Published August 2005
hits the real estate market
Everett Business Park, a 4.21 acre office park in Everett
at 9930 Evergreen Way at 100th Street SW is being offered for sale by
its owners, Mohseni Ranches, a general partnership headed by Michael Mohseni.The
property contains three separate office buildings ranging in size from
approximately 15,000 to 18,000 square feet each.
The city recently approved the subdivision of the property into three
separate parcels. Mohseni has owned and managed the properties for the
past six years. Tenants have included insurance companies, state agencies,
health care providers, investment firms and a real estate brokerage. Charles
Mohseni, manager of the Mohseni properties in the Seattle area, believes
the subdivision of the Everett Business Park provides a rare user and
owner opportunity in a professional office park setting within the growing
South Everett corridor. For more information, contact the on-site sales
office at 425-438-1632 or visit www.everettbusinesspark.com.
House needs space
It’s time again to get space ready for the annual Christmas House event.
The nonprofit Snohomish County-based charity provides Christmas gifts
and clothing to more than 2,600 low-income families and 7,556 children
each year. But it’s only possible if someone will donate a 6,000-square-foot
warehouse as soon as possible to store all of the inventory being gathered
for the seasonal event. A central Everett location would work best but
any location will be considered. A message can be left at 425-338-2273.
brews win medals
Two beers brewed by Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. — Gale
Force India Pale Ale and Homeport Blonde — were awarded bronze medals
by the North American Brewer’s Association at the annual festival in Idaho
Falls. More than 550 beers were judged by a panel of brewers, certified
judges and “professionals” from the in-dustry.
world-ranked 7th and 8th best
The July 16 issue of Billboard ranked the Everett Events Center the eighth
best facility of its kind in the world for venues with a capacity of 5,000
- 10,000 people, and fourth in the United States with the same criteria,
based on mid-year revenues, attendance and number of shows (not including
hockey or football events).
Also, Venues Today magazine ranked the center seventh in the world in
its size class based on total gross ticket sales of $3.9 million, ranked
it sixth in number in attendance the first year (105,903) and fifth in
terms of the number of shows — 25.
loans set record pace
The volume of Small Business Administration-backed loans in
the Washington district set a record pace through the first three quarters
of fiscal year 2005, ending June 30, with 1,628 general business loans
totaling $289 million, compared to 1,511 loans worth $244.5 million approved
during the same 90 day period a year earlier.
Port of Everett
to expand container service
By late summer, the Port of Everett will begin receiving
weekly shipments from Japan of containerized aerospace parts for the production
of the Boeing Co.’s first 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The port is partnering with Westwood Shipping Lines, which specializes
in container shipments and oversized cargo. Currently, the parts are shipped
to either Seattle or Tacoma, then transported to Everett by barge.
Earlier this year, Fesco Agencies North America committed to using the
port as its Pacific Northwest base for receiving cargo for its regular
shipments of mining equipment, oil extracting equipment, trucks, heavy
equipment and food products to the Russian Far East.
Within the next year, the port expects visits from more than 80 ships,
activity that is up dramatically from 13 ships in the prior year. Also,
construction is due to begin this month on the port’s new Rail and Barge
Transfer Facility, designed to moved oversized cargo such as large aerospace
parts between the port and the Everett Boeing plant.
expansions moving ahead
After months of studies and hearings, the Everett City Council has given
final approval to two major ex-pansion projects, Providence Everett Medical
Center’s start of a $400 million, 15-year remodeling, demoli-tion and
construction program at its north Colby campus and Everett Community College’s
major expansion toward Broadway to add more buildings and parking space
to the growing campus.
The hospital’s expansion will include a new cancer center, two new towers
for hospital rooms, three new above-ground parking garages and a doubling
of the hospital’s workforce from around 2,200 to 4,400 jobs. The college’s
expansion will add 14 acres to the 23-acre campus to keep up with enrollment
growth, ex-pected to swell from 10,000 students currently to 16,000 by
2027. There also will be space for a new transit center.
Tenants on the 14-acre site include the Royal Motor Inn, Tyee Lanes, a
pregnancy counseling center, a 20-unit apartment building, gas station,
used car lot and six single-family homes.
polished by more surveys
The Edward Jones financial services firm, serving more than
six million clients nationally in nearly 9,000 offices, continues to have
its professional image polished by new surveys.
Most recently, SmartMoney magazine named the firm the number one full-service
broker in the country based on stock picks, customer satisfaction, trust
and customer statements, said Eric Cumley, an Edward Jones representative
Also, J.D. Power & Associates’ annual survey of customer satisfaction
among full-service investors showed Edward Jones ranked first in that
category, ahead of 19 other firms And, for the second year in a row. Edward
Jones was ranked among the best advocates for its clients of any full-service
firm by Forrester Research, an inde-pendent research company. Plus, a
2004 Dalbar survey of Trends and Best Practices in Brokers Statements
ranked Edward Jones’ “excellent” for its comprehensive, easy to read and
understand financial statements.
honors award winners
for their business excellence
The South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce’s 2005 KeyBank Business
Excellence Awards this year will go to five businesses and a nonprofit
agency for their contributions to economic vitality and building strong
communities: Evergreen Bank, Lynnwood branch; Firstline Office Supply,
Lynnwood; Snohomish County Roofing, Lynnwood; Sundquist Homes, Lynnwood;
The Herald, Everett, and United Way of Snohomish County.
