so much of their life on the road we cater to them,” Wirkkala said. “As drivers gain more tenure with us, we even try to give them their choice of the make, model and color of their trucks.” Wirkkala gained his deep respect for drivers when he worked in the operations department for many of his 30 years with the company. Steve Sims, the company’s chief financial officer, agrees. “We go to great lengths to support our customers,”

he said. “They trust us to move a lot of precious cargo. To do that takes great expertise. It’s the drivers who get the cargoes delivered safely.” That attitude has resulted in many of the firm’s employees being with the company 15 to 25 years or more. Among the drivers, the company has an enviable 16 percent turnover versus an industry standard rate of 97 percent. Smokey Point Distributing started in 1979 when Matt Berry launched what was then called A&P International as a van-hauling business. The original business grew rapidly after Berry landed a contract with the former Bayliner boat manufacturer in Arlington. As it grew, the company developed a safety record that led to promoting its handling of shipments with a new motto: “Transporting Your Precious Cargo.” The company has won the most elite award offered by Great West Casualty Co., the Platinum Safety Trophy, seven times in the last eight years for its great record on the road. “We’re a national leader in open-deck trailer diversity, accommodating special,

unusual and unique loads,” Wirkkala said. One of the satisfied customers, Florida-based Triton Submarines, credits Smokey Point Distributing for delivering its $3 million, two-person submarine, that took 18 months to build, in perfect condition. Aerospace firms are also a big part of the firm’s customer roster. Wirkkala recognizes that being part of the supply chain for that industry niche is very demanding but “it aligns really well with the way we structure our business.” To meet the needs of its national customer base, the company has developed its own network of trucking terminals around the country. In 2008, Smokey Point Distributing was acquired by Daseke, Inc., a growth-focused transportation company offering specialized trucking services throughout North America. “When we joined Daseke, they knew we had a proven recipe for success,” Wirkkala said. “They gave us autonomy, left our management staff intact and gave us the financial resources we needed to grow.”




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New beauty trend lands in Mukilteo Bella Blowdry offers styling, forgoes haircuts, coloring By Megan Brown

For The Herald Business Journal

MUKILTEO — Tranquility is queen inside Bella Blowdry & Beauty Bar. Crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. Clients recline in sparkling silver chairs, sipping chilled cucumber water. Blowdryers hum in the artful hands of stylists. Bella Blowdry & Beauty Bar, which opened June 6, does not offer haircuts, coloring or a permanent new look. Instead, Bella specializes in styling. Clients get their hair dried, polished and shaped into styles that last for up to three days. Choose from bouncy curls, beach waves or the Christine classic smooth and shiny Shyka-Beasley look. It doesn’t matter how short, curly or unruly the hair is naturally. Bella will make it happen. All it takes is 30 minutes. These salons are called blow-dry bars, or dry bars for short. Bella touts itself as the first blow-dry bar in Snohomish County. Bella owner Christine Shyka-Beasley used to commute to a dry bar as far as Bellevue for her blow-out fix. It was in preparation for her 16-yearold daughter Elizabeth’s homecoming dance last October that Shyka-Beasley realized the need for a local blow-dry bar. The mother of two didn’t have time to take her daughter to another county to get her hair done and figured other busy moms didn’t either. “I just thought, why doesn’t Mukilteo have something that’s geared towards women and beauty? Why not?” Shyka-Beasley said. Her personal hairstylist introduced her to people in the industry and helped her decide on which products to purchase for the dry bar. Shyka-Beasley, a New Jersey native, is a chiropractor, life coach, personal trainer and Zumba instructor. She sees clients at her chiropractic practice one day a week and she devotes the rest of her time to Bella. Styling Snohomish County is just one way that Shyka-Beasley is fulfilling her drive to make women feel beautiful. After years of helping women become healthy through personal training and fitness classes, a salon felt like the natural next step. “My passion is empowering women. I’ll go wherever that takes me,” Shyka-Beasley said. “I want women to feel confident in themselves when they engage and participate in the world around them, and part of that confidence comes from a


Stylist Cindra Jones works on client Nancy Reed’s hair at Bella Blowdry & Beauty Bar in Mukilteo. The salon is part of a trend offering only styling instead of haircuts or coloring.

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polished appearance. We want everyone leaving our salon feeling ‘Bella Beautiful.’” In the early half of the 20th Century, many American women frequented salons once a week to get their hair done, which was typically permed or set in a cloud of hairspray in those days. The trend died down when home products became available. Now, women are returning to the salon for quick fixes. The cost of a blowout ranges from $25 to $35, depending on the desired style.

Options range from the standard blowout to updos and braids. Other services include lash extensions, and even $15 scalp massages for men. All of Bella’s stylists are trained in makeup, too. Every client receives a complimentary application of Mirabella makeup, a salon exclusive cosmetic line. Bella accommodates bridal parties and birthday parties for children of all ages. Requests have been pouring in for the salon to open as early as five in the morning to cater to commuters.

Bella stylist Cindra Jones is up for the challenge. When Jones, 24, moved to Seattle from Los Angeles two years ago, she was disappointed by the scarcity of blowdry bars in Seattle compared to her hometown. Bella’s opening was a great professional opportunity for the curly-haired Jones, who’s relieved to have a local blow-dry bar. “It’s very exciting to be a part of the movement up here,” said Jones. If the convenience of the location doesn’t de-stress the modern woman, then a talented scalp massage during the shampoo, refreshing drinks and soothing Parisian cafe music just might. Bella Blowdry & Beauty Bar is located at 10100 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 105, nestled between Starbucks, Speedway Drycleaners, and a nail salon, Serenity Nails & Spa. With the opening of Bella, “Pamper Alley” might be a more fitting name for the Mukiteo Speedway stripmall. Stop by to grab a latte, drop off your laundry and get polished, from head-to-toe.


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Student project spurs athletic line By Jocelyn Robinson

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A Mukilteo woman has combined her love of basketball and her Christian faith to create athletic apparel with a positive message. Kelsey Patrick, a 2009 graduate of Kelsey K a m i a k Patrick High School, started Every Blessed Day as a class project during her senior year at Pepperdine University. As an advertising major, she had to develop a product and create an advertising campaign for it. Her presentation received a positive response from her teachers and fellow classmates. After graduating from college, Patrick played professional basketball in Romania. During her down time, she kept thinking about turning Every



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pany last June and the two are starting to focus on moisture-wicking active wear apparel, including a pair of basketball shorts. Kelsey Patrick said she received offers to play pro-

fessionally again, but she declined in order to focus on the business. “It’s hard to say no, but I’m trying to get this going and going overseas is a big commitment,” she

said. “I still dream about it sometimes.” Every Blessed Day apparel is sold online at www.everyblessedday. com, as well as at street fairs, concerts and basketball tournaments around Puget Sound. Patrick said the name Every Blessed Day is a reflection of her Christian faith and her basketball experience. “Stepping on the court is a blessing,” she said. “We try to take each day as a gift; don’t let it pass by without enjoying it and being thankful.” Patrick is also offering two youth basketball camps at Academy Sports Center in Lynnwood in July. A session for thirdthrough eighth-graders is $180 and will be taught July 6-9; a second session for eighth- through 12th-graders is $55 and will be taught July 15-16. Register online at www.; for more information, email kphoopstraining@gmail. com.

