Saturday, 20th September 2014

Nonprofit housing group breaks ground

Filed on 18. Sep, 2014 in Contents

Kulshan Community Land Trust started construction on three homes that the company calls its most advanced homes yet. The three homes, on Lafayette Street in the Birchwood Neighborhood, are designed to be energy efficient with extra insulation, fiber-cement siding, and solar panels, according to a press release. The nonprofit organization aims to create affordable homes [...]

Women’s Professional Network hosts documentary screening

Filed on 18. Sep, 2014 in Contents, Events

The Women’s Professional Network is hosting a screening of a documentary called “The Empowerment Project” at 7 p.m., Oct. 1 at the Best Western Lakeway Inn. The documentary features ordinary women doing extraordinary things, including a mathematician, an astronaut, an architect, and Miss USA, according to a press release. The documentary’s filmmakers were tired of [...]

Indian fisheries panel elects new chair

Filed on 18. Sep, 2014 in Contents

Lorraine Loomis, a Swinomish tribal member and the Fidalgo Island tribe’s longtime fisheries manager, has been elected chairwoman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Loomis, 72, replaces the late Billy Frank Jr., who served as the commission’s chairman for more than 30 years. Loomis will fill the remainder of Frank’s term as chairwoman through May [...]

Free social media workshop for small businesses

Filed on 18. Sep, 2014 in Contents

Members of PR Consulting Inc. will teach a workshop for small businesses titled “Social Media Best Practices,” from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 30, at 2211 Rimland Drive in Bellingham. Local social media managers Patti Rowlson and Lindsey McGuirk of PR Consulting will teach how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram as [...]

Bellingham Explorer to host Halloween party

Filed on 17. Sep, 2014 in Contents, Events

Bellingham Explorer, an online-only magazine covering local entertainment and lifestyle, is hosting its first annual Halloween costume ball at the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. The costume ball will feature live music, a light show, and a costume contest with prizes for best couple’s costume, [...]

10th annual Tech Stomp celebrates local tech industry

Filed on 17. Sep, 2014 in Contents, Events

The Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington’s 10th annual Tech Stomp will celebrate the county’s technology industry and give scholarships to students at Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, and Northwest Indian College. The event is Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Academic Instructional Center building on [...]

The high cost of strict employee schedules | Mike Cook

Filed on 16. Sep, 2014 in Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors

The high cost of strict employee schedules | Mike Cook

By Mike Cook Courtesy to the Bellingham Business Journal What is the return on investment with employee engagement? The truth is there is no real return on employee engagement. Engagement is the return on doing the right things and higher levels of engagement correspond with higher levels of profitability. Here’s a test: let’s say you [...]

New State ferries leader will be agency’s first woman

Filed on 15. Sep, 2014 in Features, People On The Move

New State ferries leader will be agency’s first woman

By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald Writer OLYMPIA – Two months ago, Pierce Transit Chief Executive Officer Lynne Griffith announced she was retiring. Then Griffith heard from state Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson and others asking her to hold off and to apply to manage Washington State Ferries. She did, and Wednesday Peterson announced the hiring of Griffith as an [...]

Real estate agent named Innovator of the Year

Filed on 25. Jul, 2014 in Contents

Inman News selected Bellingham-based real estate agent Ben Kinney as their 2014 Innovator of the year. Earlier this month, Real Trends ranked Kinney 25th on their list of real estate agents with the most transactions in 2013. Inman news named Ben Kinney Innovator of the Year after he founded two startups, Brivity and Blossor. Brevity [...]

Time to polish up your public-speaking skills | Contributor

Filed on 03. Jun, 2014 in Contributors

Time to polish up your public-speaking skills | Contributor

By Patti Rowlson Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal “Hey, can you give a 45-minute presentation to our group next week?” That simple question can make otherwise poised and polished business professionals shake in their shoes. I can relate, because I have been one of those shoe-shakers. Does the thought speaking in front of a [...]

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