DECEMBER 2015 | VOL. 18, NO. 9
Eyesore no more Is Everett ready for renewal? 6-8 Extreme drink: TV star, distiller concoct spirit, 5
Aero Apartments: New homes land in Everett, 3
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Real estate broker Saman Kouretchian believes low-priced homes in Everett will attract investors .
How one house could be a sign of a coming change to Everett, 6-8
David Cook: Starbuck’s red cup a missed opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Tom Hoban: Skotdal family shapes Everett’s future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Aero Apartments opens in downtown Everett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
James McCusker: Don’t overlook older workers in hiring . . . . . . . . . 17
KSER personality helping people with finances for 25 years . . . . . . . . 4
Monika Kristofferson: How people communicate is changing . . . . . . . 18
Bluewater distilling develops new spirit with ‘Deadliest Catch’ star . . . 5 Seattle Coffee Gear in Lynnwood helps you make great coffee . . . . . 10 Everett’s SNBL to test drugs for nuclear attack survivors . . . . . . . 11
BUSINESS BRIEFS . . . . . . . . . . . 20 PUBLIC RECORDS . . . . . . . . . 22-23 BANKRUPTCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 ECONOMIC DATA . . . . . . . . . 24-25 BUSINESS LICENSES . . . . . . . 26-27
Edmonds business creates custom T-shirts, gear for frats, sororities . . 12
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Aero Apartments land in Everett By Jim Davis
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EVERETT — It’s the latest in a long line of projects expected to bring people and, hopefully, a new sense of energy to downtown Everett. The seven-story Aero Apartments has opened at the corner of Hewitt and Rucker avenues. Already more than half of the 102 apartments have been leased. “Bringing people back to the core of the city is the critical ingredient for making local retail viable and supporting the success of neighborhood restaurants and gathering places,” said Craig Skotdal, president of Skotdal Real Estate. The Aero Apartments is an important piece of the puzzle to rejuvenating downtown, said Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson. He praised the Skotdal family for the project. “With a Skotdal property, you know you’re get-
People interested in living at the Aero Apartments can tour the building’s models by stopping at the leasing office at 2901 Rucker Ave. or by making an appointment. The office is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more info, go to www.flyaeroapts.com.
The seven-story, 102-unit Aero Apartments has opened in downtown Everett. The leasing office is making model homes available for people interested in living in the building.
ting a world-class development,” Stephanson said. In the past five years, several major projects have opened in downtown, including the Artspace Lofts; the Library Place, another Skotdal project; and Potala Place and Farmer’s Market, an apartment building that is leasing despite a fraud inves-
tigation into developer Lobsang Dargey. Add in two hotels — the Hampton Inn, which opened in 2014, and the Marriott Hotel, scheduled to open next year — and the city is hoping that there will be enough feet on the street for downtown to thrive. Construction started
on the Aero Apartments in March 2014. The lot used to hold a car rental business. The apartments at 2901 Rucker Ave. range in size from 512 to 974 square feet, from studios to two-bedroom units, with a small number of live/work loft-style spaces at street level. The name
is a nod to Everett’s ties to the aerospace industry. The design of the building is intended to reflect the theme with metallic exterior finishes, nighttime “runway” lighting at the main entrance and aviation-inspired signage and artwork, including a main sign that looks like an airplane tail. The theme continues into the lobby, which features an aviation-inspired photo mural along with a large fireplace and lounge seating. Amenities include an outdoor patio with a fireplace, barbecue grill and seating area. A glass-enclosed lounge includes a kitchen, pool and shuf-
fleboard tables and largescreen televisions. For green features, the Aero Apartments include solar panels installed in the rooftop, energy-efficient lighting and appliances and energy-saving windows and doors. Several downtown businesses have offered discounts for new residents of the apartments. Skotdal said it’s a huge relief to finish the project after months of hard work. “As for where we go from here, that remains to be determined,” he said. “We’re always looking for ways to invest in Everett and keep the positive momentum going.”
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KSER host shares passion for finance By Quinn Russell Brown
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EVERETT — Chuck Noel looked down at a page full of grocery ads, scanning the vibrant checkerboard for deals. “These things are important,” he said. “Not just coupons, but sales.” Chex Mix comes in 8-ounce bags, he explained, which retail for a little over $3. But time it right and you can get them for a buck. Noel eats one of those bags a week. That’s more than 50 bags a year, which, at full price, would cost him around $175. But he never pays full price for Chex Mix. “If I’m getting them for a buck, I’m gonna only pay 50 bucks. So I just saved myself $125,” he said, then rattled off other products commonly on sale: Cheerios, Wheat Thins, eggs. “You do that with 10 different items, all of a sudden you’ve got more than a thousand dollars in savings.” Last time Chex Mix went on sale, Noel bought 10 bags. He also scored lower-level symphony tickets for $25 apiece, and by sticking to second-run showings at Crest Cinema in Shoreline, he never shells out more than $4 for a film (“The last time I went to a regular theater, it was $4,” he said). Since 1991, Noel has shared this passion for penny-pinching on his radio show, “Getting Your Dough to Rise,” which airs once a month on KSER 90.7 FM. Some of his talking points, such as couponing, may sound a bit oldfangled to younger listeners. But others, like explaining how Facebook bought the mobile messaging company WhatsApp, are as millennial as it gets. The hourlong show, an unpaid gig for the 73-year-old Noel, features guests from around the financial world. He’s interviewed Ken Fisher, a Forbes Magazine columnist and billionaire investment analyst; Paul Kangas of PBS Nightly Business Report; Paul Solman of PBS News Hour; and Richard Thaler, best-selling author and University of Chicago economist. Local guests have included business journalists, faculty from the University of Washington and the director of the Washington State Lottery (Noel asked her about her retirement plan). His method for securing sources: Call them up and ask. How he tells if they’ll be good for the show: “If it fits.” Tom Clendening, KSER’s station manager, credits Noel’s lineup of heavy hitters to his three decades of financial experience: “He knows an awful lot of people. He’s got a pretty good web of influence — a pretty good Rolodex.” He’s also got a pretty good audience. “Getting Your Dough to Rise” is one of KSER’s most popular programs with callers, both during the live broadcast and in the weeks leading up to it (“When’s Chuck on again?” is a common query). Added Clendening: “He sounds like you’re sitting down at a bar with a guy who’s got a lot of information and can give it to you pretty straight.”
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Chuck Noel, who hosts KSER’s “Getting Your Dough to Rise,” has spent nearly 25 years giving financial advice over the airwaves in Everett.
“I assume there’s always someone listening for the first time. Concepts like paying yourself first, planning for emergencies, the basic steps of a financial plan — I like to get that out.” — Chuck Noel
On the air You can hear “Getting Your Dough to Rise” on the last Tuesday of every month on KSER 90.7 FM, as well as sister station KXIR 89.9 FM Freeland. “I assume there’s always someone listening for the first time,” Noel said. “Concepts like paying yourself first, planning for emergencies, the basic steps of a financial plan — I like to get that out.” Noel’s interest in the almighty dollar traces back to majoring in economics at Brown University. The undergrad degree took him nine years to complete thanks to a hiatus spent working at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, in a naval shipyard and as a plaster pattern maker at Boeing. “I was still in the early age of exploring and going where the winds blew,” he said. After graduating, he worked at IBM and as a headmaster at a secondary school in Kenya. An ailing mother brought him back to Everett, and after she passed in 1982, he shifted his career to financial advising. The first episode of “Getting Your Dough to Rise” aired soon after KSER launched in 1991. Noel, who lived near
the station at the time, heard they were looking for someone with an interest in music and a big record collection. He owned a few hundred vinyl LPs, so he went in to talk. He walked out set to host a show on finance. “I don’t quite remember how that conversation evolved, but it worked out fine,” Noel said. The early shows were taped in advance. “Mainly for my benefit, since I didn’t feel confident enough to go live,” he said. But they weren’t easy to put together. Noel was a perfectionist, so after recording a show he would go through and slice out all the “um’s” and “ah’s,” then piece it back together. These days the show airs live with all its imperfections. When he speaks both on and off the air, Noel is quick to draw from a bank of one-liners. You might call them Noelisms, had he been the one to come up with them. “The more I know, the more I know the less I know,” he said, paraphrasing Einstein. “I think that’s mine, but somehow I might have taken that from someone else. You’ve never heard that before, right?” Whatever will be, will be. The earlier the better. The past doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. Ancient Greek philosophers are a com-
mon source. “One of the key things they came up with was, ‘Everything in moderation,’” Noel said. “Socrates came up with it. But I’m sure he stole it from someone.” Perhaps his favorite adage of them all: “If it’s trite, it’s probably right.” Trite means overused, Noel explained, but that’s only because people aren’t listening. “When you tell someone they should stop drinking because they might be an alcoholic, maybe they’ve heard it over and over again, but they didn’t stop,” he said. In other words, the formulas for financial success are out there — pay yourself first, don’t familiarize yourself with debt — it’s just about sticking to them. Noel retired from financial advising five years ago. It didn’t make sense to seek out new clients as he neared his 70s. His old ones had been reliable over the years, but they couldn’t stick around forever. “My income was falling off due to different reasons, including things like deaths,” he said. “I figured it was a good time to pack it in.” As for the radio gig, he’s staying put for now. It’s entertaining and he enjoys the company, and that fulfills another would-be Noelism: “Do the things you want to do.” It’s not the most original piece of advice, but it can’t hurt to hear it. After all, Chuck Noel might be trite, but people are listening.
