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Judy Matheson talks with a customer at J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen and Gourmet. The downtown Everett shop is celebrating 25 years in business. Page 6

COVER STORY Meet the next generation that will shape the future of Snohomish County, 14-21

BUSINESS NEWS Beehive Studio in Snohomish makes music away from Seattle . . . . . . . . 4 J. Matheson Gifts in Everett celebrates its 25th anniversary . . . . 6 How Kusler’s pharmacy in Snohomish sets itself apart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9

BlackBall Taiwanese Desserts is Edmonds’ newest import . . . . . . 13

BUSINESS BUILDERS Tom Hoban Are the good times in the real estate market over? . . . . . 23 Monika Kristofferson: Is cold calling becoming ineffecitve . . . . . . . . . . . 25 James McCusker: Why you shouldn’t ignore online reviews . . . . . . . . . . 25 BUSINESS LICENSES . . . . . . . 26-27

UW Bothell’s students find paycheck success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

BUSINESS BRIEFS . . . . . . . . . . . 28

EvCC to offer new classes in Arlington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

PUBLIC RECORDS . . . . . . . . . 32-33

Career fair helps connect jobseekers, employers . . . . . . . . 12

PEOPLE WATCHING . . . . . . . . . 30

BANKRUPTCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 ECONOMIC DATA . . . . . . . . . 34-35



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Snohomish studio buzzes with sound Owner aims to create space to make singer/ songwriter comfortable By Patricia S. Guthrie

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Ever wonder what the inside of a beehive sounds like? Then wander on down the main street of historic downtown Snohomish to the bright mural of a beehive painted on the exterior of a repurposed spa. Depending on the booking calendar of Beehive Sound at 629 First St., a small, new recording space offering an alternative to Seattle’s costly and crowded studios, any kind of music could be buzzing. “We cater to all — country, folk, pop, heavy rock. We’ve had all kinds of clients come through,” said owner Derek Smith, who opened for business in January after seven months of renovations. “A lot of it is overflow from Seattle.” Smith, a software engineer by day, has long had a dream of creating an intimate recording space. He consulted his longtime friend, Sean Walker, a freelance audio engineer, about how to do just that. Smith and Walker, who both grew up in Snohomish County, now share the dayto-day operations (actually, the nightly duties since most musicians tend to their passion at night following day jobs.) “If someone came in and built a studio in your living room, that’s what I was going for. I wanted a place where a singer/songwriter feels comfortable,” Smith said of the transformation of the 1,400-square-foot former day spa, The Beehive. It featured the outdoor beehive mural that Smith liked so much, it became his business name. The style, decor and feeling evoked inside the small brick building is indeed warm and homey. Tones of washed brick, soft cedar, and high ceilings are accented with brightly-colored acoustic panels. Overhanging colorful glass lamps that came with the place give the interior a 1920s speakeasy vibe. Smith renovated the leased space himself after selling his house in Mukilteo to raise some cash. Along with using his many carpentry, wiring, flooring and other construction skills, Smith found that the renovations took a lot of innovation. “Nothing is square, plumb or level. Nothing,” he says while giving a tour of the studio. To get a level surface, he constructed a “floating floor” that sits atop u-joints. Originally, the 1930s building housed Snohomish County PUD transformer and switching equipment. It now buzzes with 5,000 feet of audio wire connecting two small recording studios to the control room, where the mixing and magic of music is recorded in both analog and digital formats. “World Class recording at Working Class prices” is the motto of Beehive Sound. The space rents for $500 a day, which includes Walker’s hands-on engineering expertise. Several bands have


Chantel Bailey, left, and Matt Blount of MARBLE plays a set on Sunday afternoon at Beehive Studio in Snohomish. The studio hopes to be an alternative to Seattle studios.

Beehive Studio was named after the mural on the outside of the building in downtown Snohomish.

already recorded there since its January opening. “We’ve made it affordable to record in a studio with world-class equipment with a world-class engineer,” Smith said. “We are bringing the unattainable to the masses.” Walker, 35, also wants to mentor the younger generation, the “kids” who view YouTube and “American Idol” as the path to success, and who prefer “stealing” music instead of buying it. He’s been recording at various professional studios the past eight years as a contractor. Just recently, Walker completed the Mix

with The Master’s program, an exclusive, on-site program at Studio La Fabrique in the South of France. It was led by Grammy-award winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge. Walker would like to share what he’s learned and make Beehive a learning laboratory. “We’re going to open our doors to the budding engineers,” he said, “to show them the things they can’t learn on the Internet.” Live sound recording and production is fast becoming a lost art in today’s computerized culture, Walker points out.

Vocalists who don’t play instruments or even read music comprise much of today’s popular music. They only need push a button to retrieve any sound they desire. “We’re trying the preserve the craft,” he says. “Training someone’s ear for what to listen for is a journey someone is on their entire life.” The studio can also be booked for other needs, such as recording an audio book, making a commercial and developing a podcast — audio short stories which have become wildly popular. A person booking the studio doesn’t need to know the technology or how all those mics, wires, buttons and blinking lights come together. That’s the job of Smith and Walker, who both say being a part of an artist’s creative process is rewarding and inspiring. Beehive owner Smith is also betting location will be a lure. In the rural, scenic town of Snohomish, musicians can stroll the river walk just outside the studio door or explore dozens of quaint shops just down the street. There’s also plenty of eating, drinking and lodging for the most discerning out-of-town clients, including a natural food eatery offering grass-fed beef, non-GMO pesto tofu and shots of wheatgrass. “There’s actually a lot going on in downtown Snohomish,” Smith points out. “There’s 20 different restaurants, open mic nights, and live music in many venues.” And, now at the corner of Maple and First streets, a beehive is alive again.

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Between customers, Judy Matheson spends a moment with Poco, her 9-year-old Lhasa Apso-Yorkie, who is something of a fixture at the store.

J. Matheson: More than a gift store By Jim Davis

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EVERETT — It takes a special eye to find the items that line the aisles of J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen & Gourmet. It also takes a special ear. J. Matheson celebrates 25 years in business in early April. The store is a fixture in downtown Everett, offering a mix of gifts and home decor. Shop owner Judy Matheson credits the store’s longevity to listening to what her customers tell her, what they like and what they need. “I go to gift shows with customers in mind,” Matheson said. “If I see something, I think, ‘Oh Mary or Sue would love this.’” And Matheson has a special knack for finding what will be popular with her cus-

tomers, said store planner Galen Spaulding. In fact, that level of customer service is what separates J. Matheson from other shops of its kind around the Puget Sound area, she said. “The product selection, you can’t argue with, it’s top notch,” Spaulding said. “What puts this store over the top is people enjoy coming in here. It’s a good experience.” The store at 2615 Colby Ave. plans a two-day anniversary sale Friday and Saturday, giving away merchandise every half hour. Matheson grew up in Everett and has lived almost all of her life in Snohomish County. In the 1970s, Judy Matheson went to work for Jim and Nancy Mitchell of Mitchell’s Pharmacy in Lake Stevens. She spent 18 years at the pharmacy and even became a partner in their Granite

Falls store. Still, she wanted to venture out on her own. In 1991, Matheson opened her store on Colby with the help of the Mitchells. Over the years, J. Matheson Gifts has evolved from offering quality and unusual gifts to a store that features home accessories, kitchen and bake wares, gourmet foods, clothing and accessories, children’s wear and toys, jewelry and more. To find all her wares, Matheson or one of her employees — she employs two fulland six part-time — heads to gift shows across the U.S. She also spends much of her free time looking for what may be the next hot seller. “I read every giftware catalog I can get my hands on,” Matheson said. “I really take them to bed and read them at night. I don’t read novels, I read giftware

catalogs.” Over the years, Matheson said she has chosen only a few duds, remembering a bottle warmer that didn’t do as well as she expected. She said if she really believes in an item and loves it, that it’s easier to sell. Besides, most of the stock gets cleared out when she does an annual sale. “We don’t mark things up to mark them down like the big stores do,” she said. After 25 years, Matheson has gotten the inevitable question: How much longer will she run the shop? While her husband Hugh has retired, Matheson doesn’t expect to step away any time soon. “If you love what you’re doing, why quit?” Matheson said. “I enjoy getting up and going to work each day. I can’t ask for anything more.”






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Thriving in world of pharmacy giants Kusler’s is one of increasingly uncommon independent pharmacies By Deanna Duff For The Herald Business Journal


Dawn Ipsen owns and operates Kusler’s Compounding Pharmacy in Snohomish. Compounding means the pharmacist controls what goes not go into medications, such as dyes or preservatives.

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one of the inert components. As such, all of the medicines she needed were also making her sick,” says Dr. Paul McBride, The Everett Clinic. In working with Kusler’s, the patient’s medications were reformulated. She can now take seven needed prescriptions and, according to McBride, is finally enjoying good health again. Kusler’s is further unique due to their veterinary compounding. It can be challenging to address an animal’s needs via medications meant for humans. Ipsen grew up in Eastern Washington on a dry-land wheat and cattle farm, which partially inspired her additional training in veterinary compounding. She brings that knowledge to Kusler’s and has served everything from barnyard customers, such as horses and pigs, to exotic patients such as snakes, tarantulas and wallabies. “We’re still a bit rural here in Snohomish County,” Ipsen says. “We really see animals as part of the family. They have their


Dawn Ipsen saved the original wooden Kusler’s Pharmacy sign, and hung it prominently next to an entryway to the store.

own files and we find ourselves sometimes making prescriptions for a Fluffy or Gus,” Ipsen chuckles. Whether it is serving their two- or four-legged customers, it is Kusler’s community roots that sets them apart. Surviving — let alone thriving — as an

independent pharmacy is an accomplishment itself in the modern economic landscape. Using U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare data, a 2014 Harvard study found that over 75 percent of pharmacists worked as part of indepen-

dent businesses in the late 1950s. By 2009, it hovered around 14 percent. “I feel drawn to and passionate about this community,” Ipsen says. “There are a lot of advantages to being a locally owned business. We offer personalized service and care


about our customers with a more small-town feeling. Also, from an economic standpoint, everything we do returns into the community financially.” Kusler’s currently averages a staff of 15 including students. University of Washington Doctorate of Pharmacy students spend their final year of schooling obtaining hands-on experience. A former, paid intern is now a full-time Kusler’s pharmacist. Also, a local, Snohomish woman worked as a pharmacy clerk during high school and is now pursuing a university degree in pharmaceutical studies. Kusler’s national profile is also on the rise. In February, Michelle Frediani was recognized as the national Pharmacy Technician of the Month by the Professional Compounding Centers of America. Also in February, Ipsen was honored with the prestigious designation of becoming a Full Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries. The landscape of compounding pharmacy has changed dramatically in recent years.

According to Ipsen, new guidelines include issues such as increased protective equipment for staff, better containment methods and closed systems while making prescriptions. Kusler’s is already well ahead of the curve in bringing quality compounding services to customers. “We’ve been aware of it (new guidelines) and doing great work to be on top of it,” Ipsen says. “The whole point is ensuring quality and safety. Those are always good things.” The dedication to providing a quality product and consistent customer service is what guarantees devoted patronage. The Decker family lives 20 miles away in Lake Forest Park and goes out of their way to support Kusler’s. “They embody the old business acumen of making sure the customer is always happy. They always answer the phone, are always responsive and available. We’re loyal because we feel connected to Kusler’s,” Decker says.