Economic Alliance CEO to leave for Mukilteo job By Jim Davis

The Herald Business Journal Editor

EVERETT — The head of Economic Alliance Snohomish County is stepping down at the end of July to take a job with a Troy laser-etching McClelland company in Mukilteo. Troy McClelland has served as the first and only CEO and president for Economic Alliance, which aims to create jobs and economic vitality in the county and region. “We would have loved to hold on to Troy as long as we can, but we understand he has a great business opportunity,” said Chris Knapp, Economic Alliance’s chairman of the board of trustees. McClelland, who is also a Port of Everett commissioner, was attending the Paris Air

Show, representing Economic Alliance, and was unavailable for comment. Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, who sits on Economic Alliance’s executive board, called the departure a tremendous loss for Snohomish County. McClelland helped bring together people in the county and was a strong partner in convincing Boeing to build the 777X in Everett, Stephanson said. “I think all of us knew that Troy was a very talented guy and would be somebody that would be very much in demand in the private sector,” Stephanson said. McClelland is leaving the organization on sound financial footing with a highly capable team, Knapp said. Chief Operations Officer John Monroe will serve as the interim CEO while the board conducts a regional and national search for McClelland’s replacement.

The board hopes to have a replacement by the end of this year. “One of the signs that Troy has done such a phenomenal job is I think there will be a high level of interest in this position,” Knapp said. Knapp didn’t know the name of McClelland’s new Mukilteo employer, and Monroe declined to identify the firm, deferring to the company for the announcement. Economic Alliance formed in 2011 as a merger between three organizations: the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County, the Greater Everett Chamber of Commerce and the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce. McClelland is a former naval officer who worked as the director of corporate procurement at the Fluke Corp. in Everett when he was hired to guide the new organization.

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Falling for fruits and vegetables By Jennifer Sasseen

For The Herald Business Journal

The trio of brothers running Sunshine Market in Lynnwood, at the corner of 212th Street SW and 44th Avenue W, are serious about their fruits and vegetables. They stand behind their products, support local farmers and try to be there for their customers nearly every day of the year, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays and until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, said Noor Almtowaq, 29. He’s the eldest brother and the driving force behind the purchase of the stand, which they opened in September 2013. “Noor’s the heart of the entire business,” said 26-year-old Alex. Yet Noor now works at Microsoft, finding time mainly on weekends and some nights for Sunshine Market, and it’s Alex who’s hooked on produce. “He has so much passion for the business,” said younger brother Josh, 22. “It’s like he fell in love with produce.” Alex agreed and said he’s not likely to fall out of love anytime soon either. In fact, he’s searching for a site for a second, bigger store where he can expand the selection. He dreams of a string of stores offering both conventional and organic produce. He said there’s a science to understanding how fruits and vegetables work — “for example, potatoes hate light, bananas love heat, asparagus loves water” — and in understanding how to sell produce. “When you put tomatoes, basil, eggplants and ginger next to each other,” he said, “it’s a guarantee you’re going to sell them all.” He’s always been interested in how things work. Younger brother Josh said Alex was the kind of kid who was forever taking things apart and putting them back together. He studied at Edmonds Community College and earned an engineering degree from the University of Washington, because he wanted to understand the technology behind materials like concrete. “I’m an inventor and my imagination was limited because I didn’t understand the materials, so it limited me,” Alex said. The brothers didn’t start out planning to go into the produce business. “I didn’t even know what cilantro was, to be honest,” Josh said. Prodded by Noor, they were just looking for a business. And they liked the Lynnwood location. Perched on a hilltop at a busy intersection with three corners anchored in Mountlake Terrace, the site overlooks a Lynnwood business district and streets leading to the Alderwood Mall and I-5. It’s housed a produce stand at various times in the past, as well as a coffee stand, sometimes both at once. But there were few, if any, improvements to the building and nothing seemed to last for long. That changed when the Almtowaq brothers took over the site. It was Alex who almost singlehandedly rebuilt the building. He redid the electrical and plumbing, built the shelves and an awning for shade. At first, they didn’t have proper coolers and their produce wasn’t being sprayed with


Noor Almtowaq sorts produce at Sunshine Market in Lynnwood. He and his two bothers, Joseph and Alex Almtowaq, own and operate the market.

Joseph, Noor and Alex Aimtowaq are inspired by customers who live a healthier lifestyle.

water to keep it fresh. So Alex installed coolers and bought the software for a state-of-the-art sprinkler system. “My spinach now lasts two weeks,” he said. “I won’t leave it in the store two weeks, but it lasts two weeks. When I first opened, I couldn’t even get it to last three days.” Customer Kainitra Crammer, who lives in Bothell but works near Sunshine Market, said she loves the freshness of the produce. She can put it in her fruit bowl and it won’t attract fruit flies because it’s not spoiling right away, she said. “It’s not the grocery store’s produce,” she said, “and you can clearly tell, because of the way it lasts.” The brothers order from independent local farmers and smaller outfits like Peterson Fruit Co., a family-owned business in Mukilteo. Often it’s a customer request that brings a new product into the store. That’s how the brothers started carrying raw milk from Jackie’s Jersey Milk in Bellingham. They started out selling 18

bottles a week and now sell 90. They also sell fresh goat milk, which is even harder to find; theirs comes from Lucky Hook Farm in Moses Lake. “People drive from like, Arlington and stuff, just to come buy it,” Josh said. They also sell organic eggs from Stiebrs Farms in Yelm, fresh every three days, he said. And duck eggs, which he described as “a very rich egg” beloved by Asians. Another big seller is their raw honey, purchased from a beekeeper with 46 beehives ranging from Mill Creek to Walla Walla, Josh said. “It is like, the best honey out there,” he said, adding, “We believe 110 percent in our honey.” There are also familiar items like chocolate milk from Twin Brooks Creamery in Lynden, coconut water, Bulgarian feta cheese and Beechers Cheese. Other jarred and canned products give a nod to the brothers’ Middle Eastern roots. There’s olive oil from Lebanon and Tunisia, coriander from Pakistan, Turkish figs,

dolmas and cornichons, tahini paste and dates. Although they consider themselves Americans, the brothers fled with their family from Iraq in 1992, in the wake of the first Gulf War. Aided by Red Cross and United Nations workers after crossing into Saudi Arabia, the Almtowaqs made their way to Washington state, living in Everett for a time and then Lynnwood. His family history may explain in part why Alex has studied philosophy and history and seems just as prone to discussing Plato, Socrates and Galileo as he is to talking produce. Retired media-arts teacher Claire Beach, of Edmonds, called Alex’s impassioned explanations his “TED talks,” referring to the short, powerful talks made popular by the Technology, Entertainment and Design conferences. She chatted with Alex on a recent visit, but that didn’t distract her from the produce. She’s been following an anti-inflammatory diet, including cutting down on carbs, and has lost 40 pounds and regained her vigor, she said. “This is the first time in my life I’m eating what my body wants,” said Beach, adding that she grew up in the South. “I was raised in Betty Crocker Land.” Customers like Beach are inspiring, Alex said. “When people come back and they tell you they feel better, healthier, stronger — it’s a good feeling,” he said. “It keeps you going.” He could be making a lot more money as an engineer, but said he doesn’t like sitting behind a desk. “Engineering is a hobby,” he said. “It’s something I do because I love it. “But selling produce is different. You’re selling something that feeds the entire world.”


