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Building permits, Sept. 10-14

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 310 Lakeway Drive, $15,000 to raise height of (e) gas canopy: Chevron. Contractor: Signs Plus Inc. Permit no.: BLD2018-0889. Sept. 10. 310 Lakeway Drive, $46,000 to rebrand Chevron gas [...]

Data, Public Records

Liquor and marijuana licenses, Sept. 3-21

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 Chocolate Necessities, Chocolate Necessities Inc., Kevin G. Buck, Anita A. Buck applied to change location of a beer/wine rest – beer/wine license from 1426 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham to 1408 Commercial St., Bellingham. License [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Carmichael Clark hires new associate

Carmichael Clark, PS, announced that Colin Morrow has joined the firm as an associate. Morrow practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law and related areas of civil practice. Morrow graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2017. For more information about the firm, visit www.carmichaelclark.com.

Business Briefs, Contents

Alcoa donates $30,000 to expand WCC engineering program

Alcoa Foundation awarded Whatcom Community College a grant of $30,000 to support the expansion of the college’s pre-engineering program. With the $25,000 the foundation awarded last year, Whatcom purchased start-up equipment and established dedicated program space. Whatcom will use this year’s award to provide a full classroom set of laptops, a benchtop CNC milling machine [...]

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BTC bringing new beauty school to Bellingham students

BTC bringing new beauty school to Bellingham students

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Students wanting to study cosmetology will once again have an option in Bellingham. Starting in fall quarter Bellingham Technical College will be starting its cosmetology program. It will accept 20 new students each term, and the full degree is designed to take about five terms to complete, including [...]

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Bellingham nonprofit empowers girls around the world

Bellingham nonprofit empowers girls around the world

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s a small thing, but it can change or even save the life of a girl in a developing country. That’s what Celeste Mergens realized when she started Days For Girls 10 years ago. Headquartered in Bellingham, Days For Girls International is global organization that gets menstruation supplies [...]

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First self-service taproom in the state opens in Ferndale

First self-service taproom in the state opens in Ferndale

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal There’s a new way to serve beer in Washington. And it all started in Ferndale. Chay Tan and Tomas Aminnie opened Downtime Taps at the end of June. It’s the first self-serve taproom in the state, and it’s drawing people from beyond Whatcom County’s borders to try it [...]

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WECU unveils new logo, first rebrand in 82-year history

WECU unveils new logo, first rebrand in 82-year history

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal An iconic Whatcom County institution is getting a facelift. On July 23 Whatcom Educational Credit Union revealed its new brand. The new look is a complete overhaul of WECU’s identity, from signs on branch locations, the look of ATMs, the logo, and member debit and credit cards. “We [...]

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Building a roof over the heads of those who don’t have one

Building a roof over the heads of those who don’t have one

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham construction crews have built roofs on many apartment buildings. But the one going onto downtown’s newest housing project at 1022 N. State St. is a little bit different. Many of the people who will be living there will be sleeping under a roof for the first time [...]

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