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Edmonds Aquarium Co-op explores an online world. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 How Everett’s Mountain Pacific Bank assists Nordic Heritage Museum. . . . 5 Everett mom-son duo gave up their jobs to show the world Italy . . . . . . . 6 Everett company finds a niche making accessories for Jeep. . . . . . . 8

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Edmonds shop shines light on fish Aquarium Co-Op owner attracts large following online By M.L. Dehm

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Before he gets out of bed in the morning, Cory McElroy, owner of Aquarium Co-op in Edmonds, is on his phone answering store emails and questions left by his YouTube viewers. His work day begins about 8 a.m. and he’s lucky to finish by 10 p.m. This is repeated every day of the week. The Everett native doesn’t take a day off. Ever. “My wife thinks this is devouring all of my time,” said McElroy, 34. This devotion to his fish store has paid off, not only in a business that is turning a comfortable profit, but also in growing online celebrity. Aquarium Co-op’s YouTube channel now has over 55,000 subscribers around the world who eagerly await the livestreams and videos that McElroy uploads several times a week. He’s often recognized in public. Even on a recent business trip to San Francisco, he was approached by fans who asked if he was “Cory of Aquarium Co-op,” a phrase from the opening of his videos. “It’s cool to meet up with fans but it’s awkward at the same time because I’m just as much of a fan and a fish keeper as they are,” McElroy said. Since he opened his store at 9661 Firdale Ave. in Edmonds four years ago, he’s developed his own line of Aquarium Co-op products. The most popular of these is Easy Green — an all-in-one fertilizer that simplifies aquarium plant care. This sort of innovative thinking, combined with his prolific online presence and determination to succeed, is part of the reason why he was honored with a Pet Age Forty Under 40 award in the December issue of Pet Age magazine. While McElroy is a driven worker, he makes no secret of the fact that he didn’t get where he is without help. For a start, he credits his silent business partner, Steve Mason, who took a chance on him and put up a lot of the funding. He also credits Andy Swanson, a carpenter, welder and fish enthusiast in Island County. Swanson invested more than just money in the enterprise. He offered guidance and sweat equity. With a failed fish business in his own past, Swanson knew the pitfalls that McElroy could face. “Cory is a hard worker and that’s the real point that you have to know about Cory,” Swanson said. “He absolutely pushed himself and worked hard to make that happen and that’s a key when you want to make a business.” Fish geeks from around Washington and beyond travel many miles in order to buy a fish at Aquarium Co-op because McElroy quarantines all of his stock. Every incoming fish goes into a quarantine tank, is dosed with an appropriate


Cory McElroy, owner of Aquarium Co-op in Edmonds, balances time between managing his store and creating content for his popular YouTube channel about proper fish and aquarium care.

Mbu pufferfish Murphy gobbles up clams in his tank at Aquarium Co-op. Murphy serves as the store’s mascot and can be seen online through a live feed.

amount of wormer or other medications, and is not put into the showroom until McElroy is satisfied with its size, health, and appearance. It’s unheard of in an industry where wholesalers are seeing how fast they can turn around a fish shipment and big retailers are selling on the day of receipt to avoid any losses themselves. McElroy has proven that the wait, work and expense all make good business sense. No one wants a newly purchased fish to suddenly clamp its fins and die, or, worse, infect the rest of the tank with a preventable disease. Although there are constant requests, Aquarium Co-op does not currently offer live fish for sale through its website. It does have many other products available online. These are shipped quickly, sometimes the same day. When he’s not in the store himself, McElroy is usually in the studio pre-

paring for his next video or updating his social media. In addition to the store website, you can find Aquarium Co-op on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. McElroy’s most visible accomplishment is on YouTube. He explains complex issues in a down-to-earth way. He’s able to talk about Apistogramma cacatuoides without coming off as pretentious or patronizing and he clearly enjoys helping people. Brandon Flynn, a 13-year-old from British Columbia, Canada, who has his own small but growing YouTube channel, credits McElroy for some of his success. “Last June, by fluke, I stumbled upon his livestream in my recommended section on YouTube,” Brandon said. “I went onto the livestream and Cory and the community he has built around his channel welcomed me immediately.” Flynn has traveled to Aquarium Co-op a few times since and has interviewed

McElroy on his own Flynn’s Fish Forum YouTube channel. McElroy is eager to offer advice and assistance. McElroy is also a frequent guest on another fish-related YouTube show. Bob Steenfott, of the Marysville-based Steenfott Aquatics YouTube channel, met McElroy three or four years ago. “Cory has managed to build an entire community around the aquarium hobby through YouTube,” Steenfott said. People enjoy watching a weary but philosophic McElroy picking up a delayed shipment of live fish from air cargo at 3 a.m. in winter. They mourn with him when he opens a shipment to find many fish are dead because the wholesaler forgot to put in the heat packs and sympathize when he talks about Hank, his beloved Mbu pufferfish the size of a Chihuahua, that died. McElroy will tell you how to cope with algae, breed plecos or hatch brine shrimp. He fields questions during livestreams and films himself feeding clams to Hank’s successor, Murphy, another Mbu puffer. Murphy, incidentally, has his own dedicated live cam at the Aquarium Co-op website. McElroy admits he needs to work on his work and life balance. He’d like to be able to spend more time with his wife Katie. “But the problem with the workload I’m keeping is, if I don’t stay on top of it, it becomes unmanageable,” McElroy said. “When I travel, sometimes I come back to 1,000 emails.” His wife did force him to take a vacation once. They traveled to Japan where they enjoyed visiting the local fish stores. Incidentally, you can see a video about those Japanese fish stores on the Aquarium Co-op YouTube channel. McElroy couldn’t resist.

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Everett bank assists new Nordic museum Mountain Pacific works with Nordic Heritage Museum to make new building a reality By Jocelyn Robinson

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When the Nordic Heritage Museum opens at its new location in Ballard next year, Everett’s Mountain Pacific Bank will have played a part in making it a reality. The museum has leased its current location, the historic Daniel Webster Elementary School building, from the Seattle School District since 1979. Because of the tremendous growth in Ballard, the district needs to take the building back and turn it into a school again. The museum’s lease ends in December. Even before that, the museum’s Board of Directors wanted to own and operate its own purpose-built facility, said Eric Nelson, the CEO of the Nordic Heritage Museum. The board began discussing new locations for the museum in 1999, but fundraising didn’t start until 2003, when the first piece of property was acquired, Nelson said.


Everett’s Mountain Pacific Bank stepped up to help with the financing for the new Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard.

The museum eventually purchased three continuous parcels on Market Street, buying the last one in 2009. Fundraising brought in $40 million, but the museum needed one last push to secure construction financing. “Mountain Pacific Bank was one of several we requested proposals from, and they were extremely enthusiastic about giving us a very nice proposal back,” Nelson said.

