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RE Store promotes salvage services manager

The RE Store has promoted Kayla Janyk to Salvage Services manager in June after the departure of longtime manager Marj Leone. Leone first joined the RE Store in 1998 as a salvage services crew member. Leone was key to building partnerships with the waste and recycling industries, construction companies and local and state government entities. [...]

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WWU faculty member receives grant to continue research into solar thermal fuels

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement has named Western Washington University assistant professor of chemistry Tim Kowalczyk a 2018 Cottrell Scholar. The honor comes with a grant allowing Kowalczyk to continue his research into developing technology around solar thermal fuels. The research corporation gives out 24 Cottrell Scholar awards each year. This is the third [...]

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Muljat Group Realtors hires broker

Broker Art Morgan recently joined Muljat Group Realtors at its Bellingham office. Morgan has four years of experience building houses and condominiums. He is also a former youth pastor and has volunteered with Homes of Hope, building homes in Mexico. He has lived in North Bellingham for 12 years and worked in Lynden and Blaine. [...]

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CEO succession announced at Heritage Bank parent

Heritage Bank president and COO Jeff Deuel has been named CEO of Heritage Bank. Longtime CEO Brian Vance will continued to serve as CEO of Heritage Financial Corporation, Heritage Bank’s parent company, until July 2019. Deuel will be joined in his leadership duties by chief lending officer Bryan McDonald, who has been also been named [...]

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Mount Baker had record winter, drew visitors from around the state, country

Mount Baker had record winter, drew visitors from around the state, country

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal The word is starting to get out about Mount Baker. Visitors from beyond Bellingham are flocking to the mountain, both for its summer recreation, and to visit Mount Baker Ski Area. This winter was particularly busy. The resort doesn’t release numbers, but Amy Trowbridge, marketing manager for the [...]

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Program prevents commercial food waste and feeds the hungry

Program prevents commercial food waste and feeds the hungry

Every little bit helps when it comes to reducing the amount of food that’s thrown away — a $161 billion problem in the U.S. By Emily Hamann Throwing edible food in the trash or even the compost is not ideal — not for the environment, not for the community and not for the bottom line. [...]

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Sustainable growth wins out for green energy manufacturer

Sustainable growth wins out for green energy manufacturer

By Emily Hamann The future of solar energy is sunny. And a Bellingham company is perfectly poised to reap the benefits. It’s been a big couple of years for Itek Energy. After years of steady growth, the solar panel manufacturer moved into a bigger, state of the art factory near downtown Bellingham last fall. It’s [...]

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Bellingham chocolate company featured on The Today Show

Bellingham chocolate company featured on The Today Show

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal What could be sweeter than chocolate? Chocolate that gives back to the communities in which it is grown. Bellingham’s Ari Lee-Newman and Paul Newman have been selling Bija Chocolates for more than two years, and they just got a big boost last month, when they were featured on [...]

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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. [...]

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