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UW Bothell is winner for pocketbook Study shows recent graduates earn more than other state colleges By Jennifer Sasseeen For The Herald Business Journal

A bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington Bothell is worth more in dollars than one from any other fouryear public university in Washington, according to a statewide study that compares earnings one year after graduation. UW Bothell 2012 grads earned an average of $54,498 in 2013, compared to a $47,573 average for grads from all other campuses, said the study, which looked at earnings of 2008-2012 graduates one year later. The figure for median earnings (meaning half are higher, half lower) is $49,474 for UW Bothell and $41,381 for all others, including UW Seattle median grad earnings of $40,065 and a UW Tacoma median of $40,183. Second highest in median earnings is Bellevue College at $48,200 and lowest is The Evergreen State College at $30,200. The gender gap in wages is also negligible at UW Bothell, with women graduates earning 99.5 percent of male graduates’ wages, according to an analysis done by the UW Bothell Office of Institutional Research and replicated at the state level. That compares to 87 percent for women graduates on all UW campuses, which is still higher than the national average for women’s wages of 79 percent that of men’s and the statewide average of 77 percent. One reason for the narrowness of the earnings gap for UW Bothell women may be the larger proportion of women in the school’s nursing program, the analysis notes. UW Bothell is the fastest-growing, four-year university in the state, going from an enrollment of 1,884 in 2007 — a year after the Legislature allowed the school to start accepting freshmen — to 5,279 in fall 2015. It has been nationally ranked by Money Magazine for two years in a row as the best university in Washington in terms of value and quality. The higher earnings of UW Bothell grads can be at least partially attributed to the school’s large number of graduates in high-demand professions like computer science and engineering, business and the health fields. Created in 2013, UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is its fastest-growing school. Discovery Hall, a 74,000-squarefoot state-of-the-art science and academic building with 11 labs and space for 1,000 students, opened in fall 2014. Of the school’s 45-plus degree programs, 33 were added in the last seven years, 14 of which are in STEM. Of equal impact are UW Bothell’s learning strategies, or the “three Cs”, that help graduates succeed in the workplace, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs


UW Bothell Chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh encourages students — especially girls — at Voyager Middle School in Everett to consider studying STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses.

“UW Bothell is really proving that they are doing well and that they are here to stay.” — Eleanor Wort Susan Jeffords said in a news release. They are community engagement, linking classroom learning with issues in the real world; cross-disciplinarity, requiring students to learn across fields; and connected learning, building interconnected relationships among students, faculty and staff. Twenty-two-year-old Eleanor Wort, who graduated from UW Bothell in 2015 with a degree in applied computing, said she agrees with all those points. She spent her freshman year at Washington State University in Pullman, where lecture halls of 200 to 300 students are not uncommon. “In a way, it was kind of like I was another number,” she said. She found her feet at Bothell, where the average class size is 29, and formed close relationships that lasted through college and into her career. A quarter spent abroad in Spain in cultural studies — totally unrelated to her STEM field — actually helped her get her current job at Microsoft, Wort said. Charged with giving a presentation on “something I was passionate about” for one of her interviews, she said she chose to compare women in STEM across cultures. UW Bothell Chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh, in a recent visit to Voyager Middle School in Everett, cautioned girls not to

let anyone discourage them from STEM. “Women are just as talented, just as capable, just as qualified to go into STEM as men,” he said, and they should resist social pressures that have long pushed women away from STEM. “If your passion is in the performance arts or your passion is in writing,” he said, “then pursue performance arts, pursue writing. “But if your passion is in science, don’t let anybody tell you you can’t do it.” For those with the interest and the ability, a STEM degree can really pay off. Wort said she actually knew she had the Microsoft job long before graduation in November 2014. While declining to give her exact salary, she said it’s between $70,000 and $80,000. At this point, she is looking to buy a house or condo, plans to stay in the area and would like to work for Microsoft throughout her career. Positioned as UW Bothell is in the Eastside/Snohomish County biotech corridor, “There really is no better place to put a school,” Wort said, and the numbers are proving that. “UW Bothell is really proving that they are doing well and that they are here to stay,” she said. Compiled by the Education Research and Data Center — part of the Office of Financial Management in Olympia — the

earnings figures are just a snapshot of the kind of information being collected to help match students to the workplace. The idea was to improve student success from kindergarten through college. Where once universities and other agencies had to rely on student surveys for information on which programs needed improvement, longitudinal studies like the state’s earnings report give more “real” information because they’re based on actual data, said Tim Norris, data warehouse manager for the Education Research and Data Center. To gather earnings records, a student’s name, birthdate and Social Security number are plugged into the data system and linked with the state’s Employment Security Department’s unemployment insurance wage records, he said. To be included, an earner must be employed in Washington, have worked all four quarters and have earned at least 75 percent of full-time hours at minimum wage or more. Not included are earners who are self-employed, work outside the state or are employed by the federal government, according to the data center’s website. A few other earners might have been missed for various reasons, including that their school was not identified. So while 910 UW Bothell students graduated with bachelor’s degrees in 2012, according to the school’s website under its Office of Planning and Budgeting, only 557 were counted in the earnings report. That number was 2,767 of 7,914 graduates at UW in Seattle and 549 of 1,046 UW Tacoma graduates.


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EvCC to add offerings in Arlington By John Wolcott For The Herald Business Journal

ARLINGTON — Modern technology training programs are coming to north Snohomish County. In June, Everett Community College will launch new programs in Arlington to prepare students and workers for jobs in aerospace and manufacturing industries. Inspired by EvCC’s successful Advanced Manufacturing and Training Center, known as AMTEC, Arlington community leaders are planning for similar successes here. Partners in the new venture include the college, Arlington School District, the City of Arlington and local industries. Ideas for the new education venture were first generated by the combined effort between Arlington and Darrington to develop new economic and community vitality in the area. That plan recently advanced the two cities to the semi-final round of the America’s Best Cities’ national competition to compete with 14 other cities for a $3 million prize. “We’ve been working hard to develop a new education and training program that will benefit students, employers and technology enterprises,” Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert said. “Now we’re taking the first step toward adding those valuable resources for residents, students, job seekers and people already working in industrial and technology fields.” The first AMTEC-North classes are expected to begin with a limited curriculum in June, according to Everett Community College officials. Temporary space has been provided in the Arlington School District’s Weston High School west of the Arlington Airport, “Improving access to higher education benefits the local economy,” Everett Community College President David Beyer said in an e-mail. “Earning a college degree or certificate pays off for students by leading to higher-wage jobs. “Many of our graduates go on to work at local companies in need of skilled employees.”


Like many businesses, aerospace supplier Senior Operations is looking to hire, even putting a sign in front of its headquarters in the Jensen Business Park in Arlington.

Tolbert sees the development of an AMTEC-North facility as a new way to allow students to earn industry-related college certificates or degrees in manufacturing and technology skills needed to excel in industrial workplaces, a venture she expects to be fully developed within the next two to three years. Ultimately, AMTEC-North will train students for high demand jobs in aerospace, maritime, transportation infrastructure, aviation and related industries. The site will include a replicated manufacturing facility, using industry-driven curriculum and employing cutting-edge technologies, adding a fresh new layer to the area’s available education and skilled training courses. “We believe that educating a workforce is paramount in order to meet our needs,” said Jeff Kurtz, operations manager at Absolute Manufacting, which is part Senior Operations. There is and has been a shortage of semi-skilled and skilled labor in the area to fill the positions required to support

our customers. With the current aircraft industry projections, and business contracts with 20-year durations, this shortage will only continue to grow. ” Kurtz said the company’s involvement with Arlington High School, Everett Community College and the state’s Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee “allows us to give feedback to the curriculum about areas we see as important when we bring on new employees.” He said his company has 97 employees but needs more, evidenced by the presence of “Hiring Now” signs in front of its headquarters. Just south of his building is Senior Operations AMT facility, with 475 employees. Together the two enterprises fill seven buildings in the business park. Senior Operations also has a third plant in Snohomish County, DAMAR, with 154 employees, in Monroe. The Senior Operations companies’ products are found in Boeing Co. Airliners and Bombardier’s business jets.

Arlington School District Superintendent Kristine McDuffy said she’s “excited about continuing joint efforts with Arlington, Everett Community College and local businesses to offer new programs to help prepare students and workers for jobs in the manufacturing sector. As the programs, grow there will be more opportunities for students, young people and production workers to further their education within the area, including preparation for specific manufacturing and production jobs.” The district already has created an innovative K-12 STEM curriculum and will work with the AMTEC North facility to create certificate training programs to help students find jobs in local industries, according to a recent joint news release by the school district and Everett Community College. Current AMTEC programs provided by Everett Community College include training in precision machining, welding, fabrication, composite materials, engineering and mechatronics, a synergistic combination of precision engineering, electronic control and mechanical systems. Tolbert said the influx of new training courses will benefit growing local manufacturing and technology businesses, such as Universal Aerospace, Senior AMT, Senior Absolute and ABW Technologies, noting that as the training program develops it will be able to support other manufacturers in the county, including Everett’s Boeing plant, where as many as 14,000 manufacturing jobs will need to be filled over the next five years. In the future, Arlington also plans to develop 1 million square feet of new manufacturing space to encourage industrial expansion and relocation to Arlington. “We’re working closely with the City of Marysville to secure a Manufacturing Industrial Council (MIC) regional designation,” Tolbert said. That plan will encourage North County development at Arlington’s airport industrial park as well as in a new business park being developed by Marysville north of the city.