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‘Deadliest Catch’ star, distiller team up Traditional spirit to be aged on the Wizard sailing the Bering Sea By Jim Davis
The Herald Business Journal Editor
It’ll be a small batch, maybe 250 to 300 bottles. And nobody knows for sure how it will turn out. But Everett’s Bluewater Organic Distilling is teaming up with Capt. Keith Colburn of “The Deadliest Catch” fame to create a traditional John Lundin Scandinavian spirit that is aged at sea. Bluewater Organic Distilling owner John Lundin sent a large oak barrel of akvavit to ride aboard Colburn’s F/V Wizard during the winter crab season. The finCapt. Keith ished product will return Colburn this spring. “To take a barrel to the Bering Sea to be exposed to the extreme environment up there with all of the thrashing seas, there’s no real precedence,” Lundin said.
Bluewater Organic Distlling loaded an oak barrel filled with akvavit in a special steel frame to be aged during the crab season on the Wizard, the ship featured on “The Deadliest Catch.”
Akvavit is often sent aboard ships to age, but Colburn said he doesn’t know if anyone has sent a barrel that far north. “It’s sloshing around right now in the forward hull as we speak,” Colburn said. “It’s going to go through the Bering Sea test.” Akvavit is a spirit infused with caraway and other spices, rooted in Nordic culture and often broken out during festive
gatherings. Lundin likes to describe it as Viking gin, although it’s only been around since the 1500s and 1600s. “I came from a household where akvavit was a centerpiece at our Christmas dinner,” Lundin said. “It’s a complex spirit, it’s not for everybody, but it’s something we had in the household when I was growing up.” The rocking motion of the boat as well
as the weather on the ship help the spirit get its unique flavor. The spirit will not only gain flavors from the spices, but also from the charred-oak barrel. Lundin hopes it will bring a mellow flavor. Lundin, whose family hails from Sweden, has always wanted to brew a batch of akvavit. When he met Colburn recently, they got to talking about the drink. Colburn isn’t Scandinavian; he described himself as an American mutt. He said he’s never tried akvavit. “That will be interesting,” he said. “I’m really excited to see what it’s going to be like.” A custom steel cage was welded to contain the barrel through the rolling and thrashing it will endure on the high seas of the Arctic. They’re not taking any orders for the spirit just yet. They want to see how it tastes although Lundin is convinced it will be fine. Lundin said it could be a onetime only event or it may be something they do again in the future. “Although there are a huge number of variables at work, we still have great confidence it’s going to be a fabulous spirit,” Lundin said. “We’re confident it’s going to be a remarkable spirit no matter what happens.” Part of the proceeds to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Fund, which raises money for safety education as well as a college fund for children of fishermen lost at sea.
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Real estate broker Saman Kouretchian made over the house at 2311 19th St. in north Everett. He believes that Everett is ripe for more renewal. Below is the house when he purchased it.
American Dream deferred
Everett has one of the lowest home ownership rates of top cities in state By Jim Davis
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n a city of rentals, the house at 2311 19th St. in north Everett could be a tipping point. Real estate broker Saman Kouretchian bought the house in March when it was being rented room by room. At the time, five people were living in the home and Kouretchian had heard as many as 15 had been living there. After he got the keys, Kouretchian waited a few days before he showed up. “I opened the door and I immediately knew something was wrong,” Kouretchian said. “I said, ‘Hello, is anybody here?’ And a lady came out of one of the bedrooms. She was sleeping there. She just ran out. “A couple of the other people were also here and they said they needed to come
back in to get some stuff and that we had just kicked them out early even though we had given them a few days grace period.” The home was like a lot of houses around of Everett, a falling-down wreck. And like a lot of homes around the city, it
was a rental. Everett has one of the lowest rates of homeownership in the state. Just 44 percent of the houses in Everett are owned by the people living in them. That’s the lowest homeownership rate of the top 20 largest cities in Washing-
ton, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And it’s the lowest of all the cities in Snohomish County. With real estate prices climbing around the Puget Sound area, and more people looking farther and farther from Seattle for a place to live, homes like the one at 2311 19th St. will become too valuable to rent. Or that’s what Kouretchian believes. He bought it for $172,000 and put $100,000 into fixing it up before putting it back on the market. Kouretchian, who lives in Seattle, thinks that more and more people like him will be looking for homes to invest in around Everett as housing prices return to pre-recession levels. “The nice thing about Everett is the prices are a lot lower than Seattle,” he said. “So the barrier to invest is a lot lower, while the market is going up over the past year.” But shifts in real estate take time, said Mike Pattison of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Continued on Page 7
Home Population Income ownership 2014 2009-2013 2009-2013 Arlington 63.00% 18,808 $61,301 Bothell 66.20% 36,567 $74,769 Brier 88.30% 6,434 $96,307 Darrington n/a n/a n/a Edmonds 69.50% 40,896 $72,244 Everett 44.70% 103,019 $47,482 Gold Bar n/a n/a n/a Grnt Falls n/a n/a n/a Index n/a n/a n/a Lk Stevens 74.00% 30,284 $72,451 Lynnwood 52.10% 36,687 $49,931 Marysville 70.10% 60,020 $65,054 Mill Creek 61.10% 19,200 $87,331 Monroe 67.50% 17,899 $67,238 Mtk Terrace 59.50% 20,817 $59,007 Mukilteo 68.30% 20,993 $93,717 Snohomish 53.00% 9,544 $53,038 Stanwood 60.00% 6,739 $53,858 Sultan n/a n/a n/a Woodway n/a n/a n/a
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Saman Kouretchian, real estate broker, fixed up an eyesore home in Everett, bringing praise from neighborhoods.
apartments with views of Port Gardner, like those at Potala Place or Aero Apartments, which just opened in downtown Everett. As for the ownership rate, Stephanson said, it’s skewed low since the city annexed areas to the south decades ago along Casino Road and near Silver Lake, which include large apartment complexes with many renters. Still, Everett’s 44 percent home ownership rate is 20 percentage points lower than many cities around the county. Mukilteo has a 68 percent home ownership rate, for instance. Marysville has
a 70 percent rate. Lake Stevens is at 74 percent. The state has an overall rate of 63 percent. The Census Bureau computes the home ownership rate by dividing the number of owner-occupied housing units by the number of occupied housing units or households in a community; the numbers are an average from 2009-2013. What makes Everett’s rate so perplexing is the fact that there are so many jobs in the city. Continued on Page 8
Washington Seattle Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Bellevue Everett Kent Yakima Renton Spkn Valley Fderal Way Bellingham Kennewick Auburn Marysville Pasco Lakewood Redmond Shoreline S. Hill CDP
63.20% 46.80% 57.00% 51.50% 49.40% 56.90% 44.70% 53.50% 53.50% 54.40% 62.40% 55.10% 45.50% 61.30% 59.80% 70.10% 65.90% 45.00% 49.10% 64.10% 74.20%
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Counties. The home ownership rate is tied closely to income in a community. And yes, Everett’s median household income ranks as the lowest in the county, according to the Census Bureau. It’s also among the lowest of the 20 largest cities in the state. “Everett is eventually going to gentrify,” Pattison said. “It’s a matter of when. I often point to Belltown in Seattle. The city tried for decades to rejuvenate that entire area. It took time, but it eventually happened and Belltown became frankly one of the nicer parts of Seattle.” Pattison calls it axiomatic — self-evident that people who own their home are better for a city than people who rent. Plenty of landlords and tenants mow lawns and fix chipping paint. And plenty of homeowners let the weeds grow or replace broken windows with cardboard. But it generally works out that people who own take greater care of their property than renters and become more invested in the community, Pattison said. It’s a point that Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson doesn’t concede. He thinks there was a stigma attached renters in the past. But he said that attitudes are changing. He said plenty of younger professionals prefer to rent. And plenty of empty-nesters prefer to live in
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Everett is the seat of county government and is home to major health institutions like The Everett Clinic and Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, as well as one of the world’s biggest manufacturers in the Boeing Co. “Everett has Boeing in its backyard, but from my experience many of those jobs go home at night to Mukilteo, Lake Stevens and Arlington,” Pattison said. “Why that it is, I’m not sure.” For more people to buy, Everett needs to see local incomes rise, Pattison said. And that will happen with time. “You can plan all you want for it and sow the seeds for it all you want but it has to happen organically,” he said. City planners expect Everett’s population to grow by nearly 40 percent, or 40,000 people, for a total of 143,000 by 2035. County planners put the number even higher, at about 60,000. The number of jobs in the area is already growing and is expected to keep pace with population, according to economic forecasts. To house all of those people, the city needs diversity of housing, Stephanson said. That includes homes owned by the people living in them but also rental homes and apartments. “We need to make sure that we have housing available that’s both ownership and rental, that provides housing for all incomes,” Stephanson said. “I don’t want us to become a community where a middle-income family can’t afford to live.” And he thinks that there are older homes that will need to make way for newer development. “Particularly in north Everett, in my neighborhood, as we move on in our community life, I think you’ll see some tear-downs and rebuilds occur,” Stephanson said. Kouretchian could have torn down the
house on 19th Street, which sits on the border of Everett’s Delta and Riverside neighborhoods. It was older and needed a lot of work and had been lived in hard. The Google image of the house shows a group of people just milling about outside. Kouretchian saw what the home could be. He liked the charm of the house, built in 1942. And he liked the space with 2,800 square feet. After the tenants left, Kouretchian cleared out the garbage that was piled floor-to-ceiling in the attic and basement, put in new all new stain— Mike Pattison less steel appliances, quartz counters, shaker cabinets and re-finished the original hard woods. The worst part was replacing the landscaping in the back yard, where they found carpeting and old Christmas ornaments buried in the ground. He’s put the house on the market for $349,000. Someone could buy the home as a rental investment, Kouretchian said, but it’s unlikely that the house will be rented room by room. He’s fairly new to the flipping game — buying a house and improving it with the idea of selling it for a profit. He’s bought investment properties from Everett to Kent. But he enjoyed turning around this house. “Every day, people were walking by saying, ‘Thank you so much, the house looks amazing. You’ve done so much for the neighborhood,’” Kouretchian said. He said other investors have asked him why he put so much money into the home. He could have invested less and maybe made as much profit, if not more. But he said that wouldn’t be any fun. When he gives the keys to the new buyer, he wants to be sure that everything works right. “When you take the worst house in the neighborhood and you put a lot of money into it and make it so it’s not the eyesore of the neighborhood, it raises everybody’s property values.”
