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Why First Financial is going against an industry trend and adding branches, 4-5

Tom Hoban: Millennials might be looking to rent in burbs. . . . . . . . . . 13

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Andrew Ballard: Know your company’s core competency. . . . . . 13

First Interstate brings its familiar logo, brand to Lynnwood. . . . . . . . . 6

Monika Kristofferson: How to push through to your end goal . . . . . . . . 14

Banks see a rebound in stock price since the recession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

James McCusker: Prepare for what might happen as if it might. . . . . . . 14

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First Financial Northwest Bank’s Scott Chambers, relationship banker, (from left), Dalen Harrison, senior vice president and chief deposit officer, and Elise Castle, personal banking consultant, pictured at the Mill Creek branch. The Renton-headquartered bank has set its sights on Snohomish County.

First Financial’s foray into county Bank has opened five branches in Snohomish County since 2015, with plans to add more By Jim Davis

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anks are shifting away from branch offices, closing or consolidating thousands of them across the U.S. in recent years. Consumers are becoming more comfortable with online banking, and one survey found that one in five hadn’t even visited in a branch in over a year. But First Financial Northwest Bank is adding — not closing — branches. The Renton-based bank went from one location just two years ago to 10, including adding five in Snohomish County.

First Financial sees the branch system as a way to grow in new communities, said chief deposit officer Dalen Harrison. Customers still want to sit across from a banker when opening an account, she said. “They will use online sources to do research, but more accounts are actually opened in an eye-to-eye experience with a person,” Harrison said. “If you want to grow in a community, it’s important that you have locations where somebody can come in and do that.” The approach has been working, Harrison said. “We’re delighted with Snohomish County,” she said. “We love Snohomish

County. Our branches are growing faster than the national average.” Starting without branches actually helped First Financial, said Rich Jacobson, the bank’s chief financial and chief operating officer. For the most part, all of the branches are between 1,200 to 2,000 square feet and include fewer than three employees — all bankers and no tellers. “This is how most people would build branches now,” Jacobson said. “In the past, we would build 4,000- to 5,000-squarefoot branches with a dozen employees. That’s a tremendous amount of overhead, from a CFO perspective. This is a far more cost effective way to build a branch network.” The branches rely heavily on technology. “They’re a little bit more like an Apple

store than a bank,” Harrison said. “We issue debit cards there and then we show you how to actually activate the card and use it. We’ll go over, with an iPad, things such as how do you sign onto online banking.” First Financial opened its first branch in Snohomish County in Mill Creek in 2015 and added another in Edmonds in 2016. This summer, the bank purchased four branches from Opus Bank, including three in Snohomish County — one in Smokey Point-Arlington, another in Snohomish-Clearview and the last in Lake Stevens. The bank is one of the smallest in the county in terms of deposits, according to an FDIC, report although that was before the addition of the four branches. “Mill Creek and Edmonds, those were


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“We’re delighted with Snohomish County. We love Snohomish County, our branches are growing faster than the national average.” — Dalen Harrison, chief deposit officer our first two offices and we are very pleased with those,” Jacobson said. “That really gave our board of directors the confidence that we should continue up there.” The bank has been around for decades, opening in 1923. It grew to a financial institution with more than $1 billion in assets with just the single headquarters in Renton. “Depending on your familiarity with banking structures, we were at that time what is lovingly referred to as an old-time thrift model,” Harrison said. The bank was looking to grow when it went public in 2007. Then the recession hit. The $225 million raised by going public allowed the bank to weather the downturn. Now the bank is pursuing its intention to grow. “We are publicly traded, and with that comes responsibilities to grow earnings every year to meet the shareholder expec-

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First Financial keeps branches smaller than in traditional locations, but focuses on technology with open and colorful interiors.

tations,” Jacobson said. “We needed to expand outside of Renton.” Harrison is leading the effort to build the branch system. Both she and Jacobson are familiar with Snohomish County. She worked for Peoples Bank in Bellingham before joining First Financial in 2014. Jacobson worked for Horizon Bank, which also was based in Bellingham, before joining First Financial in 2013. First Financial is looking to continue to add branches and wants to be in communities in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties. Snohomish County is attractive

because it’s a growing county, but it also has lots of what Harrison says are great small communities. “When I was a kid, the community banker knew where to get the best piece of pie in the neighborhood, knew where to go to get your car fixed, knew all of those pieces and they would spend time with businesses and consumers and sit down and talk about what’s going on,” Harrison said. “We like to bring that model into communities that have a community feel to them.” First Financial is different from other

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banks in another way, Harrison said. Most banks look for locations and then build branches. First Financial turns the globe upside down, Harrison said. “We build our branches around people,” she said. “The first thing that I do is find the team and then I say if you’re the team, then, ‘Where is the community where you can best provide service?’ So then we find the location.” That’s what happened with the Mill Creek and Edmonds locations. And when the bank purchased the Opus branches it had bankers in mind for those communities, she said. The bank now has 23 employees with more than 354 years of banking experience in the county. She expects First Financial to continue to add branches in the county. She’s not saying how many. “It’s not a magical number,” Harrison said. “It’s a magical result. We should go in if we can add value there and it makes sense business wise.” Much of what First Financial aims to bring is the community banking knowhow to communities, Harrison said. “Banks have been struggling with what value they provide,” Harrison said. “We might, as an industry, be too focused on the transaction flow. If we go backwards to think about banks, a lot of times the real value of what we have provided is the education and the ability to help people get to where they want to go. “The transaction is just the how, it’s not really the what. We think we do that differently.”


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First Interstate makes county return Lynnwood location is part of Montana bank that kept name, logo By Jim Davis

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LYNNWOOD — If you do a double take on the logo, don’t worry. Plenty of people do. First Interstate Bank once had branches all over Western Washington, and a skyscraper in downtown Seattle bore its name. That all disappeared about 20 years ago. Now First Interstate Bank is back with a new branch at 2502 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. “The name recognition has been very positive for us here, especially being a standalone facility for right now,” said Chuck Dodd, North Sound market president with First Interstate Bank. So what happened? Mergers. One led to the bank’s disappearance, and one brought it back. In 1996, Wells Fargo Bank acquired First Interstate Bancorp and the name of First Interstate disappeared throughout Washington. But it didn’t go away everywhere. First Interstate BancSystems, headquartered in Billings, Montana, had a franchise agreement with First Interstate. At the time, the Billings bank purchased six banks in Montana and Wyoming and obtained an exclusive

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First Interstate brings its familiar logo back to the Puget Sound region nearly 20 years after the Washington branches for the company folded into Wells Fargo.

“The name recognition has been very positive for us here, especially being a standalone facility for right now.” — Chuck Dodd, North Sound market president

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First Interstate’s Chuck Dodd, pictured in the bank’s offices in Lynnwood, is the North Sound market president. He’s been with the Lynnwood bank as it changed hands from Prime Pacific to Bank of the Cascades to First Interstate.

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Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. Over the past 20 years, First Interstate of Billings grew into a $9 billion bank, adding dozens of branches either through starting them from the ground up or acquisition. Last year, the bank made its biggest acquisition to date, buying the $3 billion Bank of the Cascades, which was headquartered in Bend, Oregon. Bank of the Cascades had just months earlier entered the Snohomish County market by purchasing Prime Pacific, which had $120 million in assets with branches in Lynnwood, Mill Creek and Kenmore. Bank of the Cascades

made the decision to close two of those branches — the Kenmore and Mill Creek branches. Bank of the Cascades also had a loan center in Seattle and three smaller branches in southwest Washington. So Prime Pacific became Bank of the Cascades which in turn became First Interstate. It was the banking system equivalent of the food chain. Dodd, who had worked at Prime Pacific since 2003, said, “It’s been a bit of a wild ride for my team.” Through the mergers, the number of bank employees dropped from 34 to 16. First Interstate changed all of the signs this sum-

mer and celebrated its opening in Lynnwood last month. The logo remains the same — the stylized letter I outlined by red and orange borders. Dodd met with the bank’s executives after Bank of the Cascades was acquired by First Interstate and talked about the logo. “We’re musing that the lapel pin when I worked for First Interstate of Oregon nearly 30 years ago is identical to the lapel pin we have now,” Dodd said. “There is no change whatsoever.” Dodd expects things to be “pretty stable going forward,” although he thinks First Interstate will grow in Snohomish County. “We’re not concerned about another merger in the future — there will likely be other acquisitions as we go forward,” he said. Still, with all of the upheaval, how are the customers reacting? Dodd said the key is that most of the same people are working with many of the same customers. “People bank with people,” he said. David Smith, First Interstate’s branch manager in Lynnwood, agrees. “It’s really about the people connection. The customers take comfort in seeing the same faces and

the same level of service,” Smith said. Smith also said there are different banking philosophies involved. He thinks that First Interstate is aligned closely with Prime Pacific. Dodd agrees. The bank has more than 120 locations throughout the West, but it was founded by a Homer Scott Sr. in 1968 with a single location in Sheridan, Wyoming. Scott’s son, James R. Scott, is the chairman of the board and the family retains majority stock in the company. The bank also wants its bankers to be heavily involved in the community. Dodd noted that the bank encourages its employees to donate time and money at local charities. The bank matches donations and donates $10 for every hour served at charities. “When you read their value statement and how they develop the bank and their vision for the bank it’s very much nostalgic banking,” Dodd said. And it also helps that the First Interstate sign and logo remain the same. “A lot of people remember the brand, they’re familiar with the brand,” Smith said. “There’s a warm connection with that, that in itself is welcoming.”


