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BUSINESS NEWS ATS at Paine FIeld gears up for growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 McMenamins historian seeks to tell Bothell’s story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 Mukilteo’s Wicked Wraps devises creative marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sno-Isle Libraries hires librarian to help businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

UW Bothell earns high ranking in Money magazine . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 EdCC receives boon from Boeing training dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bastyr University welcomes new president . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 WSU preps for construction of new building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Columbia College celebrates 20 years in Snohomish County . . . . . . 33

Taylor Shellfish grows into global business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11


Craft liquor fans open Scratch Distillery in Edmonds . . . . . . . . . . 12

James McCusker: Why IT projects prove so difficult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Zeeks Pizza opens public house in Lynnwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Tom Hoban: A look at past public policy (way past) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Office furniture businesses see demand grows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Andrew Ballard: Feasibility study can protect your investment . . . . . . . . 38

Silver Platters moves store from Northgate to Lynnwood . . . . . . . . 14

Monika Kristofferson: What to keep, what to ditch from your desk . . . . 39

Bluewater Distilling opens cocktail bar on Everett waterfront . . . . . . . 14 Frost opens dessert lounge in Everett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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Ready to take ATS to the next level CEO, new president believe market is ripe for rapid growth By Jim Davis

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EVERETT — Aviation Technical Services is growing and expects to continue to grow. And to do so, the company needs experienced leadership. That’s why Aviation Technical Services, more commonly known as ATS, tapped Brian Hirshman to serve as the company’s president. He’s working with CEO Matt Yerbic to manage the Everett-based company that provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services for commercial airlines. “What we’re talking about is my primary goal is really to help Matt and the team grow the company and take it to the next level,” Hirshman said. “We think there is a real opportunity in the marketplace.” Hirshman, who joined ATS full time in May, will fill a key role for the company. “We’re excited to have him on board for his depth of experience in the industry and, not unlike myself, he kind of worked his way up from the ground level at an airline and understands it deeply,” Yerbic said. “I Matt Yerbic think that’s an important part of our ability to understand our customers’ needs.” The pair worked with each other 16 years ago at Alaska Airlines in Seattle where Yerbic was in charge of ground operations and Hirshman was in charge of the maintenance side. “We always joke with each other,” Hirshman said. “You never know who is going to work for whom next so we have to be inherently nice to each other.” With more than 1,250 employees, ATS is the second largest aerospace employer in the state and one of the biggest maintenance, repair and overhaul companies in the world. Some of its customers include Qantas Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines. As a company, ATS conducts regular maintenance for airlines and makes repairs when needed. The company also overhauls planes for commercial airlines. That could be as simple as changing out seats and painting a new livery on a used plane to as complex as replacing the back end to include a larger kitchen and more bathrooms. The company works on about 30 planes in Everett each month and about 40 planes a month companywide. ATS has been around for 45 years starting under the name Tramco in Renton in 1970. In 2013, Aviation Technical Services was purchased by a group of investors led by Yerbic. Since then, ATS has expanded, opening a facility in Moses


ATS President Brian Hirshman (left) and General Manager-Vice President of Engineering Paul Harper share a lighter moment before showing others work underway on a Boeing 737.

Viewed through the mesh back of an office chair, ATS President Brian Hirshman listens intently to CEO Matt Yerbic on a speaker phone during a conference call.

Lake in 2013. Last year, it opened a facility in Kansas City, Missouri, and, in December, it bought Texas Air Composites, a Fort Worth-based firm that specializes in composite materials. All of those pieces allow the company to provide more services for airlines. “We think there’s a real opportunity in the marketplace to consolidate some of these companies and expand our capabilities so we’re a more integrated supplier to our customers,” Hirshman said. One of the reasons they believe there’s an opportunity to grow is the health of the major airlines in the country, Yerbic said.

“First of all, the business itself is tied very closely to the health of the airline business,” Yerbic said. “In general, by most people’s estimation, I think the airline industry is as healthy as it ever has been.” Hirshman still lives in Dallas, but keeps an apartment in Kirkland. He said he’s usually on the road traveling to meet with clients. He has been in the aerospace industry for 25 years, starting out as an aircraft mechanic for Northwest Airlines and eventually working his way into management for the company. He worked for Alaska Airlines, then Oliver Wyman Consulting in Dallas,

Texas, and then Macquarie Captial, also in Dallas. (He was part of Macquarie Capital when it purchased ATS in 2007; that was the group that sold the company to Yerbic and his investors.) Hirshman went back to airlines when he worked for Southwest Airlines from 2010 to 2014 as senior vice president of operations. He left the company last year and started consulting for ATS. “He uniquely has been on the bank side of the business, the airline side of the business and the consulting side of the business so he’s very rounded in terms of how he views the world and the needs of all of those constituents,” Yerbic said. In Europe, companies like Lufthansa Technik provide all of the services that an airline needs to acquire a plane and keep it flying safely in a one-stop shopping company. ATS can be like that, Hirshman said. “In the U.S., we think there’s opportunity to build that type of model and we think we’re very well-suited to do that,” he said. To do so, the company needs to continue to expand. Part of that growth can be organic at existing facilities, Hirshman said. ATS could add a second shift or start working seven days a week at the Forth Worth plant. It could also expand by acquiring more companies. And that makes for an exciting time, Yerbic said. “It’s time to make sure we have the resources we need to continue to grow a good company,” Yerbic said.

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Register for the investment port infrastructure jobs five years. team (see below). planning, information technology, records event Economic AlliPort issues requests grand Opening Celebra“We find great valuein inView our internship pro- is necessary Waterfront Center Full; REAL ESTATE tion ofat the Waterfront • $50 million for the Highway 529/I-5 interchange enjoy their time at the Port so much, they interchange Highway 526 near Paine Field inin Snohomish County, and fully fund the statewide, $16 billion transportation packplanning, information technology, records team (see below). event atthe Economic Alliseek employment when jobs become avail-I-5/156th • $42 million for the Ave. freight improvements ance Snohomish County. Port explores new annex building order for the Port to sustain and grow its Reardanz reiterated that MartinInterformillion qualifications for $5.2 Central “We find great value in our internship protion of Waterfront management and more. Place Project office onPlace The Waterfront REAL ESTATE •when $47 million for Mukilteo aavailnewthe interchange at Highway 526 On July 15, Governor Jay Inslee signedseek a statewide, employment jobs become • $68 million to fully fund the • $47 million for a new interchange at ance Snohomish County. Port of Everett’s freight corridor. management and more. age that will invest more than $700 million housing developers for able and bring their change skill set back to“also the contribution.” findings show how vitally Place office on Marina Improvement July 9.Project Register for the project inPort Marysville Port issues requests near Paine Field Central Project Office has economic $16 billion transportation package that will invest Associates’ able and bring their skill set back to the Port Ferry Terminal relocation Fisherman’s Harbor. Highway 526 to near Paine Field July 9. at Register the inactivity Snohomish County, and fund the (see Port also contributes: important it is that investment in our portsFerry team event Economic Alli- for“We find contract. for qualifications $68 million fully the Mukilteo great value in$700 ourfull internship pro-fully more than million in Snohomish County, andbelow). The package includes funding for most opened at for Waterfront • • $50 million for thefund Highway 529/I-5 On July 15, Governor Jay Inslee signed a team (see below). • $31 million in freight rail assistance event at Economic Alli• $68 million to fully fund the Mukilteo ance Snohomish County. “We great value our internship pro•fully $373 million inEverett’s state and localcorridor. taxes; andExpERIENCE landside transportation infrastructure be pORt StAffERS WhO INtERNED At thE pORt ShARE thEIR ... Port ofinEverett’s freight corridor. Terminal relocation housing developers for find fund the Port of freight Center, 1205 Craftsman the Port of Everett’s freight priorities, Waterfront Center Full; WhOofstatewide, interchange ance Snohomish County. pORt StAffERS INtERNED At thE pORt ShARE thEIR ExpERIENCE ... $16 billion transportation packprojects Ferry Terminal relocation $220.8 million was collected at the state a high priority so that the U.S. can remainprojects a • $31 million in freight rail assistance Fisherman’s Harbor. Way, Ste. 107. Stop by most importantly, the design andfull construcREAL ESTATE The includes full funding for most of the Port Port explores new annex Thepackage package includes funding for most • $47 million for a new interchange at to • $34 million I-5 at West Marine View $34million millionin I-5freight at West Marine View Drive level, andinvest $152.2 million atmost the importantly, local levelGRONEWALD global• competitor, providing these positive $31 rail assistance ageofthat will more than $700 million and check it out. WhItAkER BRANDON ELISE of Everett’s freight priorities, the • tion the City-led 41st Street Freight Port issues requests of the Port of Everett’s freight priorities, Highway 528 improvements Waterfront Center Full; INtERNED At thE pORt ShARE pORt StAffERS WhO ... Drive toExpERIENCE Highway 528 improvements Highway 526 near Paine Field BRANDON WhItAkER ELISE GRONEWALD projects in Snohomish County, and fund the design construction offully the 41st thEIR Street Waterfront ProjectCorridor Manager Environmental Remediation Specialist fromand the Port to Interstate 5. City-led The for qualifications for Place most importantly, thepORt design and construcpORt StAffERS WhO INtERNED At thE ShARE thEIR ExpERIENCE ... • $426 million for widening I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass Port explores new annex Everett Farmer’s Market Kicks Off Extended Season at the Port of Everett • $426 million for widening I-90 at SnoWaterfront Place Project Manager Environmental Remediation Specialist • $34 million I-5 at West Marine Freight Corridor from corridor. the Port to Interstate 5. The • more $68 million toexpected fully fund theView Mukilteo “My internship for my “I gained so much I ever Port oftion Everett’s freight $38 million 41st Street Project (first/last housing developers for laid the foundation nearthan Easton of the City-led 41st Street Freight qualmie Pass near Easton The Everettprofessional Farmer’s Market hasfoundation and generous support of (fi local growers, be the biggest yet, featuring farm fresh “My internship laid the forthe my $38me million 41st Street Project rst/last mile freight “I gained so much more than I ever expected BRANDON WhItAkER ELISE GRONEWALD Drive to Highway 528 improvements career. Staff showed ropes I would during my• internship at thefor Port. Ferry Terminal relocation mile freight mobility project) will to increase $1.875 billion theNot Puget Sound Gateway Fisherman’sBRANDON Harbor. nd Corridor from the Port Interstate 5. The WhItAkER ELISE GRONEWALD returned for itsand 22 season at the Port of value-added producers and our local goodness and homemade wares from mobility project) will increase access to the Port of professional career. Staff showed me the ropes • $1.875 billion for the Puget Sound The package includes full funding for most I would during my internship at the Port. Not networked meProject amongst our I am Waterfront Place Manager Environmental Remediation Specialist only did I get the chance to learn in my fieldHighways ofI-90 at167 $426 million for widening Sno-and 509 project that connects access topeers. the million Port of Everett seaport. ••more $31 million in freight rail assistance $38 41st Street Project (first/last Everett seaport. Waterfront Place Project Manager Environmental Remediation Specialist and me amongst our peers. I am Everett waterfront now thru Oct. 18.foundation artisan entrepreneurs,” Everett Farmer’s than 80 vendors. Patrons can expect only did I get the chance to learn in my field of Gateway project that connects Highthankful for those experiences and the profes“Mynetworked internship laid the for my study, but I also had the opportunity to learn “I gained so much more than I ever expected of the Port of Everett’s freight priorities, to Interstate 5 Easton qualmie Pass near Waterfront Center Full; projects mile freight mobility project) will increase “My internship laid the foundation for my thankful fora.m. those and thethe profesEverett custom’s district exported $25.7 On Sundayssional from 11 – experiences 4provided p.m., Market Owners, Gary Purvis and amy of goods, ranging from locally “I gained so much more than Iatever expected study, but I also had the opportunity to ways 167 and 509 tobillion Interstate 5 learn professional career. Staff showed me ropes custom’s district exported $25.7 billion opportunity byEverett the Port.” about all areas Port business from seaport I Karen would during internship the NotLynnwood •variety $1.25 billion Renton to •of $1.875 forPort. the Puget Sound widening most importantly, the design and construcexplores new annex professional career. Staff showed me the ropes rainPort or shine, the Everett Farmer’s Erikson said. “These hard-working farmed fruits and vegetables, packaged access to the Port of Everett seaport. I would during my internship at the Port. Not sional opportunity provided by the Port.” about all areas of Port business from seaport billionour of goods worth in 2014, 2014, making it fourthoperations on West •the $34 million I-5 at West Marine View and networked me amongst peers. Igoods am in of I-405 • the Renton to Lynnwood widonly did$1.25 I get chance to learn in my field of tobillion marina and real estate.” Gateway project that connects Hightion of the City-led 41st Street Freight and networked meMarina amongst our peers. Iprofesam only did I get the chance to learn in my field of Market will fill the Port’s South business owners are community members and ready to eat foods, arts and crafts, Coast and fi rst in Washington state for export value. operations to marina and real estate.” fourth on the West Coast and first in Wash• Authorization for Sound Transit to ask the voters thankful for those experiences and the study, but I also had the opportunity to528 learnimprovements ening of I-405 CARmEN GASpAR Drive to Highway Everett custom’s district exported $25.7 ways 167 and 509 to Interstate 5 package that will thankful for those experiences and the professtudy, but I also had the opportunity to learn The economic value of Snohomish County’s industrial Corridor from the Port to Interstate 5. The Promenade located at 1600 W. Marine whose efforts in their field of specialty flowers and more. $15 billion light rail to approve a CARmEN GASpAR ington for export value. 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McMenamins historian Tim Hills shows off a building under renovation at the Anderson School in Bothell to Al and Carol Haynes this summer. Two bedrooms and a courtyard will be named after the Haynes family.