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Flying dropkick over the airwaves By Quinn Russell Brown

For The Herald Business Journal

BOTHELL — When Bryan Alvarez goes upstairs and turns on his microphone, pro wrestling fans around the world listen. Alvarez is the host of Wrestling Observer Live, a two-hour radio show that he produces in his home studio. It plays weekdays on hundreds of stations and Sundays on Sirius XM. On one Sunday afternoon in May, Alvarez plopped in front of a computer screen and chatted with co-host Mike Sempervive, who was on the line from Delaware. That night was the WWE Elimination Chamber, a pay-per-view wrestling match featuring the biggest name in the sport, John Cena. Alvarez and Sempervive were trying to predict how Cena’s match would end. Would he get pinned? Powerbombed? Disqualified? Alvarez took calls throughout the show, bantering with an eccentric batch of listeners from California to Wisconsin to India. All of them were men, and they didn’t sound young. “Your general wrestling fan is a lot like me,” said Alvarez, 40. “There was a really hot period for wrestling in the mid-90s, and a lot of kids grew up watching it in the ‘80s. When I was 21, the average wrestling fan was 21.” Wrestling Observer Live is distributed by Sports Byline USA, a 24/7 radio network that estimates a total audience of 5 million listeners per week. “There’s no other show I’m aware of that has the audience that Bryan has,” said Darren Peck, president of Sports Byline USA. “I can’t imagine there would be one with the platforms and the reach he’s achieved.” Many of the show’s listeners are regulars at Figure Four Online, a website that Alvarez runs with wrestling and MMA journalist Dave Meltzer. The site, which charges $10.99 a month for a package of podcasts and a members-only message board. Alvarez declined to say the number of subscribers, but said they had more than 1 million page views from 220,000 unique visitors in May. Alvarez is more than just a fan. He wrestled professionally throughout the Northwest under the name ”Chico” in the 2000s. “I didn’t like that name,” he said. “But that’s all anybody would chant.” His fascination with the sport started in childhood. At 11, he and his friends put couch cushions on the floor and videotaped themselves as they grappled. By 16, he started coaching gymnastics and wrestled in the studio during off-hours. “Once we discovered the spring floor, it was on,” he said. “Foam pit, crash pads. We put the balance beams in a square, and that was our ring. ” They called themselves the Youth Wrestling Foundation. They won a lottery spot on Seattle’s Public Access Channel and broadcast their own matches weekly from 1993 to 1995. Alvarez made a newsletter for their fans, and when the show ended, he started sending them a


Bryan Alvarez, who once wrestled professionally under the name “Chico,” now hosts a popular wrestling radio show from a home studio in Bothell. The show plays weekdays on hundreds of stations around the U.S. and Sundays on Sirius XM.

“There’s no other show I’m aware of that has the audience that Bryan has.” — Darren Peck newsletter about professional wrestling. He called it Figure Four Weekly and asked for $40 a year for a subscription. It was 1995, and he was 19. A couple of years later, he started working as a referee at local wrestling shows. One day a guy didn’t show up, so he stepped in to take his place. “It was absolutely the most horrible match you ever saw. Complete disaster,” he said. “When it was over they said, ‘Hey, wanna wrestle again?’” So he wrestled again, and again, and again. From British Columbia to Everett, Seattle to Tacoma, Portland to Eugene. He did the early shows for free. Then he worked his way up to $20 a night. It barely paid for his gas and his meal. “But it was still something,” he said. “And I was lucky. Vinny, my co-host on the podcast, I don’t know if he ever got paid.” Vinny, known as Vinny V in the ring and Vincent Verhei out of it, now writes for Figure Four Online and co-hosts a podcast called the “Bryan and Vinny Show” three times a week. A handful of regional wrestlers made decent money, but Alvarez wasn’t one of them. Instead, he started a 900 number, charging callers 99 cents a minute to hear the latest wrestling news. The first month brought in $2,000 — $1,200 for the 900 provider and $800 for Alvarez. He

thought he had it made. But there was a catch: You couldn’t prevent children from calling. His big money month? It was one kid. He even knew who it was. When the kid’s parents refused to pay, Alvarez was told he owed the 900 provider the outstanding $1,200. “I was like, ‘I can’t pay this bill, I’m doomed,’” he said. “So my grandmother called the 900 provider. She didn’t say she was my attorney, but she said ‘I’m representing Bryan Alvarez,’ and she went back and forth with them. Finally they said I didn’t owe anything and shut down the line.” That’s when Alvarez started working with his website partner Meltzer, who published a popular wrestling newsletter and ran his own successful 900 hotline. He hired Alvarez to take calls for him, and when he got an offer to do a show for the Internet radio network eYada in 1999, he recruited Alvarez to be his co-host. They called it Wrestling Observer Live. Alvarez worked for free for the first year and a half. The show moved to the Sports Byline USA network in 2002 and found a Sunday spot on Sirius when the satellite radio platform launched in 2006. The next year, Meltzer got hired by Yahoo! and was replaced by current co-host Mike Sempervive. Meanwhile, Alvarez had moved his newsletter online. He merged it with Meltzer’s newsletter in 2008 to create

Wrestling beat Bryan Alvarez covers professional wrestling on Twitter at @bryanalvarez and on his website, where the Wrestling Observer Live radio show streams six days a week. what is now Figure Four Online. The site uploads eight new podcasts a week, and they’re not all about wrestling. One podcast, “After Dark,” explores the paranormal. These days Alvarez still keeps a side job as an instructor at Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu in Bothell. His wife, Whitney Neugebauer, also teaches there. Her thoughts on her husband’s wrestling mania? “People ask me that a lot. I’ve never found a go-to answer,” Neugebauer said. “It’s fine, everyone likes their own stuff. I like my own stuff. I’m really into whales.” After signing off from the Sunday night show in May, Alvarez descended a staircase and joined two friends watching the pay-per-view in his living room: Vincent Verhei, his co-host on a recap podcast later in the night, and Matthew Burrill, a subscriber to the website. As the matches played out, Alvarez tweeted about the action and took notes on his laptop. He was a long way from diving through rings for gas money and volunteering as a radio host. Now wrestling junkies around the world had given him a career. After so many years, it paid to be more than a fan.

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The family business of dental care By John Wolcott

For The Herald Business Journal

If it seems that the staff at Dr. Don Koontz’ North Creek Dental Care in south Everett is like a happy family, there’s a reason for that — two of his staff are his sisters. “One of the hygienists, my sister Susan Lee, has been working with me four years,” Dr. Koontz said. “And my other sister, Mollie Wilson, has been working with me as my receptionist for about the same time. My brother, Mark, is an attorney in Port Orchard and my parents, Don and Kay Koontz, live in Mukilteo.” Although Susan Lee said many patients have told her they could never work with siblings, “it work for us ... Don does amazing clinical work and is every generous with his whole staff...He really values my input with patient care, too...I truly enjoy working with him because of our friendship and his excellent reputation as a dentist.” Mollie Wilson joined the business as her brother’s office receptionist when he moved into his new building a few years ago, built on the same site where he’s had his dental office for 23 years, at 12806 3rd Ave. SE, only one block east of I-5. “In his new office he needed more help with answering phones,” she said. “Fortunately for me, his practice continued to grow and I started working more hours as his receptionist. I love working with Don


It’s a family affair at North Creek Dental Care in Everett. Dr. Don Koontz works with two sisters, Mollie Wilson, his receptionist (left) and Susan Lee, one of his hygienists.