Career fair to connect employers, jobseekers The Herald Business Journal Staff

TULALIP — More than 900 people showed up at the Snohomish County Career Fair last September and met with more than 50 employers. Some of the companies hired people on the spot, said advertising director Carrie Radcliff. The second career fair is planned for April. “When we saw the success of the first one, it was a no-brainer that we should do it again,” Radcliff said. The second career fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 in the Orca Ballroom at the Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd.,

If you go The Snohomish County Career Fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 in the Orca Ballroom at the Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. To learn more, go to Tulalip. About 60 employers plan to host booths at the event with many returning companies and some new ones, Radcliff said. Employers who plan to be on hand include the Bellevue Police Department, Campbell Soup Co,, Electric Mirror, T-Mobile, U.S. Border Patrol and Washington State University North Puget

Sound at Everett. The fair is being organized by The Daily Herald and hosted by the Tulalip Resort Casino. Everett Community College is sponsoring the event. The unemployment rate for the state has risen slightly since September up to 5.5 percent for the state and 5.3 percent for the county. That’s up from 5.3 percent

for the state last fall and 4.3 percent for the county. Still, Radcliff said there are companies that are in need of quality job candidates. “The main test of its success is if the hiring companies are pleased with the quality of jobseekers who are coming through and the jobseekers find the positions that they’re looking for and it’s well attended,” Radcliff said. People who register and upload their resumes will have a chance to earn $100 gift certificate to Jimmy Mac’s Restaurant. To learn more about the job fair or to upload your resume, visit

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BlackBall Desserts to open in Edmonds By Maya Sullivan

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It’ll soon be a new choice for passionate dessert lovers. BlackBall Taiwanese Desserts, a chain that started in Asia a decade ago, is coming to Edmonds. The opening for the restaurant at 22001 Highway 99, Suite 300, is scheduled for April 15. The first U.S. franchise opened last year in San Gabriel, California, to rave reviews and has quickly became a popular destination. Blackball’s No. 1 signature dessert uses grass jelly as a base with taro balls, boba and sweet potato balls; it is served hot or cold. The cold version is topped with crushed ice and tastes like a refined ice cream. Grass jelly is made from the mesona chineensis plant, an herb in the mint family, which grows in East Asia. The stalks and dried leaves of the plant are boiled and turn into a dark brown jelly. “Grass jelly is believed to have medicinal and cooling properties and has an herbal scent,” said Tim (Thieu) Nguyen, who owns the Edmonds location. “Grass jelly is popular with Asians; they have been eating it for a thousand years.” He added, “The menu focuses on healthy food and natural ingredients.” Nguyen is a former computer programmer who owned Seattle Nails Spa Supply and who also worked as a real


Siblings Tim (left) and Thuy Nguyen will open BlackBall, a Taiwanese dessert restaurant, on Highway 99 in Edmonds in April.

estate agent. His sister, Thuy Nguyen, will manage BlackBall Taiwanese Desserts. Another one of the desserts at BlackBall is aiyu jelly that is used as the base for seven combinations. Aiyu jelly is made from the gel of seeds of a variety of fig plants that are grown in Taiwan and East

Asian countries. The menu includes three dessert soups, xian cao, almond and black glutino rice soups, which are served hot or warm. The restaurant also has seven crushed ices that include flavors like cranberry and taro. Part of the experience for customers is

to taste and test different combinations. Customers can choose from 18 toppings to add to their desserts such as rice balls, aloe vera and kidney bean. The menu also offers 33 drinks separated into six categories. The fresh milk section includes fresh milk with xian cao, grass jelly or boba. Smoothies have a variety of flavors such as sour plum, red bean and taro milk. Customers can enjoy 10 specialty drinks such as xian cao tea with grass jelly, passion fruit green tea or cranberry lemon drink. Traditional black or green teas are included in the freshly brewed category along with caramel milk or fresh milk green teas. Nguyen chose Edmonds as the site for Washington’s first BlackBall location, because of a large Asian population in the Puget Sound area, the nearness to two community colleges and what he believes are a number of people eager to experience new food delights. He traveled to Taiwan to meet with the owner, learn about the company and to prepare for the store’s opening. The “black” part of the name comes from the color of grass jelly and “ball” from the sweet potato and taro balls. Although BlackBall is new to the U.S., it is growing with 50 franchises in 15 countries. The U.S. headquarters is in California and Nguyen owns the Washington franchise opportunities.

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The top four for the inaugural Emerging Leader campaign are attorney Chris Adams (clockwise from top left); Lisa Lefeber of the Port of Everett; Shanon Tysland, Experience Momentum owner; and George Kosovich of the Verdant Health Commission.

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ou can see it happening across Snohomish County. Many of the people who have helped shape the community today — through their businesses, through their work or through their volunteer involvement — are nearing retirement age. The dynamic can seen at the executive level of businesses and on nonprofit boards and committees around the county, Herald publisher Josh O’Connor said. That’s why The Herald Business Journal along with its partners, accounting firm Moss Adams, Economic Alliance ,and Leadership Snohomish County and others, introduced the Emerging Leaders

campaign. extremely difficult Stories by Jim Davis “We took up the for the judges to challenge to idendetermine a winner.” tify, highlight and The judges narcelebrate these rowed the field to Photos by Andy Bronson future leaders of our the top four along county,” O’Connor with eight finalists. said. The lone winner will be announced at In the fall, The Herald Business Journal an event for nominees in April. O’Consolicited nominations of people who are nor said he hopes the campaign will help accomplished in their field and are work- bring what he described as “extremely taling to make the county a better place to ented people” together and — encourage live and work today and into the future. others in the future. About 50 people were nominated and As for the Emerging Leader campaign, many were nominated multiple times. O’Connor said he believes the effort was “The quality of the nominations were successful. exceptional,” O’Connor said. “It was “We certainly look forward to continu-

ing this effort for many years to come as we continue to highlight the work of these up-and-comers,” O’Connor Here are profiles of the top four along with a look at the finalists:

Chris Adams The line blurs between work and community involvement. Or that’s how Chris Adams sees it. As a partner at Adams & Duncan law firm in Everett, he sees himself and his firm as being in a unique position to make a difference in the community. “In our office, we don’t take that lightly,” Adams said. “One of the things

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of a community that has given him as much as he’s given. He notes the county has a long history of dedicated people who raise money or give of their time to make a difference. “Our community networks to a large degree through community work and that can be through committees of nonprofits, boards of nonprofits,” Adams said. “I think there’s a long legacy that exists in our community of trying to make the community better.”

George Kosovich After college, Kosovich worked as a financial analyst at Intel in Beaverton. He could have made a career with the company. Instead, he followed his girlfriend — who later became his wife — to Los Angeles. He started working in economic development in South Central Los Angeles, helping people in a community that lived through two riots, people who weren’t really safe day to day. “I thought if you can make an OK living at it you should figure it out without a lot of expectations,” Kosovish said. “I worked in that community for about five years.” It was a rewarding experience not the least of which in meeting people who shared his same goals and hopes. Kosovich returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2007 when he took a job working at the United Way of Snohomish County. In 2011, Kosovich joined Verdant Health Commission, helping the commission shift from managing a hospital to becoming a nonprofit that aims to create

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a healthier community. “Since we were literally starting from scratch, I needed to think creatively and build relationships with partners to accomplish our work,” Kosovich writes in his nomination form. In his work in the community, Kosovich serves as the vice chair of the Casino Road Youth Development Center Advisory Board through the YMCA of Snohomish County. He volunteers as an income tax preparer through the United Way’s free tax preparation program, something he’s done for the past in 11 tax seasons. He’s on the leadership committee for the Snohomish County Dental Access Coalition. He’s also chair of the University of Washington Bothell School of Nursing and Health Studies Advisory Board. He recently joined the board of the Community Foundation of Snohomish County. For the past several years, Kosovich has helped facilitate Leadership Snohomish County’s Young Professionals program, guiding young and developing leaders in the county. He said he’s firmly in the Generation X era, but many of the people he’s worked with in the program are Millennials. “They are really, really engaged and want to be engaged,” Kosovich said. “That surprised me and it shouldn’t surprise me. “They are a group of young professionals and they’re kind of hungry and very proactive about it and I think that gets them in trouble a little bit. They’re very engaged but they’re going to do it in different ways than have been done


that we really push is community involvement and making sure we take advantage of the opportunities we have to impact the community.” At his firm, Adams and the other lawyers — six of the seven attorneys at the firm are under 40 — talk about what they can do from a legal perspective to help with the community whether it be with economic development, homelessness or other issues. Adams has served both nonprofit boards and several commissions with the city of Everett. He’s a former board president of Sherwood Community Service helping people with disabilities, served on the board and executive committee for Providence Hospital and worked on the Everett YMCA board, chairing that nonprofit’s 2015 annual campaign. Adams was a member of Everett’s planning commission and was chairman in 2013 and 2014. He’s also worked on the city’s salary and charter review commissions. One of his proudest achievements was the work he did as co-chair for Everett’s Community Street Initiative Task Force. That commission recommended embedding a social worker within police, expanding a program for people who frequently are in crisis and started work on expanding housing opportunities. Adams, whose wife Megan is the leadership/Associated Student Body teacher at Kamiak High School, has also worked pro bono legal counsel for several nonprofits. He said he enjoys being a part of something bigger than himself and being part

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Lisa Lefeber Lisa Lefeber joined the Port of Everett at a rough time. The port had managed to anger nearly everyone in the community. People were upset about the construction of the Mount Baker Terminal in Mukilteo. Others were angry at the port seeking to raise building heights for the now-shelved Port Gardner Wharf project. Still others were mad about the port’s decision to dismantle the historic waterfront Collins Building, a link to Everett’s mill town past. Lefeber, who was working as a reporter at the Snohomish County Tribune, was invited to apply for a newly created job of community relations representative. Her job was not only to convey the port’s message to the community but also to listen to community. In the end, the port did decide to tear down the Collins Building, but the port worked with historic preservationists to document the history of the structure. The port also salvaged the best materials such as windows, columns and beams for reuse restoring 10 historic buildings across the state. Lefeber, who was promoted to director of strategic communication and policy last year, said she has worked to build a strong and transparent communication and outreach program for the port. In order to have a strong, diverse and healthy community, the city need a mix of Continued on Page 16


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Judges for the Emerging Leader campaign were (left to right) Herald publisher Josh O’Connor; Jim Stephanson, Economic Alliance Snohomish County; Kathy Coffey, Leadership Snohomish County; Ryan Crowther, Puget PR; Maureen Bozlinski, HBJ; Carrie Radcliff, The Herald; Jim Davis, HBJ; and Arlington City Councilwoman Jesica Stickles. Continued from Page 15

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jobs and opportunities and that’s what the port brings, Lefeber said. “Snohomish County is on the cusp of greatness,” Lefeber said. “We’ve had a lot of development and a lot of businesses moving north.” She said she spent four years in college commuting to Western Washington University and “never got off the freeway unless I was running out of gas.” Since she started working here, Lefeber realized the potential of the city. “I love Everett, it’s a beautiful city,” she said. She’s become involved in several organizations around the county, including serving on the marketing board for the YMCA of Snohomish County, the advocacy board for the Economic Alliance Snohomish County and Snohomish County for Improved Transportation. She’s also been involved in the past in Senior Services of Snohomish County, Imagine Children’s Museum and the Future of Flight Foundation. At the port, she jokes that her job is “‘Other duties as assigned.’ I help where people need me to wherever there’s a hole or lapse in the organization, I always find a way to plug it.” In that role, she helped the port secured millions of dollars in environmental cleanup and transportation infrastructure grants. She also helped the port earn the Presidential Excellence Award for Exports three years ago. She is excited about the Waterfront Place Central project, which aims to bring housing, shops and hotels to Everett’s marina. She hopes that will dovetail with an improved downtown. “I’m very committed to this community,” Lefeber said. “Hopefully that shows in my interactions with people.”

