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The Scotts Company

14524 40th Ave NE

Marysville, WA 98271


Meineke Car Care

10501 State Ave

Marysville, WA 98271


What's Brewing

1309 State Ave

Marysville, WA 98270

 

Marysville Ford

3520 136th St. NE

Marysville, WA 98270





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University Center of North Puget Sound

The University Center of North Puget Sound is conveniently located on Everett Community College's campus and offers over 25 baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Program areas include: business, education, engineering, nursing and social sciences. The University Center offers on-campus, on-line and hybrid courses with classes scheduled afternoons, evenings and weekends. Degrees are offered by:

 

Western Washington University 
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
The Evergreen State College
Washington State University
Hope International University
Saint Martin's University 
University of Washington - Bothell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Center of North Puget Sound

Eight Universities 

Endless Opportunities

2000 Tower Street,

Everett, WA 98201

425-259-8900

www.uceverett.org




Volunteer Opportunities

The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce and Regional Visitor Center

 

Whether you enjoy meeting the public or working behind the scenes, we have a position that is right for you.  Become a travel ambassador, receptionist, or administrative assistant.  (Training will be provided.) 

 

We currently have a dedicated and fun group of volunteers and are seeking additional help either as a STANDBY volunteer to fill in when others need time off, or as a regularly scheduled volunteer to work at the visitor center on a weekly basis.  The time commitment can be minimal:  as little as one four hour shift each week; or it can be more depending on your availability.  

 

If you would enjoy working to promote Marysville Tulalip area businesses and provide assistance to those with questions about our businesses, this is the perfect place to start. You will suggest activities, give directions, distribute brochures and help travelers or new and potential residents to our area.   Please contact Cyd Leahy, Director of Information Services, at the Chamber (360-659-7700)   if you have questions or would like to volunteer.  You may also email her at: admin@MarysvilleTulalipChamber.com.


WSDOT ALERT: SR 530 reopened to two-way, 50 mph traffic

 

DATE/TIME: September 22, 2014, 8:42 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: Both directions of SR 530 between Oso and Darrington are now open to two-way, 50 mph traffic. Contractor crews have finished paving and striping the newly reconstructed roadway.

LOCATION: SR 530 between Oso and Darrington, Snohomish County

CONTACT: Travis Phelps, WSDOT communications, 206-715-9887


WSDOT Northwest Region construction updates

 

Month-long SR 522 ramp closure starts Tuesday
 

I mentioned this previously but now it's here. If you use State Route 522 near Monroe, be ready because the fly-over ramp to eastbound US 2 closes for a month starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.  That's 24-hours-a-day.  It will reopen at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

 

We did this closure earlier in August as well and it's not hard to still access eastbound US 2.  Drivers continue to the end of SR 522 where a signalized intersection allows motorists to turn east or west onto US 2.

 

During the closure, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will waterproof the concrete deck on the existing Main Street/164th Street Southeast bridge.  They will also rebuild the approaches to the existing 179th Avenue Southeast bridge.

 

In order to create a safe work zone, traffic must be temporarily shifted onto the new bridges at 164th and 179th Avenue Southeast bridges.  The proximity of the US 2 exit to the 179th Avenue Southeast bridge work zone is too close to allow drivers to safely use the exit.

 

The work is part of the SR 522 widening project, which adds two new westbound lanes to the highway from US 2 to the Snohomish River Bridge.  The widening project is scheduled to be complete in late 2014.


WSDOT Northwest Region construction updates


I-5: Southbound I-5 Stillaguamish River Bridge - Major Bridge Rehabilitation  #8582


Mileposts: 207.2 to 211.1 

 

Tuesday, July 29 through November - All southbound I-5 traffic is reduced to two lanes and will use a new crossover across the median to two lanes of northbound I-5 across the Stillaguamish River Bridge, crossing back over on the other side of the bridge, until the project is complete in November. Northbound I-5 is reduced to two lanes from SR 530 to 236th Street Northeast as well. Drivers should prepare for a 55 mile per hour speed limit in both directions in the work zone.


Washington State Department of Transportation

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Aug. 28, 2014   

Drivers should prepare for extended closure of SR 522 ramp to eastbound US 2

 

MONROE – Drivers who use State Route 522 near Monroe should be prepared for a  month-long closure of the SR 522 fly-over ramp to eastbound US 2. The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 through 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. 

 

Drivers can still access eastbound US 2 by traveling a short distance to the end of SR 522 where a signalized intersection allows drivers to turn east or west onto US 2.

 

During the extended ramp closure, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will waterproof the concrete decks on the existing SR 522 West Main Street/164th Street Southeast and 179th Avenue Southeast bridges. They will also rebuild the approaches to the 179th Avenue Southeast bridge.

 

In order to create a safe work zone, traffic must be temporarily shifted onto the new bridges over 164th Street Southeast and 179th Avenue Southeast. The proximity of the SR 522 179th Avenue Southeast bridge work zone to the US 2 off-ramp is too close to allow drivers to safely use the exit.

 

There will also be other nightly lane and ramp closures associated with this work. Check the Snohomish County construction update report frequently for updated information.

 

The work is part of the SR 522 widening project, which adds two new westbound lanes to the highway from US 2 to the Snohomish River Bridge. The widening project is scheduled to be complete in late 2014.


Sales Tax Rate Increase Goes Into Effect
October 1, 2014


Effective October 1st in the City of Marysville, a two-tenths of 1% sales tax increase (8.6% to 8.8%) on items purchased for business or personal use will take effect for transportation system improve-ments. The effective date had previously been misreported.

