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Tribal purchase

TULALIP – The Tulalip tribe recently acquired a seafood processing building in Blaine Harbor, and it reportedly plans to expand the enterprise, which sells live crab and other seafood to markets on the West Coast and in Asia.

In late December, Sound Pacific Seafoods LLC sold its facility at 285 Marine Drive to the Tulalip tribe. The facility consists of an 8,000-square-foot building and a 117-foot dock. “The tribe is very involved with the fishing industry and has a reputation of improving all the properties that they obtain,” said Paul Burrill, who was the co-owner of Sound Pacific Seafoods. “They are going to be good partners in our community.”

Burrill said that his company did a lot of business with the tribe, and that the transaction evolved from their good working relationship. Sound Pacific Seafoods first purchased the facility in 2014. Its primary focus was live-crab purchasing from tribal and state fishermen in Washington, Oregon and California. The company would purchase live crab, put them in bulk containers, prepare them for shipment and resell them to other wholesalers on the West Coast. Burrill ssaid some members of Sound Pacific Seafoods will be staying on. “The tribe plans to continue and, I expect, expand operations in Blaine, which will be an economic benefit to the area,” he said.

Center honored

ARLINGTON – Arlington Health & Rehabilitation, a 76-bed skilled nursing and post-acute rehabilitation center, was recognized for its achievements in meeting the criteria for the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program.

The locally owned and operated facility will be honored at the AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit in Grapevine, Texas March 10.

“Our goal each day is to improve the lives of those under our roof,” said Terry Myers, administrator at Arlington Health & Rehabilitation. “This recognition acknowledges the extraordinary efforts our team has undergone to meet measurable goals surrounding patient care.”

The recognition honors members who have received one or more of the Quality Initiative goals, including: Hospitalizations, Customer Satisfaction, Antipsychotics, Functional Outcomes.

Arlington Health & Rehabilitation received Tier 3 recognition, successfully achieving three of the four goals. It was one of 45 skilled nursing facilities located in the state to receive that achievement. There are 220 such facilities statewide.

New agent

ARLINGTON – Connor Cummings is the financial agent at a new Edward Jones office downtown.

“I am excited to be opening a fifth Edward Jones office in Arlington,” Cummings said. “I know the people of this community have come to rely upon our firm to provide them with sound investment advice that is geared toward individual investors.”

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Cummings’ office is located at 104 S. Olympic Ave., Suite 102. For details call senior branch office administrator Maureen Nicol 360-722-7800 or email