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Tulalip Dressbarn helps local women

TULALIP — The Tulalip Dressbarn is teaming up with its local “Dress for Success” affiliate to give disadvantaged women an “SOS” to get into the workforce.

  • Feb 19, 2009
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Whidbey Island Bank opens Smokey Point branch

ARLINGTON — After a long and arduous construction period, Whidbey Island Bank opened its newest branch in Smokey Point last week, with Patty MacDonald in charge as branch manager and assistant vice Ppresident.

  • Jan 20, 2009
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Jeanne Watanabe has opened a women’s clothing consignment

Watanabe launches clothing consignment store

ARLINGTON — A wise woman recognizes when it’s time to make a change. Jeanne Watanabe made a change in 2008 when it became obvious that the real estate business was dormant. She examined her experience and her passion and the current situation, and I decided to open a consignment clothing store.

  • Jan 20, 2009
Jeanne Watanabe has opened a women’s clothing consignment
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Angel of the Winds adds locally made beer with 84,000 square foot expansion

More than 400 people braved the slushy roads Dec. 28 to attend the grand opening celebration at the Stillaguamish Tribe's Angel of the Winds Casino. The $44 million expansion added more than 84,000 square feet to the original casino, located two miles east of I-5 at exit 210 north of Arlington.

  • Jan 12, 2009
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Course helps farmers gain business skills

To achieve financial success in agriculture, farmers must view their operations as a business and Washington State University’s Snohomish County Extension is offering assistance with a 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship,” so farmers can gain skills in business planning and direct marketing as well as how to deal with the financial and legal issues unique to farm businesses.

  • Jan 12, 2009
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Former Miss Arlington buys Joe 2 Go

ARLINGTON — A Winter Wishes Blend is just an example of what makes Joe 2 Go unique among espresso stands in Arlington.

  • Dec 23, 2008
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Mary Swindell recently opened The Wine Shop at Lakewood Crossing

New wine shop welcomes Thurston Wolfe

LAKEWOOD CROSSING — Wines from Washington and around the world are now conveniently located at The Wine Shop at Lakewood Crossing, opened Oct. 15 by Mary Swindell, who promises to sample every wine before she puts it on her shelves. On Friday, Dec. 12, South African wines will be offered.

  • Dec 9, 2008
Mary Swindell recently opened The Wine Shop at Lakewood Crossing
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Outback Power Systems revamps its workspace at the Arlington Airport industrial area recently

Outback launches new product

ARLINGTON — The Arlington-based solar energy manufacturing company OutBack Power Systems introduced a new gadget last month at Solar Power International 2008, a renewable energy conference in San Diego.

  • Nov 18, 2008
Outback Power Systems revamps its workspace at the Arlington Airport industrial area recently
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Businesses can cut bills by composting Saving through recycling

ARLINGTON — Businesses in Arlington that serve food might be interested in the savings available through a new program offered by the city of Arlington with assistance from the state Department of Ecology.

  • Nov 18, 2008
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Snohomish County farming conference set for Nov. 20

Farmers from around Puget Sound will gather for Snohomish County’s Focus on Farming conference when special guests from around the country will talk about “breaking new ground” in farming practices, food and fuel trends.

  • Nov 11, 2008
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Women in Business Business owners fight the good fight in economic crisis

Louise Alexander-Way bought RV & Marine Supply at State Avenue back in 1991 and in those 17 years, she has never seen so tough an economy.

  • Oct 29, 2008
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John Lanier spends his morning exercise routine chatting with friends via the old fashioned amateur radio.

Preserving amateur radio

A former downtown Arlington businessman, John Lanier spends his mornings on a stationary bicycle chatting with friends via amateur radio.

  • Oct 28, 2008
John Lanier spends his morning exercise routine chatting with friends via the old fashioned amateur radio.
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The Keyboard is Mightier Than the Sword

How many e-mails leave your employees’ mailboxes on a daily basis? The average per day stands at 71.51 (Source: yedda.com). Do the calculation. Multiply that number by the number of your employees. The total should give you pause, as each e-mail has the potential to build or to implode your business.

  • Oct 28, 2008
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Local businesses focus on economy at roundtable

MARYSVILLE — Representatives of the Snohomish County business community met with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen Oct. 27 at the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce for a roundtable discussion of the economic issues impacting them.

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‘Alexander’s Attic’ brings consignment stores to town

ARLINGTON — Aja Valm started “Alexander’s Attic” when she saw something missing for mothers in the community.

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Arlington inventors get patent, find manufacturer for snowboard/ski creation

ARLINGTON — Arlington residents Lynn and Bentley Marks have just gone international. Last year, the married couple’s invention, which combines skiing and snowboarding, had attracted the attention of a national TV program hosted by William Shatner.

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County Council meets at Stilly Senior Center

SMOKEY POINT — The independently elected Snohomish County prosecuting attorney, clerk, sheriff, assessor, treasurer and auditor are rolling up their sleeves to tackle the budget challenges facing the county due to the uncertain economy.

  • Sep 16, 2008
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Community Transit eyes Smokey Point transit center

SMOKEY POINT — A proposed park-and-ride in Smokey Point has been scrapped and the old transit center on Smokey Point Drive will be revamped.

  • Sep 16, 2008
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Movement Arts celebrates 10 years in business with free classes

Movement Arts yoga and dance studio is celebrating its 10-year anniversary Saturday, Aug. 23 with a day of free sample classes at the studio in the Big Red Barn near Island Crossing.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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