United Way of Washington and Oregon form regional group

Filed on 16. Dec, 2014 in Contents

By Julie Muhlstein Everett Herald writer They’re not legally married yet, but United Way associations in Washington and Oregon are pairing up in an effort to do more for their communities. Peter Thiesen, president of United Way of Whatcom County, will be the new organization’s treasurer. The leader of United Way of Snohomish County will [...]

Handmade lingerie designer goes from Etsy to a Fairhaven boutique

Filed on 15. Dec, 2014 in Contents, Features, New Business

Handmade lingerie designer goes from Etsy to a Fairhaven boutique

By Jeanne Klobnak-Ball For the Bellingham Business Journal What began in 2007 as perhaps the first handmade lingerie shop on Etsy grew into a brick and mortar design studio and retail boutique last September. Located in Fairhaven’s turn-of-the-century Sycamore Square building, Sandmaiden loungewear reveals owner and designer Amanda Boyd’s talent for creating distinctive feminine attire [...]

WWU offering editing, social media, and wordpress courses this winter

Filed on 15. Dec, 2014 in Events

Western Washington University’s Extended Education program is offering courses this winter ideal for anyone who wants to publish online. Courses include Editing Visual Components, Grammar for Editors, Social Media: Building Community, and Web Design and Development: Level II – Introduction to WordPress. The courses are open to students, staff, faculty and community members. They are [...]

Make.Shift is tuning a community radio station and training a new executive director

Filed on 09. Dec, 2014 in Contents, Features, News, Nonprofit Notes

Make.Shift is tuning a community radio station and training a new executive director

By Elana Pidgeon For the Bellingham Business Journal In the basement of a building on Flora Street, a band sets up on a low stage as people file down the stairs and into the dimly lit space. The singer taps the mic. Some of the crowd moves closer to the front; others hang back on [...]

Squashing engagement: the cost of seeing limits rather than possibility | Cook

Filed on 09. Dec, 2014 in Contents

Squashing engagement: the cost of seeing limits rather than possibility | Cook

By Mike Cook Contributing writer “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, 01/14/2007 Few of us have ever missed the mark by as much as Matthew Lynn [...]

Federal tax liens and business bankruptcies, 10/21 to 11/18

Filed on 08. Dec, 2014 in Data, Public Records

Liens of $5,000 or more issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Listings include business name, lien amount, document number and  filing date. Records are obtained from the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.  Federal tax liens Parkway Chevron LLC, $18,050.84, 2141002667, 10/27/14. Gregory Koch, $17,453.75, 2141002668, 10/27/14. Downtown Bobs LLC, $14,904.92, 214002669, 10/27/14. Babes Place Inc, $15,433.12, [...]

Using email marketing as an “owned” platform

Filed on 04. Dec, 2014 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Using email marketing as an “owned” platform

By Patti Rowlson Contributing writer Experts have predicted that 2015 may be a good year for businesses to ramp up the use of “owned marketing platforms,” especially if Facebook has been their main marketing tool in recent years. That prediction has small business owners and marketing professionals wondering if, when and how they should increase [...]

Is your buy/sell agreement up to date? | guest column

Filed on 28. Nov, 2014 in Contents

Is your buy/sell agreement up to date? | guest column

By Jennifer Ortmeyer For The Bellingham Business Journal Owners of privately held small businesses in Whatcom County have plenty to worry about—employees, office space, equipment, taxes, you name it. But something that partners in most businesses put in place in an organization’s start-up phase—a buy/sell agreement—should be on their short list of items to periodically [...]

Avoid malware during the holidays | Contributor

Filed on 25. Nov, 2014 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Avoid malware during the holidays | Contributor

By Mike Sullivan Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal  Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue to be huge shopping spectacles. Brick and mortar stores are now opening on Thanksgiving Day, and Cyber Monday deals are extending through the following week. As these holiday shopping deals begin to appear, more and more people are shopping online. [...]

SSK Insurance is matching turkey donations

Filed on 24. Nov, 2014 in Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance’s third-annual turkey drive is seeking to help more than 200 local families this holiday season. Through December 12, SSK Insurance, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, is matching contributions of $15 for each turkey donated, up to the first 100 turkeys. The turkeys will be distributed to families in need by [...]

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