InSpark Coworking to host barbecue Aug. 9 for ‘coworking day’

Around the world, coworking spaces will be taking the week of Aug. 5-9 to celebrate International Coworking Week. InSpark Coworking is celebrating with a proclamation from Mayor Nicola Smith, which officially designates Aug. 9 as Lynnwood Coworking Day. “We know small business is the backbone of our local economy,” said Tracey Warren, founder of InSpark,…

Aug. 1 registration deadline: 190 Sunset chef to speak at Lynnwood Chamber meeting

Skyler Gemar, executive chef of Edmonds’ 190 Sunset restaurant, will speak on “A Secret Sauce for Success: Growing Strategic Relationships to Capitalize on Market Trends,” at the Wednesday, Aug. 7 Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting. Gemar will discuss how he has leveraged local relationships and digital marketing to cross-promote and connect unique communities. The…

Sponsor Spotlight: 4 summertime tax saving tips

Summer is usually the time for relaxing, but it can also be a time for tax savings, especially if you’re still reeling from an unexpectedly large tax bill in April. Here are four timely tips: Rent your home. If you rent out your main home or a vacation home part of the time, you may…

Scene in Lynnwood: 40 homes planned for Hall Lake-area development

A land-development project near 54th Avenue West and 208th Street Southwest will be the site for nearly 40 single-family homes near Hall Lake, according to Lynnwood spokesperson Julie Moore. The project is being developed by Pulte Homes, an Atlanta-based home construction company. According to the Pulte website, the project will be completed by fall of…

Sponsor spotlight: Retirement basics — understanding tax efficiency

One of the basics in retirement is to be as tax efficient with your income as possible. In 2019, income tax rates range from 0 to 37 percent, plus a potential 3.8 percent net investment tax. Understanding how these progressive tax rates apply to ordinary income creates a tremendous retirement planning opportunity. The basic concept…

Reminder: Accelerated business results topic of July 17 Lynnwood Chamber meeting

“Propel Forward with P.O.W.E.R.R.” is the topic of the Wednesday, July 17 Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, featuring  Catherine M. White, author, speaker, innovator and founder of Accelerated Results 365. According to the chamber announcement: Business leaders are constantly challenged to innovate, grow and expand. Most leaders are distracted by the daily crises that drain…

Welcome to new advertiser Orshees — personal shopper and wardrobe stylist

Orsolya Sranko moved to the Seattle area from Hungary a couple of years ago and says she’s a happy transplant. Her degree in fashion merchandising, combined with her love of personal shopping and image consulting, is the perfect fit for her because it expresses her passion for both helping people and fashion. Through her company,…

Sponsor spotlight: Chanterelle July dinner specials cater to summer taste buds

School is out and summer is finally here! We know that people’s appetites are a little bit different when it is hot, so our July dinner specials cater to summer taste buds. The July starter salad is red, white and blue with blueberries, raspberries, watermelon, jicama and cucumbers. Blueberries and watermelon also make an appearance…

Welcome to new advertiser Maxim Health Services

We’re happy to announce our new advertiser, Maxim Health Services. Maxim Healthcare Services lead the nation in providing homecare, medical staffing, and wellness services. Their award-winning Seattle office is proud to be recognized as one of the largest and most reputable flu and wellness programs in Washington State. Last year their  team held more than 400 clinics, conducted over 20,000 wellness screenings…

Immediate results from social media topic of June 27 Lynnwood Chamber breakfast

Marlina Velasco is the speaker at the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting his Thursday, June 27. Her topic: “How To Get Immediate Results From Social Media?” Velasco is a metabolic fitness and nutrition coach at Anytime Fitness Lynnwood and marketing director at Independent Univera Associate. The meeting will be from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at Edmonds…

Edmonds CC President Amit Singh to speak at June 27 Edmonds Chamber luncheon

Edmonds Community College President Dr. Amit Singh will be the guest speaker at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon this Thursday, June 27 at Edmonds CC’s  Gateway Hall, Room 352, 6600 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Singh joined Edmonds CC in June 2018 as the school’s fifth president, replacing Jean Hernandez, who retired. Singh holds four…

