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Mount Vernon Planning Department Innovations Pay-Off for Builders, Developers

By Jeremy Kindlund | April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Mount Vernon Planning Department Innovations Pay-Off for Builders, Developers

State mandates have placed the construction industry on hold. Project sites lie vacant, waiting for an end to the COVID-19 shutdown. Still, even while regulations prevent hammers from hitting nails, developers who are building in the city of Mount Vernon are discovering an innovative and streamlined way to continue to get some of their business…

Local author, philanthropist offering no-cost webinars on financial advice amid coronavirus

By Jeremy Kindlund | April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Local author, philanthropist offering no-cost webinars on financial advice amid coronavirus

To help people deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus, Mount Vernon author and financial coach Kelly Schols is offering no-cost financial webinars April 7 and 9. The interactive webinars, called Money Mindset Makeover – From Panic to Planning, will provide the opportunity for participants to ask questions while learning ways to save money and make it through this economic crisis. Schols…

Barron Heating donating HVAC maintenance to medical providers, first responders

By Jeremy Kindlund | April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Barron Heating donating HVAC maintenance to medical providers, first responders

Thankful for the amazing efforts provided by so many during the coronavirus pandemic, Barron Heating & Air Conditioning is providing free HVAC maintenance service through the end of May to medical professionals and first responders in its Northwest Washington service territory. During this maintenance and precision tune-up service, Barron Heating will closely observe safety-first, contact-free…

Nominate Someone for the Weekly COVID Crusher Awards

By Jeremy Kindlund | April 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Nominate Someone for the Weekly COVID Crusher Awards

The criteria for this weekly Skagit commendation includes: demonstrates courage and leadership in support of our community, supports others by sharing resources of all kinds — informational, physical, and emotional, promotes/provides assistance for our most vulnerable populations and individuals, focuses not on conflict, doubt and fear, but rather on community, opportunities and progress. The link…

Mount Vernon Waste Water Treatment Plant Receives Award

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Mount Vernon Waste Water Treatment Plant Receives Award

The City of Mount Vernon’s Waste Water Treatment Plant has once again been placed among the top 8% of nearly 500 businesses in Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties, who are in perfect compliance with air quality regulations. The treatment plant, which processes between four to ten million gallons of waste water each day, was recognized…

Money Mindset Makeover by Kelly Schols

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Money Mindset Makeover by Kelly Schols

As humans, adaptability is not only essential to survive; it’s essential for us to thrive. But survival is all some of us can think about as we find ourselves in conditions that threaten our very existence. How do we thrive when we’re worried about our health, safety, and keeping a roof over our heads? How…

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Donates Equipment to Skagit County Department of Emergency Management

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Marathon Petroleum Corporation Donates Equipment to Skagit County Department of Emergency Management

This shipment is part of a larger deployment of Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s entire stock of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals, healthcare organizations and its own facilities across the country. Over 500,000 pieces of PPE, including N95 respirator masks and gloves have either been delivered or are in transit to 45 hospitals and healthcare organizations…

Council Meeting Rescheduled per Governor’s Proclamation

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Council Meeting Rescheduled per Governor’s Proclamation

MOUNT VERNON—Tonight’s City Council meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 26th at 7pm. A new proclamation, issued by Governor Inslee’s Office on Tuesday evening, prohibits cities from conducting in-person public meetings, and instead allows for cities to utilize remote technology for participants and observers of any public meetings taking place between today and April…

Goodwill Update March 25

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Goodwill Update March 25

In line with Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay-at-Home Order, Seattle Goodwill has made the following decisions: Effective March 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm, e-Commerce, Transportation, and remaining Donations operations will be suspended. All currently open donation centers will be closed. All stores and donation centers will remain closed for the duration of the order.

How can Express Employment Professionals help?

By Jeremy Kindlund | March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on How can Express Employment Professionals help?

Everyone is being impacted by COVID-19. People are working remotely, shifts are changing, schools are closed, daycares may be closed, some workers are quarantined or ill. If your company has a need, call Express.  WE ARE HERE FOR YOU Here is a sample of people that we have immediately available to help out. CALL US!…

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