Lynnwood Lifestyles: Energy conference for property owners, meal planning with Verdant

Calling all property owners: Improve energy performance and save money
Thursday, April 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The biannual Powerful Business Energy Conference, sponsored by Seattle City Light, Snohomish County PUD and Puget Sound Energy, is coming to the Lynnwood Convention Center on April 4.

The event, which typically sees building managers and owners, operations staff, engineers, architects and developers, aims to solve common problems regarding energy efficiency. By the end of the conference, attendees should have obtained concrete plans of action to improve performance and lower operation costs — all without sacrificing productivity.

Keynote speaker Steve Brown from The Bald Futurist, will use his 30 years of experience in tech to educate the audience on not only immediate problem solving, but the technologies that could help shape the future some 15 years down the line.

Of course, there will be many other speakers in attendance, including but not limited to Xinpei Li, from Kroger Co., speaking about the case for strategic energy management, and Peter Vierthaler from Northwest Partners LLC, aiming to clarify how the region’s transportation will be impacted if not outright reshaped by electric vehicles.

If you’d like to read the full speaker’s list, visit the Energy League of the Pacific Northwest’s website. For the conference schedule, visit the Economic Alliance Snohomish County’s site. Attendance and on-site parking are free.

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Improve Yourself: A Self-Help Event With Brad Yates
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Professional speaker, bestselling author and life coach, Brad Yates, is calling on everyone to join his Tap Into Your Best Self event on April 13, at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

His aim is to help attendees reach their fullest potential, whether with their career, finances, physical goals or personal endeavors. And the primary objective is to ensure everyone walks out with a new sense of self-acceptance, confidence, and the determination required to make the drastic choices often required for positive change.

Known for his self-help YouTube content and books, and coaching sessions with entrepreneurs, NCAA athletes, attorneys and actors, Yates has made a career out of helping others recognize and utilize their potential to reach their goals.

But he claims to help people with what may be the most difficult task of all: finding the ability to just be happy, regardless of the momentary or even ongoing obstacles they may be facing on a daily basis.

Seating is limited, and the event will not be recorded or live-streamed, ensuring that the audience feels safe, and willing to participate in a judgment-free environment.

Tickets are on sale until April 6, for $197. Registration fees are non-refundable, but transferable to a family member or friend who may be willing to attend on the original registrant’s behalf.

For more information on the event, please visit the Eventbrite page.

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Plan For Health With Verdant Wellness Center’s 3-Part Series
Tuesday, March 26 and Tuesday, April 9, 6-7:30 p.m.

The Verdant Community Wellness Center is back with another health class, this time geared toward simplifying your nutrition plans with the help of meal planning.

Ongoing until April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at their Wellness Center on 196th Street Southwest, this three-part series teaches attendants how to prep breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in such a way as to meet health goals and financial budgets.

It will feature a grocery store tour to explore everything from food labels to price tags, effectively teaching people how to shop for success.

Led by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, the event will provide strategies to streamline meal planning, and insight on what to aim for in terms of food selection and nutrition.

The Meal Planning: Save Time, Stress Less, Enjoy More event costs $15 per person, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required, and must meet a minimum of 8 participants, or else it will be cancelled and all money will be refunded.

For more information, email, or call 425-582-8600.

Jennifer Mendez

— By Jennifer Mendez

Jennifer Mendez is a content creator and Lynnwood resident who specializes in copy, graphic design and photography for her clients. Whenever she’s not creating something, she’s exploring new places to eat in the area. If you would like your event listed in Lynnwood Lifestyles, contact Jenn at


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