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First Federal hires new chief credit officer

First Federal announced the hire Terry Anderson as new executive vice president and chief credit officer. Anderson has more than two decades of management experience in credit administration, sales commercial banking and residential real estate. Most recently, Anderson served as executive vice president and chief credit officer for South Sound Bank for six years, as [...]

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HomeSmart One Realty announces new Bellingham managing broker

HomeSmart One Realty announced that Doug Fost has been named managing broker of its Bellingham office. Foster has spent the last 14 years working in Whatcom County real estate, closing hundreds of residential sales and more than $25 million in commercial and investment real estate sold and bought for clients. HomeSmart One opened in Bellingham [...]

Letters, Opinions

Letter: 18 Bellingham construction businesses unite to support Initiative 1631

October 22, 2018 –Bellingham-based construction industry businesses joined Chuckanut Builders and a growing list of over 100 Washington-based businesses to announce their support for I-1631, Washington’s Clean Air and Clean Energy initiative. Businesses include general contractors, architects and designers, engineering firms, painters, plumbers, and heating and ventilation specialists. According to Jenny Rae, Communications Director of [...]

Data, Public Records

Building Permits, Oct. 8-12

Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Applied 4175 Meridian St., $26,515 for Park Bowl – EMC. Contractor: Signs Plus Inc. Permit no.: BLD2018-1002. Oct. 16. 1200 Xenia St., $249,999.15 for new single-family residence with attached garage. [...]

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Whatcom Community College to build on-campus housing

Whatcom Community College to build on-campus housing

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Students attending Whatcom Community College may soon have an easier time finding a place to live. The school is planning on building new on-campus housing that is slated to open in two years. The school went through the permitting process this summer. It’s scheduled to break ground in [...]

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BTC bringing new beauty school to Bellingham students

BTC bringing new beauty school to Bellingham students

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Students wanting to study cosmetology will once again have an option in Bellingham. Starting in fall quarter Bellingham Technical College will be starting its cosmetology program. It will accept 20 new students each term, and the full degree is designed to take about five terms to complete, including [...]

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Bellingham nonprofit empowers girls around the world

Bellingham nonprofit empowers girls around the world

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s a small thing, but it can change or even save the life of a girl in a developing country. That’s what Celeste Mergens realized when she started Days For Girls 10 years ago. Headquartered in Bellingham, Days For Girls International is global organization that gets menstruation supplies [...]

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First self-service taproom in the state opens in Ferndale

First self-service taproom in the state opens in Ferndale

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal There’s a new way to serve beer in Washington. And it all started in Ferndale. Chay Tan and Tomas Aminnie opened Downtime Taps at the end of June. It’s the first self-serve taproom in the state, and it’s drawing people from beyond Whatcom County’s borders to try it [...]

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WECU unveils new logo, first rebrand in 82-year history

WECU unveils new logo, first rebrand in 82-year history

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal An iconic Whatcom County institution is getting a facelift. On July 23 Whatcom Educational Credit Union revealed its new brand. The new look is a complete overhaul of WECU’s identity, from signs on branch locations, the look of ATMs, the logo, and member debit and credit cards. “We [...]

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