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Your chance to win pro football tickets comes with signing up for MyTrafficMan.net’s Busted911.com  By MyTrafficMan.net Getting arrested and taken to on suspicion of DUI or or traffic infractions can be a frightening experience. Receiving legal advice quickly in such situations is critical says Bellingham-based lawyer Ziad Youssef, owner/operator of MyTrafficMan. A Washington pioneer in using technology to improve access to legal care Youssef has seen hundreds of [...]

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The four day work week and Parkinson’s Law

The four day work week and Parkinson’s Law

By Mike Cook for the BBJ Earlier this month an article appeared in Business Insider that caught my attention; Microsoft had announced an experiment with a four-day workweek in one of its subsidiaries in Japan that resulted in a 40% increase in productivity, a reduction in copies made of nearly 60% and a 23% reduction [...]

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PeaceHealth announces chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network

PeaceHealth announces chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network

Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, was named chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network. Prosper began his 30-year healthcare career as a physical therapist at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. He held the role of interim chief executive after a longtime PeaceHealth leader, Dale Zender retired on Sept. 30, 2019. Prosper will continue [...]

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Employee ownerships: An important step to creating quality jobs in Bellingham

Employee ownerships: An important step to creating quality jobs in Bellingham

By Mauri Ingram Whatcom Community Foundation, President, and CEO I read an interesting report recently which highlighted the official United States unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent, representing a 49-year low. A recent Harris Poll had cited 80 percent of American workers report living paycheckto-paycheck. And, in Washington state, the data from the U.S. Census [...]

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United Way of Whatcom County partners with businesses, kicks off fall campaign

United Way of Whatcom County partners with businesses, kicks off fall campaign

United Way of Whatcom County recently launched its Fall fundraising campaign geared toward breaking the cycle of poverty. The campaign is working with nearly 200 local companies to generate support for those who are struggling financially. Aligning for-profits and non-profits with the same ideals of giving back to their community is a win-win, general manager [...]

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Bellingham waterfront projects: an update

Bellingham waterfront projects: an update

Recently completed projects and more on the drawing board The Port of Bellingham, City of Bellingham and Harcourt continue to make headway on waterfront projects that will bring economic opportunities to the city. The waterfront district consists of five different planning areas, each with distinct features. This includes the marine trades area, the log pond, [...]

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Young professional of the year award winner announced

Young professional of the year award winner announced

Last week, the director for the cancer center, palliative and hospice care at PeaceHealth won the top prize at an awards event honoring young professionals in Whatcom County. Gurpreet Dhillon was named Young Professional of the Year at the Top 7 Under 40 Awards event at the Lightcatcher Museum on Oct. 18. The fourth annual [...]

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The benefits of connecting young and old(er) entrepreneurs

The benefits of connecting young and old(er) entrepreneurs

By Eric Grimstead You’re never too young, or old, to start your first business. Young entrepreneurs often make headlines with spectacular growth stories of starting billion dollar companies from a dorm room or garage. What might come as a surprise is that the share of new entrepreneurs in the 20-34 age group has actually declined [...]

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Louis Auto Glass going strong after 90 years in business

Louis Auto Glass going strong after 90 years in business

Despite being founded during the Great Depression, Louis Auto Glass has remained a staple business in the Whatcom County community for 90 years. Founded in 1929, the business has grown and adapted through four family generations. The founder, Louis Adelstein started the business as Louis Auto Parts & Glass. In the early days, it operated [...]

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