Friday, 18th April 2014

Whidbey Island Bank shareholders approve new merger

Filed on 16. Apr, 2014 in News

Whidbey Island Bank shareholders approve new merger

By The (Everett) Herald Business Journal Staff Shareholders for Washington Banking Co. overwhelmingly approved a merger Tuesday, April 15, with Heritage Financial Corp. Washington Banking is the parent company for Whidbey Island Bank. More than 97 percent of the shares voting at a special meeting in Oak Harbor were in favor of the merger, representing [...]

When you are the problem in your own business | Contributor

Filed on 15. Apr, 2014 in Contributors

When you are the problem in your own business | Contributor

By Mike Cook Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal Bringing about change in any organization or business is usually not an easy task. It is especially difficult when the leader of the organization is not able to imagine that they might be a part of the problem they are interested in solving. In my experience, [...]

Boeing ready to begin 777X work in Everett

Filed on 11. Apr, 2014 in News

Boeing ready to begin 777X work in Everett

By Dan Catchpole The (Everett) Daily Herald The Boeing Co.’s Paine Field site will buzz with activity next month when workers knock down old office buildings to make way for new carbon-fiber-composite manufacturing. Carbon-fiber technology — crucial to the future of big jetliner production — comes to Everett at a cost. Washington coughed up huge tax [...]

When online customers knock, is anyone there? | Contributor

Filed on 09. Apr, 2014 in Contributors

When online customers knock, is anyone there? | Contributor

By Patti Rowlson Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal Picture this: A potential customer hears about your product or service from their friend. They Google your business name, find your company’s website and like what they see. They click the “Contact Us” tab, add their name and email address to the form on the page [...]

Amplifying impact through nonprofit mergers | Opinion

Filed on 08. Apr, 2014 in Nonprofit Notes, Opinions

By Rachel Myers Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal Mergers and acquisitions are becoming much more prevalent as businesses do everything they can to be effective and efficient in their work. This is a trend happening not only in the business sector, but in the nonprofit sector, as well. A recent article by The Bridgespan [...]

Sterling, Umpqua banks receive approval on merger

Filed on 03. Apr, 2014 in Business Briefs

By The (Everett) Daily Herald Staff Umpqua Bank and Sterling Financial Corp. announced Tuesday, April 1, that they received the regulatory OK for their planned merger. The combined company will operate under the Umpqua Bank name and will have $22 billion in assets and nearly 400 locations across five states. It will be the largest [...]

Avoid excuses for keeping your underperformers | Contributor

Filed on 02. Apr, 2014 in Contributors

Avoid excuses for keeping your underperformers | Contributor

By Mike Cook Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal Last summer my son and his wife took on a major renovation project at their home in Portland. I observed the progress of the project in Anacortes, getting weekly progress reports, photos and so forth, as events unfolded. The project was pretty large, involving the entire [...]

Property owners face double financial hit after Oso mudslide

Filed on 31. Mar, 2014 in News

Property owners face double financial hit after Oso mudslide

By Jim Davis The (Everett) Herald Business Journal People who own property in the landslide area near Oso probably didn’t have insurance that protects against such a disaster — and, worse, they’re still on the hook for their mortgages. Standard homeowner and business policies specifically exclude damage caused by earth movement such as a landslide. [...]

Premera Blue Cross CEO to retire later this year

Filed on 24. Mar, 2014 in News

By The (Everett) Herald Business Journal Staff The CEO of Premera Blue Cross announced last week that he plans to retire this year. Gubby Barlow, who joined the insurance company in 1997, will stay until Sept. 30. He then will continue to work through the end of the year helping in the transition with his [...]

Can you keep playing when the game’s not fair? | Contributor

Filed on 18. Mar, 2014 in Contributors

Can you keep playing when the game’s not fair? | Contributor

By Mike Cook Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal As a manager, especially a manager of younger employees, one thing I encourage you to be on the lookout for are occasions that attack the confidence of the your less-experienced people. No doubt you can remember your own baptisms by fire, when in your earlier years [...]

Page 1 of 17612345...102030...Last »

Ad Search

  • Find ads by keyword.
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