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Data, Public Records

Building Permits, Jan. 8-Jan. 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 1323 11th St., $10,500 for new tavern in (E) suite – Melvin Brewing. Contractor: Bay City Construction Company. Permit no.: BLD2017-0018. Jan. 8. 2901 Squalicum Parkway, $3,200,000 for remodel [...]

Data, Public Records

Liquor and Marijuana licenses, Dec. 18-Jan. 19

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 Rumors Cabaret, Wayne Joseph Miller, applied to add/change class/in lieu of on a nightclub license at 1119 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. License no.: 080743. Dec. 27. Breeze Trees LLC, applied to change location on [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, New Business

New bar brings variety to Barkley nightlife

New bar brings variety to Barkley nightlife

By Emily Hamann For The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham has a new bar, full of subdued excitement, in Barkley Village. “It’s not a dive bar. It’s not super fancy,” owner Kurt Hartmaier said. “It’s a Bellingham bar.” “It’s a come as you are and everyone feels good,” his wife Katy Hartmaier added. The couple spent [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Shuksan Healthcare hires new nurse

Shuksan Healthcare Center announced that it has hired registered nurse Leigh Hamilton to its caregiving team. Hamilton’s primary duty is to work the floor as a staff nurse responsible for assessing patients and enforcing safety measures related to patient care. She passes medication, provides individualized treatments and offers therapeutic communication with her residents. Hamilton received [...]

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Contents, Features, News

Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A long-time Whatcom County company is stepping in a new direction. In November, shoe insole company Superfeet Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Ferndale, announced two new major product lines. It’s a continuation of the company’s recent expansion beyond insoles. The first new product line, Me3D Recover, is a recovery [...]

Contents, Features, News

‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Local families experiencing homelessness are getting a roof over their heads this winter, with some help from a nonprofit, a property manager and one of Bellingham’s most famous residents. In November, actor and Bellingham resident Misha Collins sent out a message over his social media channels, urging his [...]

Contents, Features

Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new Bellingham growler shop is using the latest technology to deliver the freshest possible beer. Growler’s Keep opened in October at 436 West Bakerview Road, Suite 111, in Bakerview Square in Bellingham. Sandy Petersen was inspired to open Growler’s Keep when he frequented The Growler Station in [...]

Contents, Features, News

Blaine print and mailing company expands to digital labels

Blaine print and mailing company expands to digital labels

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A longtime Blaine mailing company has started a new division, and hopes to take advantage of a growing print industry: labels. In September, AMS Print and Mail Specialists made the investment into the digital technology, and started up a brand new labeling division. New digital label printers offer [...]

Contents, Features, News

Get ready for new sick leave law, wage hike coming in 2018

Get ready for new sick leave law, wage hike coming in 2018

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new year, a new wage hike. On Jan. 1, the next phase of the Washington minimum wage law goes into effect. Employers will now have to pay workers at least $11.50 per hour, as well as provide paid sick leave. The new minimum wage is a 50-cent [...]

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