Published November 2004

Around the County

Business owner’s artwork
on display at EdCC

The artwork of Snohomish artist and business owner Karen Guzak is on display at Edmonds Community College. The exhibit, “Mapping: Works on Canvas, Works on Paper,” can be seen in the college’s art gallery, across from the library, through Dec. 5. Gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekends. There is no admission cost.

The college also is holding a reception for Guzak, the owner of Angel Arms Works and Yoga Circle Studio, from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the college library, located on the third floor of Lynnwood Hall at 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Spotted Cow mooves in
The Spotted Cow Ice Cream & Coffee Co. opened in October, offering handcrafted ice cream, gelato and sorbet in a “funky atmosphere for the entire family,” said owners Steve and Michelle Oleson.

The Mill Creek cafe, located in the Thomas Lake Shopping Center at 3414 132nd St. SE, Suite 307, also features free wireless Internet access, baked goods, sandwiches, board games and live music. Wine is served by the glass in-store and sold by the bottle for consumption at home, the Olesons said.

Along with eating Spotted Cow’s frozen confections by the cup or the cone, customers can enjoy their ice cream in blended coffee drinks such as the Cowpaccino or the Caffeinated Cow.

For more information, call 425-337-8494.

NFIC construction to begin
Construction of the National Flight Interpretive Center at Paine Field as well as the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn is expected to begin this month, according to officials at Snohomish County Airport.

The 63,000-square-foot NFIC, which will include the Boeing Tour Center as well as an aviation gallery, meeting rooms, gift store, cafe and outdoor observation deck, is expected to open late next summer. Howard S. Wright was awarded the construction bid.

The 104-room Hilton hotel, which will include a restaurant, meeting/banquet space and executive suite, is being developed by Beechwood Development.

Snohomish aims to attract
new businesses

Snohomish Mayor Liz Loomis reports that the city’s Economic Development Committee is hard at work to attract new businesses to the area. The committee recently developed a full-color marketing package for the city, met with a number of commercial developers and created a list of third-tier suppliers for the Boeing 7E7 as well as members of the biotech industry. (Look for more on the city’s marketing plan in the December issue of the Snohomish County Business Journal.)

Mill Creek PostNet re-opens
Bruce and Cheri McLeod plan to celebrate the grand re-opening of their Mill Creek PostNet on Nov. 10 following a remodeling project that included extensive equipment upgrades. With the re-opening comes expanded graphics and computer services as well as a number of new finishing services, including coil binding and auto punching. The Mill Creek franchise, located at 13300 Bothell Everett Highway, Suite 303, also has new fax equipment.

For the re-opening celebrations, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be refreshments, store tours as well as door prizes. For more information, call the McLeods at 425-357-6249.

Businesses surveyed
Two Snohomish County communities are surveying businesses with an eye toward economic development. In August, the Monroe Chamber of Commerce began its survey of downtown businesses to gain an understanding of the current business environment as well as the economic outlook for the next three years.

The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce also is surveying its north-county business community. In concert with the city of Marysville’s Economic Development Campaign’s Business Attraction and Retention committee, the chamber is collecting information for a business needs-assessment survey. Input will guide chamber programs as well as help the city plan for growth.

For more information on the Monroe survey, go online to For more information on the Marysville survey, go online to

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