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COVER STORIES Everett booster Pat McClain and Dream Dinners co-founder Tina Kuna win this year’s Jackson and Fluke awards, 5-8

BUSINESS NEWS Beer tap handles are a way for breweries to capture eyes. . . . . . . . . 4 Everett teacher garners “Today Show”attention with invention. . . . . 9 SCORE is making headway in Snohomish County . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Funko’s getting serious about extending its digital reach. . . . . . . . 12

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BUSINESS BUILDERS Tom Hoban: Whidbey company aims to reinvent the home. . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Monika Kristofferson: How to achieve the spectacular. . . . . . . . . . 15 BUSINESS BRIEFS . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 PUBLIC RECORDS . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 BANKRUPTCIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 BUSINESS LICENSES . . . . . . . 20-21 ECONOMIC DATA . . . . . . . . . 22-23

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Ornate or simple, tap handles draw sales By Aaron Swaney

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Arlington’s Skookum Brewery uses a carved wooden bear claw. Bothell’s Decibel Brewing recycles old microphones. Everett’s Scuttlebutt features a mermaid, which to be fair, is far from beautiful. “The saying went if the mermaid started to look good then you’d had enough,” said Matt Stromberg, head brewer at Everett’s Scuttlebutt Brewing Beer tap handles come in all shapes and sizes, but they have one purpose: To get that customer sitting on the other side of the bar to give the beer a try. “In a more competitive, on-premise market, making your brand more visible and grabbing consumer attention is more important than ever,” said Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson. “Repeat purchase will be based on many factors, primarily beer quality and flavor, but a handle is clearly an important part of gaining a customer’s attention in the first place.” Bartenders tug on tap handles hundreds of times a night. They covet the creative ones. The annoying ones usually find a home in a box under the bar. “I like to think about what tap handle you’d want in a battle. You know, for a zombie apocalypse,” said Doug Hall, co-owner of The Independent Beer Bar in Everett. “It’s got to be weighty and pointy, right?” Cudgels aside, as long as faucets have poured beer, there has been something to adorn it advertising the liquid behind the tap. The best are intricately designed carvings that relate to the beer somehow or colorful creations that glimmer among the sea of other handles. “It’s becoming harder and harder to stand out,” said Scuttlebutt’s Stromberg. “You want your tap handle to resonate and grab attention.” Familiarity is also important. “You want your tap handle to be recognizable from across the room,” said R.J. Whitlow, owner and head brewer of Marysville’s 5 Rights Brewing. “You want people to look over and immediately know you’re on tap.” Whitlow designed his tap handles to be wood and have the brewery’s five-point logo on top. He still distributes his own beer to restaurants and taprooms like NYP Everett and Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grill, and brings along the handles to go with the beer. For most breweries, tap handles are mass-produced, ranging in cost from $5 to $20, and given to distributors, who then pass them along to accounts to never be seen again. Well, except online. “Tap handles can be a huge expense,” Stromberg said. “If you go on eBay there’s a market for these things. Bars will ‘forget’ to give them back and all of a sudden they’re online. Our KEXP tap handles went quick and now they’re collector’s items.” Ironically, tap handles aren’t all that great for the faucets they’re attached to. Some bars and taprooms are moving away from the big, bulky tap handles, which can create too much leverage on faucets,

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A metal beer tap handle is added at The Independent on Hewitt Avenue in Everett. Below left: Skookum Brewery in Arlington uses a carved wooden bear claw. Below right: As the joke went, when the mermaid on the bar tap handle started looking good, the customer had had enough beer.

instead opting for the standard 3-inchtall generic black handles. One too many hard pulls from the top of a large handle by an overzealous, inexperienced bartender can cause leaking or break a faucet. Sometimes tap handles are just too unwieldy. Hall, of The Independent, said that a recent Goose Island Brewing tap handle was so wide it took out handles on each side of it. A bartender would pour a Goose Island beer and another handle would come along for the ride, spilling

beer all over the bar. Most of the larger craft breweries farm out the manufacturing of their tap handles. Seattle’s Taphandles is a major design and manufacturing company that specializes in creating tap handles and other point-of-purchase products for craft breweries around the world. In Snohomish County, Terrene, Inc., works with a number of local breweries, including 5 Rights and Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewing, to design and fabricate products, including tap handles, coasters, nameplates and more. Shane Mathieson, who has worked at Terrene for 13 years, helps breweries take the ideas in their heads and turn them into reality. He said he’s made tap handles out of stainless steel, plastic, wood

and other metals. Most then go under a laser to cut designs or etch and burn logos and names. Some breweries go the do-it-yourself route. Decibel Brewing’s Corey Cook and Ben Endicott took their first love, music, and their long history in the industry as audio engineers as inspiration for their tap handles. They took all of the old microphones they collected over the years, modified them and outfitted their taps with them. Endicott even reached out to the famous microphone manufacturer Rode Microphones to complete Decibel’s collection. “I sent an email to Rode asking if they had any scratch-and-dent mic bodies that they couldn’t sell,” Endicott said. “They were happy to ship us a box of four mics, with no insides.” In need of a quick, cheap solution when his brewery first opened, Frank Sandoval, owner of SnoTown Brewing in Snohomish, also used music as the source for his tap handles. He fashioned drumsticks around a hex nut and used epoxy to hold them together to create unique tap handles. They work so well, he’s kept them in place ever since. Drumsticks might make a solid weapon, but Hall has his eye on a Breakside Brewing tap handle The Independent recently put on. “You see this? They have an aluminum lawn chair on the back of their tap handle,” Hall said, pointing at the thin, gray metallic object protruding from the back of Breakside’s tap handle. “That’s a great tap handle.”


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Doing big things well for Everett By Jennifer Sasseen

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e was born at the end of World War II clear across the country in Maine, where his father was an Army Air Corps lieutenant in charge of a radio detachment at Dow Field, now part of the Bangor International Airport. After a stint in his parents’ Iowa hometown of Dubuque, he grew up the oldest of five children in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance, only moving north in 1976. Still, Pat McClain belongs to Everett. “He is really Everett, through and through,” Mayor Ray Stephanson said. McClain, 71, is this year’s winner of the Henry M. Jackson Award, named for the late longtime U.S. Senator from Everett and given to a person who’s shown outstanding community service and a strong commitment to the region’s business interests. It’s a fitting award for McClain, who retired last year as Everett’s executive director of governmental affairs and had his hand in a string of projects over the years benefiting Everett and the broader community, including Naval Station Everett, Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett and the Everett AquaSox. McClain’s “sort of an unsung hero,” Stephanson said. “He just quietly went about making things happen, getting things done.” Whatever the project, you could count on McClain, he ­— and others — said. “If Pat said he was going to do something, you could take it to the bank and cash a check,” said Bob Drewel, senior adviser to Washington State University President Kirk Schulz. A former Snohomish County executive and Everett Community College president, Drewel said he’s known McClain nearly 40 years and admires the man’s principles and ethics. He described McClain as “remarkably resilient,” very well-known in Olympia and always looking out for Everett’s interests, as did “Scoop” Jackson, the award’s

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Pat McClain on the grand staircase in the new WSU North Puget Sound at Everett building on Broadway.

namesake. “He’s a pleasure to work with and an even greater pleasure to call a friend,” Drewel said. Doug Levy, the city’s lobbyist for many years, said he first met McClain in 1994, while McClain was working in community relations for Everett Community College. Levy took over as government affairs director for then-Mayor Ed Hansen. That first meeting did not go well. New to the city, Levy said he faced “a steep learning curve” and McClain questioned whether he was up to the job. McClain later apologized, Levy said, and he admired McClain all the more for that. McClain had a hand in Everett’s big “legacy” projects over the years, Levy

said, but there were also a lot of smaller projects “that add up to big things,” such as transportation improvements. “He’s just one of those glue guys, I think, for the Everett community,” he said. McClain himself credits his successful career to “visionary” leaders, including the late Elson Floyd, the WSU president who helped bring a four-year university to Everett. “I was fortunate to work for a couple of mayors who were like that,” he said. “Bill Moore in the ‘80s and Ray Stephanson in the 2000s, who would move forward and put people, time, money and talent and political capital into an idea because they believed in it.” It was Moore who, in the 1980s, literally laid the foundation that would allow

Everett to become what it is today, instigating a plan to repair the city’s aging water and sewer system. “Moore recognized the fact that our infrastructure was so deteriorated that we’re not going to attract anything until we address it,” McClain said. “And right after that happened all of a sudden we became a quality candidate for a Navy base.” And it was under the leadership of Stephanson, Everett’s longest-serving mayor, that the city was finally able to bring a four-year university to town. That was the culmination of a decadeslong crusade that included studies funded in the ‘90s by a triumvirate that McClain said has worked well over the years: Continued on Page 6

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the city, the port and the business community. “To me, it is bridging,” he said of his role, and that of others working to improve Everett. “It’s having partners throughout the community, having trust in one another. None of this is one-person, two-person. In the political arenas in particular.” Hundreds of people worked in the city’s campaign to secure and keep a Navy base in Everett, as well as in the continual campaign for Boeing, McClain said. People “you never saw before” came out to improve a field for a minor-league baseball team that would become the Everett AquaSox. Many people including McClain had wrenches in their hands and volunteer “electrical workers were up on huge ladders putting in the field lights,” he said. “It was a barn-raising.” That community spirit came out again to help move the Weyerhaeuser Building, after the company left town in the ‘90s and McClain, who’d worked briefly for Weyerhaeuser in public relations, asked if they’d give the iconic building to the community for $1. “It was built in 1921 as a demonstration of wood,” he said. “In 1921. So it’s very scalloped, it’s high-peaked, very ornate. It looks like a Christmas house.” Maritime contractors on the waterfront helped raise the money to move it to 18th and Marine View Drive.