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which is at least $100,000 on a $10 million loan — and structured the loan so the money could be borrowed based on the construction phase. “They raised a lot of money for this, but to start construction and keep to their timeline, they wanted a commitment in place to make sure they could complete the project,” Duffy said. Mountain Pacific Bank has been involved in Ballard since 2010, when they began lending to the area’s fishing community, including the Alaskan fleet. The bank opened a loan production office in 2013, and then converted that office to a branch in 2015. “Everybody has been fantastic, from the president on down to the branch manager,” Nelson said. “I think because they’re a local bank, they were able to be incredibly flexible, which was a great help for us.” The new Nordic Heritage Museum is planned to be more than 57,000 square feet on three floors and will feature environmentally controlled storage and galleries, a cultural resource center, classrooms, a multi-purpose hall with a catering kitchen, and a café and gift store. The facility is designed by Mithun Architects. Construction is scheduled to be finished by December, and Nelson said it will take another five months to finish the interior for exhibitions and offices. The museum will likely open to the public next May.


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Discovering the Italy they know Mom and son started a travel business to Europe based in Everett 20 years ago By Jocelyn Robinson

“We found relatives that just soaked us up like I had always lived there,” Malloy said. “It was just a real kind of miracle trip.” They returned to the Puget Sound area, but thought about their vacation and how they could turn it into a business. The two had always planned trips for people on the side — Malloy was the social director for his college fraternity — and a year later, they both quit their jobs and moved to Italy for six months. “It was a good thing, being his age,” de Maio said, referring to starting the business. “He was like ‘Jump in!’ and I’m saying ‘no, no, no.’ I know at the bottom is a lot of rocks.” The two — who now say they didn’t really know what they were doing at the time — packed up and moved to Italy, living off their savings and credit cards. During that time, they met guides and bus drivers, knocked on doors and explained to people what they were trying to do. They continue to work with some of those same people to this day. “We met all of our people that way, by wandering around and asking where the locals go,” Malloy said. Their first route — the “Primo Italiano”— took in the Big 3: Venice, Florence and Rome. They returned to the States and placed a small ad in The Seattle Times.

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In the internet age, anyone with a computer can book a flight to Italy, reserve a tour of the Colosseum or join a large tour group that takes you from one tourist hot spot to another. Rem Malloy and Deborah de Maio, founders of the Everett-based Italy4Real and Travel4Real, want travelers to go beyond the surface of Italy and come away with a deeper experience of the country’s people and culture. “It’s the people that make the experience, not the monuments,” de Maio said. The mother-son duo started Italy4Real more than 20 years ago after a trip to Italy to visit relatives de Maio hadn’t seen in years and whom Malloy had never met. “My mother passed away and I was reviewing our whole life. That just seems to happen when iconic people in your life leave,” de Maio said. “I thought about all of my Italian heritage and the people I hadn’t seen in so long. The two took a break from their high-pressure, heavy-duty jobs – Malloy as an executive at Nintendo, de Maio at a cancer research center – and traveled to Italy together.


Deborah de Maio, and her son, Rem Malloy, owners of and have been doing some things right the past 20 years. Below is a contributed photo of Malloy outside the Colosseum in Rome.

“He did the New York Times, too, which I could have killed him for,” de Maio said. “It was really expensive and who’s going to talk to us?” The advertisements worked. They sold nine tours in a row that first year, showing their customers around and getting the hang of the business. They came back from those trips with thousands of miles — and several pounds — under their belts. “It was great,” Malloy said. “We never worked for anyone else after that point.” The company has expanded its offerings, now leading trips to France, Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom, Ire-


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land and Scotland. They continue to put together routes the same way they did 20 years ago in Italy. “We don’t offer anything we don’t know,” said Malloy, who leads a World War II history tour of the Normandy landing beaches in France. “I’ve got to put my foot on the ground and walk through the door before I will offer it.” That local knowledge is important to offering a deeper experience, Malloy said. “If I stay in the main alleyways between St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge (in Venice), I’m not going to see anything but high-priced stuff, bad tourist restaurants and Americans with guidebooks,” he said. “But if I go three alleyways off, I’m going to find where the locals eat and where there’s no crowds and where there’s a café with a view of the water.” Malloy and de Maio rarely lead tours together these days, saying they can’t both leave the office for big chunks of time. The two say there’s a benefit to working so closely with family. “When the game is over, I had more time with my family than I could ever ask for,” Malloy said. “We have such a unique thing

and I wouldn’t trade the time for anything.” Of course, there’s a downside to working with people who know you so well. Everyone’s mom knows how to push their kids’ buttons, Malloy said. “I will remind him of that time when he was 6 and he used to do the thing,” de Maio said with a laugh. “You have to make yourself a level-headed worker bee, otherwise you go on this rollercoaster of emotions because you’re work-

ing with a family member,” Malloy added. Through it all, the two are grateful for the time they have together and appreciate their customers. “We’ve come to believe that in business, it’s not about us, it’s about the people we serve,” de Maio said. “We’ve always said we’re like water in a glass — if you put us in another container, we’ll adapt to it. “We’ve had to make adaptations over the years, but we’re still standing and we’re honored.”

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Everett company raises bar for Jeeps By Jim Davis

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EVERETT — Every product needs a good story. Like the one about GraBar, an accessory made specifically for Jeep Wranglers and created by small-but-growing Everett company WD Automotive. GraBar is a sturdy metal bar attached inside the Jeep near the windshield that allows people to pull themselves into the cab. Company founder Ken Welke created GraBars after his mom was having problems getting into the Jeep while he took her to medical appointments or other errands. “And so she asked him, ‘Isn’t there some kind of grab handle that Jeeps have?’” said Bob Carey, WD Automotive’s chief operating and financial officer. “Jeep Wranglers did not have a grab bar or grab handle to get into the Jeep. So his mom asked him, ‘Can’t you make one?’” Welke took that as a challenge and he and an engineer-friend in Ellensburg developed GraBar, the primary product for WD Automotive. A son helping out his mom is only part of the story. Welke’s mom was 5 foot, 10 inches. His wife, Julie Welke, is 5 foot, 2 inches. His wife had even more problems getting into her husband’s Jeep. “I hate to use the word complain, but I was vocal from the day that we got that Jeep this isn’t working for me,” Julie Welke said. Her husband was her cable guy when they first met. When they were dating, his work was next door to hers in Edmonds, and he would wave at her every day. Of course, Welke found a solution for his wife after he bought his dream Jeep. For marketing purposes, the company played up the mom angle. Welke made the product in 2011 and started marketing it in 2012. “I knew it was a winner before he even started marketing it,” Julie Welke said. Ken Welke died earlier this year of a massive heart attack. He left behind a company that has seen 20 percent to 30 percent growth each of the past four years, Carey said. The company made $1 million in revenue last year. Julie Welke is the sole owner. Ken Welke started the business out of his garage, but he soon had more work than he could handle. Welke brought on Carey, who was a semi-retired banker who had worked at now-closed Frontier Bank. Welke and Carey were friends from Northwest Church in Shoreline. The company has built several other accessories for Jeep Wranglers — including GraBars for rear seats, BootBars that stick out the side of the Jeep, a shelfing to hold a fire extinguisher, air compressor or even a drink container. The company also makes a custom storage space in the ceiling called JK Vault to carry gear. All of the accessories are for Jeep Wranglers. “Jeepers” like to accessorize their vehicles with winches and other after-market gear, Carey said. The company might look into acces-


Everett company WD Automotive builds GraBars, sturdy metal bars to allow people to pull themselves into cabs of Jeep Wranglers. The company saw more than $1 million in revenue last year.