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CALENDAR E V E R Y S U N DAY: Farmer's Market @ Boxcar Park O C TO B E R 10/24/30: Port Commission Special Mtgs O C TO B E R 11-18: Online Marina Auction N O V E M B E R 2: Special Port Commission Meeting N O V E M B E R 4/5: Everett No-Coho Blackmouth Salmon Derby N O V E M B E R 7/14: Port Commission Mtgs View complete list of events at: www.portofeverett.com/events

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Commissioner McClelland Resigns; Port Sets Process for District 1 Appointment On September 12, 2017, the Port of Everett Commission set a process for appointing a new Port Commissioner to the District 1 office. The office became vacant on August 29, after Troy McClelland resigned after relocating for a job assignment in Massachusetts. Applications will be accepted from September 14 thru October 16, 2017 only through the Port’s website. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 with a completed application, proof of residency from the Snohomish County Auditor’s office and proof of voter registration. The Port Commission will hold a special meeting on October 24 to include an executive session at the beginning of the meeting to review District 1 candidate qualifications and then resume the special meeting to select the individuals for interviews to be conducted on October 30 during a special meeting at the Port of Everett’s Blue Heron room, 1205 Craftsman Way (2nd floor), Everett, WA 98201. After the public interviews on October 30, the Port Commission will adjourn into executive session – no decisions will be made.

On November 2, at another special meeting, the Port Commissioners will discuss the merits of the candidates in public session and vote on the candidate to be appointed to the District 1 position. The appointment lasts until the next regular Port election (2019) at which time anyone seeking to run for the position will have to stand for election for the balance of the unexpired term and thereafter anyone seeking to run for the position will stand for election in 2021 for the next 6-year term. To Apply: Complete the Port Commission application at www.portofeverett.com/ commissionappointment2017, which includes proof of residency from the Snohomish County Auditor’s office and proof of voter registration. Please keep a copy of the confirmation receipt for your records, and notify the Port at 425-259-3164 within 24 hours of submittal if you did not receive a confirmation email with your application submittal. Qualifying applicants must reside in District 1, and provide proof of voter registration from the Snohomish County Auditor’s office.

Port Commission Authorized a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Kimberly-Clark to acquire the 2.2-acre parking lot parcels On September 12, the Port of Everett Commission authorized a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Kimberly-Clark (K-C) for approximately 2.2 acres of property along the east side of West Marine View Drive. The property historically has been used by K-C for employee parking.

Construction is underway on the City's new Grand Avenue Park Bridge project.

The parcels overlook the Port of Everett Seaport, the former K-C mill site and the U.S. Naval Station. The Port’s interest in acquiring the property is to ensure proper land use compatibility with the deep-water port and Naval

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Bank stocks rebound after recession Local, national banks see stock rise with recovery of market By Jim Davis

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Banks big and small suffered through the last recession. Gone are the likes of Frontier Bank and Cascade Bank in Everett and City Bank of Lynnwood. The banks that survived, for the most part, are thriving now. Take one measurement: stock price. Bank stock locally, regionally and nationally has rebounded like most of the overall market since the end of the recession. What has been called the Great Recession began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that tracks recessions and expansions. During the recession, bank stock prices plummeted in almost every case. Since then, banks have solidified and seen a

steady increase in stock. A selection of banks with a Snohomish County presence illustrates the trend. Banks have seen a steady march upward in stock prices from last day of business at the end of the recession, June 30, 2009, to the first day of business last month, Oct. 2. Take, for instance, Heritage Bank, whose holding company, Heritage Financial Corp., trades on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol HFWA. The Olympia-based bank closed at $11.95 a share on the last day of the recession. Last month, its stock was trading at $29.65 a share. That’s a 148 percent increase in less than eight years. Umpqua Holdings, the holding company for Portland, Oregon-based Umpqua Bank, which has branches in Snohomish County, saw its stock price increase from $7.76 to $19.68 over the same period. It’s an increase of 153 percent. Umpqua trades under the ticker symbol UMPQ also on the Nasdaq. Banner Bank, with holding company Banner Corp., saw its stock price increase from $26.74 a share at the end of the recession to $61.69 at the beginning of last month.

That’s more than a 130 percent increase. The Walla Walla-headquartered bank trades under the ticker symbol BANR, also on Nasdaq. Columbia Bank is a Tacoma-headquartered bank with branches in the county. The bank had its stock prices increase from $10.23 a share to $42.57 over the same period. That’s up more than three times as much — 316 percent. The bank stock is traded as COLB on Nasdaq. Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank wasn’t traded publicly during the recession. It went public on July 10, 2012. Still, the bank has seen a steady growth post-recession. The bank’s stock on the first day it was traded closed at $10.01 a share. The bank traded for $51.18 a share on the first business day of last month. That’s an increase of more than 411 percent in just more than five years. The bank trades on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol FSBW. Everett-based Mountain Pacific Bank and Coastal Community Bank are privately held and not traded on the stock market. Not every bank with a presence in the county has seen an increase. Opus Bank began trading on the Nasdaq with the ticker symbol OPB on April 16, 2014.

The close-of-day stock price was $29.53. That went down to $24.25 a share on the first day of business last month. Some of the national banks with large presences in the county have also seen stocks surge during the same time period. Bank of America, traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BAC, saw its stock price increase from $13.20 a share to $25.62, according to statistics from Yahoo Finance. That’s a 94 percent increase. The bank is headquartered in Charlottesville, North Carolina. Wells Fargo saw its stock price climb from $24.26 to $55.47 over the same time frame. That’s a 128 percent increase. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo also trades on the New York Stock Exchange, under the WFC ticker symbol. U.S. Bank, headquartered in Minneapolis, saw its stock increase 198 percent, from $17.92 on May 29, 2009, to $53.44 a share Oct. 2. The bank trades under the ticker symbol USB on the New York Stock Exchange. The overall market has rebounded during the same time period. The Nasdaq Composite went up 255 percent during the same time period. The S&P 500 Index went up 175 percent.

Get into the spirit with art flasks Camano Island artist found hit combining her artwork with flasks

Art by Shano To learn more about artist Shannon Judge or to see more of her art or to purchase her work, visit www.artbyshano.com.

By Jim Davis

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CAMANO ISLAND — If art feeds the human spirit, then this art feeds humans spirits. Bright, colorful images adorn flasks — cats flitting between high heels, a poodle with a woman in a little black dress and a rabbit lounging on the lap of a nymph. The flasks are the creation of Shannon Judge, a Camano Island artist who works under the Shannon name Shano. It’s also Judge become the artist’s second bestseller behind her prints. “I’m always seeing things and wondering how I can incorporate my images onto that,” Shano said. “It was just one of those things, I was just in the mall, I saw a flask and I thought this would be a great gift.” She’s sold thousands of the flasks through boutiques and on her own website like etsy.com. She’s found they’re popular for bachelorette parties, birthdays or wedding favors. “They’re great girlfriend gifts, women like to buy gifts …” Shano said. “Women

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Camano Island artist Shannon Judge, who works professionally under the name Shano, incorporates her art onto flasks. The items, usually bought as gifts, have become one of her bestsellers.

like to buy stuff and buy stuff for our friends.” She has more than 15 years worth of images she can draw upon. All of the images are feminine figures in a contemporary pop art style made with bright blues, reds and purples. “I like curves and softness and sensuality,” Shano said. “Masculine power is something you feel rather than you visu-

alize. My paintings are how I see things in colors and softness and the feminine.” She’s not the only artist who uses art to decorate flasks. And she puts her art on other items such as purses, tote bags and mousepads. She’s also made art pieces for wine bottle labels for Dusty Cellars Winery on Camano Island. She originally trained to be a fashion designer, but she didn’t pursue that as a

career. She began painting in 2000. “I was trying to find a gift for my grandma and I saw a painting,” Shano said. “I thought I should just get her a painting. And then the wheels started turning, and I thought, ‘Why don’t I try painting.’” Her art is so popular that it’s also been stolen. She was walking through a department store a few years ago when she spotted a jewelry holder, a statuette of a woman striding while holding handbags. The statuette was the image that Shano had created years earlier. She figures the company from India found her image online and copied it. She looked into fighting the company over a copyright violation but ended up dropping it. “As far as me going after them legally, it’s nearly impossible,” Shano said. “Can you imagine shopping just randomly and seeing your image like that?” She started making the flasks about a decade ago. The prints are fashioned in a durable vinyl and she puts it on top of background that includes zebra stripes, tiger stripes and leopard prints. “I sign them and date them so they are collector’s items,” Shano said. “They are their own pieces of affordable art.”


