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Building permits 1/12/15 to 1/16/15

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 1100 Lakeway Drive, $15,000 for commercial: provide new walk-up ATM and millwork enclosure. Contractor: Baker Construction. Permit No.: BLD2014-00544. 1/12/15. 1 Bellis [...]

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Home decor store opening Jan. 29 on Hannegan Road

A home decor chain known for warehouse prices is coming to Bellingham. Real Deals on Home Decor is having a grand opening celebration on Jan. 29, 30 and 31. The store, at 4073 Hannegan Road Suite C, carries furniture, mirrors, wall art, ceramics, seasonal items and decor of all kinds. “We carry a lot of [...]

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State AG proposes legislation changing legal age for tobacco to 21

By Brandon Macz Bellevue Reporter writer Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson predicts it will take three years to pass legislation in Olympia to change the legal age for tobacco use from 18 to 21, his goal being to make the state the first in the country to do so. Ferguson announced his agency-request legislation during [...]

Events

Export seminar coming to Bellingham Feb. 4

Export seminar coming to Bellingham Feb. 4

Business owners who want to export their products can pick up some advice at a seminar by the Washington Export Outreach Team next month. “Export 101: Your Door to the World,” will go from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The seminar costs $65, which includes materials and [...]

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Everett-built carbon fiber wings key to Boeing’s future

Everett-built carbon fiber wings key to Boeing’s future

By Debra Vaughn (Everett) Herald Business Journal Take a drive down Highway 526 and look north toward the cranes and trucks and workers building the future of not only Boeing but an entire region. Contractors are creating a new 1.3 million-square-foot factory where Boeing workers will eventually fabricate airplane wings for a new family of [...]

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Black Drop Coffee House brings another owner on board

Black Drop Coffee House brings another owner on board

Ryan Siu, a veteran barista at the Black Drop Coffee House, recently became a co-owner of the shop. Siu joins Stephanie Oppelaar, who has owned the shop since December 2009. “We’re finding our stride as an ownership team,” Oppelaar said. “Ryan has that passion for specialty coffee. It’s really nice to hear what he thinks [...]

Features, New Business

Custom ski company gives new life to salvaged old-growth wood

Custom ski company gives new life to salvaged old-growth wood

The ancient trees that used to cover the Pacific Northwest barely exist outside protected wilderness areas. The tight-grained lumber the behemoths produced, however, still stands on old buildings throughout the region. When a job as a carpenter and construction worker in Squamish, B.C., gave Alex Turner a chance to harvest old-growth timber from renovation projects, [...]

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Man with the key: Locksmith honored after 42-year career

Man with the key: Locksmith honored after 42-year career

Dean Christensen, a Bellingham locksmith who is retiring after 42 years on the job, says no two of his 10,000 or so work days were alike. His morning work order could have him drilling into a safe, looking into a lock with a scope and cutting a key with a file, running a skeleton key [...]

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With hotel capacity doubling, who is going to fill the rooms?

With hotel capacity doubling, who is going to fill the rooms?

A dramatic change is underway in Bellingham’s hotel market. Demand for hotel rooms in Bellingham has grown steadily during the last 15 years. But the number of available hotel rooms didn’t change until late 2013, when Marriot SpringHill Suites and La Quinta opened near the airport. With three more hotels scheduled to be completed in [...]

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