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Don’t dismiss what could be the next big idea at your company

Don’t dismiss what could be the next big idea at your company

By Mike Cook For The Bellingham Business Journal “The iPhone is nothing more than a luxury bauble that will appeal to a few gadget freaks. In terms of its impact on the industry, the iPhone is less relevant.” —Matthew Lynn, Bloomberg News, January 14, 2007 Few of us have ever missed hitting the barn by [...]

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Bone appetit: Chef opens new broth manufacturing plant in Bellingham

Bone appetit: Chef opens new broth manufacturing plant in Bellingham

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s hard for restaurants to come by good broth to put in their dishes. But a new Bellingham company is looking to change that. Gabriel Claycamp knows the struggle. He’s been a chef for more than 15 years, and he started Cauldron Broths in Bellingham in October, making [...]

Data, Public Records

Building permits, Dec. 26-Jan. 6

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 221 West Holly St., $60,000 for Camber – tenant improvement: interior work for new coffee shop. Contractor: Chuckanut Builders LLC. Permit no.: BLD2016-1202. Dec. 27. 3815 Bakerview Spur 4, [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

Security Solutions Northwest opens new locksmithing location

Security Solutions Northwest has brought back its Bellingham Lock and Safe name and moved its locksmithing services across the street to Keystone Plaza at 1705 North State St. Bellingham Lock and Safe was the original name of the company, which began in 1904. The company hired general manager Daniel Ford to grow the division and [...]

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Local car dealerships thriving amid record sales, steady growth

Local car dealerships thriving amid record sales, steady growth

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After a record-setting year last year, the car sales industry is still on an upswing. Car sales reached a 15-year high nationally in 2015, according to the Wall Street Journal, as a recovering economy, cheap gas and low interest rates sent Americans out to car lots in droves [...]

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Local firm brings new meaning to ‘family law’

Local firm brings new meaning to ‘family law’

By Jim Davis The Herald Business Journal Thomas Neeleman took his daughter to work. She stayed. And she wasn’t the only one. The bankruptcy lawyer has hired on all four of his working age children to his practice, one as a partner, two as associates and another as his head paralegal, working in offices in [...]

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The Vancouver effect: What foreign real estate buyers in Seattle mean for Bellingham

The Vancouver effect: What foreign real estate buyers in Seattle mean for Bellingham

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Over the past few years, home prices have skyrocketed around Vancouver, B.C., in part because of a large number of foreign buyers. Now the city and the province have instituted measures to tamp down foreign demand. Real estate experts say that will likely prod more foreign buyers to [...]

Contents, Features, New Business

Shop brings teas from around world to Bellingham

Shop brings teas from around world to Bellingham

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Washington may be famous for its coffee, but now in Bellingham there’s a place for tea enthusiasts to grab a drink. Kuros Zahedi and his wife Sandra Loeffelmann started Saku Tea this spring. It’s a tea shop serving and selling fine teas from around the world. “We try [...]

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Building Bellingham’s future: Meet the top seven young professionals working hard and doing good in Whatcom County

Building Bellingham’s future: Meet the top seven young professionals working hard and doing good in Whatcom County

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal They are the future of business in Bellingham. They include an insurance broker, nonprofit directors, a radio personality and a graphic designer. They are the top seven young professionals in Whatcom County for this year. Each was chosen as the winner of the new Top 7 Under 40 [...]

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