Shanon Tysland The way Shanon Tysland sees it, it’s rather simple. “We’re here and then we die and we have this period in between where we get to choose who we want to be and what we want to do,” Tysland said. “Who I want to be is a person of service.” Tysland, with his wife Kelly, owns Experience Momentum, a fitness, nutrition and rehabilitation facility in Lynnwood. It’s grown over the past 10 years from just himself to one that employs 37

people in Lynnwood. Running a small business is a full-time job, but that hasn’t stopped Tysland from giving back to the community in donations and time. He’s part of the Alderwood Terrace Rotary, serves as the community service and international chair and is the immediate past president. He volunteers with the Edmonds School District, raising money and food for the district’s Nourishing Network and serves on the district’s sports medicine advisory board. Experience Momentum also partners with Edmonds Community College to provide athletic training and sports medicine services to collegiate athletes. Tysland is a triathlete and his business has sponsored several runs in the county. He’s also a member of the Economic Alliance Snohomish County and the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce. Tysland said he’s witnessed the efforts people deeply involved in the community. “It’s humbling to see the amount of people doing amazing things behind the scenes in Snohomish County,” Tysland said. He’s most proud of having his business join the 1 Percent for the Planet Partnership, giving 1 percent of the business’ profits to environmental nonprofits. He sees a connection between healthy bodies and a healthy planet. He and his co-workers have volunteered to restore the Duwamish River, build trails in the Cascades and plant trees at Snoqualmie Pass. Experience Momentum has also sponsored a reforestation project for a village in the Dominican Republic. He supported it not only financially, but he and 13 Experience Momentum employees traveled to do the work. He takes inspiration from a personal crisis with the birth of one his children. His wife was hospitalized for nearly a month because of complications with her pregnancy. He spent much of that time with her in the hospital room. He and his wife drew on support from family and friends to help them get through the experience. He said he learned a lesson in life from the crisis. “I don’t have all the answers,” Tysland said. “I never will. The more I can bring in a team of people ... and the more collaborative we can get with a common mission, a common vision, just look out. It’s scary.”

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Making EVCC more Helping shape future innovative for students of Everett’s waterfront It would be enough to be responsible for one major innovation at Everett Community College. John Bonner has had a hand in two. Bonner, who has worked at the college since 2005, worked to reinvent EVCC’s Corporate & Continuing Education Center, which aims to help people already underway in their careers learn John Bonner a new trade, sharpen skills, pursue a promotion, prepare for a new job or increase profits at their business. The program was struggling before Bonner stepped in. Afterward, it became the second biggest program of its kind in the state with 9,500 enrollments per year. The program operates like a business and its revenues help support the college as a whole. Then, Bonner was tapped to make a long-held dream at the college into a reality: Create a one-of-a-kind training facility that resembles a factory to give students hands-on experience. The Advanced Manufacturing Training &


Education Center opened in the 201415 school year. In its first year, more than 1,000 students went through the center, the project earned industry praise including from Boeing and the college’s Board of Trustees has approved a 17,000-squarefoot expansion. Bonner has also been involved with other efforts both at the college and the community, including co-chairing the college’s five-year strategic vision and serving as a board member for both Economic Alliance Snohomish County board member and Boys & Girls Club Snohomish County. Bonner credits his father Don for setting an example for his life. Bonner’s mother died when he was 6 and his father raised him and his two siblings. He said his father had many admirable traits and one that he’s attempted to follow is to work for something greater than oneself. “It is hard to think of a greater gift to give someone than a quality education,” Bonner writes in his nomination form. “Learning has intrinsic value. It inspires, empowers, and enables. ”

Terrie Battuello’s fingerprints could be all over the future of Everett. As the Port of Everett’s chief of business development, Battuello is helping lead the team working on Waterfront Place Central, a redevelopment of 65 acres in north Everett inside the Port’s Marina district. As envisioned, the Port would construct the roads, lots and other Teresa infrastructure and then Battuello attract developers to build 1.5 million square feet of mixeduse development. The project could include hundreds of luxury apartments and condos, two hotels with a couple hundred rooms and shops along the city’s waterfront. “My philosophy is to dream big but realistically to create concrete projects and activities that people can get excited about,” Battuello writes in her nomination form. “The result has the type of magic that invites the whole world join in. This is the type of energy our entire Port team brings to Waterfront Place Central.” This concept replaces a previous plan,

Port Gardner Wharf project, which fell through when a previous developer filed for bankruptcy during the recession. Battuello has a history in this type of development, working on the Bremerton waterfront redevelopment and also leading economic development for Bothell. She’s a relative newcomer to Everett, moving from Bothell just last year. But she’s already gotten involved with several groups, including Northwest Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Library and Everett Historical Commission. She’s also been involved with United Way of Snohomish County, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County and Hopelink. She credits a grounding from her family. “My parents were Depression-era folk who taught me that a strong character including honesty, hard work and following through on promises made, is essential to success in business and in life,” Battuello writes. “I do not see my own life as more important than others, but that we all have a right to live a good life. I believe that the act of caring and taking an interest in other people’s lives makes one’s own life fuller.”


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Returning home to serve his community Faith is an important part of JJ Frank’s life. So is community. Frank, the executive director of the Marysville/North County Family YMCA, is a “homegrown man” having attended Everett Public Schools and then going to the University of Washington where he played college football. Frank came back to JJ Frank live and serve in the community where he was raised. He worked for the Everett Police Department before joining the YMCA. In 2002, Frank started the innovative Minority Achievers Program to motivate and support student of color and immigrants to achieve their higher education and career goals. It started with just 24 students in two school districts. It’s grown to six school districts serving more than 400 students countywide. Many of those students have gone to college, some with support from donations that Frank and others have been able to obtain for them.

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Frank, who is African-American, helped form the Communities of Color Coalition. He’s also served on several boards in the community, including on the United Way of Snohomish County, the executive board of the NAACP of Snohomish County and Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. He’s also part of the Marysville Rotary. He’s also served as a member of the Black Prison Caucus at the Washington State Reformatory at Monroe. In the role, helped inmates learn new skills to transition back in their community. He’s also said he’s a minister at his church and is in charge of its Sunday school. “I mention this because my faith in Jesus Christ has really shaped my character as a servant leader,” Frank said. “It is not about myself but about serving others.” He said in his nomination form that wants to continue to work with likeminded organizations and serve Snohomish County in a greater capacity. “I plan to retire in Snohomish County, dedicating a lifetime of service back to the community that has given me so much,” Frank said.

Clothes mean so much children and teens. Go to school with tattered clothes or falling apart shoes and there’s a risk the kid feels out of place. And a kid who doesn’t fit in, may fall behind in the classroom or, worse, drop out of school altogether. Enter Joy Ingram. She’s the development director for Joy Ingram Clothes For Kids, a Lynnwood nonprofit that provides wardrobes for any kid in Snohomish County who needs clothing and whose family qualifies for reduced lunches. “I believe personally that empowering students is a key ingredient to build self-esteem and confidence so students can find success,” Ingram wrote in her nomination form. Clothes For Kids intentionally doesn’t have an executive director. Instead, Ingram in her role as development director works directly with the operations manager, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers to help raise funds.

She started in 2010 and in her first year she was able to double revenue for the nonprofit. Four years ago, Clothes For Kids was successful enough to be able to serve the whole county. Clothes For Kids has provided 15,000 children and teens with wardrobes. Ingram has also helped the board grow from four to nine members. She created the Transforming Lives Breakfast that has grown from 120 attendees in its first year to 260 in its fifth year. Her background includes working for the Snohomish County Boys & Girls Clubs and the Northshore Public Education Foundation. She’s active with the Lynnwood Rotary. And she represent Clothes For Kids as a member of Economic Alliance Snohomish County, the Edmonds and Lynnwood chambers. “I believe wholeheartedly in service to others,” Ingram said. “I have committed my career to working with nonprofits that serve children and families and believe strongly that success of the next generation is essential to success of our community.”

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Designing a better, peaceful community Sara McArdle believes that we are all deeply connected and the smallest of our actions ripple out to impact others all around us. The senior graphic designer with United Way of Snohomish County has volunteered hundreds of hours every year attempting to make the world a better place. She has worked since Sara McArdle last year with Freedom Project Seattle, assisting inmates at Monroe Correctional Complex with nonviolent communication. She also works with Seattle Restorative Justice helping communities from Snohomish County south to Seattle serving on-call to help facilitate reconciliation between people in conflict. She also serves on the board of directors for Kids4Peace Seattle, an interfaith group that works to bring together Jewish, Christian and Muslum youths for after-school activities, weekend events and international summer camps. In that same vein, McArdle has served

as a lead fundraiser on a project to help bring teams of four Israelis and four Palestinians to the Vashon Island Nonviolent Communication Family Camp. She and her team raised $15,000 in just two months, and succeeded in bringing over all eight. Those people are now teaching what they learned at a class series at universities and community centers in Israel. From 2001 to 2003, McArdle worked full-time as a fundraiser and community organizer to permanently preserve 106,000 acres of public land near Index. In 2008, the land was federally designated as the Wild Sky Wilderness by Congress and President George W. Bush. During the last 12 years, she’s worked for the United Way creating graphics and marketing material to support the nonprofit. Through her own business, Sara McArdle Design, she’s illustrated the marketing materials for The Penn Cove MusselFest in Coupeville for the past seven years, illustrating a different mermaid each year.

Creating a healthier place to live and play Sarah Olson has worked to make Snohomish County a healthier place to live. She spent eight years chairing the Get Movin’ program, promoting an active lifestyle for youths in the county during the summer. She’s helped spearhead a 10-year Healthy Communities Action Plan for Lynnwood and the county through the Healthy Communities Coalition and LiveSarah Olson Healthy2020 program. In her job as deputy director of the City of Lynnwood’s parks department, Olson helped the city win a $1.9 million grant from Verdant Health Commission for the Bike2Health project in south county, which funds critical missing pieces of the multi-modal transportation plan. And she’s also helped successfully launch the Lynnwood Farmers Market. In her early career, Olson spent time with municipal aquatics programming. She dedicated herself to drowning prevention in the county and the state. For five years, she chaired the Wash-


ington State Drowning Coalition and worked closely with Children’s Hospital and Seattle/King County Public Health to coordinate April Pools Day statewide with a public outreach campaign. Olson has helped coordinate three neighborhood National Night Out block parties, organized two neighborhood backpack giveaways with View Ridge Community Church and volunteered at the Fun in the Sun for First Baptist Church in downtown Everett. She’s also served three years on the City of Everett’s parks board. In that role, she was selected to serve on a special committee to create a new city policy on naming rights of parks, streets and facilities in Everett. What’s she’s done on her job and in her city, Olson has attempted to bring the same to her neighborhood. “At home in Everett, I apply many of the same principles and values to connect with and support my neighbors and the broader community,” Olson writes in her nomination form. “Getting to know my neighbors, checking in on them, and offering support are the basis of my personal relationships.”