Company founder Ken Welke, who died earlier this year, found meaning in donating to orphans in the AIDS crisis in Africa. WD Automotive supports seven orphans and has set aside money to build a high school in Kenya.

sories for other vehicles — Ford F-150 pickups are tempting, because there are so many. “We can chase a lot of rabbit holes,” Carey said. “What we found out is we have barely scratched the surface with Jeep Wranglers.” Welke set the path for his company, Carey said, with a vision of creating products in the U.S. while giving back to the community. The company employs manufacturers all within 20 miles of Everett. Bending Solution makes the bars for GraBar, Powder Fab in Arlington coats the bars. A Monroe company stores and ships the products, which are sold through distributors as well as through Amazon. As for giving back, the company won a

$1,000 gift card through SCORE, a federal mentoring program. WD Automotive gave the winnings to Nourishment Network, a program that feeds children in the Edmonds School District. Welke and Carey traveled to Africa through their church a decade ago. The company sponsors seven children who are AIDS orphans in Kisumu City, Kenya, paying for their schooling and meals. “He came back a changed man,” Julie Welke said of her husband. “As generous as he was before, he came back and said we have to do something. It’s just not right.” The company is setting aside money to build a high school with plans to start next year, Carey said. One of the orphans they supported is

now going to college, and the goal is for him to come back and be a teacher at the school, Carey said. “That’s part of the fiber of this company,” Carey said. “Yeah, we’re building a business. We want to make money so we can make a living. But we want to give back to our communities. That’s key to our DNA.” Other companies have taken notice of WD Automotive’s success. “The biggest competition we have is the knockoffs, I’m going to call it foreign knockoffs, but it is primarily China,” Carey said. “China has knocked off our product. They try to sell it through various channels. They cannot get in to our suppliers — (distributor) TransAmerica won’t take a China knockoff because it’s cheap. “Amazon, on the other hand, will allow anyone to sell on Amazon.” WD Automotive approached Jeep about selling their accessories as a standard item for the vehicle. Those discussions didn’t go forward. Carey said future models of Jeeps may include grab handles. “It’s something we have to deal with,” Carey said. “It’s part of the competition. Jeep is a competitor, although they don’t normally market Jeeps with a lot of after-market accessories.” Redesigns of Jeeps could have other effects on WD Automotive. One of the reasons that GraBar is so popular is that it can be installed in 20 minutes by almost anyone. The bars fit into existing holes in Jeeps that now are filled just with a bolt. “It’s still kind of mystery to us exactly what these are for,” said Clark Raymond, who works for WD Automotive and is a student at the mechanical engineering program at Washington State University in Everett. “Why they ever put these holes to begin with, who knows?” Carey said.

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Diving 2 miles under the sea Everett’s OceanGate to explore the Titanic wreckage in Atlantic Ocean in 2018 By Dan Catchpole The Herald


hen a big ship sinks in the open ocean, it does not gently drift to rest on the seabed. It slams into it, coming to a crushing stop. “Each wreck lands on the bottom and cracks,” submarine driver David Lochridge explained, slapping his right hand into his left to punctuate his point. The impact’s violence only adds to any damage that may have led to the sinking. Once on the bottom, natural conditions wear down even the biggest shipwrecks given enough time. That deterioration can create dangers for divers and submarines exploring the site — downed lines, loose nets and collapsed bulkheads, to name a few. Lochridge can feel the adrenaline coursing through his body every time he approaches a wreck, he said. “You have to take your time,” using powerful sonar equipment to identify loose lines and nets and other hazardous debris before cautiously proceeding. That is the approach he took last year when Lochridge piloted OceanGate’s Cyclops I submarine to the wreck of the Andrea Doria, an ocean liner that sank in 1956 after colliding with another ship in fog off Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. As Lochbridge eased Cyclops I toward the wreck, the five-man sub’s lights lit up a sliver of the carcass of the grand ship. Lying on its side in about 240 feet of water, it is shallow enough for some sunlight to reach.


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“Looking out the sub’s top hatch, I could see this massive object,” he said in his chipper Scottish accent. He stretched his arms wide to emphasize the magnitude. Lochridge and OceanGate plan to return to the site this summer to conduct further research. It is part of the startup company’s effort to push ocean exploration. It is also training for its deepest dive yet: the wreck of the RMS Titanic, which lies about 12,000 feet — more than two

miles — below the waves in the Atlantic. OceanGate, which is based on Everett’s waterfront, plans to dive on the famous wreck in 2018 — and it is taking along paying passengers. They will not be tourists, though. Each one has to pass a physical and will work alongside other expedition members, said Stockton Rush, OceanGate’s chief executive officer and co-founder. The former McDonnell Douglas test pilot launched the company with Guill-

ermo Söhnlein, who left OceanGate five years ago. It developed Cyclops I with the University of Washington. The sub that will take Rush and Lochridge to Titanic, Cyclops II, is still being manufactured. Rush said he hopes to have it in the water for testing in November. Catching a ride to Titanic is not cheap: $105,129. It is an awkward number — but one with meaning. That roughly is how much a first-class ticket aboard Titanic costs in today’s dollars.

