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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    The Skagit Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 grant season from nonprofits serving primarily Skagit County. Grants are awarded in the areas of art & culture, education, health, and the environment. The Skagit Community Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1993 by community members and funded largely by local donors who want to make a difference where ...read more
    Categories: Fundraising
    Friday, January 17, 2020
    Skagit Valley College to host a College Information Night at the Burlington Public Library       Skagit Valley College is pleased to host a College Information Night at the Burlington Public Library on Friday, January 31, 5 – 6 p.m. The Burlington Public Library is located at 820 East Washington Avenue in Burlington.Our SVC Admissions team will share with you how you can:• Earn college credit ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Events
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:    Stop the Bleed®: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury During this free, hands-on training you will learn various ways to control life-threatening bleeding after an individual has sustained an injury from an everyday emergency, man-made or from a natural disaster. You will be given a list of ...read more
    Categories: Events, Education
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    MOUNT VERNON -- Economic Forecast Night, set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Swinomish Casino & Lodge, will feature a panel of regional leaders in higher education debating post-secondary education's role in developing a healthy workforce, particularly regarding liberal arts education versus workforce training and career readiness.Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. Title Sponsors ...read more
    Categories: Events, Economic
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
     JANUARY WELLNESS COCOON POD SPECIALBUY 2 SESSIONS GET 1 FREE ($35 VALUE)    BUY TWO SESSIONS AND GET ONE FREE!The Cocoon Wellness Pro System combines both dry heat and infrared heat with vibratory massage, aromatherapy, and salt air for the ultimate body transformation and relaxation experience.A session in the Cocoon Wellness Pro Pod has countless benefits, from weight loss and pain relief, ...read more
    Monday, January 13, 2020
    The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents The Marx Brothers smash hit, THE COCOANUTS, in the Phillip Tarro Theatre. Music by Irving Berlin, book by George S. Kaufman.      The SVC Marx Brothers, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Groucho, are featured in this gag-filled musical featuring jazz-age gems by Irving Berlin. Pull up a chair in Groucho’s flea bag Florida hotel, as he attempts to hawk ...read more
    Categories: Events, Community, Press Release
    Monday, January 13, 2020
    Promote your Discounts for Free with The Chamber of Commerce Did you know: Included with your Chamber Membership is the ability to use the Chamber to market your deals and discounts? We know a lot of members may not know how to add your deals for consumers or Members, so we put together this tutorial to help!1. First you’ll want to go to the Chamber Website at burlington-chamber.com and click ...read more
    Categories: Education, Chamber
    Thursday, January 09, 2020
    Skagit Valley College (SVC) and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in the highly successful Leadership Skagit program. SVC President Tom Keegan and EDASC CEO John Sternlicht have signed a cooperative agreement that formalizes their commitment to providing vibrant, relevant, and innovative programming that will continue to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, January 09, 2020
    BABYSITTING BASICS Learn all the basic skills needed to be a great babysitter! Topics include: age characteristics of children, behavior management, general infant and toddler care, play ideas, safety issues and what to do in emergency situations. Also, helpful information on finding sitting jobs and how to work with parents to ensure success. Basic first aid is covered (no CPR) with a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, Press Release
    Monday, January 06, 2020
    The median sales price of a Skagit County home rose 7.9% to $374,500 in 2019, according to Shelah Inman of Brown McMillen Real Estate. Inman prepared a year-end report based on data from the Northwest Washington Multiple Listing Service.   “While not the double-digit gains of 11.3% in 2018 and 11.1% in 2017, we still had strong demand for Skagit County homes in 2019,” Inman said.   The changes ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Friday, January 03, 2020
    The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:  New Mom’s Group This group is led by a Family Birth Center RN/Lactation Consultant. Bring your baby, join us for beverages and talk about your experiences as a new mom. Meet other moms, weigh your baby and get answers to your questions about infant feeding, development and much more. Pregnant women, moms with babies and ...read more
    Categories: Education, Events
    Monday, December 30, 2019
    Stop the Bleed®: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury During this free, hands-on training you will learn various ways to control life-threatening bleeding after an individual has sustained an injury from an everyday emergency, man-made or from a natural disaster. You will be given a list of items to create your own Stop the Bleed® emergency kit. The American College of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, Education, Press Release
    Monday, December 30, 2019
    The City of Burlington is seeking community representatives with an interest in preserving and enhancing the city's parks, trails and recreations services to fill 3 volunteer positions on its Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. Representatives will act in an advisory capacity to Burlington's city council and mayor. Position 1's term runs January 2020 – December 2022 and its representative must ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political
    Friday, December 27, 2019
    Board Member Spotlight: Linda Tyler of the Port of Skagit After more than 20 years working for non-profit organizations, Linda Tyler joined the Port of Skagit in January 2019 as their Community Outreach Administrator. A lifelong resident of Skagit County, Linda brings years of experience in community outreach, programming and marketing to the Port team.  With a Bachelor’s degree in Communication ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    On behalf of the residents and staff of Village Concepts Country Meadow Village, executive director Sandra Jensen and program director David Bricka presented $2,300.00 to Miranda Wilson, executive assistant of the Helping Hands Food Bank and Solution Center at the local retirement community’s annual Christmas Party.  Nate Vandenburg, long time food bank volunteer and Village Concepts team member ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fundraising, Human Interest
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    SEATTLE | DECEMBER 12, 2019. Eva Gordon was a hard-working woman who was ahead of her time. Having lived a long and happy life she had few regrets, save one: not having a formal education herself.  “If I had a scholarship when I got out of high school, I could have done so much more,” Gordon said in a 2013 profile by South Seattle College.  Thanks to a generous gift of nearly $10 million from ...read more
    Categories: Education, Fundraising, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    BABYSITTING BASICS Learn all the basic skills needed to be a great babysitter! Topics include: age characteristics of children, behavior management, general infant and toddler care, play ideas, safety issues and what to do in emergency situations. Also, helpful information on finding sitting jobs and how to work with parents to ensure success. Basic first aid is covered (no CPR) with a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    The Association of Washington Business is hosting a six-month webinar series that covers common Employment Law topics. We have partnered with law offices across Washington state to give you everything you need for your business! All webinars will be at 10:30 a.m. PST and will run 60-90 minutes, including ample Q&A time. The package includes all six webinars, topic materials and wrap-up resources ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – PeaceHealth announced that Krista Touros, MBA, has been named chief financial officer of the PeaceHealth Northwest network.  Touros will be responsible for all aspects of financial management for PeaceHealth’s medical centers in Bellingham, Sedro-Woolley, and Friday Harbor, Washington, and Ketchikan, Alaska. Touros comes to PeaceHealth with a proven track record in financial ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    MOUNT VERNON -- Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for EDASC's 2020 Economic Forecast Night set for Feb. 11 at Swinomish Casino & Lodge. The annual event brings together over 400 business leaders, elected officials and community representatives to look at the economic and business trends shaping Skagit County. Enjoy dinner with a no-host bar while hearing from eminent ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Events, Fundraising
    Thursday, December 26, 2019
    Community Action of Skagit County will feature Ryan Dowd at their March 25, 2020 Have a Heart for Community event at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge.   9 aMr. Dowd is the author of “The Librarians Guide to Homelessness” and runs one of the largest homeless shelters outside of Chicago in the United States.  Attendees will learn how to compassionately, confidently and effectively address problematic ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Events, Press Release
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