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“If Pat said he was going to do something, you could take it to the bank and cash a check.” — Bob Drewel The Chamber of Commerce occupied it for a time, but then it sat vacant for years, until the port fit it into its latest development plan. “And I was there last summer when they put it on rollers and took it down to Waterfront Park now,” McClain said. “But I was looking at it and saying, it’s interesting, you see the results of your decision that you made 20 years ago. “But that’s another grand example of Everett stepping up.” When McClain arrived in Everett in 1976, newly married and hired by the chamber to help it get out of debt and build its membership, the city was a mill town that was losing its mills. The population was 52,001 and it stayed that way for about 10 years, he said. McClain worked to change that. “I can remember,” McClain said, “I went to my board and I said, ‘You know, in the last year you’ve lost 35 business and civic leaders.’ And they said, ‘What do you mean?’ I said, ‘Death, retirement, transfer and relocation.’ And I counted their wives. We lost 35.” He’d also noticed it was taking newcomers quite a while to get mainstreamed, McClain said. The chamber took it upon

itself to create orientation classes that grew into a separate entity now known as Leadership Snohomish County. And when the chamber lent its support to a ballot measure to switch from a three-commissioner form of county government to the five-member county council it is today, a Herald editorial gave the chamber credit for its passage, McClain said. “I took an organization that was $30,000 in debt and viewed as a civic club,” he said, “and within a couple of years we were one of the community entities that were given credit for the change in county government.” It’s the city’s willingness to pitch in that has helped Everett grow, he said. Today the population has doubled and the area continues to improve, with renowned hospitals like Providence and Children’s and now a new medical school planned by WSU, as well as a host of businesses and amenities that make Everett more diverse and attractive to families. “You’ve got an arena, you’ve got a hockey team,” McClain said. “None of that was here in 1976. And the baseball team. The whole concept of tourism

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Making better world one meal at a time Snohomish’s Dream Dinners co-founder honored for global outreach of business By Jocelyn Robinson

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ina Kuna knew one of her customers at Dream Dinners was going through a difficult situation. Kuna, who had co-founded the meal-assembly company with Stephanie Allen a few years prior, decided to provide dinners to the woman and her family. “We assembled her meals and brought them to her house,” Kuna said. “Come to find out, her husband was diagnosed with cancer and had a very short time to live.” Months later, Kuna received a thankyou note from the woman, who said that having those pre-made dinners meant she had one less thing to worry about during one of the worst times of her life. The woman also sent a check for $50 and asked Kuna to pay it forward. “The funny thing is, I’ve never cashed that check,” Kuna said. “I’ve used it as reminder that that was my goal. I knew that someday we would be able to create a nonprofit organization that would be able to focus on the health of families.” In 2005, Kuna started the Living the Dream Foundation, a nonprofit focused on feeding families. In the years since, the foundation has supported kids with leukemia and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation’s main focus now is meal-packing events that help feed families locally and across the globe. For her work in the community, Kuna is the recipient of this year’s John M. Fluke Sr. Community Leader Award from the Economic Alliance Snohomish County. The award “recognizes an individual who

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Tina Kuna, who co-founded Dream Dinners, has won the John M. Fluke award. Kuna, who is photographed in the Mill Creek location of her business, has started the Living the Dream Foundation, a nonprofit focused on feeding families.

has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, and business and community leadership coupled with significant community contribution and commitment,” according to the EASC website. Allen, Kuna’s business partner, led the effort to nominate her for the award. “I came into the office after I read the description of the Fluke award, and I said ‘Isn’t that Tina?’ And everyone went, ‘Yeah, that’s her!’” Allen said. “We started Dream Dinners to help friends and family get dinner on the table so they could have great kids. She’s taken it to the next level and really contributed

to raising great kids around the world.” What eventually became Dream Dinners began as sort of a girls’ night out for Allen and Kuna’s friends. Allen, who has a background in catering, planned some easy-to-assemble meals that they could take home and freeze. “We all at that time had school-aged kids and we were trying to make life at home just a little easier,” Kuna said. “The whole reason behind this is to make dinner time a protected time that you get to connect with your family.” Word spread and Allen was getting emails and phone calls from more and

more people who wanted to join in, Kuna said. “We just kept having to add nights to accommodate everybody,” she said. “We discovered, ‘Oh my gosh, we have a business here.’” Allen asked Kuna to handle the business side of the company and the two have followed the same pattern for the past 15 years — Allen leads the food creative team and Kuna leads the finance team. “We don’t play in each other’s sandContinued on Page 8

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box,” Allen said with a laugh. The first Dream Dinners store opened in Everett in 2002; the company began franchising in 2003 and there are now 85 stores in 25 states. Kuna said she was surprised by the nationwide recognition — including newspaper and magazine stories and television highlights — Dream Dinners received when the company first started. “Everyone seemed to be struggling with the same issues we were struggling with — how to have time at home and protect that family dinner hour that we grew up with,” she said. “Relationships are really built around dinner time because that might be the only hour that you get to spend together per day.” Allen pointed out the impact having a home-cooked family meal can have on kids. “They’re going to be healthier and have better mental health,” she said. “They’re going to make a bigger impact on their communities with having that home-cooked dinner.” The nonprofit Living the Dream Foundation has recently partnered with the Friends and Family Community Connection to host meal-packing events where volunteers assemble nonperishable rice dinners. “It’s a fun, fast-paced event where everyone walks away feeling great about what they’ve done and that they were able to contribute,” Kuna said.

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“You can see generationally the impact that Tina made because she was raised eating around the dinner table.” — Stephanie Allen, Dream Dinners co-founder Learning about the FFCC’s meal assembly and distribution program was an “a-ha” moment for Kuna. “It mirrors exactly what Dream Dinners is trying to do in our own community around the dinner table,” she said. “Our vision with Dream Dinners is to grow great kids. Well what about those families who aren’t able to come to Dream Dinners?” The meal-packing events are sponsored by Dream Dinners locations across the country. The rice dinners contain 21 essential vitamins and are 52 percent protein, and can help reverse the side effects of malnutrition, Kuna said. One-third of those meals are distributed among local food banks and outreach programs, and two-thirds are sent abroad to Tanzania and Haiti. Allen said they started Dream Dinners so local families could raise great kids; she never thought of taking that concept around the world. “I wanted to raise great kids in Snohomish County,” she said. “But then Tina took it to the next step and said, ‘Well let’s get dinners to Haiti and Tanzania.’ Each event raises 100,000 to 150,000 dinners

that goes to families overseas so they can raise great kids.” At a meal-assembly event in Snohomish two years ago, volunteers assembled 150,000 meals. “The community just came out in droves,” Kuna said. “We had over 1,000 volunteers and in four hours we assembled 150,000 meals, which was amazing. “It’s allowing this avenue for others to make a difference and educate them a little bit about what goes on even in our community,” she added. “We have hungry people here in Snohomish, we have hungry people in Everett — it’s a huge issue we want to help address, even if it’s just one rice bag at a time.” Snohomish High School has become involved in the meal-packing events as well, assembling 75,000 meals at the school, Kuna said. Another event is planned for May. “(Students are) reaching out to surrounding schools, even the elementary schools to help them do fundraising and decorate boxes for the food that’s going abroad,” she said, adding that every student can participate in the event, either through fundraising or with the meal

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assembly. Allen, who’s been friends with Kuna for 30 years, said she’s proud that Kuna is receiving recognition for her spirit. “Everything Tina does is with the most pure heart,” Allen said. “There’s no one I know that lives their business and their family life and their work ethic with more integrity than Tina does. “The admiration I have for her goes beyond being both a business partner and a good friend.” Allen said her first thought when she learned Kuna received the Fluke Award was that she wanted to bring Kuna’s parents to award ceremony with them. They raised Kuna at the dinner table, and Kuna’s children and grandchildren were raised the same way. “You can see generationally the impact that Tina made because she was raised eating around the dinner table,” she said. “Gathering families around food is built into a woman’s DNA,” she added. “We want to nurture and we’re nurturing families around the dinner table with food, no matter what county we’re in.” Kuna’s work with Dream Dinners and the Living the Dream Foundation is a natural extension of the volunteer work she’s done throughout the community, from cancer walks to fundraising bike rides to serving hot meals at a Snohomish church. “I’ve kind of lived by if you see a need, you fill the need,” Kuna said. “When the opportunities present themselves, I feel lead to walk through that door and do the

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Everett PE teacher invents space saver Picture frame that folds out for counter space gets ‘Today’ show attention

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EVERETT — Johanna Paige Hilde bought her dream home in Everett with a view to die for, but the bathroom came with no actual counter space. “What do you do with a pedestal sink and a toilet?” Paige Hilde asked. “Where do you put your coffee? Your contacts? Nowhere. I sat in my little tiny bathroom, and I tried to figure it out and figure it out.” For weeks, she found herself in a weird place. She was in the bathroom, holding a coffee mug as she looked at a picture above her toilet in the bathroom, thinking to herself, “If only the frame could come down, kind of like a Murphy bed. Then it could become a counter top.” And that’s when it came to her — why not make a picture frame that opens and features extra cabinet space? The Everett School District physical education teacher sketched out the idea, worked on it and then received a patent. She worked with a factory in Asia to start production for her invention, Flip

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Frame. Just as the Flip Frame was launching, she received a whopping amount of free publicity. Steve Greenberg, who wrote the book “Gadget Nation,” selected Flip Frames as a product he talked about on the “Today” show on Feb. 23. “It’s scary, doing this at this point in my life,” she said. “I mean, I’m 59. In three years, I could retire from teaching.” But Paige Hilde hasn’t been showing any fear as she strikes out into the world of marketing. “We’re being covered all over the place,” she said. Her product, while it initially made its debut as a bathroom item, is kind of a catch-all organization tool.

