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Data, Public Records

Building Permits, Oct. 8-12

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 4175 Meridian St., $26,515 for Park Bowl – EMC. Contractor: Signs Plus Inc. Permit no.: BLD2018-1002. Oct. 16. 1200 Xenia St., $249,999.15 for new single-family residence with attached garage. [...]

Data, Public Records

Liquor and Marijuana Licenses, Oct. 4-18

Records include license activity in Whatcom County. They are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, online at www.liq.wa.gov. Applied The Dairy Place, Elena L. Gonser, Michael A. Gonsor, applied for a new grocery store – beer/wine license at 534 Cherry St., Sumas. License no.: 076397. Oct. 4. Green Lion Gardens LLC, applied [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Kulshan Community Land Trust awarded $6,000 by Wells Fargo

Kulshan Community Land Trust announced that is has received a $6,000 Community Development Grant from Wells Fargo to support the land trust’s HomeBuyer Education program. The program has experienced increased attendance each month as people look for resources amid rapidly rising home prices. Wells Fargo has been on of the land trusts largest program funders, [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Downtown Bellingham Partnership to award storefront improvement grant

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership is awarded a Storefront Improvement Project. The Storefront Improvement Project is a matching funds grant to enhance and revitalize storefronts in downtown Bellingham. Projects are selected based on the greatest positive impact the improvements will have to the district commercially. The following factors are considered in evaluating impact: Current condition of [...]

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Whatcom Community College to build on-campus housing

Whatcom Community College to build on-campus housing

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Students attending Whatcom Community College may soon have an easier time finding a place to live. The school is planning on building new on-campus housing that is slated to open in two years. The school went through the permitting process this summer. It’s scheduled to break ground in [...]

Contents, Features, News

BTC bringing new beauty school to Bellingham students

BTC bringing new beauty school to Bellingham students

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Students wanting to study cosmetology will once again have an option in Bellingham. Starting in fall quarter Bellingham Technical College will be starting its cosmetology program. It will accept 20 new students each term, and the full degree is designed to take about five terms to complete, including [...]

Contents, Features

Bellingham nonprofit empowers girls around the world

Bellingham nonprofit empowers girls around the world

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s a small thing, but it can change or even save the life of a girl in a developing country. That’s what Celeste Mergens realized when she started Days For Girls 10 years ago. Headquartered in Bellingham, Days For Girls International is global organization that gets menstruation supplies [...]

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First self-service taproom in the state opens in Ferndale

First self-service taproom in the state opens in Ferndale

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal There’s a new way to serve beer in Washington. And it all started in Ferndale. Chay Tan and Tomas Aminnie opened Downtime Taps at the end of June. It’s the first self-serve taproom in the state, and it’s drawing people from beyond Whatcom County’s borders to try it [...]

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WECU unveils new logo, first rebrand in 82-year history

WECU unveils new logo, first rebrand in 82-year history

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal An iconic Whatcom County institution is getting a facelift. On July 23 Whatcom Educational Credit Union revealed its new brand. The new look is a complete overhaul of WECU’s identity, from signs on branch locations, the look of ATMs, the logo, and member debit and credit cards. “We [...]

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