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Signs Plus Inc. was Spotlighted in Signs of the Times Publication Highlight

By Jeremy Kindlund | January 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Signs Plus Inc. was Spotlighted in Signs of the Times Publication Highlight

Signs Plus has been featured on the national publication of Signs of the Times. This article highlights Signs Plus’s in house fabrication of channel letters for Care Medical Group “The sign code was fairly restrictive in regards to the total allowable sign square footage, so we had to be creative in order to maximize their impact.” –…

2020: Year of Surprises! Skagit home sale prices rose 12.9% in 2020 to $421,975

By Jeremy Kindlund | January 6, 2021 | Comments Off on 2020: Year of Surprises! Skagit home sale prices rose 12.9% in 2020 to $421,975

The median sales price of a Skagit County homes rose 12.9% to $421,975 in 2020, more than doubling in the last 10 years, according to managing broker, Shelah Inman of Brown McMillen Real Estate in Burlington. The countywide median home sales price has soared $216,505 (106%) since its last yearly decline in 2011, Inman said.…

Christianson’s Nursery Update

By Jeremy Kindlund | January 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Christianson’s Nursery Update

An Essential Business Christianson’s Nursery is Open Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Holiday Hours Closed December 31 to January 1 Growing Citrus The wonderful fragrance and luxury of citrus in bloom may be exactly what 2021 ordered. When you think of the cool environment of the Pacific Northwest, you don’t necessarily think of it…

What’s Happening at Community Action

By Jeremy Kindlund | January 5, 2021 | Comments Off on What’s Happening at Community Action

Hello Community Action Partners, Volunteers, and Advocates! Below you will find Community Action updates for January. Please feel free to share with your clients, networks, and colleagues. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please contact volunteercenter@communityactionskagit.org. Take care, Isabela January Service Updates Community Action is providing services, but all in-person services have…

New Mount Vernon City Council Member Appointed

By Jeremy Kindlund | January 4, 2021 | Comments Off on New Mount Vernon City Council Member Appointed

City Council has announced the appointment of Juan Morales to the Ward 1 council position that was made vacant following the health-related resignation of Councilmember Erin Moberg, in October. Morales, who was selected from a field of 8 candidates, will be sworn into office sometime in early January. By City ordinance, the same position will…

Skagit Valley College announces a new one-year pilot program to help Running Start students pay for books and student fees

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Skagit Valley College announces a new one-year pilot program to help Running Start students pay for books and student fees

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that the College has been awarded $32,270 for a one-year pilot program designed to assist SVC’s Running Start students by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). The SVC Running Start Pilot Scholarship will support student success by covering the cost of books, course materials, and/or student fees…

Servpro to offer free CE course for insurance agents

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Servpro to offer free CE course for insurance agents

Servpro’s Everett location will be hosting a free Continuing Education Course for Insurance Professionals. The class will be held online January 27, 2021 starting at 9 am sharp and is worth 3 credit hours. Class size is limited to 35. For reservations contact Tessa Long at tlong@servproeverettwa.com or call 360.243.8313.

Chinook Enterprises welcomes Nicolette Wegner as its new Chief Executive Officer

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Chinook Enterprises welcomes Nicolette Wegner as its new Chief Executive Officer

Chinook Enterprises is pleased to announce that effective December 21st, 2020, Nicolette Wegner will lead the company as Chief Executive Officer. Wegner brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served most recently as Associate Director at Trillium Employment Services based in Tacoma and Board Chair of Community Employment Alliance (CEA), a statewide consortium…

Advocacy Alert – 2021 Unemployment Rates!

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Advocacy Alert – 2021 Unemployment Rates!

You may have already received your new unemployment insurance rate for 2021. If so, you saw an increase, even if you did not have layoffs this year. And if you were forced to lay off employees, you are looking at a new rate that is significantly higher. Fortunately, the new rates will likely be adjusted…

Emergency Cold Weather Declaration in Mount Vernon

By Jeremy Kindlund | December 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Emergency Cold Weather Declaration in Mount Vernon

Mayor Boudreau has declared a severe weather event; an act which allows designated severe weather locations within the city of Mount Vernon to open and operate on December 22nd. With the National Weather Service predicting temperatures reaching at or below 32 degrees for at least two of the next four days, outside living conditions for…

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