Business

Chamber hears Boeing exec

SMOKEY POINT — "We're the largest exporter by value," Richard White, manager of state and local government relations for Boeing, told the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce March 10.

New center shortens trips for local kidney patients

MARYSVILLE — Marysville might not seem like a short commute from Burlington, but for dialysis patient Patrice Romero, it's more convenient than going to Oak Harbor.

Local video interpreters help the deaf communicate

SMOKEY POINT — Even though Ron Burdett is deaf, he still enjoys calling friends and family on the phone to talk about the Seattle Seahawks.

Vintage Rustoration borne of childhood passion for antiques

ARLINGTON — It was her grandmother's dresser that got Linda Gudde into antiques.

Pacific Learning Solutions prepares to move

ARLINGTON — Pacific Learning Solutions is not going away, but it is undergoing some significant changes.

Chamber, DABA swear in boards, honor members

SMOKEY POINT — The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber Board of Directors bid farewell to three of its members, while the Downtown Arlington Business Association recognized the exceptional contributions of one of its own board members.

WISE Women Business Showcase offers strategies for success

SMOKEY POINT — "There's enough pie for everybody, so I don't worry about competing with men, or with anyone other than my own personal best," Kim Thompson said, as she mingled with other women in business at the second annual WISE Women Business Showcase on Jan. 14.

WISE Women conduct 2nd annual Business Showcase Jan. 14

SMOKEY POINT — The WISE Women started two years ago this February, and they're looking to celebrate with their second annual Business Showcase on Wednesday, Jan. 14. It will also mark the debut of their "WISE Women Wednesdays" radio show.

DABA gears up for New Year

ARLINGTON — The New Year's first meeting of the Downtown Arlington Business Association looked ahead to promotional opportunities, starting with the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival Saturday, Feb. 7.

Smokey Point Licensing opens

SMOKEY POINT — When Anthony and Kimberley Pellegrini opened Smokey Point Licensing Nov. 18, they already had plans to set themselves apart from other licensing subagencies.

Free online labs can help with your financial planning

ARLINGTON – McIlrath & Eck, a financial planning firm, is offering free online labs where participants learn to save for retirement, optimize Social Security and prepare for health-care expenses.

  • Nov 12, 2014

Harvest & holiday bazaar prevails in spite of rain

SMOKEY POINT — As soon as visitors walked into the Stillaguamish Senior Center, Jared McGuire offered them samples of his homemade catsup and barbecue sauce.

Food Pavilion closes after 55 years in Arlington

ARLINGTON — Like her fellow Arlington Food Pavilion employees, Susan Burris first heard the news on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 14, but she counts herself as lucky, since she was already mostly retired and working part-time at the store.

WorkSource offers free employment workshops

ARLINGTON — Kim Nelson worked in retail for so long that she doubted she was qualified to work anywhere else.

Arlington aerospace company gets Homeland Security certified

ARLINGTON — An Arlington-based aerospace company has become one of only 44 employers in the state, and 254 in the nation, to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in a program designed to strengthen its hiring practices, reduce fraud and ensure it employs a legal workforce.

It’s all AbouttheWOW, other small firms at event

ARLINGTON — The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce's latest Business After Hours not only shined a spotlight on some smaller business, but also paved the way for a future partnership with the Downtown Arlington Business Association.

Business After Hours showcases smaller businesses, tours chamber offices

ARLINGTON — While the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours is a regular event on the third Thursday of every month, the Aug. 21 meeting offers a few new features.

Marijuana producer, processor advocates higher-density employers

ARLINGTON — The City Council's Aug. 4 public hearing, on the temporary moratorium limiting marijuana production and processing, drew only one speaker.

Hairport Barber Shop moves into Mt. Pilchuck Ski & Sport

ARLINGTON — Cutting hair allows Lori Kirkeby to indulge her artistic nature, but her no-frills service is tailored to appeal to those who might not feel at home in a beauty parlor.

Arlington students propose energy-saving methods for schools

ARLINGTON — Close to 40 high school students in the Arlington School District gathered at Weston High School July 30 to present ideas on how the district could decrease its carbon footprint by utilizing renewable energy resources.