She’s been pleased with the reception that Flip Frame has received so far. Stories have been written about the product in several blogs and at least 10 magazines. The exposure has been varied — it’s been written about in massage, homeschooling and even RV-centric magazines. But but they all have something in common — the need to keep things organized. She’s been selling the product through Amazon. Her favorite part about using Amazon has been the ease of it all. “Amazon takes care of the customer service. They take care of the shipping. I receive a notification when one gets shipped out.” Customers have purchased about 100

Flip Frames a month at $129 per frame. She’s had most of her sales in Florida, but sales are coming from all over, including more than 40 states. The Flip Frame sits on a French hinge — a wood frame holder that bolts to the wall in preparation to hold the rest of the piece. The front flips down to a 17 inch by 21 inch counter top. The edge is magnetically sealed so that with a quick pull, you can change the stock photo — a picture of Skagit Valley tulips — to a personal photo, another print or even a thin mirror. “You can change it for the seasons as you go, you can put your kid’s artwork in it,” she said. The frame when it’s flipped down and becomes counter space can hold six pounds of weight. The cabinet space behind the picture can store up to 20 pounds of weight. She’s made a video for Flip Frames at her website at www.myflipframe.com so people can see her product in action. “It’s visual. It needs to be seen. It takes 15 seconds to change the picture,” she said. “This is the little product that could.”


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A pollinator for small businesses SCORE helps small businesses like Snohomish County Bee Co. get off ground By Jim Davis

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SNOHOMISH — Cory Marchand describes his new business this way. “If it flies, has wings and pollinates and is typically loved by all, we sell something around that,” Marchand said. He and his wife Sarah took over the Beez Neez Apiary in Snohomish earlier this year. They’re changing the name of the business to the Snohomish County Bee Company. The store at 403 Maple Ave., Suite A, in Snohomish, sells organic honey, beekeeping supplies, beekeeping protective clothing and even bees to start new hives. “We love it,” Marchand said. “We love the beekeeping community. We have the ability to really evangelize beekeeping to the next generation of beekeepers.” The Marchands did their homework before purchasing the business. And even after they did that, they scheduled a meeting with Jack Stiegler, who heads up the Sno-Isle SCORE branch, a group that helps mentor new business owners. Marchand, who also works as a Microsoft computer security engineer, felt they were prepared to take on the new business, but there were unknowns that Stiegler helped them navigate. “I think we would be in a much different place if we didn’t have SCORE and Jack especially,” Marchand said. SCORE is a nonprofit with 11,000 volunteers and 330 chapters across the U.S. Most of the volunteers have been successful at business who offer advice through email, video conferencing and face to face meetings as well as workshops. The program was established by an act of Congress in 1969 and is affiliated with the Small Business Administration. The name is a now disused acronym of Service Core of Retired Executives, Stiegler said. “You say why don’t we change it,” Stiegler said. “Well, it’s kind of a joke. We were formed by an act of Congress. It would take an act of Congress to change it.” The Seattle chapter has been around for years, but the chapter started branch locations to help people who find it difficult to get to downtown Seattle. The Sno-Isle chapter started last year and now has about a dozen mentors. “Sometimes we have a one and done,” said Stiegler, who lives in the unincorporated area near Snohomish. “Our goal is continued mentoring. We will continue mentoring for as long as they want. We’ve had people going to their mentor for 15 years.” Stiegler points to the owner of Mud Bay, the pet store owner who has created a successful business in the Puget Sound

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Cory Marchand teaches a beekeeping class at Keep It Simple Farm in Redmond. Marchand and his wife, Sarah, took over the Beez Neez Apiary in Snohomish earlier this year and are changing the name to the Snohomish County Bee Company.

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Honey products at Cory and Sarah Marchand’s Snohomish County Bee Company store in Snohomish.

area, but still continues to meet with a mentor. The local chapter is looking for more mentors and more people to mentor, Stiegler said. Sno-Isle SCORE also works with the Northwest Innovation Resource Center, which helps fledglings entrepreneurs. Stiegler comes from a management background including working for Safeco in Seattle. His bench of mentors include a former airline pilot and lawyer, former bankers, an architect and a former newpaper publisher and executive. The newspaper executive, Bob Carlson, started working with SCORE last year. He said he’s found it enriching helping

other businesses. “I thought I knew everything in business,” Carlson said. “I had to go take course that brought me up to speed on what makes sense on new business plans and that kind of stuff.” Stiegler, who has been working with SCORE since 1998, has helped hundreds of businesses over the years. In Snohomish County, he’s helped out a variety of people, including another woman who wanted to start a church and a woman who wanted to grow her pole-dancing fitness business. “I go from pole dancing to churches, I never know what people will want to talk to me about,” Stiegler jokes.

He also meets with people who want to start businesses, but may not be prepared or have enough resources. “We get a lot of tire kickers,” Stiegler said. “A lot of people come and they’ve got a good idea, but they got no money. You have to tell them you’re going to have a find some money. You’ve got to find a friend. You’ve got to find a partner. You have to find some money, because you can’t borrow the type of money you need with nothing.” The Marchands were prepared. They had the profit and loss reports and business taxes from the Beez Neez Apiary. When they met, Stiegler even joked about why they would need him. Still Stiegler helped them lift the veil of uncertainty about taking the step of buying the business. Even though they were prepared, the Marchands still had to go to several banks to find one that would finance purchasing the business. Throughout all of this, Stiegler and SCORE helped them persevere. “It’s not well known enough,” Marchand said. “If anyone has any interest in starting a business, I think SCORE should be their first stop.”


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Funko ramps up digital efforts Everett toy company releases videos, sells digital collectibles, explores video game By Jim Davis

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EVERETT — Picture this: Deadpool selling chimichangas from a food truck on a freeway overpass while battling supervillain Venom. Now imagine it in Funko’s unique art style. The short animated video racked up more than 2 million views on YouTube since it was released in December. The video was a collaboration among Everett-based Funko, Marvel Entertainment and a studio in England with the ever-soclever name of A Large Evil Corporation. “That was a great opportunity to work with Marvel’s most popular characters,” said Mark Robben, Funko’s marketing director. “It was a great script, Evil Corp did a great job with it and Marvel helped us getting it in front of their fan base.” The one-minute, 40-second video, another one featuring Guardians of the Galaxy superheroes Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot and a third with Spider-Man, Iron Man and a mesmerized Loki clucking like a chicken were a chance to tell mini-stories using Funko’s art style. The videos exceeded Marvel’s expectations, said Cort Lane, Marvel’s senior vice president of Animation & Family Entertainment, in an email. “We knew that we loved the shorts, but the fan reception was totally beyond our expectations. And the views on social media were incredible! The fans keep demanding more, which is always a good sign. I’m still as giddy as Deadpool with his Chimichanga,” Lane wrote. Funko made its name making vinyl figurines and has expanded into apparel, stuffed toys and housewares with licensing deals on some of the hottest characters in pop culture. The company is now expanding its digital reach with animated shorts, promotional videos and plans for much more. Funko, which earned more than $400 million in revenues last year and is relocating its headquarters to downtown Everett this summer, started doing animated shorts in 2015. The company has developed a unique cartoony, animeinspired style of characters. Initially, the videos were tied to new releases of new figures. The company would put out a box with collectibles and other gear and promote the new box with an animated short. The company contracted with Evil Corp, which is based in Bath, England, to do the videos. Last year, Funko made longer videos that weren’t tied to any releases: “We realized we could make something a little more entertaining if we added a narrative

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Funko first made animated promotional videos in 2015 and has been expanding the effort with longer, more story-focused videos released in December. Deadpool is the star of one of the animated videos made as a collaboration between Everett-based Funko, Marvel Entertainment and studio A Large Evil Corporation.

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One of the longer, narrative-driven videos included Rocket Raccoon and Baby Groot from “The Guardians of the Galaxy” movie series.

bend,” Robben said. The videos are part-marketing, part-cementing the Funko brand. On the three longer videos, Funko worked closely with Marvel. “Marvel approves anything that is created,” Robben said. “They have the final say, but the ideas sometime originate at Marvel, they sometimes originate at Funko and they sometimes originate with Evil Corp.” Funko isn’t alone in using animation for its marketing efforts. Starbucks created a series of animated videos called “1st and Main” last fall. Crayola created animated characters of its crayons during its holiday sales push last winter.

