Business

AWB hopes to minimize increase of minimum wage

TULALIP — Gary Chandler's advice for business owners regarding a potential minimum wage increase is this: Better a little than a lot.

Women encouraged to share their stories

MARYSVILLE — As the WISE Women head into their third annual business showcase March 16, they took time during their regular monthly meeting March 2 to help women in business tell their stories.

Soroptimists ease off on requirements

ARLINGTON — Only once every 12 years does an area conference of Soroptimist International convene in Marysville or Arlington, since the Marysville chapter is but one of 12 in the area.

Marysville’s only frozen yogurt shop opens

MARYSVILLE — City officials and the families helped celebrate the opening of Marysville's only frozen yogurt shop Jan. 30.

Tulalip Beef Jerky Outlet offers flavors for every taste

TULALIP — Walk into the Tulalip Beef Jerky Outlet, and there's a good chance that owner Tom Miller will try to give you a guided tour.

Play It Again Sports moves downtown to serve more customers

MARYSVILLE — Five years after they first opened in Marysville, Play It Again Sports has moved to a new location, that affords them more space for the influx of customer traffic they've gotten over the years.

Clear Image Portrait Studio moves to new location

MARYSVILLE — Moving the Clear Image Portrait Studio three blocks south on State Avenue was not an easy decision for owner Daniel Jolly, but he believes it will ultimately benefit both his business and his customers, even if they miss a few of its familiar trappings.

Coastal Community Bank opens Marysville branch

MARYSVILLE — Erin Reynolds had been working for Coastal Community Bank for only a couple of weeks when the Oso slide hit last year.

Tulalip swap meet returns

TULALIP — Michael Chang retired five years ago, but for the past three years, the Boom City Swap Meet has been his job.

Marysville Tulalip Chamber honors volunteers

TULALIP — Jesica Stickles knows the good work that her volunteers are doing through the feedback they get.

San Juan Salsa Co. expands in Arlington

ARLINGTON — As much as the San Juan Salsa Co. remains committed to serving nothing but handcrafted salsas, they've nonetheless outgrown their facilities and will be expanding into a new building by the end of the year.

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.

New owner skates into M’ville

MARYSVILLE — Michael Louis' original plan was to become a teacher and counselor, and he put himself through school by working at the Kent Skate King.

Open house Feb. 5 for kidney dialysis business

MARYSVILLE – DaVita Pilchuck Dialysis will hold an open house Thursday, Feb. 5, at the center at 1250 State Ave.

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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.

Holiday order-up gift show draws shoppers

MARYSVILLE — While Marysville has several gift shows at the Ken Baxter Community Center that specialize in handcrafted goods, center coordinator Maryke Burgess didn't want to exclude interested local vendors such as Mary Kay, Pampered Chef or Scentsy.

Larsen discusses veterans’ benefits

EVERETT — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen addressed veterans at Everett Community College about educational and other benefits Nov. 5, and heard about their troubles with the Department of Veterans Affairs.