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Building permits, Aug. 7-11

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 2607 Lafayette St., $229,264.66 for new single-family residence with attached garage – Vogel/Schweder. Historical owner: Darlene M. Anderson. Contractor: Torres Handyman Service. Owner 2: Jeremy Schweder. Permit no.: BLD2017-0770. [...]

Data, Public Records

Liquor and marijuana license, Aug. 4-18

Records include license activity in Whatcom County. They are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, online at www.liq.wa.gov. Applied Bellingham Cider Company, Bellingham Cider Company, LLC, Bryce Hamilton, Jennifer Hamilton, Joshua Serface, applied for a new domestic winery < 250,000 liters license at 2015 Prospect St., Suite 103, Bellingham. License no.: 424718. [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Local attorney wins award for client satisfaction

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized personal injury attorney Ziad Youssef as one of 2017’s 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in the state. Attorneys named to one of the institute’s 10 best lists are selected based on client and/or peer nominations, research and the institute’s evaluation. Youssef can be [...]

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Peoples Bank launches interactive campaign to raise awareness about the importance of saving

At the beginning of this month, Peoples Bank launched “Pigs in Parks,” a contest designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving and encourage people to get outside. Throughout the month, 250 piggy banks will be hidden in parks throughout Chelan, Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. Clues to find the piggy [...]

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Renovation projects could bring the former heart of Bellingham back to life

Renovation projects could bring the former heart of Bellingham back to life

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A block of downtown Bellingham that has been quiet for decades is suddenly very busy. New businesses going in could be the just the thing needed to jumpstart the block, and maybe even form the heart of downtown. Kelly Andrews and Matt Howell, co-owners of Chuckanut Bay Distillery, [...]

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Blaine brewery is focused on the farm

Blaine brewery is focused on the farm

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It doesn’t look like a typical brewery. In an open field, wheat sways in the breeze, while vines climb trellises up toward the blue sky and eagles and hawks circle the adjacent field near the power lines. But this is where Atwood Ales are made. It is located [...]

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The changing face, and business, of death: Meet the people working and building companies in the funeral industry

The changing face, and business, of death: Meet the people working and building companies in the funeral industry

Everyone will have to deal with it. No one wants to talk about it. Some people make their careers, build businesses and spend their professional lives dealing with death. When a person dies it’s a tragedy for that person’s loved ones. It’s also big money. In 2012 in the U.S, cemeteries, crematories and funeral homes [...]

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New Bellingham sticker shop gets noticed with bold branding

New Bellingham sticker shop gets noticed with bold branding

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal One of the major challenges of starting a new business is getting your name out there. A 3-foot tall, more than 30-foot long sign on the front of your business on a high-traffic road in Bellingham might do the trick. That’s what Carlos Olvera, 35, and Andrew Howard, [...]

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From simple to ornate, tap handles vie for beer drinkers’ eyes

From simple to ornate, tap handles vie for beer drinkers’ eyes

By Aaron Swaney For The Herald Business Journal Arlington’s Skookum Brewery uses a carved wooden bear claw. Bothell’s Decibel Brewing recycles old microphones. Everett’s Scuttlebutt features a mermaid, which to be fair, is far from beautiful. “The saying went if the mermaid started to look good then you’d had enough,” said Matt Stromberg, head brewer [...]

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