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Bellingham security company announces campaign to benefit Skookum Kids

Security Solutions announced a new campaign at its locksmith branch Bellingham Lock & Safe called Keys 4 Kids. For every key cut, it will donate 10 cents to Skookum Kids, a Bellingham nonprofit that cares for foster kids and supports foster parents. On average, Bellingham Lock & Safe cuts about 1400 keys per month. The [...]

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Ferndale launches initiative to attract new businesses

This year the City of Ferndale launched FerndaleMade.com, a site that highlights to business owners the advantages of locating their businesses to Ferndale. It features some of the businesses already thriving in the city, and helps businesses assess potential locations in the Ferndale market area. Current Ferndale businesses are encouraged to showcase their work using [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Bellingham investment firm promotes associate vice president

DA Davidson & Co. has announced it has promoted Christine Gary to the title of associate vice president, director of desktop solutions at the company’s wealth management group in Bellingham. DA Davidson Wealth Management offers an array of financial products and services to individuals, families, businesses and institutions. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Montana, [...]

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WWU’s business research center takes over economic forecaster

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A prestigious Seattle economics publication now is produced in Bellingham. Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research has taken over publication of The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster. The quarterly newsletter features articles, as well as future forecasts for a number of economic factors, like unemployment, retail [...]

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Digital printing: Offering new options for small biz packaging

Digital printing: Offering new options for small biz packaging

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A box is no longer just a box. Product packaging is becoming an increasingly important form of advertising. “The box now is not just used to ship something,” Mike Jerome, manager of The BoxMaker’s Bellingham branch, said. “It’s also used to help sell something.” As customers increasingly research [...]

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Ferndale auto repair shop celebrates 80 years in business

Ferndale auto repair shop celebrates 80 years in business

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Things have changed quite a bit in the last 80 years. When Willands Tech Auto first opened in Ferndale rent was $15 per month, car batteries were $3 and gas was 10 cents per gallon. Olve Willand first opened the shop in 1937. It was the only dedicated [...]

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Solar panel company moves downtown into waterfront warehouse

Solar panel company moves downtown into waterfront warehouse

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham solar panel manufacturer Itek Energy cut the ribbon on its new factory on the Bellingham waterfront on Oct. 4. “When we had our first meeting about the waterfront, this was the kind of business that we imagined would be down here,” Bellingham Mayor Kelli said, at the [...]

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Top 7 Under 40: Working hard and doing good in Whatcom County

Top 7 Under 40: Working hard and doing good in Whatcom County

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal They’re building Whatcom County’s future — one foster kid, one flower arrangement, one can of beer at a time. The winners of this year’s Top 7 Under 40 Award come from a wide variety of industries, from nonprofit director to small business owner to working in the public [...]

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Maritime industry is growing, but the workforce is aging

Maritime industry is growing, but the workforce is aging

By Jennifer Sasseen For The Herald Business Journal EDMONDS — The owner of a private maritime-training school in Edmonds sees a lot of opportunity opening up in the industry for young people. “What we’re finding in our industry is that we have too many people retiring and not enough young people getting involved,” said Julie [...]

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