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Bellingham event planner launches new business

A new event planning business is in Bellingham called Wildflower Events. Lindsay Perout has nine years of experience in organizing weddings, company events, nonprofit fundraisers, family gatherings and holiday parties. “I’ll always give my client choices based on their budget and preferences,” Perout said in a press release. “When it comes to the day of [...]

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Washington’s Office of Secretary of State accepts award nominations

The Office of Secretary of State is accepting nominations for a 2016 Corporations for Communities Award until Wednesday, August 31. The winner will be announced in late September. Secretary of State Kim Wyman will choose the winner, and an award ceremony will take place in her office, date to be determined. “Washington is blessed to [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

United Way funds new programs

The nonprofit United Way of Whatcom County will serve 100,000 people this year with the addition of 700 more people through newly funded projects. United Way of Whatcom County works to provide communities on how to improve their education, health and income. Newly funded programs include Lydia Place’s Parent Support Program, which focuses on strengthening [...]

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Whatcom Museum puts on open house for 75th Anniversary

On Thursday, August 11, the Whatcom Museum will open its doors from noon to 8 p.m. free of charge in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Sponsored by Peoples Bank, the day will include a variety of activities, including exhibition and building tours, art activities for adults and children and a sidewalk chalk contest. “The Whatcom [...]

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Lynden wins $25,000 for downtown makeover in national contest

Lynden wins $25,000 for downtown makeover in national contest

By Janae Easlon The Bellingham Business Journal LYNDEN — This city can celebrate more than just its title as the nation’s largest raspberry producer. On June 3, it was announced Lynden won America’s Main Street Contest. Out of ten finalists, it was the only town west of the Rocky Mountains. A local resident nominated Lynden [...]

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Local heating company changing how hot yoga gets hot

Local heating company changing how hot yoga gets hot

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal They put the heat in hot yoga. Hot yoga, done in a yoga studio that is heated to anywhere from 90 to 110 degrees, has caught on around the country. And as the temperature rises, so does the the energy bill at those yoga studios. That’s where Bellingham company [...]

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The future of the Bellingham waterfront

The future of the Bellingham waterfront

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal An excavator ripped through the dilapidated annex of the Granary Building along the waterfront last month. The demolition paves the way for the remaining structure to be rebuilt into offices and restaurants. The project along West Chestnut Street is the first to overhaul the former Georgia-Pacific property and surrounding [...]

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Sephora opens to a crowd in Bellis Fair Mall

Sephora opens to a crowd in Bellis Fair Mall

By Janae Easlon  The Bellingham Business Journal Sephora opened its location in Bellis Fair Mall to an ecstatic crowd of more than 800 in its successful ribbon cutting on Friday, June 17. Mall employees ran out of movable poles for crowd control and had to compensate with caution tape, General Manager of Bellis Fair Rene [...]

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Mount Baker Winery for sale as owner looks toward retirement

Mount Baker Winery for sale as owner looks toward retirement

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After making it big in the movie theater business in Seattle, then the wine business in Whatcom County, Randy Finley is ready to retire. Finley has owned and operated Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery with his wife Patricia Clark-Finley for more than 25 years. Now it’s up for sale. Finley [...]

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