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Data, Public Records

Building permits, May 28-June 1

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 4056 Meridian St., $67,744 for roof recover: O’Reilly Auto Parts. Contractor: LeAnn Sweeney. Permit no.: BLD2018-0493. May 29. 2121 Humboldt St., $419,437.50 for manufacturing facility – Sunnyland Studio LLC. [...]

Data, Public Records

Building permits, June 11-15

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 $272,588.57 for new single-family residence with attached garage – Skeers. Historical owner: Yew Street Terrace LLC. Contractor: Skeers Const. Inc. Permit no.: BLD2018-0539. June 11. 3000 Northwest Ave., $15,000 [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, New Business

Medical imaging center opens in Bellingham

Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging is now open at 1344 King St., Suite 101, Bellingham. The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 13. An open house, which will include tours of the imaging center, will be held later this summer. The new outpatient center offers services including CT, MRI, ultrasound, x-ray [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

New broker joins RE/MAX Whatcom County

RE/MAX Whatcom County has welcomed Kristin Clarkman to its Lakeway office. Clarkman will be joining the Rick Moore team. Clarkman has recently relocated to Whatcom County from her home state of Pennsylvania. Previously, she worked for 10 years as a broadcast meteorologist in TV markets from Pennsylvania to Minnesota. Clarkman can be reached at 360-603-2200 [...]

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Contents, Features, News

Farmers invest in tech as labor tightens

Farmers invest in tech as labor tightens

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal The bright red, shiny robot would look more at home on a spaceship than a Ferndale cow barn. But the cows aren’t phased, in fact they line up for the chance to walk up to one of these cutting edge robotic machines and take their turn getting milked. [...]

Contents, Features, News

Historic Bellingham brick building gets new life as event venue

Historic Bellingham brick building gets new life as event venue

By Emily Hamann It’s the oldest brick building in the state, and now it has a new life as a meeting place and event venue. In March, the Tremaine family purchased the Territorial Whatcom County Courthouse from the Whatcom County Historical Society, which has been working to restore the building for almost 15 years. Restoring [...]

Contents, Features, News

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, [...]

Contents, Features

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 [...]

Contents, Features

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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