Reminder: Hawaiian music, hula, drums at Kona Kitchen grand opening June 22

Lynnwood’s Kona Kitchen is holding its grand opening this Saturday, June 22 at the restaurant, located at 3805 196th St. S.W. There will be entertainment, shaved ice and t-shirt giveaways. Enjoy Hawaiian music and hula at 2 p.m., taiko drums at 3:30 p.m. and a lion dance at 5:30 p.m. You can read more about Kona…

Payroll hiring moderates slightly in May, state says

Washington’s economy gained 9,600 jobs in May and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for May remained steady at 4.7 percent, according to the monthly report issued by the Employment Security Department. That rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in May 2019. The revised estimated April 2019 state unemployment…

Four JCPenney Alderwood Mall stylists win company awards

Four JCPenney salon stylists at Lynnwood’s Alderwood Mall were recently awarded the company’s highest distinction for salon performance and for their commitment to serving customers and driving results in 2018. The JCPenney Champions Award recognizes the top 10 percent of JCPenney salon professionals who earned the most business through hair, skin or nail services. Stylists Tahereh Borhani, Anna Flagel, Sandi Mack and…

More salaried workers in Washington could get OT pay boost under proposed rule

Salaried workers in Washington state who log long hours on the job soon could be eligible for overtime pay. The Department of Labor and Industries has proposed raising the threshold for overtime pay for the first time in more than four decades. Currently any salaried worker making more than $23,660 a year is exempt from…

A fun Father’s Day for every dad at Gallaghers’

Gallaghers’ will be having a fun Father’s Day for every dad (any kind of dad!) that comes in to brew. Enjoy one pint on the house of our delicious, fresh beer to drink while brewing a batch of your favorite beer. Not only that, but if you order a pizza from Portofino Restaurant they’ll deliver it…

Former homeless family gets back on road, thanks to surprise vehicle donation

Sabrina Sparks is a mother of two, and her family has battled homelessness for years. Currently in temporary housing, the family is working with the YWCA’s Rapid Rehousing program to find a permanent living situation. To further complicate matters, the family vehicle — which they spent time living out of — is no longer reliable….

Pacific Crest Savings Bank names lending officer Johnny Smith as vice president

Pacific Crest Savings Bank has named Johnny Smith as the new vice president of the Lynnwood community bank. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in lending and title insurance, and has recently served as a senior account manager for Fidelity National Title. He will also serve as a residential loan officer. “Johnny’s Pacific…

Ribbon cut for Human Forge Movement Training in Lynnwood

The Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith helped representatives from Human Forge Movement Training cut the ribbon last week for their Lynnwood business. Owned and operated by veterans, Human Forge was established to provide a complete training solution for athletes of all levels and backgrounds. The two-story facility, located at 19019 36th…

Sponsor spotlight: Welcome to Pacific Medical Centers — conveniently located in Lynnwood

We are pleased to welcome our Premier Banner sponsor, Pacific Medical Centers. Pacific Medical Centers offers a full range of primary and specialty care services, where primary physicians specialty providers work together so that no detail of patient health is overlooked. Patients can feel confident in care that is integrated within the Pacific Medical system….

Sponsor spotlight: How to maximize your Social Security

You can begin receiving your Social Security retirement benefit as early as age 62. But by putting off your benefit start date you can receive a check that is 8% higher for each year you delay receiving your benefit. The basics Full retirement age. Those born between 1943 and 1954 reach their full Social Security…

Sponsor spotlight: 3 things to know about summer job taxes

Summer brings warm weather, fun outdoor activities and new opportunities to earn some additional income. However, taxes on seasonal income need to be handled with care, whether they’re related to your child’s first job or an extra income opportunity for you. Here are some tips to help you manage the taxes on your summer earnings:…