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Sustainable Connections celebrates Eat Local Month

In September, Sustainable Connections Food & Farming Program celebrates Eat Local Month. It’s a reminder to celebrate the people who grow, raise, and prepare Whatcom County’s food by buying locally. Participate in a number of ways: Take the Eat Local Month Challenge online Try the Eat Local Month specials at participating restaurants. Spend $10 at [...]

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Fairhaven’s Girls Night Out set for Sept. 17

It’s almost time for the 11th annual Girls Night Out event Fairhaven. The event is a fundraiser for Bellingham nonprofit Lydia Place. The Girls Night Out is Saturday, Sept. 17. Passports can be purchased for $15 at www.girlsnightfairhaven.com. The passport includes a list of participating businesses that will be featuring discounts, giveaways, demonstrations, artists and samples. [...]

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WYPS monthly social set for Aug. 25

The Whatcom Young Professionals will hold their monthly social on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kombucha Town Culture Cafe, 210 Chestnut St., Bellingham. The social is a fun evening of casual networking, drinks, and appetizers. The event is free for WYPS members who RSVP, and $5 for non-members who RSVP. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-social-kombucha-town-culture-cafe-tickets-26813272219?aff=es2

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Whatcom Land Trust hires new outreach and communication director

Whatcom Land Trust hires new outreach and communication director

Colleen Carroll has been hired as the new outreach and communication director of the Whatcom Land Trust. Carroll has more than 25 years of experience in conservation education, including playing a role in creating the first native plant conservation program across Hawaii. She co-wrote the Forest Action Plan for the state of Hawaii and developed [...]

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Peoples Bank expands in Snohomish County with flagship financial center

Peoples Bank expands in Snohomish County with flagship financial center

By Jim Davis The Herald Business Journal EVERETT — Peoples Bank has opened the doors on its biggest and splashiest location in Snohomish County. The Everett Financial Center — a $3.4 million, 13,000-square-foot building at the corner of Colby and Everett avenues — will serve as the flagship for the bank’s efforts in the community. “We [...]

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New Bellingham pet company focused on pure products

New Bellingham pet company focused on pure products

By Janae Easlon The Bellingham Business Journal Imagine your dogs are the valuable employees within your company. Katya Szirom is a self-proclaimed dog lover. She, along with her mother,  started Two Terriers, a Bellingham-based dog product company operating out of the Szirom’s home. Their dogs — Kali, Riley, Rupert and Cinnamon — have first access [...]

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Bellingham businesses embrace Pokemon Go

Bellingham businesses embrace Pokemon Go

The country has been overrun by digital monsters. The U.S. release of the smartphone game Pokemon Go on July 6 drew a wave of people out of their homes and onto the streets of Bellingham. Local businesses have been rushing to take part in the fervor. To put it mildly, the game is popular. Within [...]

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New head of Western Washington University starts work

New head of Western Washington University starts work

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal There’s a new boss in town. On Aug. 1, Western Washington University welcomed Sabah Randhawa as its new president. “The campus is very excited about his arrival and his wife Uzma’s arrival in Bellingham,” Western trustee Sue Sharpe said. Randhawa becomes the 14th president of the college, which [...]

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WWU professors take their teaching to the business world with new startup

WWU professors take their teaching to the business world with new startup

By Emily Hamann  The Bellingham Business Journal It’s a very Bellingham story. Two Western Washington University professors, while biking from work, met by chance and launched a new startup company. Around five months ago Eric Kean and Kirsten Drickey launched Avizr.com, a new software platform that allows companies to create training programs for employees. Avizr [...]

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