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Data, Public Records

Building permits, June 12-16

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 924 North Garden St., $87,000 to remove existing roof membrane, install new single ply membrane. Contractor: RoofCorp. Permit no.: BLD2017-0575. June 12. 2326 James St., $21,380 for new 60 [...]

Data, Public Records

Liquor and marijuana licenses, June 10-22

Records include license activity in Whatcom County. They are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, online at www.liq.wa.gov. Applied Good Burger, Good Burger LLC, David B. Trott, Kristen L. Trott, Matthew David, Miriam S. Trott applied for a new spirits/br/wn/rest service bar, kegs to do, catering license at 2054 Main St., Ferndale. [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

VSH CPAs celebrates 20th anniversary

VSH Certified Public Accountants celebrated its 20 anniversary in spring of this year. VSH was founded in April of 1997 by Kathy Varner. In 1998, Bob Systma joined the firm as a partner, then Kathy Herndon joined in 2001. At the time, VSH was known as Varner Sytsma Herndon. As the firm grew, Chris Sullivan [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Local auto body shop earns new certification and recognition

Bellingham’s 1st Class Auto Body has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facility necessary to repair the participating vehicles. The shop is now an recognized by Assured Performance, FCA, GM, Nissan and Hyundai. To become certified, the shop passed the rigorous certification [...]

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Retail shakeup: Why some stores are going out of business, others are growing, and how malls can cope

Retail shakeup: Why some stores are going out of business, others are growing, and how malls can cope

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal If you walk into a mall today, you’ll likely see lots of change. That’s true at Bellis Fair Mall — depending on the day, you might see a large sign proudly proclaim that Dick’s Sporting Goods is now open, going-out-of business signs filling the windows at Rue 21, [...]

Contents, News

Bellingham small business owner to go against major company in trademark dispute — again

Bellingham small business owner to go against major company in trademark dispute — again

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After a long, exhausting legal dispute, which ended in a historic victory, a Bellingham business owner is gearing up to go back into battle. After three years, Christine Palmerton won her trademark dispute with clothing giant Nautica in 2015. Now Nautica is once again challenging her trademark, and [...]

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Asking price for Lynden’s Bachman estate drops more than $1 million

Asking price for Lynden’s Bachman estate drops more than $1 million

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s time to take care of business. After almost a year on the market, the owners of Lynden’s famous Bachman estate are hoping a massive price drop will finally move the property. Last month the listing price for the sprawling 30-acre property went from $4.375 million down to [...]

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Honeybees travel 1,000 miles to pollinate nation’s crops

Honeybees travel 1,000 miles to pollinate nation’s crops

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal The warm days of spring bring a great migration of many animals, with flocks and herds walking, swimming or flying to their summertime haunts. The migration of one species, however, takes another form: the back of a semi-truck. Honeybees get loaded onto trucks and driven to pollinate crops [...]

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How businesses in Lynden’s new Waples building are teaming up and changing downtown

How businesses in Lynden’s new Waples building are teaming up and changing downtown

When you walk through the Waples Mercantile Building on Front Street in Lynden it’s not hard to see why the businesses work so closely together — they’re all connected. The lobby of The Inn at Lynden opens directly onto Village Books. In the middle of the day, when all the shops are open, customers can [...]

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