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New director of wealth management joins Peoples Bank

New director of wealth management joins Peoples Bank

Patrick Briggs has recently been announced as the Director of Wealth Management for Peoples Investments. Briggs, who is based at the Barkley Financial Center, brings with him brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Peoples Bank Briggs held senior management positions at a variety of financial institutions and has [...]

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Leadership changes for Whatcom Land Trust

The executive director of Whatcom Land Trust since 2015, Rich Bowers, is retiring. Effective on February 1, 2020, conservation director Gabe Epperson will become the new executive director. The new leadership will continue building on more than 35 years of local land conservation. “After nearly five years as our Executive Director, Rich leaves the Trust [...]

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Bellingham photographer recognized with esteemed degree

Bellingham photographer recognized with esteemed degree

Mark Turner, of Bellingham, has earned the Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Turner Photographics was founded in 1993 and is owned by Turner and Natalie McClendon. The prestigious degree was announced in January and awarded to Turner for his unparalleled photographic creativity and technical skills demonstrated through competitions, higher education [...]

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The best free, or low-cost, tools for conducting market research

The best free, or low-cost, tools for conducting market research

By Eric Grimstead For The Bellingham Business Journal  Whether you are looking to start a new business, or you are a seasoned entrepreneur, it is critically important that you have a solid understanding of your target market and current economic conditions. Knowing your numbers is the key to your business’ long-term success. The following is [...]

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Eat Local First Campaign expands throughout Pacific Northwest

Eat Local First Campaign expands throughout Pacific Northwest

Several non-profits have recently partnered to promote the ideals of eating local. Bellingham based Sustainable Connections is joining with Seattle based Tilth Alliance to expand the Eat Local First campaign. The two non-profits, combined with a group of organizations on the Olympic Peninsula lead by The Local Food Trust, are advancing the Eat Local First [...]

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Pizza shop bakes local ingredients into every slice

Pizza shop bakes local ingredients into every slice

Baked into the pizza at Pizza’zza are ethics of sourcing local and building community. With two locations, one in Fairhaven at 1501 12th St., and one inside Yorky’s Market at 2418 Alabama St., Pizza’zza found its niche supporting local farmers and producers. Owned by Will Annett and Erica Lamson, Pizza’zza sources about 80 percent of [...]

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Real estate technology company expands to Bellingham

Real estate technology company expands to Bellingham

The fastest-growing brokerage in the region, Compass, has opened its first office in Fairhaven. The office, which is located at 1318 12th St., opened on Dec. 14, 2019. With a library of home design and architecture books and publications, the open-concept floor plan is designed to be a community gathering spot. Compass was founded by [...]

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Seminar guides businesses through minimum wage increase

Seminar guides businesses through minimum wage increase

A recent seminar hosted by the Small Business Development Center helped Bellingham businesses prepare for a hike in the minimum wage. The change will account for a 12.5 percent increase in the cost of doing business and could propose challenges for small businesses. Effective on January 1, 2020, the minimum wage will increase across the [...]

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Gym installs electricity generating equipment

Gym installs electricity generating equipment

Exercise has numerous health benefits. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve mental health and increase your chances of living longer. Now your workout can also contribute to generating electricity for our power grid. Located at 1605 N. State St., Fitness Gear & Training recently remodeled its space and along with the remodel [...]

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