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ing into Vietnam or World War II. We know we are getting a good start. We want to make our mark, though. It’s up to us to solve the problems we’ve inherited, whatever they might be.” He’s typical of many of the younger people I engage with at universities across the country through speeches I’ve

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and CEO of Prime Pacific Financial Services, Inc. the holding company for Prime Pacific Bank, announced that the Federal Reserve Bank has released the Consent Order that the company has been operating under since 2009. Prime Pacific Bank is a full service community bank and operates branches in Lynnwood, Kenmore and Mill Creek. The bank is merging with Coastal Community Bank. EVERETT — Housing Hope has welcomed two new members to the agency’s board of directors — Jennifer Marvin and Dave Thompson. Marvin leads the business integration and core function for the Everett Site Environment, Health and Safety department at Boeing. Thompson is a licensed Washington state broker at Columbia Retail Group with 22 years of commercial real estate experience. EVERETT — The Port of Everett was recognized by the Washington Public Ports Association with the Environmental Project of the Year Award for its significant Waterfront Place Central cleanup projects. The 65-acre former industrial property is being transformed into a new mixeduse development. MILL CREEK — Edward Jones financial adviser Mary Basili of Mill Creek was among only 944 financial advisors who attended the Edward Jones’ Financial Advisor Leaders Conference in May. MARYSVILLE — Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce was the sponsor of the multi-chamber Swing into Spring networking event on May 14. Co-hosting organizations were Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber, Stanwood Chamber, Economic Alliance Snohomish County and Lake Stevens Chamber. Because of the huge success of this event, the local chambers will now begin working together to create a quarterly event, rotating between the different chamber hosts.

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PUBLIC RECORDS Bankruptcy filings The following Snohomish County businesses or individuals filed business-related bankruptcies with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington from May 1-31. 15-12760-KAO: Chapter 7, John Pankratz, Jr. and Heidi Pankratz; attorney for joint debtors: Jeffrey L. Smoot; attorney for special request: Mark D. Northrup; special request: pro se; filed: May 1; assets: yes; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 15-12773-KAO: Chapter 7, Dawndee Johnston Gaub; attorney for debtor: Kathleen V. Shoemaker; filed: May 2; assets: yes; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 15-13260-KAO: Chapter 7, Michael W. McKinley; attorney for debtor: Martin E. Snodgrass; filed: May 26; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 15-13324-KAO: Chapter 7, Bradley D. Petersen; attorney for debtor: Thomas D. Neeleman; filed: May 28; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual

Snohomish County tax liens Federal tax liens

201505010202: May 1; Enloe, Richard A., 2131 Highland Ave., Apt. 5, Everett 201505010203: May 1; Generation Drywall Inc., 21114 22nd Ave. W, Lynnwood 201505010204: May 1; Bluff, John J., 22404 134th Ave. SE, Snohomish 201505010205: May 1; Michael Leon Construction Inc., 526 N West Ave. 126, Arlington 201505010206: May 1; McManus, Susan B., PO Box 1713, Sultan 201505010207: May 1; Billington, Steve J., 7003 70th Drive SE, Snohomish 201505010208: May 1; Prendiville, Kirby E., 17114 29th Drive SE, Bothell 201505050397: May 5; Absolute Air Park Inc., 18802 67th Ave. NE, Arlington 201505050398: May 5; Ja Seekins Painting Inc., 6227 147th Place SE, Everett 201505050399: May 5; Marysville Clinic (+), 1416 Eight St., Svitg 1, Marysville 201505050400: May 5; Hastings, Tony H., 1812 116th Drive NE, Lake Stevens 201505050401: May 5; Yates, Michael, 914 Colby Ave., Everett 201505050403: May 5; Monroe, John E., 3502 172nd St. SW, Lynnwood 201505050404: May 5; Muller, Ann H. (+), 1001 Oakes Ave., Everett 201505050405: May 5; Beaumont, James K., 11024 206th St. SE, Snohomish 201505050406: May 5; Jones, Shelley K. (+), 7213 289th Place NW, Stanwood 201505050407: May 5; Thorp, Casee (+), 4933 284th St. NW, Stanwood 201505050408: May 5; Potter, Carol (+), 19420 88th Ave. W, Edmonds 201505050409: May 5; Reed, Karen, 15011 29th Ave. W, Lynnwood 201505060175: May 6; Benchmark Recovery Inc., PO Box 3365, Arlington 201505060176: May 6; One 13 Buffalos Coffee Co. (+), 3217 Grand Ave., Everett 201505060177: May 6; Corstone Flooring, PO Box 852, Stanwood 201505060178: May 6; Pro Curb Appeal (+), 526 N West Ave., PMB 3, Arlington 201505060179: May 6; Cumpton, Sean M., 322-A 172nd Place SW, Bothell 201505060181: May 6; Shaw, James R. Jr., 1526 Connors Road, Snohomish 201505060182: May 6; Monro Law Firm PS Inc., 1830 Bickford Ave., Suite 204, Snohomish 201505060183: May 6; Gilbert, Weldon, 8490 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite 212, Mukilteo