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Coffeehouse quality comes home Seattle Coffee Gear aims to deliver top coffee to your kitchen By Melissa Crowe For The Herald Business Journal
LYNNWOOD — At Seattle Coffee Gear, a coffee geek’s paradise, you can have your espresso and drink it, too. Victor Gehlen, president and founder of the company, is helping people find the answer to making excellent coffee at home. “There’s no wrong way to make coffee you love,” Gehlen said. But when it comes to diluted and bitter coffee water, “it can be so much better than that,” he said. In November, Seattle Coffee Gear opened The Wall, a new feature at its flagship location in Alderwood mall. It’s a multi-roaster concept designed to address the foundation of good coffee: good beans. Offering more than 30 specialty roasts ready to sample via pour-over or espresso brew method, Gehlen said the goal is to help people make coffee they love at home. The business started nearly 10 years ago. Gehlen, who had a lattea-day habit, was frustrated at the lack of options for home kitchens. “I’d buy at least one coffee a day, and that’s a lot of money,” he said. He recalls his failed
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The Wall offers more than 30 specialty roasts available for sampling at Seattle Coffee Gear at Alderwood mall in Lynnwood.
Joe Kalal brews samples for customers at Seattle Coffee Gear at Lynnwood’s Alderwood mall.
efforts to find decent at-home gear. He picked out a $300 machine, the most expensive on the shelf at a department store, hoping for the best only to have his dreams of
full-bodied espresso crema shot down. “I said, ‘This is going to work,’ but I made one shot and I could never get another good one,” he said.
After an endless and disappointing search, Gehlen saw an opportunity. He left his corporate job and opened his own business, aiming to give people tools and knowledge to make better coffee. What started in his Lynnwood garage in 2006 has blossomed into the nation’s second-leading independent online espresso machine dealer and retail locations in Lynnwood, Bellevue and Portland, Ore. The first store opened in 2007 in Alderwood Mall. Gehlen had purchased a set of machines to get “hands-on experience” when the company’s vice president, Gail
Williams, came on board. With enough product to show customers, a store made sense. As the industry grows into more of an experience-based business much like wineries and craft breweries, Seattle Coffee Gear could be headed to other markets including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, Gehlen said. “People’s tastes have matured, especially in Seattle,” Gehlen said. For $7,000, you can go home with the La Marzocco GS/3 Espresso Machine, featuring dual stainless steel boilers, powerful steaming action, and more gizmos than any caffeine-fiend could wish for.
It may sound pricey, but people already spend a lot on their coffee fix, Gehlen said. A 12-ounce vanilla latte costs about $4. One every workday over a year adds up to about $1,000 not including tips, gas, parking and other expenses. But Gehlen knows not everyone’s budget is the same and a good cup of coffee isn’t about how much you spend on it. The Chemex classic glass and wood pour-over vessel runs about $40 and is one of the staff picks for coffee gear. Brendan Field, a marketing communications specialist with the company, said he considers a good burr coffee bean grinder the most important asset to a good cup of coffee. The starting price is about $30 and goes into the thousands. His favorite coffee is a pour-over weighed and brewed to perfection. “I like the process of it,” he said. Kaylie Kipe, marketing director for the company, said the company even offers in-person classes and online videos to teach people how to pull the perfect shot or pour exquisite latte art. Whether shoppers are looking for a simple dripper or the Rolls Royce of espresso machines, the staff prides itself on ensuring people spend their money wisely and end up with a cup of coffee they’ll crave every morning. “At the end of the day, they should enjoy their cup of coffee,” Gehlen said.
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Everett lab tests drugs for nuclear attack
By Jim Davis
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An Everett laboratory will help test medicine that could be used to treat survivors of a nuclear attack. SNBL USA won a federal contract to be one of the laboratories in a pool used to determine what medicine would be best to treat radiation poisoning. “God forbid if it’s ever needed, but, if it is needed, I’m glad we’ve done it,” said Mark Crane, SNBL’s vice president of business development. The contract is up to $20 million a year for the next five years. To gear up for the work, SNBL has added 40 workers in the past three months and is expected to hire another 20 to 30, Crane said. After the company finishes hiring, SNBL expects to employ 350. While millions of people could die if a nuclear attack occurred on American soil, millions more could be exposed to varying levels of radiation, depending on their distance from the blast. “Everybody is going to assume that the government is prepared for this,” Crane said. “The truth of the matter is the government is preparing.” To do the work, the laboratory is expected to expose animals from mice and rats to pigs to monkeys with levels of radiation to determine how effective the medicine could be to treat survivors. SNBL works hard to minimize the pain and suffering of the animals, said Ken Gordon, executive director of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. “I think everyone in
the business, if we could find alternatives to using animals in research, we would jump at that chance, but we don’t have that as an alternative at the moment,” Gordon said. Like all laboratories that do animal testing, SNBL has a committee of scientists and community members that determines if the work can only be done on animals, the appropriate number of animals to use and what can be done for their care, he said. SNBL is owned by Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories of Japan. The company opened in Everett in 1999 and the lab currently sits on a 29-acre site talong Seaway Boulevard. A Shinto shrine stands outside, honoring animals used in research. This will be the first federal contract for SNBL. The contract is through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, which is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Federal officials are trying to determine what would happen if a nuclear explosion occurs in America. One of the scenarios being examined is if a 10-megaton bomb blew up in Manhattan. “All those people who have seen the flash, they all think they’ve been exposed to high levels of radiation and they think they’re all going to die,” Crane said. “They’re not.” People who suffer from enough radiation poisoning go through stages of sickness. The first is called the blood syndrome, where a survivor loses all of their white blood cells and loses the ability to produce more. That makes them more at risk for infection. In the Manhattan scenario, people and cars on the street would be buried under five to six feet of broken glass falling from the skyscrapers damaged during the blast. “You’ve got cuts from glass and bricks, you’ve probably got a broken arm
“Everybody is going to assume that the government is prepared for this. The truth of the matter is the government is preparing.” — Mark Crane or a broken leg,” Crane said. “So chances are excellent that you’ll be exposed to an infection.” What medication is best used to help those people who have cuts and whose white blood cells were obliterated? Most of the work will involve existing drugs that can be used in new ways. One drug already determined to be useful is Neupogen made by Bothell’s Amgen. (The firm has since closed its Bothell and Seattle campuses.) The University of Maryland conducted the tests to determine that the drug is beneficial.
“The government is being pretty smart here,” Crane said. “They’re most interested in drugs that are already on the market for a new application.” Now the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority is determining what other drugs could help with initial radiation sickness or later syndromes when the intestines degrade or tumors form in the lungs. The federal agency contracted with five laboratories across the U.S. for the research. As more drugs are tested, each laboratory will
bid on the work. SNBL doesn’t know how much work it will be contracted to do. Crane said that he expected that SNBL will be awarded several studies. How many animals will be used in the testing won’t be known until the lab is awarded the studies. The laboratory has added or is hiring animal husbandry technicians, clinical pathologists, study directors and veterinary technicians. The company has also hired support staff in IT and accounting. The federal government did research into how
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Edmonds designers build T-shirt empire By Melissa Crowe For The Herald Business Journal
EDMONDS — Eric Carr is a T-shirt and jeans kind of guy. In fact, so is most staff at South By Sea, the custom collegiate apparel company he and his friend, Brandon Metcalf, founded in 2011. Despite the laid-back dress code, it’s all business at their small second-story office in an old building on Dayton Street in downtown Edmonds. Atop the front desk, an inbox overflows with orders and requests, and past the dimly lit foyer, a team of designers handsketch and revise dozens of new illustrations a day while sales representatives take orders from universities in Florida, Georgia, Texas and more. “We just ended up taking a leap of faith,” Carr, 31, said. Their leap of faith is paying off. The company has nearly 50 full-time employees — about 30 in Nashville and 20 in Edmonds — a sales team that is set to break the $7 million mark this year, and a plan to continue growing. The company offers custom apparel, hats, tumblers, koozies, water bottles, sunglasses, totes, socks and more, with free artwork and revisions. In the past four years, they’ve sold more than 1 million products for bid days, semi-formals, homecomings and other Greek life events.
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South By Sea owner Eric Carr and creative director Anne Hornung pose in the company’s graphics department. Carr and partner Brandon Metcalf started the business that sells custom shirts to college fraternities and sororities.
“We try a lot of different things,” Carr said. “What works, we’ll keep. What doesn’t, we scrap.” It’s not just about custom gear. Along with South by Sea’s design office in Edmonds and print shop in Nashville, the company has an unexpected division — music. Since the start, Metcalf, 29, dreamed of combining the apparel business with his passion for music. In 2012, after South by Sea saw 300 percent growth, he left the Pacific Northwest to take the business in a new direction. With four employees and a recording studio in
Nashville, the heartland of American music, Metcalf is already seeing success with artists like Frankie, who made Taylor Swift’s list of favorite new songs in October. Compared to the apparel side, recording and developing artists is a small portion of South by Sea’s business. In between music projects, Metcalf oversees the print shop. Ninety-five percent of the company is focused on the college market, but by the end of the year, South By Sea is launching a new corporate division aimed at gearing up local business owners, nonprofits and events.