Awards will be presented at the Aug. 3 chamber luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m., at Embassy Suites hotel in Lynnwood, sponsored by KeyBank. Keynote
speaker Bob Drewel, executive director of the Puget Sound Regional Council,
will discuss his organization’s Prosperity Partnership and initiatives
to increase the region’s global competitiveness.
school district land freed
Edmonds School District has identified three land parcels for sale in
the heart of prime commercial development around Alderwood: the Lynn-wood
High School site immediately north of the mall, the district’s bus and
maintenance facility on Alderwood Mall Boulevard on the east side and
a vacant parcel at 196th St. SW and 37th Ave. W. The district is planning
to build a new Lynnwood High School east of the city.
laser work wins
$1 million Lockheed contract
Bothell’s Aculight Corp., a leading developer of innovative laser technologies,
has been awarded a $1 million contract from Lockheed Martin to develop
a rugged, compact, diode-pumped solid state laser for the U.S. Army’s
Non Line-of-Sight launch system. The laser will be an infrared light source
for the laser radar seeker in the Loitering Attack Missile (LAM) that
stays airborne until a target is sighted. The system includes an automatic
target recognition system that works even in adverse weather conditions.
Rotary and Rick Steves
partner for homeless women
The YWCA’s latest transitional housing complex for homeless women and
children, Trinity Place in Lynn-wood, is a collaborative effort with Rick
and Anne Steves and their Europe Through the Back Door business in Edmonds,
plus the Rotary Club of Edmonds.
The Steves family bought a 24-unit apartment building, then asked the
YWCA to monitor the residence program.
The YMCA also will provide support services for the women tenants, such
as links to education and employment, family counseling, parenting skills
and financial management classes, to help families become self-sufficient.
As the third partner, the Rotary Club chose Trinity Place for its Centennial
Community Service Project, agreeing to provide landscaping and maintenance
for the facility throughout the 15-year commitment the YWCA accepted.
Byte Slaves for online store
Through the modern miracle of the Internet, Mill Creek’s Byte Slaves has
launched an online Web store with Computer Concepts in Hemel Hempstead,
England. Together their Web store provides faster and easier purchase
of computers and accessories via the Internet. For more information, visit
www.byteslaves.com. Locally, Byte
Slaves provides computer equipment, high-speed Internet, networking, maintenance
and new equipment.
wins four new grants
Choice & Consequence, the Arlington-based nonprofit group that bring “The
Real Inside Story” about substance abuse to young people in schools, recently
received four community grants: an $18,000 grant from The Everett Clinic
Foundation, a $900 grant from the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation, an
$1,800 grant from Coastal Community Bank and the Greater Everett Community
Foundation, plus a $5,000 grant from Providence Everett Foundatioin. For
information about the group, call 360-435-7250 or go online at www.choiceandconsequence.org.
mortgage firm sold
The Arlington office of Major Mortgage and 26 other Major Mortgage offices
that originated more than $690 million in loans last year have been acquired
by Market Street Mortgage of Clearwater, Fla. In July, the Arlington office
at 202 East Burke St., and others in the network, began operating as Market
Street Mortgage. Jerry Wright, manager of the Arlington office, said the
business will continue provide service to area customers, “particularly
Delights opens for dinner
Cinful Delights, a customized in-home personal chef service operated by
chef Cynthia Broman, has opened in Snohomish with plans to serve Snohomish
and surrounding counties. She consults with each client on the menu to
prepare for them, shops for all the food then comes into their home for
four to five hours every other week to cook about 10 meals, which she
freezes for them.
A member of the American Personal Chef Association, the American Culinary
Federation and the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce, she can be reached
at 425-327-2046, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or through her new Internet Web site, www.CinfulDelights.com.
for The Everett Clinic
The Everett Clinic, with more than 200 physicians in 40 diverse specialties
and offices throughout Snohomish County, was recently named one of the
2005 “Best Companies to Work for in Washington State” by Washington CEO
magazine, the third time the regional health care provider has earned
Richard Cooper, CEO, said the clinic’s high rating with employees is due
to communicating, rewarding excellence, continuously striving for improvement,
training, bennefits and having fun.
wireless ‘Net and fiber topics
StarTouch Inc. of Ferndale, Northwest Washington’s largest wireless Internet
service provider, has launched wireless Internet and fiber optic Web service
for businesses and residents in downtown Everett and Marysville, providing
speeds from 512k to 10mb per second. Visit the Web at www.startouch.com
for more information.
months for John L. Scott
The active Snohomish County real estate market helped local John L. Scott
offices to contribute to the Seattle-based firm’s most productive months
in its 75-year history in May and June. Home sales set consecutive record
periods. Chairman and CEO J. Lennox Scott said technology played an important
role, allowing buyers to react quickly to market conditions.
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