COVER STORY The Vanderbilts, Astors and other giants of their time paid $4,350 in 1912 to cross the Atlantic on the ship’s maiden voyage. Of course, Titanic never reached New York. It struck an iceberg about 400 miles off Newfoundland. The massive ocean liner sank in the frigid North Atlantic waters, and some 1,500 of the 2,344 passengers and crew aboard died. The wreck lay undisturbed until 1985, when a team led by ocean explorer Robert Ballard discovered it. Since then, a handful of manned and unmanned submersibles have visited the site. Diving on wrecks can be controversial. Some, including Titanic, are grave sites for the victims. Exploring a site can also damage it; in 1995, one of the MIR submersibles used by James Cameron to get footage for his film “Titanic” collided with the wreck. It can also be accompanied by looting. Ballard and others openly have criticized the cavalier attitude many have taken to what he considers a sacred grave. Cruise ships circling above have dumped trash on the wreck. “And a New York couple had even plunked down on Titanic’s bow in a submersible to be married,” he wrote in National Geographic in 2004. “I’d urged others to treat Titanic’s remains with dignity, like that shown the battleship Arizona in Pearl Harbor. Instead they’d turned her into a freak show at the county fair.” OceanGate will treat the site with respect and dignity, Rush said. The scheduled dives will further map and document the site using more sophisticated tools than previously available, and it will conduct scientific research to better understand how shipwrecks deteriorate. What is learned can help authorities determine how best to clean up existing and future wrecks that could cause ecological damage as they deteriorate, he said. The dives are also a key stepping stone for OceanGate as a business. “With the Titanic, we’ll be profitable,” Rush said. He and angel investors put “tens of millions” of dollars into the company, he said. More significant, visiting Titanic will give the startup deep-sea diving experi-


Everett’s OceanGate expects its travels to the Titanic will make the company profitable and will give it valuable experience for future exploration.

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remotely-operated vehicles are privately owned, making it difficult to rent one. But most companies, public agencies and academic researchers don’t need to own their own sub or remotely-operated vehicle. OceanGate aims to fill that gap, offering the underwater equivalent of chartering a private jet rather than buying one.

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OceanGate’s potential customers include university scientists, adventure travelers, petroleum companies and even the state’s Department of Transportation, which regularly inspects bridges and other underwater structures. In 2014, the company had its bestknown passenger, hip hop artist Ben Haggerty, or Macklemore, as he is better known. The Seattle native tagged along with the crew of OceanGate’s first sub, Antipodes, on a dive in Puget Sound to find sixgill sharks. The voyage was filmed for the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” series. As for Titanic, “we plan to go every year as long as the world thinks it’s worthwhile,” Rush said.


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BUSINESS BRIEFS EVERETT — Delta Air Lines will work with Everett Community College’s aviation maintenance technology program to help meet the upcoming industry demand for aircraft maintenance technicians. EvCC was one of 38 schools nationwide selected for the Delta aviation maintenance technician training partnership.

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cent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. EVERETT — Synergy Construction has won an Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award for Everett’s Choux Choux Bakery. The bakery is located in the Market at Potala Place at 2900 Grand Ave., Everett. EVERETT —Coastal Community Bank was honored earlier in May for its Small Business Administration lending efforts at an awards gala in Seattle. Coastal earned the title of SBA Community Bank Lender of the Year, an award bestowed annually on a community bank in a given region who participates in the highest number of loans. EDMONDS — Chermak Construction was named a national winner in The Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence Bath Remodel $50,000 to $75,000 category. Chermak Construction’s entry in the contest was located in Edmonds and included a glass surround shower enclosure, freestanding tub, earthy tile and beach pebbles on the walls. The family-owned firm has won five Chrysalis Awards in the past seven years. EVERETT — United Way is hosting its first Spirit Summit on June 12. The event is to share the organization’s new work, approach and direction with the public. Marjorie Sims from Ascend at The Aspen Institute will be on hand to discuss the new 2-Generational approach United Way is adopting. Register for this event by May 24 at SMOKEY POINT — Cascade Companion Care, headquartered in Smokey Point, changed its named to Cascade In-Home Care. According to owners Jon and Linda Senn of Arlington, the new name is more relevant to the current marketplace and more descriptive of its services. The company holds both a Home Care and a Home Health license and can offer a range of services.

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EVERETT — Everett Community College advanced manufacturing student Nicole Zupke and instructor Michael Patching received awards at the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) national conference in March. Zupke, 28, of Everett, received the national ATEA Student Award for Notable Performance in Composite Design. Patching, of Clinton, was honored as one of three finalists for the ATEA Outstanding Technical Teacher award.

Jordan Steele to its growing team of real estate agents. He will be based in the main branch office in Lynnwood. Re/ Max Elite has offices in Lynnwood, Smokey Point, Woodinville, Everett, and Snohomish. Also, Re/Max Elite has welcomed two new brokers to its family of offices. Izabella Reid is a broker in Re/Max Elite’s Snohomish office. Riitta Kivi has joined the company’s Lynnwood location.


EVERETT — A former chief medical officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has been hired to oversee student training Larry here for Schecter Washington State University’s new Spokane-based medical school. Dr. Larry Schecter will be an associate dean to administer medical education programs at WSU’s campus in Everett.

dent for the Washington Region of Comcast. She will report to Steve White, president of Comcast’s West Division. Based in the company’s Lynnwood office, Lynch replaces Kyle McSlarrow who will lead Comcast’s national customer experience efforts.


MONROE — Canyon Creek Cabinet Company in Monroe named Ashar MacKenzie to the position of controller. Prior to joining CanAshar MacKenzie yon Creek, MacKenzie served as accounting manager for an industrial painting company, managing all accounting, financial and auditing functions. With 15 years of practical accounting experience, she also holds a certified payroll professional certification as well as a degree in accounting.



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New Everett mayor offers opportunities E

verett Mayor Ray Stephanson’s about-face earlier this year on running for what would be a fourth term came as a bit of a surprise to locals. In The Herald’s coverage, he cited family reasons for the reverse course. A few days later, two candidates jumped into the suddenly open race. Now, three people plan to run for the position. Everett’s commercial real estate market has yearned for a citywide vision that might serve an even broader purpose to unite the rather fragmented business community and clarify what Everett wants to be. With a clear vision, real estate owners, managers and developers can deliver inventory to fit that plan. While most cities re-wrote their vision plans after the Great Recession, Everett

did not and it has struggled at times to compete for opportunities with cities that have. An effort to create one is under way now, but with a change in the Tom mayor’s seat ahead it will likely need Hoban to be replaced by a new one. Everett is Realty poised, too. Funko, Markets a toys and collectible company, bought the iconic former Bon Marche Building — most recently home to Trinity Lutheran College — in downtown Everett and brought with it dozens of

tech jobs in the city core. The transformation of Everett’s North Broadway neighborhood into a mini-college town with student housing and the new Washington State University campus is meaningful. New housing along the Snohomish River where decades ago Everett made the news for the famed tire fire is another good sign. (It will be more exciting if promised retail in the Riverfront area opens as promised.) Two new hotels opened in downtown Everett and the Port of Everett has selected a developer and begun building its long anticipated retail, office and apartment project on the marina. Most exciting, though, is the announcement that a two-gate terminal providing convenient airline commercial

passenger service in and out of Everett will open in 2018. Airports create jobs that have nothing to do with aerospace and everything to do with facilitating trade and commerce. Of the things that could be baked into a new vision, commercial passenger service is the game-changer. Whomever the new mayor might be, a new vision to leverage the momentum in place now should be job No. 1. The power of the private sector to build on that foundation has really never been seen in Everett in a generation. With a robust new vision plan, it can be finally realized. Tom Hoban is CEO of The Coast Group of Companies. Contact him at 425-339-3638 or or visit www. Twitter: @Tom_P_Hoban.

