Sweet tip for National Donut Day

June 5 is National Donut Day, and reader Ruth Arista shared this tasty tidbit: “On 196th, by Subway, I just discovered Zuri’s Donutz (address is 7600 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood — right on the Lynnwood/Edmonds border). Davis, the owner and donut magician, opened in October. For National Donut Day he got going at 5 a.m…..

City, chamber launch Lynnwood Business Impact survey

The City of Lynnwood and the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce are coordinating a local effort to assess the economic impacts that COVID-19 has had on local businesses and non-profit organizations.  The information will inform strategies to speed recovery and may lead to emergency relief programs and support. You can complete the survey here:

Welcome to new advertiser Agile Impact

Rebecca Ralston is an experienced, international executive who for over 30 years has been delivering innovative, technology-based solutions for her clients. As the owner & CEO of Search Impact Consulting LLC, dba Agile Impact, she is the lead strategist for transformational digital brand management services —  monitoring, analyzing, and managing her clients’ digital presence, improving their influence and mitigating risk. Agile’s clients have…

Reminder: Join the Lynnwood Chamber for these virtual networking events in May

The Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the following virtual networking events for May: Women in Business: A unified community for collaboration, education and empowerment supporting the business success of women Attendees will discuss creative ways businesses are reacting to the COVID-19 situation. This month’s guest is Carol Anne Lee of Chef Dane Catering, who…

Small business owners invited to attend May 20 webinar on federal contract bidding

Small business owners nationwide are invited to a webinar May 20 to learn about certification guidance and other assistance programs related to bidding for U.S. Department of Transportation contracts. The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization — in collaboration with the Departmental Office of Civil Rights — are hosting the webinar. The goal is to…

First Financial Northwest Bank employees raise over $50K in 30 days for local nonprofits

First Financial Northwest Bank employees ended their “#30nonprofitsin30days” fundraising campaign on May 1 with a grand total of $50,820 to be divided among 30 nonprofits throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties. Among the recipients are local organizations Clothes for Kids, the Edmonds Food Bank and Washington Kids in Transition. Employees nominated 30 local nonprofits to…

Lynnwood’s ‘unessential’ businesses try to stay afloat amid closures

As businesses deemed non-essential under Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order closed their doors to the public, Lynnwood business owners are left to figure out how to stay afloat amid concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. Phong Nguyen, owner of Anna’s Home Furnishings, said the governor should have directed businesses to be closed sooner than the March…

Inslee signs new COVID-19 order for phased reopening of Washington’s economy

Some businesses could re-open as early as this week under the new COVID-19 order signed by Gov. Jay Inslee Monday. The state’s “Safe Start” plan is a phased approach to re-opening Washington’s economy. Under the plan, smaller counties can apply for a variance from the order which would allow them to open even more businesses…

Free webinar series aimed at helping small businesses market through COVID-19 crisis

In this time of COVID-19, all businesses need to get the best results from their marketing. Edmonds-based Bizmktg.com is sponsoring a free “Small Business Survival Guide – Marketing Through This Crisis” webinar series that will show you what’s working now and how to get the most out of your marketing investment. The seven-week series begins…

Comcast extends COVID-19 response policies to June 30

As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis. Originally announced on March 13,…

Welcome to our new advertiser, Ginny’s Girls Estate Services

Estate liquidation and moving from your home can be an overwhelming task. Ginny’s Girls Estate Services will guide you through this project with ease, and soon you will be embracing life’s new chapter. We are a local family owned service — a trusted resource for move management and estate liquidation. Edmonds is our hometown and…

Lynnwood Allstate agency donates $20,000 to Snohomish County food banks

In honor of National Volunteer Week, a Lynnwood Allstate agency is donating $20,000 to the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition to support its network of local food banks. To show gratitude to food bank volunteers for supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 120 Allstate agency owners across Washington are virtually volunteering with…

Sound Storage holding PPE donation drive through May 15

Sound Storage announced Friday it would be collecting personal-protective equipment (PPE) at its Lynnwood location through May 15 to donate to health care workers. The personal-storage company will be collecting PPE and other critical supplies for frontline healthcare workers and first responders in high-risk environments battling COVID-19. Donations are being accepted at its Lynnwood location…

Sponsor spotlight: Business Continuity Planning During a Pandemic

By Randy Fredlund, Peoples Bank As the spread of COVID-19 and measures to contain it bring drastic changes to workplaces across our area, businesses must find a way to continue delivering their services while ensuring the health and safety of employees and customers. Companies looking for guidance on Business Continuity Planning (BCP) may turn to…

Sponsor spotlight: Key coronavirus tax changes — what every taxpayer should know

In addition to filing delays and stimulus payments, the IRS is implementing many changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the major topics that could affect you and your family. Early distribution penalty waived The 10% early distribution penalty on up to $100,000 of retirement withdrawals for coronavirus-related reasons is waived…

Commentary: Addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19

From my vantage here in Everett, the public health emergency of the COVID-19 crisis is all around. Snohomish County has the second highest number of cases in the state. Just north in Skagit County, more than 22 percent of people tested for COVID-19 have tested positive, more than twice the statewide average. In San Juan…

Inslee announces emergency grant to help small businesses

Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced a new program aimed at helping small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG) program is being offered by the Washington State Department of Commerce to provide a limited number of businesses with emergency funds of up to $10,000. Businesses eligible for the…

In Lynnwood history: Three years ago, Wight’s announced it was closing its doors

On April 5, 2017, Lynnwood institution Wight’s Home and Garden announced it was closing its doors after 54 years. Senior Services of Snohomish County (now Homage) said it was buying the property, located at 5026 196th St. S.W. Lynnwood. Over the years, Wight’s expanded its nursery area to include outdoor furniture, home decorations, gifts, collectibles,…

Reminder: Add a business, nonprofit to our ‘Support Local’ directory

  Run a business or non-profit and want to get the word out about ways customers can support you during the COVID-19 outbreak? Maybe you’re shut down under the governor’s orders and could use donations to help you pay your rent? Or are promoting the pre-purchase of your goods or services — thus providing a…

Help for Lynnwood businesses, nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

Recognizing the significant impact COVID-19 regulations are having on Lynnwood residents and businesses, the City of Lynnwood has compiled a list of resources on the city website aimed at helping local businesses and nonprofits. (Click on the ‘Resources for Local Businesses’ section for more information.) The city notes that Lynnwood still has many businesses operating…