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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    We are offering the program to businesses with 100 or fewer employees. The program will last one year. Funding is provided through ARPA funds awarded by Skagit County and its commissioners. This is not an EAP. The program, deployed through a phone and computer app called Nivati, includes: Six free hours of one-on-one virtual counseling with licensed professionals for each of your employees on ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    Are you ready for a fun & exciting career working in our community?  If so, the Burlington Chamber is right for you! We are seeking to fill the following two positions on our team:The Membership Development DirectorThe Community Outreach & Tourism Specialist Click the links above to learn more about these fantastic opportunities. To apply, please send your resume & cover letter to ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Economic, Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Monday, December 05, 2022
    It is with sadness that we announce the dissolution of Skagit Women in Business as of December 31st, 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic caused a severe lack of attendance and fewer individuals willing to take on leadership roles, resulting in our inability to continue the group.    SWIB has been through many generations and although we are a new board, we are so grateful for the foundation paved by ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, December 05, 2022
    Cascadia Daily News is proud to announce our first-annual Readers’ Choice Awards! We are excited to celebrate the best businesses in our community. Nominations are open now through December 31, 2022. Eligible businesses have a brick-and-mortar location in, or provides a service primarily to, Whatcom and Skagit Counties. New categories can be submitted for consideration. The top businesses ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, General News Article, Community, Events, Press Release
    Friday, December 02, 2022
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, December 01, 2022
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the Bolt Creek Wildfire that  occurred Sept. 10 – Oct. 21, 2022, SBA’s Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Jay ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Economic
    Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    Local Leader Helps Deliver Community Banking Message to Nation’s CapitalAberdeen, WA (November 28, 2022)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that community banker Denise Portmann, President & CEO of Bank of the Pacific in Aberdeen, WA was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks. “It’s a privilege to be elected to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    The Burlington Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome its 2023 Board of Directors:   Officers:ChairmanHolland, MindyOasys Inc.Vice-ChairLuvera, MikeCity of BurlingtonTreasurerLundvall, ThereseCocusa MotelPast ChairDyberg, MikeDyberg AviationDirectors:Flint, KaarenHelping Hands Jones, BryanBurlington-Edison School District #100Sanders, Mary Jo Skagit River Steel & Recycling  Brockmann, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Chamber
    Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBoard of County Commissioners announce the appointment of Keith Higman as Public Health Director  The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Higman to the position of Public Health Director. Keith will officially take on the position on January 9, 2023. The position has been vacant for about five months, following the promotion of ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded private nonprofit organizations of the Dec. 29, 2022, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe winter storms, snowstorms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Dec. 26, 2021 - ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    At The Burlington Chamber of Commerce, we believe in connecting Commerce to Community.  Today is Giving Tuesday, and we hope you'll take a moment to help support your favorite non-profit. While Monetary support makes a significant impact to an organization's mission and vision, we wanted to share different ways you can still help show your support to a non-profit: Use your social network to ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Fundraising, Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    OLYMPIA – Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will decommission the Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) website coronavirus.wa.gov on Dec. 1, 2022. As of that date, site visitors will be redirected to the DOH COVID-19 landing page. This streamlining of online resources reflects the end of the COVID-19 emergency order and a decrease in web traffic on the coronavirus.wa.gov ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Join us in our goal of keeping heads, hands, and feet warm this winter. We are currently accepting donations for the following new items for our annual giving tree! HATS, SCARVES, SOCKS, GLOVES, RAIN PONCHOS, HAND WARMERS, AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS Please bring all donations to the Burlington Police Department at 311 Cedar Street to help our homeless and families in need! THANK YOU! The giving ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, November 25, 2022
    Thank you again, and Happy Holidays!Noah Wathen | Recruiting SpecialistNoah.Wathen@expresspros.com1806 Riverside Dr, Ste D, Mount Vernon, WA 98273(360) 336-1980
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    OLYMPIA, WA - November 23, 2022 – Today, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is pursuing funding from the Legislature to establish an Organized Retail Crime Unit in his office. This 10-person unit would include prosecutors and investigators, to combat organized retail crime.  Organized Retail Crime involves a group of individuals that steal products not for their own ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Economic
    Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is excited to put a spotlight on Chamber Member, Hospice of the Northwest!"Hospice of the Northwest brings hope to individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness. Each of our patients is assigned a dedicated care team that includes a Board-certified physician, registered nurse, social worker, and spiritual counselor, as well as a hospice care aide and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article, Community, Chamber
    Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    With the announcement of Superintendent Laurel Browning's retirement, the Burlington-Edison School Board of Directors is forming Focus Groups to meet Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at the District Offices. Burlington-Edison school district staff, students, and community can help the Burlington-Edison School Board of Directors and Northwest Leadership Associates develop the position description and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is looking for employers to participate in paid focus groups in English and Spanish. Your opinions matter! Are you an employer with 10 to 500 employees? If so, we want to hear from you. This is an opportunity for you to help improve workers’ compensation programs for employers. An independent research firm, PRR, will conduct the focus ...read more
    Categories: Papers-Research, Press Release, General News Article, Economic
    Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    El Departamento de Labor e Industrias (L&I, por su sigla en inglés) del Estado de Washington está buscando empleadores para participar en grupos focales pagados en inglés y español. ¡Sus opiniones importan!¿Es usted un empleador con 10 a 500 empleados? Si es así, queremos oír de usted.  Esta es una oportunidad para mejorar programas de compensación para el trabajador para empleadores.Una empresa ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Papers-Research, Human Interest
    Monday, November 21, 2022
    We are spreading the word about the Information Session for the upcoming Community Accelerator Grant program from ArtsFund.  The Community Accelerator Grant isOpen to all WA nonprofits whose primary mission is to present or support arts and cultureMin budget size is a three-year average of $25,000Grants are $2,500 - $25,000 and are unrestricted (no Covid impact required)Grant application will be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Fundraising, General News Article, Economic
    Friday, November 18, 2022
    From Holiday Gift Making to Arctic Animals, there's a bit of everything to tick the 'fun and learning' box!! Course brochure and online registration link on our website. You can also sign up and pay in the Museum.  
