Engage Everett Off To A Booming Start.

Engage Everett

Another good crowd for the 2nd Engage Everett event.

There are no membership dues, no special hoops to jump through, no secret club password. If you work in Everett and want to get to know others who are trying to make a difference in Everett, all you have to do is show up and engage. That’s the premise behind “Engage Everett” a monthly gathering of business owners, professionals, workers, government employees and residents all interested in Everett. “There are a lot of people in Everett who want to do great things and are doing them in their own separate way. This is an opportunity to get word out about what you’re doing and work together,” said Steven Graham who manages the Downtown Everett Association. Ryan Crowther, another of the folks involved with putting together “Engage Everett” tells MyEverettNews.com “The goal is to have a successful monthly event that enables collaboration among people in Everett who may have never met each other.”

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WSU North Puget Sound Chancellor Bob Drewel was the guest speaker.

The event moves from various venues in the downtown area though Crowther says he’d also like to find a way to involve businesses owners, professionals and workers in south Everett as well. There’s an advisory committee that operates and oversees the events along with sponsors who help get the word out about the monthly meetings. The group announces upcoming events on their Facebook page and in addition to networking offers an update on a significant project in the Everett area. At the meeting Wednesday afternoon Bob Drewel, Chancellor at WSU North Puget South updated the crowd on efforts to build a WSU campus building containing classrooms, laboratories and offices across from Everett Community College. In addition, Drewel talked about WSU offering more programs in Everett including data analytics, software engineering, the CWU aviation management program and four degrees in agriculture. He also mentioned the Everett City Council will soon be asked to show its support for a WSU medical school program.

Jim Stephanson from Economic Alliance Snohomish County urged those gathered to offer their support as a sponsor, committee member or networker. He also announced the next three meeting dates and places…

  • Wednesday March 11th at Schack Art Center with guest speaker Steve Klein from Snohomish PUD
  • Wednesday April 8th at Everett Performing Arts Center with guest speaker Lanie McMullin
  • Wednesday May 13 at The Cannery with guest speakers from the Everett Music Initiative

If you’d like more information you can contact Nicole Amor at Economic Alliance Snohomish County at 425-248-4228.

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