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Pushing youths to reach their potential

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Someone saw something in Shawn Smith that he didn’t see himself. He had dropped out of high school and college seemed like an impossibility. At 18, Smith met a teacher for Portland Public Schools and a youth leader at St. John’s Christian Church. She talked him into getting a GED and later helped him enroll in college. “This is what I want for the kids I have the privilege of working with daily,” Smith writes Shawn Smith in his nomination form. “I want them to see what I see in them and push their personal limits and personal expectations.” He’s had opportunity to accomplish this both with his volunteer work in the community and his job as a youth and community pastor with New Hope Christian Church in Everett. As a volunteer, Smith spends most of his time working at Voyager Middle School or Olivia Park Elementary School in the Mukilteo School District. He’s helped with the Homework Club at the elementary school, providing a safe

A friend once told Zsofia Pasztor that if she was “the captain of the Titanic, it would still be floating, patched and with lots of marks, but floating.” It’s an accurate portrayal of her life. Pasztor and her husband left communist Hungary in 1987 and spent two years in a United Nations camp before being picked to go to the U.S. in 1989. When she arrived, Pastzor spoke no English, had no marketable skills and had little idea about Zsofia Pasztor American culture. “We overcame many obstacles, including poverty and serious health challenges,” Pasztor wrote in her nomination form. “We left Hungary with two backpacks. By 2008, we had a high-end landscape design-build company with many employees, equipment and fantastic clientele.” Then the recession hit. Everything came tumbling down. Work dried up fast and it became obvious the business wouldn’t survive. “I went into survivor mode,” Pasztor said. “Working to hold onto all of our

environment for children to learn. He’s also worked on the Kid’s Night Out/Parent’s Night Off event, the first of which occurred at his church in December and attracted 50 kids. This year, he’s helping with a volunteer project called Lighthouse that will be provide clothing, food, and hygiene products free of cost for students and families. Counselors will help them pick those in need. He’s also been involved with two separate backpack drives, helping get kids school supplies and food over weekends. Smith also regularly volunteers with the Casino Road Kids Ministry. One of his favorite volunteer activities is serving as the lunch supervisor at Voyager Middle School every Thursday. “I love this time as it allows me to have intentional conversations with students that often don’t feel very comfortable talking to adults,” Smith writes. “Through this time I have been able to share advice, mentor, and show students that I care about them. Every week I meet someone new, every week I hear a new story, every week I get the opportunity to speak into the lives of these awesome kids.”

employees because they had family, figuring out ways for them to delay the need to go on unemployment so they can last longer with income during the holidays.” They closed after the holidays on Feb. 25, 2009. She and her husband filed for bankruptcy that year. Since then, she and her husband opened Innovative Landscape Technologies, a small business building rain gardens and sustainable landscapes. She founded Farmer Frog, a nonprofit organization that supports edible school gardens. She started teaching horticulture part-time at Edmonds Community College. And she righted her ship. “I do not plan on coloring my hair. I earned every white and silver line I have,” she said. Paztor belongs to several organizations including the Financial Asset Development Coalition of Snohomish County; the Rain Garden Coalition of Snohomish County; the Sno-King Watershed Council; Livable Snohomish County; the EdCC’s Horticulture Curriculum Board; Snohomish County Professional Women’s Network. She’s also served as president of the Sustainable Development Task Force of Snohomish County.

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Are we in another housing bubble?


he Puget Sound real estate market is about as healthy as it’s been since the crash of 2008-09. The question on minds today is, will it last or is this another bubble that might burst? The answer depends on who you talk to and what category you’re talking about. Some forecasters are concerned about the ratio of the cost of housing in the Puget Sound area to income levels. There are areas of the country where wages are rising and keeping pace with increasing rents, but for most Americans today their buying power is unchanged since the crash and now they are facing increased housing costs in a supply-constrained market. This is particularly pronounced in the Puget Sound region. There is growing concern that if the cost of housing out-paces income, demand will drop off. Lots of attention is being paid to this widening housing cost-toincome gap since it was a contributor to the last bubble burst. Downtown Everett office and retail rents took a dive after the crash as well, dropping as much as 30 percent from their precrash levels. Unfortunately, unlike housing, office and retail has not recovered to their pre-crash levels, leaving many investors and landlords still licking wounds. Most healthy central business districts have a large private sector employer in them. Downtown Everett does not, leaving mostly government, nonprofits and professional services to fill space. Those categories do not drive enough demand on their own to support the level of inventory in that submarket. The trend line is favorable, though. Just lagging behind other categories. Home builders point to limited land inventory as

a new reality in the Puget Sound, choking supply at the same time demand is high. Unique to the market today is a wave of aggressive buyers from China trying to get their cash into real estate and other hard asset classes in the U.S. To the south of us, King County, in par-

ticular, is feeling the effect as domestic buyers complain about being out-bid by foreign nationals in a housing market that is already way under-supplied. Jobs drive everything in the real estate game, of course. Real estate is simply shelter for us at home or at work and can only

have a role in the economy if there is reason for people to live and work there. Changes in the Chinese economy and easing of interest rates by the Fed are two areas to pay close attention in the upcoming months and years to forecasting how long this current market will remain in this

condition. Changes to both could trigger changes in demand and allow supply in the pipeline today to catch up. Tom Hoban is CEO of The Coast Group of Companies. Contact him at 425-339-3638 or or visit Twitter: @Tom_P_Hoban.

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APRIL 2016



Will cold calling go way of landline? C

old calling, otherwise known as canvassing, can a be surefire way to make your phone feel like it weighs 15 pounds. I imagine there are people out there who are pretty comfortable and just ‘go for it’ when it comes to cold calling, but I think a greater number of us struggle with this marketing technique. Do I dare say outdated marketing technique? Another form of cold calling is going door-to-door, knocking on doors to meet homeowners or business owners face-to-face. Creating a conversation with a stranger can be difficult, so it can be tempting to text potential clients as a way to start the conversation. Don’t do that. You will have to do your own research on this topic, but we have something called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. It’s is a federal law that regulates calls and text messages to cellular telephone numbers. With statutory damages of $500$1,500 per prohibited call or text, many class action lawsuits are brought under this law. I’d just stay clear of that to be on the safe side. Recently, I wrote a column about com-

municating with our clients. Something that I wrote about was how people are becoming more protective of their time and find interruptions Monika like voicemail Kristofferson and phone calls during their work Office hours irritating and counterproEfficiency ductive to working effectively. That’s the main reason I suggest that cold calling may be on its way to being outdated. It may become less and less effective as a marketing tool as more people strive to work efficiently to improve work life balance while avoiding interruptions. The possibilities to connect has evolved in business. There are many ways to meet that business professionals didn’t have at their disposal in the past through social media. Personally, I would consider LinkedIn as a form of cold calling. We often “connect” with people that we have never met in person but we recognize their name or

face from our community or within our industry. When you connect on LinkedIn, you have the opportunity to send the other person a note saying thank you for connecting with you. This puts your name, face and online resume in front of your intended business contact. This comes with no great interruption to them as they can control when they are connecting with you and reviewing your information. I think we each need to consider our own industry to see if cold calling is a good way to connect. For the residential organizing side of my business, I feel like calling a list of residential phone numbers to see if people need help getting organized in their homes would likely be very ineffective. Working with a professional organizer is very sensitive and personal and a generic phone call probably wouldn’t yield good results. Now when I teach organizing classes in my community, that’s a better strategy for me because people can meet me and see me from a safe distance before considering having me enter the personal space of their home.

I may fare better with cold calling with business productivity training though. There are many tips online to be more effective in cold calling. If this is a strategy you’re using or would like to use in your business, here are a few tips I thought could be helpful: ■ Be prepared for the call. ■ Be respectful during the call. ■ Research your list of prospects so you know a little bit about them or the company. ■ Write a short script with the goal of making an appointment with your prospect. ■ Be positive when you make the call. ■ Be prepared for objections. Keep in mind that your product or service should be valuable to your prospect. You are helping them by meeting with them. Do you find cold calling has been beneficial for you in your business? I’d love to hear from you by phone, email or text to hear what strategies are working well for you. Monika Kristofferson is a professional organizer and productivity consultant who owns Efficient Organization NW in Lake Stevens. Reach her at 425-220-8905 or

Why you should take online reviews seriously


hat should you do if you find out that your business is getting bad reviews on the Internet? You could do nothing, which is the option that many companies choose. And unless the review was written by a major influence on public opinion — if the president says your software doesn’t work or the Kardashians say your pizza stinks — usually one bad review can safely be just filed away, especially if it is a simple rating. If the review contains details and refers to specific aspects of your product or service, though, it is best to look into it because it could reveal some weaknesses in your product or in your service. And if they occurred once you can bet your business that they will show up again and again. Smart, successful businesses take customer reviews and feedback seriously. The treasures in this area are, of course, the letters or emails that people take the time to write — sometimes with a complaint and sometimes to share a good experience with your company’s product or service. The most effective way to approach Internet reviews is systematically. That means collecting the information so that reviews are read, sorted, analyzed, integrated into management decisions, and saved in some systematic way — just as you would approach any data that had a direct effect on your bottom line.

As a practical matter, you should include these steps: Start a list of each Internet site that contains mentions of your company, your product, your serJames vice, or your prices, and, most imporMcCusker tantly, those sites that provide ratings Business or evaluations of 101 your products and services. Making and maintaining a list isn’t as easy as it sounds. The Internet is a fluid not a solid and sites come and go without warning. Some are updated in real time, some daily and some rarely or never. It is important that in the initial stages of developing this list you assign your top people, not only to make sure that they are involved and “buy into” the project, but to add some experience and perspective as the system is developed. Later, much of the work can be delegated. Build an indexing system based on the categories of ratings that best apply to your business. This system does not have to be complicated, and many of the best and most usable ones resemble the kind of keywords used to describe books and articles

in newspapers and magazines. The general categories might include such things as “interaction with sales staff,” “interaction with customer service,” prices, product quality, return policy, payment or accounting issues, etc. The selection and naming of subject categories depends on the nature of your business and its market, of course, but many of the basic problems that arise show up in customer reviews of all businesses. Develop a ranking system that indicates the credibility and value of the review. As your collection gets larger, this becomes more and more important and you will need a way to sort out the reviews or comments that obviously do not apply to your business — your restaurant has never served escargot, with or without socks, for example, and most certainly has never carried socks on its menu. The Internet, while a glorious river of information, also is filled with misdirected communications. Design a follow-up system to ensure that the more significant reviews, good or bad, are addressed. In some cases some effort to contact the customer would be in order. Others might be followed up by reviewing the records of the transaction (customer order, return, accounting entries, etc.) and making sure that the matter was settled — internally and

externally — in some satisfactory way. Integrate the system with any existing or planned manual methods of collecting information about customer satisfaction and the array of quality measures that apply to your business. Again, don’t ignore overall scores or ratings but written or spoken comments are the treasure gold. In addition to being very useful, implementing a system to review and evaluate customer reviews will have beneficial side effects. Your entire organization, top to bottom, will know that you think the customers, their experiences, and their opinions are important. Without further effort this will lead to workers’ taking more care with customer help issues and ensure that they are not filed away and forgotten. You can accelerate the good effects of the system by getting personally involved in resolving some customer issues. This will correct any misunderstandings about “company policy” that the staff may have, and it will energize and transform your customer service function, and, best of all, it works every time. If you want better Internet reviews, that’s one good way to get them. James McCusker is a Bothell economist, educator and consultant. He also writes a column for the monthly Herald Business Journal.


APRIL 2016

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. See the full list of this month’s business licenses at www.