The company that blazed the trail is Lego, which has television shows, movies and video games made with characters in the Lego art style. “I think Lego is the gold standard,” Robben said. “They have the Lego movie, “Lego Batman.” They have made video games animated with Lego characters. That’s the company that’s pushed it the hardest and they’ve been the most successful at it. “Anyone would wish for that kind of success.” A Funko movie would be fun, but there are no plans to do anything like that at the moment, Robben said. A video game could be on the horizon, Robben said.

“It’s something that we’ve explored in a limited basis in 2016, but we’re going much harder after that market in 2017,” Robben said. Funko is also exploring another novel entry into the digital world. The company is working with a Brooklyn, New York, start-up called Quidd to sell digital collectibles of Funko figures that can be stored and traded. Quidd offers an app available on iPhone operating systems currently. Funko plans to produce even more videos in the near future, including one starring Wonder Woman and another celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Whether the videos are promotional or just telling a story, fans can usually buy the vinyl figurines of everything seen in the video. So, yes, fans of the Deadpool video can buy a Funko Deadpool figure complete with a chimichanga truck. Venom is sold separately.


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$26 million hotel going up in Lynnwood Planned City Center area site of new Hilton Garden Inn By Jim Davis

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LYNNWOOD — Construction has started on a $26 million, sixstory hotel in Lynnwood, another piece of the puzzle of the city’s fledgling downtown. The 155-room Hilton Garden Inn at 3801 Alderwood Mall Boulevard is expected to be finished by July 2018. The hotel is a core piece to Lynnwood’s City Center vision for the city, which includes two under-construction apartment buildings with 650 units. “We’re attempting through the City Center to create a more urban

environment,” said Dustin Akers, the City Center program manager. The seven-story CityCenter Apartments and eight-story City Center Senior Living Apartments were the first time in Lynnwood’s history that cranes were used for construction, Akers said. When those open this summer — and the hotel opens a year later — hundreds of people will live and stay in Lynnwood’s City Center, which is expected to spur further development. All three of the projects are visible from I-5. “It’s definitely great to have these high-rise buildings tell the story of what’s going on here,” Akers said. The Hilton Garden Inn is being built by Virgin-

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The six-story Hilton Garden Inn is being built next to I-5 in Lynnwood. The hotel is expected to open in summer 2018.

ia-based Kalyan Hospitality. Thomas Builders is the general contractor. The hotel will feature an indoor pool, an outdoor pool deck, an outdoor terrace, a fitness center and meeting space as well as a restaurant and a lounge.

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LYNNWOOD — CarMax made its debut in the Puget Sound area with stores opening in late March in Lynnwood and Puyallup. The national used-car chain hosted a party at its Lynnwood dealership at 21317 Highway 99. “I’m from the Northwest, so the opportunity to bring CarMax as a brand to the community — to be back in the lovely rain — is exciting,” said David Thompson, the Lynnwood general manager who most recently worked for the company in Sacramento, California. CarMax is a publicly traded company that bills itself as the nation’s largest used auto dealership. About 100 people gathered for the festivities at the Lynnwood store. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. “We’re thrilled to have these first two stores in the Puget Sound area,”

Bill Nash, president and CEO of CarMax. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the community.” CarMax also plans to open a third store in Renton in the near future. The Lynnwood lot has about 300 cars and trucks available although Thompson said the company has 50,000 cars and trucks that can be transferred between locations. The dealership is built on the 9-acre site of the former Detroit Autoworks property. The Lynnwood store is about 20,000 square feet. CarMax doesn’t disclose the cost of individual dealerships but earlier said new ones typically cost between $10 million to $25 million. About 70 people will work at the store in Lynnwood, and the two stores will have a combined 200 employees. The dealership is still looking to fill jobs in several departments. People can apply at http://jobs. carmax.com.

The hotel is immediately adjacent to the CityCenter Apartments and construction had to wait until that project was well under way, Akers said. Crews began doing groundwork in February,

but the project will soon start going up vertically, he said. The apartments and the hotel are a 10-minute walk away from the planned Lynnwood light rail station, which is scheduled to open in 2023.

The hotel builder was attracted to the site because of its proximity to the Lynnwood Convention Center, which has hosted more than 4,000 events and 750,000 guests over the past 10 years, according to Robert Bhat, a director in Marcus Millchamp Capital Corportation, which arranged for funding for the project. Financing for projects of this size can be challenging, he said. “However, in this case, there is an experienced hotel developer/operator with a strong track record who knows the market well,” Bhat said in a statement. “In addition, this asset will have an incredible location adjacent to the Lynnwood Convention Center. It will be the closest of any hotel and will feature a walkway to the convention center.”

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Bierschenk sold his home (a classic wood sailboat) to bootstrap Geoship in his hometown on Whidbey Island. The small team is raising capital from early customers and Angel investors to complete product development and start manufacturing. “The bioceramic dome is our dream home, and we’d like to affordably

mass produce it for others,” he says. He admits they are ambitious, but contends they have no choice. “As artists, our job is to save the soul of mankind from the corners and straight lines of a dominant world view. That doesn’t happen overnight. So we’re starting small. Our first products are unique creative studios for backyards and retreat centers.” There’s early interest, according to Bierschenk. “Our homes seem to do very well in creative and contrarian towns around the world.” The company keeps a second office in Reykjavik, Iceland where their product has proven to be a great fit. “Over time, as the concept gains traction, we expect demand to explode and we’ll be training contractors to build affordable bioceramic communities.” Ceramic, he explains,

acts very differently than concrete. “It requires new equipment and new methods. It also opens the door to a new world of sustainable biologic architecture.” “Our technology packs structure, insulation, texture, and color into a single all-ceramic panel. We’ll crater the current home ownership cost spreadsheets and democratize architectural creativity,” he says with an infectious enthusiasm. Bierschenk invites anyone interested to come visit their website and get in touch. “It’s a disruptive technology for a vitally important industry. Our goal is to cooperate with everyone.” Tom Hoban is CEO of The Coast Group of Companies. Contact him at 425-339-3638 or tomhoban@coastmgt.com or visit www.coastmgt.com. Twitter: @Tom_P_Hoban.

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t the end of the day, if you sat down and wrote a list of everything you did for the entire day, I feel confident your list would be really long because you were probably busy as soon as your feet hit the floor in the morning. It’s easy for the good intentions of meeting new goals to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day activities. But, if we want to up our game personally and professionally, we can’t let busyness be an excuse for lack of results in reaching our goals. You’re still going to be busy because life isn’t going to stop and wait for you to hit a new milestone. So, it’s up to you to find a way to keep up with the daily grind and keep those goals going strong with forward momentum leading the way to your success. Follow these strategies to help you fit working on your goals into your schedule regularly: Write down specific goals. The first step to meeting your goals is to know what they are — simple. You have to know exactly what you’re setting out to do by being very deliberate and specific from the get go, no vague goals allowed here. When you’re specific from the outset, it will allow you to create a road map to your destination and break big goals into small steps. Example of a vague goal: Write a book.

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EVERETT — The American College Counseling Association has named Everett Community College Counselor Earl Martin as its Counselor of the Earl Martin Year. The national award recognizes a college counselor who has made a significant impact on the national, state or local level. Martin has worked at EvCC since 1990.

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Bankruptcy filings The following Snohomish County businesses or individuals filed business-related bankruptcies with U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington from Feb. 1-28. 17-11045-MLB: Chapter 7, Mike’s Roofing, Inc.; attorney for debtor: Noel P. Shillito; attorney for interested party: Joseph Andrew Grube; filed: March 9; assets: yes; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: corporation 17-11203-MLB: Chapter 13, Joy Laureen Porter; attorney for debtor: John L. Hoffer Jr.; attorney for interested party: James K. Miersma; filed: March 3; assets: yes; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 17-11263-MLB: Chapter 7, Samantha M. Robinson; attorney for debtor: Brad L. Puffpaff; filed: March 21; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual

Snohomish County tax liens Tax liens are gathered from online public records filed with the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office. These federal and state liens were filed between March 1-31.