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“We’re not necessarily after water bottles for Microsoft,” Carr joked. Carr and Metcalf have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In high school, Carr, who grew up in Ferndale, opened a business setting up Christmas light displays. By his sophomore year at Washington State University, he was president of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. Metcalf spent his summers helping his father lay flooring in the Everett area. As a teenager, he took that work ethic, which he said is “in his blood,” and started his first
T-shirt business designing and selling musician merchandise. “I don’t have a lot of formal education or training other than jumping in and figuring things out along the way,” Metcalf said. When the two met and started talking business, they realized with each other’s help they could make something successful. Building a successful business wasn’t easy, but with the help of their dedicated team, the two pushed through it. “We’ve gone through a lot of ups and downs,” Carr said. Every dime the com-
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pany made was reinvested. They worked around the clock, putting in 100-hour workweeks. Even still, they made sure to always have fun. “Some of our most enjoyable times at the company were at the beginning when we had nothing,” Carr said. Back then, Groupons for Burger Madness, a local burger chain, were incentive enough. Anne Hornung, the company’s creative director, turned the company into a trio. After two years running the business out of an apartment in Northgate with Carr living upstairs, they moved South by Sea to Edmonds, to its first bonafide office space. “We just really liked the area,” Carr said. “This place popped up and it was a great deal, we have a cool view of the water and a safe environment.” The bottom line is they stay focused on the future and excited about their growth. Carr is planning how to double their collegiate sales and build up the new corporate division. His goal is to break $25 million. Metcalf wants to add more capacity to the Nashville print shop and expand into the West Coast. “Overall, I feel very fortunate to be involved and get to be exploring my passion,” he said. The credit goes to the team for building the company into what it is today, he said. “It was all part of the dream, but being here and living it is pretty awesome,” he said.
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What Starbucks should have done T
he Starbucks red cup is not a conspiracy, just a missed opportunity. Let’s pretend for a moment that you have no idea what I’m talking about. Maybe you’ve been living in the wilds of Winnipeg and, God forbid, you didn’t have cell service for a while. If that were the case then you’ve been spared the latest social media drama. David Every holiday season Starbucks, Cook like so many other national brands, Build Your introduces seasonal Brand products, promotional items or advertising. It’s a time-tested tradition. I personally remember warmly the TV commercial with Santa gliding across the snow on a Norelco electric razor. Why the big deal over a coffee cup? Starbucks has been introducing a festive holiday cup design every year since 1997. In more recent years, they’ve featured bears on sleds, snowmen and a variety of ornaments, all designed in the classic cutout style that is now synonymous with the Starbucks brand. The design for this year is pretty tame compared to previous years. In fact, looking at all the different holiday cup designs
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side by side, it seems to me that they have progressively become more conservative each year. This year’s design is a red cup with the standard green Starbucks logo. Kind of makes you wonder where they will go next year — green logo on a white cup? Oh wait, that’s the cup they offer every day. Controversy struck when this year’s cup was released. Faith groups felt the lack of holiday details was an intentional effort to undermine Christmas. Clearly there is nothing controversial or subversive about the cup designs. Not the bland one this year or the cute little winking bear design from 2012. After
all, it is the holidays. It’s a time of year that’s wrought with emotion. We listen to Christmas carols that remind us of our childhood. We decorate trees with ornaments passed down through generations. There is so much history built into our Christmas experience. Successful marketers have made themselves part of those traditions and become an integral part of our Christmas experience. While social media seems to nuture controversies, it’s still hard to understand why anyone would have an issue with a plain red cup. The only thing it represents is a missed opportunity.
Just look at the numbers. Starbucks hands out coffee cups to nearly 10 million users every day. Just think of how many people see each cup. All told there are on average 20 different people seeing each cup, adding up to 200 million people looking at what’s on those cups every single day. Just to put that into perspective, that’s more than any TV commercial played during the Super Bowl last year. With that much exposure those cups command a lot of clout. Just think of all the things they could do. How about a contest every year, allowing anyone signing on to the Starbucks website to submit a design. What if Starbucks acted in the holiday spirit and used all that exposure to raise awareness for charitable organizations. They could feature a different charity every week, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, requesting donations on behalf of each organization. The simple truth is, there are so many things Starbucks could have done with their coffee cups. They chose to do nothing. No statements against Christmas. No hidden meaning. No warm fuzzy feeling. It’s just a red cup with a green logo that doesn’t conjure up anything except the desire to toss it in the trash. David Cook is President of Origin Marketing Communication, focusing on business branding and promotion. He can be reached at 425-315-6464 or david@origineastwest. com.
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Skotdals part of Everett’s past, future way of giving back to the community and encouraging others to step up their investment in Everett as well.” Skotdal, a local Everett High School product and Stanford University grad, has overcome a profound hearing loss, having only 10 percent hearing in one ear. He hasn’t let the physical challenge hold him back — Skotdal taught
himself how to read lips and recently ran his first half marathon while wirelessly streaming music on his Bluetooth enabled hearing aid. He’s learned how to create opportunity from challenge and applies that same philosophy to the family business. With two new hotels and two new apartment properties, including the Aero Apartments, entering the market within 24
months of each other, there’s a real chance that the critical mass Skotdal envisions is real now and being delivered by a wide range of investors and developers. He’s optimistic. “Somewhere between 400 and 600 new residents or hotel guests will be downtown every day visiting local restaurants and shops. It’s the missing ingredient for revitalizing Everett’s
urban center, especially for making retail viable. “We’re not quite ‘there’ yet, but we’re very close, and our company is proud to be contributing to the momentum that everyone is excited about today.” Tom Hoban is CEO of The Coast Group of Companies. Contact him at 425-339-3638 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coastmgt.com. Twitter: @Tom_P_Hoban.
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Older workers offer focus, stability have been attributed to older workers turn out to be more myth than reality. Older workers are not typically grumpy, for example. In fact, at least one study reported that employers found their older workers more cheerful than their younger counterparts. Older workers are not typically in such poor health that it affects their attendance or the quality of their work. Employer experience, again, indi-
cates that they are statistically more likely to show up regularly, on time, and ready for work than younger workers. Some workplace veterans do fit the old stereotype of techno-phobia, of course, but a substantial number of beginning workers do, too. These days fewer and fewer older workers are totally unfamiliar with computers and, unless you run an IT business, most needed user skills
can be learned rapidly. Besides, hiring younger workers is no guarantee of their being computer savvy. Many employers have encountered fresh graduates whose knowledge of computers was pretty much limited to turning them on or off. Despite being increasingly attractive to employers, senior workers still represent an under-recruited pool of valuable workers, something
to consider in today’s competitive market for productive employees, supervisors, and managers. In the best cases older workers provide just the kind of focus and stability that a team needs to overcome obstacles and be really productive. James McCusker is a Bothell economist, educator and consultant. He also writes a column for the monthly Herald Business Journal.
