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Let’s talk about accountability

By Mike Cook For the Bellingham Business Journal Within the past two weeks no less than four members of my peer advisory group of local business owners have approached me with a question about accountability. The questions range from “Do people just not want to be accountable?” to “How do I make sure my employees [...]

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Building permits, April 8-12

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 2826 Iron St., $19,406.80 for 406 SF new detached garage w/mezzanine – Riffle. Historical owner: Eric Laporte. Permit no.: BLD2019-0288. April 8. 4756 Spring Brook St., $139,105.2 for new [...]

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Liquor and Marijuana Licenses, April 8-18

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 Scampi Osteria LLC, Scampi Osteria LLC, Devon Drake, Giovanni Saffioti, Rosemary Saffioti, applied for a new spirits/br/wn rest lounge+ license at 4823 Alderson Road Suite 107-108, Blaine. License no.: 410685. April 5. The [...]

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RE/MAX Whatcom County hires new broker

Broker Amanda Quinn recently joined RE/MAX Whatcom County in the Lynden office. Quinn will focus on residential and commercial real estate. Quinn has lived in Lynden for just over a year, but has more than 15 years of real estate experience. Quinn can be reached at 360-325-1670. For more information, visit www.nwhomes.net.

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With new CEO, Barkley Village prepares for more growth

With new CEO, Barkley Village prepares for more growth

After several years of quiet, building at Barkley Village is kicking off again. The Barkley Company, which owns the majority of the land and buildings at the 250-acre urban village in Bellingham, plans on breaking ground on an apartment complex this summer, with several other projects to follow. “We’ve taken a break for a few [...]

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Ferndale’s only craft brewery will honor city’s history, future

Ferndale’s only craft brewery will honor city’s history, future

By Emily Hamann Soon, Ferndale beer lovers won’t have to drive to Bellingham anymore to drink at a neighborhood brewery. Fringe Brewing is set open early this year in downtown Ferndale. “I thought it would be fun to open up my own brewery,” Head Brewer Scott White said. He has been brewing for 10 years, [...]

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A few good journeymen: Why skilled tradespeople are so hard to find

A few good journeymen: Why skilled tradespeople are so hard to find

By Emily Hamann Anyone who has recently tried to retrofit a new restaurant or retail space, remodel a house, or even just hire a plumber has probably noticed there’s a lack of skilled tradespeople in Whatcom County. As unemployment recovered from the recession and the labor market got tighter, construction was one of the first [...]

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Hard rocking cidery the third to open in Bellingham last year

Hard rocking cidery the third to open in Bellingham last year

By Emily Hamann When you imagine the preferred drink of rockstars, cider probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Bellingham’s newest cider company could change that. Herb’s Cider opened its tasting room in Bellingham this fall and began production out of its own facility around the same time. Herb’s Cider is owned [...]

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Years after legalization, banking for pot shops remains tricky

Years after legalization, banking for pot shops remains tricky

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Want to buy cannabis with a credit card? It’s possible, if you’re willing to pay. A few weeks ago cannabis retailer 2020 Solutions rolled out a new pilot program in a few of its stores, which will allow customers to pay with credit and debit cards. The program [...]

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