201505120541: May 12; Musladin, Florin J., 1729 Hoyt Ave., Everett 201505120542: May 12; Alexander, James B., 1030 Ttereve Drive, Apt. 110, Everett 201505120543: May 12; Jay’s Automotive Machine Shop (+), 11303 Highway 99, Everett 201505120544: May 12; Morris, Richard D., 20932 3rd Ave. W, Lynnwood 201505120545: May 12; Lenon, Kevin, PO Box 909, Darrington 201505120546: May 12; Zackuse, Joseph W., 131 NE 92nd St., Marysville 201505120547: May 12; Pierson, Carla A. (+), 7721 Interurban Blvd., Apt. B, Snohomish 201505120548: May 12; Abel, Sharon L. (+), 22627 121st Drive NE, Arlington 201505120549: May 12; Puget Sound Security (+), 1624 Grove St., Suite A, Marysville 201505120551: May 12; Rice, Douglas, 17530 33rd Place W, Lynnwood 201505120552: May 12; Widdis, Charles Jr. (+), PO Box 12604, Mill Creek 201505120553: May 12; Haines, Ronald S. (+), 101 Alder Ave., Apt. 201, Snohomish 201505120554: May 12; Blue Heron Tree Care Inc., 3826 282nd St. NE, Arlington 201505120595: May 12; Guzman Trucking Inc., 5805 6th Ave. NW, Tulalip 201505120596: May 12; Clipp, Jacqueline A. (+), 14201 15th Place W, Lynnwood 201505120597: May 12; Pulliam, Jaclyn, 8227 44th Ave. W, Suite B, Mukilteo 201505190231: May 19; Benchmark Recovery Inc., PO Box 3365, Arlington 201505190232: May 19; Fox Insulation Inc. (+), PO Box 3293, Arlington 201505190233: May 19; Axelson, Lisa (+), PO Box 699, Snohomish 201505190234: May 19; Axiom Hvac Inc., 14325 E Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood 201505190235: May 19; Dahlgren, Venea L. (+), 17433 79th Drive NE, Arlington 201505190236: May 19; Truck On Call (+), 17433 79th Drive NE, Arlington 201505190237: May 19; Hayes, Michael L., PO Box 3633, Everett 201505190238: May 19; Kelleys Carpet Cleaning, 3809 McDougall Ave., Ste B, Everett 201505200133: May 20; CTM Construction, 2311 136th Place SW, Lynnwood 201505200134: May 20; Schubert, Robert J., 10710 Evergreen Way, Apt. L311, Everett 201505200135: May 20; David Miranda Sr. LLC, 2604 110th St. SE, Everett 201505270218: May 27; Marysville Clinic (+), 1416 Eight St., Svitg 1, Marysville 201505270219: May 27; Cunningham, R., 15914 44th Ave. W, Apt. O-212, Lynnwood 201505270220: May 27; Mueller, Stefani, 5714 134th Place SE, Suite A18, Everett 201505270221: May 27; Mueller, Mark, 5714 134th Place SE, Suite A18, Everett 201505270222: May 27; Petersen, Brad, 2321 123rd St. SE, Everett 201505270237: May 27; Le Chanh, T., 16722 57th Place W, Lynnwood 201505270238: May 27; City Nails (+), 16722 57th Place W, Lynnwood 201505270239: May 27; Stetson, Robert W., 818 175th Ave. NE, Snohomish 201505270240: May 27; Gluth, Lisa K. (+), 4428 115th St. SE, Everett 201505270241: May 27; Western Industrial Inc., 11709 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo 201505270242: May 27; White Paint (+), 15806 Hwy 99-2, Lynnwood 201505270243: May 27; McGinnis, Michael J., 1501 172nd Place SW, Lynnwood 201505270244: May 27; Luke, Hae Y. (+), 113 E Intercity Ave., Everett 201505270245: May 27; Johnson, Douglas G., 9319 244th St. SW, Apt. Q104, Edmonds 201505270246: May 27; Lenz, Linda A. (+), 19708 76th Ave. W, Unit C, Edmonds 201505270247: May 27; Howard, Susan A. (+), 18578 Rainier View Road SE, Monroe 201505270248: May 27; Lenz, Larry J., 19708 76th Ave. W, Unit C, Edmonds 201505270249: May 27; Sahito, Kara P. (+), 12324 36th St. NE, Lake Stevens 201505270250: May 27; Dougherty, Patrick S., 8619 12th Place NE, Lake Stevens 201505270251: May 27; Be Well Massage

Therapy (+), 11811 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite 200, Mukilteo 201505270252: May 27; Kirkland Lodge, 2720 Rucker Ave., Suite 101, MSC 70680, Everett 201505270253: May 27; Jensen, C. Kevin, 3527 228th St. SE, Bothell 201505270254: May 27; Lapham, Paula J., 5220 176th St. SW, Unit 68, Lynnwood 201505270255: May 27; Calle LLC, 2707 Bickford Ave., Suite F, Snohomish 201505270256: May 27; Gruhn, Kimberly J., 19 116th Place SE, No. B, Everett

Partial Release of Federal Tax Liens 201505060184: May 6; Foster, Paula A., 925 183rd Place SE, Bothell 201505120104: May 12; Global Advisory Group (+), PO Box 3078, Everett 201505120598: May 12; Bennett, Russell E., 1216 164th St. SE, Apt. H-304, Mill Creek

Release of Federal Tax Liens 201505010209: May 1; Series Seven Inc. (+), 2720 Rucker Ave., Suite 101, Everett 201505010210: May 1; Eldredge, Richard, 3215 205th Drive SE, Snohomish 201505050410: May 5; Tibbitts, Jeremiah L., 17415 149th St. SE, Monroe 201505050411: May 5; Widdis, Charles Jr. (+), PO Box 12604, Mill Creek 201505050412: May 5; Solberg, Dale, PO Box 1357, Sultan 201505050413: May 5; Colliers, Rick E., PO Box 122, Gold Bar 201505050414: May 5; Lewis, Diann G. (+), 4022 185th St. SW, Lynnwood 201505050415: May 5; Picado, M. (+), 3711 164th St. SW, Apt. A101, Lynnwood 201505050416: May 5; Acheson, Allan D., 2613 Pine St., Everett 201505050417: May 5; Timeless Designs Inc., 9007 Arlington Heights Road, Arlington 201505050418: May 5; Allen, Robert H. Jr, 1230 Larch St., Everett 201505050419: May 5; McCrite, Michael P., 44212 Fir Road, Gold Bar 201505050420: May 5; McCrite, Cynthia L. (+), 44212 Fir Road, Gold Bar 201505050421: May 5; Mohrling, Amy Y., 16330 24th St. SE, Snohomish 201505050422: May 5; Markezinis, Mike J., 13428 Hwy 99 S, Everett 201505050423: May 5; Steigerwald, Lee W,, 11506 40th Drive SE, Everett 201505050424: May 5; Sonne, Molly E. (+), 602 Marine View Place, Mukilteo 201505050425: May 5; Helmuth, Rodrick W., 14612 219th Ave. NE, Woodinville 201505120555: May 12; Brown, Betty L., 2600 122nd St. SW, Everett 201505120556: May 12; Miller, Jeff R., PO Box 1086, Marysville 201505120557: May 12; Dishion, Todd A., 19302 Highway 9 SE, Snohomish 201505120558: May 12; Norheim, Flavia W., 19727 6th Drive SE, Bothell 201505120559: May 12; Wolf, Jennifer (+), 8825 34th Ave. NE, L199, Marysville 201505120560: May 12; Julian, Christina J. (+), 17607 66th Place W, Lynnwood 201505120561: May 12; Rock Solid Trucking Inc., 2225 Cherry Road, Lake Stevens 201505120562: May 12; Shong, Jennifer, 30126 Old Highway 99, N Stanwood 201505120563: May 12; Brown, Betty L., 2600 122nd St. SW, Everett 201505120564: May 12; Wilson, Danny K., 11624 46th Ave. NE, Apt. D, Marysville 201505120565: May 12; Adams, Marcus, PO Box 4316, Everett 201505120566: May 12; Brown, Betty (+), 11714 Airport Road, Everett 201505120568: May 12; Reimer, Laurie (+), 13917 50th Drive SE, Snohomish 201505120570: May 12; Brown, Betty L., 2600 122nd St. SW, Everett 201505120572: May 12; Fargo, Britt A. (+), 25908 132nd St. SE, Monroe

