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A customer walks past a display case of high-end liquor at the Costco in Lynnwood .
COVER STORY Was liquor privatization good for the state? 4-5
BUSINESS NEWS Sales tax creeps close to a dime in south Snohomish County . . . . . . . . 6 Are taxes the best way to a greener future? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Firm hopes to convince Canadian businesses to move south . . . . . . . . 9 Stanwood entrepreneurs build a more sanitary pet dish . . . . . . . . . . 10 Longtime Herald employee named ad director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Bothell’s Essentia Water sees rapid growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
New survey measures Snohomish County business optimism . . . . . 16
BUSINESS BUILDERS James McCusker: How respect is needed in the workplace . . . . . . . 19 Andrew Ballard: Don’t make supplydemand decisions in vacuum . . . . 20 Tom Hoban: Rental market picture improves in Puget Sound area . . . 22 Monika Kristofferson: Get organized without being embarrassed . . . . . 23 BUSINESS BRIEFS . . . . . . . . . 24-25 BANKRUPTCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 PUBLIC RECORDS . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ECONOMIC DATA . . . . . . . . . 28-29
Paradise Market brings the world to Mountlake Terrace . . . . . . . . 12
BUSINESS LICENSES . . . . . . . 30-31
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A Costco customer walks past cases of vodka and other liquors at the chain’s Lynnwood store. Costco, grocery stores and other large businesses won the right to sell hard alcohol in the state after voters approved Initiative 1183 in 2011.
Who won and lost the liquor battle Consumers pay more for hard alcohol while state is seeing an increase in revenue By Jim Davis
The Herald Business Journal
eople are buying more bottles of booze in Washington, and, in many cases, paying more for it four years after voters took the state out of the liquor business. Washington consumers are buying 5 million more liters a year of vodka, gin and whiskey and other spirits since voters passed Initiative 1183, which ended the government monopoly on hard liquor. Those same consumers are paying a couple of dollars more per liter post-privatization — up to $24.52 in 2014, compared with $22.28 in 2011, according to a report from the state Office of Financial Management. That’s a little more than a
10 percent increase per liter. “Prices went up, so you’d expect consumption would go down, but consumption has gone up, too,” said John Guadnola, executive director of the Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, which fought the measure. “That tells me that the relative ease of availability has prompted people to buy more than they would have otherwise.” And that has fueled a healthy increase in revenue for the state. State and local governments received $316 million in net revenues from liquor taxes in fiscal year 2011, the last full year before privatization. In fiscal year 2015, the state made $366 million — a $50 million a year bump in revenue. That’s a 15 percent increase.
One of the reasons the state is seeing such an increase in tax revenue is because Washington taxes liquor more than any other state in the nation. “We have the highest pricing and highest taxes by a mile,” said John McKay, an executive for Costco, which backed I-1183. Consumers pay $35.22 in taxes for every gallon of spirits, according to a survey by Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation in 2013. The next-highest state tax rate is Oregon’s, at $22.73 a gallon. Most states charge $10 or less a gallon of liquor taxes; there are 3.78 liters in a gallon. The bottom line for the state might be the most black-and-white way to measure whether the initiative was a positive for the state. It’s harder to gauge the social costs of privatization, or the effect on employment. Even the cost to the consumer can be disputed. McKay said Costco tracks multiple
Liquor taxes Here are the 10 highest tax rates for liquor per gallon in the U.S. 1. Washington, $35.22 2. Oregon, $22.73 3. Virginia, $20.56 4. Alabama, $18.24 5. North Carolina, $13.02 6. Iowa, $12.99 7. Alaska, $12.80 8. Michigan, $11.92 9. Utah, $11.26 10. Idaho, $10.92 Source: Tax Foundation, 2013
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COVER STORY Liquor
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila
Grey Goose French Vodka
Bombay Sapphire English Gin
Maker's Mark Kentucky 1.75 Straight Bourbon
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A look at liquor prices at state stores before privatization and at grocery stores post-privatization. Prices include the liter tax and the 20.5 percent sales tax. * May 1, 2012; **Stores in Everett in mid-January brands of liquor and is now offering lower prices than before privatization. A survey of some of their products bears that out. So what retailers are charging could vary wildly. Even what people are buying could be different. “It’s difficult to generalize what liquors are being bought and whether that’s changed,” McKay said. “We certainly offer a lot more high-end liquors than you would have seen in liquor stores — you know, Louis XIII cognac, for instance.” Since Prohibition ended in 1933, Washington controlled a monopoly on liquor sales and consumers needed to go to state-controlled liquor stores to buy spirits. The state set the hours of operation, the price of products and decided what could be sold in the state, and when restaurateurs could make purchases for their business. That changed when Costco poured millions of dollars into an effort to bust the state-run liquor businesses. The first measure in 2010 failed, but a second one, Initiative 1183, in 2011 passed, 59 percent to 41 percent. Suddenly, Washington consumers went from only being able to buy hard alcohol at small liquor stores to being able to buy spirits at grocery stores and warehouse businesses like Costco and BevMo! The number of places where someone could buy hard alcohol jumped almost overnight. Before privatization, there were about 330 state-run stores. After the initiative, there were more than 1,400
“Prices went up, so you’d expect consumption would go down, but consumption has gone up, too.” — John Guadnola locations that sold hard liquor. With more locations, more people are buying hard liquor. The report from the Office of Financial Management states that 26 million liters were sold in 2011, the last year before privatization. In 2013, the first full year post privatization, Washington consumer bought 31.6 million liters, or an increase of 21 percent. That number stayed about the same for 2014. Oddly, while consumers are buying more alcohol now, they’re actually buying less hard alcohol at restaurants, bars and taverns, according to the report. Before privatization, what are called “on-premise” locations sold 9.3 million liters of hard liquor in the state in 2011. That’s down to 8.7 million in 2014 even though there’s been an increase in establishments since the end of the recession, according to the Office of Financial Management report. The consumption at restaurants doesn’t track with what the Washington Restaurant Association is seeing, said Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the group. He said that restaurant sales have been up the past three years and restaurant survival rates are also up. A big
component of that is liquor sales in those establishments. Either way, the state government is clearly benefiting from the private sector running the liquor industry. Before privatization, the state made money on liquor through a liter tax, sales tax and a calculated markup that paid for the costs of running the liquor stores and distribution. It also generated a tidy sum for state and local governments. With I-1183, the state still collects a liter tax and sales tax but no longer collects a markup on the alcohol. Instead, the state charges a license fee to distributors. That fee was 10 percent on gross sales for the two years after the measure. It’s now dropped to 5 percent. Distributors also were forced to pay a one-time, $150 million fee for distribution. In total revenue, the state collected more money before privatization. Since the state is no longer paying to run the liquor business, it’s actually seeing a net gain in revenue. Supporters of I-1183 believe the measure was successful at allowing the marketplace to run the industry without hurting the state.
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“I think it’s been good for the state, it’s been good for convenience and I think it’s been good for competitiveness,” Anton said. “All that being said, I don’t think it’s been fully implemented and it will be better.” He said his association is fighting over sales taxes that restaurateurs are charged buying liquor at wholesalers like Costco. Normally, a restaurateur can present a reseller permit at wholesaler and won’t have to pay sales tax on an item. But the state hasn’t allowed restaurateurs to use reseller permits when buying hard liquor. The association is trying to change that by lobbying in Olympia and fighting it in the court system, Anton said. Guadnola, of the Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association, disagrees, saying that the initiative that voters approved clearly spelled out what taxes would be charged and that those taxes were meant to hold the state harmless. He said the I-1183 backers are trying to re-imagine the initiative. “They should at least have the courage to say they wrote it to say X and they want to change it to say Y,” Guadnola said. Does he believe the initiative has been good for the state? “If you want to say did it benefit the state, it depends on how you define it,” Guadnola said. “If you’re talking about whether the state lost money, no it didn’t. But the people are probably paying more than they did otherwise.”
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TAXES & FINANCE
Sales tax to climb near 10 percent By Jim Davis
The Herald Business Journal
If you thought that Seattle had the highest sales tax rate in the state, well, yeah, you’d be right. But the city isn’t alone. Seattle and Mill Creek share the top spot at 9.6 percent. That’ll soon change. Mill Creek and several other south Snohomish County cities will surpass Seattle this April when a new 0.3 cent sales tax kicks in to pay for improved bus service for Community Transit. People in Mill Creek will pay a 9.9 percent sales tax. People in Edmonds, Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and north Bothell will pay 9.8 percent sales tax. “I knew we were among the highest,” said Mill Creek City Councilman Mike Todd. “I didn’t know we were the highest.” And it’s inching close to the point where south county residents will pay a dime or more on sales tax for every dollar spent. That could be problematic for future tax measures that call for increasing the sales tax.
“I can’t really tell you what’s the pain threshold but it’s one that a lot of people are thinking about.” — Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling “It’s a number, but it’s kind of psychological,” Todd said. One of those tax measures coming down the turnpike could be Sound Transit 3, which the Sound Transit board is considering placing on the November ballot. The board is still deciding how much to ask voters for — and what taxes would be included — in the measure that is expected to expand light rail throughout the region and bring it to Everett. Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling sits on both the Sound Transit and Community Transit boards. He said that he and Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring voiced concern about asking voters to raise the sales tax 0.3 percent for Community Transit last November. The Community Transit board eventually voted unanimously to ask for the tax increase and it was approved 51 percent
to 49 percent in November. Earling said he’s a fiscal conservative, and policymakers need to be cautious in asking for any tax increases. But he said it’s easy to see a need. “These sorts of projects are terribly important,” Earling said. “We do have projections of population increases and a constrained transportation system.” But will voters shy away from charging themselves a dime or more on sales tax? “I can’t really tell you what’s the pain threshold but it’s one that a lot of people are thinking about,” Earling said. There is no upper limit for the amount of sales tax that a community can approve, said Beverly Crichfield, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue. The state takes 6.5 percent of the sales tax. The rest pays for local measures. Washington has the fourth highest average state and local sales tax rate in the
nation behind Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, according to the Washington, D.C.,-based Tax Foundation. One of the reasons that the state’s sales tax rate is so high is because the state is one of the few that doesn’t charge an income tax, Todd said. When people gripe about the sales tax, Todd said he reminds them there are plenty of exemptions like on food and rent. He also said that people usually don’t mind paying the sales tax when they can see it going to something tangible. “What I’ve seen if people feel a connection to something you see locally, they feel OK about that,” Todd said. He pointed to the reason that Mill Creek is slightly higher than its neighboring cities. In November 2012, Mill Creek voters passed a 0.1 percent increase in the sales tax to pay for public safety. Even though it was during the recession, voters approved the measure 67 percent to 33 percent. He noted that 0.1 percent is just a small amount on each transaction. “It’s a penny on a $10 purchase,” Todd said. “I kind of go back to would you put a penny in the dish by the cash register for better police services? Most people would.”
