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Building Permits, May 14-18

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 220 Highland Drive, $407,526.56 for new single-family residence with attached garage – Dickerson. Contractor: Bishop Construction Inc. Owner 2: Biff Dickerson. Permit no.: BD2018-0450. Permit no.: BLD2018-0450. May 14. [...]

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May Business Licenses

Listings, which feature both new and renewed licenses in Bellingham in May, include business name, the business’ physical address and UBI. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham. North Sound Stevedoring LLC, 1415 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, 604238965 Edward Jones, 1801 Roeder Ave., Bellingham, 600351790 Caliber Home Loans Inc DBA Caliber Home Loans Inc, 4252 [...]

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Bellingham resident recognized with national event industry honor

Bellingham resident Corbin Ball will be inducted into the Event Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders. The Hall of Leaders award is the lifetime achievement award for the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry. Ball is one of four professionals to be inducted in 2018. Ball is the president of Corbin Ball and Co., a Bellingham-based [...]

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Ferndale’s Superfeet made donation for teacher appreciation

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week this month, Superfeet Worldwide donated a pair of its shoe insoles for every member of the Ferndale School District staff. Teacher Appreciation Week was from May 7-11, and on May 10, the school district honored the company with its first Community Super Hero Award. Superfeet is headquartered in Ferndale, [...]

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The fall and rise of oyster farming in Blaine’s Drayton Harbor

The fall and rise of oyster farming in Blaine’s Drayton Harbor

By Emily Hamann On a sunny summer day, it’s not uncommon for a line to stretch out the door and down the street at Drayton Harbor Oyster Company’s tiny oyster bar in Blaine. The barbecue is set up on the sidewalk, full of grilled oysters. As more people have heard about this hole-in-the-wall oyster spot, [...]

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After more than 100 years, historic Bellingham building is a hotel again

After more than 100 years, historic Bellingham building is a hotel again

Have visitors traveling to Bellingham? They now have somewhere to stay right downtown. The Hamlet Hotel is on the second floor of 1202 Railroad Ave., in downtown Bellingham. It sits above Benchmark Document Solutions and Jimmy John’s. Fred and Colleen Schacht have owned the building since 2005. For more than 20 years, it has been [...]

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Ferndale inventor brings turmeric-flavored liqueur to market

Ferndale inventor brings turmeric-flavored liqueur to market

By Emily Hamann It’s the new trendy food, and it’s now available in a cocktail near you. Kuma is a turmeric liqueur invented by Chet Holstein, of Ferndale. It went on the market in October, and is now available at local Haggen stores, and bars from Whatcom County to Seattle. “We’ve established that there is [...]

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Bellingham explodes with new bar, eatery, nightlife options

Bellingham explodes with new bar, eatery, nightlife options

By Emily Hamann Bellingham’s nightlife is coming alive again. Friday and Saturday nights see crowds of people eating dinner, seeing concerts, movies and getting a drink at one of the many breweries and bars. In the past six months, almost a dozen new bars and restaurants have opened or are in the process of opening [...]

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Changing the way businesses train, treat middle management

Changing the way businesses train, treat middle management

By Emily Hamann Businesses have been training managers all wrong. That’s the idea Mike Cook puts forward in his new book, “Thriving in the Middle: How the best managers create mutual success.” Cook, a longtime BBJ columnist, advocates that instead of sending middle managers off to specialized training, they should meet in small groups with [...]

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