A chance to tell Bothell’s story McMenamins brings history to life in projects like Anderson School By Jennifer Sasseen For The Herald Business Journal


t will be as if walls can talk when the latest McMenamins project opens its doors this fall at the historic Anderson School in downtown Bothell. The stories of people and events of Bothell’s past and present will be told in artwork displayed throughout the school-turned-hotel-and-pub. McMenamins senior historian Tim Hills has been digging up the tales and helping a team of artists bring them to life. “It’s pretty fun and it’s one of my favorite parts of this job,” Hills said. The idea is to make the school into a place where locals can point out grandma on the wall and out-of-towners can make of it what they will. “You can delve into it as much as you want or as little as you want,” he said. It’s a formula that’s worked well for McMenamins, which runs more than 50 pubs, breweries and hotels in Oregon and Washington. The business turns old buildings into entertainment meccas using artwork to depict the history of a place and its people. McMenamins owns a handful of pubs around the Puget Sound area, but it hasn’t created anything in the area like what it’s doing at the art deco W.A. Anderson

“We really try to represent the experience of what it was like to live here.” — Tim Hills School, which was built in 1931 as Bothell Junior High School and renamed in 1956 after its first principal Wilbert Andell “Andy” Anderson.” The $26 million project at 18603 Bothell Way NE is scheduled to open Oct. 15 and will feature a 72-room hotel, a 134-seat, first-run movie theater, three main bars and four smaller ones, a game room and a 112-foot-long saltwater pool that will be open for guests and Bothell residents. Artists are hard at work painting wall panels for each of the bedrooms fashioned out of former classrooms, depicting in some way the people for whom the rooms are named. The bed headboards will be painted to tie in with that theme, Hill said, and framed write-ups on the walls, similar to bookplates, will tell the story. On one of the headboards, a pair of pink tennis shoes dangles over the American eagle in the U.S. Senate seal, a salute to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Known in her state Senate days as “the mom in tennis shoes,” Murray grew up in Bothell as one of seven children, including a twin sister, and worked at the five-

and-dime store her father ran on Main Street. Another room will be named for the Willow People, American Indians who inhabited the Bothell area before loggers settled there in the 1880s. The idea is to create a tapestry of Bothell’s history from pivotal leaders and events to the day-to-day happenings that shape a community. “We really try to represent the experience of what it was like to live here,” Hills said. “So not everyone is someone who was a valedictorian and went on to great things after high school.” One of the rooms will feature Dan Hall, who was Anderson School’s first custodian and also worked as a bus driver — an ordinary guy whose sudden death in the mid-1940s upset the whole community. Known for his congeniality and honesty, Hall was so revered that people honored him with a wall plaque at the school and an annual emeritus award to the student deemed most reflective of his admirable qualities. The city’s late football hero Harold “Pop” Keeney won’t have a room named after him, Hills said, but he will be por-

trayed on the walls. He does have a sports field named after him, after all. Located adjacent to Anderson School, Pop Keeney Field is used by all three local high schools for sporting events. Pop Keeney was a 1920 graduate of Bothell High School and a member of one of Bothell’s pioneer families who went on to become the high school’s first football coach, leading the Cougars to the state finals in 1923. A daughter, Evelyn Keeney, married Lowell Haynes, who later bought the Union 76 station in Bothell. Hills recalled coming across a photo of Lowell Haynes featured in a Union Oil Company newsletter announcing the deal. Following rumors the city might not support the station, Haynes was photographed at the top of a hill with the city of Bothell in the background. “The Town’s Behind Him” read the headline. A longtime Bothell city councilman, Lowell Haynes was largely responsible for the city’s ownership of the land that today forms the Park at Bothell Landing. Eldest son Al Haynes, who toured the under-construction McMenamins with his wife Carol this summer, said so many city leaders, workers and high-school students gathered at his father’s station, it was dubbed “Little City Hall,” and his father would fix cars at low-cost or even for free, if he knew the owner couldn’t


afford it. The outpouring of stories in Bothell has been “phenomenal,” Hills said. Some of them revolve around Al Haynes himself, who attended Anderson School along with future wife Carol Aries. She lived on a farm in Woodinville at the time, but was bused to Bothell for grades 7, 8 and 9 at Anderson School. She and Al met when she ran for class secretary and he for vice president; they both won. Later, she was a cheerleader and he was a football player—“an old stereotype,” she said, laughing. She went on to become a social worker and he an English teacher, working first at Shoreline High School, where he also coached football and track. Later he was vice-principal of Bothell High School for three years, then principal of Inglemoor High School and Bothell High School for about 10 years each. While at Inglemoor, in 1988, he was named state high-school principal of the year. Now retired and living in Bothell, Al and Carol Haynes, 70 and 69, respectively, will be immortalized by having bedrooms named after them at McMenamins’ Anderson School. As will Lowell Haynes, who died in 2008 at the age of 85. In addition, the courtyard around which the Anderson School buildings are clustered will be named Haynes Square, Hills said. The “heart” of the whole project is an enclosed bar in this courtyard, “where it’s so small,” Hills said, “when you’re there, you have to talk to the people around you, because they’re right in your face.”



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On a tour of Anderson School, Al and Carol Haynes meet Mike McMenamin (left) and four of the artists assigned to the project in Bothell.

It’s an idea borrowed from the McMenamins’ Edgefield property in Oregon, Hills said, after the brothers turned an even smaller building into a bar and liked the intimacy it inspired. “It was one of those lightbulb moments” Hills said, “where they said, ‘This is the best.’” Those four words can also be used to describe how the 50-year-old Hills feels about his job. “It was just the luckiest thing ever,” he

said, when asked how he hooked up with McMenamins. A native of Vermont, he describes his younger self as a “geeky kid” who, from the age of about 8, liked hanging around cemeteries and then tried to learn more about the people buried there. He majored in history in college and got his graduate degree from Washington State University in Pullman in 1993, never really expecting to be able to pursue his passion.


“I got my degree in history thinking I wouldn’t get a job,” he said. He did, working for an archaeological research company in the Portland area, where he and wife, Andrea, would sometimes hang out at various McMenamins sites. “We always had a great time and just loved what they were doing,” Hills said. “But what I noticed because of my interest was, you know, there was not enough information available about the history of these places.” So he sent a letter offering his expertise to the McMenamins, who were just starting work on Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, famous for its “floating floor” and for hosting such celebrities as Glenn Miller, Ike and Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and the “godfather of soul,” James Brown. The Crystal Ballroom “was just steeped in history,” Hills said, “so it was the greatest project to work on. And that was the start of it.” In 1997, Hills published “The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom.” Later on, his research into the Hotel Oregon in McMinnville uncovered a 1950 headline about a flying saucer sighting, inspiring an annual UFO Festival. As for Bothell, who knows? When the revamped Anderson School opens, Hills said plans are to hold a series of local-history nights, drawing on the wealth of stories from the community. More stories will be told, he expects, and there’s no reason for the stories to end. After all, Hills said, “there’s always more room on the walls.”

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Wicked Wraps designs edgy marketing Mukilteo company adds vinyl messages to company cars By Quinn Russell Brown For The Herald Business Journal

When you step into the lobby of the Mukilteo marketing company Wicked Wraps, you’re met by a pair of sinister green eyes. A pitchfork and a devil tail swirl below. The looming presence of this logo makes the 7,000-square-foot building feel like a giant tattoo parlor. And in a way, that’s what it is. Wicked Wraps designs, prints and installs vinyl decals that cover three-dimensional objects, primarily vehicles. “It’s really easy to take a piece of vinyl and stick it on a flat surface. It’s a whole ’nother story to stretch it around the fenders and the curves of a Volkswagen Beetle,” said Katherine Becher, co-owner and creative director of Wicked Wraps. Her husband and business partner Wade Becher is the lead installer. He can slap a wrap onto pretty much anything you can think of: sedans and speedboats, cement poles and scoreboards, wooden floors and refrigerator doors. Most of their clients are businesses looking to advertise as they drive. Wicked Wraps has emblazoned pest control vans, food trucks, Zambonis and biodiesel tankers. Designs can be as simple as a company logo or as flashy as flames and leopard skin. Some customers bring in pre-made visuals, but most only have rough ideas of what they want. Katherine Becher uses Adobe Photoshop — and her background as a painter — to turn those ideas into images. There’s also the single-color wrap, which changes your car’s color like a paint job. Get the hot pink or neon green that the dealership didn’t have. Nothing is perma-


Wicked Wraps owners Katherine and Wade Becher put vinyl wraps around cars and trucks as well as everything from refrigerator doors to walkers.

“I started realizing it was more than just automotive restyling, it was creative marketing.” — Wade Becher

nent: Just peel the wrap off if you want to sell the car. The four-person team at Wicked Wraps works on three to five vehicles a week, which cost clients anywhere from $1,000 to over $8,000 apiece. Jobs take anywhere from three days to two weeks to complete, and all of them are done by hand. It can take up to six hours to position the vinyl, then another hour or two to apply it — smoothing and smudging with a special glove and the help of magnets. Wade Becher started Wicked Wraps in 2009. He wanted an airbrush paint job on the hot rod he was building, but the car’s complex parts meant that would cost upwards of $40,000. He heard about vinyl wraps and taught himself how they worked, installing green flames on

the side of his ride. “I didn’t know what I was jumping into or what it would become,” he said. “Then I started realizing it was more than just automotive restyling, it was creative marketing.” One of his first clients was Dwayne Baughman, who owns Direct Carpet Cleaning in Snohomish. Baughman hired Becher to wrap two of his vans after they met at the Everett Home Show. He’s had him wrap four more since. “Wade has moved with me and grown with me, and helped me change the look of my company to make it more edgy, more eye-appealing,” Baughman said. “I got a phone call again today that said, ‘I just saw your van going down the highway the other direction. It reminded me


Most of Wicked Wraps clients are looking for rolling advertisements on their company cars and trucks.

to call you.’” Not all business is from other businesses. A customer who works at Boeing hired the Bechers to turn her PT Cruiser into a WWII airplane. With a Wicked Wrap, it became a P-51 Mustang — complete with bullet holes. Another client decked out her mother’s walker. “The people at this retirement community kept getting confused and taking each other’s walk-

ers back to their rooms,” Katherine Becher said. “Her mom would leave her purse in it and go crazy. So we wrapped her walker so that no one would ever take it.” It’s easy to see how the Bechers balance one another. Katherine Becher went to the University of Washington and has experience in the nonprofit world. Wade Becher calls himself a go-getter, quick to

recount the many ways he’s made money: perfume peddler, vacation counselor, vacuum salesman. He’s proud of his old jobs, he says. They prepared him for this one. Still, he could only take Wicked Wraps so far by himself. He asked his wife to leave her old job and join the business full time in 2011. “I needed a business plan and a person who could help make it an actual business, more than just a hobby and a dream,” he said. The challenge now, says Katherine Becher, is scaling that dream “without losing the magic that built you.” That brings her to an analogy she heard from a local entrepreneur. “He said growing a business is a lot like being a snake — in a good way,” she said. “When a snake grows, its skin starts to get tight, and itchy, and it doesn’t feel good. Losing its skin is not a comfortable process.” Unlike a snake, a business gets to choose what its new skin will be. At Wicked Wraps, that can be anything.


Sno-Isle librarian to help businesses with research By Emily Hamann For The Herald Business Journal

Many of the businesses that open fail. In the first three years of business, around a third shut down, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A lot of it comes down to knowledge. Some of the main reasons businesses fold include inadequate financing and planning, overly optimistic assumptions, noncompetitive pricing and inadequate marketing. Those key reasons were identified in a joint 2007 report prepared by a number of state agencies. The resources to help new business owners avoid those common pitfalls are at Sno-Isle Libraries, and free to access for anybody with a library card. There are how-to books, guides and a wealth information in the library’s databases. The library system also offers a number of workshops aimed at business people. Some upcoming ones include how to write a business plan, using the investment database Morningstar and social media marketing. One of the problems is entrepreneurs and business owners don’t seem to realize that Sno-Isle Libraries are there to help. That’s where Kassy Rodeheaver comes in. She is the lead librarian for business at the Sno-Isle Libraries, a newly created position at the library system. Terry Beck, the infor-


Kassy Rodeheaver joined Sno-Isle Libraries as the lead librarian for business, a newly created position.

mation services manager for the libraries, explained that Rodeheaver’s job is to create cohesion across the entire library system. “A lead librarian is different than the other librarian positions,” she said. “They take a systemwide view of everything, so they’re not locked in to a particular building.” Previously at the libraries, the business efforts varied from branch to branch, sometimes even from librarian to librarian. “It’s been piecemeal,” Rodeheaver said. “And I’m at the systemwide level.” Rodeheaver came from the Pima County Public Library in Tucson, Arizona. She was working with nonprofits and grants. She started working on a library committee to support nonprofit and small business services. She realized she liked working with business owners. “They’re passionate,” she said. “They’re putting it all on the line.” A colleague told her about the job opening at Sno-Isle Libraries. She

read the job description, and realized it was exactly what she wanted to do. “I saw that this was a way for me to make a greater impact, working across an entire library system,” she said. She applied for the job and got hired quickly. “The first month was basically orientation to Sno-Isle Libraries,” Rodeheaver said, “and then I got to go out into the community and start meeting with folks.” Now she is looking for input from the business community on what they would like to see at the libraries. She has a short survey for business owners, entrepreneurs or anyone else in the business community. Contact her at krodeheaver@sno-isle.org to get the survey. “Before I really move forward on much else, I have to know the business community,” she said, “so looking at the environment, that’s what I have been focused on for the last month and a half so far.” While meeting the local

business community, she has also been trying to introduce the local business community to the library. Beck said Rodeheaver’s already having an impact. “I think we’re already seeing more connections, more regular consistent connections,” Beck said. “She’s getting us out there, she’s getting us more visible to them.” Rodeheaver has also been working on developing training for library staff, so they all have the same level of knowledge about business resources offered at the libraries. She’s developing programs to teach staff in all library branches which databases are helpful for businesses, what someone trying to start a business needs to know and what other organizations are available in the community to help. “I want us all to be more knowledgeable,” she said. Rodeheaver is also scheduling more business-focused workshops and wants to bring experts into the libraries to answer business questions. Rodeheaver is hoping to expand services where people from the business community with “pearls of wisdom to share with other business owners,” will volunteer to teach classes, or hold one-onone sessions with business owners. A similar program in Tuscon was very successful. “Business people can be very generous with their time and their knowledge,” Rodeheaver said.

PCC to open second store in county The Herald Business Journal Staff

BOTHELL — PCC Natural Markets plans to open its second location in Snohomish County by next year. The 25,000-square-foot store is planned in the former Albertsons at the Canyon Park Shopping Center at 22621 Bothell Everett Highway. It will the be 11th store

for the organic and natural foods grocer. The store is expected to employ 130 full- and part-time employees. “We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing PCC’s best in class produce, our in-store made deli and prepared foods and our wide variety of natural and organic grocery items – plus our excellent customer service – to shoppers in the Both-

ell, Mill Creek, and Woodinville communities,” said Cate Hardy, PCC’s CEO in a statement. The Seattle headquartered chain has opened several new stores in the past few years, including one in Columbia City this summer, one in Green Lake Village last year and the store in Edmonds in 2008. And the business expects to continue to expand.

““We are actively exploring a variety of ways that we can meet this demand, including considering additional new store locations,” Hardy said. For the Bothell location, PCC Natural Markets is employing Seattle-based Velocipede Architects and Woodman Construction. Canyon Park Shopping Center is owned and operated by Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.






ill Taylor looks out at Samish Bay as the waterline creeps lower and lower on a dreary overcast April day.

“When the tide goes out, what’s exposed, we own it,” he says peering out at a 5-acre chunk of muck. “It will go completely dry from the shore over to Samish Island,” he says pointing out from his rustic office located on a dead-end road off Chuckanut Drive in Bow, about 45 miles north of Everett. As more of the gray bay is exposed, darkening tones of sand and sky seem to blend together, creating a double-image of still life along the tidal flats of the Pacific Northwest. Low tide, high tide, minus tide. Such cycles have marked the days and nights of Bill and his younger brother, Paul, for as long as they can remember, since the days that their father, Justin Taylor, began passing along the family business that began with ancestor J.Y. Waldrip. “In Olympia, I grew up falling out of my Dad’s boat working out on the bay,” Bill recalls with a smile. “I was digging clams at age 6.” Waldrip, a former frontiersman roaming from Arizona to Alaska to Alberta trying his hand as a gold miner, pharmacist, blacksmith, and Army horse breeder, settled on oystering with a 300-acre tideland title in the late 1880s. Justin Taylor died in 2011 at the age of 90. He is remembered as a “humble giant,” the one who built the family venture into the nation’s largest shellfish-farming operation “one shovelful at a time.” In his three children (including daughter Janet Pearson) he instilled an environmentalist ethic, teaching them the importance of water quality and conserving the ecosystem of Puget Sound. Now, Justin Taylor, dressed in his ever-present work shirt, bill cap and waders greets visitors to Samish Bay Farm in the form of a metal sculpture attached to a wood piling. Clam rake at the ready, coffee cup in hand, the memorial slips in and out with the tide, placing the patriarch at his favorite position “down on the flats.” This small Skagit County shellfish operation, which includes a farm retail store of all things fresh and fishy, including Dungeness crab; salmon; halibut; and vats of oysters on ice, shucked and smoked; a few picnic tables and a grill available for alfresco outings, is just a sliver of the Taylor enterprise which is spread from Hood Canal to Hong Kong.