Arlington Arbor Pacific Inc.: 25404 Highway 9 NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8100; Nonclassified Arlington Grocery Outlet: 123 E Burke Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1004; 510-8451999; Grocers-Retail Autos Only Arlington: 16517 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223-8408; Automobile Dealers-Used Cars Carrolls: 7326 W Country Club Drive, Arlington, WA 98223-5944; Nonclassified Chinook Lumber: 21015 Highway 9 NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8260; 360-435-9900; Lumber-Retail Chris Kitchen: 616 158th Place NW, Arlington, WA 98223-9656; Restaurants Indigo Anesthesia Inc.: 32631 Finn Settlement Road, Arlington, WA 98223-5529; Anesthetists Kropp 3D: 3323 169th Place NE, No. I, Arlington, WA 98223-8423; Nonclassified Mission Motors Arlington: 316 N West Ave., Arlington, WA 98223-1343; Nonclassified Missy’s Mittens: 10810 107th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-4921; Gloves and Mittens-Dress (Wholesale) Shorty Cakes: 3813 168th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8421; 360-322-7225; Bakers-Retail Stilly Brook Farm: 21916 Seventh Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8308; Farms Strictly Dirt: 24200 Harvey Creek Road, Arlington, WA 98223-4539; Fill Dirt Welch Marketing and Manufacturing: 12812 234th St. NE, Arlington, WA 982238532; Marketing Programs-Services Yay Time To Play: 17605 82nd Drive NE, Arlington, WA 98223-3739; Nonclassified Zometek: 3204 Smokey Point Drive, No. 206, Arlington, WA 98223-8476; Nonclassified

Brier RSM Marine Services Inc.: 24050 25th Ave. W, Brier, WA 98036-5302; Marine Contractors and Designers Town Cottage Properties: 21310 Poplar Way, Brier, WA 98036-8910; Real Estate

Darrington Cascade Thrift Shop: PO Box 843, Darrington, WA 98241-0843; Thrift Shops Manufacturing Possibilities: 605 Railroad Ave., Darrington, WA 98241; 360-436-1019; Manufacturers

Edmonds Beerman Ranch: 70749 Ponderosa, Edmonds, WA 98026; Ranches Brain Pilots: 7500 212th St. SW No. 110, Edmonds, WA 98026-7615; Pilots Budinick Enterprises: 8723 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA 98026-5049; Nonclassified Cherie Nicole Organics: 7321 210th St., SW No. C301, Edmonds, WA 98026-7242; Organic Foods and Services Claire’s Pantry: 1576 Ninth Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020-2627; Food Banks CMO Properties: 16036 68th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026-4504; Real Estate Management Editorial Jucum Inc.: 7825 230th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-8713; Nonclassified Ginger Boat: 23416 Highway 99, No. B, Edmonds, WA 98026-9328; Boat Dealers Sales and Service Hill Street Investment: 120 W Dayton St., Edmonds, WA 98020-7217; 425-673-9993; Investments Howard Jue DDS: 23632 Highway 99, No. F267, Edmonds, WA 98026-9211; Dentists Isaacson CPA: 114 Second Ave. S, Edmonds, WA 98020-8426; 425-775-2342; Accountants Keeley A. O’Connell Ventures: PO Box

362, Edmonds, WA 98020-0362; Nonclassified Life Smiles Dental Health Service: 14514 60th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026-3606; Dentists Locomotive Parts Manufacturing: 9517 233rd St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98020-5072; Locomotives (Manufacturers) North Sound Church: 201 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020-3116; 425-678-8459; Churches Puget Sound Yacht Services: 400 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020-4128; 206-6603630; Yachts RE/MAX Of America Northwest: 22315 99th Place W, Edmonds, WA 98020-4543; 425672-1447; Real Estate Shanti Integrative: 21827 76th Ave. W, No. 202, Edmonds, WA 98026-7981; Nonclassified Tangra Trading: 433 Sprague St., Edmonds, WA 98020-3139; Nonclassified Umami Kitchen: 23416 Highway 99, No. B, Edmonds, WA 98026-9328; Restaurants

Everett AAA Quality Home Repairs: 9606 19th Ave. SE, No. 103, Everett, WA 98208-3805; Home Improvements Accurate Installation and Design: 6905 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203-5339; 425-3537387; Nonclassified America IS: 13214 58th Drive SE, Everett, WA 98208-9448; Nonclassified American Senior Resources: 1624 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-1724; 425-258-6833; Senior Citizens Service ATP USA Inc.: 10805 32nd Drive SE, Everett, WA 98208-7530; 425-353-7046; Nonclassified Bhang 420: 4418 130th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9645; Nonclassified Blue Dream: 4418 130th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9645; Nonclassified Brand Used: 6518 Olympic Drive, Everett, WA 98203-4642; Used Merchandise Stores Broadway Chevron: 611 60th St. SE, Everett, WA 98203-3734; Service Stations Carrillo’s Body Work: 13507 Highway 99, No. 1, Everett, WA 98204-5442; Nonclassified Chicano Luck Studios: 22 1/2 E McGill Ave., Everett, WA 98208-2711; Nonclassified Cozy Limo: 12402 Admiralty Way, No. I101, Everett, WA 98204-8560; Limousine Service Denali Roofing Inc.: 2328 98th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-2922; Roofing Contractors DLM Law Office: 10121 Evergreen Way, No. 25-255, Everett, WA 98204-3885; Attorneys Elliott Hull Enterprises: 2715 93rd Place SE, Everett, WA 98208-3712; Nonclassified Everett Track Club: 11715 Center Road, No. C, Everett, WA 98204-5047; Clubs Franklin Recreation: 4931 View Drive, Everett, WA 98203-2425; 425-252-5747; Recreation Centers Grandma’s Place: 4532 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203-2226; Nonclassified Green Lagoon: 4418 130th St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9645; Nonclassified Hawk’s Nest Bar & Grill: 9815 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98204-3829; Restaurants Hippie Spa: 11632 Highway 99, Everett, WA 98204-4864; 425-212-9451; Health Spas IGT Aerospace: 3101 111th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204-3590; Aerospace Industries Indimagination: 10115 Holly Drive, No. B203, Everett, WA 98204-8747; Nonclassified Kaleidoscope Printing-Production: 617 Dexter Ave., Everett, WA 98203-3721; Printers (Manufacturers) KJ Investments: 12121 Admiralty Way, No. S105, Everett, WA 98204-7519; 253-666-2164; Investments Kushmart: 10936 Paine Field Way, Everett, WA 98204-8710; Marijuana Dispensary Little M’s Glitz & Sass: 3325 Rockefeller Ave., No. 2, Everett, WA 98201-4340 Logicascadia: 2404 Hillside Lane, Everett, WA 98203-1412; Nonclassified Mad Lab Graphic and Print Shop: 7709 Lower Ridge Road, Everett, WA 98203-6361; Graphic Designers Mai Home: 210 117th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208-4950; Nonclassified

Mirror Mirror Hair Salon: 2519 125th Place SW, Everett, WA 98204-5400; Beauty Salons Nails By Ciara: 8210 Beverly Blvd., Everett, WA 98203-6705; Manicuring Natasha’s Splendid Skin: 921 130th St. SW, No. D202, Everett, WA 98204-7356; Skin Treatments Nw Management Group: 7100 Evergreen Way, No. B, Everett, WA 98203-5168; Management Services Our Twenty: 3401 99th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208-4379; Nonclassified P&I Construction Inc.: 119 105th St. SW, No. A, Everett, WA 98204-3923; Construction Perez Cleaning Services: 903 66th Place SE, No. B, Everett, WA 98203-4523; Janitorial Pipetrade Plumbing Inc.: 1319 Alden Place, Everett, WA 98203-4614; Plumbing Contractors Prestronics Enterprises: 13118 53rd Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-9529; Nonclassified Primera Teleworker Takirra: 1707 Merrill Creek Parkway, Everett, WA 98203-7106; 425374-2396; Churches Remarkable Renovations: 1732 124th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208-6579; 425-948-6075; Remodeling-Repairing Building Contractors Rent Collect Global: 1010 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208-2855; Collection Agencies SASI: 9505 19th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-3853; 425-585-0685; Nonclassified Solutions Insurance Group: 4809 132nd St. SE, Everett, WA 98208-6241; 425-316-8463; Insurance Storage Stadium: 8407 Broadway, Everett, WA 98208-2137; 425-353-7746; Storage-Household and Commercial Sunny Teriyaki: 11632 Evergreen Way, No. D, Everett, WA 98204; Restaurants Taqueria Vallarta: Care Of Proempresa LLC, 2120 Br, Everett, WA 98201; Restaurants Tortas Locas Tienda: 9601 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98204-7138; 425-903-4018; Restaurants Viventium: 4718 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203-2831; 425-374-7703; Nonclassified

Gold Bar Gallifrey Express: 433 Evergreen Way, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9161; Nonclassified LD Service: 42715 169th St. SE, Gold Bar, WA 98251-9180; Services not elsewhere classified

Granite Falls Caseworks Install Inc.: 194414 Skinner Road, Granite Falls, WA 98252; Installation Service

Lake Stevens Cathedral Canyon Desert Home Service: 303 91st Ave. NE, No. E502, PMB 112, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-2539; Services not elsewhere classified Colors Of Hawaii: 612 91st Ave. NE, No. 2, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-2569; 425-397-3933 JKL: 8908 First St. NE, No. B, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-7365; Nonclassified Lakeside Enterprise: 1007 E Lakeshore Drive, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8664 Lice Invaders: 3426 111th Drive NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8156; Pest Control Synergistic Counseling: 12013 First Place SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-7979; Counseling Services Welcome Home Appraisal: 11820 Seventh Place SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-7613; Real Estate Appraisers

Lynnwood 3iparallax : PO Box 5433, Lynnwood, WA 98046-5433; Nonclassified Buerger Digital Consulting: 16620 48th Ave. W, No. G102, Lynnwood, WA 980376861; Consultants Cask and Trotter: 18411 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4456; 425-967-5245 Cassidy Consulting: 4629 186th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037; Consultants

Dream Winger: 15405 35th Ave. W, No. 33, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5039; Nonclassified Gresham Financial: 15517 40th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2348; 425-582-0334; Financial Advisory Services Hair Infinity: 1826 145th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-6098; Beauty Salons Herbal Nails & Spa: 2109 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-3800; Manicuring Legendary Mantis: 16908 River Rock Drive, Lynnwood, WA 98037-6959; Nonclassified Logs Inn: 18514 Highway 99, No. E, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4549; Nonclassified Malena Crockett Books: PO Box 1714, Lynnwood, WA 98046-1714; Book Dealers-Retail Medicare Exchange: 19031 33rd Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-4731; 425-361-1764 Mednote Management: 13814 41st Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98087-1225; Management Services MSR NW Inc.: 6520 212th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7427; 425-245-7968 NW Autobody: 18514 Highway 99, No. E, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4549; Automobile Body-Repairing and Painting Ontarah-Akas: PO Box 5315, Lynnwood, WA 98046-5315; Nonclassified Overcome: 14815 29th Ave. W, No. J204, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5445; Nonclassified PNW Designs: 14721 Ash Way, Lynnwood, WA 98087-6011; Nonclassified Quality Auto Center: 20420 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7450; 425-582-7397; Nonclassified Republic Studios: 6520 183rd Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4253; Nonclassified Ryann: 2322 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7010; 425-835-0041; Nonclassified Solo Hair Studio: 15907 Ash Way, No. C215, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5187; Salons Spencer Home Solutions: 15620 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98087-1475; 425-3617197; Nonclassified Stargate Tech Service Inc.: 16929 Larch Way, Lynnwood, WA 98037-3329; Services not elsewhere classified Transpacific Targeted Marketing: 2210 146th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087-5936; Marketing Programs-Services Turbine Web Consulting: 1110 214th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-8675; Website Design Service Uphaus and Sells: 4100 194th St. SW, No. 215, Lynnwood, WA 98036-4613 WA Go Trading: 1208 175th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-8234; Nonclassified Waterfront Sports and Phyical Therapy: 18716 92nd W, Lynnwood, WA 98036; 425776-3348; Physical Therapists Wood Apple Smoke: 3333 164th St. SW, No. 1511, Lynnwood, WA 98087-3182; Barbecue Equipment and Supplies-Retail

