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Director of Bellingham nonprofit re-appointed to state council

Moonwater, the executive director of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center has been re-appointed to serve on the Secretary of State’s Charities Advisory Council. The advisory council was created to advise the secretary in determining training and educational needs of charitable organizations. Council members are appointed by the Secretary of State and represent a broad range [...]

Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Local manufacturer donates more than $2,000 in toys and books to Seattle Children’s Hospital

Bellingham manufacturer Trayvax donated more than $2,000 in toys and books to the Seattle Children’s Hospital over the holiday season. The wallet and outdoor gear manufacturer beat its previous donation by $500. This year Trayvax enlisted the help of neighboring business McEvoy Oil, which donated $1,000, and Signs Plus, which brought an assortment of wrapped [...]

Data, Public Records

Building Permits, Jan. 8-Jan. 12

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 1323 11th St., $10,500 for new tavern in (E) suite – Melvin Brewing. Contractor: Bay City Construction Company. Permit no.: BLD2017-0018. Jan. 8. 2901 Squalicum Parkway, $3,200,000 for remodel [...]

Data, Public Records

Liquor and Marijuana licenses, Dec. 18-Jan. 19

Records include license activity in Whatcom County. They are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, online at www.liq.wa.gov. Applied Rumors Cabaret, Wayne Joseph Miller, applied to add/change class/in lieu of on a nightclub license at 1119 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. License no.: 080743. Dec. 27. Breeze Trees LLC, applied to change location on [...]

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Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A long-time Whatcom County company is stepping in a new direction. In November, shoe insole company Superfeet Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Ferndale, announced two new major product lines. It’s a continuation of the company’s recent expansion beyond insoles. The first new product line, Me3D Recover, is a recovery [...]

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‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Local families experiencing homelessness are getting a roof over their heads this winter, with some help from a nonprofit, a property manager and one of Bellingham’s most famous residents. In November, actor and Bellingham resident Misha Collins sent out a message over his social media channels, urging his [...]

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Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new Bellingham growler shop is using the latest technology to deliver the freshest possible beer. Growler’s Keep opened in October at 436 West Bakerview Road, Suite 111, in Bakerview Square in Bellingham. Sandy Petersen was inspired to open Growler’s Keep when he frequented The Growler Station in [...]

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Blaine print and mailing company expands to digital labels

Blaine print and mailing company expands to digital labels

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A longtime Blaine mailing company has started a new division, and hopes to take advantage of a growing print industry: labels. In September, AMS Print and Mail Specialists made the investment into the digital technology, and started up a brand new labeling division. New digital label printers offer [...]

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Get ready for new sick leave law, wage hike coming in 2018

Get ready for new sick leave law, wage hike coming in 2018

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new year, a new wage hike. On Jan. 1, the next phase of the Washington minimum wage law goes into effect. Employers will now have to pay workers at least $11.50 per hour, as well as provide paid sick leave. The new minimum wage is a 50-cent [...]

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