Federal tax liens 201703070433: March 7; Top Secret Paint & Coatings, 18935 59th Ave. NE, Arlington 201703070434: March 7; Caremasters Building Maintenance, 14313 Highway 530 NE, Suite 16, Arlington 201703070435: March 7; Caremasters Building Maintenance, 14313 Highway 530 NE, Suite 16, Arlington 201703070436: March 7; Barrio, Shannon O., 15401 W Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood 201703070437: March 7; Accurate Dentures NW, 1710 100th Place SE, Suite 102, Everett 201703070438: March 7; Quiroga Baena, Juan Jose, 21508 53rd Place W, Mountlake Terrace 201703070439: March 7; Walter, Stephen K., 19928 Bothell Everett Highway, No. 423, Bothell 201703070440: March 7; Decker, Jerry L., 4412 S Third Ave., Everett 201703070441: March 7; Maggio, Courtney, 902 Rucker Ave., Everett 201703070442: March 7; Moro, Tina West, 6421 Adams Log Cabin Road, Snohomish 201703070443: March 7; Widing, Clair, 21605 Chinook Road, Woodway 201703070444: March 7; Worldwind Helicopters Inc., 17804 48th Drive NE, Suite A, Arlington 201703070445: March 7; Harrys Shell & Highland Texaco, 20202 Highway 99, Lynnwood 201703070446: March 7; Ruiz & Associates Inc., 16430 Sixth Ave. W, No. A, Lynnwood 201703070447: March 7; Lafferty, Sally M., 5022 27th Ave. W, Everett 201703070472: March 7; DJ’s Painting Landscaping Company, 9110 42nd St. NE, Lake Stevens 201703070473: March 7; Martinez, Yuliana, 3327 Silver Crest Drive, Mill Creek 201703070474: March 7; Odell Corp., 550 W Baseline Road, Suite 102, Mesa, Arizona 201703070475: March 7; Automatic Entries Inc., 6720 210th St. SW, Suite A, Lynnwood 201703140133: March 14; Menger,

PUBLIC RECORDS

Charlyne, 1531 Rainier Ave., Everett 201703140134: March 14; LJL Entertainment Enterprises Inc., 6020 Evergreen Way, Everett 201703140135: March 14; Ala-Wa Inc., 1227 147th Place SW, Lynnwood 201703140136: March 14; Nbargo Hospitality, 9100 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds 201703150056: March 15; Byrum, Richard A., PO Box 1315, Monroe 201703150057: March 15; Barton, Benjamin J., 5910 147th St. SW, Edmonds 201703150058: March 15; Banning, Gloria A., 3122 174th Place SE, Bothell 201703150059: March 15; Banning, Bruce L, 3122 174th Place SE, Bothell 201703150060: March 15; Everett P10 Inc., PO Box 2312, Lynnwood 201703150061: March 15; Klingler, Susan M., 2408 136th St. SE, Mill Creek 201703150062: March 15; Olson, Gary D. Sr., 219 135th St. SE, Everett 201703150063: March 15; Madison, Laurie L., 2720 Hoyt Ave., Apt. 30, Everett 201703150064: March 15; Automatic Entries Inc., 6720 210th St. SW, Suite A, Lynnwood 201703150065: March 15; Deangelis, Lisa, 19409 Seventh Ave. SE, Bothell 201703210049: March 21; Randall, Jennifer M., 12428 67th Ave. SE, Snohomish 201703210050: March 21; Drexler, Linda K., 21010 120th Drive SE, Snohomish 201703210051: March 21; Lacasse, Elizabeth K., 3217 Grand Ave., Everett 201703210052: March 21; Lacasse, John R., 3217 Grand Ave., Everett 201703210053: March 21; Bundy Carpets Inc., 615 State Ave., Marysville 201703210054: March 21; Ruiz, Sonya, 13321 209th Ave. SE, Monroe 201703210055: March 21; Cree, Brett J., 10910 100th St. NE, Suite D, No. 202, Lake Stevens 201703210056: March 21; Alejandre, Jorge, 14313 Highway 530 NE, Apt. 16, Arlington 201703210058: March 21; Cannon Enterprize Inc., 10108 32nd Ave. W, Everett 201703210059: March 21; Cannon Enterprize Inc., 10108 32nd Ave. W, Everett 201703210060: March 21; Mobile Wash Northwest, PO Box 699, Snohomish 201703210061: March 21; NW Coatings & Concrete, 4722 169th Ave. NE, Snohomish 201703210062: March 21; Advanced Mobility of Arlington, 5406 232nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 201703210063: March 21; Donnelly, Brian J., 907 123rd Ave. NE, Lake Stevens 201703210064: March 21; Lyons, Jacob B., 6103 St. Albion Way, Apt I208, Mountlake Terrace 201703210065: March 21; Lake Stevens Automotive, 9015 Vernon Road, Suite 8, Lake Stevens 201703280479: March 28; Ierien, Nora A., 1242 State Ave., Suite I, PMB 266, Marysville 201703280480: March 28; Seaton, Thaddeus, 5519 107th St. SW, Mukilteo 201703280481: March 28; Deitas, Dexter, 12552 Eighth Ave. W, Apt. H201, Everett 201703280482: March 28; Hammer, Aaron B., 6904 Cedarbough Loop, Arlington 201703280483: March 28; Lauritzen, Fredrick, PO Box 1312, Sultan 201703280484: March 28; Lauritzen, Lori P., PO Box 1312, Sultan 201703280485: March 28; Gutsalo, Yevgeniia, 17128 42nd Drive SE, Bothell 201703280489: March 28; G&S Greenery, 19321 63rd Ave. NE, Arlington 201703280490: March 28; Ankle & Foot Specialists Of Wa Inc., 875 Wesley St., Suite

110, Arlington 201703280491: March 28; Fitzgerald, James R., 3730 Rose Road, Stanwood 201703280492: March 28; Barton, Ernest, 6221 108th St. NE, Marysville 201703280493: March 28; Spearman Corp., 4700 56th Place NE, Marysville 201703280494: March 28; Crawford, Jeremy R., 17910 37th Drive NE, Arlington 201703280495: March 28; Valenzuela, Maria M., 15320 Mill Creek Blvd., Apt W-201, Mill Creek

Employment Security Liens 201703030001: March 3; Thain Boats, State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201703030002: March 3; Just Want Privacy Association, State Of Washington (Dept Of)

Partial Release of Federal Tax Liens 201703070476: March 7; Fynn, Charles R., 111 Willow Ave., Snohomish

Release of Federal Tax Liens 201703030500: March 3; Osborn, Denis K., 1430 W Casino Road, Apt. 201, Everett 201703070448: March 7; Kelleys Carpet Cleaning Corp., 3809 McDougall Ave., Suite B, Everett 201703070449: March 7; Kelleys Carpet Cleaning Corp., 3809 McDougall Ave., Suite B, Everett 201703070450: March 7; Pattys Eggnest Mukilteo, 20016 Cedar Valley Road, Lynnwood 201703070451: March 7; Amundson & Co. Inc., 1604 Hewitt Ave., Suite 610, Everett 201703070452: March 7; Frazier, Evan A., 5908 212th Place SW, Mountlake Terrace 201703070453: March 7; Fleming, Dale, 21406 56th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace 201703070454: March 7; Gay, Eric L., 16627 Third Drive SE, Bothell 201703070455: March 7; Bahama Sun Tanning, 725 Highway 9 NE, Suite 204A, Lake Stevens 201703070456: March 7; Anderson, Michael D., 9016 59th Drive NE, Marysville 201703070457: March 7; Perkins, Karen D., PO Box 3632, Everett 201703070458: March 7; Lennon, Sandra K., 10222 169th Drive NE, Granite Falls 201703070459: March 7; Carl, Jeffrey D., 19903 112th Ave. NE, Bothell 201703070756: March 7; Castle, Darlene J, 1616 83rd Ave. SE, Everett 201703140137: March 14; Lindell, Julianne R., 9806 Trombley Road, Snohomish 201703150066: March 15; Knutson, Maegan Marie, 17115 Third Place W, Bothell 201703150067: March 15; Musch-Plumb, Julie, 2510 140th St. SW, Lynnwood 201703150068: March 15; Stocker, Susan L., 20010 112th Drive SE, Snohomish 201703150069: March 15; Funderburke, Kimberly D., 27216 12th Ave. NW, Stanwood 201703150070: March 15; Nesseth, Kay C., PO Box 999, Snohomish 201703150071: March 15; Couch, Margaret A., 6914 287th Place NW, Stanwood 201703150072: March 15; Shake N Go Lynnwood Corp., 3625a 148th St. SW, A103, Lynnwood 201703150073: March 15; Funderburke Autobody, 26905 87th Drive NW, Stanwood 201703150074: March 15; Funderburke Autobody, 26905 87th Drive NW, Stanwood 201703150075: March 15; Funderburke, Kimberly D., 27216 12th Ave. NW, Stanwood 201703150076: March 15; Funderburke

Autobody, 26905 87th Drive NW, Stanwood 201703150077: March 15; Bradley, Kam C., 1242 State Ave., Suite I, Marysville 201703150078: March 15; Funderburke Autobody, 26905 87th Drive NW, Stanwood 201703150079: March 15; Funderburke Autobody, 26905 87th Drive NW, Stanwood 201703150080: March 15; International Association Of Sheet Metal Air Rail & Transportation, 324 Utu Local, 5213 63rd Drive NE, Marysville 201703150081: March 15; Wagner, Shannon, 5213 200th St. NE, Arlington 201703150082: March 15; McGuire, Thomas E., 20716 54th Ave. W, Lynnwood 201703150083: March 15; Funderburke, Mike, 26905 87th Drive NW, Stanwood 201703150084: March 15; Roten, Shawn, 9910 Marine View Drive, Mukilteo 201703210066: March 21; Marshall, Gregory, 1604 Hewitt Ave., Suite 507, Everett 201703210067: March 21; Sangster, Cindy, 23301 Cedar Way, Apt. U201, Mountlake Terrace 201703210068: March 21; Whitman, Russell A., 3608 158th Place SE, Bothell 201703210069: March 21; Tra, Dat T., PO Box 362, Stanwood 201703210070: March 21; Gemmer, Jodi L., 9889 Central Valley Road NW, Bremerton 201703210071: March 21; Stark, Gregory J., 8019 144th Drive SE, Snohomish 201703210072: March 21; Nuss, Russell S., 17610 11th Ave. NE, Arlington 201703210073: March 21; Farnsworth, Scott E., 5519 156th St. SW, Edmonds 201703210074: March 21; Gemmer, Erwin L., 9889 Central Valley Road NW, Bremerton 201703210075: March 21; Gemmer, Erwin L., 9889 Central Valley Road NW, Bremerton 201703280496: March 28; Generation Drywall Inc., 21114 22nd Ave. W, Lynnwood 201703280497: March 28; Generation Drywall Inc., 21114 22nd Ave. W, Lynnwood 201703280498: March 28; Tariske, Steven T., 15406 Cascadian Way, Lynnwood 201703280499: March 28; Amundson & Co. Inc., 1604 Hewitt Ave., Suite 610, Everett 201703280500: March 28; Pattys Eggnest Mukilteo, 20016 Cedar Valley Road, Suite 204, Lynnwood 201703280501: March 28; Flooring Solutions, PO Box 1586, Woodinville 201703280502: March 28; Wammack, Scott T., PO Box 159, Arlington 201703280503: March 28; Evans, Mary P., 305 Columbia Ave., Marysville 201703280504: March 28; Almelia, Samuel L. Jr., 712 Center Road, Apt C-104, Everett 201703280505: March 28; Williams, Carol L., 30929 33rd Drive NW, Stanwood 201703280506: March 28; Williams, Carol L., 30929 Drive NW, Stanwood 201703280507: March 28; Herrly, Brent L., 6426 143rd St. SW, Edmonds 201703060340: March 6; Ohlsen, Jennifer, PO Box 1064 Gold Bar