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Make a splash as a DIY bartender Bluewater Distilling offers once-a-month bartending class with tips to take home By Jocelyn Robinson

For The Herald Business Journal

You won’t find a Jack and Coke on the menu at Bluewater Distilling. You won’t find Red Bull and vodka either. Instead, you’ll find cocktails made with fresh organic ingredients and spirits from local distilleries. It’s John Lundin’s quiet protest against the corporate, corn syrup-based food industry – and he’s working to pass that message on to the people. “We have a very strong independent streak with what we do here,” said Lundin, the owner of Bluewater Distilling. “We feel very stubbornly that there are better ways to do things.” Lundin shares those “better ways” with the cocktail-drinking public once a month at classes offered at the Everett distillery and restaurant. Lundin – or one of the creative geniuses behind the distillery’s signature drinks – shows attendees a simpler, fresher approach to mixing drinks. Like a margarita, for example. “You should never buy cheap tequila and never use a margarita mix,” Lundin said. He recommends using fresh lime juice and a simple syrup with a splash of fresh orange juice. Then maybe go a little bolder and start substituting flavors: muddle a nectarine or add some mezcal for smoke. In no time at all, you’ve created what Lundin describes as a very simple yet eloquent cocktail. “I believe this palate is actually more approachable to the home bartender than people realize,” he added. One method Lundin prefers is through infusions — flavoring spirits such as vodka or whiskey by using fruits, herbs or other ingredients.

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Cocktail samples are served up during a Cocktail Tuesday class at Bluewater Distilling in Everett. The classes are offered once a month to teach people tricks of the trade to take home. Below, Bluewater Distilling owner, John Lundin, gives a lesson on tools used for making cocktails.

The infusions can be made in small batches by combining the ingredients and spirits in a canning jar and leaving it in the refrigerator for a few days. Lundin admits that infusion can be a challenging process as home bartenders discover which flavors work well together and which flavors don’t. But he encourages his classes to experiment. “Maybe there’s a certain flavor spice that you love,” he said. “Look for different ways of capturing that and make it for yourself.” The infusions can also be made in small batches, so people don’t have to buy big bottles that could go to waste or buy something made from artificial sweeteners that leave them feeling miserable the next day. The Cocktail Tuesday class is offered

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by Bluewater Distilling the first Tuesday of every month. Each class has room for about 24 people and the lessons have gained an enthusiastic following. Neighbors Lynn Dolan and Barb Meyers, of Marysville, thought the class would be the perfect opportunity to learn how to make drinks for their annual holiday party. “We’d been to Bluewater before and I don’t think there’s a drink we’ve had that we didn’t like,” Meyers said. “Our goal for New Year’s Eve is to have our own bar set up with the stuff that we’ve learned to make.” They were hooked after that first class and have taken four, including a private class on infusion. Meyers brought along a co-worker, Corry Venoma-Weiss, who also became a fan of Cocktail Tuesday. “They make it so it’s accessible to people who are very experienced making drinks at home to people who are just beginning,” said Venoma-Weiss of Everett. “The infusion class made me feel really brave about where to go next.” The group said they feel encouraged to experiment with different tastes and flavors, and feel confident about making their own infused spirits. “It’s just amazing because you think you have to buy special spirits from wherever and he’s like, ‘No, you can make them!’” Venoma-Weiss said. “You don’t have to buy Triple Sec, you don’t have to buy grenadine. I will never buy another bottle of grenadine,” Dolan added with a laugh. Meyers, Dolan and Venoma-Weiss appreciate Lundin’s focus on buying locally. “He’s all about the small-town buying and that’s what’s great,” Meyers said. “It’s stay local and support your small business.” Lundin believes large corporations are keeping people locked into a buying pattern that limits them to what he calls “garbage products.” That’s a pattern he’s hoping to break people out of. “Everything we do at Bluewater is out of respect for the customer,” he said. “I really believe that people shouldn’t have to be subjected to additives and chemicals and not be told what’s in their spirits. “Home bartending becomes much

Friends Donna Massick (left) and Jo Rogers enjoy a cocktail during a class at Bluewater Distilling at the Everett waterfront. Below, cocktails are ready for sampling.

“They make it so it’s accessible to people who are very experienced making drinks at home to people who are just beginning.” — Corry Venoma-Weiss

more affordable because you don’t have to buy these expensive liqueurs where you’re paying for the label.” In addition to Cocktail Tuesday, Bluewater Distilling also offers a yoga class on select Saturday mornings. YogaMosa is open to all skill levels and each $25 session ends with a cocktail and a brunch

dish from the restaurant’s pastry chef. Bluewater Distilling moved their operation to a larger space on the Everett waterfront two years ago, but began offering the classes even before they moved. “We’ve always known that it’s really important to communicate our philosophy,” Lundin said. “The classes were

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always something that we knew we would be doing, especially since we built this facility to have this event space.” Lundin hopes to make cocktails more approachable and remove the idea that the drinks are somehow elitist or snobby. “The classes are meant to inspire,” he said. “That’s the whole goal.”


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NOVEMBER 2017

BUSINESS BRIEFS

EVERETT — The Coast Group celebrated its 30th year in business in October. The Everett company was started by brothers Tom and Shawn Hoban and has grown to become five commercial real estate companies that manage, invest and provide support for $5 billion of apartments, mixed use and commercial properties throughout the Northwest.

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EVERETT — California real estate investment firm Brixton Capital has purchased much of the Everett Mall for an undisclosed price. The 490,949-squarefoot mall at 1402 SE Everett Mall Way houses Sears, Regal 16 Cinemas, Burlington Coat Factory, Party, LA Fitness and other businesses. Jones Lang LaSalle Americas has been selected to manage and lease the property. “Brixton Capital is very excited about the growth in the area and the long term sustainability of Everett Mall. We look forward to working with the new ownership to develop new strategies for the property,” said Glen Bachman, the mall’s general manager.

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EVERETT — Access Laser has sold an 85-percent stake in the company to technology firm Trumpf. The German company was attracted by Access Laser’s work with extreme ultraviolet photolithography, an intense beam of ultraviolet light used to make micro patterns on silicon wafers for semiconductor manufacturing. Access Laser employs 48 people at 917 134th St. SW, Everett.

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EVERETT — Keegan Scharnikow has joined TOP Insurance Associates as a personal and business lines insurance broker. He is licensed to write home, auto, boat, life, and business insurance with multiple companies. Top Insurance is located at 10530 19th Ave. SE, Ste. 101, Everett. For more information, or to reach Scharnikow directly, call 425-5136007 or email Keegan@insurewithtop. com. TULALIP — Tulalip Bay Restaurant

at the Tulalip Resort Casino served its last meal in October. The fine dining restaurant is permanently closing while the space is reimagined into the TulaBene Pastaria + Chophouse. Slated to open this spring, TulaBene Pastaria + Chophouse will feature steaks and Italian-inspired dishes from chef Jeremy Taisey. EVERETT — Funko has announced three executive appointments to support the company’s continued growth and diversification. Andrew Perlmutter, senior vice president of sales has been promoted to president. Johanna Gepford has been promoted to senior vice president of global sales, and Jaime Beckley has been named vice president of sales. EVERETT — Barbara Davis of Mercy Transportation in Everett will be honored as the 2017 Paratransit & Contracting Driver of the Year by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association. The award was presented during the organization’s 99th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Denver on Oct. 10. Davis is a wheelchair van driver who began her career as an Army ambulance driver. EVERETT — Sno-Isle Libraries will offer a series of free webinars for business owners and potential entrepreneurs from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in November. Topics range from writing a business plan to marketing. Information about registering for the free webinars is avail-

able at sno-isle.org/profit. The webinars will also be recorded for later viewing. EVERETT — Leadership Snohomish County is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The organization was launched in partnership with the Everett Chamber of Commerce in 1997. Leadership Snohomish County helps to develop and promote leadership skills in its participants by providing education and opportunities for people and organizations to strengthen the community. More than 600 professionals have graduated from the program in the last 20 years. EVERETT — On Oct. 15, JCPenney partnered with the Career Service Centers at Everett Community College and Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett for a College Suit Up event. Students were able to purchase a suit, dress, sport coat, pant, skirt, blouse, tie or shoes at an affordable price to help build a career wardrobe. MONROE — EvergreenHealth Monroe has added new 3-D digital mammography screening technology. The breakthrough breast-cancer screening technology detects early-stage cancers not seen by a traditional 2-D mammogram, at no extra cost to patients. Since being introduced at the Kirkland campus, EvergreenHealth has seen a 25-percent decrease in patient call backs to clarify initial screening results, and a 10-percent increase in early detection.

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Millennials are warming up to suburbs W

e may be misguided giving the urbanite label to Millennials driving the current apartment boom in Seattle. Certainly, they’re the ones picking up the high-income tech jobs behind all the cranes that dot Seattle’s skyline. But reliable studies show many Millennial apartment renters may actually be warming up to the idea of living and renting in the suburbs. And that could mean a real opportunity for investors. A study by MPF Market Research found suburban rental rates have risen 19 perecent while urban rental rates rose 14 percent across the nation since 2013, giving the edge to the suburbs in the rent-increase game. Of course, suburban rents already start out significantly below the newer multi-story steel and glass towers being erected in Seattle’s core. But the

marginal increase in rents is important as that is really what investors are chasing. This isn’t just a moment in time either. A separate report found that Tom over five-, 10- and 15-year timespans, Hoban high-end suburbs have produced Realty higher risk-adjusted Markets returns for investors than urban core assets. The data in our local Puget Sound market validates the same pattern. The best performers seem to be suburban locations that offer mini-town centers and locations along commute corridors. Where we find both, apart-

ment investors are earning steady returns relative to risk. In Snohomish County, Mill Creek Town Center and Bothell Landing both fit this narrative. So do lesser-known locations around Stanwood-Camano Village, Smokey Point, Arlington and other areas of north Snohomish County accessible to jobs centers and Quil Ceda Village, with its entertainment and shopping amenities. Forecasting supply and demand with these new assumptions about Millennial rent demand patterns gets interesting. As the urban center of Seattle begins to over-supply, will landlords there drop rents? If they do, will that impact demand in the suburbs? One school of thought is that these markets operate in parallel universes, with high-rise, secured-entry urban product in Seattle serving a much higher

income earner than the garden-style twoto three-story product most prominent in suburban markets. The cost jump for renters from the most of the suburbs to the city, goes the theory, is just too high even if landlords in Seattle drop rents by some modest amount in order to attract renters. One thing is for sure, Millennial wants and needs rule the apartment market now. They’re a bigger group than their Baby Boomer parents and make up the largest segment of the rental pool in American history, with a convenience and lifestyle orientation unique to them and fitting for an apartment product as a housing solution deeper into their adult lives. 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.