201505120573: May 12; Bennett, Jessica (+), 1216 164th St. SE, Apt. H304, Mill Creek 201505120574: May 12; Dreyer, Lori J. (+), 18409 25th Drive NW, Stanwood 201505180113: May 18; Peters, Brandi (+), 5306 33rd Ave. W, Everett 201505190239: May 19; Aeronautical Testing Service, 18820 59th Drive NE, Arlington 201505190240: May 19; Kaszycki, Bryan D., 8611 12th Place NE, Everett 201505190241: May 19; Darrag, Mohamed H., 12522 8th Ave. W, Apt. J-202, Everett 201505190242: May 19; Purcell, Douglas W., 7127 196th St. SW, Suite 201, Lynnwood 201505190243: May 19; McDonald, Dawn E. (+), 2620 143rd Place SE, Mill Creek 201505190244: May 19; Murray, Christy, 20 Winesap Road, Bothell 201505190245: May 19; Petersen, Eddward, 13330 47th Drive NE, Marysville 201505190246: May 19; Kruszenski, Sandra R., 12624 266th Ave. SE, Monroe 201505190247: May 19; Tolbert, James G. (+), 1811 168th Place SE, Mill Creek 201505190248: May 19; Allem, Daniel M., 13427 28th Ave. SE, Mill Creek 201505190249: May 19; McDonald, Dawn E. (+), 3919 153rd Place SE, Bothell 201505190250: May 19; Rock Solid Trucking Inc., 2225 Cherry Road, Lake Stevens 201505190251: May 19; Watson, Delia (+), 7006 175th St. SW, Edmonds 201505190252: May 19; Patricks Quality Painting Inc., PO Box 365, Arlington 201505190253: May 19; Johnson, Curtis W., 1 Priest Point Drive NE, Marysville 201505190256: May 19; Metz, Karlee R. (+), PO Box 2556, Stanwood 201505190257: May 19; Phillips, Richard C., 51 West Dayton, Edmonds 201505200136: May 20; Doyle, Michael, 3335 125th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens 201505270223: May 27; Rausch, Susan C., 18241 NE 196th St., Woodinville 201505270257: May 27; Lock Tech Safe & Lock Co., 26307 127th St. SE, Monroe 201505270258: May 27; Duong, Cristina L., 4202 Rucker Ave., Unit B, Everett 201505270259: May 27; Badgleys Landscape, 207o1 Highway 9 SE, Snohomish 201505270260: May 27; Ancona, C. M. Ascanio (+), 601 107th Place SW, Everett 201505270261: May 27; Citarello, Mason L., 8606 238th St. SW, Edmonds 201505270262: May 27; Becker, Deana S., 120 SE Everett Mall Way, Apt. 1021, Everett 201505270264: May 27; Appleton, Linda (+), 13732 228th St. NE, Arlington 201505270265: May 27; McClure, Judith (+), 529 9th Ave. N, Edmonds 201505270266: May 27; Kenny, Charles P., 701 105th St. SW, Everett 201505270267: May 27; Lobaugh, Lisa, 7215 75th Drive NE, Marysville 201505270268: May 27; Depew, Brian R., 415 Lakeview Road, Unit A6, Lynnwood 201505270269: May 27; Poe, Clifford H., 23104 50th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace 201505270270: May 27; Owens, Amy M., 702 91st Place SE, Everett 201505270271: May 27; Aicher, Terrill A., 20804 33rd Ave. W, Lynnwood 201505270272: May 27; Poe, Edith (+), 23104 50th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace 201505270770: May 27; Bumpass, Judith D. (+), RR 1 Box 4010, Boswell

Release of Federal Tax Lien (paid for) 201505050629: May 5; Seery, Tom, 9037 176th St. SE, Snohomish

Withdrawal of Federal Tax Lien 201505010211: May 1; Snow, Alan D., 3812 167th Place SW, Lynnwood 201505010212: May 1; Copeland, Tania D., 21012 29th Ave. SE, Bothell 201505010213: May 1; Peters, Mari E.,18021 56th Ave. W, Lynnwood

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JULY 2015

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Arlington Baby Boot Camp By Justine Stone: 20706 59th Drive NE, Arlington, WA 98223-4202; Camps Biresingh Enterprises: 2233 Highway 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223-9020 Creatives By Amy: 25008 115th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8501 Dave Nelson Real Estate: 7023 Falcon Court, Arlington, WA 98223-5920; Real Estate El Padrino: 20404 67th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-4210; 360-435-8880 G&H Cleaning Service: 31416 370th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-9209; Janitor Service Oogadi: 516 N West Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1251; 360-548-3644 Photography By Autumn Marie: 4804 196th Place NE, No. A, Arlington, WA 982232300; Photographers-Portrait Pillar Industries: 8112 Vista Drive, Arlington, WA 98223-4014 Stick It Or Stuff It: 15420 73rd Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-7583 Torileigh Skincare & Lash: 11004 233rd St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-7052; Skin Treatments Trio Salon: 5702 172nd St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-4734; 360-572-0924; Beauty Salons Village Community Service: 410 N Olympic Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1253; 360-658-2471 Winterfell Masonry: 526 N West Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1251; Masonry Contractors Zig Zag Bail Bonds: 307 N Olympic Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1351; 360-322-7715; Bonds-Bail

Everett Absolute Hair: 7439 Beverly Blvd., Everett, WA 98203-5722; 425-513-2227; Beauty Salons Allure M Photography: 12811 8th Ave. W, Everett, WA 98204-6335; 425-353-2002; Photography Bolin Construction: 2709 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3526; 425-791-3253; Construction Companies Budnik’s Body Work & Paint: 2406 Jackson Ave., Everett, WA 98203-5419; Automobile Body-Repairing-Painting CBM Janitorial: 702 W Casino Road, No. W302, Everett, WA 98204-1681; Janitorial Calibrate Property Management: 1111 47th St. SE, Everett, WA 98203-2850; 425-6103808; Real Estate Management Champlin Handyman & Landscaping: 12433 Admiralty Way, No. P406, Everett, WA 98204-8059; Handyman Services Cogent Holdings-1: 7400 Hardeson Road, Everett, WA 98203-5840; 425-776-8835; Holding Companies (Non-Bank) Cross Fit Orenda: 11527 Highway 99, No. E302, Everett, WA 98204-4625; Health Clubs Studios and Gymnasiums DEP Nail Salon: 11034 Paine Field Way, Everett, WA 98204-3712; Manicuring Definitive Northwest Autosport: 5417 134th Place SE, No. A-18 No. 20, Everett, WA 98208 Elements Of The Soul: 8516 9th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-2026 Everett Scientific: 1434 Grand Ave., Everett, WA 98201-1608 Goldfinch Brothers: 10910 Holly Drive, Everett, WA 98204-3604; 425-740-6011 Grateful Folk: 6010 136th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9424 Green Journey Inc.: 7821 Timber Hill Drive, Everett, WA 98203-6904 H&K Contracting: 420 85th Place SW, No. N102, Everett, WA 98204-1795; Contractors Hand In Hand: 14 E Casino Road, Everett, WA 98208-2628; 425-374-3400 Hidden Haven Bar & Grill: 2208 Oklahoma Ave., Everett, WA 98201-1738; Restaurants Life Lock: 10121 Evergreen Way, No. 25, Everett, WA 98204-3880; 425-312-6586; Iden-

