Business

After long delay, Walmart is coming to Marysville

MARYSVILLE — After opening stores in Tulalip and Arlington, Walmart is on track to open a store in Marysville. Gloria Hirashima, chief administrative officer for the city of Marysville, noted that the city had approved Walmart's plans in 2006, after public hearings that ran from 2005 through 2006, and added that the Snohomish County Superior Court upheld that decision in 2006, over the protests of a citizens' group.

‘Financial Peace University’ continues in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — The 13-week "Financial Peace University" course is continuing in Marysville this fall. Allen Creek Community Church, located at 7314 44th Ave. NE, will host the classes starting on Monday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The Victory Foursquare Church, located at 11911 State Ave., will host the classes starting on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. FPU is intended to teach families and individuals how to plan their money usage in order to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth.

  • Sep 26, 2011

‘Financial Peace University’ returns to Marysville

MARYSVILLE — The 13-week "Financial Peace University" course is returning to Marysville this fall. Mountain View Presbyterian Church, located at 5115 100th St. NE, will host the classes starting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. The Marysville Church of the Nazarene, located at 8240 64th St. NE, will host the classes starting on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. FPU is intended to teach families and individuals how to plan their money usage in order to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth.

  • Sep 9, 2011

Marysville Goodwill celebrates ‘Western Days’

The Marysville Goodwill’s 10th annual “Western Days” sale exceeded its organizers’ expectations this year. The Goodwill store’s doors opened one hour early, at 8 a.m., on Aug. 12 and 13, to accommodate the large number of eager shoppers that Goodwill staff were anticipating. According to Marysville Goodwill Store Manager Duane Bredin, the crowds they drew on those days did not disappoint.

Seattle Premium Outlets set to expand at Tulalip

TULALIP — The Seattle Premium Outlets on the Tulalip Reservation have done such good business that the Simon Property Group plans to expand their retail space by an additional 100,000 square feet. According to Michele Rothstein, a spokesperson for the Premium Outlets division of Simon, the Seattle Premium Outlets' existing 120 stores produce sales in excess of $700 per square foot, making them one of the group's most productive centers. While Rothstein declined to speculate on how many new stores would be added during the expansion, or which ones they would be, she anticipated that the expansion would be complete in 2013, bringing the Seattle Premium Outlets' total retail space to approximately 540,000 square feet.

  • Aug 18, 2011

Marysville Goodwill holds 10th annual ‘Western Days’ sale

MARYSVILLE — Fans of western clothing and gear won't want to miss the "Western Days" sale at the Marysville Goodwill store, located at 9315 State Ave. The Goodwill's doors will open one hour early, at 8 a.m., on Aug. 12 and 13, to accommodate the large number of eager shoppers that Goodwill staff are anticipating.

  • Aug 11, 2011

Marysville Edward Jones branch office collects school supplies for Kellogg Marsh Elementary School

Lance Curry, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Marysville, is supporting Kellogg Marsh Elementary School by using his office as a drop-off location for the school supplies drive.

  • Aug 10, 2011

Cabela’s breaks ground at Quil Ceda Village

TULALIP — According to Tulalip Tribal Board members, the plot of land just north of the existing Quil Ceda Village and just south of the Tulalip Resort Hotel and Casino has sat empty for years because they've been waiting for just the right new development. As Tribal members officially broke ground on the site with members of the Cabela's chain of hunting, fishing and outdoor supplies stores on Aug. 2, they agreed that Cabela's was the right choice, for Quil Ceda Village and beyond.

Everett Clinic plans Lakewood facility

By late next year, area residents should expect to have a new option in health care available to them. The Everett Clinic broke ground on its planned two-story, 60,000-square-foot, $24 million facility north of 172nd Street NE and west of I-5 on July 21, as Everett Clinic Chief Operating Officer Mark Mantei explained that the 3.6-acre site would serve as the grounds for an even bigger building than their branch in Smokey Point, hosting a broader cross-section of health care services than any Everett Clinic outside of their main offices in Everett itself.

Marysville Tulalip Chamber presents leadership awards

The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce presented its fourth annual Business and Community Leadership Awards for 2011 at the Tulalip Resort Casino on June 24, to celebrate the accomplishments of local companies and individuals who have been judged to epitomize the spirit of leadership, excellent business practices and community involvement.

