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Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off (only) at Christianson’s Nursery

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 16, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 mandate as well.  Learn more about our classes, workshops,…

Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses will test sirens and exterior loudspeakers on September 17

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 16, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 and all loudspeaker messages will include language indicating that the broadcast is a test. Thursday’s test will not…

Sign Up Today for the Peoples Bank “Pay-it-Forward” Virtual 5K/10K!

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 the Anacortes Family Center. Participants can complete the Virtual 5K/10K…

Volunteer Coordinators Network: Upcoming Trainings for Volunteer Managers

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 15, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 of skills-based volunteers. You’ll have an opportunity to…

What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations Wins 5 National Writing Awards

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 14, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 honors came from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), during the…

Port of Skagit Adopts “Bring Your Child to Work” Policy

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 10, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 flexibility for Port staff who find themselves trying to balance…

Immediate Opening For Construction Coordinator, Mount Vernon, WA. USA

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 10, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 and produces quality economical homes for low income families…

McIntyre Hall Event Fall Season Cancelled

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 9, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 all performances and events at McIntyre…

Support Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit at Pint Night fundraiser

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Support Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit at Pint Night fundraiser

IRS Notice on Payroll Tax Deferral

By Jeremy Kindlund | September 8, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 withhold those deferred amounts during the…

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