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Carbon tax may land on ballot this fall Competing climate change measures could be brought to voters By Deanna Duff
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Many in Washington believe that it’s time to clear the air regarding climate change. Now environmental groups are currently proposing different approaches to do that. As the 2016 ballot season nears, voters may face multiple options of how best to tackle the challenge. Non-partisan group Carbon Washington organized Initiative 732. Modeled after a carbon tax British Columbia implemented in 2008, its main points include instituting a $25-per-metric ton tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels. It would also reduce the state sales tax from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent and effectively eliminate Washington’s Business & Occupation tax. A rebate program would be offered to 400,000 low-income households. Carbon Washington formed in 2009. According to Yoram Bauman, founder and co-chair of Carbon Washington, the group has long been interested in “taking
a swing at the ball” in terms of backing an initiative. I-732 collected over 350,000 citizen signatures. It is an initiative to the Legislature, which means it will be considered by lawmakers who can then enact it into law or place it on the 2016 ballot. “Washington state contributes 2 percent or less to national emissions, but it’s arguably an ethical responsibility for us to do our part,” Bauman says. “We can be a model for the nation and world in terms of showing a path forward that works for the economy and environment.” Proponents contend that I-732 is revenue neutral. The tax increase would be negated by tax cuts. Bauman estimates it will generate $2 billion in carbon taxes annually. The measure would raise gasoline prices about 25 cents per gallon and coalfired electricity by about 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. Natural gas is cleaner, so it would only increase by about 1.2 cents per kilowatt-hour. Hydro, wind and solar wouldn’t pay the tax since they’re renewables. The producers of the fossil fules would be charged the increase and they would then pass it along to consumers. “In broad strokes, what we find is that the way our policy works means most households pay a few hundred dollars more for fossil fuels (yearly) and a few hundred less in taxes” Bauman says. The point of revenue neutrality has
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“In the short term, clearly not everyone is on the same page on exactly what we should do, but everyone is on the same page in terms of needing to act.” — Greg Small generated debate. In 2015, a nonpartisan analysis was requested by the then chairman of the House Finance Committee. Using estimates tax return data and information from Carbon Washington’s website, it estimated a $675.4 million cut to the state budget over four years. “We think there are some signifiant problems with the analysis...,” Bauman says. “We continue to think I-732 is revenue neutral and possibly slightly revenue positive. We have to wait for the official fiscal note from the Office of Financial Management.” Budget issues are of primary importance to I-732 opponents. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is voicing concerns. Formed in January 2015, the coalition is comprised of more than 150 organizations also dedicated to addressing climate change. “At a time when the state needs to be investing in education, healthcare and other priorities, we have concerns about the revenue impacts,” says Gregg Small, executive director of Climate Solutions, a founding member of the alliance and chair of the organization’s board of governors. “We feel that climate change shouldn’t add to the burden and doesn’t have to.” The alliance also believes that I-732 fails to invest in clean energy solutions on a larger and more personal scale. “From a policy perspective for the alliance, we believe in limiting carbon pollution, a fee on carbon pollution and then investing that money to generate clean energy solutions,” Small says. “We want protections for the most impacted and a just transition for fossil fuel workers into cleaner forms of energy.” Small said would prefer an effort that would rally the state’s entire community advocating to address climate change. According to Small, the alliance worked
closely with Carbon Washington during December 2015 to discuss unifying the two groups’ efforts behind one ballot measure. That did not come to pass. “We describe it as being on the same team, but we’re not on the same page right now,” Bauman says of the split between Carbon Washington and the alliance. “It’s a source of disappointment all the way around.” His organization is now considering their own measure. However, Small cites concerns that a competing measure might confuse voters. They will continue discussions during the coming months to determine a course of action, which might include avenues completely outside an initiative. “There is an enormous call for action coming from all quarters,” Small says. “In the short term, clearly not everyone is on the same page on exactly what we should do, but everyone is on the same page in terms of needing to act. That is a really good thing.” Even some I-732 supporters agree there is value simply in bringing climate change conversations to the forefront of policy discussion. The Snohomish County Democrats endorsed I-732 while also remaining open to other proposals. “We’re not necessarily throwing all weight behind I-732. It’s the one approach that’s been brought to us at this point,” says Richard Wright, chair of the Snohomish County Democrats. “There may be other initiatives in the works. There is also the work by the governor and there might be legislative remedies attempted. ” “I think, generally speaking, the Snohomish County Democrats will be supportive of any initiative brought before us to combat climate change,” Wright says. “We take the environment seriously and want to leave behind a better planet than we inherited ourselves.”
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Could Canadian businesses head south? As loonie drops in value, Canadian firms could sell goods for more in U.S. By Oliver Lazenby
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A new company that hopes to lure Canadian businesses south of the border is having some success already. Opportunity Northwest started in September and provides a variety of services for companies that are moving to Whatcom County, as well as for companies that are already here. Bruce MacCormack, a managing partner with the company and former chairman of the Bellingham Angels investor group, said he sees potential for attracting light manufacturing companies from the Lower Mainland of BritBruce ish Columbia to move to MacCormack Whatcom County. By selling products in the U.S. and expanding their presence in the states, Canadian companies could
benefit from the weak Canadian dollar. The loonie dropped below 70 cents U.S. in January — for the first time since 2003 — so a Canadian company could get a 30 percent bonus on every item it can sell in the U.S. That’s a strong incentive to expand to Whatcom County, MacCormack said. “Whatcom County retailers may be hurting, but for those wanting to make money off selling products in America, now is the time,” he said. MacCormack’s partners in the business are Charles Rendina and Garry Montgomery. McCormack calls Opportunity Northwest a concierge for everything a business relocating to Whatcom County might need. That includes consulting services for VISA and immigration issues, assistance with public relations and branding, relationships with local real estate agents and banks and the knowledge to guide foreign companies through local city and county permitting processes, MacCormack said. It’s not just the disparity in currency prices that’s attractive to Canadian firms, MacCormack said. Canadian businesses can also benefit from the relatively cheap price of commercial real estate in Whatcom County. Commercial real estate is generally cheaper in the county than north of the border because the Lower
“The border, if you think about it in terms of a wall, it’s thick. Sure it’s close, but it’s thick. And it became thicker after 9/11.” — Chris Lawless Mainland’s population is so much denser, MacCormack said. In October, Opportunity Northwest brokered its first big deal, a funding package for T.C. Trading Services of Blaine. Opportunity Northwest worked with investors to secure $10 million in funding that includes a line of credit and a construction loan for the company’s expansion. T.C. Trading Company offers storage, and delivery services for companies that do business across the border. How much demand is there for Opportunity Northwest’s services? MacCormack said the group is in the discussion stage with several interested Canadian companies. Chris Lawless, chief economist with the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, said the border is a complicated barrier for most Canadian companies. “The border, if you think about it in terms of a wall, it’s thick,” Lawless
said. “Sure it’s close, but it’s thick. And it became thicker after 9/11.” Lawless told MacCormack that while relocating or opening in the U.S. is too complicated for most Canadian companies, it is feasible for a small percentage of businesses. Through Opportunity Northwest, MacCormack and his partners hope to make that wall thinner for businesses moving to Whatcom County. And besides, MacCormack pointed out, a small margin of businesses in the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area is a big deal to Whatcom County, which, as of 2013, had less than 10 percent of Vancouver’s population. MacCormack foresees Opportunity Northwest finding a niche in a particular industry and building specific expertise over time, he said. “It’s a bit of an experiment,” MacCormack said. “It’s like the beginning of any company. You’re never quite sure how it’s going to pan out or how well it will work.”
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Pet business makes meals a snap Stanwood partners develop pet dish with disposable liners By M.L. Dehm
For The Herald Business Journal
There is nothing unusual about an entrepreneur having a great idea and then developing and marketing a new product. But it’s not so common to have two very different yet marketable ideas going at the same time. Which takes precedence? For business partners Janet Spangler and Randy Redel of Stanwood, the choice was not difficult. They went with their No Mess Pet Dish, a rubber-footed plastic base tray that securely holds a disposable paper liner. The disposable liners can be changed at every meal so the pet always has a clean sanitary dish and the owner never has to wash a dirty pet bowl. “We’ve got the provisional patent on it,” Spangler confirmed. The pair are selling the dish and trays on their website at NoMessPetDish.com and will debut their product at the Seattle Pet Expo on June 4 and 5. “A clean dish in a snap — we call them click and toss liners,” Spangler said. “It still surprises me that no one else has done it.” The pet dish wasn’t the first product for the pair. Spangler and Redel came up with the pet dish idea when the friends first became business partners in another planned venture, the Image Awareness Center, back in 2010. Spangler, a longtime image consultant who has worked on television commercials and radio voiceovers, had already formed the Colors Made Easy Personal Palette System for image consultants and was planning to launch the Image Awareness Center for training and consulting purposes. She brought in longtime family friend Redel and another colleague, Dione Gleave, as partners. Redel worked in broadcasting and multimedia. Much of that work involved compiling videos and conducting seminars. As a busy single professional, he used to save time and energy by feeding his cat out of paper bowls that he could throw away or burn. At the same time, Spangler had six cats that she fed using ceramic bowls. She had 15 ceramic bowls that had to be rotated and washed regularly to ensure her cats were always eating from a clean dish. Redel’s paper bowl method intrigued Spangler but she was less than satisfied with the way paper bowls moved easily across the floor and tipped over. Experiments to develop an efficient disposable pet dish for personal use had resulted in the first prototype of the No Mess Pet Dish in 2013. Both Redel and Spangler tested sub-
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Fleur the cat eats from a No Mess Pet Dish that was developed by business partners Janet Spangler and Randy Redel of Stanwood.
Stanwood entrepreneurs Randy Redel and Janet Spangler developed the No Mess Pet Dish, a rubber-footed plastic base tray that securely holds a disposable paper liner.
sequent prototypes at home including a dog-sized bowl for Spangler’s dog, Sasha. With Gleave’s agreement, the Image Awareness Center was going to stay on the back burner for a little while longer so Spangler and Redel could push their pet dish concept first. “We went up to Artisan Industries in Arlington,” Spangler said. “They do injection molding. We thought that would be a great place to have our dishes made, somewhere local.”
A company was formed, a provisional patent obtained and the domain name was locked in place. They also developed a video for the project that drew on the past experience and skill sets of both partners. Redel created the video and Spangler, along with her pets, was the talent. A few weeks ago, the No Mess Pet Dish became available for purchase at the website and the company’s Facebook page was launched.
As the dish was invented purely as a convenience for busy people, both inventors were a little surprised that the health aspect seems to be what is driving initial interest in the product. They’ve since learned that many veterinarians advise cat owners to feed an all wet food diet but that some owners refuse because it is messy. There is also a risk of germs to both humans and pets from handling dirty pet dishes. These were outlined in a report by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Disposable dishes could cut that risk. “I guess that’s the important thing for any entrepreneur or any new business that is starting out,” Redel said. “You find a need and you solve it. That’s what we hope that we have done.” As for the future, No Mess Pet Dish is applying to be on the entrepreneur reality show Shark Tank. Spangler and Redel are also waiting for feedback from shelters and veterinarians who have been invited to try the product. Then there is the other business venture that was put on hold — the Image Awareness Center for image consultations and training — which is far enough along that Spangler has her studio near completion. “Maybe in a year or so we’ll do a big launch for that,” she said. But at the moment, it’s all about the pets.