Withdrawal of Federal Tax Liens 201703070460: March 7; Edmark, Julie J., 16222 29th Place NE, Snohomish 201703210057: March 21; Bradley, Kam C., 1242 State Ave., Suite I, Marysville 201703210076: March 21; Gardener, Coreena, 7304 213th Place SW, Apt. 303, Edmonds 201703280508: March 28; Bradley, Jeffrey R., 1242 State Ave., Suite I, Marysville 201703070461: March 7; Edmark, Julie J., 16222 29th Place NE, Snohomish 201703070477: March 7; Jantz Gregory L. and Lafon M., PO Box 700, Edmonds


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May 2017

CALENDAR M AY 6: Opening Day of Boating Season Free Vessel Safety Checks M AY 8-17: Online Vessel Auction

REPORT RE Port of EVERETT

Creating Economic Opportunities

Port of Everett Starts Construction on New Rail Line

M AY 9: Port Commission Meeting M AY 14: Opening Day of Farmer's Market M AY 18: Free Port of Everett Bus Tours (registration required)

Port of EVERETT

EXECUTIVE

At the Port Commission Retreat, the Commission and Staff had a nearly 5-hour workshop on future initiatives of the Port as we approach our 100th anniversary next year. One of the key areas that emerged as a focus area was to help support economic development in north/northeast Snohomish County.

SEAPORT

In March, the Port's CEO participated in a legislative panel in Olympia to highlight the need to fast-track the replacement of the westbound US 2 trestle.

MARINA

June 10 is the Port's Annual Marina Cleanup Day. Visit the Port's website for more information on how you can get involved.

REAL ESTATE

Fisherman's Harbor construction is nearly 50% complete, and the new public access trail and railing are being installed. Commissioners Troy McClelland/District 1 Tom Stiger/District 2 Glen Bachman/District 3 1855344

In April, Granite Construction started construction on a new, 3,300 lineal foot double rail siding near the South Terminal to support international cargo movement at the Port of Everett. In February, the Port Commission awarded a $3.4 million contract to the Everett-based contractor to complete the second phase of the Port’s terminal rail enhancements to improve regional rail freight mobility and increase capacity of rail freight at the Port of Everett Seaport. This project was made possible, in part, by a federal TIGER grant. The TIGER program is an extremely valuable grant program for reinvesting in our nation’s transportation infrastructure. The project will increase our current onterminal rail footprint from 9,200 lineal feet to 12,500 lineal feet, and it is slated for completion in November. The project also provides a critical connection that allows BNSF easier ingress and egress to the Port's shipping facilities, reducing congestion on the mainline from Seattle to Canada and east along the northern corridor. The Port utilizes rail to support U.S. exports and imports, including the aerospace, construction, manufacturing, energy, agricultural and forest products industries. The project allows the Port to safely and efficiently transport goods from ship to shore, with cargo arriving and departing the

CEO/Executive Director Les Reardanz

terminals utilizing rail as well as trucks. The use of rail service for the cargo shipments has the potential to eliminate at least 429 million commercial truck miles off of the local roads and highways. Additionally, this project will retain and help grow the Port’s 13,614 direct trade-related jobs, and provide approximately 70 construction jobs. About the Port of Everett Seaport The Port of Everett, located 25 miles north of Seattle, is a strategic self-operating seaport that supports nearly $30 BILLION worth of U.S. exports annually, the largest customs district in Washington State. Everett is home to The Boeing Company’s largest manufacturing facility and also homeport to Naval Station Everett. Its regional transportation network supports more than 35,000 jobs and $313 million in state and local tax revenue. Everett’s seaport is a strategic port that specializes in high-value, over dimensional cargoes. Most notably, the Port of Everett serves as an extension of the aerospace manufacturing process, and plays a critical role in the industry’s just-intime-delivery schedule. The Port has also been identified as a recovery port to provide resiliency within the region in the event of a man-made or natural disaster near the consumer ports of Seattle and Tacoma (NW Seaport Alliance). It also serves as backup support for the Department of Defense.

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PLEASE NOTE: Business license information is obtained monthly from the Washington Secretary of State’s Office through the paid commercial services of InfoUSA. For the complete list, please go to www.theherald businessjournal.com.

Arlington American Cremation-Casket: 3710 168th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8461; Crematories Chakra Moon Energy Healing: 24901 47th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-7280; Alternative Medicine EC Svc: 20902 67th Ave. NE, No. 381, Arlington, WA 98223-8274; Services Not Elsewhere Classified GPA Exteriors Inc.: 19117 63rd Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8729; 360-386-8753; Nonclassified Establishments Leta’s Top Shop: 19111 61st Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-6305; 360-386-8995 OOGADI: 18824 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223-4261; Nonclassified Establishments TB Group: 526 N West Ave., No. 27, Arlington, WA 98223-1251 Tucker Real Estate Services: 13820 Jordan Trails Road, Arlington, WA 982239408; Real Estate

Bothell Bjorklund Machine Tool Co: 18831 13th Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6865; 425-949-5761; Machine Tools (Wholesale) CM Traffic Consultant: 3123 191st Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012-7985; Traffic and Parking Consultants Dump It Junk Removal: 3801 216th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98021-7963; 425-4081249; Junk Removal Global Fiberglass Solutions: 21222 30th Drive SE, No. 130, Bothell, WA 980217019; Fiber Glass Fabricators (Manufacturers) Jeff Hobson Construction: 102 233rd Place SW, Bothell, WA 98021-8629; Construction Companies JQR Services: 2129 Maltby Road, Bothell, WA 980217455; 425-286-2765; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Kleber H Tavares Services: 2129 Maltby Road, No. F208, Bothell, WA 98021-7468; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Living Water Lawn Care: 3630 199th St. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-7329; Lawn and Grounds Maintenance Mega Phone Inc.: 21225 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021-8442; Nonclassified Establishments Northwest Honey Co.: 1213 220th Place SW, Bothell, WA 98021-9114; Honey (Wholesale) Styled By Jeng: 1709 170th Place SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6073; Nonclassified Establishments Virtuowl Consulting: 23123 15th Ave. SE, No. I3, Bothell, WA 98021-7707; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified

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WIKI Works Inc.: 17818 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98012-6342; 425-483-1223; Nonclassified Establishments William’s Good Stuff: 602 216th St. SW, Bothell, WA 98021-8104; Nonclassified Establishments Woodinville Endodontics: 23841 40th Drive SE, No. 63b, Bothell, WA 98021-7720; Dentists

Brier Dakota Garage Doors: 22505 32nd Ave. W, Brier, WA 98036-8008; 425-527-8673; Doors-Garage Gratitude Charters: 22602 23rd Place W, Brier, WA 98036-8102; Tours-Operators and Promoters Keep Walking: 23403 35th Ave. W, Brier, WA 98036-8223; Nonclassified Establishments Lo Brothers: 3154 216th St. SW, Brier, WA 98036-8064 Watershed FC: 21429 Oak Way, Brier, WA 98036-7900

Darrington Cascade Thrift Shop: 1125 Darrington St., Darrington, WA 98241; 360-436-0798; Thrift Shops

Edmonds 2nd Look Consign & Design: 9630 Cherry St., Edmonds, WA 98020-2336; Consignment Shops 6 Movement: 9685 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, WA 980206519; 206-546-6683 Albie Knows: 4902 148th St. SW, No. B204, Edmonds, WA 98026-4046 Alternative Counseling Edmonds: 22727 Highway 99, Edmonds, WA 98026-8381; 425-776-6414; Counseling Services Arirang BBQ House: 23416 Highway 99, No. B, Edmonds, WA 98026-9328; Restaurants Blake Fisher Architecture-Design: 22710 96th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 980204533; Architects Capital Building Group: 8608 196th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-6322; Building Contractors Co Edmonds Capital: 406 Main St., No. 111a, Edmonds, WA 98020-3166; Nonclassified Establishments Fashion Dim Sum: 22923 Highway 99, Edmonds, WA 98026-8468; 425-697-2886; Clothing-Retail George Paris Pllc: 7500 212th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026-7641; 425-582-0857; Nonclassified Establishments Helpful Home Services: 1028 Fourth Ave. S, Edmonds, WA 98020-4154; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Imaging Northwest: 9630 238th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98020-5646; Nonclassified Establishments Imanei’s Studio: 9806 Edmonds Way, No. 9806, Edmonds, WA 98020-5902; Nonclassified Establishments Insta-Learn: 20302 85th Place W, Edmonds, WA

