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Alaska credit union opens branch inside Barkley Haggen

Alaska credit union opens branch inside Barkley Haggen

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union opened a branch inside the Barkley Haggen, at 2900 Woburn St., in Bellingham. The new branch offers a full range of services, including checking and savings accounts, loans, and credit cards. The branch is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., [...]

Business Briefs, People On The Move

VSH CPAs hires Jaimee Stevens

VSH CPAs added Jaimee Stevens to its team. Stevens is a 2015 graduate from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She’s currently studying for her Certified Public Accountant designation, according to a press release from VSH CPAs. In the news release, Stevens said she chose the company because she enjoyed the atmosphere. [...]

Business Toolkit, Contributors

It’s time to stop thinking about vacation time as a benefit | Mike Cook

It’s time to stop thinking about vacation time as a benefit | Mike Cook

By Mike Cook Courtesy to the Bellingham Business Journal Recently I was speaking with a neighbor, a younger person, who was talking about his feelings of needing to take some time off work. “So why not just schedule some time in the next month,” I asked. I was taken back by his response. “Well, I [...]

Events

Chamber speakers to discuss business succession

The next installment of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s speaker series will feature two speakers discussing the process of business succession planning. The presentation starts at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. Speakers Bob Sytsma and Justin Remaklus of VSH CPAs will discuss the process of selling [...]

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Features, News

Boeing begins low-rate production on tanker

Boeing begins low-rate production on tanker

By Dan Catchpole Everett Herald Writer Boeing has started low-rate initial production on the KC-46 tanker, which is still in development. The first two production planes are in the company’s Everett plant, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Wednesday during a conference call with stock analysts and reporters. The company posted strong earnings for the second quarter [...]

Business Briefs, Events, Features, News

Vendors sought for new Commercial Street Night Market

Vendors sought for new Commercial Street Night Market

Sustainable Connections is seeking vendor applications for a new night market to be held at on Fridays at the Commercial Street Plaza from Sept. 4 to Oct. 2. Market organizers plan to have 20 unique vendors in the hidden plaza next to the parking garage at 1300 Commercial St., as well as live music or [...]

Features, News

How Rick Steves’ Europe is handling a growing business

How Rick Steves’ Europe is handling a growing business

By Jim Davis Everett Herald Business Journal Editor EDMONDS — If you need an example of the reach of Rick Steves, you can find it in a shop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. That’s where Craig Davidson saw firsthand the goodwill that Steves has generated over a career as a guidebook author and TV [...]

Features, News

Could coal terminal be net negative for local economy?

Could coal terminal be net negative for local economy?

The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would add hundreds of jobs to the county, but will it hurt some industries? And could it already be slowing the local economy and affecting real estate prices along the railway? A recent study on the proposed terminal raises those questions. The study, by the PFM Group of Philadelphia, focused [...]

Business Briefs, Features, New Business, News

Community Food Co-op Bakery open for business

Community Food Co-op Bakery open for business

The Community Food Co-op’s new bakery and cafe opened Monday, July 13. The addition gives customers a place to grab to-go items and frees up space for increased production at the downtown and Cordata Community Food Co-op locations. The Co-op Bakery, at 405 E. Holly St., across the street from the downtown co-op, is open [...]

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