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Herald hires new advertising director Longtime employee promoted after rising through the ranks By Jim Davis
The Herald Business Journal
The Daily Herald’s new advertising director can draw on deep familiarity with the community and the newspaper in her new role. Carrie Radcliff was promoted Jan. 19 from advertising sales manager to the head of the advertising department. Radcliff, 48, grew up in Snohomish County and has spent her entire working career at The Herald. “What I hope to accomplish is to obviously grow revenue for The Herald, provide our advertisers with solutions to help their businesses grow and develop a sales team that works well together, works hard and has a lot of fun,” Radcliff said. Publisher Josh O’Connor said Radcliff is a strong asset to The Herald who “exemplifies outstanding professional values in everything she does.” “People that know Carrie Radcliff describe her as a sales dynamo, hard
working, organized, fun, energetic and a leader,” O’Connor said. “It’s an absolute privilege to work with her every day and I’m excited about the sales direction that she’s taking our business.” She replaces Pilar Linares, who returned earlier this winter to her home state of Texas where she took a job as vice president of sales at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Carrie Radcliff The newspaper industry faces tough challenges, but The Herald has a strong audience within the county, able to reach 332,000 people through print and online products, Radcliff said. “As the media business becomes a lot more fragmented, we really need to listen to our customers and learn their needs and match that with the products we have,” Radcliff said. “We’re not just a daily newspaper, we have a website, we put on events, we have magazines.” She also noted that The Herald is part of Sound Publishing, which publishes 49 newspapers throughout the state. With those titles, her sales staff can help advertisers reach markets outside of
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the county. Radcliff joined The Herald 26 years ago when she was hired as an advertising intern after graduating from Central Washington University. When the internship ended, she was offered a full-time job as an advertising assistant. She worked her way up through the organization in a variety of advertising departments including private party classified, real estate, local, regional and national retail sales. Radcliff grew up in Mountlake Terrace and wanted to return to Snohomish County. Her parents, Mike and Alix O’Donnell, still live in Everett and she has extended family throughout the area, including a sister, Paige Jensen, and a brother, Shawn O’Donnell, who owns Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub in south Everett. Radcliff lives in Snohomish with her husband, Brent, who is a teacher at Lowell Elementary School in Everett. The Radcliffs have a son, Kendall, 21, who attends Everett Community College, and a daughter, Madison, 18, who attends the University of Washington. Radcliff said she deeply cares for the
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Essentia says time has finally arrived By Megan Brown
For The Herald Business Journal
BOTHELL — In 1997, Ken Uptain was handed a bottle of water that changed his life. The water didn’t sparkle or contain any exotic flavors. Its special characteristic was pure science: a high pH level, promising better hydration. Uptain was hooked right away. “I started drinking it, and I felt like this was such a quality product, and it made me feel so much better,” Uptain said. “I decided that this water really had a place in the market.” He’d been introduced to alkaline water, which is specially filtered and formulated to improve pH. Uptain, now 63, had just retired from a career selling real estate in Seattle. So much for retirement. He launched the Bothell-based Essentia Water the following June, in 1998. Alkaline water has been popular in Japan for decades, but hadn’t infiltrated the American bottled water market yet. “Back then, 99 percent of waters were sourced from mountain, glaciers, spring, and you essentially ‘make it’ and label it ‘glacier, mountain, spring water,’ ” Uptain said. “This product is one where we take municipal water, we purify it, clean it, and make a product that’s faster hydrating than any other.” However, municipal water just doesn’t sound as romantic as glacial spring water. Uptain discovered that when the product launched, the public wasn’t interested in experimenting with their water just yet. “When I launched the brand in June of 1998, within a year I realized that the product was ahead of its time, and that the consumer wasn’t ready for a product like ours,” Uptain said. “I realized I was pushing this thing uphill, and decided to scale back and take orders.” In the meantime, he made the most out of his retirement. “I played a lot of golf, I played in the stock exchange, I remodeled my house.” In 2008, Uptain crept back out of his semi-retirement. A 10-year ramp up would make most businesses question their product. Though it took patience, Uptain said he never lost faith. As he’d expected, widening public per-
Bothell’s Essentia Water founder and CEO Ken Uptain said he expected the American market more receptive to an alternative bottled water.
ception and popular health trends made the American market more receptive to an alternative bottled water. A more adventurous consumer led to a boost in popularity of alkaline water, artisan-well water, mineral water and sparkling water. Today’s bottled water brands need to satisfy taste buds to attain loyal customers. Pretty photos of snow-capped
mountains on the label no longer cut it. Essentia Water is bottled in suave, black and red 1-liter bottles. Many health and grocery stores carry the water, and it’s readily available online. Essentia Water’s director of clinical studies and scientific research, Dr. Ralph Holsworth, discovered the water in his local Whole Foods Market in Denver,
Colorado. At the time, Holsworth, used a machine in his office to make his own alkaline water for his family practice patients. He was impressed by the pH level that Essentia Water achieved, and reached out to Uptain in 1998 to get involved. Holsworth was brought on board to study and develop the product. Now, his patients can’t get enough of it. Seattle has become the third largest market for Essentia, which has headquarters at 22833 Bothell Everett Highway, Suite. 220. That’s behind Southern California and New York. Uptain wasn’t expecting that degree of local popularity. “It surprises me because we haven’t done any marketing here in Seattle. We really didn’t have brand ambassadors until just a few months ago,” he said. Brand ambassadors, who attend marathons and health events, introduce potential customers to the product. This personal contact and word of mouth has become instrumental in growing the brand. Building that relationship is part of Uptain’s personal philosophy. “I think it’s pretty proven that having one-on-one contact with consumers is the best, most effective way to get the word out,” Uptain explained of the technique. “And we’re starting to get talked about a lot.” Essentia doesn’t release sales numbers, but the company did say it expects to grow 90 percent in the next year. At the close of 2013, the company employed just eight people. Today, there are 52 employees located throughout the country, with plans to hire an additional 15 more this year. As far as production, Essentia outsources the work to three bottled beverage co-packers, one each in California, Texas and New Jersey, and is actively seeking additional plant capacity in the Pacific Northwest and the southeast U.S. Although Uptain is thrilled with Essentia’s success, he doesn’t seem surprised. He never lost faith in the product or the public coming around. Uptain lives in Bothell with his wife, Cathy, and has no plans to relocate Essentia Water headquarters. “I don’t think I would live anywhere but the Seattle market,” he said. “I just love this area.”
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Paradise Market caters to global palate By Jennifer Sasseen For The Herald Business Journal
A small grocery store that opened recently in Mountlake Terrace offers foods from exotic locales, expertise on how to cook them and — coming soon — a taste of the cuisine from its delicatessen. Paradise Market co-owners, Akbar Quadri, 46, and Mohammed Yusef, 57, said they hope to have a deli/restaurant up and running in a corner of their store within the next few months. The store is located at 23204 57th Ave. W., across the parking lot from Double D Meats, Diamond Knot Brewery and the Snohomish Pie Company. Natives of India and Fiji, respectively, Quadri and Yusuf grew up eating many of the foods they’re selling, which originate from India, Pakistan, Fiji, Mexico and the Mediterranean. African and American foods will soon join the mix, Quadri said.
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Paradise Market, owned by Akbar Quadri (pictured) and Mohammed Yusuf, sells food from multiple cultures, and is located at 23204 57th Ave. W in Mountlake Terrace.
The store caters to the more global palate that’s developed as people travel the world and experience different cuisines, then
return home and want to re-create those dishes, he said. He’s given customers tips on how to prepare certain foods and is con-
sidering offering cooking lessons in the future. “They love to cook themselves,” he said. “They love to learn, they
want to learn and we love to help them.” Yusuf knows a lot about Fijian foods and those of Fiji neighbor New Zea-
land, but Quadri has professional cooking experience, having learned at the side of an older cousin who died of a heart attack a couple of years ago, he said, with a catch in his voice. Besides being a great cook, Quadri said, “he was my best friend and my best cousin.” Quadri said his first job after arriving from India at the age of 20 was at a print shop in Seattle’s University District. When he tired of the business, he turned to restaurant work, eventually putting his cousin’s cooking lessons to use when he opened his own Indian restaurant in Shoreline, where he now lives. It did well for a year or two but couldn’t weather the recession, he said. It might have been different if he’d had Yusuf at his side back then, he said, calling his friend “a one-man show” for the extensive knowledge he has of construction and other trades,
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ensure humane slaughter. Prior to slaughter, the animal must have been fed a natural diet that did not include animal by-products. Quadri said all the meat at Paradise Market is halal and is also considered kosher. Paradise Market offers fresh organic lamb, goat and beef raised locally, as well as frozen lamb and goat imported from New Zealand, Quadri said. It also sells halal chicken from a Canadian company and from another based in
“We want to socialize with people here. No matter what kind of religion you are, we want to be friends.” — Mohammed Yusuf Chicago. Fish and seafood is also sold. Yusuf and Quadri said they worked for months extensively remodeling the Paradise Market site, previously an archery range. It needed a lot of clean-up and updating, including electrical and
plumbing work, they said. Dry products on the shelves include bags of both white and brown rice, lentils, black-eye peas and chickpeas — also known as garbanzo beans — wheat, rice and soy flours in various sizes. There are jars of pickles, garlic and ginger pastes,
chutneys and marinades, cans of enchilada sauce and refried beans, packets of ready-to-heat-and-eat Indian meals and a large selection of teas. The store also sells fresh produce and some more unusual frozen foods like guava and mango pulp, taro leaves, Fijian cassava
and lotus root, as well as tandoori naan bread and samosas. Non-food items include hair oils, shampoos and lotions, as well as paper products like paper towels and napkins. Atypically for a grocery store, Paradise Market also sells some clothing imported from India, jewelry and prayer rugs and caps from Turkey. Prayer beads will also be available soon. “We’re thinking this needs to be a one-stop shop,” Quadri said.
