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Help is here: A substance-free life begins with asking for help

Help is here: A substance-free life begins with asking for help

New Everett health centre can help you on the road to recovery If you or a loved one is grappling with addiction, one of We Washington’s leading recovery programs shares a vital message. You don’t have to do alone. Using drugs or alcohol as a way of escaping, or coping with challenges, can have de effects for the individual and their family, says Daggett, Substance Use [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Whatcom Woman in Business announces four scholarships

Award finalists included Aislinn Knight, Alivia Jelinski, Heather Ludwig and Rosemary Hickman who all received $1,000 dollars to pursue higher education. Whatcom Woman in Business consists of managers and business owners who work to honor and promote leadership, professionalism, and mentoring throughout the community. Finalists were selected on criteria such as grades, goals, volunteerism, work [...]

Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors

Should I use a Robo Advisor?

By Deka Wiebusch for the BBJ In todays digital age it’s hard to know when it’s appropriate to do it yourself (DIY) or when it’s time to pay a professional. The invention of Robo Advisors and artificial intelligence for attorney’s or CPA’s has consumers questioning if they really need to pay for guidance and advice. [...]

Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors, News

Of Incentives and Life: What really motivates?

By Mike Cook for BBJ It probably doesn’t need to be said but just to set the stage for what follows; employee engagement lingers at around 30% of workers feeling fully engaged in their work. That likely seems very low, and it is, but let’s not be too quick to assume that it is easy [...]

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Tony’s Coffee still has that freshly roasted smell

Tony’s Coffee still has that freshly roasted smell

By Brooke Strickland The scent of freshly roasted coffee has been coming from Tony’s Coffee since 1971, when the business first opened its doors. The company is focused on high-quality organic and fair-trade coffee, and they roast all their beans in Bellingham. The original coffeehouse in Fairhaven on Harris Avenue is still going strong. People [...]

Contents, Features, News

Old building finding new purpose as hotel, apartments

Old building finding new purpose as hotel, apartments

By Emily Hamann After more than three decades, a historic Bellingham building will be restored to its original purpose. In April, owners of the Leopold Hotel building announced that it would again be used as a hotel, along with apartments. Renovations are currently underway to restore parts of the building’s original features, including tile floors, [...]

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Eateries rush to adapt to increased costs, changing customer

Eateries rush to adapt to increased costs, changing customer

By Emily Hamann One of Bellingham’s newest restaurants is also a bit of a blast from the past. Last month Kim Fox celebrated the grand opening of Grant’s Burgers in Bellingham. Grant’s is an old-fashioned burger shop with a seating area and a walk-up window. Everything, from the sliced tomatoes to the hand-scooped milkshakes, is [...]

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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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