Make your company known for its ‘one thing’

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everaging your competitive advantage will help separate your company from those vying for customers in your product or service category. Doing so requires that you can answer this question: What is the “one thing” we do better than the competition? If you don’t have a decisive response, keep reading. Many companies attempt to communicate too many competencies to their target markets. It’s hard enough to Andrew be known for one Ballard thing — it’s nearly impossible to be Growth known for many. My favorite Strategies branding adage is “If you try to be known for doing everything by everybody, you’ll end up being known for doing nothing by nobody.” So how do you land on the one advantage that will separate you from the clutter? By identifying and clearly communicating your “core competency.” A core competency is the “one thing” you do better than your key competitors — and it needs to be valued by your target market. The objective is to establish and leverage what Warren Buffett calls a “durable competitive advantage.” If you’re not clear on what your core competency is, there’s a simple way to surface one. Look at your business through the traditional marketing mix of product, price, place and promotion. Following are a few examples to stimulate some ideas. Product: This includes any product or service competency. Starbucks isn’t the category Goliath by accident. Its trademark coffee is dark, rich and bold. Its core competency is the way the company

roasts its beans — and customers wait in line to pay a premium. Price: This can include price, discounts, value-added or financing. Costco launched the “big box” category in 1982. Based on its volume buying power, the company can offer an enormous variety of good products at substantial savings. Again, customers wait in line. Place: This is the function of distribution, location and delivery. Amazon’s distribution model is obviously e-commerce, and the company has clearly gone way beyond books. Its core competency is a warehouse of products that can be delivered to your door — and the convenience it provides customers. Promotion: This part of the marketing mix includes any form of external communications. When Safeco bought the naming rights to the new Mariners stadium in 1998, the company’s exposure increased dramatically. It established a core competency no competitor could duplicate in this marketplace … at least through the 2018 season. My four examples have two things in common: They are all (were) Fortune 500 companies, and they are all headquartered in Washington state. I used larger companies as examples because we all are familiar with their stories. This process is every bit as applicable for smaller companies. In fact, I believe it’s easier for smaller companies to identify and leverage a core competency because (in most cases) their competition isn’t as sophisticated at positioning. You could also consider nontraditional elements of the marketing mix, such as people and packaging. Look at what Southwest Airlines does with their people, and what Heinz did with the ketchup squeeze bottle. Remember that the only way your core competency will create a durable competitive advantage is if it is valued by your target market … so when you go

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Rally when you want throw in towel W

hen you first set a business or personal goal for yourself, you may feel very excited and motivated to meet it. You exude that positive energy that makes you feel like you can conquer anything. But, the longer it takes us to reach our goals, the harder it may be to stay motivated and to stay on track. The idea of reaching the new goal starts out exciting, but if you have a lot of work to do to get there, the daily grind of performing the necessary tasks may start to feel monotonous or boring. Short-term, small goals are great for boosting morale and allowing us to feel accomplished. We set the goal, we do the tasks and we get results. And if you’re like me, you love to check things off of your list. On the other hand, if reaching a goal is going to take many months or even longer, it can feel like you have ‘lots’ of time to accomplish it. With the feeling of so much time on your side, you may stop doing the daily work which can make the progress on your goal fall short. Before you know it, the deadline for fulfilling the goal sneaks up, which can lead to frantically trying to catch up or not even fulfilling the goal on time. Isn’t that ironic?

A difficult or long-term goal may lead you to want or throw in the towel. You may want to give up if: ■ You’re feeling overwhelmed by a big goal. ■ You feel like it’s taking a long time to reach your goal. ■ Reaching your goal is harder than you were expecting. ■ You don’t have the support Monika you need, such as Kristofferson encouragement or feedback. ■ You don’t have Office the skills you need Efficiency to complete the tasks required to reach your goal. It’s good to acknowledge these feelings, but I don’t want you to give up on your goals. I want you to get through to the other side and celebrate your success. Use these three strategies to keep moving forward. 1. Ask yourself if your goal is realistic. Maybe you’ve made your goal so big that it feels too overwhelming to work on because you don’t know where to start. To counteract feeling overwhelmed,

break your goal into small steps. You can take one step at a time and do a little bit each day to keep moving forward instead of feeling stuck. Have you given yourself enough time? It can be exciting to start working on a goal and want to see results quickly. But the chances are good that you have other things going on in your life and business that also require your attention and energy. Be sure you give yourself enough time, including unexpected tasks that come up, delays and obstacles to conquer. Have you considered your energy levels? We often expect more from ourselves than we would ask of someone else for the same task. We may put more pressure on ourselves but, instead, we should respect our own time limitations and energy levels. Before you jump into a project, think about when your energy peaks during the day and work with your natural rhythms. 2. Don’t re-create the wheel. You may be able to save yourself a lot of time and energy by taking a look at what other people are doing who have already gone down the path you’re going down. This doesn’t mean you’re copying someone else, but you can gather information, ideas and maybe even learn some shortcuts. Don’t be afraid to reach out to

others, listen to podcasts, watch videos or read books that will help you reach your goal. 3. Ask for help. You really don’t have to do anything all by yourself, even if you work on your own from a home office. Think about what it is you need and ask for it. Recently, I listened to a TED Talk from Amanda Palmer called, “The Art of Asking” and I would encourage you to listen to it. You can reach out for support, accountability, encouragement and to glean information for skills you may be lacking in. You can also ask for help by hiring the right people with the right skills to help you reach your goals. I wouldn’t have a book on Amazon if I hadn’t hired someone to edit it and get it on the website for me. Delegation can be a powerful productivity tool that allows you to get the best from everyone. Don’t lose steam or throw in the towel when facing your goals. Keep going with grit, determination and a few strategies to keep you on track so you can celebrate your success. Monika Kristofferson is a professional organizer and productivity consultant who owns Efficient Organization NW in Lake Stevens. Reach her at 425-220-8905 or monika@efficientorganizationnw.com.

Don’t let ‘what if’ become ‘what happened’

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hings happen … to businesses as well as to people. And the measure of how well a company is managed is not so much what has happened to it as how well it responded. That is management’s responsibility. Unplanned events, especially the unwelcome ones, are called contingencies by people who deal with them every day, from first responders who react immediately, to the accountants, lawyers, insurance agents, and financial planners who try to anticipate them. Most smaller businesses do not have unlimited resources to develop elaborate “what if” plans, even though they need contingency planning more than their corporate big brothers. Fortunately, the most important ingredient in contingency planning is thought, not money or other resources. And while there is no shortage of things to think about when managing a smaller business, some thought given to contingency planning will pay off for you just when you need it most. There are two main categories of business contingencies: internal and external. An external event like a hurricane, earthquake, fire or a zombie apocalypse originate outside your business organization but can have a significant effect on your ability to continue operating. Internal contingencies originate within your organization and include such things as a discontent or dissolute

partner, a computer crash that leaves your company records irretrievable or a trusted bookkeeper departing for a Costa Rican beach, accompanied by more cash than you realized your business had. In most smaller businesses external contingencies are the ones given more attention. If the cost of insurance against James some external events McCusker was not included in your initial capiBusiness talization or cash flow calculations, it 101 should be given a high priority as soon as possible … like now. Without insurance, even a minor fire or weather event could mean the end of your business. The insurance agent that you select can be a valuable resource, but only you can provide the analysis of your business and how fragile, or not, its financial situation is. You should consider business interruption insurance as well as casualty insurance, for example, to help keep your business operating while damage is repaired. Some policies include this as part of a business package aimed at smaller businesses but some will need your initiative to find out costs and coverage. In the end, you are the one

in position to make the best judgment balancing the threat with the insurance affordability. It is the internal contingencies that usually get the least attention in smaller businesses. This is probably due to the lack of experience of entrepreneurial managers. They simply don’t realize how many different ways a business organization can unravel. Years ago, Bennet Cerf and his friend, Donald Klopfer started the now-giant publishing company, Random House, without a partnership agreement. They apparently never even thought about it. After decades sharing an office, with their desks together, arranged so that they faced each other, they literally, in every sense of that word, were equal partners. They saw no need for a legal contract to restate the obvious. That was several generations ago. Even in those days, though, when it was more likely that a person’s word meant something, it wasn’t a wise thing to run a growing business like that without an ownership agreement of some sort. The reason? Contingencies. The plots of movies and television soap operas would have us believe that business crises and dissolutions are caused by a falling out of the partners or family members. In reality, though, the causes are far less dramatic: a business that was a partnership or some sort of joint venture

is shaken when something happens to a key player. It might be an illness or injury, a divorce, an automobile accident, or simply a sudden change in behavior on an individual’s part. Each of these contingencies can have an impact on a business’s continued operation. The way to ensure the continuity of the business, and its ability to support its owners, managers and workers, is to construct an agreement among the stockholders or partners that deals with the conditions and specifics of buyouts, resignations, and the internal contingencies that cause great stress for a business. An experienced business attorney can be very helpful in drafting an ownership agreement, even if you didn’t prepare one before the business started. The shape and success of the agreement, though, will depend on your knowledge of the business and the people involved. Taking these steps will help you prepare for the typical contingencies that afflict businesses. Don’t be discouraged, though, if something comes up that you hadn’t prepared for. Life is full of surprises. As former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once said about anticipating future events, “There are also unknown unknowns. These are things we don’t know we don’t know.” James McCusker is a Bothell economist, educator and consultant. He writes a column for the monthly Herald Business Journal.