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including auto mechanics. He and Yusuf have known each other for years, he said, but grew closer in recent years and started looking to open a business. Yusuf, who lives in Brier, said he moved to the area from Fiji about 19 years ago, the last of his family to do so at the urging of his brother, who is a retired military doctor living here. The population of Fiji is multinational and he grew up with Hindu and Christian friends as well as Muslim, he said. He and Quadri are aware of recent anti-Muslim sentiment in the news, but said politics have no place in their business. People in the community, including local police, have been welcoming, they said. “We want to socialize with people here,” Yusuf said. “No matter what kind of religion you are, we want to be friends.” “Our door is open for the community,” Quadri said. “We respect everybody.” Like Quadri, Yusuf said he also experienced financial hardship during the recent recession. He had to sell off some of the trucks in the small trucking company he owns, shipping freight from Seattle to Los Angeles and back. But he’s been slowly rebuilding the company. The two friends were driving around talking about starting a business together when they spotted the Mountlake Terrace location, they said. The proximity of a mosque just down the street on 56th Avenue helped them decide that a store selling halal meat was needed in the community. Halal means “permissible” under Islamic law and rejects pork, as well as meat taken from the hindquarters of animals, according to www.thekitchn.com. The slaughter of a halal animal is called “zabihah” and must follow certain guidelines, including the pronouncement of Allah’s, or God’s, name during slaughter, either by a Muslim or the “People of the Book (Christian or Jew)”. The animal must be conscious during slaughter, which is accomplished with a very sharp knife to slit the throat quickly and
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Respect can be big motivator at work next to Kobe Bryant was particularly revealing about both men. And there is a management lesson in it as well. Nance’s diary reads, “Our last game before the trip was at home against Indiana. We were on the bench together when Metta World Peace got a steal. Kobe looked at me and said, ‘You see Metta? You need to watch him every possession, because defensively, he is it. And you can do that.’ I just think it’s cool that he thought I could become a Metta World Peace-type defender. In my mind, I already believe defense is what I do and where I can make an impact. If Kobe believes it, shoot, it must be possible.” Performance in sports at the professional level — and at every level, really — is a variable mixture of talent, motivation, and self-confidence, a genetic makeup that helps with injuries, and, lastly, a little bit of luck. Rookies, in particular, face many challenges to their self-confidence, less from the hazing that they receive than from the pace of the game and the skills of the players. Professional sports do not have a monopoly on rude awakenings for workplace newcomers. Rookies there just come under a lot more public scrutiny. What a break it is for a rookie, then, to have an established expert, a star player in the case of Kobe Bryant, express confi-
dence that you could be one of the best. For a rookie in information systems, marketing, customer service or food preparation, it works the same way. The established expert might be the chief information officer, a product manager, a division manager or the shift Supervisor, but everything else is the same. When you are new to the workplace, if someone you respect professionally and who knows your capabilities expresses confidence in you it will have a strong, positive effect on how you approach your job. Depending on the workplace, it could make the difference between just going through the motions every day and becoming a star performer. The underlying psychology is not complicated, but it does rely on two key concepts that aren’t always easy to come by in the workplace. The first is respect. When people we respect express a high opinion of us it inspires us to try and live up to their expectations. A manager who isn’t respected, who isn’t good at his or her job, though, is not likely to inspire anyone. There are exceptions to this rule but they remain rare. The second key concept is knowledge of your abilities. A comment from a manager that sounds like it was cribbed from a motivational speech will be
neither credible nor effective. In the case of Kobe Bryant’s statement to Larry Nance, of course, Bryant knew exactly what Nance was doing, and was capable of doing, on the court. Today’s workplaces are a bit more complicated than a basketball court, though, and it will take a manager more time and effort to keep an eye on the workers, especially the new ones, to understand their capabilities well enough to know when they would profit from a motivational boost. Love and respect are not identical, of course, but love, like respect, can have a role in bringing out the best in people. Most of us know a businessmen or businesswomen who honestly attribute their success to the fact that their husbands or wives “had faith in them, who knew I could do it…even when I wasn’t sure.” They wanted to live up to the expectations their wives or husbands had for them. Most workplace rookies have, or will acquire, doubts about their abilities. Good managers know this and know how powerful their opinion of a rookie worker can be. So pick the right time, and use it. James McCusker is a Bothell economist, educator and consultant. He also writes a column for the monthly Herald Business Journal.
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his article is not about supply chain management; rather, how marketing research data can improve your company’s market position. When you bring the “demand” side of the marketing equation into the “supply” side of business decision making, you produce better revenue results. It doesn’t matter what life stage your business or product is in, research data is the genesis of strategy. Because marketing research is such a critical business and marketing function, this is the first of a two-part series. This series will outline a basic “how to” guide on properly planning, designing, collecting and analyzing a marketing research study. Part one covers planning and design. Plan: The first step in conducting an accurate study is to analyze your business situation and marketing problem or opportunity. The purpose of marketing research is to solve problems, seize opportunities and answer key questions about how to best market your products and services. After you’ve analyzed your business situation (I recommend a SWOT Analysis — catalogue your internal Strengths, Weaknesses, and external Opportunities and Threats), identify the data gaps and define the objectives
of your research project. Example: If the problem is that you are losing share to a key competitor, the objective could be stated, “Determine why we are losing Andrew market share by Ballard identifying how our customers perceive Growth our products vs. those of brand ‘X.’” Strategies It is important that your study remain focused on solving one problem or marketing situation at a time. Attempting to address more than one issue (or objective) may cause problems in the design and collection phases of your study. Design: Guided by your research objective, design your study by considering data sources and methodology. First determine which of your marketing questions can be answered by secondary sources, e.g. your database or syndicated data (research you can purchase from aggregators or resellers, like Nielson). An effective and free secondary source on market data is through the Sno-Isle
It doesn’t matter what life stage your business or product is in, research data is the genesis of strategy.
Library — http://sno-isle.org/research/ business-finance. The questions that can’t be answered through a secondary source are the ones that will constitute your survey. Short surveys produce the best results. In the example above (losing market share), you’d query customers about their attitudes toward your products and those of brand “X.” Your questions should be sequenced in a way that won’t lead or bias the respondents’ answers. There are many ways to glean customer insights: focus groups, telephone interviews, online, mail, packaging and point-of-sale surveys. While online surveys through vendors like SurveyMonkey and KwikSurvey have free versions, phone interviews produce far better results because you can probe answers. Finally, you’ll design your sample (identify respondents). The two fundamentals of sampling are size and segment. Your sample size should be large enough to deliver a high confidence level in the data, but not so
large that the study becomes time and cost prohibitive. It is easy to find “sample calculators” online. I recommend qualitative, small sample interviews. You’d be surprised how much information you can gather from only two to 30 interviews. I’ll address tabulating the data in the second article. In terms of segment, be sure that your sample accurately represents the segment population you are researching, e.g. if 70 percent of your customers are middle-income women between 35 and 54, then 70 percent of your sample should statistically represent that profile. Developing marketing strategy based on customers’ preferences and perceptions is always a good business decision. Be sure to check out March column for part two of this series: collecting and analyzing your marketing research data. Andrew Ballard is president of Marketing Solutions, an agency specializing in growth strategies. For more information, call 425337-1100 or go to www.mktg-solutions.com.
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Port of Everett Commission Authorizes Land Purchase with Panattoni Development Company for Riverside Business Park
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On January 12, the Port of Everett Commission authorized the CEO to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) with Panattoni Development Company for approximately 9.68 acres of the Port’s 38-acre Riverside Business Park, located off West Marine View Drive on the Snohomish River. The PSA includes a site plan that depicts a 205,000 square feet light industrial building for the site inside Lots 5 and 6. Panattoni has developed 8 million square feet of commercial space in the Puget Sound, and was recently named NAIOP’s Industrial Developer of the Year for the Puget Sound. “We are very excited to expand our presence in Snohomish County,” said Bart Brynestad, Partner with Panattoni Development Company, Inc. “We will work to create at least 200 new jobs for this community through our partnership with the Port of Everett. This is a great site with even better access and we are looking forward to finalizing the purchase and sale agreement and getting under construction. The negotiated sale price for the land is approximately $2.852 million. Panattoni has a 90-day study period, with three, 30 day extension options. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the year. The Port continues to market the remaining 28 acres of build-ready land at the park (Lots 2, 3, 4 and the remaining portions of 5). The industrial and commercial park is currently
permitted for uses ranging from light, medium and heavy manufacturing, distribution to high tech and office. About the Riverside Business Park The Port of Everett purchased the 85-acre Riverside Business Park from Weyerhaeuser in 1998. The property has been sub-divided into seven (7) parcels and consists of approximately 38 usable acres for a industrial business park. Over the years, the Port has improved the property with fill, roadways and utilities. The Port Commission’s goals for the property have been to support jobs and tax base for the city. The Port has sold nearly 21 acres of the business park since 2007 to support job creation in the Port District. With this Purchase and Sale Agreement, 28 acres remain available for industrial development.
