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Bellingham accepting applications for tourism grants

The City of Bellingham is now accepting applications for the 2017 tourism promotion grants until 5 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016. In 2016, the City awarded 25 competitive grants totaling $196,150, according to the press release. Questions regarding this grant program should be directed to Shannon Taysi, Planning & Community Development, at staysi@cob.org or 778-8360. [...]

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First Federal Community Foundation awards $5,000 to Assistance League of Bellingham

Assistance League of Bellingham was awarded $5,000 by First Federal Community Foundation for Operation School Bell. It would primarily be used to purchase new school clothing for low-income primary school children in Whatcom County, according to the press release. “It was wonderful to see the happy faces of children as they left Target with a [...]

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Whatcom County resident starts new IT company

Whatcom County resident starts new IT company

Kevin Rudy opened Nanosecond Tech, an information technology service company to service Whatcom County, located in Custer. Rudy has 15 years in IT experience, and graduated from  Sehome High School. “I talk with customers in non-tech terms so they can understand what the problem is and what their options are,” Rudy said in a press [...]

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First Federal Bank hires new assistant vice president/project manager

First Federal Bank hires new assistant vice president/project manager

First Federal Bank, based in Port Angeles, hired Michele Deo to be the new Assistant Vice President/Project Manager. She will be in charge of project initiatives to include new products, conversions/integrations of new systems, and other projects, according to the press release. “We are very pleased to welcome Michele to the community and to First [...]

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Lynden wins $25,000 for downtown makeover in national contest

Lynden wins $25,000 for downtown makeover in national contest

By Janae Easlon The Bellingham Business Journal LYNDEN — This city can celebrate more than just its title as the nation’s largest raspberry producer. On June 3, it was announced Lynden won America’s Main Street Contest. Out of ten finalists, it was the only town west of the Rocky Mountains. A local resident nominated Lynden [...]

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Local heating company changing how hot yoga gets hot

Local heating company changing how hot yoga gets hot

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal They put the heat in hot yoga. Hot yoga, done in a yoga studio that is heated to anywhere from 90 to 110 degrees, has caught on around the country. And as the temperature rises, so does the the energy bill at those yoga studios. That’s where Bellingham company [...]

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The future of the Bellingham waterfront

The future of the Bellingham waterfront

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal An excavator ripped through the dilapidated annex of the Granary Building along the waterfront last month. The demolition paves the way for the remaining structure to be rebuilt into offices and restaurants. The project along West Chestnut Street is the first to overhaul the former Georgia-Pacific property and surrounding [...]

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Sephora opens to a crowd in Bellis Fair Mall

Sephora opens to a crowd in Bellis Fair Mall

By Janae Easlon  The Bellingham Business Journal Sephora opened its location in Bellis Fair Mall to an ecstatic crowd of more than 800 in its successful ribbon cutting on Friday, June 17. Mall employees ran out of movable poles for crowd control and had to compensate with caution tape, General Manager of Bellis Fair Rene [...]

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Mount Baker Winery for sale as owner looks toward retirement

Mount Baker Winery for sale as owner looks toward retirement

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After making it big in the movie theater business in Seattle, then the wine business in Whatcom County, Randy Finley is ready to retire. Finley has owned and operated Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery with his wife Patricia Clark-Finley for more than 25 years. Now it’s up for sale. Finley [...]

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