Federal disaster assistance loans available to state small businesses economically impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday it is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in many Washington counties, including Snohomish County. SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions…

Inaugural breakfast in Lynnwood April 21 for SnoCo Women in Business

  A new organization, SnoCo Women in Business, is holding its an inaugural breakfast Tuesday, April 21 in Lynnwood. Open to all Snohomish County residents — women and men — the goal is to provide “a unified community for collaboration, education and empowerment supporting the business success of women.” The event will be at SERVPRO…

State provides resource list for businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus

If your business or employment situation is being impacted by the Covid-19 coronavirus, here’s a partial list of state resources that the governor’s office has compiled: Financial assistance The Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) can work with impacted companies that request an extension on tax filing. The law grants the Department authority to extend…

44th Street Sliders celebrates grand reopening, with more to come Saturday

With a new menu and a new name, former Red Onion Burgers owner Seaun Richards celebrated on Friday the first of his two-day grand-reopening of his latest restaurant, 44th Street Sliders. After Richards’ Red Onion Cafe and Seafood Bar  did not achieve the level of success he had envisioned, he decided it was time to…

Join MLTBA for a croissant at Grand Pere Bakery Feb. 19

Network with Mountlake Terrace Business Association members at the Grand Pere Bakery from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 and enjoy a warm croissant, courtesy of the board. Grand Pere Bakery is a cozy café that offers daily fresh baked goods and coffee bar with finely-crafted Attibassi Italian espresso beverages. The address is 24007 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Learn more…

BankWork$ program offers free training for bank-related jobs

Jump start your banking career with YWCA BankWork$, a free program in Snohomish County that provides training for bank-related jobs, such as teller, customer service representative or personal banker, in eight weeks. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years old, have a GED or high school diploma, be proficient in English, know basic computer…

Learn how to start a business this spring at Edmonds CC’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs and “wantrepreneurs” can learn how to start their own business this spring at Edmonds Community College’s new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The center will serve as a hub where community members can network, connect with resources and take classes. The inaugural course, PRIMER, will cover entrepreneurship and small business essentials. “Our instructors are…

Dick’s Drive-In to celebrate 66 years with 19-cent burgers in Edmonds Jan. 30

To celebrate its 66th anniversary, Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants is rolling back the price on burgers to the original 19-cent price, with the special price available at the Highway 99 and 220th Street Southwest location this Thursday, Jan. 30. The restaurant notes that because last year’s 19-cent day “brought almost too many customers out to celebrate,” this…

Senior Center’s Lisa Norton, Fischer Plumbing, Cascade Elite Gymnastics honored by MLTBA

Fischer Plumbing was the named the 2019 large business of the year and Cascade Elite Gymnastics was honored as Small Business of the Year during the Mountlake Terrace Business Association’s 2020 membership meeting Wednesday night at Voula’s restaurant. In addition, Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center Executive Director Lisa Norton was recognized as the 2019 Citizen of…

Two Mountlake Terrace companies make business journal’s Book of Lists

Two companies that call Mountlake Terrace home have made the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2020 Book of Lists. The Seattle-based publication mailed out its annual listings of top Washington state companies to subscribers last week. Mountlake Terrace’s largest employer, Premera Blue Cross, is in the Book of Lists twice. The insurance company was tabbed as…

Know an outstanding entrepreneur? State nominees sought for National Small Business Week awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the Washington Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the achievements of America’s small businesses and the contributions they make to their local communities,…

Scott Dickinson appointed new principal managing broker for Coldwell Banker Bain South Snohomish offices

Coldwell Banker Bain announced Wednesday that Scott Dickinson has been named principal managing broker of its South Snohomish Lynnwood/Edmonds offices. For the past five years, Dicknson has served as a broker in Coldwell Banker Bain’s Capitol Hill office. A certified luxury specialist, Dickinson “lends his experience and knowledge to his colleagues by instructing courses organization-wide,”…

Northgate Mall customers finding their way to Alderwood

When the announcement came that Northgate Mall was transitioning into a mixed-use development — including residential units, office space and a National Hockey League practice facility — some wondered about the impact on Lynnwood-based Alderwood Mall, about 10 miles north on Interstate 5. The answer? “We’re seeing a lot of that business come our direction,…

Reminder: Join MLTBA for a croissant at Grand Pere Bakery Nov. 20

Network with Mountlake Terrace Business Association members at the Grand Pere Bakery from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 and enjoy a warm croissant courtesy of the board. Grand Pere Bakery is a cozy café that offers daily fresh baked goods and coffee bar with finely-crafted Attibassi Italian espresso beverages. The address is 24007 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Learn more…

Sola Salon Studios opening in Lynnwood, seeking salon professionals

We are pleased to welcome as a new advertiser Sola Salon Studios (Sola), which is opening a new studio space in Lynnwood, in the Alderwood Plaza Shopping Center. Since its inception in 2004, Sola has grown to more than 500 locations nationwide. Today, more than 14,000 salon professionals operate successful businesses inside Sola Salons. The…

Sponsor spotlight: A smarter college housing option

Does your child, grandchild, or someone else you know need a place to live while attending college? Instead of renting a dorm or apartment, buying a condo or small house might make more sense. This can save money and provide tax breaks, but you need to do the math and be aware of the risks….

Sponsor spotlight: The marriage penalty is alive and well

Despite what you may think, the marriage penalty is still alive and well. Whether you’re changing your filing status in 2019 because of marriage, divorce or another event (or it’s staying the same), you should review this information and plan accordingly. What is the marriage penalty? The marriage penalty occurs when the dollar ranges for…

Welcome back, advertiser SnoKing Carpet Cleaning

Welcome back SnoKing Carpet Cleaning Services. Mention that you’ve seen their ad on My Edmonds News, Lynnwood Today or MLTnews and receive 25% off your service. The company is a family-owned and -operated business, formed in 2009. Owner Kyle Wood went to elementary school in Lynnwood and graduated from Meadowdale High School. See before and…

Land-use permits submitted for 16-unit townhome project on 56th Ave W

Land-use permits have been submitted for a 16-unit townhome project on 56th Avenue West just north of 230th Street Southwest, NextMLT reports. The permit application was submitted just prior to the Town Center update was approved. The prior zoning designation was Town Center District D, the new zoning designation is TC-R or Town Center Reserve….

Sponsor spotlight: Municipal bonds — an investment with tax breaks

Everybody likes getting something for free, and taxes are no different. Investing in securities like municipal bonds (munis) or municipal bond funds generates tax-free interest income. Here is what you need to know. Advantages of municipal bonds You pay zero federal tax on municipal bond investment income. This makes municipal bonds more attractive than many…

Cedar Park Townhomes submits land use permit application with improved site plan

Afco & Sons has submitted a preliminary fee simple unit lot subdivision application (the land use permit for townhome developments) for a 52-townhome development on the Cedar Park Christian School property between 55th and 54th Avenues West, NextMLT reports. Afco & Sons is the developer for the Arbor Village and Atlas236 projects at the southeast…