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Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off (only) at Christianson’s Nursery Christianson’s Nursery 15806 Best Road / Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Stephanie Banaszak, Marketing, Public Relations, and Events Manager Stephanie.Christiansons@gmail.com www.ChristiansonsNursery.com Ph 360-466-3821 Email and Direct Mail Subscribers: 14,000 Social subscribers: 14,000 Reservations and fees are required for most classes. We are limiting class size during the…

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Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses will test sirens and exterior loudspeakers on September 17 Skagit Valley College will TEST its emergency notification system on Thursday, September 17 at 10:00am. Thursday’s TEST will include blasting the siren and exterior loudspeakers on both campuses. There should only be two siren blasts on each campus…

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Sign Up Today for the Peoples Bank “Pay-it-Forward” Virtual 5K/10K! To encourage a healthy, socially distant active lifestyle, Peoples Bank is holding a “Pay-it-Forward” Virtual 5K/10K. Designed to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness, local nonprofit organizations serving this community will receive 100% of all entry fees. In Skagit County, proceeds will be donated to…

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Volunteer Coordinators Network: Upcoming Trainings for Volunteer Managers Effectively Engaging Skills-based Volunteers ($15) Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Time: 9 AM-Noon Details: All volunteers have skills. What distinguishes skills-based volunteerism is that they are engaged in roles that use their specific abilities, credentials, and experience. Now is more important than ever to harness the power…

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What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations Wins 5 National Writing Awards What does it take to create award-winning marketing campaigns? Stacie Zinn Roberts, president of What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations, based in Mount Vernon, WA, details the process she undertook to create the campaigns recently honored with five national writing awards. The…

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Port of Skagit Adopts “Bring Your Child to Work” Policy The Port of Skagit recently adopted a new policy in response to the growing challenges that many working families are facing. At its September Port Commission meeting, the Port of Skagit adopted a “Children in the Workplace” policy for Port employees.  This policy creates some…

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Immediate Opening For Construction Coordinator, Mount Vernon, WA. USA Position Description: Immediate Opening For Construction Coordinator, Mount Vernon, WA. USA   Purpose: Coordinates all aspects of Skagit Habitat for Humanity (SHFH) construction projects, including planning, permitting, site supervision, materials acquisition, subcontractors, inspections, managing/training, volunteers and rehabilitations/repairs.  Implements and utilizes volunteer labor, provides maximum community involvement…

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McIntyre Hall Event Fall Season Cancelled COVID-19 Update      September 8, 2020 With heavy heart, we are announcing that all public events at McIntyre Hall are cancelled through January 2021. We are hopeful that we will be able to open a reduced season in March 2021. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for…

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IRS Notice on Payroll Tax Deferral “Late on Friday, the IRS issued much-anticipated guidance on the payroll tax deferral that was ordered by President Donald Trump in a presidential memorandum on Aug. 8 (Notice 2020-65). The notice allows employers to defer withholding on affected employees’ compensation during the last four months of 2020 and then…

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