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Jim Davis |
Published: Monday, September 1, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Biz Bits


RE/MAX Direct Realty has announced that Simon Pedersen has joined the office located at 110 4th Ave. in Edmonds. Pedersen, who is also licensed in Florida and speaks four Scandinavian languages, lives full-time in Edmonds. He will be working as a full-time associate, specializing in residential single- and multi-family homes and condominium properties.


Prime Pacific Bank of Lynnwood has been recognized by the Independent Community Bankers of America for achieving its 20th year as a member of that organization. The Independent Community Bankers of America is a national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the nation's nearly 6,500 community banks.

Good deeds

It was announced that the July 12 Puppy Putt motorcycle ride, sponsored by Machinists Union District Lodge 751, raised close to $3,500 for Guide Dogs of America. District 751 is Guide Dogs of America's top fundraiser. Over the past five years, the union has raised close to $1.5 million for the charity, including a record $384,000 in 2013.

Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation will hold the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event on Sept. 17. In addition to donating part of the proceeds from that day's services to the Arthritis Foundation, the Northgate, Shoreline, Everett, and Bellingham Massage Envy locations will offer those currently living with arthritis a free one-hour massage session.

Safe Harbor Free Clinic has publicly thanked the people and organizations that made the opening of their new Stanwood facility possible. These included: Don Timmerman of Windermere; Dan Nelson of Design Northwest; Cascade Lumber; Les Swift at Swift Electric; Jeff Swenson of N.W. Builders; Ryan Kelly at ServiceMaster; Glen and Nancy Nash; Northwest Compassion Foundation; the Norman Archibald Foundation; the Charis Fund; and Judd & Black.


Businesses can learn the basics of selling to the Navy at a free presentation from the Procurement Technical Assistance Center. A networking opportunity with Navy representatives will follow the presentation that runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Economic Alliance Snohomish County, 808 134th St. SW, Suite 101, Everett. Register online at

The next Economic Alliance Snohomish County Business After Hours networking event will be hosted by Sno-Isle Libraries in Lynnwood. Tickets are free, but you are asked to RSVP. The event is 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at 19200 44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Register here:

The public is invited to join in an informal discussion of current events and the economy at a free Coffee Club meeting at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Edward Jones office in the Highway 9 Business Center, 9623 32nd St. SE No. B101, Lake Stevens. The host is financial adviser Rich Carton. Coffee and doughnuts are provided.

King-TV's Jesse Jones will once again emcee Brunch by the Bay, a community event for Providence Hospice and Home Care Foundation of Snohomish County. The event that is now in its 24th year begins at 11 a.m. Sept. 28 at Anthony's Woodfire Grill in Everett. For more information, to sign up as a sponsor, purchase tickets or to donate, please call 425-261-4859.

Classes, workshops and webinars

A free public education workshop on “Solar Electricity for Your Home” is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Kellogg-Marsh Grange Hall located at 10005 67th Ave. NE in Marysville. Learn how a solar system may pay for itself in as little as five to seven years. RSVP to

Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop about business taxes for new and small business owners from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Lynnwood. Attendees receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Revenue's rules and regulations. Call 425-984-6400 or go online to register on Revenue's workshop and education page,

Andrew Ballard of Marketing Solutions is the instructor at a free workshop, Four Secrets to Growing Your Business. The event is 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Sultan City Council Chambers, 319 Main Street. Seating is limited. Call the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce to reserve your seat at 360-793-0983 or email


The City of Mill Creek is seeking one volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Design Review Board. Board members are from the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planner or similar disciplines and need not be residents of the city. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:15 p.m. Contact Sherrie Ringstad 425-921-5717 or

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