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Tailor communication to your client D
epending on how long you’ve been in business, you’ve probably seen the way clients communicate with you change dramatically. I remember when I first started my business and was very green; I displayed my business cards in a few public places and hoped I could keep up with the phone ringing. I’m sure you know how that went. A decade later, the phone rarely rings but it’s not because I don’t have business, it’s because the way clients communicate has evolved. How is communication changing? For starters, voicemail is on its way out, according to an article published by NPR this summer titled, “Businesses are Hanging Up on Voice Mail to Dial In Productivity.” The article states banking giant JPMorgan Chase determined voice mail was costing the company $10 per person per month and was on the chopping block. Employees started raising their hands to take away their voice mail. The bank was able to eliminate voice mail boxes by about two-thirds. Checking voice mail with codes and prompts and then calling people back can be time consuming. Many people find they can respond much faster by text, email or through
social media sites. How has the use of voice mail changed? A common message after a greeting that you may have heard goes something like this, “For a Monika faster response, Kristofferson please send me a text message.” If Office someone is in a meeting, between Efficiency client appointments or even waiting for a meal in a restaurant, it’s going to be a heck of a lot easier and faster for them to text you back instead of waiting for enough time and an appropriate place to make a phone call. Another way people strive to be more efficient when they use voice mail is by leaving a message with the information they want to share and ending the message with, “You don’t have to call me back.” Done deal. There’s quite a variety of ways people reach out to each other now, some involve the phone and some do not. Have you ever received a text that says, “Can you talk right now?” Phone calls are often an intrusion
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assume everyone wants to be contacted in the same way. Another consideration is to match your client’s current form of communication. If they leave you a voice mail, you should probably pick up the phone and call them back instead of sending an answer by text. If they text you, they’ll be expecting an answer by text as well. I think it’s safe to say you should pick up the phone and make a call anytime you feel there’s a communication breakdown, a sensitive issue to discuss or you feel emotions or tone could be misconstrued without the benefit of speaking directly. Times have definitely changed since the days I was excited over a cordless phone that I could take outside so I could sit in the front yard and chat. I was so cool and now I’m so dating myself. But really, it’s exciting that we have so many options at our disposal to connect with our clients the way they want to connect with us. The days of the busy signal are gone and it’s easier than ever to communicate effectively with our own busy clientele. Monika Kristofferson is a professional organizer and productivity consultant who owns Efficient Organization NW in Lake Stevens. Reach her at 425-220-8905 or email@example.com.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS EVERETT — Nominations are sought for a new award to recognize the Emerging Leaders of Snohomish County. The award seeks to honor people who are respected in their field, accomplished at what they do and are making the county a better place to live and work. The nomination form can be filled out at https://pnwlocalnews.wufoo. com/forms/2016-emerging-leaders-nominee-form/. MONROE — Chiropractor Daniel Peltonen was honored Oct. 10 with a Special Service Award by the Washington State Chiropractic Association. Peltonen operates Sky Valley Chiropractic Clinic at 110 N. Blakely St. in Monroe. LAKE STEVENS — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Toraya Miller to Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees. Miller, of Lake Stevens, is a vice-president/internal auditor at Coastal Community Bank and the chair of the Toraya Miller board for United Way Snohomish County. EVERETT — The March of Dimes Washington Chapter honored 19 nurses at its 13th annual Washington Nurse of the Year Awards on Nov. 13. Local winners included Robin Hollenhorst
PORT OF EVERETT SHIPPING SCHEDULE Long-term includes regularly scheduled vessels only. Ship port calls 2015 YTD: 113 Barge port calls 2015 YTD: 50 Ship port calls 2014: 105 Barge port calls 2014: 80 Dec. 1: Westwood Fraser, Westwood Dec. 8: Westwood Olympia, Westwood Dec. 15: Westwood Robson, Westwood Dec. 21: Asian Naga, ECL of Edmonds with Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Judith Canfield of Everett with Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; and Trish Nilsen of Langley with Whidbey Family Birthplace. SULTAN —The Washington State Pharmacy Association has awarded Gregory Hovander of Sultan its Bowl of Hygeia award for outstanding contributions in the area of community services throughout his pharmacy career. Hovander was nominated by his colleague
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Guillermo V. Castaneda. The two served farm workers in need at the Farm Worker’s Family Health Center in Toppenish. BOTHELL — Philip Akers has been named the new vice chancellor for advancement and external relations at the University of Washington Bothell. Akers will join UW Bothell on Feb. 1. He has more than 25 years of experience Philip Akers in higher education advancement. Akers will succeed Richard Penny,. LYNNWOOD — The Early Bird Registration deadline for Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s 15th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference is Dec. 15. Early registrations save up to $100. This three-day event in Lynnwood is scheduled for Feb. 9 to 11. For details and registration, go to http://tinyurl. com/q2murht. BOTHELL — The University of Washington Bothell welcomed its largest first-year class of all time for fall 20152016 with a 9 percent increase over the prior year, making it the fastest-growing public university in the state of Washington and among the top 10 fastest-growing in the nation. The overall headcount for 2015-16 is 5,279 students.
EVERETT — The YMCA of Snohomish County has hired Dan Powell as its new vice president of membership development and engagement. Powell, a 22-year YMCA professional, is responsible for the planning, management, coordination, supervision and admin- Dan Powell istration of membership service, retention, acquisition and sales for all five facility branches, plus a sixth branch opening in 2016 in the Stanwood-Camano community. EVERETT — Leadership Snohomish County welcomed four new members to its board of directors on Oct. 15. They are April Hogan, vice president branch relationship manager/investment advisor representative, Heritage Bank’s Lynnwood branch; Amaan Kurji, chief operating officer, 360 Hotel Group; Robin Fenn, research manager, Snohomish County Human Services; Carrie Radcliff, advertising sales manager, The Herald;.
Correction Matt Lessard is the president of Edmonds-based Wilcox Construction. A story and caption misidentified him in the November edition of The Herald Business Journal.
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201510050071: Oct. 5; Marysville Clinic (+), 1416 Eighth St., Svitg 1, Marysville 201510050072: Oct. 5; Jay’s Automotive Machine Shop (+), 11303 Highway 99, Everett 201510050073: Oct. 5; Hernandez, Delfino, 815 148th St. SE, Mill Creek 201510050074: Oct. 5; Gilbertson, James G., 23632 Highway 99, Apt. F241, Edmonds 201510050075: Oct. 5; Randy Nobach Trucking, 111 S Hamlin Drive, Arlington 201510050076: Oct. 5; Koering Western Inc., 3405 172nd St. NE, Apt. 5-127, Arlington 201510050077: Oct. 5; Odell Corporation, 11732 Airport Road, Everett 201510060353: Oct. 6; Jones, Terri L. (+), 4514 70th Ave. NE, Marysville 201510060354: Oct. 6; Time Out Sports Bar Snohomish (+), 921 First St., Snohomish 201510060355: Oct. 6; Haider Construction (+), 5607 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 201510060356: Oct. 6; Lee, Gigi, 3506 Rockefeller Ave., Everett 201510060357: Oct. 6; Shawley, Mark E., 13918 45th Ave. NE, Marysville 201510060358: Oct. 6; Langholt, Dawn L. (+), 12316 51st Ave. NE, Marysville 201510060359: Oct. 6; Costez, Armando, 4612 Fowler Ave., Apt. 25, Everett 201510060360: Oct. 6; Laird, Laura Cable, 6341 42nd St. NE, Marysville 201510060361: Oct. 6; Medhaug, Jan, 5116 Colby Ave., Everett 201510060362: Oct. 6; Hogan, Lori R., PO Box 81, Mountlake Terrace 201510060363: Oct. 6; Mills, J. Yvonne (+), 20629 127th Ave. SE, Snohomish 201510060364: Oct. 6; Gorski, Tiffany D., 8607 Cascadia Ave., Everett 201510060365: Oct. 6; Cherniychuk, Dmitriy V., 17031 57th Place W, Lynnwood 201510060366: Oct. 6; See, Charles R., 14916 48th Ave. W, Apt. B, Edmonds 201510060367: Oct. 6; Crawford, Jeremy (+), 17910 37th Drive NE, Arlington 201510060368: Oct. 6; Alberts, Duangjit L., 2619
