Posts for category ‘Business’

KC-X Tanker Smackdown: The Drama Thickens
Steve | November 20, 2010 | 5:40 am

Air Force misaddresses letters to Boeing and EADS in a Shakespearean Comedy of Errors

Boeing KC-767 Tanker

In the latest drama in the Boeing vs. EADS $35 billion-dollar tanker contest, the U.S. Air Force admitted on Friday that it inadvertently sent the wrong letters to rival planemakers, delivering its technical assessment of Boeing’s bid to EADS, and vice versa. This comedy of errors is not unlike Shakespeare’s tale of Love’s Labour’s Lost, where a comedic character couriers two love letters, from two different men. Shakespeare’s plot undoubtedly gets mixed up when a love letter intended for a country girl is delivered to the Princess of France, and a love letter intended for a Read more »

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Snohomish County joins PUD’s “Energy Challenge”
Steve | November 14, 2010 | 9:01 am

Snohomish County has joined the Snohomish County PUD’s “Energy Challenge” in an effort to cut electricity consumption, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Snohomish County has pledged to reduce energy use in county facilities by 10 percent below the 2007-2009 average during the next three years. The pledge includes buildings at its main Everett campus as well as the South District Court and the Arlington-based fleet shop. Read more »

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JGAC 2011 Legislative Reception & Issue Discussion
Steve | November 7, 2010 | 6:30 pm

The Snohomish County Joint Government Affairs Committee (JGAC), comprised of representatives from the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County and the Arlington-Smokey Point, Everett Area and South Snohomish County Chambers of Commerce has scheduled its annual Legislative Reception for November 17 from 5:30–7:30 pm at the Future of Flight. The reception is hosted by Comcast and includes beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP by November 12th to, fax (425) 774-4636, call (425) 774-0507 x10. Read more »

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HomeStreet Bank Provides Hope and Support for Homeless Families
denisegl | October 12, 2010 | 3:53 pm

Recently, HomeStreet Bank presented Volunteers of America with a donation of $2,500 to support Volunteers of America’s Housing programs.  HomeStreet Bank has been long standing supporter of housing programs in the Puget Sound community. With state budget cuts looming and the increase of families and individuals seeking housing assistance, Volunteers of America housing programs have experienced increased demands from those in need.  “More families than ever are turning to us for housing assistance. We are seeing a lot families come through our door for the first time. Many times they that just have hit a bump in the road and need help getting back on their feet. We are thankful for businesses in the community like HomeStreet Bank that are stepping up to the plate to help those in need;” says Sharon Paskewitz, Director of Basic Needs Services at Volunteers of America. Read more »

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The Massage Clinic and Industrial Massage New Location Grand Opening
Steve | October 4, 2010 | 10:51 pm

You are invited to an Everett Area Chamber of Commerce Member New Location Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for The Massage Clinic and Industrial Massage on Friday, October 8 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at their new location at 4322 Rucker Avenue. Chamber members and staff will join Everett Area Chamber Ambassadors and guests for the official ribbon cutting and commemorative photo at 6:00 p.m. Read more »

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Everett Area Chamber and AAOA invite business community to free business networking breakfast
Steve | September 26, 2010 | 9:34 pm

Yes there is still a free breakfast–at least if you are a business or organization who would like a free, no-obligation opportunity to meet 75 to 100 Chamber members. Those who are not yet Chamber members are invited to attend and experience first-hand what great networking can be at the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning, Everett! on October 8! There are minimal requirements for free tickets: pre-register by October 1 by calling the Chamber at 425 257 3222 x 0; one person free per company; Read more »

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PUD Hosts Annual Solar Homes Tour on Saturday, October 2
Steve | September 26, 2010 | 9:13 pm

Local Residents Tap the Energy of the Sun
Learn how PUD customers are generating electricity by tapping the energy from the sun during the PUD’s Solar Homes Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2010. The self-guided tour will feature more than a dozen homes in communities throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island. The event is being held in conjunction with the Green Everett Renewable Living Fair. For a complete list of homes on the solar tour, visit
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Boeing Assembles First 747-8 Intercontinental Forward Fuselage
denisegl | September 15, 2010 | 8:14 am

Boeing (NYSE: BA) achieved another significant milestone for the first 747-8 Intercontinental Sunday night with the assembly of the airplane’s forward fuselage. The 89-foot, 2-inch (27.2 meters) fuselage section, featuring the airplane’s signature upper deck, was moved from the assembly tool for sealing and testing before beginning systems installation. The 747-8 features a stretched fuselage compared to that of the 747-400. It is 18 feet, 4 inches (5.6 meters) longer than its predecessor. Much of the stretch — 13 feet, 4 inches (4.1 meters) — is located in the forward fuselage. The remaining additional 5 feet (1.5 meters) are located aft of the wing. The 747-8’s stretched fuselage provides for 51 additional seats to accommodate 467 passengers in a typical three-class configuration and 26 percent more cargo volume. The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is the new, high-capacity 747 that offers the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger airplane, while providing enhanced environmental performance.

By the way, have you seen this? You’ll love it.

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Rock on down to Espresso Avenue
denisegl | September 8, 2010 | 10:56 am

Are you aware of what is happening right here in Everett? OMG. Regular people are working hard, living out their dreams and being responsible. There are tons of Everett citizens right now that care about themselves and those around them and they are doing a good job at what they do. We are here FIRST to report it to you. That’s right. Everett Wa Blog is going to tell you first about the normal hard working people in our town that do things right. This week we are featuring Espresso Avenue coffee and juicy drink drive-thru owned by Suzy Schuller. This fantastic coffee drive-thru is located on the corner of Everett and Rockefeller Ave. The girls here have their clothes on which keeps me from puking early in the morning. Read more »

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Where do you want your Dick’s? You still have time to vote.
denisegl | September 7, 2010 | 2:25 pm

It’s seriously coming down to the wire now.  The poll was hacked but now you can still vote on where you want your  Dick’s drive-thru in Snohomish County and everyone has a say. Just posted in the Lake Steven’s journal, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon urged local residents Wednesday to voice their vote in what some call the county’s most important poll in decades. “The fact is, we need a Dick’s Drive-In in Snohomish County,” Reardon said. Read more »

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