How to overcome everyday distractions I

t’s crucial to learn how to work with focus, considering the many distractions luring us in every day. You can use your calendar dutifully as a time management tool, but at the end of the day working with focus is what’s going to get things done. Distractions are Monika the nature of the beast in today’s Kristofferson fast-paced, digital world. There’s Office certainly nothing Efficiency wrong with the amazing tools we have at our fingertips, until they interfere with our productivity and work-life balance. That’s when we have to become ninjas at focus management and how we deal with distractions because distractions have many downsides. When we give in to distractions, we may: ■ Lose focus on our task at hand.

■ Forget where we left off when we stopped working. ■ Get pulled into someone else’s needs or goals at the expense of our own. ■ Feel like we didn’t get as much done as we wanted during our work hours. ■ Short ourselves on personal care. There are two types of distractions that we need to be aware of — internal and external. Internal Distractions Thoughts: These include considering ideas for future projects; worries and concerns on your mind; tasks that you remember that you need to complete; negative self-talk; and self-doubt. Body: This includes feeling tired, hungry, thirsty, too cold or too warm. External Distractions

Phone: This includes all the phone entails such as calls, texts, voicemails, email, web searches, social media and, of course, games. Face-to-Face Interruptions: This is

when people ask you questions or chat with you or just are too loud around you. Meetings: Any and all meetings falls under this — out of the office, in the office, phone or video conferencing. Errands: Another tempting one to take advantage of short lines and better parking when you have a flexible schedule during the day. Or even stay home to catch up on housework. Here are some solutions for many of the distractions listed above. Internal Distractions

Thoughts: Get things out of your head and onto paper so you won’t forget anything. Talk out your worries and issues on the spot or agree to come back to them later for resolution. Remind yourself of what your task is by saying, “Right now I am…” (Fill in the blank). Make sure you have everything you need to create a comfortable working environment with appropriate temperature. Fuel yourself properly for hunger and thirst. Take breaks to stretch and breathe.

External Distractions

Make it your goal to work for 96 minutes without distractions each day to improve your productivity. This is 20 percent of an eight-hour work day. That means turning off your phone, close your door if you have one and Standing while you are chatting with someone instead of sitting down. As for meetings, attend only ones that affect you if you can help it and try phone or video conferencing if possible. With errands, wait until your work is done before leaving your office. Tie an errand in with another task that requires you to leave your office. If you work at home, make housework part of your breaks. Distractions are going to happen, so you need to be armed with strategies to beat them. Be the boss of distractions so you can reap the rewards of increased productivity. Monika Kristofferson is a professional organizer and productivity consultant who owns Efficient Organization NW in Lake Stevens. Reach her at 425-220-8905 or

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he success of viral marketing (through digital channels) demonstrates how this contagious concept can work through traditional marketing channels. To clarify, I am referencing to organic viral growth, not a viral marketing campaign you pay for. Viral marketing is the process of gaining rapid adoption through word of mouth “networks” leveraging the internet through e-mail, texting and social networks. Prior to the “digital era” we called it “referral” marketing. Digital viral growth happens as a side-effect of using the product. It usually involves an embedded or automatic system to spread the word, and doesn’t require evangelists to transmit the message. A good example is social media networks that automatically email you when you have a new post, request, photo, connection or tweet.

What I’m suggesting is that we can generate these “side-effects” organically, through traditional marketing activities. But first, let’s examine the most Andrew publicized online Ballard “viral” success story. Viral marketing Growth has been around for a while. Tim Strategies Draper, founding investor of Hotmail, first coined the term in 1997. We can take a few pages out of their book and apply them off-line. First, some background. Hotmail, without a big advertising budget, needed creativity to compete against better funded competitors. Their solution was simple. They added a message to every outbound e-mail their customers sent: “Get your free e-mail at Hotmail.” Their e-mail postscript performed like an implied endorsement. They made history! Hotmail spent $500,000 against Juno’s $20 million, outperformed them by threefold in half the time, and then got bought out by Microsoft for $500


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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 April 1-30. 17-11550-MLB: Chapter 7, Christopher O. Madison and Laurie L. Madison; attorney for joint debtors: Kenneth J. Schneider; Filed: April 5; assets: yes; type: voluntary; nature of business: Other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 17-11630-MLB: Chapter 7, Robert Angel Vazquez; attorney for debtor: Renee C. Warren; attorney for interested party: Michael D. Bohannon; filed: April 11; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 17-11640-TWD: Chapter 7, MTN Inc.; attorney for debtor: Larry B. Feinstein; attorney for interested party: Thomas P. Quinlan III; attorney for special request: John R. Rizzardi; attorney for special request: Christopher Young; interested party: Pro se Dore; filed: April 11; assets: no; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: corporation 17-11849-MLB: Chapter 13, Ricardo Garcia Zarco; attorney for debtor: Davisson D. Culbertson; filed: April 23; assets: yes; type: voluntary; nature of business: other; nature of debt: business; type of debtor: individual 17-11881-MLB: Chapter 7, Dong Un Kim; attorney for debtor: Young Oh; filed: April 25; 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 April 1-30.

Federal tax liens 201704040207: April 4; Charge D Affaires Guardian Associates Inc., PO Box 880, Everett 201704040208: April 4; APG Framing (+), 3015 Ninth St., Apt. 109, Everett 201704040209: April 4; Stanton-Sharpe HJ (+), 4758 Park Drive, Apt. 108, Mukilteo 201704040210: April 4; Raptis, Paula (+), 9100 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds 201704040211: April 4; Shoreline Sign and Awning (+), 12101 Huckleberry Lane, Arlington 201704040212: April 4; Tiacharoenwat, Sudarat, 10426 13th Ave. W, Everett 201704040213: April 4; Sabotage Sports Training and Management Company, 3616 South Road, A-3, Mukilteo 201704040214: April 4; Hana Wellness Clinic (+), 17410 Highway 99, Suite 150, Lynnwood 201704040215: April 4; Crosson, Ace K., 4405 S Machias Road, Snohomish 201704040216: April 4; Crosson, Shellie J., 4405 S Machias Road, Snohomish 201704040255: April 4; Cooper, Timothy, 20611 Bothell Everett Highway, E121, Bothell 201704040256: April 4; Sivchhim, Saveth (+), 22415 Sixth Place W, Bothell 201704040257: April 4; Raphael, Micah N., 19591 Ranien View Road, Monroe 201704040258: April 4; Williams, Penny L., 22702 30th Court SE, Bothell 201704040259: April 4; Nathan Builders (+), 9792 Edmonds Way, No. 266, Edmonds 201704040260: April 4; Harrison, Taryna L., 8415 221st Place SW, Edmonds 201704110381: April 11; Enrapture Inc., 10530 19th Ave SE, Everett 201704110382: April 11; Leading Edge Gymnastics Academy Inc., 1500 Industry St., Suite 300, Everett 201704110383: April 11; McGinnon, Lisa G., 510 Maple Ave., Snohomish 201704110384: April 11; Pantano, Jena D., PO Box 586, Mukilteo 201704110385: April 11; Heineman, Lisa A. (+), 5765 96th St. SW, Mukilteo 201704110386: April 11; Lange Laurale (+),