NOVEMBER 2017

PUBLIC RECORDS

The following Snohomish County businesses or individuals filed business-related bankruptcies with U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington from Sept. 1-30. 17-14230-MLB: Chapter 7, Yuriy V. Karabut and Nataliya Karabut; attorney for joint debtors: Olga Rotstein; filed: Sept. 9; 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 Sept.. 1-30.

Federal tax liens 201709060062: Sept. 6; Zab Thai Restaurant, 11108 Evergreen Way, Suite A, Everett 201709060063: Sept. 6; Vakalala, Salanieta, 3418 Serene Way, Lynnwood 201709060064: Sept. 6; Bracamontes, Vicente, PO Box 1091, Lynnwood 201709060065: Sept. 6; Brennan, James E., 1728 114th Drive SE, Lake Stevens 201709060066: Sept. 6; Boser, Vicki L., PO Box 70, Snohomish 201709060067: Sept. 6; Smith, Norma, 13619 23rd Ave. SE, Mill Creek 201709060068: Sept. 6; Jones, Tirzah E., 11121 17th Court W, Everett 201709060069: Sept. 6; Piper, Debra, 24901 47th Ave. NE, Arlington 201709060070: Sept. 6; Blackmer, Dawn C., 5000

146th Place NE, Unit 101, Marysville 201709060071: Sept. 6; Murray, Tiffany D., 2003 73rd St. SE, Everett 201709060072: Sept. 6; Hatch, Cyrus Jr., PO Box 53, Marysville 201709060073: Sept. 6; Wallingford, Kathleen L., 1017 Dyer Road, Sultan 201709060075: Sept. 6; Board, Scot S., 4722 169th Ave. NE, Snohomish 201709070028: Sept. 7; Mull, Todd A., 11701 Callow Road, Lake Stevens 201709070030: Sept. 7; Action Jackson Drain Cleaning & Plumbing, 23930 Highway 99, Edmonds 201709120237: Sept. 12; Wesson, Todd, 236 Amanda Ave., Gold Bar 201709120238: Sept. 12; Graebner, Alden G., 4779 Park Drive, Apt. 101, Mukilteo 201709120239: Sept. 12; Kim, Ann S., 18728 13th Drive SE, Bothell 201709120240: Sept. 12; Hreinsson, Gudrun, 4320 196th St. SW, Suite B, No. 646, Lynnwood 201709120241: Sept. 12; Stephens, Arthur L., 13416 Pacific Pointe Lane, Mukilteo 201709120242: Sept. 12; Doty, Paige K., 11313 S Lake Stevens Road, Lake Stevens 201709120243: Sept. 12; Grounds Professionals Inc., 4804 84th St. SW, Mukilteo 201709120244: Sept. 12; Graebner, Connie M., 4779 Park Drive, Apt. 101, Mukilteo 201709120245: Sept. 12; Flores, Olga, PO Box 1978, Snohomish 201709120246: Sept. 12; Flores Painting, 4730 131st Ave. SE, Snohomish 201709120247: Sept. 12; Carlton, Michael T., 24222 54th Ave. W, Unit 47, Mountlake Terrace 201709120248: Sept. 12; Simms, Sunae, 1010 100th St. SW, Apt. 1113, Everett 201709120249: Sept. 12; Hicklen, Michael, 8032 Cyrus Place, Edmonds 201709120250: Sept. 12;

MNO-LLC, 13354 Summit Ave. SE, Monroe 201709120251: Sept. 12; Monet Painting Of Washington Inc., 4320 196th St SW, Suite B, Pmb 244, Lynnwood 201709120252: Sept. 12; Qoroya, Joni, 4320 196th St. SW, Apt. B524, Lynnwood 201709130089: Sept. 13; Stoll, Glen A., 7311 Grove St., Marysville 201709190290: Sept. 19; Robison, Karen L., 211 W Hill St., Monroe 201709190291: Sept. 19; Wolff, Ryan , 4310 236th St. SW, Apt. X306. Mountlake Terrace 201709190292: Sept. 19; Vollbrecht, Mara L., 9425 244th St. SW, Apt. E108, Edmonds 201709190293: Sept. 19; Qoroya, Elonoa, 4320 196th St. SW, Apt. B524, Lynnwood 201709190294: Sept. 19; Airport Video O’Dell Corp Airport Video I, 11732 Airport Road, Everett 201709190295: Sept. 19; Kemper Services Inc., 326 151st Place SE, Lynnwood 201709190296: Sept. 19; Chrome General ContraCourting, 20902 67th Ave. NE, PMB 383, Arlington 201709190298: Sept. 19; Aber, Charlene K., 22105 Second Place W, Bothell 201709190299: Sept. 19; Kaminia Inc., 23505 Lakeview Drive, C-104, Mountlake Terrace 201709190300: Sept. 19; Sheynbaum, Aleksandr V. Sr., 18905 24th Ave. W, Apt. B, Lynnwood 201709190301: Sept. 19; Bergesen, Mary, 4915 15th Drive NW, Tulalip 201709190302: Sept. 19; Nguyen, Dieu T., 16718 Ninth Ave. SE, Mill Creek 201709190303: Sept. 19; Pierce, Tab J., 1008 Eighth St., Mukilteo 201709190304: Sept. 19; Powers, Margaret E., PO Box 1176, Edmonds 201709190305: Sept. 19; Vlahos, Marina E., 17004 40th Drive SE, Bothell 201709190306: Sept. 19;

Brown, Rachel H., 5039 79th Ave. NE, Marysville 201709190307: Sept. 19; Concrete Works, 7701 Hardeson Road, Unit 22, Everett 201709190308: Sept. 19; Lynnwood Cleaning Services, PO Box 741, Lynnwood 201709190381: Sept. 19; Schreier, T., 19410 Highway 99, Apt A-340, Lynnwood 201709190382: Sept. 19; Ryan, Christina L., 20526 63rd Place W, Lynnwood 201709190383: Sept. 19; Sherman, Thomas, 36023 160th St. SE, Sultan 201709190384: Sept. 19; Designs By Mara Inc., 6710 220th St. SW, No. 2, Mountlake Terrace 201709260143: Sept. 26; Danas Transmission & Automotive Repair, 9131 Evergreen Way, Everett 201709260144: Sept. 26; Top Secret Customs & Restorations, 18935 59th Ave. NE, Arlington 201709260145: Sept. 26; Frank D. Granston LLC, 19219 123rd Ave. SE, Snohomish 201709260146: Sept. 26; AGR ContraCourting Inc., PO Box 56, Monroe 201709260147: Sept. 26; Fisher, Tarryn, 5714 113th Place SE, Everett 201709260148: Sept. 26; Nelson, Jennifer L., 14823 Cascadian Way, Lynnwood 201709260149: Sept. 26; Avellaneda, Karen C., 2913 208th Place SW, Lynnwood 201709260150: Sept. 26; Edwards, Randi B., 5915 Highway Place, Apt. 201, Everett 201709260151: Sept. 26; Cassese, John, 3113 127th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens 201709260152: Sept. 26; Players Sports Bar & Grill, 17525 Highway 99, Suite A, Lynnwood 201709260153: Sept. 26; Time Out Sports Bar Snohomish, 921 First St., Snohomish 201709260154: Sept. 26; Hana Wellness Clinic, 17410 Highway 99, Suite 150, Lynnwood 201709260232: Sept. 26; Montgomery, Scott A., 45300

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Portola Ave., Palm Desert, Calif. 201709260233: Sept. 26; Dahl, Michael T., 6219 Ne 202nd St. Kenmore 201709260234: Sept. 26; Pickenpaugh, Jeromy, 11225 First Ave. W, Everett 201709260235: Sept. 26; Stuart B. Lervick Co., PO Box 1299, Stanwood 201709260236: Sept. 26; Innovative Design Engineering & Analysis, 727 Second St., Suite A, Mukilteo 201709260237: Sept. 26; Quiroga, Emmanuel, 23125 Highway 99, Edmonds

Employment security liens 201709070176: Sept. 7; Karma Coating & Maintenance, State Of Washington (Dept Of) 201709080007: Sept. 8; State Of Washington (Dept Of), Employment Security Department

Partial release of federal tax liens 201709120385: Sept. 12; Logan, Scott, 83898 Carolina Court, Indio, Calif. 201709120387: Sept. 12; Logan, Marlene, 83898 Carolina Court, Indio, Calif.

