Attorney offering free Art+Business online course Feb. 4

Attorney Sarah Jordan, owner of Edmonds-based Jordan Law Firm, will offer a free online course Art+Business: Business Basics to Keep You Creative, at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Feb. 4. 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 course will address…

Sponsor spotlight: Ingredients of a successful business partnership

Like a bundle of sticks, good business partners support each other and are less likely to crack under strain together than on their own. In fact, companies with multiple owners have a stronger chance of surviving their first five years than sole proprietorships, according to U.S. Small Business Administration data. Yet sole proprietorships are more…

Updated: Gene Juarez Academy closes Mountlake Terrace location

Updated Dec. 31 to include a response from Gene Juarez The Gene Juarez Academy North Campus, located at 24255 Van Ry Blvd. #A4 in Mountlake Terrace, is no more as the cosmetology training location has closed. Crews were seen during the last week of December moving equipment and supplies out of the 15,000- square-foot commercial…

Comcast donates laptops to veterans at Edmonds College

Comcast recently donated laptops to several veterans services organizations and groups in Washington state in partnership with Operation Military Family. Leadership from each organization met with Comcast at the Edmonds College Veterans Resource Center to receive the 40 laptops and share stories of the impact they will make for the veterans they serve. The organizations…

Mountlake Terrace and Brier Chamber of Commerce now open for membership

With the official launch of the Mountlake Terrace and Brier Chamber of Commerce last week, the organization is now accepting applications for membership. The newly formed chamber of commerce is a joint effort between the two cities to support local business owners. The chamber’s mission is to help businesses share resources and information in collaboration…

Reminder: Small Business Summit at Lynnwood Convention Center Oct. 26

Join over 600 individuals from a variety of industries for the North Puget Sound Small Business Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 26.  Businesses from across the region will be represented during a full day of panel discussions, training opportunities, an exhibition hall to access resources and networking opportunities. Admission costs $25 and includes a complimentary breakfast,…

Hiring older adults topic of Economic Alliance coffee chat Oct. 11

Age-friendly business practices and hiring older adults is the topic of Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s virtual coffee chat set for Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The U.S. workforce is aging at a rapid rate. It is estimated that 25% of workers in the U.S. and U.K. will be over the age of 55 by…

North Puget Sound Small Business Summit at Lynnwood Convention Center Oct. 26

Join over 600 individuals from a variety of industries for the North Puget Sound Small Business Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 26.  Businesses from across the region will be represented during a full day of panel discussions, training opportunities, an exhibition hall to access resources and networking opportunities. Admission costs $25 and includes a complimentary breakfast,…

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,…