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StartUp Skagit Valley seeks applicantsA free training program to help launch entrepreneurs is seeking applicants.

Up to 20 emerging entrepreneurs, including three high school students, will be selected for the 16-hour course that will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 3.

Participants will receive free training to assess the feasibility of their business ideas, individualized one-on-one coaching, networking, and a chance to win one of three $500 grants for startup expenses.

StartUp Skagit Valley is a collaboration between the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, the Mount Vernon Small Business Development Center, the Sedro-Woolley and Mount Vernon downtown associations, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County.

Applications are due by Feb. 26.

More information and registration can be found at

Chamber workshop scheduledThe Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce will hold a workshop titled “How to Supervise People & Lead a Team” on Feb. 13 at Eaglemont Golf Course, 4800 Eaglemont Drive.

The workshop, which will run 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be taught by Glenn Shepard.

The Knowledge NOW event has costs of $297 for chamber members and $397 for nonmembers.

For more information, call 360-428-8547 or email

S-W chamber to meet WednesdayThe Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific St.

Speakers will be Mary McGoffin and Michael Stark, the former and current executive directors of the Skagit Community Foundation.

Costs are $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. There is a $1 discount for those who register by Tuesday.

Anacortes chamber luncheon setThe Anacortes Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Anacortes Lutheran Church, 2100 O Ave.

The topic of the luncheon will be the state of the school district.

Costs are $18 for those who preregister and $20 at the door.

Burlington chamber to meet Feb. 19The Burlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave.

The topic “Let’s Be Clear: How to Speak with Crystal Clarity” will be presented by Rebecca P. Murray.

Costs for those who preregister are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Costs at the door are $18 and $23.

For more information, call 360-757-0994 or email

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