Herald Business Journal

Eviation's all-electric plane in flight Tuesday morning in Moses Lake, Washington, on Sept. 27, 2022. (Eviation)

Arlington’s all-electric plane, Alice, takes first test flight

Eviation Aircraft’s battery-powered plane logs successful first flight from Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake.

 

At two stores – in Edmonds and Renton – Wide Shoes Only store owner Dominic Ahn offers more than 600 styles of shoes for people with wide feet. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

These Edmonds and Renton shoe stores could change your life

Wide Shoes Only: Huge selection, expert fitting and superior customer service

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • by Wide Shoes Only

 

MyMyToyStore.com owner Tom Harrison at his brick and mortar storefront on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Near-death experience planted seeds for downtown Everett toy store

Former attorney Tom Harrison survived 9/11. It caused him to ask what’s important in life. Today, he runs MyMyToyStore.

 

Amber Weaver, who has worked at the Lakewood Crossing Starbucks for 5 years, with her daughter Melody, outside of her workplace on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Complaint accuses Starbucks of anti-union threats in Marysville

Meanwhile, a mother of two said Thursday that Starbucks refused to accommodate her schedule when she returned from maternity leave.

Amber Weaver, who has worked at the Lakewood Crossing Starbucks for 5 years, with her daughter Melody, outside of her workplace on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snoop Dogg in a video announces the opening of 'Tha Dogg House' in January 2023. (Screenshot).

Dogg toyz: Funko, rapper Snoop Dogg greenlight new retail venture

“Tha Dogg House” opening next year in Inglewood, California, will be Funko’s third U.S. retail store.

Snoop Dogg in a video announces the opening of 'Tha Dogg House' in January 2023. (Screenshot).
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Mountlake Terrace medical transport service will close

Falck Northwest, which provides non-emergency patient transport, will lay off 123 workers around Puget Sound.

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Drivers pick out their helmets before hitting the track at Traxx Indoor Raceway on Friday, Sep. 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Vroom! Traxx Indoor Raceway in Mukilteo is for sale

The race track running for 24 years needs a buyer and new site. The deal includes 32 karts, Corvette couches and more.

Drivers pick out their helmets before hitting the track at Traxx Indoor Raceway on Friday, Sep. 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Gregory Davis

Arlington’s Eviation makes Gregory Davis its permanent CEO

The interim CEO will continue as president for the electric aircraft maker; Eviation just inked a deal for 50 new planes.

Gregory Davis
Autumn Covington makes all of the bakehouse's six-ounce cookies. (Rachel Rosen/Whidbey News-Times)

Cookie shop stirs up excitement on Whidbey Island

A new family-owned business in downtown Oak Harbor has been whisking up quite a buzz lately.

Autumn Covington makes all of the bakehouse's six-ounce cookies. (Rachel Rosen/Whidbey News-Times)
Logo for news use featuring Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Snohomish County remote work study echoes national sentiment

Roughly 50% of workers won’t take a job that requires them to be in the office full-time, a survey found.

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Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This B&B (bud and bong) is a stoner’s forest paradise

Relax and spark up at this cannabis-friendly treehouse BB in the woods outside of Sultan.

Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jim and Karen Staniford have owned the Vintage Cafe on Hewitt Avenue for 40 years.  They have changed the name of the cafe, and the menu over the years, but it has stayed in the same place. (Dan Bates/The Herald)

Karen Staniford, founder of storied Vintage Cafe, dies at 79

The cafe’s former owner was “feisty and independent, a force to be reckoned with when she put her mind to something.”

Jim and Karen Staniford have owned the Vintage Cafe on Hewitt Avenue for 40 years.  They have changed the name of the cafe, and the menu over the years, but it has stayed in the same place. (Dan Bates/The Herald)
A truck drives past a sign displaying fuel prices on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Diesel prices stay high for truckers, farmers

Gas prices have fallen steadily this summer, but diesel costs have started to climb again.

A truck drives past a sign displaying fuel prices on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Business briefs: Leadership Snohomish County names new executive director

Plus a new short-term, career programs at Edmonds College, state grants for small businesses and more.

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Devin Ryan, left to right, talks with Donald Whitley and Drew Yager before a test ride at Bicycle Centres Wednesday in Everett, Washington on August 24, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New hands take the handlebars for Bicycle Centres

Longtime employees Devin Ryan, Aron Chaudiere and Ryan Brown bought the business that’s been around since 1976.

Devin Ryan, left to right, talks with Donald Whitley and Drew Yager before a test ride at Bicycle Centres Wednesday in Everett, Washington on August 24, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - Test engineer Jacob Wilcox pulls his arm out of a glove box used for processing sodium at TerraPower, a company developing and building small nuclear reactors, Jan. 13, 2022, in Everett, Wash. A major economic bill headed to the president has “game-changing” incentives for the nuclear energy industry, experts say, and those tax credits are even more substantial if a facility is sited in a community where a coal plant is closing. Bill Gates' company, TerraPower, plans to build an advanced, nontraditional nuclear reactor and employ workers from a local coal-fired power plant scheduled to close soon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Everett nuclear research facility gets $750 million infusion

Bellevue’s TerraPower, which operates an Everett facility, got a hefty investment to fund research.

FILE - Test engineer Jacob Wilcox pulls his arm out of a glove box used for processing sodium at TerraPower, a company developing and building small nuclear reactors, Jan. 13, 2022, in Everett, Wash. A major economic bill headed to the president has “game-changing” incentives for the nuclear energy industry, experts say, and those tax credits are even more substantial if a facility is sited in a community where a coal plant is closing. Bill Gates' company, TerraPower, plans to build an advanced, nontraditional nuclear reactor and employ workers from a local coal-fired power plant scheduled to close soon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Sean Jones, membership executive of Everett's Freedom Boat Club, helps club member Carolyn Duncan load equipment onto her boat before she and a friend head out crabbing onThursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at the Port of Everett in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

New Everett franchise offers boats at Everett Marina

Freedom Boat Club’s newest Washington location is in Everett, with six boats available to its members.

Sean Jones, membership executive of Everett's Freedom Boat Club, helps club member Carolyn Duncan load equipment onto her boat before she and a friend head out crabbing onThursday, Aug. 11, 2022, at the Port of Everett in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop, is closing the arcade this fall. (Photo by David Welton)

Arcade owner to pull plug on beloved Whidbey Island business

Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop in Langley, recently decided he’ll call it quits this fall.

Tim Leonard, owner of the Machine Shop, is closing the arcade this fall. (Photo by David Welton)
Jennifer Sadinsky is the owner of Grayhorse Mercantile, one of Langley’s newest stores. (David Welton)

Shopkeeper brings taste of Europe to Whidbey Island

A first-time business owner’s dream of opening a cheese shop became a reality this year.

Jennifer Sadinsky is the owner of Grayhorse Mercantile, one of Langley’s newest stores. (David Welton)
An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Flights from Paine Field to Anchorage will begin this fall

Starting Nov. 30, Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights from Paine Field to Anchorage, Alaska.

An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)