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Skagit Valley College STEM Program

SVC Students On The STEM Pathway

Many of today’s trending careers are within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). In Washington State, jobs in Computer Science and Engineering are especially high.

In response to these needs, Skagit Valley College is proud to announce two new innovative programs will expand equity in access and achievement for students and help them take an important next step on their pathway toward a STEM career.

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Skagit County Small Manufacturers

Skagit County Small Manufacturers

Cindy Brooks, small business adviser at the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, said advantages to home-based businesses are that they can can avoid paying high fixed costs, such as rent, until they have a steady revenue stream.

“This coupled with the difficulty young companies have accessing capital if they do not yet have a track record can be disastrous,” she said in an email. “Starting up lean can reduce this risk.”

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President Hotel Downtown Mount Vernon Washington

History of the President Hotel

In downtown Mount Vernon, at the southeast corner of South First and Myrtle streets, you’ll find a five-story brick building with an illustrious history.

Known today as the President Apartments, the building at 310 Myrtle Street was once the President Hotel, providing the most luxurious lodgings of its era for Skagit Valley visitors. As it was back then, it is the tallest building in downtown Mount Vernon, and is also included on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Pacionis Restaurant - Mount Vernon Washington

DownTown Mount Vernon Business Profile: Pacioni’s

Jen Absten, new owner of Pacioni’s Restaurant & Lounge, and manager, Amy Saben, recently shared with us how they’re keeping it local, and in the family. Jen purchased Pacioni’s just 18 months ago, after working in the kitchen for several years.

She says, “When the former owner asked if I was interested in buying the restaurant and market, I was excited about the opportunity.”

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Mount Vernon Flood Revitalization Project

On Saturday September 28th at 10:00 am community leaders and residents will gather at the south end of the Skagit Riverwalk in Downtown Mount Vernon to celebrate the completion of the $31 million flood protection and waterfront revitalization project.

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Northern State Rec Area Bridge

Northern State Rec Area Bridge Completed

Proving once again no job is too big, the volunteer organization completed a bridge spanning Hansen Creek, allowing the Northern State Recreation Area to connect with the Sedro-Woolley Innovation for Tomorrow Center.

Skagit County Parks and Recreation Director Brian Adams said the original bridge collapsed in 2003.

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News, Stories and Local Features

Skagit Valley Fall Harvest

Skagit Valley Fall Harvest

October 16, 2019

Every fall in the Skagit Valley, the area comes alive with the excitement and festivities of the season. With so many things to do, you’ll find dozens of reasons to make Skagit Valley your favorite destination over the colorful months of autumn. Highlights include farm and pumpkin festivals, the bountiful agricultural fall harvest, and of … Read More

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5 Best Parks Around Skagit County

5 Best Parks Around Skagit County

October 10, 2019

Anybody who has visited Skagit County knows that it’s an absolutely phenomenal place. The scenery and views are made up of the Cascade Mountains which overlook a stunning valley divided by the Skagit River. Tulip fields blanket the valley in Spring and have come to be famous throughout the world. In the winter, Skagit County … Read More

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Mount Vernon Hilltop Neighborhoods

Mount Vernon Hilltop Neighborhoods

October 1, 2019

Mount Vernon, ideally located halfway between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia is a hidden gem. It sits within Skagit County and offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and a thriving business culture. Of all the different communities and neighborhoods in Mount Vernon, some of the most historic and seasoned residential properties are located … Read More

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