Published March 2006

Calendar of Events

Toastmasters in Mill Creek
— Wednesdays

The Mill Creek Toastmasters Club, sponsored by the Mill Creek Business Association, is looking for charter members. The club meets every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference room at the Mill Creek Country Club. Call Sven Mogelgaard at 425-482-9529 or go online to for more information.

Toastmasters in Everett
— Fridays

The Mun-E-Mentors Toastmasters Club, founded in 1972, is looking for people interested in polishing their public speaking and leadership skills. The club meets Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Public Meeting Room 1 in the new Snohomish County Administration building in Everett. Call Sven Mogelgaard at 425-482-9529 or visit for more information.

Networking luncheon — Tuesdays
The Leading Edge chapter of Business Network International holds lunchtime networking meetings from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Amante’s Restaurant, 4730 196th St. SW, in Lynnwood. Membership is limited to one professional in each business category to enhance referrals, and the group is actively recruiting for a landscaper, banker, chef, caterer, physical therapist, hairstylist, fitness trainer, interior designer, carpet cleaner and window cleaner. The cost to attend the lunch is $10. For more information, contact Jodi Sakas by calling 800-225-0996 or sending e-mail to

Affordable-housing forum — March 2
The Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County will hold an affordable-housing breakfast forum from 7:15 to 9 a.m. March 2 at Everett Station in Everett. Rick Steves of Europe Through the Back Door and Alice Shobe of Sound Families will discuss partnerships for success with private and public collaboration in addressing the need of affordable housing. Cost to attend the event is $10. For more information or to register, call 425-339-1015 or send e-mail to

Economic Update Breakfast
— March 7

The Snohomish County Economic Development Council will hold its first-quarter Economic Update Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. (with registration at 7 a.m.) March 7 at the Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., in Everett. Cost to attend the event is $30. Attendees must register by March 2. For more information, call 425-743-4567 or go online to

Marysville Soroptimist meetings
— March 7, 21

Soroptimist International of Marysville will hold its monthly business meeting at 7 a.m. March 7 and its next program meeting at 7 a.m. March 21 at Fanny’s Restaurant, 505 Cedar Ave., in Marysville. The cost for each breakfast meeting is $7.25. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Donna Reed at 425-335-4564.

Everett Soroptimist meetings
— March 8, 22, 29

Soroptimist International of Everett will hold its next business meeting from noon to 1 p.m. March 8 and its next program meeting from noon to 1 p.m. March 22 at the Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, in Everett. The program meeting March 22 will focus on economic and social development. The speaker will be Janelle Sgrignoli, human services director for Snohomish County, who will discuss the county’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. Also, March 29 is the fifth Wednesday of the month, and the club will meet at 11 a.m. at the local food bank to assist as needed. Cost for each luncheon event is $10. Reservations can be made by calling Lisa Goldsworthy at 425-388-3713.

EdCC Women’s Conference
— March 11

Edmonds Community College will hold a Women’s Conference on March 11. With a theme of “Connecting, Empowering and Leading into the Future,” the conference will feature keynote speakers Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, co-authors of “Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future” and “Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism.” The conference will include a mix of social activities, dialogues and presentations on topics such as education, social change, leadership skills, relationships, health and wellness, and career and entrepreneurship. The cost of the conference is $45 to $65, with discounts available for students. Call 425-640-1581 to register.

Alliance 2006 — March 14
Alliance 2006, an opportunity for small businesses to meet buyers and contracting officers from federal, state and local government agencies as well as prime contractors, will be held March 14 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. Managed by the Electronic Commerce Technical Assistance Group in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies, Alliance 2006 will include educational sessions on contracting. Also, the U.S. Small Business Administration will present its Business Person of the Year for the Pacific Northwest region. Cost to attend the event is $85 per person if registered by March 1, $100 if registered after March 1. The registration fee includes workshops, a trade show, a luncheon and a conference directory. For more information, call 360-981-2701 or send e-mail to

Seminar on personal marketing
— March 14

The Snohomish County Chapter of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants will hold a seminar on personal marketing from 7:45 to 9 a.m. (registration at 7:30 a.m.) March 14 at the Quality Inn & Conference Center in Everett. Andrew Ballard, president of Marketing Solutions, will be the featured speaker. Cost to attend the event is $15. For more information, call Michele Borchgrevink at 425-303-3197 or send e-mail to

“Profit is Not an Option” seminar
— March 28

The South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce continues its edu@s2c3 Seminar series with “Profit is Not an Option” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 28 at Best Western Alderwood, 19332 36th Ave. W., in Lynnwood. Attendees will learn how to reach their goals with practical tips and strategies to make their businesses better and more profitable. Travis Snider of BETS Consulting will be the presenter. Continental breakfast is included. Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members registered by March 27 and $25 for nonmembers registered by March 27. For more information, call 425-774-0507, Ext. 0, or send e-mail to

To submit a calendar item, call 425-339-3104, send e-mail to or mail to Snohomish County Business Journal, Attn: Calendar, Box 930, Everett, WA 98206. Items must be in by the 15th of the month to be published in the next month’s publication.

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