STANWOOD — The Stanwood Chamber of Commerce will hold its Man/Woman/Business Person of the Year awards luncheon on May 16 in the Bonnie Cole Building at the Stanwood Fairgrounds. This luncheon will take the place of our regularly scheduled General Meeting in May. Join us as we celebrate all of the nominees and their accomplishments. The Stanwood Grill will cater the event.
More info: RSVP no later than May 3 with the names of those who will attend so that the chamber will have an accurate lunch count. Click here for a registration form.
SULTAN — The City of Sultan needs volunteers for its Main Street cleanup project from 9 a.m. to noon May 4. Meet at the Sultan River Park gazebo. If you can, please bring gas-powered weed eaters and edgers, gardening tools (identify your own), gardening gloves, flathead shovels, garden hoes, wheelbarrows and 5-gallon plastic buckets.
More info: Contact Donna Murphy at 360-793-1811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNOHOMISH — Piccolina Jewelery artist Lana Davis invites the public to stop by to see her demonstrate the making of and purchase of one of her bird's nest birthstone pearl necklaces from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GROW Washington incubator store, 1204 First St. GROW Washington is a non-profit 501(c)3 formed as a microenterprise business development program to test and launch Washington products and service businesses.
More info: Call 425-210-2426.
LYNNWOOD — All Things HR, LLC, will present Employee Relations 201 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the All Things HR conference room, 4210 198th St. SW Ste 105, Lynnwood. Although the discipline of employee relations encompasses many topics and practices arising from the relationship between an employer and its employees, its foundation will support an organization's leaders in hiring, developing and performance managing employees. While it's impossible to anticipate every possible situation management will face, understanding how policies can be applied consistent with best practice can support strong employee relations. This course will focus on examples of complex, yet common, employee performance and behavioral concerns.
More info: Cost is $60. Register online at www.allthings-hr.com/seminars.
EVERETT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of Economic Alliance Snohomish County will host General Services Administration expert Tom Westerlund from 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 8 as he describes what it takes to become part of the GSA's Multiple Award Schedule Program. Learn what evaluation criteria must be met to be considered for a contract award, how to navigate through the Schedule's eLibrary and the necessary paperwork involved in submitting an acceptable offer for consideration of award. Workshop presented at no charge – registration required.
More info: Economic Alliance Snohomish County, 728 134th St. SW, Everett. Register online at washingtonptac.org/events-workshops/. For assistance, contact Jean Hales, 425-248-4223 or JeanH@economicalliancesc.org.
EVERETT — Economic Alliance Snohomish County presents "Good Morning, Snohomish County!" from 7 to 9 a.m. with Mary Sass, who will give a presentation about leadership and team-building, crucial topics for managers and companies of any size. Sass joined the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University in 2006. Open networking will precede and follow the speaker presentation. "Good Morning, Snohomish County!" will be held at the Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett. Cost is $25 for EASC investors, $35 non-investors.
More info: Email Kellie Schwacha at KellieS@EconomicAllianceSC.org or register online by May 9 at tinyurl.com/EASCgmsc0513.
EVERETT — Everett Community College invites the public to participate in a discussion about how higher education can serve as a catalyst to drive economic vitality in Snohomish County. The free event is 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 10 at EvCC's Henry M. Jackson Center. Keynote speaker is Walla Walla Community College President Steve VanAusdle, who will talk about higher education's role in improving the economic climate and his experience helping drive economic growth and vitality in Walla Walla's wine and water management industries. A panel of business leaders will offer local context to his comments by discussing the importance of education-business partnerships and the future outlook for growth in Snohomish County. Participants will be asked to identify and discuss what Snohomish County's community colleges and four-year partners can do to help drive economic vitality here.
More info: To reserve a seat, RSVP with your email address and phone number to email@example.com or call 425-297-3140.
SNOHOMISH — Kick off Mother's Day weekend with Experience Snohomish from 4 to 7 p.m. May 10 for the return of the Wine Walks in historic downtown Snohomish. This special wine walk will kick off a new Mother's Day weekend tradition. Sample wines at seven locations and shop for deals at participating shops. Guests should bring their own glass and pick up tasting tickets and tasting maps at Dream Dinners, 610 First St. Tickets are just $10 online or $13 at the door. Proceeds from the wine walk will benefit the Snohomish Community Kitchen.
More info: Buy tickets online or follow the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/438233529593495.
EVERETT — The Port of Everett invites the public to help with its 19th annual marina and Jetty Island cleanup day. Those interested in participating are asked to check in at 9 a.m. at the Port of Everett's Fishermen's Tribute Plaza outside Waterfront Center, 1205 Craftsman Way. Volunteers can choose to clean up in the marina area or Jetty Island. Supplies, gloves, bags, scoopers, coffee and snacks will be provided. Volunteers will be asked to sign a hold-harmless agreement. The cleanup day is made possible by City of Everett Parks, Everett Yacht Club and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.
More info: Call 425-259-6001.
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — An open house to provide information and seek public input on a draft medical cannabis ordinance will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 13, followed by a planning commission public hearing at 7 p.m. in the Interim City Hall Council Chambers at 6100 219th St. SW, Suite 220. The draft ordinance proposes allowing medical cannabis collective gardens, a type of cooperative for up to 10 qualifying patients, in the Light Industrial/Office Park zone. This zone is mostly north of 220th Street SW and west of I-5. Buffers of at least 500 feet would be required from any parks, schools, the Interurban Trail and recreational facilities that allow minors.
More info: Call 425-744-6266.
BOTHELL — Economic Alliance Snohomish County ambassadors will hold Business After Hours from 4 to 6 p.m. May 15 at Lombardi's Mill Creek, 19409 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Come out for a casual networking opportunity with EASC ambassadors and investors. Enjoy the fares of a local EASC investor venue with a no-host bar and build EASC relationships. Tickets are complimentary, please RSVP so we can have a head count for the event.
More info: Free to attend; RSVP at www.economicalliancesc.org/events/event_details.asp?id=315606&group=.
TACOMA — To help Northwest companies survive federal budget sequestration, the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance will conduct an aerospace and defense symposium May 21 and 22. Despite recent cuts limiting public access to military bases, the Northwest Aerospace & Defense Symposium offers an opportunity to spend a day at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Guests will be able to network with the 62nd Airlift Wing Command staff, participate in a C17 tour and hear mission briefings from the command staff. The event's second day will focus on program and defense updates with an in-depth discussion on how to survive sequestration. Speakers and panelists at the conference will represent the military, organizations and businesses already successfully doing business in this category.
More info: The symposium will be headquartered at Tacoma's Murano Hotel. Find program and registration information at www.nwaero-defense.com or call 888-701-PNDC.
SEATTLE — Town Hall Seattle and the Seattle Economics Council present Steve Keen, credited as the economist who most accurately predicted the global financial crisis of 2008. At Town Hall, Keen, the author of "Debunking Economics," offers a compelling critique as to why economics as usual has failed so badly — not only at predicting the crisis but also at finding its way to a real recovery. He will speak at 6 p.m. Keen's visit is presented by Town Hall, the Seattle Economics Council and University Book Store as part of the Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship is provided by KPLU.
More info: Advance tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888-377-4510 and at the door at 5:30 p.m.