Marysville Alchemy Entertainment: 7300 33rd Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6998; Entertainment Bureaus Bella Boutique: 14011 27th Ave. NW, Marysville, WA 98271-8177; Boutique Items-Retail Blu Berry Yogurt: 1206 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-3645; 360-386-8694; Yogurt Bruchal Byers Investments: 514 State Ave., No. 207, Marysville, WA 98270-4557; Investments Burger King: 1522 Third St., No. E, Marysville, WA 98270-5082; Restaurants Cronk Home Repair and Maintenance Inc.: 5303 128th Place NE, Marysville, WA 982719023; Home Improvements DB Construction: 514 State Ave., No. 207, Marysville, WA 98270-4557; Construction Derron Investments Inc.: 13501 51st Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98271-7765; Investments Elliott Media: 7622 70th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6546; Nonclassified Firehouse Subs: 2631 172nd St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271-4825; 360-652-8368; Restaurants Gathering Place Church: 1410 Seventh St., Marysville, WA 98270-4537; 360-363-4358; Churches Glam Commercial Properties: 2707 171st

APRIL 2016 Place NE, Marysville, WA 98271-4740; 360652-7041; Real Estate Management Lighthouse Espresso Bar: 7908 87th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-7414; Espresso and Espresso Bars Lisa’s Cleaning Service: 16800 27th Ave. NE, No. F333, Marysville, WA 98271-1334; Janitorial Mod Super Fast Pizza: 319 State Ave., No. 101, Marysville, WA 98270-5027; Pizza Nails By Cicile Smith: 4507 151st Place NE, Marysville, WA 98271-8971; Manicuring Northwest Biscotti: 7717 80th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8008; Cookies and Crackers NW Meadow Fabrications: 606 Cedar Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-4547; 360-653-8492; Assembly and Fabricating Service Ortet Floral Designs: 5513 147th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98271-3427; Florists-Retail Pablo and Co.: 4916 85th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-3051; Nonclassified Qdoba Mexican Grill: 2631 172nd St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271-4825; 360-652-8385; Restaurants Scheer Artistic: 6723 57th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-6117; Art V Ship 4 U: 4635 100th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-2216; Mailing-Shipping Services

Mill Creek Canyon Creek Church: 14616 35th Ave. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5703; 425-225-5367; Churches Greek Pita: 16212 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1603; 425-224-4451; Restaurants High Point Gutter: PO Box 14089, Mill Creek, WA 98082-2089; Gutters and Downspouts Mission Office: 16124 35th Ave. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-6199; 425-338-5564 Northshore Capital Funding: 15712 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek, WA 98012-1573; 425357-1227; Financing Squeaky Green Clean: 13510 N Creek Drive, No. G104, Mill Creek, WA 98012-7306;

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Monroe Cascade Management & Consltng: 26211 178th St. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-9236; Business Management Consultants FX Pro Detailing: 19003 Lenton Place SE, Monroe, WA 98272-1316; 425-485-1353; Automobile Detail and Clean-Up Service Joseph Szabo DDS: 809 W Main St., No. A, Monroe, WA 98272-2172; Dentists Kanzler Guide Service: 24931 146th Place SE, Monroe, WA 98272-7687; Guide Service Kim’s Drywall Service: PO Box 1056, Monroe, WA 98272-4056; Dry Wall Contractors RSV Bhullar Inc.: 20317 Corbridge Road SE, Monroe, WA 98272-8668; Nonclassified Salon Petite: 115 1/4 W Main St., Monroe, WA 98272-1809; Beauty Salons Sunshine Espresso: 13305 Chain Lake Road, Monroe, WA 98272-7703; Espresso and Espresso Bars Tawnya Axelson Creative: 15464 171st Drive SE, Monroe, WA 98272-1633

Mountlake Terrace David Properties D&M: 6912 220th St. SW, No. 107, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2174; Real Estate Management Fit 2 Flourish: 5304 228th St. SW, No. B, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-3933 Geese Pro: 23339 Cedar Way, No. A101, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4371; Nonclassified Nicole The Artist: 5209 230th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-3943; Artists-Commercial

Mukilteo E Markets Corp: 12580 Eagles Nest Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5466; Food Markets FM Automation & Electric: 4463 Russell Road, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5445; 425-2129664; Automation Consultants Glow Together: 12580 Eagles Nest Drive,

Mukilteo, WA 98275-5466; Nonclassified GRE Strategies Inc.: 5823 St. Andrews Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275-4858 Kreative Mndz Co.: 12138 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5713; 425-353-9333 Reed Consulting Service: 807 Ninth St., Mukilteo, WA 98275-1929; Consultants-Business Not elsewhere classified Sowe Healthcare Consulting: PO Box 214, Mukilteo, WA 98275-0214; Health Care Instruction

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Snohomish Best Buds: 708 Lincoln Ave., No. 2, Snohomish, WA 98290-2451; Nonclassified Bronzed Coffee: 20105 Broadway Ave., Snohomish, WA 98296-5149; Coffee Shops Fruit Of The Root: 9929 Airport Way, Snohomish, WA 98296-8229; 360-568-3099; Fruits and Vegetables and Produce-Retail I’Modd: 127 Lincoln Ave., No. A, Snohomish, WA 98290-3087; Nonclassified Maple Avenue: 14204 Nevers Road, Snohomish, WA 98290-6821; Nonclassified Mia Luv: 3101 139th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-9746; Nonclassified New Era HVAC: 18425 Highway 9 SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-8325; Mechanical Contractors Phulkari Creations: 13618 70th Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-8683; Nonclassified Salt Aire Shores: 13107 58th Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-5209; Nonclassified Solis Enterprise: 11124 42nd St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98290-5580; Nonclassified Spada Farmhouse Brewery: 7825 Spada Road, Snohomish, WA 98290-6125; Brewers Taeler Marie Nail Technician: 14419 63rd Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-5239; Manicuring Valley View Property: 18310 Fales Road, Snohomish, WA 98296-8184; Real Estate


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BUSINESS BRIEFS LYNNWOOD — The Edmonds Community College Foundation auction, Havana Nights: Making Dreams Take Flight, held on March 5 raised more than $207,000 in support of access, success, and excellence for students, faculty, and staff at the college. More than 240 people attended the annual auction.

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MUKILTEO — Join Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance at the Women in Aerospace Conference to hear from success ful female executives including Beth Anderson, Kat Moran, Beth DeYoung, KC Yanamura and Guila Muir. The event is 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 26 at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo. Go to http://tinyurl. com/hgt6d2q for tickets.

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EVERETT — Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s Colby Campus has ranked at No. 40 out of the Top 50 Hospitals in America with the most annual emergency room visits, by Becker’s Hospital Review. Providence had an estimated 90,400 emergency room visits. The top ranking hospital was Florida Hospital in Orlando at 249,400 visits.

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LYNNWOOD — The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees has recognized Boeing for its support of EdCC Foundation’s scholarships and emergency student assistance programs along with the company’s commitment to student success by hiring EdCC graduates. Boeing, which is celebrating its centennial year, annually donates $53

EVERETT — Everett Community College is hosting a college planning Family Night in Spanish for high school students and their families at 5:30 p.m. April 12 at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center. At Noche Entre Familia, families will learn about options to help pay for college, earning college credit in high school and how to get

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SNOHOMISH — The fifth Annual Snohomish on the Rocks Distillery Festival is April 23 at the Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish. Taste award-winning vodka, gin, liqueurs and whiskey products from local distillers. Proceeds benefit GROWashington. The general admission price is $35 per person which includes five tasting tickets, a commemorative shot glass, and a $5 food truck coupon. Details are at

EVERETT — The Snohomish STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Network rolled out its new website portal to highlight and promote STEM education and opportunities throughout Snohomish County. The website is

EVERETT — Coast Real Estate Services, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest property management firms that is based in Everett, announced its acquisition of Norris Beggs & Simpson Companies Portland, Oregon, multifamily division. This acquisition expands Coast Real Estate’s presence in Portland and Vancouver, and puts it at 17,000 multifamily units and just more than 5 million square feet of commercial space under management. EVERETT — CORT Party Rental has opened a new, state-of-the-art design center and distribution facility at 6101 Associated Blvd. in Everett. CORT Party Rental’s Everett Design Center and Warehouse blends CORT’s two party rental brands, ABC Special Event Rentals and AA Party Rentals, under the CORT Party Rental name. This new store combines and replaces the Mukilteo and

LYNNWOOD — In March, Northwest Motorsport celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 17510 Highway 99 in Lynnwood. The company has four other locations, all in Puyallup. Northwest Motorsport started iin 2004 and has sold thousands of signature, lifted trucks. EVERETT — Leadership Snohomish County is now accepting nominations for 2016-17 programs. The Signature program will accept up to 36 class members and the Young Professionals program will accept 20. Go to apply. Nominations are open through April 30. LYNNWOOD — The Veterans One-Stop Resource Center has opened in Lynnwood to serve veterans and their families. The center will assist with referrals to Veterans Affairs, medical and employment assistance. It is open every Tuesday and the first Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

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EASC to Present Community Awards and Annual Update on May 12th By: Shaylah Kugler Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s (EASC) Annual Meeting is on Thursday, May 12th at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Our new President and CEO, Patrick Pierce. Pierce will highlight successes of the region the past five years and outline new opportunities and areas of focus for the organization growing forward. At the event we will present two business / community leader awards, which have been given to deserving individuals by EASC founding organizations since the 70s. Our two awards are the Henry M. Jackson Citizen of the Year and the John M. Fluke, Sr. Community Service. The following are descriptions of our award criteria.