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Rental market rebounds from recession T Tom Hoban Realty Markets
he Puget Sound rental housing market has been on a strong run in the past three years, helping many landlords recover from losses suffered immediately after the market crash of 2008-09. Over the past three years, occupancy rates have been hovering a little above 95 percent, considered a healthy balance between supply and
demand. Not since the peak of supply in the year just before the crash of 2008 have we seen as much new product coming on line as we anticipate this year, with 9,530 new apartment units scheduled to be added in mostly the metro area of Seattle/Bellevue this year. This surge will soften the double-digit rent increases in the urban core
For renters, it marks another year of higher-than-inflation rates of rent increases. of the Puget Sound region especially in communities where technology jobs are abundant. Overall hiring in the Puget Sound region is expected to remain healthy in the 2.5 percent
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Don’t be embarrassed, get organized H
ave you ever looked around your cluttered office and considered hiring a professional organizer to help you get a handle on your papers, files and stuff? Fortunately, professional organizers are gaining more and more exposure thanks to shows like A&E Hoarders and books like, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Monika Organizing.” OrgaKristofferson nizing has only been an industry Office for a few decades, so the more expoEfficiency sure we can get the better so we can get out there and help the people who want it. It makes me happy that more and more people are posting on social media asking their friends if they know a professional organizer. I believe that type of referral is going to assist people in being more accepting of our help. But there are usually roadblocks to people asking for help and I’d have to say
a big roadblock is embarrassment. A few years ago, I was preparing to have a professional organizer over to my home for a social event and I started getting nervous. I had to stop and tell myself, “You’re a professional organizer, too, and the house is organized!” I get it that it’s hard to let people into our personal spaces, especially if we aren’t proud of them. If you’re a business owner, I think it can be especially hard to let someone see your piles because you may feel like the disarray makes you look unprofessional. Well, I’m here to say that there are too many reasons disorganization happens to even list them all here. So, when a professional organizer comes to help, they walk in with the knowledge that something probably took you off track and they certainly aren’t going to look at the piles and think you’re lazy or some other negative adjective. They want to figure out what’s going on and then help you through the process so you aren’t feeling overwhelmed as you get organized. They aren’t there to judge. Secretly, we organizers are a little giddy inside knowing how much we can make the space change for the positive. We look forward to seeing you look as elated as we feel with the results. Let’s take a look at just a few of
the downsides of being disorganized in the business office. When you’re disorganized: ■ It feels stressful when you feel scattered ■ It feels stressful when you can’t find something you need ■ Time is wasted searching for important documents ■ You may be losing money by not invoicing in a timely manner ■ You may be losing money by actually losing cash, checks or gift cards in your piles ■ You may be losing business by not servicing your clients efficiently ■ You may be embarrassed to have clients come to your office for appointments ■ You may be embarrassed to have co-workers or superiors see your office Let’s take a look at a few of the upsides of being organized in the business office. When you’re organized: ■ You feel more in control of your environment ■ It’s easier to focus on your work without distractions ■ It’s more comfortable to invite people into your office for a meeting or appointment ■ You can work more efficiently in an organized space where you can find
things quickly ■ It’s easier to prioritize your work when you’re not surrounded by piles If you’re ready to take the leap from thinking about getting help to picking up the phone to hire a professional organizer, follow these tips: ■ Ask people you know if they know a professional organizer or, even better, have worked with one. ■ Make sure the organizer has a professional website. ■ Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their experience. ■ Make sure you hire someone you feel comfortable with since you’ll be working closely together. Don’t organize the space before the professional organizer gets there so they can really see what’s working and what’s not working. This will help them find solutions that work for you. I imagine you wouldn’t be embarrassed to hire a lawyer, a tax professional, a business coach or a doctor-all helping professions. If this is your time to get a handle on things in your office, don’t be embarrassed, get help and get organized. 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 — A rheumatologist has been elected to serve as president of the board of directors for The Everett Clinic. Dr. Shawn Slack takes over for cardiologist Harold Dash, who served 11 years as president for the board. Slack has served on the board of directors since 2002. Dr. Shawn He joined The Everett Slack Clinic in rheumatology and also worked in the Walk-In Clinic until 2010. EDMONDS — Landau Associates has made several staffing changes in its Edmonds office. The company welcomed staff biologist Jim Hearsey. He will assist the Permitting and Compliance group with natural resources permitting support. Patti Segulja-Lau has joined as a project environmental specialist. Dylan Frazer was promoted to senior project geologist. Jon Polka was promoted to senior staff EIT. LAKE STEVENS — Two local designers won awards from Houzz, a website dedicated to contractors and design professionals. Kelly DuByne, owner of Lake Stevens-based Distinctive Interior Designs, won for design and Marlie Bilbruck-Boerger, owner of Lake Stevens-based interior design firm An Interior Matter, won for best customer service. The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. LANGLEY — Goosefoot, a local non-profit community development organization, plans to present a check on Thursday in support of the South Whidbey School District Garden Program. In 2014, more than $22,000 was raised from the community and Goose Grocer matched the total amount, donating $44,726 to the garden program. In 2015, $26,048.39 was raised and Goose Grocer once again matched the whole amount to $52,096.78. MILL CREEK — The City of Mill Creek and Google will offer a free program called Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map to help local businesses increase their presence online. Free workshops are available at 9 a.m. Thursday, at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 and at 10 a.m. Feb. 13. RSVP by calling Sherrie at 425-921-5717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. MILL CREEK —Award-winning Elle Marie Hair Studio — Mill Creek is the host for the next Economic Alliance Snohomish County Business After Hours networking gathering. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at 17917 Bothell-Everett Highway, Suite 102, Bothell. The event is free to attend but please RSVP so the host has an accurate headcount. http://tinyurl.com/z79lvyu. LYNNWOOD — The 2016 Pacific Northwest Fly Fishing Show comes to the Lynnwood Convention Center Feb.
PORT OF EVERETT SHIPPING SCHEDULE Long-term includes regularly scheduled vessels only. Ship port calls 2016 YTD: 3 Barge port calls 2016 YTD: 3 Ship port calls 2015: 133 Barge port calls 2015: 61 Feb. 2: Westwood, Westwood Olympia Feb. 9: Westwood, Westwood Olympia Feb. 9: Westwood, Westwood Pacific Feb. 16: Westwood, Westwood Rainier Feb. 22: ECL, Cosmic Ace Feb. 23: Westwood, Westwood Fraser Source: Port of Everett
13 and 14. It includes casting demonstrations, seminars, fly-tying, and more all geared to Washington, Oregon and British Columbia anglers. Admission is $15 for one day, $25 for two days. Film Festival admission is $15 or $10 with paid admission to the show. Parking is free. For details, visit http://flyfishingshow. com/ EDMONDS — Carol K. Nelson, Pacific Region Executive and Seattle Market President of KeyBank, will serve as the 2016 chairperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement in the Puget Sound. Carol Nelson Go Red For Women’s icon day is National Wear Red Day, Feb. 5, when everyone is encouraged to wear red to help raise awareness about heart disease in women. EDMONDS — Edmonds Center for the Arts welcomes back Taproot Theatre for a second series of improvisational theatre workshops for people with memory loss, their family members and care partners. The six-week workshop series is on Monday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon, from Feb. 8 until March 14. For cost and additional information, contact the Box Office at 425-275-9595. MUKILTEO — Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett has announced the spring 2016 commencement ceremony will take place May 15 at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo. Previously, graduates have traveled to Pullman to take part in commencement exercises. About 50 students from the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, hospitality business management and integrated strategic communication programs will graduate this spring.
MILL CREEK — USA Landscape Materials has partnered with Pacific Topsoils to offer customers the ability to order their landscape materials online instead of driving to its locations throughout Snohomish and King counties. The company said the landscape materials are competitively priced with free delivery. For details and ordering, homeowners, landscape companies and developers can go to www.USALandscapeMaterials.com. EVERETT — Economic Alliance Snohomish County has adopted a resolution supporting Sound Transit 3 expansion to Everett via Paine Field, with an extension to the Everett Community College/WSU campus. In June, the Sound Transit Board will finalize the list of projects that will be put before the voters in November for funding. According to the organization, this particular expansion could benefit local and regional economies. EVERETT — A net of 652,569 square feet of additional industrial space was leased by Snohomish County tenants in the 2015 calendar year, according to Economic Alliance Snohomish County. At the end of the year, the county’s industrial vacancy rate was 5.7 percent. Notably, Underwood Gartland and Panattoni Development in Southwest Everett welcomed several new business tenants. EVERETT — Thousands of senior citizens and low-income customers will be able to receive help with their electric bills this year through energy assistance programs offered by Snohomish County Public Utility District. For an application or more information about the PUD’s assistance programs, customers should visit www.snopud.com and click on “Your Account” or call Customer Service at 425-783-1000. SEATTLE — Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Washington following November 2015 storm, flooding and landslide damage. The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is March 15, 2016. Disaster loan information and application forms are available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955 or emailing disastercustomerservice@sba. gov. TULALIP — The Tulalip Resort Casino has appointed Puget Sound native Jeremy Taisey as the new chef/ general manager of its four diamond Tulalip Bay Restaurant. Prior to joining the resort’s culinary team, Taisey worked at the Woodmark Hotel Kirkland, Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel, The Regent Hotel Beijing, the Pine Valley Resort Beijing and other local area hotels. MUKILTEO — Contractor Mike Janes, who owns The Janes Company, was selected as the winner in a drawing for an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Nashville, Tennessee, from Lochinvar,
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BUSINESS BRIEFS OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Revenue has made it easier for businesses to view or print their reseller permit. Businesses can now print their reseller permit directly from their online My Account via the Revenue website. Before adding this feature, a business needing its reseller permit had to contact Revenue and ask for a reprint to be mailed. LYNNWOOD — Edmonds Community College’s Board of Trustees has gained two new members, Tia Benson Tolle, and a new student trustee, Omar Abdulla. Benson Tolle will serve a term which will run through Tia Benson September 2020. She replaces board member Tolle Dick Van Hollebeke, who finished his term in September. Abdulla will serve a term which will run through June 2016. He replaces Girish Chummun. Outside of the college, Abdulla Omar Abdulla is a part-time sports instructor at the Dale Turner YMCA in Shoreline. Gov. Jay Inslee made the appointments of the two trustees in early January. SEATTLE — Boeing aircraft and arti-
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LAKE STEVENS — The Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce has announced its fourth annual C-Trail 5k/10k/Kids Fun Run with a new Chase the Leprechaun feature on March 12. Registration is now open on the chamber website. Visit http://lschamber.org/ and select C-Trail Run under Things To Do for more details, or visit page on Active. com by searching C-Trail with the ZIP code 98258.
SNOHOMISH — Author and Herald Business Journal columnist Monika Kristofferson is the guest speaker for the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Snohomish Faith Church, 1220 22nd St., Snohomish. The professional organizer and productivity consultant personally tailors organizing systems and motivational methodologies. LYNNWOOD — The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s 15th Annual Aerospace Conference, Flying into the Future, comes to Lynnwood Feb. 9 through 11. The three-day event will examine the future of the aerospace
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PUBLIC RECORDS Bankruptcy filings The following Snohomish County businesses or individuals filed business-related bankruptcies with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington from Dec. 1-31. 15-17133-MLB: Chapter 7, Northline Industries Inc.; attorney for debtor: Dallas W. Jolley Jr.; filed: Dec. 3; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: corporation 15-17182-CMA: Chapter 11, James M. Willett and Janet E. Willett; attorney for joint debtors: Larry B. Feinstein; attorney for special request: Jesse A. P. Baker; filed: Dec. 8; assets: yes; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 15-17558-MLB: Chapter 7, Ronald W. Colwill Jr. and Heather M. Colwill; attorney for joint debtors: Matthew D. O’Conner; special request: Pro se; filed: Dec. 31; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual
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 Dec. 1 and Dec. 31.