Larlin Drive, Everett 201510060369: Oct. 6; Puget Sound Glass Inc., PO Box 2505, Everett 201510060370: Oct. 6; Couch, Margaret A. (+), 6914 287th Place NW, Stanwood 201510070164: Oct. 7; Lee, Lorrie H. (+), 20005 Ninth Ave. W, Lynnwood 201510070165: Oct. 7; Second Change Human Resource Center (+), 3307 Rucker Ave., Everett 201510070166: Oct. 7; Calpo, Deborah A., PO Box 2331, Everett 201510070167: Oct. 7; Tarvin, Shana K. (+), 15913 61st Ave. SE, Snohomish 201510130596: Oct. 13; McGibney, Dennis E., 15519 45th Ave. W, Lynnwood 201510130597: Oct. 13; Boshart, Dale, 15320 35th Ave. W, Trailer 67, Lynnwood 201510130598: Oct. 13; Odell Corp., 11732 Airport Road, Everett 201510130599: Oct. 13; Rowley, Wade, 6503 174th Place SE, Snohomish 201510130600: Oct. 13; Rowley, Dyann S., 6503 174th Place SE, Snohomish 201510130601: Oct. 13; Vep East Inc. (+), 2373 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo 201510130602: Oct. 13; Sound Storage Management Inc., PO Box 43, Everett 201510130603: Oct. 13; French, Dustin J., 1234 Cedar Ave., Apt. 4, Marysville 201510130604: Oct. 13; Boyle, Edward F., 8522 13th Place NE, Lake Stevens 201510130605: Oct. 13; Jones, Mickey J., 7125 35th Place NE, Marysville 201510130606: Oct. 13; Speedway Marine Inc., 15008 Smokey Point Blvd., Suite F, Marysville 201510130607: Oct. 13; Speir, Carolyne J. (+), 21104 Eighth Place W, Lynnwood 201510130608: Oct. 13; Y Not Sports Bar & Grub (+), 2015 Hewitt Ave., Everett 201510130609: Oct. 13; Hardy, Robert V., 12623 52nd Place W, Mukilteo 201510130610: Oct. 13; SCP Enterprises Inc., 1429 Ave. D 515, Snohomish 201510130611: Oct. 13; Daw, William E., 5109 144th Drive SE, Snohomish 201510140147: Oct. 14; Hartwick, Donna J., 4405 88th St. NE, Marysville 201510140148: Oct. 14; Perkins, Kenneth W. Estate Of, 1942 Westlake Ave., Apt. 805, Seattle 201510200110: Oct. 20; Friis, Raymond C., 15914 44th Ave. W, Apt. G201, Lynnwood 201510200111: Oct. 20; Prater, Nicholas V., 11948 Wilmington Way, Mukilteo 201510200112: Oct. 20; Rhodes, Glenn D., 23517 Hidden Valley Road, Granite Falls 201510200113: Oct. 20; Grajeda, Josue Govea, 12203 42nd Drive NE, Marysville 201510200114: Oct. 20; Garcia, Angel A., 9917 Holly Drive, Apt. B212, Everett 201510200115: Oct. 20; Downtown Lodge (+), 2720 Rucker Ave., Suite 101,
Everett 201510200116: Oct. 20; Fahringer, Teresa A., 10709 37th St. SE, Lake Stevens 201510200128: Oct. 20; Galle, Larisa (+), 6715 Storm Lake Road, Snohomish 201510200129: Oct. 20; Locking, Kelly (+), 3727 Shore Ave., Everett 201510200130: Oct. 20; Williams, Kevin D., 16821 Smokey Point Blvd., Apt. 258, Arlington 201510270353: Oct. 27; Vega-Trejo, Maria C., 8129 Beverly Blvd., Everett 201510270354: Oct. 27; Pittman, Terry D., 5611 124th Place NE, Marysville 201510270355: Oct. 27; Capstick, Janet L. (+), 20625 76th Ave. S E Snohomish 201510270356: Oct. 27; Sea Com Corp., PO Box 434, Mountlake Terrace 201510270357: Oct. 27; Sea Com Corp., PO Box 8489, Bend 201510270358: Oct. 27; Cronin, James A., 8020 Mukilteo Speedway, Apt. 19, Mukilteo 201510270359: Oct. 27; T-A Shake N Go (+), 3625a 148th St. SW, A103, Lynnwood 201510270360: Oct. 27; Evolve Inc., 12201 Cyrus Way, Suite 101, Mukilteo 201510270361: Oct. 27; Cassy’s Coffee Company (+), 36023 U.S. 2, Sultan 201510270362: Oct. 27; Brashear, Sheila R., PO Box 880, Everett 201510270363: Oct. 27; Chase, Anthony M., 21305 59th Place W, Mountlake Terrace 201510270364: Oct. 27; Frazier, Andre D., 5930 105th Place NE, Marysville 201510270365: Oct. 27; Stephens, Mark, 1403 Maple St., Everett 201510270366: Oct. 27; Thorkildsen, Karri J., 4718 184th Place SW, Lynnwood 201510270375: Oct. 27; Protek Roofing Inc., 3216 124th St. SE, Everett 201510270376: Oct. 27; Berry II, Edward H., 1430 138th St. SE, Mill Creek 201510270377: Oct. 27; AIS-International Ltd Corp., 6100 219th St. SW, Suite 480, Mountlake Terrace 201510270378: Oct. 27; Eline, Loretta (+), 20803 80th Ave. W, Edmonds 201510270379: Oct. 27; Absolute Drywall Services, 18802 67th Ave. NE, Arlington 201510270380: Oct. 27; Alpine Electric, PO Box 2051, Granite Falls 201510270381: Oct. 27; PNP Manufacturing Inc., 19221 59th Ave. NE, Arlington 201510270382: Oct. 27; Downtown Lodge, 2720 Rucker Ave., Suite 101, Everett 201510270383: Oct. 27; Wired Electric Inc., 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway, PMB 687, Mill Creek 201510270384: Oct. 27; Haider Construction (+), 5607 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace
PUBLIC PUBLIC RECORDS RECORDS Partial Partial release release of of federal federal tax tax lien lien 201510060371: Oct. 201510060371: 6; Brueske, CathleenOct. M. 6; Brueske, Cathleen M. (+), 23516 81st Ave. SE, (+), 23516 81st Ave. SE, Woodinville Woodinville
Release Release of of federal federal tax tax lien lien
201510050078: Oct. 5; 201510050078: Oct. 5; Crystal Clear Accounting (+), Crystal Clear Accounting (+), 8229 45th Place W, Mukilteo 8229 45th Place W, Mukilteo 201510060372: Oct. 201510060372: Oct. 6; Seacrest Construction 6; Seacrest Construction (+), 13101 55th Drive NE, (+), 13101 55th Drive NE, Marysville Marysville 201510060373: Oct. 6; 201510060373: Oct.Lower 6; Soley, Michael T., 7532 Soley, Michael T., 7532 Lower Ridge Road, Everett Ridge Road, Everett 201510060374: Oct. 6; 201510060374: Oct. 6; Gumnick, Laura A., 1314 LomGumnick, A., 1314 Lombard Ave.,Laura Everett bard Ave., Everett 201510060375: Oct. 6; 201510060375: 6; Lilikas, Sophia, 8521Oct. Holly Lilikas, Sophia, 8521 Holly Drive, Apt. 7, Everett Drive, Apt. 7, Everett 201510060376: Oct. 6; 201510060376: Oct. 6; Cornelius, Bret M., 13612 Cornelius, BretEverett M., 13612 60th Ave. SE, 60th Ave. SE, Everett 201510060377: Oct. 6; 201510060377: Oct.(+), 6; Marysville Chiropractic Marysville Chiropractic (+), 1617 Grove St., Marysville 1617 Grove St., Marysville 201510070168: Oct. 7; 201510070168:S. Oct. Whitley-Hathaway, (+),7;705 Whitley-Hathaway, S. (+), 705 175th Ave. NE, Snohomish 175th Ave. NE, Snohomish 201510130612: Oct. 13; 201510130612: Oct. 13; Albee, John D., 5710 198th Albee, D., 5710 198th St. SW, John Lynnwood St. SW, Lynnwood 201510130613: Oct. 13; 201510130613: 13; Klawonn, JacquelineOct. M. (+), Klawonn, Jacqueline M. (+), 22530 Fifth Place W, Bothell 22530 Fifth Place W, Bothell 201510130614: Oct. 13; 201510130614: Oct. 13; Breiwick, Greta (+), 17505 Breiwick, (+), 17505 12th PlaceGreta W, Lynnwood 12th Place W, Lynnwood 201510130615: Oct. 13; 201510130615: Oct.Colby 13; Carey, Robert A., 3620 Carey, Robert A., 3620 Colby Ave., Everett Ave., Everett 201510130616: Oct. 13; 201510130616: 13; Estabrook, Thomas Oct. J., 10603 Estabrook, J., 10603 107th Ave. Thomas NE, Arlington 107th Ave. NE, Arlington 201510130617: Oct. 13;201510130617: Time Out SportsOct. Bar 13; Time Out Sports Bar St., Snohomish (+), 921 First Snohomish (+), 921 First St., Snohomish Snohomish 201510130618: Oct. 13; 201510130618: Oct. 23rd 13; Victoria Nails (+), 12420 Victoria Nails (+), 12420 23rd Drive SE, Everett Drive SE, Everett 201510130619: Oct. 13; DJ201510130619: Mechanical Inc., Oct. 571613; DJ Mechanical Inc., 119th Ave. NE, Lake5716 Stevens 119th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens 201510200117: Oct. 20; 201510200117: Oct. 20; Arnold, Clarence H., 8527 Arnold, Clarence H., 8527 228th St. SW, Edmonds 228th St. SW, Edmonds 201510200118: Oct. 20; 201510200118: Oct. St., 20; El Puerto Inc., 425 Main El Puerto Inc., 425 Main St., Edmonds Edmonds 201510200119: Oct. 20; 201510200119: Oct. St., 20; El Puerto Inc., 425 Main El Puerto Inc., 425 Main St., Edmonds Edmonds 201510200120: Oct. 20; 201510200120: Oct. Schlotfeldt, Thereassa L. 20; (+), Schlotfeldt, Thereassa L. (+), 10828 233rd St. NE, Arlington 10828 233rd St. NE, Arlington 201510200121: Oct. 20; 201510200121: Oct.PO 20; Holmes, Yvonne L. (+), Holmes, Yvonne L. (+), PO Box 361, Mountlake Terrace Box 361, Mountlake Terrace 201510200122: Oct. 20; 201510200122: Oct. Inc., 20; S&J Creasey Bulldozing S&J Creasey Bulldozing Inc., PO Box 476, Monroe PO Box 476, Monroe 201510200123: Oct. 20; 201510200123: Oct. 20; Breiwick, Greta (+), 1629 Breiwick, Greta (+), 1629 146th St. SW, Lynnwood 146th St. SW, Lynnwood 201510200124: Oct. 20; 201510200124: 20; Nunez, Susan D. (+),Oct. 23006 Nunez, Susan D. (+), 23006 106th Drive SE, Woodinville 106th Drive SE, Woodinville 201510200125: Oct. 20; 201510200125: Oct.20004 20; KRW Construction Inc., KRW Construction Inc., 20004 87th Ave. SE, Snohomish 87th Ave. SE, Snohomish 201510200126: Oct. 20; 201510200126: Oct. 20; Craft Stoves of Washington Craft Stoves of Washington Inc., 1110 Broadway, Everett Inc., 1110 Broadway, Everett 201510200127: Oct. 20; 201510200127: Oct. Schlotfeldt, Thereassa L. 20; (+), Schlotfeldt, Thereassa 10828 233rd St. NE, L. (+), 10828 233rd St. NE,
Arlington Arlington 201510270367: Oct. 27; 201510270367: Arnold, Mary L. (+), Oct. 852727; Arnold, (+), 8527 228th St.Mary SW, L. Edmonds 228th St. SW, Edmonds 201510270368: Oct. 27; 201510270368: Oct. Drive 27; Waters, Kelly, 9211 61st Waters, Kelly, 9211 61st Drive NE, Marysville NE, Marysville 201510270369: Oct. 27; 201510270369: Oct. 27; Wearne, Kathryn L. 11609 Wearne, Kathryn 11609 Sixth St. SE, Lake L. Stevens Sixth St. SE, Lake Stevens 201510270370: Oct. 27; 201510270370: Oct. Drive 27; Waters, Kelly, 9211 61st Waters, Kelly, 9211 61st Drive NE, Marysville NE, Marysville 201510270371: Oct. 27; 201510270371: Oct. Drive 27; Waters, Kelly, 9211 61st Waters, Kelly, 9211 61st Drive NE, Marysville NE, Marysville 201510270372: Oct. 27; 201510270372: Allen, Lawrence D., Oct. 913027; Fifth Allen, W, Lawrence 9130 Fifth Place Apt. A, D., Everett Place W, Apt. A, Everett 201510270373: Oct. 201510270373: Oct.
