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Opportunity Council announces date for Oktoberfest fundraiser

The Opportunity Council has announced the date for the annual Volunteer Center of Whatcom County Oktoberfest. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Bellingham Technical College at Settlemyer Hall. Ticket sales begin in August and will be found at www.whatcomvolunteer.org.

Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Bellingham Chamber adds new board member

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced that it has added Chris Roselli to its board of directors. Roselli serves as the director of Western Washington University’s Front Door to Discovery. In his spare time, he volunteers as a coach for the Boys and Girls Club. Roselli came to Bellingham in 1995 to study [...]

Business Toolkit, Contributors

When companies forget where their income comes from

When companies forget where their income comes from

By Mike Cook For The Bellingham Business Journal Nothing earth shattering or mind bending in this week’s post, just a simple musing on some observations on the evolving business environment. The history of business is full of stories, too many stories, of products and ideas that someone, usually their creator, were certain would become the [...]

Data, Public Records

Building permits, July 10-14

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. July 10-14 Applied 635 Springside Lane, $217,642.17 for new single-family residence with attached garage – Caitac USA Corp Prop Mgmt. Historical owner: Larrabee Springs Inc. Contractor: AJW Builders LLC. Permit [...]

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The changing face, and business, of death: Meet the people working and building companies in the funeral industry

The changing face, and business, of death: Meet the people working and building companies in the funeral industry

Everyone will have to deal with it. No one wants to talk about it. Some people make their careers, build businesses and spend their professional lives dealing with death. When a person dies it’s a tragedy for that person’s loved ones. It’s also big money. In 2012 in the U.S, cemeteries, crematories and funeral homes [...]

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New Bellingham sticker shop gets noticed with bold branding

New Bellingham sticker shop gets noticed with bold branding

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal One of the major challenges of starting a new business is getting your name out there. A 3-foot tall, more than 30-foot long sign on the front of your business on a high-traffic road in Bellingham might do the trick. That’s what Carlos Olvera, 35, and Andrew Howard, [...]

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From simple to ornate, tap handles vie for beer drinkers’ eyes

From simple to ornate, tap handles vie for beer drinkers’ eyes

By Aaron Swaney For The Herald Business Journal Arlington’s Skookum Brewery uses a carved wooden bear claw. Bothell’s Decibel Brewing recycles old microphones. Everett’s Scuttlebutt features a mermaid, which to be fair, is far from beautiful. “The saying went if the mermaid started to look good then you’d had enough,” said Matt Stromberg, head brewer [...]

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Bellingham builder makes tiny houses with homey touches

Bellingham builder makes tiny houses with homey touches

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal One of the biggest trends in housing is actually very small. And a recent Bellingham transplant is hopping on. Shannon Black works out of a warehouse space in the Irongate neighborhood. His latest tiny house sits inside. From the outside, it almost looks finished, from the wood siding [...]

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Retail shakeup: Why some stores are going out of business, others are growing, and how malls can cope

Retail shakeup: Why some stores are going out of business, others are growing, and how malls can cope

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal If you walk into a mall today, you’ll likely see lots of change. That’s true at Bellis Fair Mall — depending on the day, you might see a large sign proudly proclaim that Dick’s Sporting Goods is now open, going-out-of business signs filling the windows at Rue 21, [...]

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