Geoducks pack big bucks Familiar to locals by the simple company logo of a heron atop wood pilings, Taylor Shellfish is a fifth-generation family business proud of its rugged western Washington roots and long ties to land and water. But it’s also grown into a power player in the burgeoning business of bivalves — mussel farmers with some serious muscle. Long the leading producer of manila clams, it’s now one of the biggest exporter of the Evergreen State’s strange claim-tofame clam, the hefty, hilarious-looking

Taylor Shellfish Company Inc. Started in late the 1880s with artificial tide pools growing Olympia oysters on South Puget Sound, the company is now the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the country. Annual revenue: More than $60 million. Owns: 11,000 acres of tideline in Washington state and British Columbia, hatcheries in Washington and Hawaii, a shellfish distribution company and oyster bar in Hong Kong and partners with J. Hunter Pearls Fiji, Ltd. growing Fiji Pearls. Sales: Oysters have overtaken manila clams in gross sales. Market: Fifty percent of geoducks grown locally are shipped to China and Hong Kong where they are considered a delicacy and sell for $100 to $150 per pound, three times the local price.

A customer slurps down an oyster, fresh off the longlines where they grow at Taylor Shellfish Samish Bay Farm near Bow, about 45 miles north of Everett.

The oyster kings

Family built shellfish empire “one shovelful at a time” geoduck, which is revered as a delicacy in and pulling out the squirting mollusk by China and Hong Kong. its nasty neck. “It’s mostly Asian communities that Company spokesman Bill Dewey, who want the geoduck but we’re starting raises his own geoducks in a separate vento see more going to white-tablecloth ture from the Taylors, has been talking a restaurants locally,” Bill Taylor explains. lot about the bizarre bivalve lately as the Not easy or fast to produce, the world’s global press discovers Washington state’s largest burrowing clam requires six years King of Clams. (Some of his descriptions to grow to market size and needs 6-inch are not suitable for family publications.) diameter PVC pipes or mesh pipe to pro“It’s eaten sashimi style, raw and sliced tect them. Then and it has a Story by Patricia Guthrie comes the fun cucumber texpart, plunging an ture with a • arm two to threecrunch,” says feet into the muck Dewey, “and Photos by Diane Guthrie

it’s not particularly fishy.” It’s often sauteed, made into chowder or blanched in a broth, he says.

Tractors in the tidewaters The Taylors bought the property tidal rights to its Samish Bay operation in 1991 and converted the old farmstead into a clamming community of sorts. Some 40 people are involved in the seeding, harvesting, transferring and selling of the net loads of clams that are scooped up by at low tide. To get to the center of the clam farm requires proper timing and a boat — leaving the shore while there’s enough water for the boat, then anchoring and jumping out when the water is not above hip-wader high. The underside of the tide reveals rows and rows of metal netting that’s covering a crop of the small, popular manila clams. As the tide continues receding, what was once a bay of water is now a mudflat of green and gray that seems to extend into the horizon and beyond. “When we grow the clams, we have to put a net over the top of them. We plant little tiny seeds through the net. In the spring, the net gets marine algae growing all over it so we sweep off the algae,” Bill Taylor explains, trudging through the rows. Using what? A street sweeper, of course, attached to the end of a tractor. The Taylors use tractors in aquaculture just as agricultural farmers do on land — for just about everything: Laying down four-feet-wide nets in neat rows, sweeping the nets, and finally, harvesting the clams after about three years of incubating in the sand.


The one difference is that these blue tractors are parked on a platform float, then driven down a ramp at low tide. A tractor and an ingenious harvesting tool also do the dirty work once performed by metal rakes and human clam diggers. As a team of Taylor employees work the tractor’s chute, guiding gliding white sandy clams into blue nets, Bill Taylor explains how they adopted a technique more common to tulip farmers down the road in Skagit County. “We modified a machine used in Europe for harvesting tulip bulbs,” he says. “It creeps along the tidal flats raking up the clams, shaking the sand off of them and sending them to a bucket in the back.” The method saves time, money and backs. “It can do the work of five to six people in half the time,” Dewey adds. “The clams we had to still dig by hand so doing it this way is pretty unique. And seeding the clams makes the business much more predictable and we can inventory it better.” What they can’t control is the natural rhythm of the ocean. Every two weeks, there is a tidal cycle, so Samish Bay employees generally work 10 days on, four days off. They also only have a window of three to four hours out on the flats before their crop “fields” turn back into a bay for everyone’s use. Sometimes, that means hip-boot duty at 1 a.m. under moonlight and headlamps.


Employee Sofia Marquez Guzman gets an order ready for a customer at Samish Bay Farm, a clamming and oyster harvesting site of Taylor Shellfish Company.

Hatchery to harvesting Washington state is the largest producer of hatchery-reared and farmed shellfish in the United States. With more than 300 shellfish farms, it accounts for 25 percent of the nation’s total domestic production by weight, according to the Shellfish Institute, a non-profit organization that provides scientific and technical information to the shellfish industry, government and public. Washington state shellfish farmers own their tidal territory, unlike most states where tidelands are leased. Because of a state law passed 120 years ago, nearly 70 percent of the intertidal areas of the Puget Sound are privately owned. To address the need for access to coastal waters for transportation, oyster and clam farming and other water-oriented industry, the 1895 Washington Legislature passed the Bush Act and the Callow Act, authorizing the sale of public tidelands to private individuals. The sales continued until 1971, when the state began leasing tidelands for up to 55 years. Of the 11,000 acres of tidelands Taylor Shellfish Farms owns, about 20 to 30 percent is actively farmed. Finding locations best suited for various types of oysters and clams is a large part of the company’s success. For instance, Kumamoto oysters, known for their distinctive green tinge and sweetness, grow best in Chapman’s Cove near Shelton, where three freshwater creeks enrich a tidal plateau. Totten Inlet in the south Puget Sound area is best for Olympia, Pacific and Virginica oysters. In Willapa Bay in southwestern Washington along the Pacific Ocean, where the Taylor’s own 6,300 acres, 90 percent of their total oyster production is seeded and harvested.

Dozens of bags of clams pile up from one day’s work during a minus tide this spring on Samish Bay.

Brothers Paul (left) and Bill Taylor check on manila clams moving through a conveyor chute as an employee gets ready to net the day’s crop at Samish Bay Farm near Bow.

Protector or peril?

Over the years, Taylor Shellfish has battled many environmental threats, starting with the near-extinction of the native Olympia oyster from over harvesting and declining water quality. Once abundant in Willapa Bay and South Puget Sound, by the 1980s the Olympia oyster was all but shucked-out up and down the West Coast. “By 1956, a pulp mill in Shelton had killed all oysters in the bay and that’s when we realized how important water quality is,” Bill Taylor said. “Then the shorelines were developed in the 1960s and human pollution became a problem.” His father was the first to recognize the threat of human activity on the native oyster and filed the first environmental lawsuit ever in Washington state against the pulp-mill industry. Taylor Shellfish Farms is credited with helping in the restoration efforts of Olympia oyster pop-

ulations in South Puget Sound and with the resurgence in their popularity. But Taylor Shellfish has also been criticized by environmental organizations and coastal communities concerned about the company’s growing footprint and its effect on tideland creatures. In May, after an outcry from area chefs and customers, the company backed down from a plan to use a neurotoxin approved by the state called imidacloprid to kill native shrimp burrowing into oyster beds of Willapa Bay. The company’s biggest threat arrived in the summer of 2009. Millions of oyster larvae suddenly died around Washington state hatcheries, dropping production by 80 percent and costing the industry an estimated $110 million. The cause? Ocean acidification, which occurs when oceans absorb carbon dioxide emissions. “The oceans (surface waters) have 30 percent more acid,” says Dewey, calling it

the biggest threat to seafood around the globe. In 2013, the state allotted funds for ocean acidification research. Taylor Shellfish has since invested in $45,000 in monitoring equipment to track water chemistry at its oyster larvae farms. If the water gets too acidic, sodium carbonate is automatically injected to restore pH balance.

Demands of a global business Pollution, pests and press calls. These are just a few of the pressures facing Taylor Shellfish executives daily. The company owns and operates the entire process of the shellfish they sell from hatchery to harvests to hardy servings of steaming clams. It just opened its third restaurant in Seattle in Pioneer Square adding to its Capitol Hill and Lower Queen Anne oyster bars. With 500 employees in multiple locations around the state, business contracts around the country and world, and an annual revenue of $60 million, there’s a lot more to Taylor Shellfish Farms than is revealed at its quaint picturesque locale down a gravel road off Chuckanut Drive. Or as Bill Taylor puts in the understated Taylor family way, the shellfish business “is a little more complicated than just digging for clams.”



“Gin geek” opens Scratch Distillery By Megan Brown

For The Herald Business Journal

Long before it was a trending topic on Facebook, Kimberley and Bryan Karrick appreciated the artistry of craft spirits. The Edmonds couple had been experimenting with home brewing for years before deciding to open Scratch Distillery, one of several businesses replacing the Waterfront Antique Mall on Sunset Avenue in Edmonds. A botanical blending course on a trip to London in 2013 inspired the Karricks to pour their own specialty spirits. When they returned from their trip, Kimberley Karrick enrolled in classes to learn more about gin production. “It was a hard week,” she said. “It’s a hard industry to get into.” The couple forged on. They ordered the distilling machinery from Germany and signed the lease for the 3,000-squarefoot space last August. Scratch Distillery’s vibrant combination of white and lime green color scheme and giant silver stills on concrete floors give the open-air space a Willy Wonka vibe. The business opened in July. A self-proclaimed “gin geek,” Kimberley Karrick is excited to craft new concoctions for the distillery. Scratch Distillery will produce new twists on whiskey, vodka and gin. “Gin is just botanically infused vodka, which a lot of people don’t realize,” she said. “Most of the world just gets neutral spirit from massive producers, and put their own botanical infusion to it, or just rebottle it. But our name is Scratch, because we’re doing everything from scratch.” Scratch Distillery sources local ingredients to make the vodka: organic grains for the alcohol botanicals come from Skagit Valley, and potato flour is from Eastern Washington. The botanicals are run through the 16.5 feet tall stills, attached to a dizzying array of tubes, pipes and a complex water filtration system. Technical mishaps in operating the complicated machinery are inevitable. Kimberley Karrick doesn’t seem concerned about the learning curve with the stills. She even shares the challenges with fans on social media. The machinery took months longer than expected to arrive from Germany. The Karricks finally hired another shipper to save the machinery from a Chicago


Kimberly Karrick at her new Scratch Distillery, which she opened with her husband Bryan in Edmonds.

Kimberly Karrick checks on the mash level in the still at Scratch Distillery.

rail yard. At first, Scratch will only be open on weekends. Distilling the alcohol can take weeks, and the Karricks are the only staff members so far. But Kimberley Karrick said she’ll gladly

gives tours to curious visitors when she catches them peeking through the glass doors. She hopes to expand visiting hours after the first few months of opening. And because rental space in Edmonds is hard to find, Kimberley Karrick designed

Scratch’s spacious tasting room to accommodate banquets and other community events. The Karricks have lived in Edmonds for 12 years. Kimberley Karrick quit her sales job to open the business. Bryan is an optometrist in Edmonds and works at the distillery on weekends. “There’s no such thing as a day off anymore,” she said. Though the Karricks have bought and sold optometry clinics, opening Scratch Distillery has been a novel experience for the couple. The couple met while attending Michigan State University. On their first date, Bryan Karrick made the romantic gesture of exchanging her “really crappy beer” for his gin and tonic. After graduating from optometry school, Bryan Karrick brought a blindfolded Kimberley back to the same bar to pop the question. When she removed the blindfold, she saw him on one knee, with a gin and tonic in one hand, an engagement ring in the other. “We say gin equals love,” Kimberley Karrick said.

Zeeks Pizza follows customers to Lynnwood By Jim Davis

The Herald Business Journal Editor

LYNNWOOD — Zeeks Pizza opened in Lynnwood in July a restaurant designed to have the feel of a public house with all craft beer and ciders on tap. It’s the second location for the Seattle-based pizza place in Snohomish County. Zeeks Pizza already has a site in Bothell. The move to the north end of the Puget Sound has a lot to do with follow-

ing their customers, said Tommy Brooks, director of operations for the business. “There’s a lot of people from the Seattle proper area moving up to this area,” Brooks said. “A lot of those people are looking for food and drinks they grew accustomed to in Seattle.” The restaurant at 4309 196th Ave. SW will employ about 40 to 50 people, Brooks said. The pizza place started in 1993 in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.

Founders Tom Vial and Doug McClure took a small loan from one of their dads and started with a take-and-bake pizza company. In their early days, Zeeks Pizza delivered some pizzas by skateboard. The company has grown to 13 locations. Lynnwood seemed like a good fit for the business, because the community needs more alternatives to the national chain delivery pizza places, Brooks said. In keeping with the public-house

theme, Zeeks will offer growlers for all of its beers. The one thing that the business can’t do is deliver a growler with the pizza. Currently, state liquor laws prohibit the delivery of beer. And that’s something that Zeeks Pizza hopes to lobby to get changed in the future. “We currently cannot, but we’re digging deep with the (Washington State) Liquor Control Board,” Brooks said. “We’d love to be the first to do that.”






Office furniture businesses see uptick By John Wolcott For The Herald Business Journal

One sure sign that Snohomish County’s economy is gaining strength: Smallto medium-sized businesses are buying office furniture and cubicles again. It’s a trend seen by Bank on Us Office Furniture Installation in Arlington and Everett Office Furniture in Everett, businesses that specialize in office furniture and installation. “I’d say the number of small- and medium-sized businesses in the county is

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growing,” said Bank on Us co-owner Bob Watkins. “They’re adding employees and they’re frustrated because they can’t find the help they need to build cubicles or equip offices for the increased staff with a quick response. ” Watkins owns Bank

on Us with his wife Lisa. Bank on Us and Everett Office Furniture have a friendly relationship. “Bob has his own set of customers but when we get busy we refer him to one of our customers, he buys the furnishings from us and gets the work

done,” said Brian Hollingshead, who owns Everett Office Furniture. The business is a mid-priced retailer, not handling a lot of high-end furniture or the budget pieces but targeting the middle market. The businesses compete with larger suppliers in Kent and Tukwila. The recovering economy has increased the number of businesses who need help with furnishings. When the Watkins need furnishings, one of the places they go to most often is Everett Office Furniture, which also has its own installation crew.


Bank on Us Office Furniture owners Bob and Lisa Watkins have been organizing space and installing office furniture for more than 20 years.

Bluewater opens ‘NW beach bar’ By Aaron Swaney Herald Writer


Lance White browses the stacks at Silver Platters’ new Lynnwood location. The longtime independent record store relocated from its previous location at near Northgate Mall to make way for the Sound Transit light rail project.

Silver Platters brings music north By Jim Davis

The Herald Business Journal Staff

LYNNWOOD — Longtime independent record store Silver Platters opened in July in Lynnwood, bringing thousands of vinyl records, CDs and Blu-ray movies as well as rock ‘n roll memorabalia. The new location replaces the Northgate store in north Seattle, which was displaced to make way for construction

of the new light rail line. Owner Mike Batt looked at several buildings from Seattle north before deciding on the store at 3715 196th St. SW next to the Lynnwood Convention Center in the old Hancock Fabrics site. As part of its business model, Silver Platters offers a wide selection, from new releases to rareto-find items like a Blu-ray copy of Metropolis only playable on certain Bluray players. “We try to be every-

thing to everyone,” Batt said. “You can’t make it today on just the best-sellers. We literally have hundreds of thousands of items that we sell only one of each year.” In order to display so much inventory, Batt needed a location with at least 8,000 square feet. The Lynnwood store offers 10,500 square feet of space. The store, which will employ 11 people, also needs parking since it draws customers from a

radius of 10 to 12 miles, Batt said. One of the advantages of the location is a lot of loyal customers had already been coming from south Snohomish County. “It was surprising to me the number of people who said, ‘You’re moving up there? Oh you’ll be closer to me,’” Batt said. The store buys and sells used records and albums. It’s unofficial motto is “sell us your music and buy ours,” Batt said.

