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Mickey’s Hometown Barbershop celebrating 30-year anniversary

If you ask Mickey Rounds why he decided to become a barber, he’ll tell you about his mom and sister. “I was young and was at a point when I was trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life,...


With high-touch, local service, and bold thinking, PNW Insurance Solutions is bringing the ‘care’ back into healthcare insurance 1 client at a time

In an increasingly unstable health insurance market with shrinking choices, many business owners believe they have few options for their employees and offer a “one size fits all” insurance... Full story


Tree House for Kids Needs Your Help

Through August 25th, join McDonald McGarry in supporting Tree House for Kids by collecting back to school clothes for foster kids in our area. It’s so easy… Just pick up an extra pairs of jeans, hooded sweatshirts or backpacks and drop them off...


Brookdale Mill Creek: a resort-like lifestyle

Russ Hupe doesn’t miss the yard work, maintenance and other chores that come with home ownership. The former biologist with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife and his wife lived in Oly... Full story


Mukilteo to lose a gem

Like the rocks they polished in a tumbler her father invented, Toni Geiger is one of the gems that helped make Mukilteo a “favorite city by the bay.” Geiger, owner of Harbour Pointe Jewelers, is...


Get Your Debt in Check – Millennials &Debt

While reports show that young adults aren’t racking up credit card debt, they are in fact failing to save and are unaware of how detrimental their student loans are to their livelihood. This is a... Full story


Burgers, brew – What could be better?

Blu Burgers & Brew celebrated its grand opening Friday, Dec. 9, but you still get to enjoy it. Owned and operated by the Meline family, they’re offering daily specials, including, currently, a... Full story


Safe giving after a tragedy

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez lost his life while responding to a domestic-dispute call five blocks away from my Tacoma home. I heard the sirens throughout the... Full story


Mukilteo Memory Care to ease transition for seniors in need

For adults living near and in regular touch with an elderly parent, the telltale signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia are troubling enough. Those who live far from that parent may suffer a distressing...


Bankers food drive raises record total

Bankers in Mukilteo – and at more than 500 other branches across the state of Washington – helped raise over 650,000 meals during the fourth annual Bankers Care Food Drive. This year’s event, which expanded statewide, benefited Northwest Harvest...


Snohomish County convenes 13th farming/forestry conference

Snohomish County will host the 13th Annual Focus on Farming/Forestry conference at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Scheuled to begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Focus on Farming/Forestry is meant to improve innovation and generate...


Chinese company to acquire Oki golf courses

Oki Golf has plans to sell eight of its Seattle area golf courses to the Hong Kong-based company HNA Holding Group for $137 million, including the Harbour Pointe Golf Club in Mukilteo. Although the properties will be sold, Oki Golf Management LLC...


Caliber Home Loans makes mortgage application process easy

As Western Washington residents know, housing prices have been climbing steadily. At the same time, Millennials who have been hesitant to buy, and previous homeowners who lost their homes to...


Academy guides young musicians to a higher level

Many an adult looks back on early years of musical instruction with fondness – and a little melancholy that they didn’t stick with it. Some of the more talented even learned to be proficient with...


Tourism bureau honors 20-year volunteers | Biz brief

Four volunteers in Snohomish County have been recognized for serving 20 years with the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. Volunteers Linda Bresler, Dick and Phyllis Henshaw, and Toki Tonooka received awards on Aug. 15 for their years of service at the... Full story


Blues, Brats & Brews event is Sept. 29 | Biz brief

Economic Alliance Snohomish County is hosting its second Blues, Brats & Brews event Thursday, Sept. 29. The Octoberfest-themed event, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. at the Marysville Opera House, is a networking opportunity for Snohomish County... Full story


Workshop on applying for Snohomish County tourism grants

The Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department is offering workshop on applying for tourism grants. The two-hour informational workshop covering the Hotel/Motel Small Fund Grant application process will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday,... Full story


Biscotti shop now open in Old Town | Biz brief

A biscotti shop boasting more than 19 flavors has opened in Old Town. Northwest Biscotti celebrated its grand opening on July 16 at 700 3rd St. Ste. E in Mukilteo. The owners are Frances and Jason...


Apply now for Snohomish County tourism grants | Biz brief

Snohomish County is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations with projects that will promote tourism. Funds may go toward marketing and promotion of events that will draw tourists and overnight stays in the county and projects that...


Summer Networking event is Aug. 18 | Biz brief

Economic Alliance Snohomish County is hosting its annual Summer Networking event Thursday, Aug. 18. The Summer Networking event is an opportunity for Snohomish County business leaders to do some high-level networking in a low-pressure atmosphere....


Institute of Flight adds board and staff members

The Institute of Flight, formerly the Future of Flight Foundation, has added several new board and staff members. The Mukilteo-based nonprofit organization runs the Future of Flight Aviation Center as part of its mission to advance aviation... Full story


Free L&I workshop for businesses July 21 | Biz brief

You don’t know what you don’t know. The L&I Office in Everett is hosting a free workshop for business owners on insurance management on Thursday, July 21. “What Employers Don’t Know,” scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will...


Summer Nights series returns to Future of Flight | Biz brief

The Institute of Flight’s happy hour events return this year to the Future of Flight Aviation Center’s strato deck. The nine-week Summer Nights series is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. every Friday from...


Learn about Economic Alliance at intro seminar | Biz brief

Economic Alliance Snohomish County is hosting an introductory seminar about the nonprofit organization. It is free to attend. The EASC Introductory Seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at its Everett headquarters.... Full story


DealRev offers businesses alternative to 3rd party deal sites

DealRev, a Mukilteo-based company that is a no-cost alternative to third party deal sites, has launched its newest cloud-based platform. DealRev, with over $8 million in sales, is helping businesses around the country increase sales and keep 100...


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