 

Marysville voters last April approved a 0.2% sales tax increase on the ballot to generate $1.6 million per year over 10 years for the community's unmet transportation system needs, and to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access. Transportation Benefit District (TBD) projects were chosen by the City Council acting in its capacity as the TBD Board of Directors.

For more information, visit the TBD website at http://marysvillewa.gov/tbd


Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect

until further notice

 

Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, an outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County is in effect beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 12.  This affects all outdoor burning except for recreational fires.

 

Recreational fires are less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high, and are for cooking or pleasure only.  They must be contained within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10 foot radius, must be monitored at all times and must have a water source readily available.

 

This burn ban is in place until further notice. All outdoor burning permits, including those issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, are suspended until the ban is lifted. Residents who live within the boundaries of an incorporated city or town should check with their local fire department for current burn ban information.

 

Please call the outdoor burning information hotline at 425-388-3508 for updated information or visit http://snohomishcountywa.gov/1144/Outdoor-Burning-Information


WEEKEND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


at the Marysville Tulalip Visitor Center


 

 

COME AND JOIN THE FUN AT THE MARYSVILLE TULALIP REGIONAL VISITOR CENTER

AND MEET PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

Call (360) 659-7700 ask for Mary Jane!


 

 


September 26, 2014


BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS

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Please join us on Friday, September 26, 2014
from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
for our
General Meeting and Breakfast!


MEET THE CANDIDATES at our annual
Candidate Forum!

Presenting two Snohomish County races to broaden your knowledge of the candidates and the issues!

First Race:  County Executive


             

 John Lovick (D)                  Carolyn Eslick (R)

  -  Incumbent                     -  Mayor of Sultan



Second Race:  44th District POS 2

(the only "open" seat in this year's race)



              

Mark Harmsworth (R)              Mike Wison (D)      

                     - Mayor Pro-Tem,     
- Cascade High School Teacher            
City of Mill Creek                                                  


You won't want to miss this exciting Business Before Hours!



OUR SPONSOR:


At the Tulalip Resort/Casino 

Canoes Cabaret Room 

10200 Quil Ceda Blvd 

Tulalip, WA 98271


Call or email your registration today to save your seat!

admin@marysvilletulalipchamber.com 

or call (360) 659-7700

OR

Click Here to Register Online Now


Members: $23.00 if RSVP prior to event 

$28.00 at the door

Non Members: $28.00

 

PLEASE NOTE:  

We are looking for two businesses to sponsor future BBH's. If interested, please call Mary Jane at
(360) 659-7700.








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Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out set for October 4th

Calling all women to gear up for an outdoor adventure



Saturday, October 4th, 2014

10:00am – 3:00pm

 

Cabela’s

9810 Quil Ceda Blvd

Tulalip, WA 98271

 

Cabela’s celebrates the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with Ladies’ Day Out, set for October 4th. The event is designed to recognize the growing population of women enjoying the outdoors across Washington State. It will feature hands-on demonstrations, seminars, live archery practice, giveaways, samples and more – and the first 100 women through the doors will receive a special gift. Everyone who participates will receive an additional shopping discount.

Classes will be taught by local experts and as always, are free of charge.

A full schedule of Ladies’ Day Out events will be available at Cabelas.com/tulalip. Also, look for Ladies Day Out at Cabela’s Lacey and Cabela’s Springfield.



 

The 40th Annual show has rocks from all over the world.

There’ll be dealers with rough, slabs, and polished cabs to gem quality faceting rough; minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment; jewelry, beads, gems and books.

There will be demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, and youth games.

Door prizes every half hour, silent auctions and raffle prizes and food service.

Free admission, free parking. 

 

Event Location Totem Middle School - Cafeteria 7th Street and State Avenue Marysville, Washington

Date/Time Information October 11th and 12th

Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

For more information, check out:

http://sites.google.com/site/marysvillerockngemclub

Or on facebook: Marysville Rock and Gem Club










Looking for Parade Participants

Merrysville for the Holidays Electric Lights Parade, Saturday, December 6, 2014

 

Contact: Andrea Kingsford, Recreation Coordinator, Marysville Parks and Recreation

   360-363-8401, akingsford@marysvillewa.gov

 

Welcome to the 26th anniversary of Merrysville for the Holidays!  Each year community volunteer groups, businesses, churches and community members join together to bring joy and happiness to our wonderful city through the Electric Lights Parade.  This year Merrysville for the Holidays will take place on Saturday, December 6th, 2014.  Included in this fun family event are an electric lights parade beginning at the Marysville Municipal Court House and making its way down State Avenue to Comeford Park, a holiday spirited family concert, holiday family photo scenes, civic and community groups, a craft bazaar, free crafts for the kids and a visit from Santa Clause with free photo opportunities for the kids.

 

Help make this year a success by getting involved and joining the Merrysville for the Holidays Electric Lights Parade.  Below are just a few great reasons to be a part of this wonderful event!

·         Attendance for this program averages between 3000-6000 people depending upon the weather.

·         For only $20, your application fee, you can take part in this fun parade, create camaraderie among your entry participants, and be seen by thousands of Marysville community members. What a wonderful and unique form of advertising for your business or organization!

·         As each parade entrant passes, they will highlighted over the loudspeaker for everyone to hear.

·         Show the people of Marysville you are proud to be an active member of the community!

 

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to be involved in the community and share the holiday spirit! For information, please contact Marysville Parks and Recreation at 306-363-8400 and we will be happy to answer any questions! 

 

Online registration for the parade is available at marysvilllewa.gov .  Click on E-play Parks and Rec. Registration then Events and you will find the Merrysville for the Holidays Parade.