John Lundin is a sailor and he’s learned a number of things from his years at sea. Now, the owner of Bluewater Distilling is using much of that knowledge in his latest venture: opening a cocktail bar and restaurant. Bluewater Distilling, which has been distilling spirits in Everett since 2007, opened its waterfront cocktail bar on July 11. “Sailing is the ultimate challenge. You’re subjected to fatigue, and there’s so much you have to deal with in terms of forecasting, planning, engineering, maintenance,” Lundin said. “Sailing is a great metaphor for what we are doing with the business.” In early 2014, Lundin chatted with Jim Weber, who works for the Port of Everett, about the warehouse space that Bluewater Distilling now occupies. It was very close to Bluewater’s previous warehouse, but much bigger, and Lundin said he envisioned a cocktail bar that would fit in well with the new waterfront development

slated to begin next year. “The type of business we want to be marries really well with the type of development and experiences of the people who will live here,” Lundin said. Lundin calls the next evolution of Bluewater Distillery as a “destination distillery.” It’s an idea borrowed from what craft breweries and wineries have been doing for years. Many states don’t allow for craft distilleries to create an on-premise retail business, but Washington does, and Lundin has gone all out. A few feet from the actual copper kettles where Bluewater’s spirits are distilled, sits the bar, proudly displaying bottles of Bluewater’s vodkas and gin. The bartenders shake handmade drinks, most made with Bluewater spirits. With the copper kettles in the same space as the bar, Lundin envisions customers experiencing the process of distilling spirits at the same time as they’re imbibing on a cocktail. Visitors can enjoy the heat from the handmade fire boxes under the kettles, as well as the aromas and the sounds of the spirits.



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WSU to study rare earths in Everett By Jocelyn Robinson For The Herald Business Journal

They’re essential to all electronics. Europium. Promethium. Scandium. And others. The second to last rung on the Periodic Table is devoted to the so-called “rare earth elements,” metals that are used in everything from cell phones to wind turbines. Because these minerals are vital to consumer electronics, as well as defense and green techology, they’re a big deal. “Rare earths impact everyone,” said Chris Keane, Washington State University’s vice president of research. “If you have a cell phone, you’re impacted; if you have a computer, you’re impacted. “One of the reasons the colors are so bright on your screen is because of rare earths — Europium in particular.” Right now, China controls 90 percent of rare earth production in the world. That may change and WSU in Everett may be part of the reason. WSU North Puget Sound at Everett will soon become the home to a new institute looking to develop alternatives to rare earth elements and


Rare earth metals are a vital to electronics, but little is obtained through recycling. A new institute at Washington State University looks to recycle the minerals as well as developing substitutes for them.

recycle the elements out of existing products. It’s the first research program for the emerging campus. The Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM) was established by legislation sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 6. Smith cited issues of environmental sustainability, national security and supply chain stability for the creation of the center. Rare earth elements earned their name because they were originally hard to find, Keane said. “It turns out they’re just clustered in the earth in various spots,” he added. The majority of those clusters are in China.

Rep. Smith added the United States Geological Survey found that Afghanistan is a mineral-rich nation. She said that more than 70 percent of titanium — not a rare earth element, but a difficult-to-source element used to create lightweight and more fuel-efficient transportation technologies — comes from Ukraine and Russia. Tensions in those countries have threatened the supply chain of rare earth minerals. Mining for these elements is a highly toxic, resource intensive process. A lot of chemicals are used to break down the raw material and extract a small amount of rare earths, Keane said. Those environmental concerns led Smith to

develop the legislation. “For us to say we want to deploy next-generation technology and yet do so in a way that exports the environmental harm of improper mineral extraction to other nations is not an acceptable strategy,” Smith said. In addition to finding possible substitutes to rare earth elements, the center will also look at expanding the recycling of those elements. Currently, less than 1 percent of rare earths are recaptured from used consumer electronics. The legislation also establishes a partnership between the state’s research institutions: WSU, the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. “When you put your

best researchers form WSU, UW and PNNL together, you’re going to get some very exciting results,” Smith said. The partnership will bring together a broad basis of knowledge in subjects like materials science, materials engineering and chemistry, said Christian Mailhoit, a WSU materials science professor, who testified to the Legislature in support of Smith’s bill. “You really need to understand these phenomenon at the fundamental level in order to translate that knowledge into things like recycling, manufacturing and substitution,” Mailhoit said. Having that basis of fundamental science will lead to development and deployment of new

technologies. “It’s really important to have that deployment aspect to it so you can fully realize the benefit of research,” Mailhoit said. “I think it will be very beneficial to the state in particular and the country in general.” The legislation establishes a board of directors for the institute; members will include representatives of WSU, the University of Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, community colleges and related industries. Having the community colleges and industries on board ensures that institute will help prepare a work force that can build what the institute develops. Smith said that was a critical component to the center. Establishing the center at the North Puget Sound branch is part of a larger WSU initiative to expand the school’s offerings at that site, said Chris Mulick, WSU’s director of state relations. “To date, our activity has really been around bring new academic programs to the area, but this would be something different,” Mulick said. “It makes a lot of sense, and looking down the road, it makes a lot of sense for that economy as well.” Materials science research is important to aerospace manufacturers, Keane said. The center essentially establishes a materials science program in Everett. “There’s a lot of industries in Everett interested in materials science research,” Keane said.


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An out-of-this-world opportunity Boeing mentors to help as many as 20 EvCC students build drones By Jim Davis

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magine a rover landing on the surface of Mars. What if drones emerged from the spacecraft to explore the landscape? Those unmanned aerial vehicles need to be designed, built and flight tested. That’s the assignment for as many as 20 Everett Community College students starting this fall. The college is being asked to be a part of a prestigious program that taps college students to build drones for realworld — or in this case, out-of-this-world — scenarios. The second-year EvCC students will work in teams with students from several other colleges around the country. They’ll be supervised by faculty but also work directly with mentors from Boeing and NASA as well as other companies. “We coach them, but we don’t tell them what to do,” said Barry McPherson, a Boeing Learning, Training and Development leader. At the end of the school year, the students will come together in a central location to fly their creations in front of these engineers and executives. “It’s not something you can get out of,” said Michael Richey, an Associate Technical Fellow at Boeing. “You actually have to fly a vehicle and you have to fly it in front of industry people.” Students who have gone through the program in past years have been offered jobs, obtained patents and sold their ideas to aerospace companies. “My senior project, nobody was knocking on my door to pay me money for it,” said Mike Vander Wel, Boeing Commerical Airplanes Production Engineering Chief Engineer. “I think that speaks to the quality of what’s coming out of here.” Everett Community College is the first community college to be asked to be a part of the program — called Aerospace Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering or AerosPACE. “It is huge for us,” said Sheila Dunn, EvCC’s associate dean of Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing. “It really is a major accomplishment and a result of some really hard work to bring our manufacturing programs together in an interdisciplinary model.” Boeing started the program in 2010 to draw students into the aerospace industry, which needs to replace a huge wave of retiring engineers and other workers. “It’s an opportunity to get great kids to come work for Boeing,” Richey said. “That’s the why.”


Everett Community College welding instructor Kimberly Allen demonstrates how to fly a drone. EvCC students participating in a Boeing program will be building a drone with Boeing mentors and teams of other students from around the country.

“We coach them, but we don’t tell them what to do.” — Barry McPherson


EvCC advanced manufacturing instructor Kevin Soderlund (left) and precision machining and composites instructor Michael Tomson look at composites materials used by EvCC students to create a drone last fall.

There is an overall theme each year. Two years ago, students were tasked with building drones that could help improve crop yield. Last year, it was building drones to respond in a disaster area. Under those themes, students get to choose a challenge — called a request for proposal, to use industry language. One of those challenges last year was to build a drone that could fly a defibrillator to a

disaster scene. This year, with NASA becoming a partner, the theme is the exploration of space. The individual challenges are still being decided upon. Industry partners include Siemens, edX, Stratasys and CD-adapco. How the teams create their drones is completely up to them. One team last year built a drone that was made completely from a 3D printer.

“They have complete control over what is created,” EvCC’s Dunn said. “Each of the teams designs their own drone so they can be really any size.” The students are given cost and schedule constraints. “It’s not like school — here’s your lesson, here’s your five things you need to do,” Richey said. “It’s not like that.” And the students will get access to working engineers through online lectures and direct contact. “Kids who didn’t know they were engineers, we’ll make engineers out of them,” Richey said. In addition to EvCC, the colleges that are expected to participate include Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tuskegee University, Brigham Young University, Clemson University, University of Southern California, San Diego, and Saint Louis University. All of the students are brought together — at Boeing’s expense — to meet and be paired off with each other. The East Coast students will gather in September in Atlanta. The West Coast students will Continued on Page 20



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gather in Utah. From those colleges, 10 teams will be put together. Each team will be comprised of students from different colleges, meaning that students need to collaborate long distance. “That really mimics what we do here in Boeing and any industry,” McPherson said. Richey and McPherson would like to see two EvCC students on each team. The four-year students will be engineering majors while the EvCC students have manufacturing experience. “That’s really how we do things,” Richey said. “If you look at any company, you have your technicians and technologists who work alongside the engineers.” At the end of the year, the students will all gather together for an event called a “Fly Off.” Last year, it was in Utah. It hasn’t been decided where the Fly Off will this year. Boeing officials contacted EvCC and asked the college to participate in the program after touring the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Education Center or AMTEC, which opened last year. The center brings together all the pieces of manufacturing from designing a product to manufacturing it and testing it to even recycling it. With the opening of the center, EvCC students built drones for the first time last

— Michael Richey


Everett Community College advanced manufacturing instructor Michael Patching shows summer quarter student Kimberly Nguyen a drone built by EvCC composites, precision machining and welding students last fall.

year as part of a couple of classes. The center allows students to see the entire production process occur under one roof. “One of the keys we here all the time from industry is they want their engineers exposed to real-world manufacturing and breaking down the silos in the manufacturing process,” said John Bonner, the college’s vice president of Corporate and

Workforce Training. Vander Wel, McPherson and Richey said they were impressed with the center. Boeing has had a long and fruitful relationship with the college, Richey said, The college is also doing some exciting things with AMTEC, Richey said. “They’re very innovative,” Richey said. “They’re trying to do new things. They

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verett Community College graduate Amber Lindamood doesn’t need national student success experts to tell her that EvCC is working harder than ever to help students stay in college and graduate. Lindamood said the support she received from EvCC anthropology instructor Cynthia Clarke and Linda Summers, who leads the EvCC Connect program for students who have been in foster care system, encouraged her to earn her degree. “I felt like we were on a team together, and they always made me feel so welcome. The faculty at EvCC was a huge support for me and helped me succeed,” said Lindamood, who graduated from EvCC’s Honors program and will transfer to Western Washington University.

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high levels and overcome challenges life throws at them,” said Carol Lincoln, Achieving the Dream Senior Vice President. That’s just the beginning, said EvCC President David Beyer.

“EvCC faculty and staff have worked hard to improve student completion in the past three years, and we are tremendously honored to be selected as a student success leader,” Beyer said. “But our work isn’t done. We are committed to streamlining “College isn’t the path to success for every student.”

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EvCC was recognized as a national student success leader in 2014 by Achieving the Dream for its commitment to student completion and closing achievement gaps. Achieving the Dream is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. EvCC has participated in Achieving the Dream since 2011. Achieving the Dream cited EvCC’s 6 percent increase in its two-year graduation rate and 6 percent increase in fall-to-fall retention rate from 2009-10 to 2012-13 as key reasons for naming EvCC a leader college. The increases are due, in part, to start-to-finish advising, the creation of a college success class and other student success initiatives. “Everett Community College has demonstrated that better student outcomes are possible when an institution focuses on policies and practices that help students learn at

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Lindamood urged new students to take advantage of all of the support available. “Work hard and don’t give up!” she said. “College isn’t purely an education, it’s an experience.” Employee Training and Professional Development EvCC also offers a wide variety of professional development and career training options. The college’s Corporate & Continuing Education Center provides training for more than 10,000 people each year. Courses can be customized and delivered on-site for employers throughout Snohomish County and the Northwest. Learn more at EverettCC. edu/CCEC About Everett Community College EvCC offers associate’s degrees in Arts and Sciences, Business, General Studies, Science, Fine Arts and Technical Arts; certificates in more than 30 technical and career fields; and adult education, English as a Second Language, high school completion and General Education Diploma programs. 1356404

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“EVCC FACULTY HELPED ME SUCCEED” Everett Community College graduate Amber Lindamood knows the statistic: Only 20 percent of kids who grew up in foster care go to college. She succeeded at EvCC with support from faculty who “made me feel like we were on a team together.” At EvCC, the average class has 26 students, and faculty care about their students’ futures. Amber graduated from EvCC’s honors program and will transfer to Western Washington University to earn a degree in human services. “EvCC got me ready for the next step,” she said.

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University of Washington Bothell junior Ayva Thomas says her mom has been able to pay her tuition from her school-teacher salary. Money magazine named the institution the state’s best educational value.

UW Bothell at head of the class Money magazine ranks college the state’s best educational value By Deanna Duff

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Education is a family affair for Ayva Thomas. Her mother and grandmother are teachers who instilled in Thomas a love of learning. When the time came for the Mill Creek resident to pursue her college dreams, she wanted a school that taught beyond the classroom. University of Washington Bothell was the clear winner. “It’s great going to a school that values students, their passions and connects them with the larger community,” Thomas says. “They really step up the quality of education with small class sizes and affordability.” Money magazine agrees. For this year’s “Best Colleges” rankings, UW Bothell was No. 1 in the state for best educational value. Of 736 schools nationally, UW Bothell earned the 36th spot besting big names such as University of Notre Dame

It is estimated that half of the students who graduate from the UW Bothell walk away without debt.

and Georgetown University. “It has a small, private-school feeling, but under the umbrella of the University of Washington and all of its available resources,” says Jeff Hanley, member of the UW Bothell Advisory Board. The school celebrated its 25th anniver-

sary this year. Since 2010, enrollment has increased around 63 percent to more than 5,000 students. In the past seven years, 33 new majors were added, including undergraduate degrees in physics and education this year. In 2013, the UW Board of Regents

approved founding the School of STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — the first of its kind in the state. It brings together disciplines ranging from cybersecurity engineering to chemistry, biology, mathematics and more. “UW Bothell is very flexible and creative,” Hanley says. “There is a lot of openness to listen to people from the Thanh Dinh community and businesses about suggestions they have relative to curriculum and types of student programs.” Hanley brings 25 years of experience working at Boeing. He personally has bridged business and UW Bothell through longtime intern placement and recruiting efforts. The school attracts a highly diverse student body. Approximately 28 percent are 26 years and older. Around 41 percent of undergraduates are first-generation college students. Many are working professionals who can pursue a degree thanks to an extensive program of night classes. “I paid my way through college. and





UW Bothell offers a small school setting with the name recognition of the University of Washington, said one board trustee.

part of my decision to attend UW Bothell was the flexibility so I could keep working while obtaining a degree,” says Thanh Dinh, 2006 graduate in business administration management and current procurement manager for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. An estimated half of undergraduates complete their degrees with no debt — an increasing rarity in higher education. It allows students to start planning their futures earlier and with more certainty. “My mom has been able to pay my tuition from the profession of teaching (middle school),” Thomas says. “It takes the pressure and stress off not just me as a student, but the entire family.” Commuting from home also defrays costs and Thomas contributes through tutoring at UW Bothell’s Writing and Communication Center. She is entering her junior year pursuing a Community Psychology degree and hopes to eventually earn a Ph.D. Upward of 90 percent of students are from Washington and most stay in the Puget Sound region after graduation. The average undergraduate class size is 30 students, which allows for more interaction and networking between peers and

professors. There is an emphasis on translating textbook learning to real-world applications. Thanh’s student experience included creating business plans for JetBlue and City of Kirkland, which students actually presented and received feedback. “When I graduated, I was ready to enter the workplace with confidence,” Thanh says. “Many classes required us to work as teams, which was huge training for the — Ayva Thomas real world. You can be a rock star as an individual contributor, but you also need to know how to collaborate.” UW Bothell’s statistics are impressive, but it’s the intangibles that leave the biggest impression. The heart of the school’s mission remains a well-rounded education that benefits students beyond career goals. “We are community focused and want students thinking about issues they face in their daily lives. The local is a building block for the global,” says Karam Dana, assistant professor of Middle East, Global and Policy Studies. “We teach life skills not just to function in the office setting or factory, but to think in a philosophical sense and interact with the world around you. We teach through a lens of empathy.”