Federal tax liens 201512020076: Dec. 2; Thompson, Vincent R., 7019 Woods Creek Road, Monroe 201512020077: Dec. 2; Cozart, Anjanette M. (+), 9916 39th Drive NE, Marysville 201512020078: Dec. 2; Myers, Mary L., 10404 Eighth Place SE, Lake Stevens 201512020079: Dec. 2; Stanford Cleaning Services (+), 8129 Beverly Blvd., Everett 201512080331: Dec. 8; Cumpton, Sean M., 322a 172nd Place SW, Bothell 201512080332: Dec. 8; Carpenter, John S., 15220 220th Street SE, Snohomish 201512080333: Dec. 8; Dhillon, Gurparrdee, 18930 Bothell Everett Highway, Apt. F102, Bothell 201512080334: Dec. 8; TVV International Inc., 11128 Algonquin Road, Woodway 201512080335: Dec. 8; Parry, Blaine, 107 164th St., Apt. 1-304, Bothell 201512080336: Dec. 8; Rubatino, Frank H., 10416 Sandy Beach Drive, Lake Stevens 201512080337: Dec. 8; Mercado, Joseph, 7909 212th St. SW, Unit 1, Edmonds 201512080338: Dec. 8; A Brewed Awakening, 6021 204th St. SW, Apt. 202, Lynnwood 201512080339: Dec. 8; Ness, Jennifer (+), 1211 164th St. SW, Suite 103 Lynnwood 201512080340: Dec. 8; Accurate Electric & Service Inc., 7003 70th Drive SE, Snohomish 201512080341: Dec. 8; AR Solutions Inc., PO Box 3, Mukilteo 201512080342: Dec. 8; Turck-Zbytek, Lori, 15508 35th Ave. W, Apt. 3, Lynnwood 201512080343: Dec. 8; Hutton, Laura B., 4518 113th Ave. SE, Snohomish 201512080344: Dec. 8; American Painting Systems Inc., PO Box 5297, Lynnwood 201512080345: Dec. 8; Stokes, Gerri, 5900 64th St. NE, Unit 191 Marysville 201512090232: Dec. 9; Lebaron, Christin A., 21114 22nd Ave. W, Lynwood 201512090233: Dec. 9; Lebaron, Isaias E. (+), 21114 22nd Ave. W, Lynwood 201512090234: Dec. 9; Baker, Valerie, 12104 58th Place SE, Snohomish 201512090235: Dec. 9; Baker, James S., 12104 58th Place SE, Snohomish 201512090236: Dec. 9; Vera, S. (+), 1205 W Casino Road, Apt. A104, Everett 201512090237: Dec. 9; Santana, Eliezer, 1205 W Casino Road, Apt. A104, Everett 201512090238: Dec. 9; Unitedgeneralcontractors.net, 820 Cady Rd., Apt. A303, Everett 201512090239: Dec. 9; Barrett, Ken, 14911 Chain Lake Road, Monroe 201512090240: Dec. 9; McClung, James C III, 6308 147th St. SW, Edmonds 201512150332: Dec. 15; Pacific Masonry
Inc., PO Box 966, Marysville 201512150333: Dec. 15; Lauren’s Adult Family Home, 2728 144th St. SW, Lynnwood 201512150334: Dec. 15; Norpoint Shooting Center, 8620a 172nd St. NE, Arlington 201512150335: Dec. 15; Yi, Choongha (+), 3521 156th Place SE, Bothell 201512150336: Dec. 15; Barnhart, Holly (+), 4829 112th St. SE, Everett 201512150337: Dec. 15; Lizotte, Loretta, 14816 239th Place SE, Snohomish 201512150338: Dec. 15; Hennerberg, Amy S. (+), 7727 10th St. SE, Lake Stevens 201512150339: Dec. 15; Stephens, Tonya S. (+), 13416 Pacific Pointe Lane, Mukilteo 201512150340: Dec. 15; Brand, Todd L. Hilden, 609 54th St. SW, Everett 201512150341: Dec. 15; Sporty’s Beef & Brew (+), 6503 Evergreen Way, Everett 201512160293: Dec. 16; Pickle Time Inc., 3625 C 148th St., B102, Lynnwood 201512160294: Dec. 16; Custer, Tammy, 29520 28th Ave. NW, Stanwood 201512160295: Dec. 16; Smith, Robert T., 1232 Rucker Ave., Everett 201512160296: Dec. 16; Jackson, Nikki (+), 23814 84th Ave. W, Edmonds 201512160297: Dec. 16; Nick, Dion M., 4601 108th St. NE, Marysville 201512160298: Dec. 16; Sound Garage Door Company Inc., 14524 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville 201512160299: Dec. 16; Pacific Bay Wood Design (+), 32615 Cascade View Drive, Unit 1A, Sultan 201512160300: Dec. 16; SCP Enterprises Inc., 1429 Ave. D 515, Snohomish 201512160301: Dec. 16; Bradley, Matthew D., 9407 50th Ave., Marysville 201512160302: Dec. 16; Wired Electric Inc., 5808 146th Place SE, Everett 201512220480: Dec. 22; Pringle, Evelyn, 2327 Lombard Ave., Everett 201512220481: Dec. 22; Welch, Constance (+), PO Box 15050, Mill Creek 201512220482: Dec. 22; Second Chance Human Resource, 3307 Rucker Ave., Everett 201512220483: Dec. 22; Erickson, Audrey P., 18326 Smokey Point Blvd., Apt. No. 211, Arlington 201512220484: Dec. 22; Sporty’s Beef & Brew (+), 6503 Evergreen Way, Everett 201512220485: Dec. 22; Ace Enterprises Inc., 29718 94th St. SE, Monroe 201512220486: Dec. 22; Flores, Sonia (+), 1233 167th Place SW, Lynnwood 201512220487: Dec. 22; Wright, Susie L. (+), 11010 Algonquin Road, Woodway 201512220488: Dec. 22; Protek Roofing Inc., 3216 124th St. SE, Everett 201512230239: Dec. 23; Renovation & Remodeling, 7704 176th St. SE, Snohomish 201512230240: Dec. 23; Grasseth, Heather J. (+), 3405 172nd St. NE, Suite 5, No. 245, Arlington 201512230241: Dec. 23; Barrettes Custom Painting-Finishes (+), PO Box 1704, Edmonds 201512230242: Dec. 23; Juniors Construction (+), PO Box 306, Lynnwood 201512230243: Dec. 23; Bubbles Laundry (+), 1242 State Ave., Suite I, Marysville 201512230244: Dec. 23; Renovation and Remodeling Specialists, 7704 176th St. SE, Snohomish 201512230245: Dec. 23; Spencer, Kirk D. (+), 19818 13th Drive SE, Bothell 201512230246: Dec. 23; Spencer, Kirk D., 19818 13th Drive SE, Bothell 201512290268: Dec. 29; Hartwick, Donna J. (+), 4405 88th St. NE, Marysville 201512290269: Dec. 29; Kraft, Margaret F., 4407 Meridian Ave. N, Tulalip 201512290270: Dec. 29; Manchester, Mark B., 13102 42nd Place W, Mukilteo 201512290271: Dec. 29; Andrews, Jennifer (+), PO Box 1017, Lake Stevens 201512290272: Dec. 29; K Fox Insulation Inc., PO Box 3293, Arlington 201512290273: Dec. 29; Axiom (+), PO Box 1309, Issaquah 201512290274: Dec. 29; Howell, Darlene E., 8714 E Sunnyside School Road, Marysville 201512290275: Dec. 29; Prevo, Tammy M., 8121 139th Ave. SE, Snohomish
201512290276: Dec. 29; Atkinson, Mark, 10118 169th Drive NE, Granite Falls
Partial release of federal tax lien 201512080346: Dec. 8; Lundberg, Venusfe C., 5015 60th Ave. NE, Marysville
Release of federal tax lien 201512020080: Dec. 2; Korn, Marshall J., 1118 Duchess Road, Bothell 201512020081: Dec. 2; Jays Automotive Machine Shop (+), 11303 Highway 99, Everett 201512020082: Dec. 2; De-Arriaga, C. Lopez (+), 20114 Filbert Road, Apt. B, Bothell 201512020083: Dec. 2; Bradley, Kam (+), 18802 67th Ave. NE, Arlington 201512020084: Dec. 2; Kennedy, Michelle (+), 5422 138th Drive SE, Snohomish 201512020085: Dec. 2; Dickson, Marc A., 21616 Yeager Road, Monroe 201512080347: Dec. 8; Rock Solid Trucking Inc., 2225 Cherry Road, Lake Stevens 201512080348: Dec. 8; Chaban, Sergey (+), PO Box 15132, Mill Creek 201512080349: Dec. 8; Chaban, Sergey (+), P O Box 15132, Mill Creek 201512080350: Dec. 8; Hardy, Robert V., 12623 52nd Place W, Mukilteo 201512080351: Dec. 8; Agee, Bob T., PO Box 109, Mukilteo 201512080352: Dec. 8; Sessa, Maureen D. (+), 2320 121st St. SE, Everett 201512080353: Dec. 8; Stull, Edward N., 1530 35th Ave. W, Apt. Space 30, Lynnwood 201512080354: Dec. 8; Smith, Steven J., 30922 68th Ave. NW, Stanwood 201512080355: Dec. 8; Malone, Marc A., 325 170th Place SE, Mill Creek 201512080356: Dec. 8; Lilikas, Sophia, 8521 Holly Drive, Apt. 7, Everett 201512080357: Dec. 8; Clark, Erik R., 12425 43rd Drive SE, Everett 201512080358: Dec. 8; Day, Daniel R., 4324 172nd St. SW, Lynnwood 201512080359: Dec. 8; Munro, Daniel (+), PO Box 6091, Edmonds 201512080360: Dec. 8; Webster, Tracy L., PO Box 322, Lake Stevens 201512080361: Dec. 8; Rock Solid Trucking Inc., 2225 Cherry Road, Lake Stevens 201512080362: Dec. 8; Rock Solid Trucking Inc., 2225 Cherry Road, Lake Stevens 201512090244: Dec. 9; Van-Wyngarden, Jaime J., 221 State Ave., C351, Marysville 201512150342: Dec. 15; Edwards, Kenneth S. (+), 1818 Fifth St., Marysville 201512150343: Dec. 15; Axiom HVAC Inc., 14325 E Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood 201512150344: Dec. 15; Blue Seal Inc., 1313 Bonneville Ave., Suite 201, Snohomish 201512150345: Dec. 15; Thulesen, Marjorie R., 7119 281st Place NW, Stanwood 201512150346: Dec. 15; Thulesen, Marjorie R., PO Box 2692, Stanwood 201512150347: Dec. 15; Affordable Environmental, PO Box 40, Mountlake Terrace 201512150348: Dec. 15; Sanner, Rebecca M. Neel, 5711 100th NE, Unit 21, Marysville 201512150349: Dec. 15; Blue Seal Inc., 1313 Bonneville Ave., Suite 201, Snohomish 201512150350: Dec. 15; Barajas, Silvia (+), 28631 224th Place SE, Maple Valley 201512150493: Dec. 15; Smith, Linda (+), 4012 Colby Avenue, Suite 103, Everett 201512160303: Dec. 16; Williams, Jesse D., 13625 57th Drive SE, Everett 201512160304: Dec. 16; Williams, Jesse D., 13625 57th Drive SE, Everett 201512160305: Dec. 16; Sweet, Paula (+), 3611 173rd Place SW, Lynnwood 201512160306: Dec. 16; Williams, Jesse D., 13625 57th Drive SE, Everett 201512220489: Dec. 22; Duvaul, Denise T., 5709 235th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 201512220490: Dec. 22; Duvaul, Denise T., 5709 235th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 201512220491: Dec. 22; Jakes D Corp., PMB 6147 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek 201512220492: Dec. 22; Puget Sound
Security, 1624 Grove St., Suite A, Marysville 201512220496: Dec. 22; Buehler, Janet, 10619 Marine View Drive, Mukilteo 201512220497: Dec. 22; JBK Trade Service, PO Box 14308, Mill Creek 201512220499: Dec. 22; Buehler, Janet, 10619 Marine View Drive, Mukilteo 201512220500: Dec. 22; Kneeland, Joseph C., 4440 Chennault Beach Road, Mukilteo 201512220501: Dec. 22; Roberts, Curtis, 926 E Marine View Drive, Everett 201512220503: Dec. 22; Roger Elton Insurance Inc., 127 E Hazel Ave., Burlington 201512220504: Dec. 22; Jakes D Corp., 19414 Eighth Place W, Lynnwood 201512220506: Dec. 22; Sperbeck, Wendy L., 20007 45th Drive SE, Bothell 201512220507: Dec. 22; Jakes D Corp., 19414 Eighth Place W, Lynnwood 201512220508: Dec. 22; Silver Lake Childcare, PO Box 14938, Mill Creek 201512220509: Dec. 22; Schmeising, Andrew M., 13627 26th Ave. SE, Mill Creek 201512290277: Dec. 29; Barnett-Frazier, A., 19607 6th Drive SE, Bothell 201512290278: Dec. 29; Chaban, Sergey, PO Box 15132, Mill Creek 201512290280: Dec. 29; Quin, Karen R., 8931 57th Drive NE, Marysville 201512290281: Dec. 29; Johnstone, Jeremy S., 515 Highway 9 NE, Suite 105, Lake Stevens 201512290282: Dec. 29; Johnstone, Jeremy S., 515 Highway 9 NE, Suite 105, Lake Stevens 201512290283: Dec. 29; Moss, Carol B., 2340 SE Harlow Ave., Troutdale, Oregon 201512290284: Dec. 29; Moss, Carol B., 2340 SE Harlow Ave., Troutdale, Oregon 201512290285: Dec. 29; Belanger, Lisa M., 18111 25th Ave. NE, Apt. J105, Marysville 201512290286: Dec. 29; Breckon, Heather R., 20262 Adrian Road NE, Soup Lake 201512290287: Dec. 29; Lund, Karen, 15824 36th Ave. W 17, Lynnwood 201512290288: Dec. 29; Richards, Ernest S. Estate Of, 10025 23rd Drive SE, Everett
Release of federal tax lien — paid for 201512020001: Dec. 2; Endrigo, Mark S., 523 61st St. SE, Everett 201512100487: Dec. 10; Calderon, Jessie A., 7725 87th St. NE, Marysville 201512210642: Dec. 21; McCoy, Joseph, 1304 Chestnut St., Apt. 8, Everett 201512210667: Dec. 21; O’Neil, Sean, 6207 First Drive SE, Everett 201512300216: Dec. 30; Classic Glass Window Cleaning (+), 14710 Main St., Apt. AA207, Mill Creek 201512300217: Dec. 30; McCoy, Joseph H., 14608 Main St., Apt. Y-308, Mill Creek
Satisfaction of employment security lien 201512040243: Dec. 4; Anchor Home Comfort, State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201512080363: Dec. 8; Villa, Salina C. (+), 1609 1/2 Fifth St., Marysville 201512090242: Dec. 9; Lee, Hyung M., 11108 Chennault Beach Road, Apt. 2611, Mukilteo 201512090243: Dec. 9; Lee, Hyung M., 11108 Chennault Beach Road, Apt. 2611, Mukilteo
Withdrawal of federal tax lien after release 201512160307: Dec. 16; Hardy, Robert V., 12623 52nd Place W, Mukilteo
Withdrawal of federal tax lien 201512090241: Dec. 9; Rosbarsky, Terri S. (+) 3303 Monte Villa Parkway, Suite 340, Bothell
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BUSINESS LICENSES PLEASE NOTE: Business license information is obtained monthly from the Washington Secretary of State’s Office through the paid commercial services of InfoUSA.