27; Sound Garage Door 27; Sound Inc., Garage Company PO Door Box 3127, Company Arlington Inc., PO Box 3127, Arlington
Withdrawal Withdrawal federal federal tax tax lien lien after after release release
201510140149: Oct. 14; 201510140149: Oct. 14; Contreras, Edward A., 2222 Contreras, Edward A., 2222 182nd St. SE, Bothell 182nd St. SE, Bothell
Withdrawal Withdrawal of of federal tax lien federal tax lien
201510060378: Oct. 6; 201510060378: Oct. 6; Bocalan, Grace R., 10329 Bocalan, Grace R., 10329 66th Place W, Mukilteo 66th Place W, Mukilteo
Bankruptcy Bankruptcy filings filings The following Snohomish The following Snohomish County businesses or indiCounty businesses or individuals filed business-related viduals filed business-related bankruptcies with the U.S. bankruptcies with for theWestern U.S. Bankruptcy Court Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington from District of Washington from Oct. 1-31. Oct. 1-31. 15-15923-TWD: Chapter Chapter 11,15-15923-TWD: Green Mountain 11, Green Co.; Mountain Mine Operating attorney Mine Operating Co.; for debtor: Charles R.attorney Steinfor debtor: Charles R. Steinberg; attorney for special berg; attorney for special request: Aimee S. Willig; request: Aimee S. Willig; filed: Oct. 1; assets: yes; type: filed: Oct. nature 1; assets: yes; type: voluntary; of busivoluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: ness: other; nature of debt:
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business; type of debtor: business; type of debtor: corporation corporation 15-16002-MLB: Chapter 15-16002-MLB: Chapter 7, Burien Club; attorneys for 7, BurienBrian Club; debtor: T. attorneys Peterson for and debtor: T. Peterson and Michael Brian J. Gearin; attorneys Michael J. Gearin; attorneys for special request: Daniel J. for special request: J. Bugbee and Alan J.Daniel Wenokur; Bugbee and J. yes; Wenokur; filed: Oct. 7; Alan assets: type: filed: Oct. nature 7; assets: yes; type: voluntary; of busivoluntary; nature ofof business: other; nature debt: ness: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: business; type of debtor: corporation corporation 15-16009-MLB: Chapter Chapter 13,15-16009-MLB: Chad Mitchell; attorney 13, Chad Mitchell; for debtor: Jason E.attorney Anderfor Jason Anderson;debtor: attorneys for E. special son; attorneys for special request: Michele S. Assayag request: Michele S. Assayag and Daniel J. Bugbee; filed: and J. Bugbee; filed: Oct. Daniel 7; assets: yes; type: Oct. 7; assets: yes; type:
voluntary; nature of busivoluntary; nature ofof business: other; nature debt: ness: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: business; type of debtor: individual individual 15-16109-MLB: ChapChapter15-16109-MLB: 7, Douglas G. Johnson; ter 7, Douglas G. Johnson; attorney for debtor: Brad L. attorney for debtor: Brad L. Puffpaff; filed: Oct. 13; assets: Puffpaff; Oct. 13; assets: no; type:filed: voluntary; nature no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of other;type nature of business: debt: business; of of debt: individual business; type of debtor: debtor: individual 15-16111-CMA: Chapter 11,15-16111-CMA: CC Sports Injury;Chapter attorney 11, debtor: CC Sports Injury; for Patrick H. attorney Brick; for debtor: Patrick H. Brick; filed: Oct. 13; assets: yes; filed: 13; assets: type: Oct. voluntary; natureyes; of type: voluntary; nature of business: health care busibusiness: health care business; business; nature of debt: ness; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: corporation type of debtor: corporation
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Arlington 221 RX: 5200 172nd St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-4703; 360-548-3965; Nonclassified All State Fire Protection: 20926 Lake Riley Road, Arlington, WA 98223-8509; Fire Protection Equipment and Supplies (Wholesale) American Sewer Corp.: 8822 196th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8976; Sewer Contractors Cutting Edge Kitchen and Bath: 3131 Smokey Point Drive, No. A1, Arlington, WA 98223-7706; Plumbing Fixtures-Supplies Dollar Tree: 120 E Burke Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1005; Retail Shops Hair By Sarah: 517 N Olympic Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1246; Beauty Salons Lexar Homes: 16404 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223-8417; 360-657-1968 Morgans Riverside: 39419 305th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-9225; Nonclassified National Transport: 19004 46th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-4789; Trucking OGK: 3405 172nd St. NE, No. 5-248, Arlington, WA 98223-7717; Nonclassified Open Road RV Center: 16424 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223-8405; 360322-6138; Recreational Vehicles Romaine Law Office: 16404 Smokey Point Blvd., No. 30, Arlington, WA 98223-8417; 360651-5666; Attorneys Snoqualmie Market: 18312 Newport Drive, Arlington, WA 98223-5027; Food Markets Stilly Diner: 223 N Olympic Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1336; Restaurants Trinity Construction Northwest: 11004 233rd St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-7052; Construction Companies Two Twenty One Rx: 5200 172nd St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-4703; 360-548-3965
Bothell 520 Sports Cards: 1319 196th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6814; Baseball Sports Cards and Memorabilia Emerald City Plumbing: 19511 Fourth Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98012-7072; 425-8929904; Plumbing Contractors Goetz Motor Co.: 2508 191st St. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6945; Electric Motors-Dealers/ Repairing (Wholesale) Halloween Outlet: 24110 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021-9365; 425-4027248; Costumes-Masquerade and Theatrical Henna By Jenna: 219 219th Place SW, Bothell, WA 98021-8299; Nonclassified Honey Leigh Massage: 20503 Greening Road, Bothell, WA 98012-9683; Massage Therapists J Morris Agency Inc.: 19122 33rd Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-7970; 425-402-7191; Insurance
Polska Kuchnia: 519 213th Place SW, Bothell, WA 98021-7500; Nonclassified Reliant Business Services: 3832 164th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012-5409; 425-949-5141; Business Services YRMA’s Tax Services: 19705 Bartlett Road, Bothell, WA 98012-9643; 425-774-5026; Tax Return Preparation and Filing Yoshitaka H Nagata: 1710 239th St. SW, Bothell, WA 98021-9289; Nonclassified
Brier Dana’s Cafe: 2711 234th St. SW, Brier, WA 98036-8355; Restaurants
Darrington Hardin’s Animal Services: PO Box 1129, Darrington, WA 98241-1129; Services
Edmonds Autumn Comfort Adult Family Home: 15525 52nd Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 980264307; Homes-Adult Ben Adams Counseling: 406 Main St., No. 111, Edmonds, WA 98020-3166; Counseling Services Blazing Onion Burgers: 7606 239th Place SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-8865; Restaurants Bobo’s Rods and Customs: 8130 240th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-9119; 425-6738091; Automobile Customizing Cre8 Capital Services: 10718 Nottingham Road, Edmonds, WA 98020-6160; Services Erin Long Ma LMHC: 100 Second Ave. S, No. 170, Edmonds, WA 98020-3551; 425-3611153; Nonclassified Fazync: 7613 200th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-6832; Nonclassified HKCC Properties: 17512 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds, WA 98026-5239; Real Estate Management Institute For Harmonic: 10016 Edmonds Way, No. C-237, Edmonds, WA 98020-5107; Associations JJIJJI Smoke: 15424 60th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026-4856; Nonclassified RESCQ Services: 7500 212th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-7641; 425-582-0078; Services Savvy Lane Inc.: 8604 231st St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-8630; Nonclassified Seattle Direct Auto Sales: 22101 90th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026-8107; Automobile Dealers-Used Cars Selmann Massage: 555 Dayton St., Edmonds, WA 98020-3601; 425-921-6126; Massage Therapists United Atlantic Capital: 152 Third Ave. S, Edmonds, WA 98020-8441; 425-361-1772; Nonclassified Vineyard Wine Shop: 9657 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, WA 98020-6519; 206-542-4490; Vineyards Washington Preferred Care: 7301 224th St. SW, No. H1, Edmonds, WA 98026-8347; Nonclassified
Everett ABL USA Corp.: 520 128th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204-9362; 425-322-3401; Nonclassified A Sound Move: 1010 100th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-2858; 425-374-2792; Nonclassified Affordable Injury Attorneys: 1732 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-2347; 425-258-5723; Attorneys All Baby Organics: 14423 55th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9350; Organic Foods and Services Dallas Creek Development: 120 SW Everett Mall Way, No. 100, Everett, WA 982042723; Nonclassified Danny Grant Inc.: 2518 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-3021; 425-512-0557; Nonclassified Emberly Place: 120 SW Everett Mall Way, No. 100, Everett, WA 98204-2723; Nonclassified Ergostrad: 1106 Shuksan Way, Everett, WA 98203-7156; Nonclassified Evergreen Manor Everett: 2732 Grand Ave., Everett, WA 98201; 425-740-3149; Nonclassified Family Care Senior Services: 8015 Beverly Blvd., Everett, WA 98203-6710; Senior Citizens Service Flooring With Sisco: 2615 W Casino Road, No. 2I, Everett, WA 98204-1490; 425-3534953; Floor Laying Refinishing and Resurfacing Gandys Barber Shop: 806 52nd Place SW, Everett, WA 98203-3043; Barbers Gemstone Gypsies: 11332 Ninth Place W, No. 3, Everett, WA 98204-8903; Miscellaneous Retail Stores Gregg’s Detailing: 2229 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201-2841; Automobile Detail and Clean-Up Service Knutzen McVay Group: 1902 120th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208-8400; 425-948-6786; Nonclassified Magic Home Care Agency: 13426 11th Place W, Everett, WA 98204-6379; Home Health Service Masonic Scotish Right Temple: 2431 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201-2724; 425258-5340; Synagogues Meadows Urban Farm Co.: 2614 Colby Ave., No. 116, Everett, WA 98201-2922; Farms Pixie Hospitality Group: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3430; 425-258-6258; Nonclassified Polygon Homes-North Gate: 11217 19th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208; 425-225-5664; Nonclassified Prestige Auto Group Inc.: 7207 Evergreen Way, No. R1067, Everett, WA 98203-5629; Automobile Dealers-Used Cars Pretty Perch: 2707 18th St., Everett, WA 98201-2142; Nonclassified Sarah Beccas: PO Box 2281, Everett, WA 98213-0281; Nonclassified Stickney Lake: 120 SW Everett Mall Way, No. 100, Everett, WA 98204-2723; Nonclassified Terry’s Machine Shop: 1102 Shuksan Way, Everett, WA 98203-7155; 425-349-2700; Machine Shops (Manufacturers)