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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY NORTH PUGET SOUND AT EVERETT It has been one year since Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett welcomed 55 students seeking four-year degrees. Co-located on the Everett Community College campus in north Everett, faculty and staff at WSU NPSE are celebrating the fact that these students are well on the way to achieving their academic dreams and finding a valuable and satisfying career. “Our campus is wonderful,” said Paul Pitre, academic dean at WSU NPSE. “We have created an intimate, engaged environment where professors and students teach and learn together in a campus community. I am so proud of this unique college environment here in Everett.” WSU NSPE opens doors to high-demand careers. Matching the degree programs to the job market serving the North Puget Sound area, WSU NPSE is dedicated to serving transfer students from any community college. “I attended Everett Community College where I found my passion for science was a great fit for engineering,” said Jeremy Canaria. “I worked with advisors who made the transfer process seamless and started classes at WSU North Puget Sound at Everett last August as a junior. I will graduate next May with a WSU degree in Electrical Engineering. The best part is I get to be a coug closer to home. I have access to my friends and family, extracurricular activities, and practical job opportunities.” “We have all worked diligently in our first year to ensure our students enjoy their two years on our

campus,” explained Meg Onstad, assistant director of Student Services. “From the moment they come in to see one of our many advisors located in Gray Wolf Hall on the EvCC campus, we support their academic goals and see them through to completion of their baccalaureate degree.” Right now, students can choose from four well-respected and high-demand fields of study at WSU NPSE: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Hospitality Business Management, and Integrated Communication. “We are excited that thanks to funding from the state legislature, we will be offering two new degree programs by the fall of 2016 in software engineering and data analytics,” said Pitre. “We continue to expand our degree offerings and student services.” Incoming students will soon enjoy a new building that will house state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Ground breaking will take place this summer and the new campus will be located directly adjacent to EvCC on Broadway in Everett. “We have plans to complete the new building in the spring of 2017.

Jeremy Canaria It is one more example of our dedication to create the best college experience we can for our students,” Pitre said. “I really enjoy WSU NPSE,” said Jeremy. “Everyone knows my name, I have small classes with classmates who have become friends and the best professors who really care. I am studying something I am passionate about and in the community I call home.”


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Everett is home to one of the most student-focused University Centers in the state of Washington. You can fulfill your academic dreams and find a successful career by attending one of the seven higher education institutions located at Everett University Center. Co-located on the Everett Community College campus, you have your choice of more than 25 baccalaureate degree programs and can attend classes offered by University of Washington – Bothell, Western Washington University, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, the Evergreen State College, Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett, or Hope International University, a private, faith-based institution.

“Nowhere else in the state do students have the ability to attend this many different colleges, with a wide array of degree options, and all close to home and designed with the student in mind,” says Everett University Center Interim Chancellor, Bob Drewel. “EUC is all about choices and opportunities – choices in the school you attend, the degree you seek, and opportunities naturally created when seven great institutions come together in a special, one-of-a-kind campus experience.” Learn more about how you can be a part of the Everett University Center by visiting everettuc.org or calling us directly at 425-405-1600. Everett University Center – we’re closer than you think.




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EdCC gets infusion of equipment Aerospace training dollars help college expand offerings By Jim Davis

The Herald Business Journal Editor

It’s a bit of on-campus cross-pollinization: Edmonds Community College’s Engineering Club is building a machine to help the Beekeeping Club get honey from hives. Former Engineering Club president Johnathan Mensonides is one of five students working this summer on the honey extractor. To do so, the students have spent time at Monroe Hall using 3-D printers to build parts for the machine. With the 3-D printers, Mensonides, 20, of Mukilteo, is able to design the individual pieces on the computer screen and actually create the parts in the lab. “I think they’re amazing,” Mensonides said of the 3-D printers. “It puts creating things into the students’ hands themselves.” The 3-D printers are new pieces of equipment the college received as a direct result of the deal the state put together to help convince the Boeing Co. to place the final assembly and wing work of the future 777X jetliner in Everett. In the agreement, the state pumped $17 million into education and training of future aerospace workers. The Engineering Technology Department used dollars received this year to purchase seven new 3-D printers, two 3-D scanners, a robotic arm and an injection molder. The new equipment cost more than $80,000, the lion’s share coming from the Boeing deal, said Jason Sawatzki, lab technician for the department. Other money came from Work Force Development funds. The college gets money


Jonathan Mensonides is using a newly acquired 3-D printer to make honey comb extracting components in Monroe Hall at Edmonds Community college in Lynnwood. Edmonds Community College got a new infusion of equipment as part of the state’s deal with Boeing to help train more aerospace workers.

A scan of a summer workshop student shows the detail of the newly acquired 3-D scanner at EdCC.

“I’ve learned not to speculate on what our students come up with.” — Jason Sawatzki

The newly acquired robot arm will be ready for use this winter in Monroe Hall at EdCC in Lynnwood.

for new equipment every year, but just not this much at once. “We probably wouldn’t have gotten this windfall

in one year,” Sawatzki said. While the college has had 3-D printers for about 10 years, the new equipment is more modern and

more cost effective than the old printers. “This is really what the revolution is,” Sawatzki said. “Now I don’t have to tell students whether or not they can go print. If they waste a part, chances are the part cost a quarter rather than $50 like it did

five years ago.” And together, the equipment allows the students to create a project and take it from concept to prototype and even produce hundreds of items. What will those projects be? “That’s up to our stu-

dent’s imagination,” Sawatzki said. “I’ve learned not to speculate on what our students come up with.” In classes this fall, the students can dream up projects that they can talk about during interviews at Boeing, Fluke or other companies that hire Edmonds Community College students. “That’s what the goal is,” Sawatzki said. “To get these students hired when they get done here.” For this summer, the new equipment is allowing students to build a machine to extract honey from honeycombs using centrifugal force. The Beekeeping Club put up the money for the project and the Engineering Club is getting the experience. And maybe the Engineering Club will get a little honey. “That depends on how generous they are,” Mensonides said. “But really, this is just a great opportunity for us.”



New Bastyr president inspired by job By M.L. Dehm

For The Herald Business Journal

On July 1, Charles “Mac” Powell took office as the new president of Bastyr University, a school of naturopathic medicine. He will oversee the institution’s Washington and California campuses and clinics from the university grounds in Kenmore. After moving to the Puget Sound from the San Francisco Bay area, Powell, 42, spent the first few weeks of his tenure finding his way around campus, meeting faculty, staff and students and introducing himself to the Bastyr community at large. “The first week is always a whirlwind,” Powell said. He and his partner, Tuan Ngo, have also taken time to explore the local area. Both have an interest in good food and entertaining so a first stop for the couple was the Woodinville wine region. “We’re still having trouble finding our way around but we’re looking forward to making friends who can give us an idea of where to go and what to do,” Powell said. Powell is the former president of John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. His previous campus consisted of seven buildings spread out in different locations in the San Francisco Bay area. By contrast, the 51-acre Bastyr campus in Kenmore is centrally located, complete with gardens and hiking trails to enjoy. This appeals to Powell who enjoys the


Charles “Mac” Powell joined Bastyr University in July. He is the fourth president for the university, which focuses on natural medicine.

outdoors. In fact, he authored a book on golf and was once dean of the National University Golf Academy as well as a “Class A” member of the PGA. Powell is the fourth president in Bastyr’s history, taking over for Daniel K. Church, who retired in of June after a decade at the school. It was under Church’s tenure that the school added eight programs and created a new campus and teaching clinic in San Diego. “All who love Bastyr want to thank President Church for his tremendous contributions to the University and the


field of natural medicine,” says Samuel L. Anderson, chair of the Bastyr University Board of Trustees, in a statement. “Dr. Church’s leadership was a significant influence on Bastyr’s growth over the past 10 years. His legacy will never be forgotten.” Church also saw student enrollment soar by 31 percent in the last decade, from 920 students in 2005 to 1,210 last year. This leaves Powell some very big shoes to fill but it is something he finds inspiring rather than daunting. He did not hesitate when the recruiters for Bastyr

approached him about the vacancy. Like his predecessor, Powell would like to see ongoing growth as is outlined in the school’s master or strategic plan. He enjoys seeing crowds of students on campus at a time when many universities are experiencing declines in enrollment. He’d also like to make more people aware of the economic importance of a university such as Bastyr to the local community. Bastyr is a non-profit, private university that is recognized for its undergraduate, graduate and non-degree natural health programs. Students come from around the world to study naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, midwifery, psychology, nutrition and more at its Washington and California campuses. Powell believes he is taking the reins at Bastyr at a critical time for naturopathic medicine. Several states and territories now have pending legislation that could lead to more licensing for naturopathic doctors. That could mean expanded opportunities for Bastyr graduates. A higher level of awareness about natural medicine combined with increased levels of insurance coverage means more people are choosing treatment at clinics such as Bastyr Center for Natural Health. That means an increased relationship with the community. “Bastyr has been an important community partner for almost 40 years,” he said. “And we’ll continue to be a partner into the future.”





Navy veteran changes plans, pursues his dream

n 1983, there was only one hurdle I needed to jump before I could become a secondary mathematics teacher. I was required to complete a four-year commitment in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer, as I had received a Navy ROTC scholarship to attend San Diego State University (SDSU).

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This mantra, which I used when mentoring young officers and enlisted sailors, has served me well: You have to have a plan so that you have something to deviate from. You can’t deviate from nothing. I have enjoyed every second of transitioning from Captain Rick Odom, United States Navy (Ret.) to Mr. Rick Odom, Mathematics/P.E. Teacher. Four days after graduation I accepted a fulltime teaching position at North Lake Middle School. So don’t be afraid of deviating from your plans or making new ones as many times as you need to until you pursue what’s been in your heart. It took me 32 years to get to this point, and I have no regrets. Rick Odom


I deviated from my plan again, but, after over 26 years of service, I decided to finally pursue my dream of becoming a mathematics teacher. In June of 2013, I began the Master in Teaching (MIT) program at Western Washington University in Everett, located at the Everett University Center, and retired from active duty on the first of August.

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WSU construction to start soon Design is 90 percent complete for four-story building in Everett By Jocelyn Robinson

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So they’ve got the money. What happens now? Washington State University received $54.6 million from the Legislature this summer to construct a building that will be the new home for the university in Everett. Construction on the building is expected to start in the middle of this month, said Paul Pitre, dean of WSU North Puget Sound at Everett. The four-story, 95,000-square-foot building will be located east of the Everett Community College campus on the other side of Broadway. The building will have space for student services, offices, administration, classrooms, and engineering and computer-related labs, Pitre said “One of the things the Legislature has charged us with is a focus on STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and along with that focus, we need an opportunity to have laboratory spaces and technology,” he said.



The new $54.6 million home for Washington State University in Everett is expected to open in 2017.

The building is expected to be complete for classes starting in 2017. The building was the top legislative priority for the college heading into the legislative session. The university had asked for $61.1 million for the construction. In 2013, the state put $10 million toward project and about 90 percent of the building is designed, Pitre said.

The current space at the Everett University Center has worked well, Pitre said, but the school is outgrowing that space. “This building allows us to expand our resources and to expand our program offerings,” he said. “It will have some exceptionally good amenities for our students.” About 500 students are enrolled at the Everett University Center, and enroll-

ment is expected to grow to 1,100 students by 2021. Some of that growth is dependent on receiving additional funding for new academic programs, Pitre said. Two new degree programs — one in data analytics and one in software engineering — will start in fall 2016. “We’re just really excited about the opportunity to have this new campus facility,” he said. “We’re extremely grateful for the support that we’ve gotten from Rep. Mike Sells and Sens. (Barbara) Bailey and (Kirk) Pearson. They’ve been big supporters of our vision of expanding access to high-quality higher education in the region.” The new building will be next to EvCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center, which opened last year. Students at EvCC and WSU have already been collaborating. “We can’t wait for WSU to have their new building up,” said Sheila Dunn, EvCC’s associate dean of aerospace and advanced manufacturing. “It’s literally across the parking lot from our AMTEC center. We can’t wait to have those mechancial engineering students so close to us.” WSU has been happy with the reception it has received in Everett. Pitre said: “We’re extremely happy about the outpouring of community support that WSU has gotten.”



Staying power of Columbia College College celebrates 20 years serving military, community By Jim Davis

The Herald Business Journal

EVERETT — For 20 years in Snohomish County, Columbia College has been providing classes and degrees for servicemen and women, their families, veterans and others in the community. Columbia College started offering classes at the Navy Support Complex in Smokey Point in 1995 and continues to offer classes there and at Naval Station Everett. The college held a low-key celebration. “We just let people know that we are here and we’ve been here for a long time,” said Marjean Knokey, who oversees Columbia College’s Western campuses and is the director of the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island campus. The college offers mainly night classes aimed at adult learners. While the majority of students have military ties, anyone in the community can take classes. The college has the flexibility that works for military members, but is also practical for other adults looking to fur-

ther their education, said Stan Monusko, director of the Navy College Office at Naval Station Everett. He pointed out the college has in-seat classes, online classes and hybrid classes where students do coursework in the classroom and online. Monusko, who is retired military and who helps direct service personnel to higher education options, has received an associates, bachelors and master’s degrees from Columbia College. “People think it’s a Navy school,” Monusko said. “It’s just a civilian school that’s been invited to offer services in our facilities.” The college’s home campus is in Columbia, Missouri, but the college operates 36 off-site campuses across the U.S. with 18 on military bases. In Washington, Columbia College serves both Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Last year, the college had 389 students taking classes in Everett and Smokey Point. Of those, 272 were affiliated with the military being either active duty, spouses, dependents or veterans. That means more than 100 students came from the community. The Smokey Point classes draw many Tulalip Tribes members, Knokey said. On Whidbey Island, the college served 648 students; last year, more than 90 percent had military ties. Classes vary by campus and session; the

sessions are eight-weeks long. Some areas of study include business, psychology and criminal justice, which is a popular field for many of the military personnel, said Sam Fleury, assistant director of communications for the college. The college was founded in 1851 as Christian Women’s College about five blocks away from the University of Missouri. The curators of that university were looking for a place for their daughters to go to college. The college started allowing men to attend in 1970 and that’s when it changed its named to Columbia College. Columbia College still has an affiliation with the First Christian Church. A few years later, in 1973, Columbia College was approached by an Army education services officer who wanted the college to offer classes to Army recruiters in St. Louis. “I don’t know why the military picked up the phone and called us, but they did and we got on board with it,” Fleury said. It’s been one of the major reasons for the rapid expansion of the college. Today, about 25,000 students take courses each year through Columbia College and only about 1,000 attend the home campus. “Our president (Scott Dalrymple) likes to say we were military friendly before military friendly was cool,” Fleury said. The college first started offering classes in Washington in 1975 serving sailors at

Naval Station Seattle in Sand Point. The college moved north to the Navy Support Complex at Smokey Point in 1995. Columbia College established its Whidbey Island branch in 2001. The college campuses have about 50 instructors and many of the faculty teach at other colleges around the Puget Sound region, Knokey said. Several colleges that offer classes to the military have come under fire for high debt and poor outcomes. It’s a disturbing trend, said, Knokey, who has been in higher education for 40 years. She said that Columbia College is a non-profit and that sets it apart from the for-profit colleges. “We’re not paying stockholders,” Knokey said. “We’re trying to keep our tuition low and any money that comes through is floated back into the system.” The military pays up to $4,000 for as many as five classes for servicemen and women each year. Columbia College has kept its fees under that threshold. “We’ve tried to offer a good product at a good price,” Knokey said. Monusko, who works at the base helping sailors learn about higher education choices, said he agrees that the college is a good, affordable option. “I’m pretty proud of them as a school and not just because I attended there,” Monusko said. “I think they’re a good choice for people.”







