The mobile barbecue vendor at 22nd Street and Commercial Avenue has found a new home downtown.
The interior of the space at 906 Commercial Ave., which most recently housed Cameron’s restaurant, now looks like a classic diner. Comfortable stools line the counter, and tables are lower against the walls.
Helen Simmons wins national temp employee award and is featured in ad at Times Square
Helen Simmons has worked as a temp for the last three years, and she couldn’t be happier.
“I love the variety,” she said.
Her employer couldn’t be happier either.
In September, Simmons was honored with an award from Express Employment Professionals, a network of nearly 600 franchise employment agency locations in the United States, Canada and South Africa.
Simmons and two others were chosen from 340,000 employees to be named associates of the year.
Several new businesses opened in town recently, two remodels are complete and some established business owners are retiring.
In recent business news, The Mercantile is for sale, a new bakery has opened on Commercial, a cash mob struck Penguin Coffee, San Juan Lanes was mentioned in a national magazine, and more!
An ad hoc group has formed in town to bring a flood of customers to local storefronts — one mob at a time.
“A Town Ca$h Mob” is a Facebook group with a volunteer organizational committee. The group selects a business location and encourages its members to flock there and buy a little something during the designated hour for the cash mob.
The point is to give the business a little boost.
“This is kind of my retirement project — my legacy project,” says Cherry Haas of Cherry’s Best Bites bakery. The business provides a place for troubled women to gain new skills, work experience and the confidence to move forward with their lives.
Haas retired in 2008. In 2011, she was talking to a friend who manages a transitional home in the Mount Vernon area for women with drug and alcohol problems. The friend lamented the lack of a venue in Skagit County that could give the women a fresh start.
Haas decided to step up and make it happen.