Vol. 2, No. 2 | February 2023

Since its founding in 1891, Marysville's story has been defined by growth and change. First settled as a small community along the north shores of the Snohomish River Delta primarily supported by local logging, Marysville would go on to be home to a vital industry and a growing business district. As the 20th century reached its mid-point, the traditional logging industry that supported nearly a dozen mills on the banks of Ebey Slough began to decline. In its place a new water-based industry, boating, took its place and thrived in Marysville.


While these were just two of the industries that defined early business life in Marysville, their stories show the ingenuity and drive of the early

settlers and businesspeople. Marysville has always been a place where community and business operate as one, and work to support one another. It is stories like these and the countless other ones that show why it is important to remember and celebrate the history of our town. While Marysville looks a lot different from the logging and boating days of the 19th and 20th centuries, that spirit among its people is still the same. In a world marked with change and innovation, sometimes the most helpful thing we can do is to remember.

Peter Condyles

Marysville City Councilmember

Marysville Historical Society President

Business boosts

Funding Opportunities for Black-Owned Businesses

In celebration of Black History Month, this free SCORE webinar will discuss funding and financial opportunities available to the Black community. Participants will learn:

  • What funding options are available
  • Where to find funding and financial opportunities
  • How to qualify for funding opportunities

Date: Feb. 7

Time: 1-2 p.m.


Small Business Cybersecurity Webinar Series

The Washington SBDC is currently offering a cybersecurity course presented in four 90-minute free webinars. With cybersecurity subject matter experts answering questions, this webinar series will help small business owners prepare to meet the requirements necessary for selling to the government.

Small Business Cybersecurity Part 3: Systems

This webinar will present information and practical ways to protect your system’s communication and information integrity.

Date: Feb. 7

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.


Small Business Cybersecurity Part 4: Implementation

In this Zoom meeting, participants will be given a mock cybersecurity incident and will use the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Policy Workbook provided in Small Business Cybersecurity Part 1 to work through an example of an actual incident. 

Date: Feb. 21

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.


Let's Talk Tax #2 - Tax Rules and Regulations for 2023

In this free webinar hosted by the Puget Sound Business Journal, learn what most affects tax returns, what is needed to prepare for them and how to be better prepared for write-offs. The panel of experts will discuss which taxes can have the biggest drain on a company's resources and offer suggestions on improving the tax compliance process.

Date: Feb. 9

Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.


Workshop Opportunity

In this free workshop hosted by the Downtown Everett Association, learn the most effective strategies for using social media to promote your business and engage with your target audience.

Date: Feb. 9

Time: 4:30-6 p.m.

Location: TheLab@everett

2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett WA 98201


Get Your Local Business on Google Search & Maps

This free SCORE webinar will teach you the basics of a Google Business Profile, how to build one and the best strategies and tips to keep your profile fresh and up-to-date. Participants will learn:

  • What is a Google Business Profile
  • How to create and manage a Google Business Profile
  • Managing reviews and measuring performance

Date: Feb. 14

Time: 1-2 p.m.


Money Smart for Small Business

Coastal Community Bank is offering complimentary Money Smart for Small Business courses to support local businesses. Free classes are held at the Coastal Community Bank office at 5415 Evergreen Way, Everett, the third Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9:30 a.m., February through October. Space is limited to 40 attendees per class.

The next class, Tax Planning and Reporting, is on Mar. 1. Participants will learn how to identify the tax reporting requirements for a small business and establish a plan to account for and pay taxes. Click here for the full list of Money Smart classes.


State Hospitality & Lodging Grants open in March

Offered by the Washington State Department of Commerce, this grant program will provide assistance for eligible restaurants, bars and other qualifying businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. This program will also provide assistance to lodging establishments taxable by the state under chapter 28.08 RCW with 40 or more lodging units affected by the Governor's moratorium. The application portal will open in the first week of March.

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Local News

Marysville businesses win Best of Snohomish County

Congratulations to these businesses for winning first place honors in The Daily Herald's annual Best of Snohomish County readers' poll!