A Balanced Life: 4032 167th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8447; Nonclassified Brainless Clothing: 17410 73rd Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8192; Clothing-Retail Center Public House: 14009 Club Way, Arlington, WA 98223; Hotel Management Chelsea’s Furry Kid Services: 19702 48th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223; Pet Services Dee’s Salon: 6206 188th St. NE, No. 69, Arlington, WA 98223-7789; Beauty Salons Exquisite Home Cleaning: 26508 Tronson Road, Arlington, WA 98223; House Cleaning Homegrown NW: 733 Lakewood Road, Arlington, WA 98223-5479; Nonclassified IXL 502: PO Box 3658, Arlington, WA 98223-3658; Nonclassified Innovative Home Theater: 17310 McRae Road NW, Arlington, WA 98223-2801; Home Theater Systems JBT and Associates: 106 E Gilman Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1017; Nonclassified KCID Solutions: PO Box 3282, Arlington, WA 98223-3282; Nonclassified KAFE Neo Woodstone Taverna: 7705 204th St. NE, No. 101, Arlington, WA 982235096; 360-322-6943; Restaurants Manna Bakery Whole Body Foods: Smokey Point, Arlington, WA 98223; Bakers-Retail Mike Werlech Construction: 19600 63rd Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-6318; 360-4355321; Construction Companies Moes Espresso: 5917 195th St. NE, No. 1, Arlington, WA 98223-6429; Coffee Shops Senses Spa: 3323 169th Place NE, Arlington, WA 98223; 360-548-3024; Health Spas Three Cedars Dog Boarding: 10112 124th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-6236; Pet Boarding Sitting and Kennels Up The Grove Jo: 18932 66th Ave. NE, No. C, Arlington, WA 98223-4732; 360-435-5194
Bothell 55 Sporting Goods: 4006 212th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98021-5404; Sporting Goods-Retail Arrowwood Russell: 23310 14th Place W, Bothell, WA 98021-9147; Nonclassified Ascension Solutions: 17907 25th Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6636; Nonclassified Brand C Events: 724 203rd St. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-9685; Events-Special Chelsea Anne and Co.: 24235 21st Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98021-9527; Nonclassified City Experience: 128 170th St. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-4929; Nonclassified DandD: 21907 43rd Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98021-7282; Nonclassified Evergreen Cannabis NW: 22610 61st Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98021-8023; Marijuana Dispensary Hot Creperie: 22023 Seventh Place W, Bothell, WA 98021-8145; Restaurants
Jobb Mind M: 105 196th Place SW, Bothell, WA 98012-7078; 425-967-5829; Nonclassified Krafty Keytags: 14618 46th Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-4756; Manufacturers Orale: 18930 Bothell Everett Highway, No. A3, Bothell, WA 98012-6848; Nonclassified PR Inc.: 18826 19th Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98012-8719; Nonclassified Ralph Lauren: 4318 147th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012-4714; 425-948-7108; Clothing-Retail Ruchi Indian Restaurant: 22623 44th Drive SE, Bothell, WA 98021-9044; Restaurants Seattle Stamps: 19215 25th Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6968; General Merchandise-Retail Shelley Petillo Consulting: 4603 152nd Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6101; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Susie Sweet Tooth: 3220 217th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98021-3530; Nonclassified
Darrington NW Cascade Cabins and Remodeling: PO Box 148, Darrington, WA 98241-0148; Home Builders Wooden Whatknots-Whitehorse: PO Box 216, Darrington, WA 98241; Wood Products
Edmonds American Legion Post 66: 117 Sixth Ave. S, Edmonds, WA 98020-3426; 425-245-8545; Veterans’ and Military Organizations Debauchery Catering: 10016 Edmonds Way, No. 253, Edmonds, WA 98020-5107; Caterers EC Enterprise Inc: 22511 80th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026-8201; Nonclassified Edmonds Memory Care: 7280 210th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026; 425-361-2914; Nonclassified Evolved Marketing Group: 111 Sunset Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020-3229; 425-967-5874; Marketing Programs and Services Holy Moly Outdoors: 18106 Andover St., Edmonds, WA 98026-5427; Nonclassified International Investor’s Mgmt: 345 12th Place N, Edmonds, WA 98020-2980; Investment Management Mastgech: 21911 76th Ave. W, No. 100, Edmonds, WA 98026-7918; 425-673-6492 Merritt Performance Armory: PO Box 1341, Edmonds, WA 98020-1341 N Blackstone: 18614 76th Ave. W, No. D, Edmonds, WA 98026-5802; Nonclassified
Everett Addicted Expresso: 1831 Silver Lake Road, Everett, WA 98208-2516; Nonclassified Alpha Supported Living Services: 207 E Beech St., Everett, WA 98203-4340; 425-5128030; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Antzoom: 1523 132nd St. SE, No. C203, Everett, WA 98208-7200; Nonclassified Borden Woodworking: 4007 112th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-7769; Woodworkers
Cindy Smith Insurance: 2707 Colby Ave., No. G, Everett, WA 98201-3564; Insurance Coast Workplace Solutions: 2829 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3456; 425-595-5711 Collins Alliance: 13814 50th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9564; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Crew Cleaning Specialist: 5320 141st Place SE, Everett, WA 98208-9458; Janitor Service D&S Enterprises: 1832 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201-2214; Nonclassified Devine Intervention: 1001 W Casino Road, No. A303, Everett, WA 98204-4954; Nonclassified Everett Merger Sub P.A.: 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4918; Mergers and Acquisitions Farms and Market: PO Box 2448, Everett, WA 98213-0448; Farms Freaky Fast Broadway: 2602 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-3045; Nonclassified George T Law Office: 3221 Oakes Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4407; 425-317-9333; Attorneys Hair By Danica: 10220 3rd Ave. SE, No. 713, Everett, WA 98208-3988; Beauty Salons Heroic Enterprise: 10414 Rosewood Ave., Everett, WA 98204-3619; Nonclassified JH Kaushal: 4030 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4836; 425-789-1620; Nonclassified Jamie King Photography: 5017 View Drive, Everett, WA 98203-2423; Photography KRKO: 1315 Fifth St., Everett, WA 98201; 360-563-5275; Nonclassified Kirtley Cole Associates: 2820 Oakes Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3667; 425-609-0410 Le Gourmet Grind: 13027 Bothell Everett Highway, Everett, WA 98208-7226; 425-9487040; Gourmet Shops Little B Bars: 3414 Everett Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3873; Nonclassified Milsport Arms: 1910 112th St. SW, No. E, Everett, WA 98204-3774; Nonclassified N Zimmer Supplemental: 2624 58th St. SW, Everett, WA 98203-1472; 425-349-3113 North Sound Roofing and Moss: 12908 54th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9530; Roofing Contractors Paradise Gardens: 309 77th Place SW, Everett, WA 98203-6212; Nonclassified Perfect Touch: 11630 Airport Road, Everett, WA 98204-6724; 425-374-8010; Nonclassified Prall Media Group: 1921 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201-2243; Nonclassified Qin and Qin Paper Art: 2415 123rd St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-6293; Paper Products-Retail (Wholesale) RELW: 9502 19th Ave. SE, No. A, Everett, WA 98208-3851; Nonclassified RHM Logistics: PO Box 13332, Everett, WA 98206-3332; Logistics Rebekah’s Crochet Corner: 7320 2nd Drive SE, Everett, WA 98203-5577; Needlework and Needlework Materials-Retail Rotana Pizza: 10121 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98204-3885; 425-374-3051; Pizza S Holte Tune: 4924 33rd Ave. W, Everett, WA 98203-1343; 425-347-3748; Nonclassified Safety Beginning: 222 SW Everett Mall
Way, Everett, WA 98204; Safety Consultants Sew Jamie Kay: 1401 Merrill Creek Parkway, No. 1102, Everett, WA 98203-7133; Sewing Contractors (Manufacturers) Sound Ent Consultants: 3726 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-3787; 425-322-5579; Physicians and Surgeons Spa Ziveli: 8300 Beverly Blvd, Everett, WA 98203-6614; Health Spas Star City Vape: 13601 Highway 99, Everett, WA 98204-5496; 425-412-3016; Electronic Cigarettes State Of Mind: 805 112th St. SE, No. F201, Everett, WA 98208-5099; Nonclassified Tacko Cleaning Services Inc.: 1009 112th St. SE, No. A206, Everett, WA 98208-5018; Janitor Service Tropical Smoothie Cafe: 11300 47th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9668; Restaurants US Tool Group: 2701 94th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204-2128; 425-353-0491; Tools-New and Used Wicked Ink: 2408 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-3019; 425-512-9544; Nonclassified
Gold Bar Potted Plants: PO Box 292, Gold Bar, WA 98251-0292; Plants-Retail Smokey Point Concrete: 43530 U.S. 2, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9396; 360-793-0110; Concrete Contractors Wind Up Wonders: 41205 Larson Drive, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9568; Nonclassified
Granite Falls Beach Wish: 23019 135th St. NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252-8516; 360-691-5860 Blower Door Testers Inc.: PO Box 833, Granite Falls, WA 98252-0833; Educational Assessment Gardner and Gardner: 201 N Bogart Ave., Granite Falls, WA 98252-8406; Nonclassified
Lake Stevens Alba Soft: 2830 99th Ave. NE, No. B, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9514; Nonclassified Farris and Furlan: PO Box 1191, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-1191; Nonclassified Gourmet Dinner Spices: 8324 158th Drive NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-7807; 360-3227724; Spices Hanson Survivor: 20 N Rhodora Heights Road, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-9707; 425-3771499; Nonclassified Inspired Education Consulting: 12004 30th St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8442; Educational Consultants Ishop: 7619 12th St. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-7339; Nonclassified Lash Out: 11209 94th St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8967; Make-Up Studios Nadine Whitmore Art: 8204 101st Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8979; Art Galleries and Dealers Noble Actual International: 423 102nd Drive SE, No. G4, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-
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15% off Parts and Labor on Any Repair. All of our work is backed by a 24K/24 month limited warranty on new parts and labor. Must present this coupon to take advantage of the special.