tity Theft Protection Light Speed Interfaces Inc.: 3231 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-6001; 425-258-6490 Master Metals: 12322 Highway 99, No. E105, Everett, WA 98204-8517; Miscellaneous Retail Stores Meyers Midnight Maintenance: 2228 Main St., Everett, WA 98203-4184; Contractors Money Mission Enterprise: 3408 Everett Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3815; 425-322-3599 New Vision Window Cleaning: 8510 10th Ave. W, No. B116, Everett, WA 98204-1567; Window Cleaning Nursing Assistant Step Up: 12624 20th Place W, Everett, WA 98204-5582; Nurses Unlicensed PA Bookkeeping & Accounting: 12408 Meridian Ave., S No. 1, Everett, WA 982085775; Accounting-Bookkeeping Polish Me Pretty: 620 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208-3278 Precision Mechanical: 3806 Smith Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4548; 425-404-3823; Mechanical Contractors Professional Players Sports: 1520 112th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204-3757; 425-610-3483; Athletic Organizations Reserve At Everett: 8921 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98208-2626; 425-353-3479 Ruji Electronics: 10220 3rd Ave. SE, No. 1016, Everett, WA 98208-3995; Electronic Equipment and Supplies-Retail Seaport Petroleum: 3217 Hewitt Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3826; 425-257-3072; Petroleum Products (Wholesale) Senior California Mexican Grill: 4305 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98203-2243; 425258-2518; Restaurants Shaman Shack Herbs: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3430; 425-404-3355; Herbs Sharif Edenfield: 5609 148th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-8914 Silver Lake Financial Advisors: 11429 33rd Drive SE, Everett, WA 98208-5278; Financial Advisory Services Sisk Home Renovations: 515 Madison St., No. B, Everett, WA 98203-4453; Remodeling-Repairing Building Contractors Snoco Makers Inc.: 2326 E Grand Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3340 Super Savers: 12915 4th Drive SE, Everett, WA 98208-6436 Taqueria LA Topa: 12720 4th Ave. W, No. D, Everett, WA 98204-5707; Restaurants Templar Enterprises: 702 W Casino Road, No. N202, Everett, WA 98204-8187 Treasure Cellar: 1915 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-2300; 425-374-7385; Retail Shops Tribute Kings: 4607 Basswood Drive, Everett, WA 98203-2065 Vanesa’s Spotless Touch: 10724 23rd Drive SE, Everett, WA 98208-4434 Virtual Human Resource Consultants: 12228 29th Ave. W, Everett, WA 98204-5458; Human Resource Consultants

Gold Bar Crowhop Design: 44115 Fir Road, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9365 Gary Evans Collective: PO Box 62, Gold Bar, WA 98251-0062 Lets Go Espresso: 15525 419th Ave. SE, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9505; Coffee Shops Mt. Index Organics: 21718 Payton Creek Road, Gold Bar, WA 98251; Organic Foods

Granite Falls BFPS: PO Box 1110, Granite Falls, WA 98252-1110

Lake Stevens All Square Mortgage Inc.: 8815 131st Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8818; Real Estate Loans Barrel City Brewing Co.: 2306 113th Drive NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9584; Brewers Brotherton Cleaning: 8620 15th St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-2474; Janitor Service Dairy Queen: 8933 Market Place, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-4909; 425-249-2187; Ice

Cream Parlors Evergreen Glass Gallery & Studio: 10610 19th Place SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-1975; Glass-Auto Plate, Window, Etc. Follow The Black Sheep: 10215 Lundeen Parkway, No. A1, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8584 Hot Toddys Gourmet Coffee: 2514 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9117; Coffee Shops Lake Stevens Ledger: PO Box 349, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-0349 Lake Stevens Pilates: 3303 Lake Drive, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8773; Pilates Lake Stevens Virtual Academy: 9623 32nd St. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-5779; 425-374-2488 Mark’s Diagnostic: 1230 85th Ave. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3695 Seatown Electric: 7304 10th St. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3684; 425-249-2909; Electric Contractors Seattle Gourmet Coffee: 12421 68th St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9685; Coffee

Lynnwood A Nu U Medspa: 19125 33rd Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-4735; 425-582-0366; Spas African Good & Orientals: 14610 Admiralty Way, Lynnwood, WA 98087-4874 All Over Turnovers: 16825 48th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-6401; 425-361-7377 All Wound Up Yarn Shop: 18729 57th Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4557; Yarn-Retail Alohalani Landscaping Service: 15231 47th Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2226; Landscape Contractors Baby Bites: 832 207th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-8716; Baby Accessories Bike Nuts: 18521 W 76 Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037; 425-673-8181 Chaise Group Inc.: 20026 8th Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7198 Check Them Out Online: 18512 36th Ave. W, No. B, Lynnwood, WA 98037-7604; Advertising-Computer Cheer 1 Up Sports: 1414 180th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-8219; Amusement-Recreation Cherry Tree Learning Center: 2421 143rd Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5900; Education Centers Chick-Fil-A: 3026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6926; 425-673-7132; Restaurants Clean Green Abatement: 15305 Highway 99, No. 32, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5010; Asbestos Removal Service Direct Auto: 20605 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7429; 425-670-0530 Essential Natural Wellness: 4210 198th St. SW, No. 100, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6756; Wellness Programs Express Investment I: 18918 36th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5702; Investments Gigatt Cleaning Service: PO Box 342, Lynnwood, WA 98046-0342; Janitor Service Global Corp: 18319 52nd Ave. W, No. 184, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4415 GNC: 1402 164th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-8511; 425-745-3440; Vitamin and Food Supplements Harris & Robinson: 19410 Highway 99, No. A-276, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5102 IMF: 18918 36th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5702 It’s A Hi Fi Store: 1211 164th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-9321; 425-361-7597; Stereophonic-High Fidelity Equipment-Dealers Kukuruza Gourmet Popcorn: 3000 184th St. SW, No. 983, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4738; 425-673-6788; Popcorn and Popcorn Supplies Lilianas General Contractor: 6520 208th St. SW, No. J2, Lynnwood, WA 98036-8545; General Contractors Mediterranean Cuisine: 18415 33rd Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4702; 425-245-7547; Restaurants National Testing Network Inc.: 18730 33rd Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4756; Testing New Teriyaki Wok: 6324 168th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-2732; Restaurants Rainier Insulation: 2123 163rd Place SW,

Lynnwood, WA 98087-2519; Insulation Contractors-Cold and Heat Sagicor: 3400 188th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4747; 425-673-2717 Shalom Colombians Leather Luxury: 15026 40th Ave. W, No. 4-402, Lynnwood, WA 98087-8962; Leather Goods-Dealers Sparkle Nails & Hair: 17602 Highway 99, No. 100, Lynnwood, WA 98037-3620; Manicuring Tequila Mockingbird: 16626 6th Ave. W, No. H203, Lynnwood, WA 98037-9308 Third Helix Entertainment: 16116 Ash Way, No. S103, Lynnwood, WA 98087-8774; Entertainment Bureaus Toshi’s Teriyaki: 3717 148th St. SW, No. C205, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5538; Restaurants Tri Power: 2225 143rd Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5920; 425-678-0565 WA Flooring Center: 18000 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4453; 425-412-3273; Floor Laying Refinishing-Resurfacing Wedding Geek: 18016 36th Ave. W, No. T9, Lynnwood, WA 98037-9404; Wedding Supplies and Services White Rabbit Retail: 15928 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98087; 425-745-4242; Miscellaneous Retail Stores Young Fashion: 14920 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2300; 425-741-7217; Clothing-Retail

