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My Trafficman’s American road trip: The Happiest Smiles of America

My Trafficman’s American road trip: The Happiest Smiles of America

By Ziad Youssef  When I set out on the road, I look forward to the adventure and feel like a child exploring a playground for the first time. Every encounter is ripe with a new friendship or an interesting story from someone’s life experience. This summer, my wife and I packed our luggage, two dogs [...]

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New end-of-life event planning business opens in Bellingham

New end-of-life event planning business opens in Bellingham

Epic Memorials, owned by Sandi Heinrich, is a full-service event production business that specializes in unique end-of-life celebrations. Recently opened in Bellingham, Heinrich offers clients help with the stressful details of planning an end of life celebration. By focusing on sensitive, fully personalized service committed to green business practices, Epic Memorials intends to be a [...]

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Winners of the 2019 Top 7 Under 40 announced

Winners of the 2019 Top 7 Under 40 announced

These seven individuals represent the future of business in Bellingham. The finalists of the 2019 Top 7 Under 40 have been selected. For the fourth year community members nominated business and community leaders. A selection committee comprised of representatives from The Bellingham Business Journal, Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, Western Washington University Alumni Association, Peace [...]

Business Toolkit, Contributors

Three unique uses for SBA loans

Three unique uses for SBA loans

By Sarah Chambers The SBA is every entrepreneurs’ best friend. Or, at least, it should be. It is a shame that the agency does not receive more attention than it does. Founded in the 50’s by Congress and signed into existence by President Eisenhower, the SBA exists to give the American business owner the leg [...]

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Best value colleges in Whatcom County

Best value colleges in Whatcom County

Higher education has the power to advance your skills, multiply career opportunities and increase net worth. However,investing in yourself and good college education has become an increasingly expensive endeavor. Luckily, colleges in Whatcom County offer students some of the best value education in the state. According to SmartAsset’s fifth annual best value colleges study, four [...]

Business Briefs, Contents

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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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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