Can not be combined with any other special or discount. Max Discount $150.00. Expires 2/29/2016
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Lynnwood 10log: 4124 Fieldstone Drive, Lynnwood, WA 98037-6975; Nonclassified 12green: 13722 39th Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98087-6266; Nonclassified A Better Living: 16101 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98087-1483; Nonclassified Akai Interior and Exterior Prod: 2921 158th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5955; General Merchandise-Retail Alpha Supported Living Services: 17607 54th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-3547; 425582-9435; Services Not Elsewhere Classified AM PM Lynnwood: 16629 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037-3163; 425-745-5097 Angela’s Divine Salon: 202 164th St. SW, No. 4a, Lynnwood, WA 98087-8189; Salons Blackbear Landscape NW: 15001 35th Ave. W, No. 32-103, Lynnwood, WA 98087-8418; Landscape Contractors Campbell Ridge Inc: 12314 Beverly Park Road, Lynnwood, WA 98087-1513; 425-3555023; Nonclassified Chin Legal Group: 4215 198th St. SW, No. 106, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6738; Attorneys Edward Jones: 3405 188th St. SW, No. SS, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4744; 425-775-0305; Financial Advisory Services Fajardo Evangel: 18018 15th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4915; 425-774-0615; Churches Fight Or Flight Self Defense: 3414 156th St. SW, No. B, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2415; Martial Arts Instruction Frobl Inc.: 420 205th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7207; Nonclassified Genesis Realty: 18623 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4552; 425-361-7098; Real Estate Glass Glass: 15725 2nd Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98087-6614; 425-742-3403; Glass-Auto Plate and Window and Etc. Healthy Infusion At Amy’s: 3503 188th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037; Health Services Innovative Design Works: 19101 36th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5759; 425-361-1901; Nonclassified Johnson Dynasty: 18606 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4550; 425-775-9138; Nonclassified KUSH Brothers: 20404 63rd Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7428; Nonclassified Lambrou Car: 6311 Dale Way, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5147; 425-771-0768; Nonclassified Lifetime Bridal: 15631 Ash Way, No. E313, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5370; Bridal Shops Michael’s Carpet Cleaning: 7020 208th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5856; 425-6738944; Carpet and Rug Cleaners
Mo Painting: 121 209th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7986; Painters Mukasa Immaculate N: 18805 38th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-7637; 425-670-6570; Religious Organizations Patterson Biz: 530 150th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2682; 425-742-9265 Rotana Pizza: PO Box 5101, Lynnwood, WA 98046-5101; Pizza Shred-It: 6116 211th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7526; 425-640-9711; Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified Shrestha Traders: 2125 178th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-8253; Nonclassified TL Lower Ridge: 15612 26th Place W, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5966; Nonclassified Urban Wireless: 20907 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7380; 425-678-8165; Cellular Telephones (Services)
Marysville Addicted Espresso: 14606 51st Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98271; Coffee Shops At Large Brewing: 7809 29th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6849; Brewers Autumn Imaging: 4717 68th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6927; Nonclassified Baby Boomer Furniture Outlet: 310 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-5028; 360-3868157; Furniture-Dealers-Retail Bev’s Healing Hands Homecare: 4931 73rd Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8854; Home Health Service Blueline Automotive: 6109 55th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-4107; Automobile Repairing and Service Foxy Lady Cafe: 9109 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-2504; 360-925-6231; Restaurants GG Smokes: 1102 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-4243; 360-653-6842; Cigar Cigarette and Tobacco Dealers-Retail Hop Jacks: 2623 172nd St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271; 360-652-9172; Nonclassified Jade Spa: 9501 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-2235; 360-653-8189; Health Spas Jeffs Texas Style BBQ: 9214 State Ave., No. 1, Marysville, WA 98270-2265; Restaurant Lex Scripta: 13217 41st Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270; Nonclassified Local Roots Marijuana: PO Box 559, Marysville, WA 98270-0559; Marijuana Dispensary Mccarthy Home Inc.: 16201 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville, WA 98271-5900; 360-6537660; Nonclassified McCoy Chains: 5624 125th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98271-6641; 360-659-3859 Mobile One: 2631 172nd St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271; 360-652-8157; Nonclassified Motoshippers: 1242 State Ave., No. 315-I, Marysville, WA 98270-3672; Nonclassified Pho Yummy: 1508 Second St., Marysville, WA 98270-5123; 360-386-8875; Restaurants Sparks and Recreation Co.: 7313 30th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6931; Amusement and Recreation Not Elsewhere Classified
Victoria Latino Products: 9214 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-2265; Retail
Mill Creek Hope For Healing Counseling: 14616 35th Ave. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5703; Counseling Services NLJ Enterprises: 13400 Dumas Road, No. H6, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5584; Nonclassified NW Cutting Edge Masonry: 13617 29th Ave. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5607; Masonry Strafford Counseling Services: 16300 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek, WA 98012-1737; 425745-5445; Counseling Services TDJ Investments: 13219 46th Ave. SE, No. 302, Mill Creek, WA 98012-4315; Investments
Monroe Hoekstra Law Group: 16322 224th St. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-9160; Attorneys Island Contractor Supply: 16372 177th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-1943; 360-8042191; General Merchandise-Retail Moving Muscles Massage: 14411 254th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272; Massage Therapists Newmeck Construction: 17208 177th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-9151; Construction One Stop Pawn Shop: 19002 Lenton Place SE, Monroe, WA 98272-1353; 360-794-7904; Pawnbrokers Thompson Reflexology: 15022 228th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-9490; Reflexologists
Mountlake Terrace Adult Family Home: 24324 52nd Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-5615 Birchfield Environmental: 23511 46th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-6332; Environmental and Ecological Services Elevation: 4406 228th St. SW, No. 6, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4453 Fai Organize: 5320 212th St. SW, No. F201, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043; Consultants Maloy Consulting Services: 23430 55th Ave. W, No. B, Mountlake Terrace, WA 980435222; Consultants RN Professional Assessment: 22110 38th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4235; Miscellaneous Personal Services
Mukilteo Clean The Muk: 12303 Harbour Pointe Blvd., No. Z3, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5202 Digvest: 1024 Terrace Court, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2204; Nonclassified JNA Innovators: 8210 Mukilteo Speedway, No. B, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2900 Privatags: 5524 128th St. SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5536; Nonclassified S Vinfin: 1024 Terrace Court, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2204; Nonclassified Synthworks: 4824 Pointes Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275-6081; Nonclassified
Quil Ceda Village Bulldog RV Transport: 8825 34th Ave. NE, No. L129, Quil Ceda Village, WA 98271-8085; Trucking
Snohomish AAA Auto and Truck Repair: 6919 142nd Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-9048; Automobile Repairing and Service A L-R F Consulting: 15411 69th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-6101; Consultants Cochran Body: 19808 80th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-7930; 360-217-7394 Copper Top Bar and Grill: 907 First St., Snohomish, WA 98290-2906; Restaurants D Smith Scan: 6727 126th Place SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-8650; 425-379-7600 Douglas Corp: 501 Ave. C, Snohomish, WA 98290-2427; Nonclassified HD Properties: 18710 126th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-8615; Real Estate Hastings Car: 5427 138th Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-4656; 360-863-2196 Icon Power Washing: 9701 148th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-7009; Patio and Deck Cleaning and Restoration JC Tile: 12520 86th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-6218; Tile-Ceramic-ContractorsDealer Martin Trade: 12633 75th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-6286; 360-863-6651 Maximoff Solutions: 19900 76th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-7920; Nonclassified Moesof: 15731 88th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-6161; Nonclassified Outlaw Alley Barbershop: 16511 Railroad Way, Snohomish, WA 98296-8177; Barbers Purple Seed: 7112 205th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-5165; Seeds and Bulbs-Retail Ramsey Property Management: 12502 182nd Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-8623; Real Estate Management Snohomish Mercantile: PO Box 2407, Snohomish, WA 98291-2407; Retail Wicked Voodoo Espresso: 15817 67th Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-8602; Coffee Shops
Stanwood Gather Market: 8616 271st St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-5994; 360-629-3125; Food Markets Hat’s Off Inc: 26477 77th Ave. NW, No. 100A, Stanwood, WA 98292; 360-926-8036 JS Affordable Customs: 7123 276th St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292-7431; Nonclassified Soft and Dry Carpet Cleaning: 15825 W Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood, WA 982928915; Carpet and Rug Cleaners
Tulalip Arlington Transmission: 2125 116th St. NE, Tulalip, WA 98271-9421; Transmissions-Automobile-Manufacturers
1946; Nonclassified North America’s General Store: 8302 2nd St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3335; General Merchandise-Retail SG Enterprises: 1006 89th Drive NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-2436; Nonclassified True To Earth: 215 86th Ave. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-3360; Nonclassified
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