Free online Art + Business course offered Oct. 8

Attorney Sarah Jordan, owner of Edmonds-based Jordan Law Firm pllc, is offering her Art+Business: Business Basics to Keep You Creative, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. This session is for creatives in visual arts, performance, music, writing, illustration and photography who want plain-language basics about starting or thriving in business endeavors.  The…

Peoples Bank invites local nonprofits to apply for $25,000 Impact Grant

People’s Bank is accepting applications for its annual Impact Grant through Aug. 31. The Peoples Bank Impact Grant provides a maximum of $25,000 to a single organization for a specific project, use, capital expense or identified purpose that will have a long-lasting, positive impact on the community. New this year, an additional grant of up…

Employer registration open for second annual Lynnwood Job Fair

The second annual Lynnwood Job Fair is coming to the Lynnwood Convention Center on Oct. 12 and employer registration just opened up. Employers from all fields and professions are welcome to attend and set up a booth at the event. Booth registration is $150 and each employer will receive an 8-foot-by-8-foot space with one 6-foot…

Nominations open for employers who recruit, hire and promote workers with disabilities

To spotlight the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment is accepting nominations for the 30th annual Governor’s Employer Awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is Sept. 1, 2022. The Governor’s Employer Awards program honors and celebrates the many and varied contributions Washington’s employers make to…

Another round of state pandemic relief grants now available to small businesses, nonprofits

Applications for the Working Washington Grants: Round 5 and new Convention Center Grants programs opened Aug. 17. Together, these programs will distribute $75 million in pandemic relief grants to eligible small businesses and nonprofits across Washington. The Department of Commerce manages the grants with support from the Washington State Arts Commission. Applications must be submitted…

North Puget Sound Small Business Summit in Lynnwood Oct. 26

The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County is sponsoring a North Puget Sound Small Business Summit Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Join over 600 individuals from a variety of industries representing businesses across the North Puget Sound region for a day of panel discussions, training opportunities, an exhibition hall and networking. The event…

Edmonds native ready to launch Offset Ciderworks

A new cider company is coming to the Seattle area Aug. 15, and it has Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace connections. Offset Ciderworks was founded by Edmonds native Adam Pinkham, and the company’s warehouse is located in Mountlake Terrace. Offset is scheduled to launch with its flagship Off Dry in cans and kegs. Made in Washington…

Applications open Aug. 17 for Working Washington Round 5 Grants

The Washington State Legislature has allocated a new round of grant funding for small businesses affected by the pandemic. A total of $70 million was appropriated by the legislature for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5. In this round of grants, available funds are set aside for specific targeted groups or sectors:…

Applications now open for next WA Data Bootcamp

The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) is presenting the WA Data Bootcamp, designed for individuals in a career pivot or businesses that want to empower their current workforce. The bootcamp teaches the elements needed to become adept at understanding the power of data and how to turn it into meaningful information. The fall class lasts…

Peoples Bank launches ‘Pigs in Pictures’ treasure hunt

Peoples Bank has launched “Pigs in Pictures” — an updated take on its annual piggy bank treasure hunt. Nearly 500 pigs, each containing $20, will be hidden throughout the bank’s footprint in Chelan, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties from July 18 to Aug. 1. People who find the pigs are encouraged to spend…

Attorney offering online Art + Business course July 16

Sarah Jordan Edmonds attorney Sarah Jordan is hosting another free online class Saturday, July 16 aimed at creative entrepreneurs. The one-hour course, “Art+Business: Business Basics to Keep You Creative,” starts at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Jordan, owner of Jordan Law Firm, notes that the pandemic has prompted many to focus on activities that bring them joy—in particular,…

Gesa Credit Union opens applications for Local Heroes grant program

Gesa Credit Union is accepting applications for its 2022 Local Heroes grant program, open to any local organization that supports local heroes in Washington, including firefighters, health care workers, law enforcement, teachers and veterans. Grants of up to $50,000 are available, and the application process is open through July 31, 2022. Funds for the grants are generated…

Nominations open for BECU People Helping People Awards

BECU, Washington’s largest credit union, is accepting nominations for its 2022 People Helping People Awards. The annual, member-driven program recognizes both BECU members and local nonprofits that are dedicated to serving their communities, from ending hunger and pushing for social equity and justice, to transforming lives through education, mentorship and more. Interested nonprofits are encouraged…

UW Medicine opens clinic in Mountlake Terrace

UW Medicine recently opened a clinic location in Mountlake Terrace for patients with primary and/or specialty care needs. To do so, the organization relocated its Primary Care at Lake Forest Park clinic along with the UW Medicine Heart Institute Edmonds to create one comprehensive site for providing primary and specialty care in the area north…

City celebrates three new businesses in MLT’s Town Center

A ceremony on Friday evening marked the openings of Baguus Little Asia, Specialty Fitness Pros and Bagdasarov Insurance Agency, a State Farm office. All three businesses are located in the Arbor Village and Atlas 236 buildings, which together anchor the intersection of 56th Avenue West and 236th Street Southwest. This is in the heart of…

Snohomish County announces $5 million pandemic recovery program focused on small businesses, tourism

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers Monday announced $5.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investments to support pandemic recovery efforts for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and tourism. These investments include the creation of a Small Business Innovation Assistance (SBIA) program, which provides technical assistance and grants to small businesses and entrepreneurs; and an expansion…

Sponsor spotlight: Meet hiring employers at the Lynnwood Job Fair May 12

Have you been looking for a new job, career change, or even a side hustle? Look no further than the upcoming Lynnwood Regional Job Fair. You will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with more than 50 hiring employers. The job fair is completely free and open to all. Stop dreaming about working at Amazon,…

Meet the new business: Eye Associates Northwest

Business name: Eye Associates Northwest Products and/or services: Ophthalmology How long in business: Since 1993 — new location in Edmonds Tell us about your history: Rooted in the Pacific Northwest for over 80 years: Eye Associates of Seattle and the Eye Clinic of Seattle had roots in practices established by individual physicians in the 1930s. Dr. H. Frederick…

Attorney offering online Art + Business course April 2

Edmonds attorney Sarah Jordan is hosting a free online class Saturday, April 2 aimed at creative entrepreneurs. The one-hour course, “Art+Business: Business Basics to Keep You Creative,” starts at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Jordan, owner of Jordan Law Firm, notes that the pandemic has prompted many to focus on activities that bring them joy—in particular, creative endeavors…

Comcast to build new digital lab at YWCA’s Somerset Village Apartments in Lynnwood

Comcast Washington and YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish on Monday unveiled plans to build a new Lift Zone Lab: Digital Community Learning Space, which offers free WiFi access, at YWCA’s Somerset Village Apartments in Lynnwood. According to a joint news release, Comcast is contributing free internet connectivity — a $76,000 investment — and a state-of-the-art technology makeover, to help build…