Perseverance and optimism.
While city officials say Bothell is, in general, holding its own during the current economic downturn, one local company has called at least a temporary halt to what had been some imminent, major expansion plans.
Moving forward with plans to realign the intersection of state routes 522 and 527 and Main Street, Bothell officials have purchased, or are in negotiations with, four more businesses that will need to close and/or relocate in order to make the project happen.
Mike McGinness, a Bothell Allstate agent, was recently awarded an Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the local community. With this award comes a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation to the nonprofit organization at which he volunteers.
Wireless telecommunications company T-Mobile USA, Inc., announced Nov. 18 that the company will be moving its Information Technology Center of Excellence to Bothell’s Canyon Park in spring 2009.