Marysville mom wants girls to ‘Be Prepared Period’

What’s become an online business started out when Marysville’s Tara Bruley realized that she could use a special sort of support as the mom to a teenage girl.

Cabela’s confirms plans to open in Quil Ceda Village next year

TULALIP — After weeks of speculation, the Cabela's chain of hunting, fishing and outdoor supplies stories has confirmed that they'll be setting up shop in Quil Ceda Village. Tulalip Tribal Chair Mel Sheldon Jr. welcomed the Cabela's chain to the Tribes' lands, noting that the projected 2012 opening of the 110,000-square-foot Cabela's store would not only mark the second Cabela's store opening in the state of Washington, following that of the chain's Lacey location in 2007, but would also be the first on a Native American reservation.

  • Jun 7, 2011

Local bank changes hands, another to merge

One local bank branch changed hands over the Memorial Day weekend, while another bank with two branches in the area is on its way toward a merger, but representatives of both banks want their customers to remain assured that their service will remain the same

Trujillo joins the staff of Marysville Globe, Arlington Times

Chris Trujillo has joined the staff of The Arlington Times and The Marysville Globe and will be covering news and sports.

Cities, Tulalip Tribes join for economic summit

“There’s a lot of good information and good vibrations here today,” said Mel Sheldon Jr., chair of the Tulalip Tribes, to the crowd in the Tulalip Resort’s Orca Ballroom. “The goal and desire that we all share in common is to better our communities and our county.”

Marysville Care Center cuts ribbon on new outpatient therapy gym

The Marysville Care Center invited city officials, care center residents and physical therapists to celebrate the grand opening of its new outpatient therapy gym. Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring took part in the gym's ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 14, which was followed by an open house showcasing the facility's benefits to the community.

Boom City Swap Meet opens in Tulalip

TULALIP — The Boom City Swap Meet will open for business on May 7 and continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Swap Meet welcomes a variety of vendors, offering goods ranging from antiques and handmade crafts to traditional salmon dinners.

911 Driving School comes to Marysville

After years of witnessing the aftermath of poor driving decisions, three Arlington Police Officers have decided to try and instill good driving habits into young drivers from the start. Peter Barrett, Ronnie Johnstone and Seth Kinney plan to open the Marysville branch of the 911 Driving School by this May, but their journey toward their new business began two years ago when Kinney first suggested that they get certified as driving instructors.

Chandler offers Marysville Tulalip Chamber an ‘Eye on Olympia’

TULALIP — "Every legislative session has its own pace," said Gary Chandler, vice president of government affairs for the Association of Washington Business. "This one hasn't found theirs yet." Chandler told the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce on March 25 that he hopes the 2011 session of the state Legislature will meet their goal of completing a budget draft before Easter, because he doesn't see the next forecast getting any better than the most recently released one. "We're going to be $5.1 billion short in the next biennium," Chandler told the Chamber during its monthly Business Before Hours meeting. "We told the legislators this was coming. We told them that the housing market was a false economy and that they needed to hang onto that money." During his "Eye on Olympia" presentation, Chandler identified the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as U.S. military intervention in Libya, as factors which are already compounding the pre-existing economic recession, by driving oil prices even higher and hindering imports and exports to and from Japan.

Dunn Lumber’s Marysville store closes after 44 years

MARYSVILLE — Rick Haverty wishes he'd discovered Dunn Lumber sooner. "I came by here to finish a project a while ago," Haverty said to Dunn Lumber employee Chad Burke on March 18, as he browsed through the store's stock while he still could. "You guys sold me on your service. You checked the boards that I bought before I left with them. At other stores, you just get what they give you. I had to buy more at those stores just to make sure I'd have enough." After March 31, Haverty will no longer be able to continue his now-habitual visits to Dunn Lumber, because by then, the staff and inventory of its Marysville branch are set to be relocated to Mill Creek, marking the end of the store's 44 years on Grove Street in Marysville. "We'll be sharing that property with Parker Lumber," said Mike Dunn, president of Dunn Lumber. "Frankly, we've been losing money here the last few years. The total level of business in this area hasn't been enough to sustain us, and the economy has only exacerbated that."