A sugary-goodness empire Frost enjoyed a good summer. The Mill Creek business billed as a dessert lounge opened a second location in downtown Everett. And the company started selling its doughnuts and pastries at one of the cafes at Amazon in downtown Seattle. “We’ve made a name for ourselves and that’s cool,” said Del Hernandez, one of three owners of the business. Add in the original shop and the four Microsoft cafes that sell Frost doughnuts and pastries and it’s a been a good run for the business. Between the shops and the Microsoft and Amazon cafes, Frost makes 3,000 doughnuts a day and 9,000 each Saturday and Sunday. The business employs 40 people. Frost is planning to open a third location, this one in King County. “We set up this small shop and that’s what we thought we were going to be,” Hernandez said. “It’s grown very quickly beyond our expectations. We didn’t think we would be where we’re at now at the beginning.” Frost first opened six years ago on July 10, 2009. The three founders grew up in California. Daniel Sterling, 43, and Paul Goetz, 44, went to the same high school. After school, Sterling became friends with Hernandez, 41, in Santa Monica at a telecommunications company where they worked together. All three ended up moving to Mill Creek. Hernandez worked for nine years in real estate. Sterling worked for Amazon, Microsoft and Vulcan. (“For all of the Seattle billionaires,” Hernandez joked.) And Goetz worked for Ticketmaster. The trio wanted to venture out on their own. “We all live in the area and we tried to figure out a business to open in the Mill Creek Town Center, because we’re all entrepreneurs at heart,” Hernandez said. “We realized that there wasn’t a doughnut

shop here at the time.” Sterling came up with the idea for a Salted Caramel Old Fashioned Doughtnut and they were off and running. Hernandez had some experience — his family owned a bakery when he was a kid. They leased a space in the Mill Creek Town Center near the Central Market and called the original shop Frost Doughnuts.

Two years ago, Hernandez competed in the Cooking Channel’s “Doughnut Showdown,” which pits three doughnut makers each episode against each other. Frost won the $10,000 prize. Now, the business bakes the cupcakes and macarons in Everett and cooks the doughnuts in Mill Creek. Then the business does a dessert exchange, bring-

ing doughnuts north and pastries south. Frost plans is holding a grand opening from late July through Aug. 2. “What we like to say is we’re trying to make Everett a sweeter place,” Hernandez said. “It’s an upcoming place. It looks great, lots of things are happening there and we want to be part of that growth and see Everett grow.”


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Complex IT projects need special care I technology ■ Updating an existing IT system. Converting data base and/or data collection systems to support analytics Supporting decision-making in James operations, marketMcCusker ing, and finance. These system descriptions often Business overlap, of course, 101 and within each type there are many variations. For those reasons, along with personal changes each time, each project is different to some extent, and that, by itself, is the source of many problems. Computers are everywhere today, and the initial automation of a manual process is not as common as it once was. It can still be an issue, though, for many, if not most, startup companies as they grow. When computers first became available the first target for automation was obvious: payroll. It had the characteristics that the earlier computers were really good at: consistent, repetitive mathematical calculations; and the preservation of financial records. Today’s computers are capable of more

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sophisticated operations but it still pays to devote attention to the basics of consistency and record preservation. Record preservation may sound like a boring detail but it is crucial element of financial and forensic audits as well as error correction. And, even more important in today’s world, it is an important element of system security. Today’s IT systems can be very, very complex, which places even more demands on system designers and project teams. Take heart, though, for although there are no templates that will guarantee success for your project, there are some things you as the CEO or manager can do to avoid most of the reasons for failure.. The most important thing to do is decide what you want the project to accomplish and when you want it accomplished. If these two things are not compatible, the project will very likely fail. In general, it is more effective to let

what you want done drive the schedule. As one CEO watching over an IT project I once worked on wisely put it, “I’d rather get it right than get it right now.” As experienced managers know, most business projects can be moved faster by motivation and management attention. IT projects, though, are often resistant to this kind of push. The underlying reason is that the number of connections in software-driven systems overwhelms our ability to anticipate them. The general rule for IT project success, then, is the same rule that mothers have traditionally used for family meal preparation. When the whole family comes home late because of bad weather or a ball game, you don’t start thawing out a frozen turkey. You turn to canned soups, frozen dinners, mac-and-cheese or something prepared earlier. In an IT project, the more important the time line is to you the more the project should be based on pre-packaged software, off-the shelf technology and experience-rated hardware. Most businesses can do this and lower the odds of disappointing results. This basic decision won’t automatically make your IT project a success but it will eliminate one major source of failures. And that is the approach to take to turn the odds in your favor.


nformation Technology projects are the long shots of business and government. If you launch a Google search for “most IT projects fail” it only takes 0.36 seconds to produce 23,000,000 hits. There’s an uncomplicated reason why that number is so large: most information technology projects end up as disappointments. Failures are so endemic that, as a recent Deloitte study noted, they are expected. There is even a name for it: Project Risk. Some are just late or over budget, but many more fail to deliver the results promised despite carloads of money and work hours poured into them. IT covers an open range of systems and concepts — ranging from rudimentary data processing to artificial intelligence. The scope of IT, in fact, is one of the reasons that the failure rate is so high. Projects become so complex that they overshoot the ability, and the budget, to identify and test all of the interconnections. Most of all, they outdistance our ability to plan and manage them. The basic types of IT projects are these: ■ Automating a manual process. ■ Integrating a set of independent IT systems ■ Changing an IT system’s underlying




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n a rather obscure area of the Louvre, Paris’ remarkable collection of art and history, sits the Code of Hammurabi. Etched into a 10-foot tall stone in 1764 B.C., the sixth Mesopotamian king, Hammurabi, sets forth a series of laws regulating everything from trade to worker’s rights to food preparation standards. It is considered the first of its kind in human history Tom and began what we Hoban might call today public policy along Realty with the bureaucracy and rules to Markets regulate private behavior. I visited the Louvre while on vacation in June and found myself stunned at just how raw the regulations are but how important they must have been at the time. It’s easy to see their relevance even today. One section seemed to be the first ever building code. It states that a home buyer has the


Code of Hammurabi was created in ancient times and sets out law for everything from home building to contracts.

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A car dealer today might be interested in knowing that under the Code of Hammurabi if you sold a horse or ox to a man and it failed to perform to what the seller claimed it could do, the buyer was entitled to 10 times the cost back as

penalty. Real estate developers today may complain about too many regulations at times. Often bureaucracy can creep in and grip government, inviting that criticism. But today we enjoy an environment where nearly every structure built in America can be considered reliable up to and including even moderate or mild earthquakes. As science evolves around clean water standards, carbon impacts, mold, safety, etc., our codes eventually adjust. Construction sites today are far different places than they were just 30 years ago. Regulation works if balanced against the need to provide shelter at a reasonable cost to the consumer. Hammurabi definitely was onto something. Fortunately, the law has evolved enough over time where lopping off heads if a roof goes bad doesn’t happen anymore. Social media, a lawyer and small claims court take care of that today. Tom Hoban is CEO of The Coast Group of Companies. Contact him at 425-339-3638 or tomhoban@coastmgt.com or visit www. coastmgt.com. Twitter: @Tom_P_Hoban.

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How will the market respond to my new offering? Most studies focus on what I call the three C’s: your company, customers and competitors. In “feasibility speak” they are referred to as company project, customer analysis and competitive analysis, respectively (collectively referred to as a market analysis). Company Project: Based on your company’s

project, decide what is acceptable in terms of result. Before you analyze the market opportunity and competitive environment, map out a continuum between your best hopes and worst nightmare. What is the minimum standard of performance you would be willing to accept? Also, look at strengths and weaknesses of the project. Consider how to best manage the


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our desk and surrounding areas are prime real estate in your office and you should make the most of them. It’s important to only have what you need in this area so you can work efficiently and not feel overwhelmed in your workspace. If you’re feeling like you have too much stuff surrounding you in your office, consider these points on what to remove and what to keep in your workspace.

your computer, printer, printer paper, scanner, files and office supplies like pens, stapler and scissors. Keep what you need close at hand so you can work efficiently.

Office Equipment Remove: When was the last time you replaced

Do you have computer equipment that no longer works, taking up space? I see broken and outdated computers, monitors and keyboards in offices all the time. Keep: Add or continue using items that will help you work better. Make sure you have adequate lighting, a comfortable

chair, an ergonomic keyboard for happy wrists and only computer equipment that’s working. When you walk into your office, I want you to feel like you can sit down and get right to work. I don’t want you to stand at the door and feel overwhelmed or embarrassed by your workspace.

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Personal Items Remove: Excess personal photos and collectible items, Star Wars figures should leave the desk area, sorry. I worked with a client who had a small office space that included a bulletin board filled with personal mementos above her desk. When I pointed out how much she had going on in the space, she said no wonder she felt overwhelmed. Keep: To appear professional and uncluttered, remove as much as you can from your desk. Install sturdy shelves to hold a select number of framed photos and collectibles You can also frame photos and certificates and hang them on the wall. You don’t have to hang one picture per area. You may be able to create a focal wall with several pictures or certificates with the proper layout. If you really want to keep the Star Wars figures, keep the number to a minimum and work them onto bookshelves or wall shelves. There’s nothing wrong with having personal items to showcase your tastes and your interests, just don’t overdo it.




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Remove: Duplicate supplies. You probably don’t need three pencil cups surrounding your computer. How many pens, pencils and highlighters can you really use at one time? Keep: Items in your workspace that you use daily. You’ll probably need

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PORT OF EVERETT SHIPPING SCHEDULE Long-term includes regularly scheduled vessels only. Ship port calls 2015 YTD: 79 Barge port calls 2015 YTD: 27 Ship port calls 2014: 105 Barge port calls 2014: 80 Aug. 2: Kone Crane Barge, Kone Aug. 5: Westwood Columbia, Westwood Aug. 11: Westwood Robson, Westwood Aug. 17: AAL Brisbane, AAL Aug. 18: Westwood Columbia, Westwood Aug. 25: Westwood Pacific, Westwood Aug. 28: Asian Naga, ECL accepting applications for tourism funds from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote tourism in the county. Details are included in the application package, which must be returned by 5 p.m. Sept. 10. Applications are available at the Office of Economic Development in Everett or by contacting Jessica Voelker at 425-388-3139 or jessica.voelker@snoco.org. OLYMPIA — The Office of Secretary of State is accepting nominations for a 2015 Corporations for Communities Award. The deadline to nominate a company is Aug. 31. Washington’s highest civics award is for corporations or businesses that help the community in some meaningful way. Nomination forms can be found at www.sos.wa.gov/corps/ corpsforcommunities/ on the Secretary of State’s website. MARYSVILLE — Enrollment for the August 2015 session at Columbia College — Naval Station Everett/Marysville is now open. The session is set to begin Aug. 17, but students can register through Aug. 19 for online classes. The registration deadline for in-seat classes is Aug. 21. Classes will be completed in eight weeks. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu. TULALIP — The Tulalip Market has moved and changed names. On July 6, the former Tulalip Liquor Store & Smokeshop at 6326 33rd Ave. NE in Tulalip moved to 2832 116th Street NE in Tulalip. OLYMPIA — The state departments of Revenue, Labor & Industries and Employment Security are promoting a Suspect Fraud awareness campaign to help consumers protect themselves from unscrupulous businesses. Suspectfraud. com makes it easy and convenient to see if a business is registered with the state, is behind on its taxes or has complaints filed against.

MONROE — The City of Monroe will receive and install six recycling bins designed specifically for placement at key city park locations including Lake Tye Park and Skykomish River Park as part of a national recycling bin grant program made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation. Convenience of recycling bin placement is thought to encourage recycling. ARLINGTON — Qualcomm Inc. will serve as a strategic advisor to Darrington/ Arlington as part of the communities’ first round victory in the America’s Best Communities competition. Darrington/ Arlington, will be awarded $35,000 in prize money to build and implement a Community Revitalization Plan, and Qualcomm plans to contribute an additional $15,000 to bring the community’s total winnings to $50,000. LYNNWOOD — Puget Sound Energy’s 2014 Energy Efficiency Leader Awards went to 17 local contractors including Washington Energy Services and American Crawlspace & Pest Services, both of Lynnwood, and Clean Crawls and Superior Weatherization, both of Marysville. The businesses were recognized for their outstanding performance in helping residential, commercial and multifamily customers save electricity and natural gas through the replacement of inefficient equipment. MONROE — The EvergreenHealth Mobile Mammography unit will make stops in Monroe and Sultan this summer. On Monday July 6, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14, it will be at EvergreenHealth Primary Care in Monroe. On July 28, Aug. 28 and Sept. 22, it will be at EvergreenHealth Primary Care in Sultan. Call 425-8992831 to schedule an appointment or go online at evergreenhealth.com/ breastcenter. EVERETT — Comcast has received a handful of complaints in the Everett area about people claiming to be Comcast employees selling services from another company. Anyone actually representing the company will have photo identification and will proactively show it before asking to be invited into a home. They will also be wearing clothing that identifies them as a Comcast employee. OLYMPIA — Anyone seeking a commercial driver license or commercial learner permit in Washington will be required starting Sept. 1 to prove they are a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident. Commercial drivers are not required to present this proof until their next license renewal or other transaction that requires a change to their record. EDMONDS — Chermak Construction, now in its 35th year, was named winner in the Master Builders of King and Snohomish counties Rex Awards in the Major Remodel Whole House Excellence, less than $300K and the Bathroom Excellence, less than $30K categories. In the Building Industry Association of

Washington BIAW Awards, Chermak won in the Entire House, $300K - $500K and Get Away Room categories. EVERETT — The Port of Everett achieved another clean audit, marking the 18th consecutive year with no findings reported by the State Auditor’s office. Representatives from the Washington State Auditor’s Office visited the Port in mid-2015 to review its financial documents from January 2014 through December 2014. The scope of the audit focused on three primary areas: procurement, financial condition and safeguarding assets. EVERETT — Women’s Funding Alliance has funded a request from Leadership Snohomish County in the amount of $19,300 to provide scholarships, enhance curriculum and conduct a needs assessment regarding women’s leadership in Snohomish County. Leadership Snohomish County will work with business, government, and nonprofit partners to implement this initiative during the program year. MARYSVILLE — Kids ‘N Us Early Learning Academy celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Marysville on June 27. The Mill Creek-based Early Childhood Education facility moved from its existing building at 9315 State Ave. to the new school at 12017 State Ave. Kids ‘N Us has five locations in the north Puget Sound. OLYMPIA — Washington’s average annual wage increased by 4.2 percent in 2014 to $54,829, according to the state Employment Security Department — the largest percentage increase since 2007. The average weekly wage rose to $1,054 — up from $1,012 in 2013. These figures include only those wages that are covered by unemployment insurance. EVERETT — On July 15, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a statewide, $16 billion transportation package that will invest more than $700 million in Snohomish County, and fully fund the Port of Everett’s freight corridor. The package includes full funding for most of the Port of Everett’s freight priorities, most importantly, the design and construction of the City-led 41st Street Freight Corridor to increase access to the Port.

