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Mayor Kelli Linville announces City Center Awards

Mayor Kelli Linville announces City Center Awards

Three businesses were honored with the mayor’s third annual City Center Award at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building on July 25. The winners included the Cascade Laundry Building, Pickford Film Center and Black Sheep. The general criteria for the award are actions, on the behalf of businesses and organizations, that improve the quality of life [...]

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Sanitary Services Company gains new general manager

Sanitary Services Company gains new general manager

Ted Carlsonhas been the directorof Bellingham’s Public Works since 2009 but will start his new role as general manager for Sanitary Services Company on August 15. For 30 years Carlson has been in Public Works and began as a maintenance worker before he advanced to become superintendent at Lake Forest Park, WA. “I am very [...]

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AbiliTrek launches its Accessibility Certification Program

AbiliTrek launches its Accessibility Certification Program

The new certification program launched on July 2, 2019, and promotes disability accessibility to be incorporated into good business practice. The ACP has been designed as an accessibility indicator to express where it is and is not accessible to the disability community and promote the existing disability allies within our community. Certification is backed with [...]

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Outwit the Bad Guys with a Strategy to Prevent Fraud

By Randy Fredlund High-profile data security breaches, such as Equifax and more recently Capital One, serve as good reminders about the vulnerability of our personal information online. Unfortunately, small businesses are a prime target and, therefore, must be especially vigilant. According to Juniper Research, a leading digital market- research firm, small businesses make up to [...]

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Local firms provide Lions Camp Horizon with 3,300 volunteer hours

Local firms provide Lions Camp Horizon with 3,300 volunteer hours

Whatcom County businesses and volunteers recently stepped up to help prepare Lions Camp Horizon for their 2019 summer season. Operating in their 45th season, Lions Camp Horizon is a local 501 (c)(3) non-profit that provides recreational opportunities for those with physical and developmental disabilities. The camp was officially started in 1974, after the Lynden Jaycees [...]

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Earthworks Tree Service lays down roots for growth

Earthworks Tree Service lays down roots for growth

Deep in the forest of Sudden Valley, strapped to the top of a rotten hemlock tree, hundreds of feet above the ground, Dominic Yoxtheimer yanks the start cord of small chainsaw attached to his waist. He uses the chainsaw to begin trimming large branches that drop to his crew members on the ground below. “Every [...]

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Cannabis sales growth continues in Whatcom County

Cannabis sales growth continues in Whatcom County

The multi-million-dollar cannabis industry continues to evolve in Whatcom County and its impacting the local economy. Since it was legalized five years ago, recreational cannabis sales have soared and dozens of shops have opened across the county. Whatcom County now has 79 producers/processors and 26 licensed retail stores, according to 502data.com. The increase in shops [...]

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WCC to offer BAS degree in business administration

WCC to offer BAS degree in business administration

Whatcom Community College is planning to offer a new, online, bachelor of applied science degree in applied business management. The degree was recently approved by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and is pending approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The new BAS degree is expected to open for enrollment [...]

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Bellingham solar panel companies begin to unlock commercial market

Bellingham solar panel companies begin to unlock commercial market

Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, visited Silfab Solar Inc. in Bellingham on July 17, 2019. During his speech, he highlighted the advancement of clean energy jobs in the state and the celebrated expansion of Silfab Solar. The governor’s visit comes just months after the Washington State Senate approved SB 5116, requiring all electric utilities to [...]

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