    Categories: Press Release, Events, General News Article, Community
    Friday, November 18, 2022
    With the cooler weather comes traditional holiday gatherings with friends and family.Amid a strained hospital system, an early and more severe respiratory virus season, and people gathering to celebrate,the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) would like to remind everyone how to stay safe and healthy this holiday season. Respiratory viruses are more common this time of year and medical ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, November 17, 2022
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a distinction recognizing PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.  The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    Round 10 of the Career Connect Washington program builder grants has recently opened with applications due Dec. 30, 2022. These grants bridge connections between industry and educators to create and scale Career Launch, Prep and Explore programs. The average grant is targeted at $100,000-$150,000 over 18 months, specifically for program development costs including staff salaries/benefits, costs ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Economic
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    Portable Restroom Services 2023-2024, 2025 OptionRequest for ProposalThe City of Burlington invites interested contractors to participate in a competitive bid process for a Portable Restroom provider.  The qualified contractor would provide for the rental and servicing of portable restroom services at various locations in Burlington's park system.More information regarding requirements for ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Papers-Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    The Skagit County Board of Commissioners are currently in the process of drafting the county’s 2023 budget. The preliminary budget will be made available to the public on Monday, November 21, and will be accessible on the County’s webpage here: www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/BudgetFinance/2023Budget.htm.If you would like to learn about what is in the budget, please attend the upcoming ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Economic
    Monday, November 14, 2022
    •For the 3rd year SICBA is proud to be doing a Holiday Fundraising Event for our local food banks, Helping Hands Food Bank, and North Whidbey Help House – It’s the Season for Giving! This fundraising event will take place from now through December 16th.  During this time of year, our local food banks struggle to supply families in the Skagit and Island Counties with enough food for the holidays.  ...read more
    Categories: Fundraising, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Community
    Monday, November 14, 2022
    The 41st Annual SICBA Home and Garden Show is March 24th, 25th, and 26th,    First right-of-refusal letters and emails have gone out to last year's booth vendors!  They have until the end of the day tomorrow, November 15th to book their booth before registration is open to the public on November 16th.  If you had a booth last year go to www.HomeShowVendors.com and use the code you were given to ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Events, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 09, 2022
    UPDATED WITH NEW DIRECT LINK TO MAP:With the Holidays and Winter weather just around the corner, Skagit County Public Works and Skagit County Geographic Information Services (GIS) have jointly created an interactive Snowplow Priority Map that is available online to the Public at SKAGITCOUNTY.NET via its iMap service. The map shows the roads that fall into two categories: First and Second Priority. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Community
    Wednesday, November 09, 2022
    Skagit County is reviewing what agritourism means to the County’s agricultural community and rural residents. Planning & Development Services is currently analyzing agritourism activities in Skagit County to develop a report on the economics of agritourism, a current assessment of County policies, and relevant case studies.The study is anticipated to address the current situation with farm stands ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    To assist employers with employee retention, recruitment, and productivity, EDASC is offering a NO-COST pilot program providing mental health and wellbeing services to employees of businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The program will last one year. The program is funded through ARPA funds awarded by Skagit County and its commissioners. The program, deployed through a phone and computer app ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article, Community
    Tuesday, November 08, 2022
    Skagit County Public Health has partnered with community service providers and local congregations to offer community members overnight shelters and daytime warming centers during the current severe weather event. The Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 4520 East College Way in Mount Vernon will be open November 8, 2022, through November 12, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. The facility ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, November 07, 2022
    The Port of Skagit’s 2023 preliminary budget for capital projects and operations is now available for review.    A copy of the budget presentation can be downloaded from the Port’s website at www.portofskagit.com  or a printed copy can be picked up at the Port of Skagit Administrative Office at 15400 Airport Drive in Burlington.  Some of the highlights of the budget include a $50-million ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release