Corrections Josh Almtowaq is one of three brothers who own Sunshine Market in Lynnwood. He was misidentified in a photo cutline on Page 13 of July’s The Herald Business Journal. Smashing Art Studio is located at 10026th 270th Ave., Stanwood. A story on Page 15 in the June edition contained the wrong address. Micha Cornelius sold his restaurant to reduce the demands on his time when he and his wife were expecting their youngest daughter. A story on Page 12 in June’s edition misidentified which child’s arrival influenced the decision.



Upcoming Events Business After Hours - Hosted by Musuem of Flight Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Everett Annual Summer Networking - Presented by Workforce Thursday, August 20th, 2015 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Mukilteo After 4 Networking - Hosted by Snohomish County Music Project Thursday, August 27th, 2015 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Everett EASC Introductory Seminar Tuesday, Septemeber 10th, 2015 9:30 - 11:30 a.m, Everett


Vol 5 • Issue 1 • August 2015

EASC Launching Next Generation Business Plan

By Shaylah Kugler, EASC

Following completion of a successful five-year business plan in 2015, Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) has begun efforts to update its next generation business plan with one goal in mind --- to further enhance Snohomish County’s role as a local, regional, and national leader for economic vitality. Over the past four years EASC has worked with its public and private partners to develop and execute plans to: •develop existing talent and attract new talent •develop a local system of world class infrastructure •foster industry diversity and market the region •solidify our global aerospace leadership, and •strengthen the region’s military sector. While on August 1st EASC will begin to transition from President & CEO Troy McClelland’s leadership, EASC’s Board has committed to remain focused on the core themes that have connected EASC’s work to our communities: we will continue to market the region, look to attract new investment, undertake initiatives to improve essential infrastructure and quality of place, respond to employer needs, connect regional leaders, and engage the community.


In a prepared statement McClelland said, “Over the past four years, EASC has demonstrated its value in part by aligning our regional priorities and providing a strong platform for business leaders to unify around. I have been both honored and enjoyed working with the board, community, public and private leaders and EASC’s fabulous staff. To be able to have a leadership role from the initial stages of merger, to stabilization and then growth was a rare experience and one that I will always be proud of.” “McClelland is leaving EASC on sound financial footing with a highly capable team. He is leaving this organization well positioned for future growth and for the further advancement of our regional economy. This foundational work has left the Board energized, committed and excited about EASC’s role in our community’s future and looks forward developing our next stage business plan,” said Chris Knapp, Economic Alliance’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

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Chief Operations Officer John Monroe will serve as interim President and CEO while EASC’s Board of Trustees conducts a regional and national search for McClelland’s replacement, with a goal to have a new CEO by the end of 2015. “There is much more work to do to supplement what we have accomplished to date”, Monroe said. “Areas where we plan additional focus in 2016-2017 include; support on bringing ST3 to Everett, diversifying our economy by developing and expanding foreign direct investment opportunities, further expand and develop our incredible medical / healthcare services sector, and being a supportive partner for the new Washington Military Alliance”.

Who is Economic Alliance? Mission Statement As a regional leader, Economic Alliance Snohomish County exists to be a catalyst for economic vitality resulting in stronger communities, increased job creation, expanded educational opportunities, and improved infrastructure.

2015 Strategic Goals

808 134th St SW, Suite 101 Everett, WA 98204 (P) 425.743.4567 www.economicalliancesc.org

Market the Region

Attract New Investment

Improve Quality Respond to Connect Regional Engagement of Place Employer Needs Leaders Strategy



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 June 1-30. 15-13720-CMA: Chapter 11, Moon Electric Company Inc.; attorney for debtor: Thomas D. Neeleman; filed: June 17; assets: yes; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: corporation

Snohomish County tax liens Tax liens are gathered from online public records filed with the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office. These federal and state liens were filed between June 1 and June 30.

Federal tax liens 201506020655: June 2; Wright, Robert S, 12512 47th Drive SE, Everett 201506020656: June 2; Absolute Air Park Inc., 18802 67th Ave. NE, Arlington 201506020657: June 2; Everett Floral & Gift (+), 4522 Evergreen Way, Everett 201506020658: June 2; AMB We Do Abatement (+), PO Box 3123, Arlington 201506020675: June 2; Trash Kings, 4202 Crescent Ave., Everett 201506090465: June 9; Sanchez. Jose L (+), PO Box 1682, Marysville 201506090466: June 9; Vega Trejo, Maria C (+), 8129 Beverly Blvd., Everett 201506090467: June 9; Quantum Flooring Inc., 14410 81st Ave. NE, Arlington 201506090468: June 9; Olajoyegbe, Sheila M (+), 7019 168th St. SW, Lynnwood 201506090469: June 9; Vickers, Thomas N Jr, 30 Sydney Lane, Everett 201506090470: June 9; Cox, Jeffrey E, 3401 Oakes Ave., Apt. 3, Everett 201506090471: June 9; Munro, Suzanne L (+), PO Box 6091, Edmonds 201506090472: June 9; Peterson, Michael E, 1920 8th St., Marysville 201506090473: June 9; SMC Sound Contracting Inc., 322 172nd Place SW, Unit A, Bothell 201506090500: June 9; Killer Paint (+), 1033 Ave. D, Suite F, Snohomish 201506090501: June 9; Vickers, Tom (+), 717 128th St. SW, Suite B-105, Everett 201506090502: June 9; VEP Inc. (+), 9505 Evergreen Way, Everett 201506090503: June 9; Smay, Michael K, 20611 Bothell-Everett Highway, E-194, Bothell 201506160524: June 16;

Knoth, Suanne M (+), 316 176th Place SW, Bothell 201506160525: June 16; China Dragon Restaurant (+), 10119 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle 201506160526: June 16; Lee, Lorrie H (+), 20005 9th Ave. W, Lynnwood 201506160527: June 16; Tornetta, Anthony R, 4434 212th St. SW, Apt. P-11, Mountlake Terrace 201506160528: June 16; Barrett, Ken A, 45 Pine St., Apt. 310, Edmonds 201506160529: June 16; Haapalainen, Jeffrey A, 6416 Fleming St., Apt. B, Everett 201506160530: June 16; Haapalainen, Marci L (+), 6416 Fleming St., Apt. B, Everett 201506160531: June 16; Purfeerst, Robert, 7509 210th St. SW, Unit 5, Edmonds 201506160532: June 16; Shine, Edel M (+), PO Box 6188, Edmonds 201506160533: June 16; Loukas, Vasilios, 19426 77th Place W, Edmonds 201506160534: June 16; Sparling, William H, 1025 10th St., Snohomish 201506160535: June 16; Billington, Shiela L, 7003 70th Drive SE, Snohomish 201506160536: June 16; Jackson, Jessica (+), 9230 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds 201506160537: June 16; Jackson, Jessica T (+), 9230 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds 201506160538: June 16; Reilly, Susan L, 22908 53rd Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace 201506160728: June 16; Kim, Andrew J, 16520 Larch Way, Apt. R2, Lynnwood 201506160729: June 16; Barnett, Mickie, 6705 Sunnyside Blvd., Unit A, Marysville 201506160730: June 16; Protek Roofing Inc., 3216 124th St. SE, Everett 201506160731: June 16; El Puerto Inc., 425 Main St., Edmonds 201506230061: June 23; Scheldrup, Christopher K, 6132 Northridge Drive, Snohomish 201506230705: June 23; Oliver, William D, 10812 19th Ave. SE, Everett 201506230706: June 23; Hess, Michael C (+), PO Box 2051, Granite Falls 201506230707: June 23; Jenkins, James S, PO Box 15080, Mill Creek 201506230708: June 23; Webster, Jeanne M (+), 15131 54th Ave. SE, Everett 201506230709: June 23; Parks, George A, 5222 150th Place SW, Edmonds 201506230710: June 23; Longhorn Saloon (+), 18802 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington 201506230711: June 23; LJL Entertainment Enterprises 6020 Evergreen Way, Everett 201506230712: June 23; Garza, Felix, 12619 4th Ave. W, No. 220, Everett 201506230713: June 23; Kelley’s Carpet Cleaning Corp., 3809 McDougall Ave., Suite B, Everett 201506230714: June 23; Stanford Cleaning (+), 8129 Beverly Blvd., Everett

201506230715: June 23; Olsen, Rodney S, 14503 Wallace Lake Road, Gold Bar

Partial release of federal tax lien 201506020676: June 2; Young, Laura M, 3040 228th St. SW, Brier 201506090474: June 9; White, James, 9521 64th Drive NE, Marysville 201506160732: June 16; Hart, Susan R, 4719 Baker Drive, Everett

Release of federal tax lien 201506020659: June 2; Harvard Cleaning Services (+), 8129 Beverly Blvd., Everett 201506020660: June 2; Marshall, Maria E, PO Box 207 N, Lakewood 201506020661: June 2; Kuzov, Bernadette, 18108 76th Ave. W, Edmonds 201506020662: June 2; Ebel, Karen (+), 603 116th St. SW, Everett 201506020663: June 2; Marchese, Deborah S (+), PO Box 570, Granite Falls 201506020664: June 2; Maggio, Aaron, 21112 80th Place W, Apt. 4, Edmonds 201506020665: June 2; Shinn, Elizabeth E, 22711 72nd Place W, Mountlake Terrace 201506020666: June 2; Reed, Jeffrey A, 8330 36th Ave. NE, Marysville 201506020667: June 2; Regimbal, Marie H (+), 15011 W Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood 201506020668: June 2; Hill, Travis A, 10914 3rd Drive SE, Everett 201506020669: June 2; Cornett, Rochelle R (+), 15409 15th Drive SE, Mill Creek 201506020670: June 2; B&E Personnel Services, 4015 Rucker Ave., Suite B, Everett 201506020671: June 2; Healy, Patrick J, P O Box 2954, Arlington 201506020672: June 2; Shinn, Elizabeth E, 4015 Rucker Ave., Suite B, Everett 201506020673: June 2; Shinn, Elizabeth E, 4015 Rucker Ave., Suite B, Everett 201506040366: June 4; Hayes Roofing Enterprises

Inc., PO Box 3633, Everett 201506090475: June 9; Achurra, Matthew M, PO Box 2739, Snohomish 201506090476: June 9; Baker, Julie L, 8416 134th St. NE, Arlington 201506090477: June 9; Schoonover, Teena (+), 9403 15th St. NE, Lake Stevens 201506090478: June 9; Young, Francis R, 3040 228th St. SW, Brier 201506090479: June 9; Forth, Troy A, PO Box 497, Snohomish 201506090480: June 9; Hanson, Mark W, 2809 159th Place SE, Mill Creek 201506090481: June 9; Hanke, Bryan D, 7225 65th Ave. NE, Marysville 201506090482: June 9; Curry, Lori (+), 7225 65th Ave. NE, Marysville 201506090483: June 9; Merten, Shoshawn S, 13232 Chain Lake Road, Monroe 201506090484: June 9; Victoria Nails (+), 12420 23rd Drive SE, Everett 201506090485: June 9; Osborne, Clarence L (+), 3802 Colby Ave., Everett 201506090504: June 9; Evergreen Property Maintenance, 201 228th St. SE, Bothell 201506090505: June 9; White, James A, 4228 94th Place NE, Marysville 201506160539: June 16; Speedy Roofing Inc., 15731 2nd Place W, Lynnwood 201506160540: June 16; Bumpass, Judith D (+), Rural 1, Box 4010, Boswell, Oklahoma 201506160541: June 16; Jimmy Jacks Inc., 13428 Highway 99, Everett 201506160542: June 16; Kim, Andrew M, 14205 20th Place W, Lynnwood 201506160543: June 16; Sancartier, Michael G, 15215 2nd Place W, Lynnwood 201506160544: June 16; Peglow, Donna Anne (+), PO Box 339, Silvana 201506160545: June 16; Michael Leon Construction Inc., 526 N West Ave. 126, Arlington 201506160546: June 16; Harry’s Shell & Highland Texaco (+), 20202 Highway 99, Lynnwood 201506160547: June 16; Jenson, Kenneth, 4931 243rd

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St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 201506160548: June 16; Lin Homes Inc., 507 188th St. NW, Arlington 201506160733: June 16; Mincoff, Dennis L, 18609 36th Ave. W, No. H303, Lynnwood 201506230062: June 23; Chancellor-Dearman, M (+), 17319 100th St. NE, Granite Falls 201506230716: June 23; Al-Shemary Bakher, M, 1031 130th St. SW, Everett 201506230717: June 23; Speedy Roofing Inc., 15731 2nd Place W, Lynnwood 201506230718: June 23; Barbour, Bruce L, 10617 Robin Hood Drive, Edmonds 201506230719: June 23; Baker, David M, PO Box 2627, Lynnwood 201506230720: June 23; Hodges, Kimberly L, 10914 3rd Drive SE, Everett 201506230721: June 23; Northwest By Gutters Inc., PO Box 151, Snohomish 201506230722: June 23; JJ&V Roofing Co. Inc, 300 104th St. SW, Everett 201506230723: June 23; Smith, Charles S, 5724 203rd St. SE, Lynnwood 201506230724: June 23; Willey, Layle, 13824 N Creek Drive, Unit 1002, Mill Creek 201506230725: June 23; Hayes Roofing Enterprises Inc., PO Box 3633, Everett 201506230726: June 23; Perry, Jennifer A (+), 16817 Larch Way, D-104, Lynnwood 201506230727: June 23;

Bahama Sun Tanning (+), 725 Highway 9 NE, Suite 204-A, Lake Stevens 201506230728: June 23; Lynnwood Cleaning Services (+), PO Box 741, Lynnwood 201506230729: June 23; Dept Graphics Inc., 4315 Rucker Ave., Everett 201506230730: June 23; Oasis Elder Care Inc., 1808 181st Ave. NE, Snohomish

Release of federal tax lien-paid for 201506090678: June 9; Langdon, Jennifer (+), 5416 93rd Place SW, Mukilteo 201506160751: June 16; Parker, Debora L (+), PO Box 1524, Lynnwood

Satisfaction of Employment Security Lien 201506030319: June 3; Operation Lookout, State Of Washington (Dept Of)

Withdrawal of federal tax lien 201506020674: June 2; Wilkerson, Tina M (+), 6116 133rd Place SW, Edmonds 201506160549: June 16; Marshall, Maria E, PO Box 207, Lakewood 201506230731: June 23; Strang, Nicholas S, 2958 N Shore Drive, Bellingham

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Arlington Ashelon Books: 19920 67th Ave. NE, No. 50, Arlington, WA 98223-7885; Book Dealers-Retail Baker Industrial Services: 19129 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223-4258; 360-653-1507; Services Not Elsewhere Classified El Padrino Convenience Store: 19711 95th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8931; Convenience Stores Expertise Painting: 17231 117th Place NE, Arlington, WA 98223-9480; Painters Halterman’s RV: 16520 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223-8408; 360-386-8213; Recreational Vehicles Icracked: 18606 35th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 982237761; Nonclassified Sayun Prakna Monastery: 13030 Jim Creek Road, Arlington, WA 98223-4853; 360-403-0769; Monasteries Smokey Point Landscaping Supplies: 8704 172nd St. NE, Arlington, WA 982238928; Landscaping Equipment and Supplies Together Kids: 19205 46th Drive NE, Arlington, WA 98223-4762; Nonclassified You Got It Movers: 7711 284th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8477; Movers

Bothell Abconnections: 20322 Bothell Everett Highway, No. E3, Bothell, WA 98012-7178; Nonclassified Advance Business Technology: 15603 3rd Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6328; 425741-8579; Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified Bear Creek Specialty Foods: 2529 171st Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6512; Food Products-Retail Chavarin Construction: 19330 Winesap Road, Bothell, WA 98012-7029; 425-286-6845; Construction Companies Chef Justina’s Crafty & Catering: 16520 North Road, No. D206, Bothell, WA 98012-4911; Caterers Chellemm: 20 Winesap Road, Bothell, WA 980127074; Nonclassified Chic Boutique: 816 237th St. SE, Bothell, WA 980214300; 425-398-1416; Boutique Items-Retail Flagstone: 18123 34th Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98012-8085; 425-892-9134; Nonclassified Forest Rain Design & Construction: 1415 196th St. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-7106; Construction Companies Geekville Toys: 18910 Bothell Everett Highway, No.