12414 Highway 99, Suite 9, Everett 201704110387: April 11; Lowe, Jeanette M., 19503 Fales Road, Snohomish 201704110388: April 11; Barnett, Mickie, 6705 Sunnyside Blvd., Apt A, Marysville 201704110389: April 11; Koretskiy, Aleksandr, 10710 Evergreen Way, Apt. H108, Everett 201704110390: April 11; Secret Garden Restaurant (+), 21025 Highway 99, Lynnwood 201704110391: April 11; Hayes Roofing Enterprises, 17702 Second Ave. NE, Arlington 201704120082: April 12; Gilbert, Charlotte C., 7827 14th St. SE, Lake Stevens 201704120083: April 12; Airport Video (+), 11732 Airport Road, Everett 201704120084: April 12; NWPD (+), 11014 19th Ave SE, Suite 8, Everett 201704120085: April 12; Jarjour, Antoine, 13817 NE 40th St., Bellevue 201704120086: April 12; Burt, Darren (+), 4502 148th St. NE, Marysville 201704180200: April 18; Avery Automotive (+), 19003 Lenton Place SE, Monroe 201704180201: April 18; Purple Haze (+), 4218 Rucker Ave., Everett 201704180202: April 18; Charge D Affaires Guardian Associates Inc., PO Box 880, Everett 201704180203: April 18; Kanekeberg, Richard L., 3405 172nd St. NE, Arlington 201704180204: April 18; Axford, Adam, 1314 131st SE, Apt. A, Everett 201704180205: April 18; Apostol, Mike J., Po Box 14144, Mill Creek 201704180206: April 18; St. John, Steven F., 14309 51st Drive NE, Marysville 201704180207: April 18; Gaceta, Mary Ann (+), 3418 Serene Way, Lynnwood 201704180208: April 18; Johnson, Debra A. (+), 301 Ninth Ave. S. Edmonds 201704180209: April 18; Benedict, Todd , Estate Of (+), 5401 143rd Place SW, Edmonds 201704180210: April 18; Rutter, John E. III, 3409 Shore Ave., Everett 201704180211: April 18; Williamson, Frank (+), 715 Seventh Ave. N, Edmonds 201704180212: April 18; Vollbrecht, Mara L., 17415 52nd Ave. W, Apt. 6, Lynnwood 201704180213: April 18; Hinkle, Svetlana L. (+), 1710 100th Place SE, Suite 102, Everett 201704180214: April 18; Longshore, Johnny S., 14617 E Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood 201704180215: April 18; Christin, Frank, 914 164th St. SE, No. 372, Mill Creek 201704180216: April 18; Sutton, Scott A., 7924 210th Place NE, Arlington 201704180217: April 18; Seattle Asbestos Environmental, 17523 160th St. SE, Monroe 201704180218: April 18; Ambrose CM Co. (+), 2919 Fulton St., Everett 201704180219: April 18; Crosson, Shellie J. (+), 4405 S Machias Road, Snohomish 201704180220: April 18; Edwards, Nicole D. (+), 4406 142nd Place SE, Snohomish 201704190076: April 19; Catanzaro, Annamaria R. (+), 5015 175th St. SE, Bothell 201704190077: April 19; Burt, Darren (+), 4502 148th St. NE, Marysville 201704190078: April 19; Health Research Associates Inc., 6505 216th St. SW, Suite 105, Mountlake Terrace 201704250138: April 25; Morrison, Nancy A., 1923 Third St., Marrysville 201704250139: April 25; Dieffenbach, Craig, 14722 W Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood 201704250140: April 25; Quincy, Heidi D. (+), 27227 103rd Drive NW, Stanwood 201704250468: April 25; Michael Leon Construction Inc., 526 N West Ave., No. 126, Arlington 201704250469: April 25; Richardson, Patrick D., 19003 First Ave. SE, Bothell 201704250470: April 25; Rostad, Cynthia J., 1107 135th St. SW, Everett 201704250471: April 25; Mills, Michael M., 20629 127th Ave. SE, Snohomish 201704250472: April 25; Ntere Inc., 5807 244th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 201704250473: April 25; Bundy Carpets Inc., 616 State Ave., Marysville 201704250474: April 25; Vanderpol, R., 18827 24th Ave. W, Lynnwood

201704250475: April 25; Hernandez, Leonardo R., 19305 36th Ave. W., Apt. 9, Lynnwood 201704250476: April 25; Tegeler, Jodi, 19305 36th Ave. W, Apt. 9, Lynnwood 201704250477: April 25; Dunn, James A. II, 205 E Casino Road, B20-23, Everett 201704250478: April 25; Kamp, Alice (+), PO Box 845, Monroe 201704250479: April 25; Granberg, Kevin M., 7027 210th St. SW, Apt. C, Lynnwood 201704250480: April 25; Laitala, Jaime D. (+), 10225 Seventh Ave. SE, Everett 201704250481: April 25; Langendorfer, Aaron, PO Box 6, Snohomish 201704250482: April 25; Los Portales I (+), 15620 Highway 99, Suite 1, Lynnwood

Employment security liens 201704070173: April 7; Mobile Mini Inc., State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070177: April 7; Omnivore Technologies Inc., State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070198: April 7; Alstom Renewable US-LLC, State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070202: April 7; Henning Concrete and Construction (+), State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070205: April 7; Spectranetics, State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070207: April 7; Vestas American Wind (+), State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070208: April 7; McKinley Homes Inc., State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070209: April 7; Gozone After School Program (+), State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070223: April 7; Teampersona Inc., State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070224: April 7; Hilsinger Group PLLC, State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070225: April 7; A&A Landscaping and Irrigation, State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070226: April 7; Avery Automotive (+), State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070227: April 7; Industries Rad Inc., State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201704070228: April 7; Entertainment Partners Services, State Of Washington (Dept Of)

Partial release of federal tax liens 201704030146: April 3; McCreary, Aaron, 3503 133rd St. SW, Lynnwood 201704040217: April 4; Howard, Brian J., 14326 51st Ave SE, Everett 201704040218: April 4; Parke, Michelle, 11324 31st St. SE, Lake Stevens

