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Building Permits, Feb. 5-16

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 4305 Meridian St., $15,000 for Hobby Lobby. Type: Sign and Awning. Contractor: The Sign Post Inc. Permit no.: BLD2018-0107. Feb. 15. 854 Blackstone Court, $369,820.04 for new single-family residence [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Whatcom County realtors honored at awards banquet

The Whatcom County Association of Realtors honored local realtors at a banquet on Jan. 12. Winners of the awards are: Partner of the Year: Wendy Sherrer Citizen of the Year: Barbara Brenner, Whatcom County Council Rookie of the Year: Paulina Antczak-Bevens, Brandon Nelson Partners Affiliate of the Year: Kirstin Hunt, Chicago Title Community Service: Nick Piro, [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Bellingham salon/spa gets new owners

Zazen Salon Spa has been acquired by Marvin and Lannea Riggs. The Lynden couple took over the spa on Jan. 1. Zazen Salon Spa, which opened in 2000, is located along the Bellingham waterfront at Bellwether on the Bay, at 11 Bellwether Way, Suite 102. It offers hair styling for men and women and an [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

New trustees appointed to Whatcom Community College Board

Gov. Jay Inslee had made two new appointments to Whatcom Community College’s Board of Trustees. Wendy Bohlke and Rebecca Johnson began their terms in November. Bohlke, now retired, worked in the state attorney general’s office as the senior counsel and assistant attorney general for 34 years. She also served as legal counsel to WCC and [...]

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Woods Coffee teams up with a Bellingham baker to offer sweet treats in the evenings

Woods Coffee teams up with a Bellingham baker to offer sweet treats in the evenings

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Cake and coffee — it’s a match made in heaven. In December, Veronica Stendahl opened her Antler Baking Company in the Flatiron Woods Coffee shop in downtown Bellingham. She sells cake by the slice, cupcakes, pie, cookies and other desserts from 3-9 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. This is [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, New Business

New bar brings variety to Barkley nightlife

New bar brings variety to Barkley nightlife

By Emily Hamann For The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham has a new bar, full of subdued excitement, in Barkley Village. “It’s not a dive bar. It’s not super fancy,” owner Kurt Hartmaier said. “It’s a Bellingham bar.” “It’s a come as you are and everyone feels good,” his wife Katy Hartmaier added. The couple spent [...]

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Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A long-time Whatcom County company is stepping in a new direction. In November, shoe insole company Superfeet Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Ferndale, announced two new major product lines. It’s a continuation of the company’s recent expansion beyond insoles. The first new product line, Me3D Recover, is a recovery [...]

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‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Local families experiencing homelessness are getting a roof over their heads this winter, with some help from a nonprofit, a property manager and one of Bellingham’s most famous residents. In November, actor and Bellingham resident Misha Collins sent out a message over his social media channels, urging his [...]

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Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new Bellingham growler shop is using the latest technology to deliver the freshest possible beer. Growler’s Keep opened in October at 436 West Bakerview Road, Suite 111, in Bakerview Square in Bellingham. Sandy Petersen was inspired to open Growler’s Keep when he frequented The Growler Station in [...]

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