G3, Bothell, WA 98012-5214; Toys-Retail Go Creative: 19326 Bothell Everett Highway, No. 8, Bothell, WA 98012-7150; Nonclassified Green Conure: 4025 214th St. SE, Bothell, WA 980215403; Nonclassified Kiski Machinery Sales: 23104 27th Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98021-7894; 425949-7562; Machinery-New (Wholesale) Lawrence Ball DC: 125 164th St. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-5947; Chiropractors Lynden Chevron: 20808 35th Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98021-7025; Service Stations-Gasoline and Oil Millie’s Homecare Service: 17517 Brook Blvd., Bothell, WA 98012; Home Health Service Pet Professionals: 24024 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021-9355; 425286-6751; Pet Services Pete’s Pacific Aerial Video: 20225 Bothell Everett Highway, No. 20, Bothell, WA 98012-8170; Photographers-Aerial Platinum Training: 1225 183rd St. SE, No. H203, Bothell, WA 98012-7535; Training Consultants Preserve At Meadowdale: 6002 SW 155 St., Bothell, WA 98012; 425-361-7695; Apartments Prints & The Pea: 3807 196th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012-7593; Printers (Manufacturers) Recology Clean Scapes: 22833 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021-9385; 425-398-5412; Nonclassified Rust Repurposing Unique Shabby: 23112 35th Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98021-6213; Nonclassified S & M House: 125 244th St. SW, Bothell, WA 980218647; Nonclassified Sars: 17624 15th Ave. SE, No. 101b, Bothell, WA 980125101; Nonclassified Selmann Massage: 23703 Meridian Place W, Bothell, WA 98021-8670; Massage Therapists Sierra Pacific Mortgage: 21520 30th Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98021-7009; 425-3983914; Real Estate Loans

Clyborne Real Estate: 9325 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds, WA 980202397; 425-771-1303; Real Estate CN Commercial Vehicles: 24015 84th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026; 425-361-1760; Nonclassified Comfort Inn: 23416 Highway 99, No. B, Edmonds, WA 98026-9328; Hotels and Motels Crush Footwear: 403 Main St., Edmonds, WA 98020-3137; 425-967-3084; Shoes-Retail Design 2 Last: 543 Main St., Edmonds, WA 98020-3162; 425-673-7269; Nonclassified Doctor Buff Car Wash & Detail: 7525 212th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-7605; 425-672-8765; Car Washing and Polishing Durn Good Grocery: 23416 Highway 99, No. B, Edmonds, WA 98026-9328; Grocers-Retail Edmonds Town Car Service: 10702 231st St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98020-6154; Escort Service-Motorized Lauryn’s Wings: 318 6th Ave. S, No. 101, Edmonds, WA 98020-3437; Nonclassified Machete Landscaping General Constuciton: 9792 Edmonds Way, No. 406, Edmonds, WA 98020-5940; Landscape Contractors NTC: 7627 230th St. SW, No. 19, Edmonds, WA 980268420; Nonclassified Ninety Nine West Co.: 22824 100th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98020-5920; 425-582-0555; Nonclassified Online Profile Enhancing Service: 18915 94th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98020-2322; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Peter & Sons Construction: 13407 59th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026-3350; Construction Companies Sage Integrative Medicine Clinic: 21827 76th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026-7981; 425-245-8692; Clinics Salish Security & Consulting: 201 Main St., No. 268, Edmonds, WA 98020-2012; Security Control Equip and Systems-Wholesale



Keenan Bookkeeping: 3603 219th St. SW, Brier, WA 98036-8080; Accounting and Bookkeeping General Service

786 Towing: 10820 1st Drive SE, Everett, WA 982087056; Wrecker Service A Northwest Soiree: 2302 Summit Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3255; Nonclassified Alberto’s Sale: 2 W Casino Road, No. E110, Everett, WA 98204-7639; General Merchandise-Retail Amigo Gutters: 5631 Glenwood Ave., Everett, WA 98203-3035; 425-374-3632; Gutters and Downspouts Barefoot Gypsy Corp.: 8015 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203-6876; Nonclassified Booze Brothers Beverage: PO Box 5009, Everett, WA 98206-5009; Beverages (Wholesale) Cellular Kid: 1401 Merrill Creek Parkway, No. 1003, Everett, WA 98203-7133; Cel-

Edmonds APM Auto Service: 22740 Highway 99, No. B, Edmonds, WA 98026-8396; Automobile Repairing and Service Ali’s Motorsports: 7825 227th Place SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-8368; Nonclassified Anthony’s Original: 9818 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020-5902; 425-361-1487; Nonclassified Built Rite Construction: 15622 60th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026-4610; Construction Companies

lular Telephones (Services) Cielito Lindo Restaurant & Bar: 717 128th St. SW, No. A108, Everett, WA 98204-5316; 206-947-5477; Restaurants Crucible Brewing Co.: 909 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208-3746; 425-374-7293; Brewers (Manufacturers) Don Panchito: 3301 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4318; Nonclassified EB Trucking: 2304 60th St. SE, Everett, WA 98203-4042; Trucking Everett P10: 303 128th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204-7307; 425-347-8868; Nonclassified Evergreen Food Mart: 607 SE Everett Mall Way, No. A, Everett, WA 98208-3264; 425374-2938; Grocers-Retail FAM Water Jet: 12310 Highway 99, Everett, WA 98204-8518; 425-3536111; Water Jet Cutting (Manufacturers) Feds Warm Home: 10225 31st Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-4513; Nonclassified Ginger Salon: 2625 Colby Ave. No. 1, Everett, WA 98201-2971; 425-501-7755; Beauty Salons Global Smoke Shop: 206 E Casino Road, Everett, WA 98208-2609; 425-374-7533; Cigar Cigarette and Tobacco Dealers-Retail Grampa’s Garlic Sauce: 820 Cady Road, No. J102, Everett, WA 98203-5023; 425513-0446; Condiments and Sauces (Wholesale) Great Little Cabin Co.: 621 54th St SW, Everett, WA 98203-3042; Home Builders Holiday Lighting: 3315 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4349; 425-420-7499; Lighting Fixtures-Retail Juice Factory: 721 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 982011313; Juices-Retail Mainstreet Masonry Restoration: 12414 Highway 99, Everett, WA 98204-5544; 425-512-9051; Masonry Contractors Miller’s Pro Shop: 11812 E Gibson Road, No. C116, Everett, WA 982048641; Golf Equipment and Supplies-Retail Money Mission Enterprise: 12720 4th Ave. W, PMB F329, Everett, WA 982045707; Nonclassified NYP: 1321 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208-2817; 360-393-0396; Nonclassified Naval Branch Health Clinic: 2000 W Marine View Drive, Everett, WA 982070002; 425-304-4060; Clinics Olga Andreyanova Photography: 11000 16th Ave. SE, No. 1013, Everett, WA 98208-4832; Photography Olive + Atlas: 1320 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 982011614; Nonclassified Pantz Shakerz Fitness: 1505 Maple St., Everett, WA 98201-2129; Nonclassified Paradise Billiards: 617 128th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204-6371; 425-322-3729; Billiard Parlors Pawsitively Purrfect Animal: 11401 3rd Ave. SE, No. Z1, Everett, WA 98208-5507;

Pet Services Potala Farms: PO Box 13261, Everett, WA 982063261; Farms Pro Staff HR: 12407 34th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-7504; Human Resource Consultants Raiford Law: 2722 Colby Ave., No. 700, Everett, WA 98201-3535; 425-258-2449; Attorneys Rainier Windows N More: 2810 112th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208-5246; Windows Rauls Simmons Insurance: 206 E Casino Road, Everett, WA 98208-2609; 425-3748871; Insurance Remington Services: 4610 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203-2872; 425-257-3063; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Root Mushroom Farm: 4417 Seahurst Ave., Everett, WA 98203-1719; Farms Seattle Acupuncture Association: 4220 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98203-2317; 425404-3448; Acupuncture Sexxxy Enterprises: 923 112th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204-7881; 425-512-8206; Nonclassified Shawbaz Language Service: 2618 Burley Drive, Everett, WA 98208-2401; Language Schools Shiny Baby Boutique: 11325 19th Ave. SE, No. A102, Everett, WA 982085164; Boutique Items-Retail Studio D: 711 W Casino Road, No. 1b6, Everett, WA 98204-8128; Nonclassified Super Cuts: 505 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 982083252; 425-353-1563; Beauty Salons Touch Of Beauty: 5405 13th Ave. W, Everett, WA 98203-5918; Beauty Salons VVM Enterprise: 2318 121st St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-6214; Nonclassified Venture Pacific Contractors: 10121 Evergreen Way, No. 25534, Everett, WA 98204-3885; Contractors Washington Moving Service: 1314 26th St., Everett, WA 98201-3406; 425-3743227; Movers Wawa Cakes: 720 132nd St. SW, Everett, WA 98204-9359; 425-741-8079; Bakers-Retail Zen Massage Spa: 213 127th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-6452; Massage Therapists

Gold Bar Sweet Substitutes Bakery: 604 1st Ave. W, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9215; Bakers-Retail

Granite Falls EA Spencer: PO Box 1871, Granite Falls, WA 982521871; Nonclassified Fireblooms: 306 Stilley Way, Granite Falls, WA 982528457; Nonclassified

Lake Stevens Cottonwood Lane: 2915 103rd Ave. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-5150; Nonclassified

Dragonfly Boutique: 2310 Callow Road, No. 1, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8458; Boutique Items-Retail Eaton Properties: 3933 121st Drive NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9076; Real Estate Management Haltermans RV: 11007 36th St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8151; Recreational Vehicles MLD Holdings: 7925 161st Ave. NE, MLD Holdings, Lake Stevens, WA 98258; Holding Companies (Non-Bank) Mobile One: 515 Highway 9 NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8523; Cellular Telephones (Services) Mobile One: 513 Highway 9 NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9408; 425-334-7405; Nonclassified Mod Super Fast Pizza: 513 Highway 9 NE, No. 101, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9408; Pizza Silk Road Auto: 801 Vernon Road, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3405; 425-595-5136; Nonclassified Up North Motorsports: 10512 Sandy Beach Drive, Lake Stevens, WA 982588561; Nonclassified

Lynnwood Alpine Cleaning & Restoration: 6706 212th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7325; 425-774-4826; Janitor Service Anna’s Cleaning: 20925 45th Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7736; Janitor Service Applied Chemistry: 2100 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7001; 425-673-7176; Chemists-Analytical and Consulting Birth & More: 1805 Filbert Road, No. 47, Lynnwood, WA 98036-4839; Birth Centers Cascadia Electrical Solutions: 15226 20th Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98087-6301; Electric Contractors Clear View Solutions: 1625 Cypress Way, Lynnwood, WA 98036-9005; Nonclassified Colacurcio Construction: 1625 Madison Way, Lynnwood, WA 98087-6024; 425-967-5249; Construction Companies Emanuel Inc. Lynnwood: 19930 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6710; 425582-7004; Nonclassified Evergreen Food Mart: 2810 144th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5954; Grocers-Retail Farmers Insurance Tony Downard: 4630 200th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6608; 425-776-1483; Insurance Good Karma Tattoo: 7600 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5097; 425-678-0264; Tattooing Guardian Dental Lab: 19410 Highway 99, No. 256-A, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5102; Laboratories-Dental Happy Price: 17426 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037-3144; Nonclassified Lulu’s House Cleaning Service: 3404 133rd St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-1609; House Cleaning




Marysville Adkinson Coaching & Consulting: 5508 78th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8978; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Barron Heating & Air Conditioning: 1062 State Ave., Marysville, WA 982704241; 360-386-7990; Heating Contractors Connell Epic: 13711

Meridian Ave. N, Marysville, WA 98271-7094; 360-6524639; Nonclassified Creekwalk: 5634 147th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98271-3429; 360-386-8404; Nonclassified Horizon Realty Advisors: 9920 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-2255; 360-6531510; Real Estate Consultants Island Hospitality: 514 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-4541; 360-322-7616; Nonclassified Lookout Technologies: 7725 73rd Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6559; Nonclassified Maggie May I: 5327 Grove St., Marysville, WA 982704442; Nonclassified Nelson Enterprises: 1029 Cedar Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-4232; 360-386-8785; Nonclassified Ring Counseling Service: 1326 5th St., No. A-C, Marysville, WA 98270-4517; Counseling Services Smokey Point Apartments: 17526 25th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98271-4723; 360-652-4194; Apartments

Mill Creek Anthony Crider: 2720 143rd Place SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5798; 425-3570845; Nonclassified Cafe Luxe: 1120 Mill Creek Blvd., No. C301, Mill Creek, WA 98012-3099; Restaurants Camfresh Farms: 17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012-6334; Farms Ellie B Block Party Productions: 16212 Bothell Everett Highway, No. F1, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1603; Party Planning Service Hand & Stone Massage: 283 16212 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012; Massage Therapists Lakeside Investment: 16212 Bothell Everett Highway, No. F3, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1603; Investments Llovera Holistic: 14430 N Creek Drive No. 838, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5342; Holistic Practitioners Lomi Lomi Spa: 13206 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012-3402; 425337-3117; Health Spas Menzies Educational Service: 1607 145th Place SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1354; Educational Service-Business North Star Pediatric Dentistry: 16708 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012-6345; 425-481-7830; Dentists Puget Sound Yacht Charters: 16212 Bothell Everett Highway, No. F1, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1603; Boats-Excursions Watts Cleaning Co.: PO Box 14845, Mill Creek, WA 98082-2845; Janitor Service

18128 150th Place SE, Monroe, WA 98272-1136; Landscape Contractors Harmon Engineering & Development: PO Box 1021, Monroe, WA 98272-4021; Engineers Julie Weaver Counseling Service: 149 Charles St., Monroe, WA 98272-2302; Counseling Services Moses Lake Market: 29522 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272-7818; Food Markets NW Crystals: 25322 178th St. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-8949; Chinaware and Glassware-Retail Northwest Sport Taekwondo: 12625 Bollenbaugh Hill Road, Monroe, WA 98272-8660; Martial Arts Instruction Orange Star Farm: 21429 Old Owen Road, Monroe, WA 98272; Farms

Mountlake Terrace Garrett’s Shutters & Gutters: 22815 Lakeview Drive, No. G215, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2851; Shutters Maki Bakery: 6301 219th Ave. SW, No. A105, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043; Bakers-Retail Paddy Coynes Irish Pub: 23307 67th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2735;

Mukilteo Bella Blow Dry & Beauty Bar: 10100 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 982754752; Beauty Salons Crows Roost: 10420 62nd Place W, Mukilteo, WA 982754638; Nonclassified Luminous Skin Care: 12189 Gore Haven, No. 110, Mukilteo, WA 98275; Skin Treatments Spot: 8203 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2920; Nonclassified

Quil Ceda Village New Balance: 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd., Quil Ceda Village, WA 98271-8081; Shoes-Retail

Snohomish Avila Realty Group Inc.: 8905 176th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-5020; Real Estate Capelli Cabinetry: 5825 83rd Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-5172; Cabinets Cascade Material Aggregators: 15930 U.S. 2,

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Stanwood Freyja’s Gems: 6301 Silvana Terrace Road, Stanwood, WA 98292-5763; Miscellaneous Retail Stores Not Elsewhere Classified Infinite Reiki: 6913 287th Place NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-4521; Nonclassified RE Ventures: 5107 173rd Place NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-6001; Nonclassified

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