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Hostile communication is on the rise, watch out for it at your workplace

By Mike Cook For The Bellingham Business Journal You may have noticed that in recent years public discourse has become increasingly violent. I am not simply talking about the time frame since the 2016 elections. The tone of public discourse has taken a severe turn towards the violent ever since we weaponized and normalized the [...]

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Chuckanut Builders hires site superintendent

Chuckanut Builders recently hire Greta Nelson as a site superintendent. Nelson recently relocated to Bellingham from the Seattle area, where she co-owned and operated Ballard Builders. Prior to that, she worked for construction firms including Dovetail Inc. and Krekow Jennings. Currently, Nelson is the site superintendent for a major remodel and expansion project at Pure [...]

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New broker joins RE/MAX Whatcom County

RE/MAX Whatcom County has hired Tessa Pinckston to the Lakeway office. Pinckston will be joining the Chris Hughes team and will focus on residential real estate in Point Roberts. Pinckston was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She has spent the last three years working at a high profile oceanside development, applying her background [...]

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Building permits, June 25-29

Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Applied 2112 Broadway St., $499,746.38 for two-story addition to school: Cedar Tree Montessori. Permit no.: BLD2018-0611. June 25. 4371 Meridian St., $12,000 to install new Wendys signs. Contractor: Howard Kimura. [...]

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Bellingham chocolate company featured on The Today Show

Bellingham chocolate company featured on The Today Show

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal What could be sweeter than chocolate? Chocolate that gives back to the communities in which it is grown. Bellingham’s Ari Lee-Newman and Paul Newman have been selling Bija Chocolates for more than two years, and they just got a big boost last month, when they were featured on [...]

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Farmers invest in tech as labor tightens

Farmers invest in tech as labor tightens

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal The bright red, shiny robot would look more at home on a spaceship than a Ferndale cow barn. But the cows aren’t phased, in fact they line up for the chance to walk up to one of these cutting edge robotic machines and take their turn getting milked. [...]

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Historic Bellingham brick building gets new life as event venue

Historic Bellingham brick building gets new life as event venue

By Emily Hamann It’s the oldest brick building in the state, and now it has a new life as a meeting place and event venue. In March, the Tremaine family purchased the Territorial Whatcom County Courthouse from the Whatcom County Historical Society, which has been working to restore the building for almost 15 years. Restoring [...]

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The fall and rise of oyster farming in Blaine’s Drayton Harbor

The fall and rise of oyster farming in Blaine’s Drayton Harbor

By Emily Hamann On a sunny summer day, it’s not uncommon for a line to stretch out the door and down the street at Drayton Harbor Oyster Company’s tiny oyster bar in Blaine. The barbecue is set up on the sidewalk, full of grilled oysters. As more people have heard about this hole-in-the-wall oyster spot, [...]

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After more than 100 years, historic Bellingham building is a hotel again

After more than 100 years, historic Bellingham building is a hotel again

Have visitors traveling to Bellingham? They now have somewhere to stay right downtown. The Hamlet Hotel is on the second floor of 1202 Railroad Ave., in downtown Bellingham. It sits above Benchmark Document Solutions and Jimmy John’s. Fred and Colleen Schacht have owned the building since 2005. For more than 20 years, it has been [...]

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