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Local businesses support fundraiser for peace

Local businesses have pledged a portion of their sales to support the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center on Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace. Businesses participating in the first annual Drink and Dine for Peace event include Brandywine Kitchen, Cafe Akrotiri, The Mount Bakery, Camber, Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town, Stones Throw Brewery and [...]

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Peoples Bank appoints new lenders

Peoples Bank announced the appointment of new lenders at branches in Snohomish and Whatcom counties. Corey Willard was appointed as vice president and commercial loan officer for the Snohomish Commercial Banking Group. Willard has almost 15 years of banking experience in Snohomish and Skagit counties, including as relationship manager at U.S. Bank, commercial lender at [...]

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Former Ferndale restaurant owner joins Muljat Group

Maggie Parker recently Muljat Group Realtors as a broker. Parker is a Whatcom County native and graduate of Ferndale High School. Previously, she spent the last five years as owner and operator of Maggie’s Pub. “I made countless lifelong friendships and learned a lot about beer, life, and business,” Parker said. “Real estate is a [...]

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Four Points Bellingham hires marketing manager

Matt Lesinski recently returned to Bellingham and began serving as marketing manager at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center. Lesinski is a graduate of Western Washington University and has nine years of marketing and sales experience, including at the Mount Baker Theatre and The Upfront Theatre in Bellingham. Four Points is managed [...]

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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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Building a roof over the heads of those who don’t have one

Building a roof over the heads of those who don’t have one

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham construction crews have built roofs on many apartment buildings. But the one going onto downtown’s newest housing project at 1022 N. State St. is a little bit different. Many of the people who will be living there will be sleeping under a roof for the first time [...]

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