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Lummi Nation, dairy farmers team up for cleaner water

Lummi Nation, dairy farmers team up for cleaner water

By Emily Hamann After more than 15 months of negotiations, seven Whatcom County dairy farmers and the Lummi Nation have come together in a historic collaboration. The two groups will work to clean up the county’s waterways, and keep local shellfish beds open for harvesting. Since 2014, high levels of bacterial pollution in parts of [...]

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Local Public House hires new staff

The Local Public House has hired a new general manager and executive chef who are bringing a new direction to the tap house and restaurant. Morgan Peters, previously general manager of the Mount Bakery Cafe, is the new general manager, Alec Bartee, previously a head pastry chef, is now the executive chef. They’re adding a [...]

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Sustainable Connections announces new website

Sustainable Connections announced the launch of its new website. The new site offers a robust local business directory and new member events calendar where local organizations can share their events. The directory provides updated information for each business, including contact info, hours, sustainability practices and services. All Sustainable Connections members are invited to share their [...]

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Campaign to help homeowners, businesses go solar

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with Ecotech Solar and Itek Energy have launched a Washington Goes Solar! campaign which runs through April 30. The campaign will help residents of Washington take advantage of government incentives to install solar panels. It offers informational workshops and free site assessments from solar panel installers to help [...]

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Bellingham businesses adjust to state minimum wage increase

Bellingham businesses adjust to state minimum wage increase

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal As Washingtonians celebrated New Year’s Eve, some workers throughout the state were getting a pay raise at the stroke of midnight. Because of a voter-backed initiative, at the beginning of the 2017 the legal minimum wage rose more than $1.50 for every adult worker in the state. Almost [...]

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New Peoples Bank program encourages in-person interactions

New Peoples Bank program encourages in-person interactions

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Going to the bank just got a little more convenient. Peoples Bank has partnered with a company called TimeTrade, which allows customers to schedule an appointment online to meet with a banker. “The genesis of it was looking at a different way to connect with our customers,” Andy [...]

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Bone appetit: Chef opens new broth manufacturing plant in Bellingham

Bone appetit: Chef opens new broth manufacturing plant in Bellingham

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s hard for restaurants to come by good broth to put in their dishes. But a new Bellingham company is looking to change that. Gabriel Claycamp knows the struggle. He’s been a chef for more than 15 years, and he started Cauldron Broths in Bellingham in October, making [...]

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Local car dealerships thriving amid record sales, steady growth

Local car dealerships thriving amid record sales, steady growth

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After a record-setting year last year, the car sales industry is still on an upswing. Car sales reached a 15-year high nationally in 2015, according to the Wall Street Journal, as a recovering economy, cheap gas and low interest rates sent Americans out to car lots in droves [...]

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Local firm brings new meaning to ‘family law’

Local firm brings new meaning to ‘family law’

By Jim Davis The Herald Business Journal Thomas Neeleman took his daughter to work. She stayed. And she wasn’t the only one. The bankruptcy lawyer has hired on all four of his working age children to his practice, one as a partner, two as associates and another as his head paralegal, working in offices in [...]

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