Release of federal tax liens 201704040222: April 4; Harmer, Karin K., 9229 210th St. SE, Snohomish 201704040223: April 4; Potter, Carol G., 19420 88th Ave W Edmonds 201704040261: April 4; Johnson, Rochelle (+), 5528 218th Ave. NE, Granite Falls 201704040262: April 4; Ponton, Dawn A., 21227 84th Ave W, Edmonds 201704040263: April 4; Halvorsen, Dagfinn, 3021 123rd St. SE, Everett 201704040264: April 4; Lamb, Brandon J., 23303 Cedar Way, Apt. 7203, Mountlake Terrace 201704040265: April 4; Hawks, Janet L., 10710 Evergreen Way, Apt. C203, Everett 201704040266: April 4; Johnson, Rochelle O. (+), 5528 218th Ave. NE, Granite Falls 201704040267: April 4; Konsmo, Marsha, 15219 14th Drive, Mill Creek 201704040268: April 4; Johnson, Rochelle (+), 5528 218th Ave. NE, Granite Falls 201704040269: April 4; Whisler, Alison H. (+), 2022 Rucker Ave., Everett 201704040270: April 4; Johnson, Christopher A., 5528 218th Ave. NE, Granite Falls 201704040271: April 4; Pulver, Barbara S., PO Box 973, Monroe 201704040272: April 4; Reimers, Kay A. (+), 2919 127th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens 201704040273: April 4; Maudes Happy Adult Family Home Inc., 916 93rd St. SE,

Everett 201704070128: April 7; Gutsalo, Yevgeniia (+), 17128 42nd Drive SE, Bothell 201704110392: April 11; Maland, Larry A., 13511 51st Ave. W, Edmonds 201704110393: April 11; Novella Construction (+), 12829 Highway 99, Unit 11, Everett 201704110394: April 11; Automatic Entries Inc., 6720 210th St. SW, Suite A, Lynnwood 201704110395: April 11; Roberts, James H., 711 W Casino Road, Apt. 3A3, Everett 201704110396: April 11; Cooper, Douglas N., 12407 Fourth Ave., W 2102, Everett 201704110397: April 11; Maland, Larry A., 13511 51st Ave. W, Edmonds 201704110398: April 11; Santeford, Jack W. Jr., 1417 E Lakeshore Drive, Lake Stevens 201704110399: April 11; Winsauer, Michael L., 17818 54th Place W, Lynnwood 201704110400: April 11; Johnson, Paul E., 1728 225th St. SE, Bothell 201704110401: April 11; Newton, James D., 15613 May Creek Road, Gold Bar 201704110402: April 11; Maland, Larry A., 13511 51st Ave. W, Edmonds 201704120087: April 12; Springberg, Bradley D., 10608 90th St. NE, Lake Stevens 201704180221: April 18; Corstone Flooring (+), PO Box 852, Stanwood 201704180222: April 18; Clark, Kathy (+), 12425 43rd Drive SE, Everett 201704180223: April 18; Doremus, Kay S., 8607 Cascadia Ave., Everett 201704180224: April 18; Howard, Whitney R. (+), 14326 51st Ave. SE, Everett 201704180225: April 18; Action Jackson Drain Cleaning and Plumbing Corp., 23930 Highway 99, Edmonds 201704180226: April 18; Osburn, Michael A., 2025 Lakewood Road, Arlington 201704180227: April 18; Whitley-Hathaway, S., 705 175th Ave. NE, Snohomish 201704180228: April 18; Vick, Jeffrey M., 218 Grand Ave. W, Gold Bar 201704180229: April 18; Osburn, Mark R., 12829 Second St. SE, Lake Stevens 201704180230: April 18; Brown, Steven P., PO Box 357, Snohomish 201704190079: April 19; Navarro, Jose L., 9009 W Mall Drive, Apt. 1712, Everett 201704190080: April 19; Artisan Acoustics (+), 4706 154th Place SW, Lynnwood 201704250141: April 25; Rusaj, Jiri, 4803 223rd St., Mountlake Terrace 201704250142: April 25; Kraft, Joseph R., 1406 180th St. SW, Lynnwood 201704250483: April 25; Nesseth, Robert W., PO Box 999, Snohomish 201704250484: April 25; Sanchez, Sara L., 27503 Fern Bluff Road, Monroe 201704250485: April 25; McCreary, Aaron, 3503 133rd St. SW, Lynnwood 201704250487: April 25; Edwards, Anthony, 4406 142nd Place SE, Snohomish 201704250488: April 25; Donnelly, Brian J., 907 123rd Ave. NE, Lake Stevens 201704250489: April 25; Juarez, Candelario, 7220 Lower Ridge Road, Everett 201704250490: April 25; Thomas, Jeffrey A., 18930 Bothell Everett Highway, Apt. N102, Bothell 201704250491: April 25; Enrico, Daniel T., 13914 228th St. SE, Snohomish 201704250492: April 25; Terracotta Red, 2820 Hewitt Ave., Everett 201704250494: April 25; Udell, Aaron, 12017 24th Place NE, Lake Stevens 201704250496: April 25; Lynn, Tammee, PO Box 2852, Everett 201704040688: April 4; Thompson Paul (+), 12706 48th Drive NE, Marysville

Withdrawal of federal tax liens 201704250146: April 25; Cyr, Toby W., 4319 180th St. SE, Bothell 201704110405: April 11; Itrellis, PO Box 14983 Mill Creek 201704180231: April 18; White Lori A, 11807 Tulare Way W, Tulalip 201704250144: April 25; Cyr, Diane (+), 5714 189th St. NE, Snohomish

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BUSINESS BUILDERS 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

Arlington Abelite Law Offices: 16710 Smokey Point Blvd., Suite 200, Arlington, WA 98223; Attorneys Eagle Ridge Home Owners Association: 3604 234th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-7698; 360-572-3255; Associations Gourmet Latte: 16831 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223-8407; 360548-3701; Gourmet Shops Susan’s Home Safari: 16710 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223-8435; 360-658-8818; Nonclassified Establishments Three D Composites: 5919 195th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-7859; 360-386-8352; Nonclassified Establishments

Bothell Vest Seattle Realty: 16404 Smokey Point Blvd., Bothell, WA 98223-8417; 360-6530124; Real Estate ATS Grocery Mill Creek: 18001 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98012-6895; 425-286-2097; Grocers-Retail Chaat House: 22612 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021-8488; 425-4870001; Restaurants H&J General Services: 19528 22nd Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98012-6943; 425-8771482; Services Not Elsewhere Classified

Edmonds Spektra Systems: 3927 221st Place SE, Edmonds, WA 98021-7274; 425-419-4449; Nonclassified Establishments 620 Glen St. Condo Owners Association: 620 Glen St., Edmonds, WA 980203028; 425-670-0415; Associations Joyland Lynnwood: 8505 240th St. SW, Edmonds, WA 98026; 425-742-8562; Nonclassified Establishments Makota Co: 1026 Glen St., Edmonds, WA 98020-2948; 425-361-7359; Nonclassified Establishments Mountain No. 2 City Pt: 100 Second Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020-8443; Nonclassified Establishments Otherwise Wine: 123 Second Ave. S, No. A50, Edmonds, WA 98020-8457; 206-450-0939; Wines-Retail