Marysville AJW Delivery: 10128 62nd Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6611; Delivery Service A Journey To Remember: 9012 47th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-2554 AP Floor Covering: 7219 66th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-5908 Balinda’s Salon: 9912 48th Drive NW, Marysville, WA 98270; Beauty Salons Bluberry Frozen Yogurt: 7629 78th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6643; Yogurt Creative Tile Work: 7407 46th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8967; Tile-Ceramic-Contractors-Dealers Custom Chainsaw Parts: 5127 87th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-7022; General Merchandise-Retail Dynamic Home Service: 4311 151st Place NE, Marysville, WA 98271-8969 E2M Construction Inc.: PO Box 381, Marysville, WA 98270-0381; Construction Fashionation Lamps & Collectibles: 1047a Alder Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-4317; Lamps and Lamp Shades-Retail Feldman & Lee-Marysville: 519 Beach Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-4525; 425-771-3600 Flowers By K: 7310 59th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8883; 360-925-6199; Florists-Retail Kids N Us: 12017 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98271-8424; 360-386-8399 Ramsey & Adams Construction: 5304 122nd Place NE, Marysville, WA 98271-6205; 360-659-5456; Construction Companies Seahorse Fiber Mill: 10429 60th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-2082 Steele Welding & Fabrication: 7531 34th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-7007; Welding Taylor Made Jerky Co.: 9416 50th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-2326; Meat-Retail Unknown Board Shop: 9920 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-2255; 360-322-7555; Sporting Goods-Retail Writhe Pole Dance: 9823 64th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-2419; Dancing Instruction Yah Mon Construction: 5302 75th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8904; Construction Companies

Mill Creek Awesome Stuff: 13401 Dumas Road, No. A301, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5526; General Merchandise-Retail Banner Bank: 15129 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012-9036; 425-337-1629; Banks Braille Midknight: 3102 139th Place SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5695; 425-948-6325; Braille Supplies Clubhouse Athletics: 914 164th St.

JULY 2015


BUSINESS LICENSES SE, No. 383, Mill Creek, WA 98012-6385; Amusement-Recreation GN Construction: 13529 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5512; Construction Companies Johnny’s Moving & Delivery Service: 14606 Main St., No. X4, Mill Creek, WA 980122028; Movers M Stone Hardscapes: PO Box 12952, Mill Creek, WA 98082-0952; Concrete Hardscaping Mill Creek Lodge: 15117 Main St., No. B101, Mill Creek, WA 98012-9038; 425-2109884; Cocktail Lounges Mission X: 14101 19th Drive SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1310 Nate’s Organizing Service: F-259 16212 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012; Consultants Penders: 1828 142nd St. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1315 Primero Quality Painting: 303-661 13300 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012; Painters Teriyaki Bowl: 15621 30th Drive SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-4804; Restaurants

Monroe AP Northwest: 17208 177th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-9151 Defendo: 650 W Columbia St., Monroe, WA 98272-1211 Lias Garden: 15447 174th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-2731; Gardens Log Cabin Retreats: PO Box 296, Monroe, WA 98272-0296; Retreat Houses Pizza Studio: 17600 147th St. SE, No. 22, Monroe, WA 98272-1058; Pizza Salish Mediation: PO Box 194, Monroe, WA 98272-0194; Divorce Assistance Spectyr Industries Corp.: 14253 169th Drive SE, No. 455, Monroe, WA 98272-2919; Manufacturers Sweet Bliss Bakery: 16053 Lords Lake Ave.

SE, Monroe, WA 98272-2862; Bakers-Retail UHS-Behavioral Health: 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-1108; 360-365-5205; Mental Health Services

Silvana Bear Retail Co.: PO Box 194, Silvana, WA 98287-0194; Miscellaneous Retail Stores

Tamarak Ranch: 16007 Connelly Road, Snohomish, WA 98296-7085; Ranches Yellow Rose Enterprises: 6918 Spada Road, Snohomish, WA 98290-6123

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Central Lumber Stock: 6908 220th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2123; 425-9676923; Lumber-Retail Hot Diggity Dog: 4603 227th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4419 Osborn Architects Inc.: 23106 58th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4604; Architects

Astrix: 6413 129th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-4265 Bye: 20229 123rd Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-3933 Clearview Vitamins & Supplements: 18026 Highway 9, SE No. A, Snohomish, WA 982965330; Vitamin-Food Supplements Decibel Brewing Co.: 108 Ave. A, Snohomish, WA 98290-2926; Brewers (Manufacturers) EZ Virtual Real Estate Associates: 12200 207th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-7206; Real Estate Health Promotion Service: 15011 88th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-6104; Promotions-Fund Raising Homesource: 1429 Ave. D, Snohomish, WA 98290-1742; 206-512-8700 Kathy’s Bookkeeping Service: 5700 96th Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-9259; Accounting-Bookkeeping General Services Lucy Liza’s: 7316 72nd Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-5838 Mayfields Hoisting Service: PO Box 2018, Snohomish, WA 98291-2018 North Crest Notary: 304 239th Ave. NE, Snohomish, WA 98290-9529; Notaries-Public RBS Medical Billing Service: 507 Ave. A, No. C, Snohomish, WA 98290-2413; Billing Service Senor California Mexican Grill: 6915 180th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-5371; Restaurants Smokeypoint 4x4 Fabrication: 12131 181st Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-8694; Assembly and Fabricating Service (Manufacturers) Sweet Apples: 505 Carlson Road, Snohomish, WA 98290-4708; Produce

Balanced 4 Joy: 20219 44th Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-5786 Braylee Shay Boutique: 7719 274th St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-5927; Boutique Covellite: 19704 Soundview Drive NW, No. B, Stanwood, WA 98292-6103 East Mountain Bud: 920 288th St. NE, Stanwood, WA 98292-9485 House Of Hope Ministries: 27719 73rd Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-4713; Religious Organizations RL Service: 27004 64th Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-4517; 360-629-5055 Re-Fur-Bish: 5631 300th St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-9689 Sloane’s Cleaning: 31801 78th Drive NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-9785; Janitor Service Sunrise Services: 9527 271st St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-8095; 360-926-8490 Wildcat Investment Properties: 18024 76th Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-8929; Real Estate Investments

Mukilteo Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen: 4500 Harbour Pointe Blvd., No. 517, Mukilteo, WA 982754716; Restaurants Epic Outdoor Adventures: 9410 48th Place W, No. 1b, Mukilteo, WA 98275-3754 Kristen Walter DDS: 7928 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 20, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2607; Dentists Lake WA Insurance & Financial Service: 10618 56th Ave. W, Mukilteo, WA 98275-4416; Insurance Mukilteo Stain Glass & Fusing: PO Box 1675, Mukilteo, WA 98275-7875; GlassStained and Leaded Sea Blue Ink: 4204 Russell Road, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5424; 425-212-9311 Sir Bubbadoo: 8050 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 584, Mukilteo, WA 98275-7027 Tax & Accounting Service: 12303 Harbour Pointe Blvd., No. BB Mukilteo, WA 982755202; Tax Return Preparation-Filing

Quil Ceda Village Off The Hook Bail Bonds Inc.: 8825 34th Ave. NE, No. L253, Quil Ceda Village, WA 98271-8085; Bonds-Bail

Sultan Kandr Home Realty: 34805a Mann Road, Sultan, WA 98294-9735; Real Estate RPK Support Service: PO Box 857, Sultan, WA 98294-0857 Renowned Roofing: 1103 Gohr Road, Sultan, WA 98294-7644; Roofing Contractors Siritove: PO Box 1615, Sultan, WA 98294-1615 Snowake: 35409 U.S. 2, No. B, Sultan, WA 98294 Stepping Stone Daycare: 712 Lois Lane, Sultan, WA 98294-9777; Child Care Service

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