BUSINESS LICENSES 98026-6609; 425-670-2900; Educational Service-Business Linda Lenz Hair: 7805 218th St. SW, No. H, Edmonds, WA 98026-7982; Beauty Salons Pinqo: 23227 82nd Place W, Edmonds, WA 98026-8720; Nonclassified Establishments Ono Poke: 10016 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020-5107; 425-361-7064 Redkins Enterprises: 102 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020-3145; 425-744-0140; Nonclassified Establishments Teel & Associates: 152 Third Ave. S, Edmonds, WA 98020-8441; 425-361-2007; Nonclassified Establishments Up Dogs: 110 Ninth Ave. S, Edmonds, WA 98020-3305; Pet Services

Everett 420 Glass: 10001 First Place W, No. 1, Everett, WA 98204-2756; Glass-Auto Plate and Window and Etc. A+ Home Systems: 12811 Eighth Ave. W, No. A101, Everett, WA 98204-6369 A&M Crafty Ideas: 10423 23rd Drive SE, Everett, WA 98208-4433; Nonclassified Establishments Aeropostale: Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98201; Clothing-Retail American Behavioral Systems: 8625 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98208-2645; 425-374-8902; Mental Health Services Apex Legal Services: 3209 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4306; 425-404-3183; Attorneys Autos Only: 4808 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203-2829; Automobile Dealers-Used Cars Bap-Bap: 4030 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4921; 425-263-9879 Blue Opal Massage: 12811 Eighth Ave. W, No. C103, Everett, WA 98204-6369; Massage Therapists Cellaxs: Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98203; 425-689-1291 Chip Smith Everett Mall: Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98203; 253-460-3046 COA Eatery & Tequileria: 10422 Third Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-3969; 425-3743186; Restaurants Complete Home Repair Of WA: 307 W Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, WA 982031915; 425-259-2230; Home Improvements Cunnane Law: 3631 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4713; 425-512-8158; Attorneys Customary Consulting: 3210 Grand Ave., No. 3, Everett, WA 98201-4238; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Cyclops 2: 1205 Craftsman Way, No. 112, Everett, WA 98201-1594 DK Janitorial Co: 1623 Virginia Ave., Everett, WA 98201-1703; Janitor Service DP Wholesale: 10011 Third Ave. SE, No. U, Everett, WA 98208-3933; Wholesalers Evie’s Place: 2425 Chestnut St., Everett, WA

98201-3242; Nonclassified Establishments Great Lakes Telecom LTD: 7707 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203-6866; 425-438-0113; Telecommunications Services Green City Development: 13410 Highway 99, Everett, WA 98204-5454; 425-582-8374 HAMK Enterprise: 11615 Highway 99, No. E202, Everett, WA 98204-7828; Nonclassified Establishments Hill Street Investment: 2420 38th St., Everett, WA 98201-5309; 425-322-4034; Investments Home Service Solutions: 3128 Oakes Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4406; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Hooks Global: 2001 120th Place SE, No. 2-204, Everett, WA 98208-6258; Nonclassified Establishments J&L Bar-B-Que: 2915 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4068; 425-259-3222; Barbecue Restaurant Kathleen Poole Consulting: 2001 120th Place SE, No. 2-101, Everett, WA 982086256; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Kristina Frazier Agency: 1810 Pine St., Everett, WA 98201-2165 Nursing Evolutions: 1706 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-2347; 425-259-3484; Nurses and Nurses’ Registries Park Circle Consulting: 5705 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203-6030; 425-2129764; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Peace Advocacy Group: 4629 128th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208-9602; Organizations Pho So One: 6309 Evergreen Way, No. B, Everett, WA 98203-4559; 425-6104778; Restaurants Ruined Garage: 1430 W Casino Road, No. 362, Everett, WA 98204-7975; Automobile Repairing and Service Satsen’s: 11323 Highway 99, Everett, WA 98204-4608 Solomon School: 9506 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208-3707; 425-438-1686; Schools SOS Water Damage Services: 12121 Admiralty Way, Everett, WA 982048064; Water Damage Restoration-Residential Sunrise Massage Spa: 3201 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201-4470; 425-212-9456; Massage Therapists Total Foreclosure Cleanup: 29-117th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208; Property Maintenance

Gold Bar Penguin Garage Door Opener: 823 Orchard Ave., Gold Bar, WA 98251-9281; 360-587-0089; Doors-Garage

Granite Falls Caring Transitions-North Puget: 1114 Hughes Lane, Granite Falls, WA 98252-5001 Elite Impressions: 114 Noble Way, Granite Falls, WA 98252-8716 Head To Toe Massage-Energy Balance: 101 E Stanley

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Lynnwood American Express Delivery: 3804 166th Place SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-7072; Delivery Service Asua Investments: 6218 208th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7519; Investments Belltown Printing & Graphics: 4210 198th St. SW, No. 201, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6737; Graphic Designers Candlewood Apartments: 19801 50th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6416; 425582-2099; Apartments CarMax Auto Superstore: 21317 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036; 425-697-3206; Automobile Dealers-Used Cars Church Of Scientology-Seattle: 6101 200th St. SW, No. 205, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6077; 425-697-3997; Churches College Pro Painters LM 2017: 18102 15th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4920; Painters Color Psych: 3126 176th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-3928; Nonclassified Establishments Flash Mechanics: 2310 199th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036-7011; Automobile

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Marysville Advantage Garage Door Installation: 1263 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-3601; 360-474-4506; Doors-Garage Asia Relax Massage: 8007 State Ave., No. B, Marysville, WA 98270-6411; Massage Therapists Best Tire Center: 1352 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-3605; 360-363-4196; Tire-Dealers-Retail Daily Fabrications: 4620 140th St. NW, Marysville, WA 98271-7130; Assembly and Fabricating Service (Manufacturers) Define Gorgeous: 7011 85th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8521; Nonclassified Establishments Douglas & Sons Concrete: 500 Cedar Ave., Marysville, WA 98270; 360-454-0606; Concrete Contractors


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BUSINESS LICENSES Fitness Evolutions: 2517 172nd St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271; 360-572-3974; Nonclassified Establishments Hound’s Lounge: 7404 46th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8967; Cocktail Lounges Idens Dealer Services: 14628 Smokey Point Blvd., No. 2, Marysville, WA 982718919; 360-322-7257 Johnston & Johnston Inc.: 1326 Sixth St., Marysville, WA 98270-4515 Kathleen Hanser Writing-Editing: 5619 68th St. NE, Marysville, WA 982706122; Writers Lennox Super Store: 5212 132nd St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271-9040; Miscellaneous Retail Stores Not Elsewhere Classified McCarthy Home Remodel Inc.: 14608 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville, WA 982718946; 360-386-8263; Remodeling and Repairing Building Contractors My Night Stars: 17725 27th Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98271-4940; Nonclassified Establishments Nails By Marcela: 9920 State Ave., Marysville, WA 98270-2255; 360-454-0622; Manicuring Octra Aviation Services: 7508 86th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-7899; Airline Support Services Premier Plumbing & Heating: 14628 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville, WA 98271-8919; 360-386-8945; Plumbing Contractors Property Maids: 1825 Seventh St., Marysville, WA 98270-4603; Maid and Butler Service Rooted Tree Care: 4114 122nd St. NE, Marysville, WA 98271-8572; Tree Service Sauber Cleaning Services: 1350 Cedar Ave., No. C11, Marysville, WA 98270-3686; Janitor Service Steelhead Trucking: 9607 51st Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270-2341; Trucking Wandering Goat Massage: 4931 72nd Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98270-8810; Massage Therapists

Mill Creek ATI Physical Therapy: 16310 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 980121284; 425-245-1019; Physical Therapists Blue Kayak: PO Box 14992, Mill Creek, WA 980822992; Kayaks Bolax Garage Door Installation: 15808 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek, WA 98012-1500; 425-368-3055; Doors-Garage Harbour Homes: 3603 150th St. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-4873; 425-948-7053; Nonclassified Establishments JJ Art Inc.: 13522 43rd Ave. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-8937; 425-225-6370; Art Galleries and Dealers Lori’s Day Care: 13629 14th Drive SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5305; 425-224-4591; Child Care Service Prestige Group: 14527 N Creek Drive, No. C103, Mill Creek, WA 98012-5474; Non-

classified Establishments Puget Sound Relocation Group: 2526 163rd Place SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012-7868; Relocation Service

Monroe Bunga Garage Door Opener: 14090 Fryelands Blvd. SE, Monroe, WA 98272-2693; 360-587-0146; Doors-Garage Highway 2 Diner Fusion: 19721 U.S. 2, No. B, Monroe, WA 98272-2341; Restaurants Junk Sisterhood: 126 E Main St., Monroe, WA 982721506; Junk-Dealers Simple Jac: 15502 Chestnut Drive SE, Monroe, WA 98272-1096