The Henry M. Jackson Citizen of the Year Award, established in 1977, honors someone who demonstrates exemplary service to the community and is committed to the business interests of the region. This individual drives local, state, and regional initiatives for business, promotes civic, social, and cultural programs, and participates in programs that expand the potential and quality of life in Snohomish County. The John M. Fluke, Sr. Community Service Award, established in 1970, annually recognizes an individual who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, and business and community leadership coupled with significant community contribution and commitment. Last year, our award winners were Steve Klein from Snohomish County PUD for the Citizen of the Year Award; and Jerry Goodwin from Senior Aerospace for the Community Service Award. We look forward to presenting our awards to deserving individuals, such as these, this May. Apart from our awards, The Herald Business Journal (HBJ) will be presenting three business awards, their Executive, Entrepreneur and Emerging Leader of the year. Nominations for the HBJ’s awards are taken separately; please visit their website for more information. Once the awards have been given, the event will continue with our annual business review. We will discuss the regional successes of the last five years, the latest on EASC, including what we have been working on in Q1,

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LYNNWOOD — Tim Morgan is Central Washington University’s new College of Business Westside Business Program coordinator. He will promote CWU’s College of Business programs throughout Puget Sound to help increase student enrollment at the three Westside Centers. One of those centers is located in Lynnwood. Morgan also teaches sports finance, sports marketing, and general marketing courses for CWU’s College of Business.

LYNNWOOD — Edmonds Community College Foundation board members Steve Pennington and Dr. Bill Keppler received Outstanding Community Advocate Awards at Verdant Health Commission’s Healthier Community Conference on Feb. 29. They served as co-chairs on the Foundation’s Boots to Books and Beyond Campaign raising $1 million to support student veterans and their families at the college.

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Federal tax liens 201602020515: Feb. 2; Rosewood Adult Family Home (+), 18324 Smokey Point Blvd., Apt. No. 211, Arlington 201602020516: Feb. 2; Orias, Constancio B., 14421 Ash Way, Lynnwood 201602020518: Feb. 2; Tri-Terra, 8722 147th Ave. NE, Granite Falls 201602020519: Feb. 2; Peterson, Bernadette, 1929 Second St., Apt. 1, Marysville 201602020520: Feb. 2; Roach, Colleen A., 9009 W Mall Drive, Apt. 2202, Everett 201602020521: Feb. 2; Sherman Donnie Shane, 162 Charles St., Monroe 201602020522: Feb. 2; Mukilteo Sports Lodge (+), 2720 Rucker Ave., Suite 101, Everett 201602020523: Feb. 2; Tiacharoenwat, Sudarat,

10426 13th Ave. W, Everett 201602020524: Feb. 2; Duval, Matthew W., 18710 32nd Ave. SE, Bothell 201602020525: Feb. 2; Cabe, Janice M., 9501 188th St. NW, Stanwood 201602020526: Feb. 2; Groth, Harriette (+), 1429 Ave. D, PMB 173, Snohomish 201602020527: Feb. 2; Dill, Brenton A., 1104 122nd Place SW, Apt. 2, Everett 201602020528: Feb. 2; Lowrance, John C., 2117 43rd St. SE, Everett 201602020529: Feb. 2; Bower, Charmaine, 3048 W Artebella Way, Tucson 201602020530: Feb. 2; Whitlock, Peggy (+), 14217 Westwick Road, Snohomish 201602050101: Feb. 5; Alpine Recovery Services Inc., 2720 Rucker Ave., Suite 101, Everett 201602050102: Feb. 5; Sea Com Corp., PO Box 8489, Bend 201602050103: Feb. 5; Nesbit, Michael W., 38605 U.S. 2, Sultan 201602050104: Feb. 5; Good Faith Adult Family Home 2 (+), 14421 Ash Way, Lynnwood 201602050105: Feb. 5; Evolve Inc., 12201 Cyrus Way, Suite 101, Mukilteo 201602050106: Feb. 5; Downtown Lodge, 2720

Rucker Ave., Suite 101, Everett 201602050107: Feb. 5; AIS-International, 6900 282nd Place NW, Stanwood 201602090343: Feb. 9; Barrett, Jennifer L., 429 91st Ave. SE, Lake Stevens 201602090344: Feb. 9; Bristol Design and Construction, 2006 196th St. SW, Suite 111, Lynnwood 201602090345: Feb. 9; Axiom Concrete Corp., PO Box 1309, Issaquah 201602090346: Feb. 9; Hood, Willa D., 2231 Rucker Ave., Apt. 16, Everett 201602090347: Feb. 9; Campbell, Michelle M. (+), 1732 200th St. NE, Arlington 201602090348: Feb. 9; Moore, Elena M., 8430 15th Place SE, Trailer 44, Everett 201602090349: Feb. 9; Kampmann, Ann F. (+), 15099 172nd Ave. SE, Monroe 201602090350: Feb. 9; Williamson, P. Robert P., 16300 Mill Creek Blvd., Suite 205, Mill Creek 201602090351: Feb. 9; Midway Center, 4626 View Drive, Everett 201602090353: Feb. 9; Rendorio, Ronald B., 19506 Bing Road, Lynnwood 201602090354: Feb. 9; Allen, Kathy L. (+), 14522 54th Ave. SE, Everett 201602090355: Feb. 9;

Allen, Robert V., 14522 54th Ave. SE, Everett 201602090356: Feb. 9; CPI Partnership, 1518 Connors Road, No. 101, Snohomish 201602100112: Feb. 10; Munoz, Steve V., 1026 Goat Trail Loop Road, Mukilteo 201602100113: Feb. 10; Darst, David J., 2721 Rainier Ave., Everett 201602100114: Feb. 10; Kirkland Lodge, 2720 Rucker Ave., Suite 101, Everett 201602100115: Feb. 10; Bear Creek Metal Technology, 5106 156th St. SE, Building B, Bothell 201602180175: Feb. 18; SKKJ Millcreek Inc., 15619 27th Drive SE, Mill Creek 201602180176: Feb. 18; Calixto, Yuliana (+), 11500 Meridian Ave. S, Unit 11, Everett 201602180177: Feb. 18; La Luna, 4405 241st St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 201602180178: Feb. 18; Law, Michael, 22574 24th Ave. W, Lynnwood 201602180179: Feb. 18; A&B Custom Collision, 21814 14th Place W, Lynnwood 201602180180: Feb. 18; Janssen, Bryan F., PO Box 544, Edmonds 201602180181: Feb. 18; Montana, Rachael, 1007 130th St. SW, P301, Everett


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Partial release of federal tax lien 201602010404: Feb. 1; Jutte, Veronica K. (+), 15408 257th Ave. SE, Monroe 201602020494: Feb. 2; Marquez Cleaning (+), 1124 167th St. SW, Lynnwood 201602020531: Feb. 2; Wamsley, Jason M., 212A Dorn Ave., Everett 201602020532: Feb. 2; Thompson, Vincent R., 7019 Woods Creek Road, Monroe 201602020533: Feb. 2; Szechenyi, Keith D., 15007 67th Ave. NE, Arlington 201602020534: Feb. 2; Logan, Marlene (+), 11014 19th Ave. E, Suite 8, No. 323, Everett 201602020535: Feb. 2; Shriver, Stephen A., 5732 Sunset Lane, Mukilteo 201602020536: Feb. 2;

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13th Drive SE, Bothell 201602240107: Feb. 24; Abele, Annette Von (+), 437 Sprague St., Apt. B, Edmonds 201602250034: Feb. 25; Whitman, Russell A., 3608 158th Place SE, Bothell 201602250035: Feb. 25; George, Danielle F. (+), 5522 190th St. SW, Lynnwood




201602180182: Feb. 18; Allen, Margarethe (+), PO Box 12651, Everett 201602220079: Feb. 22; Robinson, Wendy (+), 5123 81st Place SW, Unit 4, Mukilteo 201602220080: Feb. 22; Espinoza, Gloria (+), 19930 Ninth Ave. W, Lynnwood 201602220081: Feb. 22; Reid, David D., 18008 Baldwin Road, Bothell 201602240096: Feb. 24; Petitte, Steven, 923 E Marine View Drive, Apt. B, Everett 201602240097: Feb. 24; Tariske, Steven T., 15406 Cascadian Way, Lynnwood 201602240098: Feb. 24; Hampton Electric Inc., 1729 181st Place SW, Lynnwood 201602240099: Feb. 24; Benedetto, Judy M. (+), 15733 35th Drive SE, Bothell 201602240100: Feb. 24; Porter, Joy L., 6332 107th Place NE, Marysville 201602240101: Feb. 24; Oliver, William D., 10812 19th Ave. SE, Everett 201602240102: Feb. 24; Daher, Michael W., 18110 100th St. NE, Granite Falls 201602240103: Feb. 24; Skinner, Teresa (+), 29415 40th Ave. NW, Stanwood 201602240104: Feb. 24; Mika, Kelly Gooding (+), PO Box 1677, Marysville 201602240105: Feb. 24; Mika, Adam, PO Box 1677, Marysville 201602240106: Feb. 24; Shaffer, Sherry L. (+), 19818


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PUBLIC RECORDS Bankruptcy filings

Nancy Loraine Rairdan; attorney for joint debtors: Teri E. Johnson; filed: Feb. 9; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 16-10705-MLB: Chapter 7, Christine Yoonsoon Jung; attorney for debtor: Young Oh; filed: Feb. 12; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature

The following Snohomish County businesses or individuals filed business-related bankruptcies with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington from Feb. 1-29. 16-10629-MLB: Chapter 7, Daniel Lee Rairdan and

18; Batchelder, Karlene, 3817 168th St. NE, Suite 6, Arlington 201602180187: Feb. 18; Fox Insulation Inc., PO Box 3293, Arlington 201602180188: Feb. 18; Hill, Steven J., 17108 Third Place W, Bothell 201602180189: Feb. 18; Hampton, Arlene E., 5001 168th St. SW, Apt. A101, Lynnwood 201602180190: Feb. 18; Cloyd, Shelly E. (+), 1814 111th Drive SE, Lake Stevens 201602180191: Feb. 18; Ross, Michael J., 11105 Seventh Place W, No. 3C, Everett 201602180192: Feb. 18; Korzynek, Mirjana (+), 3116 104th Place SE, Everett 201602180193: Feb. 18; Snowden, Leann M. (+), 9012 60th St. NE, Lake Stevens 201602180194: Feb. 18; Davis, Thomas E., 12809 W Macs Loop Road, Granite Falls

2212, Redmond 201602090367: Feb. 9; Harrys Shell & Highland Texaco (+), 20202 Highway 99, Lynnwood 201602090368: Feb. 9; Orca Electrical Contractors, PO Box, 14693 Mill Creek 201602090370: Feb. 9; Paul, Timothy M., 12107 30th St. NE, Lake Stevens 201602090371: Feb. 9; Brian Van Laar Trucking Inc., PO Box 867, Marysville 201602090372: Feb. 9; Lawler, Margo (+), 905 118th St. NE, Marysville 201602090373: Feb. 9; Tamarack Saloon (+), 18802 Smokey Pointe Blvd., Arlington 201602180184: Feb. 18; Asphalt Services & Paving, 1025 Ludwig Road, Snohomish 201602180185: Feb. 18; Cox, Jeffrey E., 3401 Oakes Ave., Apt. 3, Everett 201602180186: Feb.

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Release of federal tax lien — paid for 201602020151: Feb. 2; Ruch, William U., 12650 NE, Seventh St. Bellevue 201602160701: Feb. 16; Journey General Contracting, 11412 206th St. SE, Snohomish

Withdrawal of federal tax lien 201602240128: Feb. 24; Schmeising, Debra A., 13627 26th Ave. SE, Mill Creek

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