Everett Veterinary Cancer Specialty: 8401 Main St., Everett, WA 98026-6919; 425-3612784; Veterinarians

ABA Millwork Installations: 12310 Highway 99, Everett, WA 98204-8518; 425-374-3526; Millwork (Manufacturers) AE Construction: 11314 Fourth Ave W, Everett, WA 98204-6926; 425-374-8668; Construction Companies Apria Healthcare: 2420 38th St., Everett, WA 982015309; 425-353-2007; Health Services Atarashii Inc: 10530 19th Ave SE, Everett, WA 982084282; 425-225-5588; Nonclassified Establishments Bean & Vine: 1717 Hewitt Ave., Everett, WA 982013520; 425-263-9495; Nonclassified Establishments Byram Healthcare: 6301 36th Ave. W, Everett, WA 98203-1265; 425-265-7447; Health Services Cemex: 6300 Glennwood Ave., Everett, WA 98203; 425355-2119; Asphalt Construction Sales, Chianti: 1712 Hewitt Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3521; 425233-0365; Restaurants Dana Kae Boudoir Services: 2904 17th St., Everett, WA 98201-2139; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Gyro Shack: 6500 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203-4564; 425-610-3146; Restaurants John Alexander Law Firm: 1511 26th St., Everett, WA 98201-2907; 206-452-5585; Attorneys Lean Integrated: 2918 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201-4204; 425-610-4645; Nonclassified Establishments McKesson Drug Co.: Order Department, Everett, WA 98204; 425-743-3445; Pharmacies Mezcales Market: 500 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208-8110; Food Markets Pearle Eye Tech Express: 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208-2857; 425-347-5407; Optical Goods-Retail Polygon Homes: 4312 30th Drive SE, Everett, WA 98203-1589; 425-626-0811; Nonclassified Establishments Quality Builders: 12310 Highway 99, Everett, WA 98204-8518; 425-374-3422; Building Contractors Rivera Masonry: 8920 Evergreen Way, No. 239, Everett, WA 98208-2660; Masonry Contractors Spencer Wallace Photo: 2815 Baker Ave., Everett, WA 98201-3710; 425-322-3331; Photographers-Commercial

Lake Stevens Veroyo Billing Services: 1901 Merrill Creek Parkway, Lake Stevens, WA 982035865; 425-212-9658; Billing Service Frontier Village: 621 Highway 9 NE Lake Stevens, WA Cascade Summit Rehab Administration Office: 9514

Fourth St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-1937; 425-2639202; Rehabilitation Services Haggen Northwest Fresh: 8915 Market Place NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258; 425377-7120; Nonclassified Establishments

Lynnwood ABL USA Corp.: 3301 184th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037-4797; 425-361-7905; Nonclassified Establishments Apples To Zebras Insurance: 19105 36th Ave. W, No. 101, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5760; 425-207-4232; Insurance Auto Recon USA: 15028 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2318; 425-787-0811; Nonclassified Establishments Dive Commercial International: 19004 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5206; 425-678-0948; Nonclassified Establishments Get Floored: 16825 48th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-6401; 425-967-3472; Floor Laying Refinishing and Resurfacing Inspark Coworking: 16824 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98037-3111; 425-245-7998; Nonclassified Establishments KF Events and Meetings: PO Box 3069, Lynnwood, WA 98046-3069; Events-Special King HWAA MC: 19902 40th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-6729; 425-670-0707; Nonclassified Establishments Lash Lounge: 15022 35th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 980875023; 425-743-6110; Artificial Eyelashes (Wholesale) Medi-Weightloss: 19230 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA 98036-4869; Weight Control Services Millworx: 19510 21st Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 980364867; 425-967-3269; Nonclassified Establishments Nickel Ads Classifieds: 3701 148th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036; Advertising-Newspaper North West Gold Buyers: 15033 Highway 99, Lynnwood, WA 98087-2363; 425-787-6001; Gold Silver and Platinum-Dealers Smile: 19109 36th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036-5767; 425-582-2322; Nonclassified Establishments

Marysville Turbo Expresso: 1233 164th St. SW, Marysville, WA 98087-8193; 425-787-0880; Nonclassified Establishments Dahl Construction Services Inc.: 14608 Smokey Point Blvd., No. 2, Marysville, WA 98271-8946; 360-363-4481; Construction Companies GT Worecon: 10829 52nd Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98271-8831; 360-691-9247; Nonclassified Establishments Genesis Restoration: 1106 Columbia Ave, Marysville, WA

98270-4335; 360-363-4950; Nonclassified Establishments Marysville Arco: 1206 Fourth St., Marysville, WA 98270-4917; 360-659-3334; Service Stations-Gasoline and Oil NW Diesel: 4721 56th Place NE, Marysville, WA 98270-5700; 360-658-1548; Diesel Fuel (Wholesale) NW New Construction and Excavating: 1280 First St., Marysville, WA 98270; 360-572-4261; Construction Companies Red Curtain Community Arts Center: 9315 State Ave., No. J, Marysville, WA 98270-2267; 360-322-7402; Theaters-Live


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Mill Creek Unitedhealth Group: 9517 53rd Ave NE, Mill Creek, WA 98270-5221; 360-3868492; Insurance-Health and Accident

Monroe BCFS Inc: 16300 Mill Creek Blvd., Monroe, WA 980121737; 425-585-0228; Nonclassified Establishments Free Spirit Vintage Market: 102 E Main St., Monroe, WA 98272-1529; Food Markets Mountlake Terrace Safe Two Go Driving School: 14650 N Kelsey St., No. 113, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98272-1456; 360-7947233; Driving Instruction

Mukilteo Kodiak Fishmeal Corp: 6450 218th St. SW, No. 305a, Mukilteo, WA 98043; 425-670-1223; Nonclassified Establishments Consilium Technology: 10601 62nd Place W, Mukilteo, WA 98275-4641; 425-322-5478; Nonclassified Establishments


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Mukilteo Memory Care: 12221 Village Center Place, Snohomish, WA 98275-6079; 425-267-0808; Nursing and Convalescent Homes Graves: 5803 120th Place SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-8919; Nonclassified Establishments Home HC: 922 First St., Snohomish, WA 98290-2907; 360-863-2302; Nonclassified Establishments Qvance: 14531 Cascade Drive SE, Snohomish, WA 98296-5265; 425-224-4290; Nonclassified Establishments

Sultan Whiteside Inc,: 17728 Highway 9, Sultan, WA 98290; Nonclassified Establishments Platinum Garage Door Repair: 401 Main St., Sultan WA 98294-0070; 360-5870792; Doors-Garage

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