Mountlake Terrace Cartomatrix Garage Door Repair: 6808 220th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2187; 425-368-3042; Doors-Garage Enviro Green Carpet Cleaning: 22103 66th Ave. W, No. 11b, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2457; Carpet and Rug Cleaners Ostler International: 22510 64th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-2524; 425-775-9606; Nonclassified Establishments PNT Group: 5603 230th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4617; 425-582-8736; Nonclassified Establishments Sprout Birth Center: 22725 44th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-4500; 425-582-7033; Birth Centers

Mukilteo A Sign Of Hope: 627 Fifth St., No. 101, Mukilteo, WA 98275-1580; 425-347-0141; Religious Organizations Adventure Cup: 4758 Park Drive No. 110, Mukilteo, WA 98275-6073; Nonclassified Establishments Aim Technologies: 11945 Concord Way, Mukilteo, WA 98275-6025 All Things Vacation: 11018 59th Ave. W, Mukilteo, WA 98275-4814; Nonclassified Establishments Bothell Coffee Works: 9783 Marine View Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275-4107; Coffee Shops Bridget Walker Phd Consulting: 13132 42nd Ave. W, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5800; Consultants Collection Garage Door Co.: 8423 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275-3237; 425-551-7597; Doors-Garage Cosmo Link: 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 201, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5436; Nonclassified Establishments EKO Enterprises: 4682 Arbors Circle, Mukilteo, WA 98275-6086 Environ Estates: 2517 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2403; 425-5129379; Estates Fisher Investments: 12121 Harbour Reach Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5314; 425-315-1408; Investments Generations Motorcycle Works: 5029 84th St. SW, No.

102, Mukilteo, WA 982752940; Motorcycles and Motor Scooters-Dealers Inmusic Brands Inc.: 12121 Harbour Reach Drive, No. 207, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5314 Interface Systems: 10802 47th Ave. W, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5000; 425-290-8572 J2 Building Consultants: 8425 44th Ave. W, Mukilteo, WA 98275-3229; 425-512-0170; Building Construction-Consultants JME Wireless: 8410 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275-3233; 425-212-9264; Cellular Telephones (Services) Ketchy: 7149 44th Place W, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2542; Nonclassified Establishments National Maintenance & Repair: 12125 Harbour Reach Drive, No. D, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5315; 425-610-4371; Contractors NW RV Partners Inc.: 10809 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5008; 425-263-9541; Recreational Vehicles PNW Glass: 10924 Mukilteo Speedway, No. I, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5022; 425-212-9311; Glass-Auto Plate and Window and Etc. SAA Fitness Inc.: 8217 44th Ave. W, No. A, Mukilteo, WA 98275-2803; Nonclassified Establishments Simulation Flight: 5707 93rd Place SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275-3650; Flight Aircraft Instruction Velicahn Inc.: 11110 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 10, Mukilteo, WA 98275-5450; 425-212-9384 Zakariah Collins Consulting: PO Box 444, Mukilteo, WA 98275-0444; Consultants

Quil Ceda Village Able Dry Wall: 8825 34th Ave. NE, No. L121, Quil Ceda Village, WA 982718085; 360-657-7689; Dry Wall Contractors Alpines Contracting: 8825 34th Ave. NE, No. 346, Quil Ceda Village, WA 982718085; Contractors

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Snohomish 3D XCG: 1212 181st Ave. NE, Snohomish, WA 98290-4466; Nonclassified Establishments Edmonds Mercantile & Auction: 609 First St., Snohomish, WA 98290-3005; Miscellaneous Retail Stores Not Elsewhere Classified Injector Shop: 19407 99th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-7924; Miscellaneous Retail Stores Not Elsewhere Classified Lost Found: 717 First St., Snohomish, WA 98290-2902; Nonclassified Establishments Luxuriagdoor Garage Door: 18122 Highway 9 SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-5384; 360-282-0282; Doors-Garage Missing Ingredient: 9015 188th St. SE, Snohomish, WA

98296-8081; Nonclassified Establishments Rising Lyons Cafe & Bakery: 5628 125th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-8903; Restaurants Sprinklers & Backflows: 719 Mill Ave., Snohomish, WA 98290-2537; Sprinklers-Garden and Lawn-Retail Swensen Press: 14508 Connelly Road, Snohomish, WA 98296-7018; Periodicals-Publishing and Printing Twin Wine: 13514 Kenwanda Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296-8250; Wines-Retail Willard Fly Fishing: 1703 Weaver Way, Snohomish, WA 98290-1301; Guide Service

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY ECONOMIC DATA Pending sales, residential real estate

Closed sales, residential real estate

Unemployment rate, percent

Continued unemployment claims

Aerospace employment

Construction employment

Professional services employment

Local sales tax distributions, Snohomish County and incorporated cities

Consumer price index, King and Snohomish counties

3/15

1,938

1,075

4.5

6,762

42,800

17,500

24,000

$2,981,599

245.496

4/15

1,747

1,272

3.6

6,273

42,800

18,100

24,100

$3,041,795

5/15

1,777

1,315

4.0

5,923

42,800

18,600

24,000

$3,654,693

6/15

1,799

1,374

4.3

5,607

42,700

19,200

24,400

$3,445,201

7/15

1,764

1,411

4.3

5,323

44,100

20,700

25,000

$3,590,957

8/15

1,634

1,442

3.9

5,367

43,600

21,200

25,300

$11,743,713

9/15

1,501

1,290

4.1

5,089

43,600

21,200

25,200

$11,603,019

10/15

1,503

1,178

4.5

5,109

43,400

20,400

25,100

$10,854,566

11/15

1,307

973

5.0

5,748

43,500

20,100

24,900

$11,503,562

12/15

1,067

1,189

5.0

6,193

43,600

19,800

25,300

$10,765,437

1/16

1,249

811

5.7

7,085

43,600

19,300

24,500

$10,477,405

2/16

1,475

848

5.3

6,388

43,500

19,600

24,500

$13,559,687

3/16

1,825

1,156

5.2

6,084

43,100

20,000

24,800

$9,496,443

4/16

1,836

1,213

4.4

5,957

43,300

19,800

25,600

$9,617,406

5/16

1,979

1,386

4.8

5,770

43,300

20,300

25,800

$11,697,044

6/16

1,862

1,493

4.7

5,396

43,800

21,000

26,400

$10,816,389

7/16

1,795

1,515

4.8

5,489

44,000

21,700

26,400

$11,102,633

8/16

1.873

1,538

4.4

5,502

43,900

22,100

26,500

$12,493,656

9/16

1,601

1,431

4.3

5,377

43,500

22,200

26,500

$12,193,233

10/16

1,561

1,364

4.0

5,502

42,100

22,800

26,700

$12,195,581

11/16

1,314

1,270

4.2

5,774

42,100

22,500

26,600

$12,515,314

12/16

1,104

1,145

3.9

6,187

42,100

22,300

26,600

$11,120,365

1/17

1,238

938

4.2

8,226

41,800

21,200

26,500

$11,114,968

2/17

1,296

904

3.7

6,551

41,200

21,500

26,700

$14,139,163

3/17

1,614

1,167

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$10,378,749

247.611

251.622

251.617

250.831

250.385

250.942

253.815

256.098

256.907

256.941

256.821

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PUD retail electricity use, kilowatt hours

Snohomish County PUD connections

New vehicle registrations

Average gas price (regular, unleaded

3/15

$150.08

567,831,393

284

7,707

$2.85

4/15

$143.34

578,264,358

427

8,057

$2.70

5/15

$140.52

449,046,426

326

8,649

$3.05

6/15

$138.72

494,611,488

384

9,852

$3.10

7/15

$144.17

451,503,602

334

7,641

$3.20

8/15

$130.68

474,207,621

242

7,021

$3.09

9/15

$130.95

557,429,310

442

7,018

$2.79

10/15

$148.07

477,438,877

217

6,828

$2.49

11/15

$145.45

491,536,717

221

5,631

$2.41

12/15

$144.59

686,858,030

282

6,995

$2.35

1/16

$120.13

634,697,183

333

6,910

$2.33

2/16

$118.18

655,390,592

333

7,298

$2.02

3/16

$126.94

612,151,814

288

9,209

$2.12

4/16

$134.80

514,320,049

428

8,364

$2.25

5/16

$126.15

457,566,044

342

8,906

$2.44

6/16

$129.87

463,105,233

277

10,754

$2.57

7/16

$133.66

430,295,041

435

8,268

$2.56

8/16

$129.45

467,001,501

325

8,315

$2.49

9/16

$131.74

454,085,665

394

7,628

$2.60

10/16

$142.43

452,214,305

401

6,861

$2.64

11/16

$150.56

495,372,342

331

6,360

$2.59

12/16

$155.68

658,223,433

620

6,663

$2.47

1/17

$163.42

783,258,995

508

7,048

$2.69

2/17

$180.23

653,923,271

537

6,279

$2.67

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MAY 2017

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Each and every one of us is an original. Shaped by unique inuences that make us who we are today. Here at Heritage Bank, we think differences can build a better bank, too. That’s why we share the best ideas from across all of our branches and local communities with one goal in mind: to serve our customers better every day. By sharing our strengths, we’re able to offer customers like Phoebe Martinson—and you—more than a community bank. But rather, a community oƒ banks.

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