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U.S. Bank Announces Assistance for Customers Affected by coronavirus

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 13, 2020 |

U.S. Bank today announced that it is making immediate adjustments to certain consumer and small-business products to make them more affordable for customers. The temporary measures, which will be in place until March 31 and be re-evaluated as the situation evolves, are designed to help existing customers who have been affected by the novel coronavirus,…

Chinook Enterprises welcomes Chani Hines as Director, Program Services.

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 13, 2020 |

Chinook Enterprises, Skagit Valley’s largest Social Enterprise, welcomes Chani Hines to the role of Director, Program Services. Hines has devoted the last 22 years to developing programs, policies, and initiatives that help organizations achieve their short and long-term goals, initially with the US Navy and later as a business consultant. Hines  advanced quickly in the…

City of Mount Vernon Proclamation of Emergency

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 12, 2020 |

In an effort to proactively position the City to mobilize any necessary COVID-19 response plans, Mayor Boudreau has signed a proclamation of emergency for the City of Mount Vernon. The proclamation, which was approved by City Council on Wednesday evening, aligns the City of Mount Vernon with Skagit County and the State of Washington in…

McIntyre Hall Event Cancellation

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 11, 2020 |

McIntyre Hall announces Operations Update as precaution to COVID-19 March 9, Skagit Valley College was notified that the Snohomish County Health District is investigating a presumptive positive test for the COVID-19 virus involving a resident of the Josephine Sunset Home in Stanwood. Nine SVC students and two faculty in the Certified Nursing Assistant program have…

Mount Vernon Library Event Cancellations

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 11, 2020 |

Mount Vernon Public Library will remain open to the public, however all programs, events and meeting room bookings at the Library are cancelled for the month of March. The changes to library programming come as Skagit County Public Health officials are recommending social distancing and the cancellation of larger events, as an early precautionary effort…

La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib March Announcement

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 11, 2020 |

Mount Vernon School Board Names New Superintendent

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 6, 2020 |

The Mount Vernon School Board has named Dr. Ismael Vivanco as its new superintendent. Vivanco currently serves as the Superintendent for both the Palisades and Orondo School Districts. The board approved Vivanco’s appointment in a unanimous vote on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Vivanco is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2020. Dr. Vivanco was selected from a…

“Coop Academy Coming to Mount Vernon” (find out more at this info session)

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 5, 2020 |

Skagit Valley College to begin Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 3, 2020 |

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the College’s regional accrediting body, to offer a new Healthcare Management track under SVC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BASAM) degree. The BASAM is a two-year, career-oriented degree designed for those who have…

Meenaghan Launches Wardroom Success Strategies

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 3, 2020 |

Kevin Meenaghan, well-known as a speaker, educator and meeting facilitator, announces the launch of Wardroom Success Strategies, a firm dedicated to assisting organizations to build teams and achieve their goals. The company name comes from the Wardroom onboard a Navy vessel that is the private room for higher-ranking officers, a place where those in management…

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