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Website tempts businesses to ‘Choose Whatcom’

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new website aims to make it easier for businesses to start, grow and relocate in Whatcom County. Choose Whatcom, launched last month, is a one-stop resource for new or veteran business owners. Choose Whatcom is a collaboration between more than a dozen local organizations, including the City [...]

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WWU’s Compass 2 Campus names new director

Anselmo Villanueva will now direct Western Washington University’s Compass 2 Campus, the award-winning mentoring program set up by Cydnie Shepard, after a nationwide search. Previously, he was a career director for more than 30 years, and has a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon, Eugene.

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Semiahmoo to celebrate Fourth of July

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa in Blaine will host a series events for Canada Day and Independence Day from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4. They include live music on the beach, a July 4 barbecue, bonfires with s’mores and movies nights. For non-guests, tickets cost $25.95. For children under 12, it costs $13.95.

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Local business owner elected president of Toastmasters

Curt Remington, owner of Bellingham-based Remington Appraisals and Shuksan Web, was elected president of the Toastmasters for District 2. The district ranges from the north of Seattle to the Canadian border. The club focuses on creating for business professionals to learn public speaking and gain confidence. In addition, The Bellingham Toastmasters Club won the 2014-15 [...]

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Housewares store to move into former Fairhaven Pharmacy

Housewares store to move into former Fairhaven Pharmacy

A new store is going to fill the space that once housed a Bellingham icon, the Fairhaven Pharmacy. Scott Ward and Cameron Vail are moving their home goods store Current and Furbish from Seattle to Bellingham. “Fairhaven is like the little enclave we’ve been looking for,” Ward said. They had often talked about relocating to [...]

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NW Innovation Resource Center’s new project aims to help inventors

NW Innovation Resource Center’s new project aims to help inventors

By Jim Davis The Herald Business Journal It’s a start-up to help start-ups. The nonprofit NW Innovation Resource Center is creating a new venture called Slingshot-NW to help inventors and entrepreneurs market whatever they dream up. Inventors are often “garage geeky guys and girls” who want to make things, but don’t have the desire or experience [...]

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Checking on rentals: Inspections to start this month for residential properties

Checking on rentals: Inspections to start this month for residential properties

​​By Kate Galambos and Daniel Roth For The Bellingham Business Journal Erik Martin and his three roommates knew the house they rented wasn’t in pristine condition, but they never expected it to start bleeding. Martin, a Western Washington University student, and his three roommates live in a house on State Street. Not long after they moved [...]

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Bellingham’s Community Food Co-op gets an EPA nod for its green power use

Bellingham’s Community Food Co-op gets an EPA nod for its green power use

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Buying renewable energy certificates helped put the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham on a national list with names like Starbuck and Walmart. The co-op made the Environment Protection Agency’s list of the top the 30 retail stores in the country for using the most green power. The list ranks [...]

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Woods Coffee opens new roastery

Woods Coffee opens new roastery

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal The microbrewery crowd — used to sipping beverages at tables flanked by towering metal silos and pipes — should feel right at home at The Woods Coffee’s new roastery, which opened last month at its shop on Lakeway Drive. The roastery and an attached cafe has its own La Marzocco [...]

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