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When a misunderstood relationship causes a communication breakdown

When a misunderstood relationship causes a communication breakdown

By Mike Cook For The Bellingham Business Journal “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other and the sooner we recognize that the better for us all.” —Erik Erikson Last week I was meeting with one of my clients and I asked as I often do at the start of our meetings, [...]

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Building permits, March 13-17

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 520 Harmon Way, $244,739.94 for Heron Point Properties – new single-family residence with attached garage. Historical owner: Heron Point Holdings LLP. Contractor: AJW Builders LLC. Permit no.: BLD2017-0244. March [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Chuckanut Brewery brewmaster to deliver keynote speech at state homebrewers conference

Chuckanut Brewery’s Will Kemper was chosen as the keynote speaker at the Washington Homebrewers annual conference in Vancouver on March 17. Kemper has been brewing commercial craft beer since 1984, and has directed, engineered and created recipes for more than 20 craft breweries in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. During the speech, Kemper planned to [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Whatcom Women in Business to award $20,000 in scholarships

The Whatcom Women in Business will be awarding four $5,000 scholarships this year. The scholarships will be awarded to Whatcom County women entering higher education. Applicants must be a high school graduate by spring 2017. Applications are due by March 31. For an application, visit http://wwib.org/programs/scholarship-info/.  

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Meet the new owners of Village Books

Meet the new owners of Village Books

There are three new bosses in charge of Fairhaven’s iconic bookstore. After 36 years of running Village Books and Paper Dreams, founders Chuck and Dee Robinson have retired. They sold the business to Kelly Evert, Paul Hanson and Sarah Hutton, three longtime-employees. They had already been helping run the day-to-day operations of the store, and [...]

Contents, Features

Custom fabrication company finds the keys to success

Custom fabrication company finds the keys to success

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal You’ve probably seen their work all around town and you didn’t even realize it. Architectural Elements is a custom fabrication company that builds projects that sit at the confluence of art and hardware. “For high-end home and commercial construction projects we’re the ones that build the building jewelry,” [...]

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Lummi Nation, dairy farmers team up for cleaner water

Lummi Nation, dairy farmers team up for cleaner water

By Emily Hamann After more than 15 months of negotiations, seven Whatcom County dairy farmers and the Lummi Nation have come together in a historic collaboration. The two groups will work to clean up the county’s waterways, and keep local shellfish beds open for harvesting. Since 2014, high levels of bacterial pollution in parts of [...]

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Bellingham businesses adjust to state minimum wage increase

Bellingham businesses adjust to state minimum wage increase

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal As Washingtonians celebrated New Year’s Eve, some workers throughout the state were getting a pay raise at the stroke of midnight. Because of a voter-backed initiative, at the beginning of the 2017 the legal minimum wage rose more than $1.50 for every adult worker in the state. Almost [...]

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New Peoples Bank program encourages in-person interactions

New Peoples Bank program encourages in-person interactions

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Going to the bank just got a little more convenient. Peoples Bank has partnered with a company called TimeTrade, which allows customers to schedule an appointment online to meet with a banker. “The genesis of it was looking at a different way to connect with our customers,” Andy [...]

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