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Allegiant announces new flight between Bellingham and Anchorage

Allegiant Airlines will be adding new non-stop service between Bellingham International Airport and Anchorage, Alaska this spring, the airline announced today. The year-round service to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. One-way fares are beginning as low as $59. “The working waterfront and many of our local businesses have strong [...]

Opinions

Op-Ed: It’s time for the Legislature to invest in training and education beyond high school

By: Kimberly Perry, president of Bellingham Technical College, Kathi Hiyane-Brown, president of Whatcom Community College, and Sabah Randhawa, president of Western Washington University, in conjunction with Tim Stokes, chair of the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges Legislative and Public Information Committee and president of South Puget Sound Community College Now that the elections [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Bellingham restaurant opens new Barkley location

Mix’s second restaurant is now open. The Bellingham eatery opened its new location at 2925 Newmarket St., in Barkley Village on Jan. 9. Owner Helen Neville opened the first location, located in downtown Bellingham at 215 West Holly St. in October. Mix offers made to order salads, hot broth bowls and flatbread sandwiches made from [...]

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Bellingham’s Brad Haggen acquires Skylark’s restaurant

A longtime Fairhaven restaurant passed into new ownership last year after it was purchased by Brad Haggen. Haggen purchased Skylark’s Hidden Cafe from Don White. Terms were not disclosed. Haggen is president and CEO of Naples Best Restaurants, Inc., which he launched after selling his stake in grocery chain Haggen, Inc., which was founded by [...]

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Years after legalization, banking for pot shops remains tricky

Years after legalization, banking for pot shops remains tricky

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Want to buy cannabis with a credit card? It’s possible, if you’re willing to pay. A few weeks ago cannabis retailer 2020 Solutions rolled out a new pilot program in a few of its stores, which will allow customers to pay with credit and debit cards. The program [...]

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Dealership installs message center — but not for advertising

Dealership installs message center — but not for advertising

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s hard to miss Dewey Griffin Subaru’s latest community project. In October, the Bellingham dealership had digital sign installed in its parking lot that stand 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Its overall height is 35 feet. That makes it the largest sign of its kind in [...]

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‘A second renaissance of retail’: How some downtown Bellingham stores are thriving in the age of the internet

‘A second renaissance of retail’: How some downtown Bellingham stores are thriving in the age of the internet

It has been a tough couple of years for many big box retailers. Last month Sears and Mattress Firm became just the latest in a series of major companies to file for bankruptcy and close stores. While it may be bad news for chain stores, things are looking up for small, local retailers. That’s especially [...]

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Young professional award winner announced

Young professional award winner announced

A Ferndale gym owner took the top prize at an event honoring young professionals earlier this month. Eleanor Margulies, founder of Flex Movement Lab, was named the ultimate winner at the Top 7 Under 40 Awards at an event held at the Lightcatcher Museum on Oct. 12. The event was sponsored by First Federal and [...]

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Meet the next generation of business leaders

Meet the next generation of business leaders

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal They represent the future of business in Whatcom County — bright, ambitious and dedicated to building something greater, not just for themselves, but for everyone around them. The 2018 winners of the Top 7 Under 40 Awards come from different industries and different walks of life. Some have [...]

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