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Boys & Girl Club of Whatcom County adds chief development officer

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County has hired of Erica Charbonneau as its chief development officer. Charbonneau will lead the development team in planning, managing and implementing resource development strategies for the organization. Charbonneau has more than 16 years of fundraising experience in higher education and health and human services. Most recently Charbonneau [...]

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Bellingham financial advisor starts new venture

Bellingham financial advisor Scott A. Hume has launched his new venture, Salish Wealth Management. The business will be located in Bellingham’s Barkley District at 3101 Newmarket St., Suite 101, where Hume previously directed an RBC Wealth Management office. For more information, call 360-756-3504 or visit www.SalishWM.com.

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Semiahmoo Resort plans a Dog Days Weekend

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa in Blaine is celebrating man’s best friend with the second annual Dog Days Weekend on Feb. 20 in honor of National Love Your Pet Day. Several events are on tap for the weekend at the resort at 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway. Semiahmoo will be partnering with Rescued Hearts NW, Alternative Human [...]

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Fundraiser planned this weekend for Animals as Natural Therapy

Animals as Natural Therapy​ is holding its ​six​th annual Gala & Auction fundraising event on Saturday at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club. The $85 ticket includes a dinner, local Northwest wines, raffles, silent and live auctions and music and dancing.​ It’s the largest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit, which offers animal-assisted therapeutic [...]

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Don’t go in debt: How Judd & Black appliance store expanded since the recession

Don’t go in debt: How Judd & Black appliance store expanded since the recession

By Patricia S. Guthrie For The Bellingham Business Journal If you’re ever looking for the owners of Everett’s homegrown appliance store, Judd & Black, try the freight room. Or the repair shop. Or the aisles of their five stores now spread up and down the I-5 corridor in five counties. Because that’s where Bob and [...]

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Industry leader sees change ahead for independent grocers

Industry leader sees change ahead for independent grocers

By Jennifer Sasseen The (Everett) Herald Business Journal The way millennials shop is going to change the grocery business, says local grocer Mike Trask, and smaller independent stores will need to embrace new technologies to survive. Owner of the Granite Falls and Edmonds IGA stores, Trask, 61, was recently named chair of the board of [...]

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WSU to teach medical students at branch campuses around state

WSU to teach medical students at branch campuses around state

EVERETT — In the not-too-distant future, you may be saying ‘Aaaahh’ to a doctor in training. Washington State University plans to teach medical students in Everett after it launches its new medical school. The idea is that students will spend the first two years of medical school in classroom work in Spokane but then get [...]

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Making a case for co-ops: how the rarely-taught business model is gaining traction in Bellingham

Making a case for co-ops: how the rarely-taught business model is gaining traction in Bellingham

Rick Dubrow first considered turning his company into a worker-owned cooperative in 2007. He felt it would be the right thing to do for his long-time employees and for the long-term health of his business, a Bellingham remodeling company called A-1 Builders. More owners—more people with “skin in the game”—would make for a stronger company, [...]

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#1 Most Viewed | Going Big: What court documents reveal about Haggen’s fast failure

#1 Most Viewed | Going Big: What court documents reveal about Haggen’s fast failure

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. For the second year in a row, Haggen tops the list. With the company’s bankruptcy proceedings continuing and an auction for its local stores scheduled for early 2016, you can bet Haggen will be near the top of the list next year too. This [...]

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