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Bellingham trampoline facility opens Monday

Bellingham trampoline facility opens Monday

By Monday, Dec. 22, a Bellingham warehouse will be nearly covered in trampolines, foam, and padding. That’s the planned opening date for Trampoline Zone, an 18,000-square-foot trampoline facility at 4201 Meridian St., behind the Pro Golf Discount store. Owner Rajiv Malhan said the facility will have about 75 trampolines total. Trampolines are partitioned into several [...]

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Western ranks in top 100 list of for best value

Western Washington University estimates that tuition will cost $7,503 per year for Washington residents next year. That’s comparatively affordable according to a new list by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, which ranked Western in the top 100 schools with the best value. The ranking, which factors in cost and economic value, ranked Western 91st on its [...]

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Business bankruptcies, 11/17/14 to 12/17/14

Whatcom County business bankruptcies filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington. Chapter 7 Corewerks Inc DBA Propriotek Inc, Assets: $0 to $50,000; Liabilities: $500,001 to $1 million; case no.: 14-18885-KAO date filed: 12/10/14. Chapter 9 and 11 No chapter 9 or 11 bankruptcies were filed in the last month.

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A sock store’s evolution: ModSock brand socks sold in 80 stores

A sock store’s evolution: ModSock brand socks sold in 80 stores

The display windows at ModSock, downtown Bellingham’s sock store at 1500 Cornwall Ave., stick out 10 feet from the store’s front door, creating a glass hallway that in September was covered in a rainbow made with 325 pairs of colorful socks. Like the business, the display is constantly evolving. The day after Halloween, as store [...]

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A sock store’s evolution: ModSock brand socks sold in 80 stores

A sock store’s evolution: ModSock brand socks sold in 80 stores

The display windows at ModSock, downtown Bellingham’s sock store at 1500 Cornwall Ave., stick out 10 feet from the store’s front door, creating a glass hallway that in September was covered in a rainbow made with 325 pairs of colorful socks. Like the business, the display is constantly evolving. The day after Halloween, as store [...]

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Handmade lingerie designer goes from Etsy to a Fairhaven boutique

Handmade lingerie designer goes from Etsy to a Fairhaven boutique

By Jeanne Klobnak-Ball For the Bellingham Business Journal What began in 2007 as perhaps the first handmade lingerie shop on Etsy grew into a brick and mortar design studio and retail boutique last September. Located in Fairhaven’s turn-of-the-century Sycamore Square building, Sandmaiden loungewear reveals owner and designer Amanda Boyd’s talent for creating distinctive feminine attire [...]

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Make.Shift is tuning a community radio station and training a new executive director

Make.Shift is tuning a community radio station and training a new executive director

By Elana Pidgeon For the Bellingham Business Journal In the basement of a building on Flora Street, a band sets up on a low stage as people file down the stairs and into the dimly lit space. The singer taps the mic. Some of the crowd moves closer to the front; others hang back on [...]

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Bellingham ranks nationally for beer

Bellingham ranks nationally for beer

Livability.com ranked Bellingham number eight in its 2014 list of the “Best Beer Cities” in the U.S. In the last 30 years, the number of breweries in the U.S. grew from 100 to more than 2,800. According to livability.com’s list, beer not only generates tourism, but food and beer culture often go together to help cities attract [...]

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Groups move into new philanthropy center in the Washington Federal building

Groups move into new philanthropy center in the Washington Federal building

Three nonprofit philanthropic organizations moved into a shared home on the second story of the Washington Federal Building, at 1500 Cornwall Ave., in late November. A remodel at the space, which is now called the Whatcom Philanthropy Center, started in summer and should finish up in December. The organizations — Whatcom Community Foundation, Chuckanut Health [...]

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