Food and Drink

  • Cristiano's Pizza (Italian Restaurant; Lunch Special; Romantic Dinner; Salad)
  • Diedrich Espresso (Coffee/Espresso)
  • Ivars (Clam Chowder; Fish & Chips)
  • Jeff's Texas Style BBQ (Barbecue)
  • Korean House BBQ (Korean Restaurant)
  • Ryan's REZ-ipes (Food Truck)

Shopping & Entertainment

  • 7 Lakes Gifts (Unique Gift Store)
  • Four Day Fireplace (Fireplace)
  • Jay's Flooring LLC (Flooring)
  • Judd & Black (Appliances)
  • Lizzy's Jewelry & Pawn (Pawn Shop)
  • Marysville Toyota (Auto Dealer)
  • Roy Robinson (RV Dealer)
  • Sunnyside Nursery (Plant Store)
  • Wagner Jewelers (Jewelry Store)

Arts & Recreation

  • Cedarcrest Golf Course (Golf Course)

Personal Services & Work Places

  • Bartell's (Pharmacy)
  • Cornerstone Homes (Home Builder)
  • Elle Marie Studios (Hair Salon)
  • Funeral Alternatives (Funeral Home)
  • Larry's Plumbing Supply & Protocol Plumbing (Plumbing Services)
  • Pure Clean Carpet Cleaning (Carpet Cleaning)
  • Tree Top Tree Service (Tree Service)


  • IRG Physical & Hand Therapy (Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy)
  • Relax Mind & Body Massage (Massage)

New state law requires pay range in job postings

Under the Equal Pay and Opportunity Act, employers with 15 or more employees must provide a salary range or pay scale in job postings, along with a general description of benefits and other compensation.

Lawmakers say the new mandate will help narrow wage disparities based on race or gender.

Read more.

Local business highlight

One of the Best in the Northwest

Northwest Dance & Acro, a dance studio in business since 2007, opens its doors to roughly 300 students every year, in and out of Snohomish County. The studio teaches kids age 18 and younger and is often the top studio at dance competitions.

City staff talked with Augga Hawkins, Studio Director of Northwest Dance & Acro.

Tell us about your dance programs. Why specifically acro(batics)?

Hawkins: We do all kinds of dance styles, like ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap and acrobatics- which is our main thing. When I first started the studio, I felt like the industrial dancing paired with gymnastics. When combined with what I learned from China's acrobatics, that level goes much higher. When our kids go out there and do their tricks, kids from other studios would go, "Whoa, what is that?" I chose the name 'Northwest Dance & Acro' because I want us to be one of the best in the Northwest. However, anybody that goes through our program, no matter how long they are here, is the best to me. 

Your studio building sure lives up to that name because the average passerby wouldn't realize how expansive it is inside. Can you talk about some of the features of the studio?

Hawkins: The outside of the building looks kind of normal and gray, right? But then when people come in, they're mind-blown. They’ve never seen Marysville have such an amazing studio. First, you have these two stairs that look like they’re from a movie. We have five different rooms for classes, from acrobatics to combo classes to strength training. Then we have the lobby, which we turned into a stage with spotlights. Every time the little ones do their routines there, we turn the lights on and they just glow- they love that feeling. We also have dressing rooms and a costume design room where we sew outfits. There are also places for kids to do homework. Because this space is so big and beautiful, we do rent it out.

This big space has an equally big pool of students. Aside from Marysville, where are the rest of these students coming from?

Hawkins: At competitions, when you see the studio that always comes in first and second, then the other studios… they have great programs, but our programs are different. The training you see with our students is very professional. So when you have kids from other studios- especially the ones where dancing is their dream- watch our students dance, they think, “Okay, I need to dance like that person my age.” We have kids from Edmonds, from Bellevue, from Bellingham; they all carpool here because we have something to offer and teach that other studios cannot. 

What makes your programs so successful?

Hawkins: We have amazing teachers. Royal ballet, contemporary jazz, hip hop, tap- they are the best at what they do. A lot of them also come from competitions. They would walk up to me: “I would like to come and teach at your studio.” These teachers are driving from far away in traffic. You can’t just pay them $40 an hour, you have to pay them more so they know that you want them to teach your students. I’ve never had one teacher quit on me. From our teachers to our front desk the students and their parents, it’s unity that makes our program successful. 

What are your plans for the future of the studio?

Hawkins: I really want to build a professional ballet program in this area. There’s always a lot of people going north or south for ballet, but there’s nothing in the middle that’s at a professional level. Other than that, I want to continue what we are doing now except build it bigger for all of Marysville. We would love and hope to be a bigger part of the community. Without the community, we wouldn’t be here.

Watch the short video interview:

Marysville Then & Now

In 1939, the corner of 3rd and State was home to Safeway, E.D. Wood, Elite Cleaners and Oosterwyk’s Dutch Bakery. Oosterwyk’s still remains today and has been joined by Songer Combat Sports, Amri’s Salon and El Rey.

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