Stop making excuses for hanging on to bad employees

Filed on 09. Apr, 2019 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

By Mike Cook For The Bellingham Business Journal “Being a terrible employee doesn’t mean that you’re bad, lazy, or even unable to succeed professionally. You could be a bad culture fit for the company. Your disposition may not jibe with your boss’ style. Maybe you’re just in the wrong industry.” —Richard Feloni, Áine Cain and [...]

Eateries rush to adapt to increased costs, changing customer

Filed on 08. Apr, 2019 in Contents, Features

Eateries rush to adapt to increased costs, changing customer

By Emily Hamann One of Bellingham’s newest restaurants is also a bit of a blast from the past. Last month Kim Fox celebrated the grand opening of Grant’s Burgers in Bellingham. Grant’s is an old-fashioned burger shop with a seating area and a walk-up window. Everything, from the sliced tomatoes to the hand-scooped milkshakes, is [...]

Liquor and Marijuana Licenses, March 21-April 5

Filed on 05. Apr, 2019 in Data, Public Records

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 Evergreen Liquor Depot, LLC, Evergreen Liquor Depot, LLC, Dakshina Cherwoo, Rakwinder Singh, applied for a new beer/wine speciality shop, sls spirits retailer license at 1255 Barkley Blvd., Suite 107-110, Bellingham. License no.: 410042. [...]

Bellingham’s Leopold to become apartments, hotel

Filed on 05. Apr, 2019 in Contents, News

Bellingham’s Leopold to become apartments, hotel

By BBJ Staff The historic Leopold Hotel building in downtown Bellingham is turning into a hotel and apartments this summer. The Leopold Apartments will have 61 units and include studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, according to a press release. The 31-room Hotel Leo will share the building at 1224 Cornwall Ave. The apartments will be [...]

Building permits, March 25-29

Filed on 05. Apr, 2019 in Data, Public Records

Applied 3805 Bakerview Spur 101, $50,872 for interior remodel to (E) warehouse – Salisbury. Contractor: TBD. Owner 2: Mark Salisbury. Permit no.: BLD2019-0251. March 25. 1327 Railroad Ave., $24,000 for walk in cooler – Tactus LLC. Historical owner: Daylight Properties LLC. Contractor: Whatcom Refrigeration Inc. Permit no.: BLD2019-0254. March 26. 3930 Meridian St., $20,000 for [...]

Bellingham Office Depot to close

Filed on 03. Apr, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

By Emily Hamann Office Depot in Bellingham is closing. The store, located in the Cordata Center at 4297 Guide Meridian, was advertising a store closing sale on April 3. In an email, company communications specialist Shera Bishop confirmed that the store will shut its doors on May 18. This is part of a three-year strategic [...]

Bellingham Technical College to hold career program info sessions

Filed on 03. Apr, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

Those interested in pursuing their education or training for a new career are invited to learn more about Bellingham Technical College’s programs. BTC is offering a week of information systems on its programs and certificates on April 29-May 2. These events were previously set for February, but were rescheduled due to the weather. Each event [...]

Bellingham Ophthalmology practice to relocate

Filed on 02. Apr, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

A Bellingham ophthalmology practice is changing locations. Bellingham Bay Ophthalmology is moving to Barkley Village, from 1130 North Forest St., to 3125 Howe Place, Suite 101. The practice plans to be ready to see patients at the new office on May 28. It also plans on opening an optical shop in the summer. Bellingham Bay [...]

Bellingham pet funeral home awarded clean air award

Filed on 02. Apr, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Radiant Heart After-Care of Pets has been recognized for its clean air practices. The company was awarded a Partners for Clean Air Gold award from the Northwest Clean Air Agency. The award recognizes business in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties that demonstrate three consecutive years of compliance with air quality regulations, and employ clean air [...]

Bellingham wood finishing company receives award for environmental work

Filed on 01. Apr, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

A Bellingham paint and finishing company received recognition for its environmentally friendly products. Bellingham Professional Finishes earned a Platinum award from the Northwest Clean Air Agency. The company switched to environmentally safe, water-based products. Bellingham Professional Finishes specializes in wood finishes for higher-end custom homes. The company also does cabinet restoration and other work. The [...]

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