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Scratch Distillery in Edmonds reflects owners’ love of spirits

Scratch Distillery in Edmonds reflects owners’ love of spirits

By Megan Brown For the Everett Herald Business Journal Long before it was a trending topic on Facebook, Kimberley and Bryan Karrick appreciated the artistry of craft spirits. The Edmonds couple had been experimenting with home brewing for years before deciding to open Scratch Distillery, one of several businesses replacing the Waterfront Antique Mall on [...]

Data, Public Records

Building permits, 8/17/15 to 8/24/15

Includes commercial building activity with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Status updates on permits are available on the city’s website. Issued permits 4101 Stonecrest Court 101 & 102, $40,542 for foundation only: new two-story duplex. Contractor: Robinson Hardwood & Homes LLC. Permit No.: BLD2015-00323. [...]

Business Briefs, Events

Kulshan Community Land Trust celebrating 15th birthday with community party

Kulshan Community Land Trust will host its 15th annual community party from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham. The nonprofit provides affordable housing for middle-income people by assisting with a down payment. In exchange, the homeowner agrees that when they sell the house, it will be for a [...]

People On The Move

People on the Move, 8/26/15

Gene Bell receives accountant society’s speaker award Bellingham accountant Gene Bell, owner of Gene Bell & Associates, received the National Society of Accountants Speaker of the Year Award this month at the National Society of Accountants national convention in Vancouver, B.C. He received the award for his educational presentations, which benefit and promote the National [...]

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The Oyster Kings: Family built shellfish business “one shovelful at a time”

The Oyster Kings: Family built shellfish business “one shovelful at a time”

By Patricia Guthrie For the Bellingham Business Journal Bill Taylor looks out at Samish Bay as the waterline creeps lower and lower on a dreary overcast April day. “When the tide goes out, what’s exposed, we own it,” he says peering out at a 5-acre chunk of muck. “It will go completely dry from the [...]

Features, News

TV pitchman for Vern Fonk Insurance dies at 50

TV pitchman for Vern Fonk Insurance dies at 50

By Jim Davis Everett Herald Business Journal editor The instantly recognizable television pitchman for Vern Fonk Insurance — who also served as the company’s president — died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Rob Thielke, who lived in Snohomish, was 50. He is survived by his wife Cathy and five children as well as [...]

Features, New Business, News

ÖVN traces pizza’s roots to offer yet another style of pie in Fairhaven

ÖVN traces pizza’s roots to offer yet another style of pie in Fairhaven

Chicago-style deep dish pizza, thin cracker-crust pizza, pizza on flatbread priced by weight, pizza from a food truck—these are just a few of the ways Bellingham restaurants interpret the Italian creation. Matt Brawner is betting there’s space for yet another style of pizza in Bellingham. He opened ÖVN Wood Fired Pizza in Fairhaven, within blocks of [...]

Features, News

Coal company buys ownership in export terminal, advocates pile on support

Coal company buys ownership in export terminal, advocates pile on support

After announcing a new financial partner in the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, project applicant SSA Marine hosted a group of export terminal proponents to tour the site on Tuesday. Cloud Peak Energy, a Wyoming-based mining company with three surface mines on public land in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming, [...]

Contents, Features

Peoples Bank opening flagship financial center in Everett

Peoples Bank opening flagship financial center in Everett

By Jim Davis Herald Business Journal editor EVERETT — Bellingham-based Peoples Bank plans to open a flagship financial center in downtown Everett by next summer, saying there’s a need in Snohomish County for their brand of community-minded banking. Construction is expected to begin this month on a $3.4 million renovation of an existing building at [...]

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