Release of federal tax liens 201709060076: Sept. 6; Porter, Joy L., 6332 107th Place NE, Marysville 201709060077: Sept. 6; Aronson, Michael P., PO Box 632, Granite Falls 201709060078: Sept. 6; Widdis, Charles Jr., PO Box 12604, Mill Creek 201709060079: Sept. 6; Dhillon, Gurparrdee, 18930 Bothell Everett Highway, Apt. F102, Bothell 201709060080: Sept. 6; Porter, Joy L., 6332 107th Place NE, Marysville 201709060082: Sept. 6; Clip-N-Dip Pet Grooming, PO Box 12987, Everett 201709060083: Sept. 6; Pattys Eggnest Mukilteo, 4215 198th St. SW, No. 106, Lynnwood 201709060084: Sept. 6; Northstar Marble & Granite Inc., 3337 Paine St., Everett 201709060085: Sept. 6; BSP Shipping Inc., 11014 19th Ave. SE, Suite 8, Everett 201709060086: Sept. 6; Paul, Darin A., PO Box 118, Snohomish 201709060087: Sept. 6; Olson, Kay P., 6327 95th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens 201709060088: Sept. 6; Kenny, Lance S., 5206 238th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace 201709060089: Sept. 6; Caballero, Elizabeth, PO Box 725, Everett 201709120253: Sept. 12; Dahlgren, Venea L., 17433 79th Drive NE, Arlington 201709120254: Sept. 12; Truck On Call, 17433 79th Drive NE, Arlington 201709120256: Sept. 12; Bussian, Lisa, 17813 W Country Club Drive, Arlington

201709120257: Sept. 12; Dahlgren, Venea L., 17433 79th Drive NE, Arlington 201709120258: Sept. 12; Bundy Carpets Inc., 615 State Ave., Marysville 201709120259: Sept. 12; Doherty, Shawn E., 29 108th St. SE, Everett 201709120260: Sept. 12; Roger Elton Insurance Inc., 127 E Hazel Ave., Burlington 201709120261: Sept. 12; Details Unlimited Inc., 401 Howell Way, Edmonds 201709120262: Sept. 12; Evans, Chad C., 1324 Lombard Ave., Everett 201709120263: Sept. 12; Dixon, Marilyn, 5721 200th St. SW, Unit C, Lynnwood 201709120264: Sept. 12; Plaza Mexico Inc., 13205 31st Ave. SE, Mill Creek 201709190309: Sept. 19; Commercial Aircraft Interiors, 5916 195th St. NE, Arlington 201709190310: Sept. 19; Schmidt, Michael R., 19119 68th Place W, Lynnwood 201709190311: Sept. 19; Hornberger, Robert D., 4505 103rd Place NE, Marysville 201709190312: Sept. 19; Higgins, Donald R., 822 Neosho St., Emporia, Kansas 201709190313: Sept. 19; Higgins, Donald, 21108 Popular Way, Lynnwood 201709260156: Sept. 26; Hendrickson, Susann E., 8425 319th St. NW, Stanwood 201709260157: Sept. 26; DCI Metal Finishing, 6700 Hardeson Road, Suite 101, Everett 201709260158: Sept. 26; Tutty, John R. Jr., 4128 282nd St. NE, Arlington 201709260159: Sept. 26; Voicu, Crezantema, 1304 211th Place SW, Lynnwood 201709260160: Sept. 26; Stewart, Ginger R., 22625 105th Ave. W, Edmonds 201709260161: Sept. 26; Ebel, Ulrich G., 603 116th St. SW, Everett 201709260162: Sept. 26; Logan, Scott, 11014 19th Ave. SE, Suite 8, No. 323, Everett 201709260163: Sept. 26; Logan, Marlene, 11014 19th Ave. SE, Suite 8, No. 323, Everett 201709080219: Sept. 8; Vader, Jeremy M., 7508 Orchard Ave., Snohomish 201709080479: Sept. 8; Bautista, Janette A., 15800 Village Green Drive, Unit 7, Mill Creek 201709120388: Sept. 12; Logan, Marlene, 83898 Carolina Court, Indio, Calif.

Satisfaction of employment security lien 201709270165: Sept. 27; Tri County Monitoring, Washington State Employment Security

Withdrawal of federal tax liens 201709260238: Sept. 26; Hicks, Cheryl L., 7122 287th Place NW, Stanwood 201709190387: Sept. 19; Cramer, Allen E., 6123 144th St. SE, Everett


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BUSINESS LICENSES

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

Ave. W, Brier WA 98036-8303; Construction Companies True North Pro Development: 23400 27th Place W, Brier WA 98036-8334

Arlington

Big Bear Construction: PO Box 1300, Darrington WA 98241-1300; Construction Companies Shiny Clean Janitorial Services: 31202 Crawford Loop Road, Darrington WA 982419415; Janitor Service

17618 Osprey: 6703 272nd St. NE, Arlington WA 98223-8623 Advanced Renovation: 310 E Fourth St., No. B, Arlington WA 98223-1267; Remodeling and Repairing Building Contractors Beauty’s Final Touch & Spa: 19202 113th Place NE, Arlington WA 98223-6730; Health Spas B-You-T: 15519 Forty Five Road, Arlington WA 98223-8004; Beauty Salons Chappel Chicks Farm: 12330 Chappel Road, Arlington WA 98223-6624; Farms Cultivate Therapy: 924 278th St. NW, Arlington WA 98223-9664; Therapy Forge Ahead Fitness: 3113 183rd Place NE, Arlington WA 98223-4743 JJ’s Vinyl Wraps: 13433 Deer Mountain Road, No. A, Arlington WA 98223-5820; Vinyl-Dealers Pflugrath Quality Systems: 7226 Hawksview Drive, Arlington WA 98223-4642 Sixteen Candles Wedding-Event: 27607 10th Drive NE, Arlington WA 98223-7362; Wedding Consultants Planning/Arranging Wendy B’s Custom Cleaning: 24303 131st Ave. NE, Arlington WA 98223-6880; Janitor Service Wirenuts Electric: 16810 Freestad Road, Arlington WA 98223-5488; Electric Contractors Yoney Construction: 26911 53rd Ave. NE, Arlington WA 98223-9148; Construction Companies

Brier All American Construction: 22810 25th

Darrington

Edmonds ADH Consulting: 14807 50th Ave. W, Edmonds WA 98026-4450; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Acreage Land Surveying: 24225 107th Place W, Edmonds WA 98020-5242; Surveyors-Land Beliefs & Ethics Seminars: 5827 148th St. SW, Edmonds WA 98026-4218; Lecture and Seminar Bureaus Bosch Embedded Solutions: 22314 96th Ave. W, Edmonds WA 98020-4529 CMF Enterprises: 13118 50th Ave. W, Edmonds WA 98026-3403 Celtic Sisters: 8519 242nd St. SW No. 801, Edmonds WA 98026-9056 Courtney’s Massage: 23020 Edmonds Way No. 407, Edmonds WA 98020-5069; Massage Therapists Dark Swallow Books: 22317 92nd Ave. W, Edmonds WA 98020-4504; Book Dealers-Retail Dream Queens: 1035 7th Ave. S, Edmonds WA 98020-4015 Engepower-USA: 531 Maple St., Edmonds WA 98020-3434 Full Moon: 8329 Sierra Drive, Edmonds WA 98026-6255 Madison Noelle Photography: 8830 233rd Place SW, Edmonds WA 98026-8648;

We Know Feet Inside and Out! From simple sprains to major pains, the doctors at Ankle & Foot Clinic of Everett are trained exclusively to diagnose and treat ankle and foot problems. When experience, knowledge, and personal attention are important to you – give us a call and meet these special doctors. Let us help you put your best foot forward! SECOND LOCATION! Alpine Foot & Ankle Clinic 17432 Smokey Point Boulevard, Arlington WA • 360-653-2326 www.alpinefootandankle.com Practicing at both locations:

Dr Jarrod Smith & Dr Robert Stanton

1966395

3131 Nassau Street • Everett, WA 98201 (across from Providence Everett Medical Center, Pacific Campus)

425-339-8888

www.ankleandfootnorthwest.com

Photography McDonald’s Creative Designs: 21524 84th Ave. W, Edmonds WA 98026-7303 Osaka Grill: 23607 Highway 99 No. 2a, Edmonds WA 98026-9272; Restaurants Pannonia Trading Co: 16107 54th Place W, Edmonds WA 98026-4741 Spray For Your Sol: 402 Main St., Edmonds WA 98020-3138 Tuesday Sands Art & Photo: 15909 68th Ave. W, Edmonds WA 98026-4507; Arts Organizations and Information Visiting Foot Care Nurse: 10708 Nottingham Road, Edmonds WA 98020-6160; Nursing and Personal Care Not Elsewhere Classified Yoga Reset: 1041 Grandview St., Edmonds WA 98020-2635; Yoga Instruction

