Business

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.

Proposed affiliation called off between Cascade Valley, PeaceHealth

ARLINGTON — The Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics' proposed affiliation with the PeaceHealth Medical Group has been called off, for the time being.

Street Fair draws thousands to downtown Arlington

ARLINGTON — With more than 120 vendors and thousands of attendees, the Arlington Street Fair brought together businesses and browsers July 11-13.

Arlington Haggen store closes

ARLINGTON — The Haggen Food & Pharmacy in Arlington will close its doors for the last time in Saturday, July 19, after a liquidation sale that's been going on for nearly two months.

WorkSource hires Oso recovery workers

ARLINGTON — Close to two dozen previously out-of-work Snohomish County residents are already being trained to carry out recovery efforts for the Oso area, and more crews will be put to work in the weeks and months ahead, thanks to WorkSource Snohomish County.

Manufacturing Industrial Center makes progress in County Council

EVERETT — The cities of Arlington and Marysville made a significant step in the progress of their work to designate 4,091 acres of industrial and highway commercial properties between them as a Manufacturing Industrial Center with the help of the Snohomish County Council on Tuesday, May 6.

Dwayne Lane offers vehicles to Oso victims

ARLINGTON — Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers is deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the Oso slide, and wants to do its part in helping the victims affected by this tragedy.

  • May 9, 2014

AHS FFA raises $600 through test drives

SMOKEY POINT — The Arlington High School chapter of Future Farmers of America had set a goal of generating $2,000 for FFA in a single day, through the Rairdon’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram test-drive fundraiser on Saturday, April 26.

Auditor’s Office seeks licensing subagent proposals for Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT — The Snohomish County Auditor is accepting business proposals from those interested in owning and operating a vehicle and vessel licensing subagency in the Smokey Point area.

  • May 9, 2014

Business owners meet with elected officials on Oso slide aftermath

ARLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) was joined by Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert and Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin in leading a roundtable discussion of local business owners in the Arlington City Council Chambers on Thursday, April 24, about how the aftermath of the March 22 Oso mudslide has impacted their livelihoods.