The Stillaguamish Tribe is a federally recognized Indian tribe based in Arlington, Washington. Our tribe is descended from the original Stoluck-wa-mish River Tribe, who resided on the banks of the local Stillaguamish River.
The name Stillaguamish is derived, under various spellings from the original Indian tribe which lived, hunted and fished along the river banks. Our Tribe was party to the treaty of Point Elliot in 1855. In 1976 the Stillaguamish Tribe became federally re-recognized.
In years since, our Tribe has become heavily involved with the local community including establishing a number of valued local programs and businesses which are open to the general public including drug and alcohol treatment centers, medical clinic, massage clinic, mental health treatment programs and much more.
The Stillaguamish Business Development department was formed in October of 2015. It was formerly known as STECO, a tribally charterd corporation. STECO was originally formed for the purpose of planning, development and operation of the Angel of the Winds Casino, which opened in October of 2004.
Since that time, the role of the Business Development department has been expanded to encompass the overall economic development of the Stillaguamish Tribe, including overseeing the operation of existing tribal businesses as well as the planning, development and operation of new businesses, investments and initiatives.
Angel of the Winds Casino Hotel
Angel of the Winds Casino is located just outside of Arlington, WA and known locally and nationally as the "World's Friendliest Casino."
The Angel of the Winds Casino opened its doors in October of 2004 to much fanfare and quickly established a niche in the local gaming market with a fun and friendly atmosphere. In November of 2008, the Angel of the Winds significantly expanded its gaming operation with an expansion which more than doubled the size of its gaming area, in addition to a new restaurant and poker room. In the near future, we are planning many exciting new changes to better service our ever-expanding clientele.
In November of 2008, the Angel of the Winds significantly expanded its gaming operation with an expansion which more than doubled the size of its gaming area, in addition to a new restaurant and poker room. STECO oversaw the entire expansion, from the initial design stage to completion.
Angel of the Winds Hotel officially opened to the general public on December 31, 2014, offering 125 deluxe rooms.
- We are in the planning stages for future expansions to the Angel of the Winds Casino & Hotel including future additional gaming space, future additional hotel amenities and future casino additional amenities.
Angel of the Winds Fuel Station
Responding to the demand of our valued Angel of the Winds customers, STECO oversaw the design and construction of the Angel of the Winds Fuel Station, located adjacent to the main Angel of the Winds Casino building, which opened in October-2011.
The fuel station became an overnight success by providing convenient access to fuel to the casino and local customers. The fuel station provides a 7 cent per gallon discount on fuel purchases for Angel of the Winds Casino Totem Club members.
The Angel of the Winds Fuel Station provides some of the most competitive fuel prices in the region, providing more than 3 million gallons of fuel annually to our valued customers.
River Rock Smoke Shop
The River Rock Smoke Shop is based in Arlington, Washington with 2 convenient locations to serve you. We offer the best prices in Snohomish County on most brands incuding discount cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products.
The Hwy 530 River Rock Smoke Shop offers all our discount cigarette and tobacco lines as well as a convenience store, coffee and espresso drinks and is located at the corner of Highway 530 and Smokey Point Blvd, just one mile East from exit 208 off the Washington I-5.
Our second location is inside the popular local Angel of the Winds Casino, just a short distance East from exit 210 off the Washington I-5.
In 2010 STECO assumed operational control of the former Blue Stilly Smoke Shop/Stilly Smoke Signals , located at Island Crossing (Highway 530/Smokey Pt. Blvd.) which was later re-branded the River Rock Smoke Shop. A second location was later added, located inside the Angel of the Winds Casino, adjacent to the Watershed Restaurant.
The popular business was streamlined and rebranded as the River Rock Smoke Shop.
- We are in the final stages of construction and the new store is schedule to open in early May 2016.
River Rock Tobacco & Fuel
After over a year of planning, preparations and construction by all the members of the STECO team and the Stillaguamish Tribe, the new River Rock Tobacco & Fuel convenience store officially opened on February 1, 2014 at the corner of I-5 Exit 210. The new store is strategically located at 23704 13th Ave NE. in Arlington WA.
With a brand new 6000 sq. ft. convenience store, 16 fuel pumps, hot food, cold drinks, ice-cold beer and wine, it has already proved to be a popular stop for local traffic as well as those commuting along the busy I-5 corridor.
River Rock Tobacco & Fuel is committed to offering competitive pricing on fuel, diesel and propane, the full River Rock discount cigarette and tobacco inventory as well as delicious hot and ready take out food, clean restrooms and an warm, inviting atmosphere.
Stillaguamish Outdoor Media
Stillaguamish Outdoor Media is a digital outdoor advertising company, wholly owned and operated by the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians.
We help our clients reach higher success by providing a highly effective way of promoting their businesses and events utilizing our state of the art electronic billboards.
We embrace a business to business philosophy where we understand that our success can only come from the success of our clients. We are committed to working closely with our local businesses and organizations to better promote, advertise and create stronger brand and business awareness utilizing our state of the art full color LED digital billboards. Our billboards are strategically positioned to capture attention from passing traffic to tens of thousands of vehicles per day.
Banksavers Nursery & Landscaping
Banksavers Nursery & Landscaping is an enterprise wholly owned and operated by the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians.
For over a decade, Banksavers has been extensively involved in salmon habitat and riparian area restorations. Banksavers grows plants and trees that are indigenous to the area for use in soil stabilization and restoration of wetland areas. In more recent years, Banksavers has expanded its nursery operation into sales to the general public as well as offering its landscaping services. The Banksavers Nursery is a large 118 acre parcel located just North of Arlington, WA.
Banksavers Nursery, previously under the control of the Stillaguamish Natural Resources Department was moved to STECO control in 2010, which implemented numerous changes, improvements and investments necessary to modernize the nursery including investments in new equipment and creation of a new landscaping division as well as offering its erosion control experience to the general public.