Everett Always Enterprise: 13919 Silver Firs Drive, Everett WA 98208-9440 Anointed Touches Beauty Parlor: 1918 Broadway, Everett WA 98201-2316; Beauty Salons Balam Cleaning Services: 12601 Eighth Ave. W No. F203, Everett WA 98204-1843; Janitor Service Beauty Lounge: 3616 Colby Ave. No. 377, Everett WA 98201-4773; Beauty Salons Bergy’s Taxi Services: 12508 28th Ave. W, Everett WA 98204-5488; Taxicabs and Transportation Service Bilbao Exterior Construction: 2007 105th Place SE, Everett WA 98208-4245; Construction Companies Brewer Ashley Eileen: 1304 Bruskrud Road No. A102, Everett WA 98208-4129; Brewers (Manufacturers) Chaussee Hardwood: 611 Waverly Ave., Everett WA 98201-1145; Lumber-Retail Corre Towing: 123 105th St. SE No. A, Everett WA 98208-3925; Wrecker Service Design Roofing & Construction: 10012 Fourth Ave. W No. 114, Everett WA 982042796; Roofing Contractors Dhaliwal Trucking: 2016 127th Place SW, Everett WA 98204-5578; Trucking Due Wind: 8022 Beverly Lane, Everett WA 98203-6404 E Tickets Counter: 12710 22nd Ave. SE, Everett WA 98208-6634; Ticket Service Elegantly Entwined: 8228 Commercial Ave., Everett WA 98203-6601 Full Of Life Placentas: 11409 29th Drive SE, Everett WA 98208-5262 Ganesh Vapes: 2118 Colby Ave. No. 4, Everett WA 98201-2852; Electronic Cigarettes Geek Cognito: 13005 Fourth Drive SE, Everett WA 98208-6434 Golden Years Adult Family Home: 10522 19th Place W, Everett WA 98204-3663 Greenlife Contractors: 120 W Casino Road No. 23e, Everett WA 98204-1754; Contractors Hester’s Crafty Ways: 1001 E Marine View Drive No. B15, Everett WA 98201-2171 Honey & Lace Wild Womens Boutique: 210 79th Place SW, Everett WA 98203-6218; Boutique Items-Retail Hunter Dog Care: 1416 Gibson Road No. B, Everett WA 98204-5519; Pet Services Jaylo Travel Express: 908 116th St. SW, Everett WA 98204-4846; Travel Agencies and Bureaus Kaye+jaye Boutique: 5810 150th St. SE, Everett WA 98208-8901; Boutique Items-Retail Kit Monster Studios: 819 56th Place SW, Everett WA 98203-3073 LA Cadenita: 209 E Casino Road, Everett WA 98208-2610; 425-322-3917 Lyft: 1511 128th St. SW, Everett WA 982045540; Taxicabs and Transportation Service MH Engineering Services: 2529 124th Place SE, Everett WA 98208-6648; Engineers Meridian Adult Family Home: 11900 Meridian Ave. S, Everett WA 98208-4960; Homes-Adult Mia’s Flooring-Carpet Installers: 12818 15th Place W, Everett WA 98204-7580; Floor Laying Refinishing and Resurfacing Modern-Rustic Designs Seattle: 2227 Merchant Way, Everett WA 98208-2431 Morales Construction: Care Of Proempresa Llc 2120 No., Everett WA 98201; Construction

Companies Naomi Cleaning Services: 2 W Casino Road No. C62, Everett WA 98204-7632; Janitor Service No Stress Tech: 9732 27th Drive SE, Everett WA 98208-3529 Northwest Womens Spiritual: 9233 36th Ave. SE, Everett WA 98208-3027; Healers-Mind Body and Spiritual Onko Woodworks: 3729 112th Place SE, Everett WA 98208-7729; Woodworkers P&J Parking Lot Pro: 2625 128th St. SW, Everett WA 98204-5435; Parking Area/Lots Maintenance and Marking RB Taxi Co: 1526 108th St. SW, Everett WA 98204-3771; Taxicabs and Transportation Service R Flagg Enterprises: 3514 111th Place SE, Everett WA 98208-5449 Rain Landscaping: 215 100th St. SW No. D104, Everett WA 98204-2718; Landscape Contractors Reke: 3340 Colby Ave., Everett WA 98201 Rodricor Multi Services: 3426 Broadway, Everett WA 98201-5095; 425-263-9358; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Sea Glass Cottage: 9924 32nd Drive SE, Everett WA 98208-3100 Sela Faith Artistry: 2201 95th Place SE, Everett WA 98208-2963; Artists-Commercial Smokebox Product Packaging: 11401 Third Ave. SE No. V6, Everett WA 98208-5537; Packaging Service Third-Party Publishers: 5428 139th St. SE, Everett WA 98208-9455; Publishers (Manufacturers) Trump Hates Arts: 5129 Evergreen Way No. D Pmb 333, Everett WA 98203-2869; Arts Organizations and Information Unveil Your Glow: 13608 56th Ave. SE, Everett WA 98208-9480 Wrecking Crew Demolition-Construction: PO Box 12114, Everett WA 98206-2114; Demolition Contractors Zilly Stitches: 12118 Highway 99 No. F402, Everett WA 98204-0065; Embroidery

Granite Falls Direct Advisors: 18833 74th St. NE, Granite Falls WA 98252-9011; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Washington Multi-Sport: PO Box 1321, Granite Falls WA 98252-1321

Index Spiro Lucy: PO Box 360, Index WA 98256-0360

Lake Stevens Allied Resources Collective: 623 115th Ave. SE, Lake Stevens WA 98258-8555 Elevate Yoga: 2031 75th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens WA 98258-3185; Yoga Instruction Executive Beauty Suites: 9615 11th Place SE No. B, Lake Stevens WA 98258-3968; Beauty Salons Fix Jaime Ann: 19-B 87th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens WA 98258-7378 Jessica Lynn Lash & Brow: 3910 127th Drive NE, Lake Stevens WA 98258-9602; Beauty Salons Messy Jessy Bags: 9618 Sixth Place NE No. B, Lake Stevens WA 98258-1606 Next Level Video Games: 11513 21st Place NE, Lake Stevens WA 98258-9190; Video Games Prosperity Promoter: 1709 124th Ave. NE No. 1154, Lake Stevens WA 98258-1847; Promotions and Fund Raising Stardust Home Decor: 11266 31st Place NE, Lake Stevens WA 98258-8114; Interior Decorators Design and Consultants Westerwelle Transportation: 3227 92nd Drive NE, Lake Stevens WA 98258-8776; Transportation

Lynnwood African Beauty & Fashion: 14610 Admiralty Way No. J101, Lynnwood WA 98087-1304; Beauty Salons


BUSINESS LICENSES Airro Fitness: 20503 S Danvers Road, Lynnwood WA 98036-7228 Alexander’s Demolition Abatement: 704 145th St. SW, Lynnwood WA 98087-6423; Demolition Contractors Amerikan Aesthetics: 15723 40th Ave. W No. G304, Lynnwood WA 98087-1474; Estheticians Brisco Cuts: 18910 28th Ave. W No. 102, Lynnwood WA 98036-4701; Beauty Salons Classical Conversations Lynnwood: 17507 64th Ave. W, Lynnwood WA 98037-2914 Cotton Angel: 7030 190th St. SW, Lynnwood WA 98036-4130 Dependable Loan: 15517 40th Ave. W No. F108, Lynnwood WA 98087-2348; Loans EGM Construction: 4525 164th St. SW No. H201, Lynnwood WA 98087-8623; Construction Companies Elysian Management & Consulting: 5111 188th St. SW, Lynnwood WA 98037-5423; Management Services Evergreen Social Resources: 19217 36th Ave. W No. 215, Lynnwood WA 98036-5754 JRA Exteriors: 19818 50th Ave. W No. 912, Lynnwood WA 98036-6442 Jeronimo’s House Cleaning: 19814 50th Ave. W No. 734, Lynnwood WA 98036-6465; House Cleaning Junujuno Photography: 4525 164th St. SW No. D103, Lynnwood WA 98087-8604; Photography Kawaii Nail: 17403 52nd Ave. W No. 7, Lynnwood WA 98037-5719; Manicuring Kwan Law: 4215 198th St. SW No. 106, Lynnwood WA 98036-6738; Attorneys Lularoe Megan Haselton: 15914 44th Ave. W No. E204, Lynnwood WA 98087-8916; Clothing-Retail Mystic Monkey Yoga: 4424 145th Place SW, Lynnwood WA 98087-1814; Yoga Instruction Pizzicato Peeps: 19823 50th Ave. W No. H1, Lynnwood WA 98036-6457 Rachel’s Pet Care Services: 16030 36th Ave. W No. 6, Lynnwood WA 98087-1416; Pet Services Ravensview: 15832 18th Place W No. A, Lynnwood WA 98087-8746 Tritre Roofing Co.: 19823 50th Ave. W No. 1312, Lynnwood WA 98036-6457; Roofing Contractors VK Trucking: 19817 Birch Way No. B, Lynnwood WA 98036-9120; Trucking Vicky Maid My Day Cleaning Services: 14917 19th Ave. W, Lynnwood WA 980876010; Janitor Service Zeal-4-Life: 4320 196th St. SW No. B Pmb 83, Lynnwood WA 98036-6754