Vo Ball: 13415 11th Ave. W, Everett, WA 98204-6338; Nonclassified
Gold Bar Legacy: 41729 164th St. SE, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9531; Nonclassified Pacific North Blessed: 44006 U.S. 2, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9432; Nonclassified
Granite Falls Builders Firstsource: 301 E Stanley St., Granite Falls, WA 98252-8440; 360-691-6174; Building Contractors
Lake Stevens Digityeats: 8415 Sixth Place SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3689; 425-512-0682; Restaurants Drive Thru Tobacco: 926 87th Ave. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3714; Cigar Cigarette and Tobacco Dealers-Retail Kruse Construction: 11705 65th Place NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9321; Construction Companies Microbrew-Manager: 13027 12th Place NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8098; Brewers Pacific Pro Aerial Inc.: 1022 73rd Drive SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-4548; Airline Support Parallax Holdings: 2224 114th Drive NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9100; Holding Companies (Non-Bank) Petco: 9004 Vernon Road, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3114; Pet Supplies and Foods-Retail Platinum Excavating: 2533 85th Drive NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-6411; Contractors Savasana Yoga Studio: 7619 12th St. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-7339; Yoga Instruction Stratus Painting: 131b 91st Ave. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3397; Painters
Lynnwood ATBB Travel & Express: 3309 169th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-3254; Travel Agencies and Bureaus Advanced Telemarketing: 4520 200th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6636; 425-6702340; Call Centers Central Dental: 4210 198th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6755; 425-361-2563; Dentists C’s Market & Teriyaki: 627 164th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-8119; Food Markets Custom Defense Systems Inc.: 19730 64th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5957; 425-9675611; Nonclassified Edmonds Devoted Family Care: 620 201st Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-3709 Efrata Adult Family Home: 18922 21st Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-4874; Homes-Adult Emerald City Auto Glass: 13020 28th Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5131; 425-512-9811; Automobile Glass-Service and Installation Emerald Express: 714 142nd St. SW, Lyn-
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BUSINESS LICENSES nwood, WA 98087-6443; Nonclassified Fishmachine Technical Services: 3724 138th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5237 Index Fund Wealth Management: 2522 198th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6985; Financial Planning Consultants Lynnwood Mediterranean Food: 4510 168th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-6811; Restaurants Mind & Behavior Center Inc.: 4210 198th St. SW, No. 201, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6737; Mental Health Services Motive Auto Sales: 18301 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4469; 425-582-8538; Automobile Dealers-Used Cars Muto Izakayak Restaurant: 19505 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5658; 425-6781972; Restaurants Quality Towing and Transport: 820 151st St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2658; Wrecker Service Roberto’s Cleaning Services: 19721 50th Ave. W, No. D5, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6451; Janitor Service Studio Serendipity: 312 164th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-8113; Nonclassified Three Home and Garden: 18223 71st Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4142; Home Improvements Veca Electric: 1132 172nd St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-8255; 425-745-3439; Electric Contractors Wildberry Restaurant: 23 152nd Place SE, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2112; Restaurants
Marysville Camp Ruff House: 3923 88th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-7258; 360-926-2218; Nonclassified Emporium Alchimia: 3030 72nd Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6976; General Merchandise-Retail Formative Contracting: 12826 47th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98271-8634; Contractors Hair By Korrie: 17907 29th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98271-4772; Beauty Salons Inland Group: 2203 172 St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271; 360-572-4257; Nonclassified Isa Rose Fashion & Accessories: 7513 74th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-7863; Clothing-Retail JT Group Construction: 1010 State Ave., No. 987, Marysville, WA 98270-0016; Construction Companies K&B Shower Supplies: 7810 85th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8065; General Merchandise-Retail
Mill Creek Affectionate Care Adult Family: 13310 47th Ave. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-8970; Nonclassified Dr. Cottrill’s Dental Office: 16504 Ninth Ave. SE, No. 103, Mill Creek, WA 98012-6388; 425-742-0473; Dentists Kimataifa Diagnostics: 17319 15th Drive SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5102; Nonclassified
Perma Treat-Seattle: PO Box 14817, Mill Creek, WA 98082-2817; Nonclassified Pex: 13414 46th Ave. SE, No. 6, Mill Creek, WA 98012-4324; Nonclassified Photographic Memories: 14523 27th Drive SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5744; Photographers-Portrait Swiss Haus Care Inc.: 13403 25th Ave. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5674; Nonclassified
Monroe Budget Blinds Of Marysville: 19916 Ricci Road, Monroe, WA 98272-8870; Venetian Blinds-Retail Clique Photo Booth-Seattle: 18257 Blueberry Lane, Monroe, WA 98272-1314; Photo Booths Dirini Inc.: 16628 169th St. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-2900; Nonclassified Giles Distributing: 16600 169th St. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-2900; Distribution Services JDL Homes: PO Box 304, Monroe, WA 98272-0304; Nonclassified My Hair Lady: 16853 Odom Lane SE, Monroe, WA 98272-2676; Beauty Salons O’Connor Village: 1175 Village Way, Monroe, WA 98272-2029; Nonclassified Saturday Hill Studios: PO Box 1478, Monroe, WA 98272-4478; Nonclassified UHS Inc. Of Delaware: 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-1108; 360-794-0836; Nonclassified
Mountlake Terrace Affordable Carpet Cleaning: 3916 214th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-3521; Carpet and Rug Cleaners Feel Good Now: 23503 55th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-5223; Nonclassified Happy Paws Pet Care: 22803 64th Place W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2946; Pet Services M&D Transportation: 5908 232nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4639; Transportation
Lash & Brows By Bri: 12221 Village Center Place, No. 211, Mukilteo, WA 98275-6080; Beauty Salons Mukilteo House Cleaning Co.: 12189 Greenhaven, No. 204, Mukilteo, WA 982756062; House Cleaning NWP Hotel Consulting: 10924 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 196, Mukilteo, WA 982755022; Motel and Hotel Consultants Panasonic Aviation Corp.: 12401 Harbour Reach Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5316; 425290-3807; Aircraft-Dealers
Snohomish Andrea Dunlap Photography: PO Box 1077, Snohomish, WA 98291-1077; Photography Baby Treasures: 4303 116th Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-5582; Baby Accessories Beewinged: 7423 89th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-1607; Nonclassified Broken Cloud Brewing Co.: 4608 37th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296; Brewers (Manufacturers) Copper Mill Recyclers: 2801 Bickford Ave. No. 103/145, Snohomish, WA 98290; Recycling Centers (Wholesale) Forster Beer Imports: 20225 10th Place SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-9658; Importers (Wholesale) Good Vibe Tribe: 18415 83rd Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-8027; Nonclassified LNL International: 14007 69th Drive SE, No. C4, Snohomish, WA 98296-6900; Nonclassified PAR Pac Inc.: 2614 162nd Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-9756; Finfish Prestige Handyman Services: 16101 95th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-7043; Handyman Services Security Systems Installation: 15015 228th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-5479; 360-2174123; Security Control Systems
Cell Etc.: 4463 Russell Road, No. 103, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5451; Cellular Telephones (Services) Charlie’s On Broadway: 9910 Marine View Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275-4112; Nonclassified Denise Roberts Bookkeeping: 5010 84th St. SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2948; 425-3225382; Accounting and Bookkeeping General Service GCH Disaster Solutions: 7727b Island View Court, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2603; Nonclassified Gyro Stop: 11811 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5442; 425-374-8137; Restaurants I Spa: 8440 44th Ave. W, Mukilteo, WA 98275-3230; Health Spas
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Alpine Plumbing Services: 32329 80th Drive NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-9769; 360572-4429; Plumbing Contractors Brew 532: 10404 269th Place NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-7488; 360-572-4722; Brewers (Manufacturers) Puget Sound Computer Services: 15909 27th Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-7002; 360-631-5888; Computer Services Ron Jones Production Inc.: 29127 40th Ave. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-9442; 360629-7400; Nonclassified
Sultan B&K Contracting: PO Box 344, Sultan, WA 98294-0344; Contractors We Village: 1115 Yew Ave., Sultan, WA 98294-7672; Nonclassified
Woodway Dopro Sportswear: 11405 Bella Coola Road, Woodway, WA 98020-4191; 425-8350891; Sportswear-Retail
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Sno Valley Milk: 12420 92nd St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-8408; 360-568-8822; Dairy Products-Retail Sy’s Plumbing: 121 Ave. B, Snohomish, WA 98290-2927; 360-563-9910; Plumbing Contractors Terra Nova Cellars: 19421 131st Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-7845; Wines-Retail Valerie’s Gallery: 525a Pearl St., Snohomish, WA 98290-3030; Art Galleries and Dealers Winterhawk: 2614 162nd Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-9756; Finfish XE Labs: 20033 105th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-8104; Laboratories Yarnies: 717 First St., Snohomish, WA 98290-2902; Nonclassified
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