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Mill Creek MOD Pizza had successful grand opening

MOD Pizza will be making a $3,453.59 donation to the Mill Creek Food Bank representing a percentage of their sales the first day. Rob Briggs was the winner of the "Pizza for a Year" grand opening drawing on May 1st.

May 5, 2014, update.

Charlotte Wayte, MOD Pizza spokesperson, reported that the delayed grand opening went very well, "We had a great opening last week and a fabulous first weekend – wow!"

Wayte said that MOD Pizza will be making a $3,453.59 donation to the Mill Creek Food Bank representing a percentage of their sales the first day.

Rob Briggs was the winner of the "Pizza for a Year" grand opening drawing on May 1st.

Be sure to drop in and wish them a welcome to Mill Creek!

Spring – time for home repair – Do you really have a warranty?

A number of siding, roofing, window, and painting jobs require installing expensive products. Luckily many of them include warranties that can stretch as long as 30, 40 or even 50 years.

With spring in the air, thoughts turn to home repairs and maintenance. A number of those jobs require hiring a contractor, as well as expensive products to install. This is especially true for a home's exterior surfaces such as siding, roofing, windows and painting. Jobs like these can easily cost thousands of dollars. Luckily many of them include warranties that can stretch as long as 30, 40, or even 50 years. But if you want or need to rely on those warranties, you might want to read the fine print.

Mill Creek Business Association offering five college scholarships

The Mill Creek Business Association is offering five scholarships of $2,000 each to graduating seniors. All scholarships are open to students who are goal-oriented toward business, regardless of their actual majors.

Since its very beginnings, the Mill Creek Business Association has been committed to encouraging and assisting local high school students in their pursuit of higher learning in business or another field with which they would like to pursue a career in business.

The Mill Creek Business Association is offering five scholarships of $2,000 each to graduating seniors. All scholarships are open to students who are goal-oriented toward business, regardless of their actual majors.

Frost Doughnuts moving to larger space in the Mill Creek Town Center

Mill Creek’s popular Frost Doughnuts is moving from their current location to a larger space, but will remain in the Mill Creek Town Center.

Mill Creek’s popular Frost Doughnuts is moving from their current location to a larger space, but will remain in the Mill Creek Town Center.

Tom Rogers, Mill Creek Community Development Director, told the Mill Creek City Council about the move at their February 4, 2014, regular meeting.

The new Frost Doughnuts will be located in the same building as Hot Yoga at Mill Town Center and The Split End Salon.

Cinema entrepreneurs want to expand to Mill Creek or Bothell

At the January 28, 2014, city council meeting Tom Rogers, Mill Creek Community Development Director, reported Big Picture owners are interested in expanding their business to Mill Creek.

Mark Stern, founder of Big Picture Theaters in Seattle and Bellevue, visited Mill Creek in January to talk with city officials about developing a luxury movie theater.

At the January 28, 2014, city council meeting Tom Rogers, Mill Creek Community Development Director, reported Big Picture owners are interested in expanding their business to Mill Creek.

Li’l Sprout Nursery & Garden Center now open in Mill Creek and offers free classes in February

Li’l Sprout Nursery & Garden Center has been open since November and is staffed by many of the same employees as My Garden Nursery. They offer a wide range of free classes most weekends.

Mill Creekers who were sad to see that My Garden Nursery moved to Bellingham last year can take heart that a new nursery and garden center has opened up in the same location.

Li’l Sprout Nursery & Garden Center has been open since November and is staffed by many of the same employees as My Garden Nursery. They offer a wide range of free classes most weekends.

Mill Creek business owner James Donaldson’s thoughts regarding Dennis Rodman’s North Korea trip

James Donaldson (Ex Sonic, NBA All Star and owner of the Mill Creek small business; The Donaldson Physical Therapy Clinic) had some very interesting things to say about Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea in his January 8, 2014, blog and in a subsequent conversation with Chuck Wright.

James Donaldson (Ex Sonic, NBA All Star and owner of the Mill Creek small business; The Donaldson Clinic) had some very interesting things to say about Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea in his January 8, 2014, blog and in a subsequent conversation with me.

Based on my long-term friendship with James, a very educated man, I know he is a firm believer in keeping an open mind, listening, and talking with individuals with different views than his. He believes these are the best avenues to achieve change.

Since James has visited North Korea on two separate occasions, his thoughts have more credibility than the majority of other individuals who have commented about Rodman’s trip. Here are some of his thoughts regarding Rodman, the self-defined basketball “ambassador” to North Korea.

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