Marysville All Rise Publishing: 6704 86th Ave. NE, Marysville WA 98270-8507; Publishers (Manufacturers) Around The World Services: 4340 151st St. NE, Marysville WA 98271-8970; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Ben Wigen Design: 3823 64th Ave. NE, Marysville WA 98270-7569 Brookside Bookkeeping Services: 8123 55th Ave. NE, Marysville WA 98270-3109; Accounting and Bookkeeping General Services Burls & Curls Woodworking: 7116 38th St. NE, Marysville WA 98270-6965; Woodworkers Dofleini Dyeworks: 7515 79th Drive NE, Marysville WA 98270-7750; Dyers Exotic Farm: 9109 67th Ave. NE, Marysville WA 98270-7817; Farms Five Pines Construction: 5628 85th Place NE, Marysville WA 98270-3150; Construction Companies Mike’s Mobile Lube: 10033 54th Drive NE, Marysville WA 98270-2064; Automobile Lubrication Service Preconstruction Services: 1412 Eighth St., Marysville WA 98270-4208; Services Not Elsewhere Classified Ride Skateboards: 4624 80th St. NE No. S51, Marysville WA 98270-3493; Skateboards and Equipment Self Made Tile: 8825 34th Ave. NE L No. L212, Marysville WA 98271; Tile-Ceramic-Contractors and Dealers

Tippy Shop: 12115 State Ave. No. D214, Marysville WA 98271-8594 Walk With You Birth Services: 3311 80th Ave. NE, Marysville WA 98270-6824; Birth Centers Wheeler Design: 6420 105th St. NE, Marysville WA 98270-8312

Mill Creek Adonis: 13510 N Creek Drive No. V202, Mill Creek WA 98012-4409 Betty House Cleaning: 4123 151st St. SE, Mill Creek WA 98012-5426; House Cleaning Emshel Designs: 13511 34th Ave. SE, Mill Creek WA 98012-4629 Glory Give: 1504 166th Place SE, Mill Creek WA 98012-6057 Song’s Repair: 2930 Silver Crest Drive, Mill Creek WA 98012-5631; Repair Shops and Related Services Not Elsewhere Classified Taylor’s Northwest Grout-Tile: 3217 150th Place SE, Mill Creek WA 98012-4865; Grouting Contractors Monroe Atlas Finishing: 17146 Beaton Road SE No. 4, Monroe WA 98272-2749 Detail Cleaning Co.: 17133 Laurel Lane SE, Monroe WA 98272-1079; Janitor Service Florence Acres Stables: 12821 271st Ave. SE, Monroe WA 98272-9537; Stables Grateful Heartist: 19916 Old Owen Road, No. 243, Monroe WA 98272-9778 Healing Equine Therapies: 10310 273rd Ave. SE, Monroe WA 98272-9582; Horse Physical Therapy Natures Designs & Consulting: 19916 Old Owen Road Box No. 425, Monroe WA 98272; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Oscar’s Animal Sanctuary: 15425 245th Ave. SE, Monroe WA 98272-7651; Sanctuaries-Wild Life Stylin With Jill: 20626 191st Place SE, Monroe WA 98272-8819

NOVEMBER 2017

ramic-Contractors and Dealers Arboriginals Live Edge Furnishings: 17812 105th Ave. SE, Snohomish WA 98296-8062 Cascade Clean: 829 175th Ave NE, Snohomish WA 98290-4416; Janitor Service Cinnaluna Boutique: PO Box 2099, Snohomish WA 98291-2099; Boutique Items-Retail Cosmic Victories: 1900 Weaver Road, No. A102, Snohomish WA 98290-4214 Crutcher Design: 2325 Tucker Drive, Snohomish WA 98290-6399 DJ’s Farrier Services: 19812 Meadow Lake Road, Snohomish WA 98290-7275; Blacksmiths Eclectic Events: 217 Eighth St., Snohomish WA 98290-2201; Events-Special Hancuff Aviation: 8924 185th Place SE, Snohomish WA 98296-8009; Airline Support Services Hella’s Golf Lessons: 514 Maple Ave. No. 106, Snohomish WA 98290-2565; Golf Instruction Innovative Adviser Solutions: PO Box 1874, Snohomish WA 98291-1874 Main Street Motorsports: 20204 82nd Ave. SE, Snohomish WA 98296-7917 Minderman Enterprises: 12507 55th Drive SE, Snohomish WA 98296-8929 Nick’s Spices Factory: 2215 Cady Drive, Snohomish WA 98290-6290; Spices On Point: 6127 157th Ave. SE, Snohomish WA 98290-9338 Paragon Home Inspection Services: 15201 238th Place SE, Snohomish WA 98296-6805; Real Estate Inspection Taylor Fisheries: 1805 Weaver Way, Snohomish WA 98290-1302; Fishery Consultants Trading Space Investments: 421 Russell Road, Snohomish WA 98290-5602; Investments West-Borneman Group: 604 20th St., Snohomish WA 98290-1424 Willow Creek Pottery & Crafts: 6410 Foster Slough Road, Snohomish WA 98290-6064; Crafts

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Stanwood J Team: 8303 184th St. NW, Stanwood WA 98292-5329 Lorena’s Sweet Reprieve: 7626 Stauffer Road, Stanwood WA 98292-7405 Madcap Photography: 18610 98th Ave. NW, Stanwood WA 98292-6157; Photography Mom Concepts: 17311 W Lake Goodwin Road, Stanwood WA 98292-8988 Polaris Training Concepts: 26910 92nd Ave. NW, No. C5, Pmb 406, Stanwood WA 98292-5437; Training Consultants

Sultan Ecsoils.Com: 498 Ninth St., Sultan WA 98294-9438; Advertising-Computer LA Boutique Bleu: 405 Amberwood Circle, Sultan WA 98294-7655; Boutique Items-Retail Thrill Of The Unknown: PO Box 1897, Sultan WA 98294-1897

Tulalip Acts 9 Management: 12424 11th Ave. NE, Tulalip WA 98271-9465; Management Services Basher Holdings: 13614 Third Ave. NE, Tulalip WA 98271-6778; Holding Companies (Non-Bank) Dr. Capon Health & Wellness: 11722 Tulare Way W, Tulalip WA 98271-9311; Physicians and Surgeons Hansel Hauling Demolition: 1704 114th St. NE, Tulalip WA 98271-9442; Demolition Contractors Jason Hall Consulting: 527 130th St. NE, Tulalip WA 98271-6771; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Library Farm: 13006 19th Ave. NE, Tulalip WA 98271-6704; Farms T&A Logging & Excavation: 13209 Marine Drive, Tulalip WA 98271-6012; Logging Companies (Manufacturers)

Mountlake Terrace Andrew Golesch Photography: 23307 46th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043-4910; Photography Green Viking Lawn & Garden: 4403 229th Place SW, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043-4430; Lawn and Grounds Maintenance Koshkachat: 6302 St. Albion Way No. B211, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043-2213 Moonlight House Cleaning: 23404 50th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043-5306; House Cleaning Pro Conn View: PO Box 380, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043-0380

Mukilteo Apricot Legal Document Services: 4500 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo WA 982754714; Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified Brian KIRK Consulting: 808 10th St., Mukilteo WA 98275-1924; Consultants-Business Not Elsewhere Classified Life Scooped: 1539 Mukilteo Lane, Mukilteo WA 98275-1705 Matthew’s Interiors: 11700 Mukilteo Speedway No. 201, Mukilteo WA 98275-5436; Interior Decorators Design and Consultants North River Concrete Pumping: PO Box 665, Mukilteo WA 98275-0665; Concrete Pumping Service Quality Anodize & Chemical Film: 11620 49th Place W No. A, Mukilteo WA 98275-4255; Chemicals-Retail Roving Lamb: 4624 92nd St. SW, Mukilteo WA 98275-3406 Web Geek Studios: 4837 Sterling Way No. 306, Mukilteo WA 98275-6051; Internet Home Page Dev Consulting

Snohomish 2 Dudes Construction: 6516 60th St. SE, Snohomish WA 98290-5122; Construction Companies Advantage One Tile & Stone: 9102 115th Ave. SE, Snohomish WA 98290-6285; Tile-Ce-

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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

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

Consumer price index, King and Snohomish counties 250.831

250.385

250.942

253.815

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

26,200

$14,139,163

3/17

1,614

1,167

3.5

6,245

41,300

21,700

27,600

$10,378,749

4/17

1,527

1,116

3.1

6,247

40,400

22,000

28,000

$10,024,215

5/17

1,948

1,394

3.5

5,661

39,900

22,300

28,000

$12,095,386

6/17

1,957

1,558

4.1

5,445

39,200

22,900

28,400

$10,987,362

7/17

1,856

1,556

4.0

5,569

38,500

23,600

27,600

$11,646,311

8/17

1,885

1,648

4.3

5,224

37,800

23,900

27,700

$13,219,857

9/17

1,614

1,466

4.3

5,107

38,000

23,700

27,900

$12,568.212

256.098

256.907

256.941

256.821

259.503

261.560

263.756

263.333

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ECONOMIC DATA Boeing stock price

PUD retail electricity use, kilowatt hours

Snohomish County PUD connections

New vehicle registrations

Average gas price (regular, unleaded

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

512

7,048

$2.69

2/17

$180.23

653,923,271

537

6,279

$2.67

3/17

$176.86

692,459,353

533

9,462

$2.73

4/17

$184.83

530,371,921

324

8,364

$2.79

5/17

$187.63

497,975,765

579

8,869

$2.44

6/17

$197.75

463,060,012

399

10,754

$2.72

7/17

$242.46

444,943,513

330

7,303

$2.70

8/17

$239.66

460,966,682

370

7,706

$2.77

9/17

$254.21

553,580,933

421

7,012

$2.95

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