By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After making it big in the movie theater business in Seattle, then the wine business in Whatcom County, Randy Finley is ready to retire. Finley has owned and operated Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery with his wife Patricia Clark-Finley for more than 25 years. Now it’s up for sale. Finley [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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