Study finds agriculture, forestry, fisheries major drivers of NW economy

Filed on 21. Jun, 2016 in Contents

Study finds agriculture, forestry, fisheries major drivers of NW economy

BBJ Staff More than 12 cents of every $1 generated and one job in 10 are attributed to the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries in the Northwest, according to a new study. The study was commissioned by Northwest Farm Credit Services and conducted by Oregon State University Extension Service Rural Studies Program and the University [...]

It’s never ‘just business’: business is now more personal than never

Filed on 21. Jun, 2016 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

It’s never ‘just business’: business is now more personal than never

By Mike Cook Special to The Bellingham Business Journal We’ve all heard it said, maybe it has been said to us, maybe we have been the one speaking the words. “Don’t take it personally, it’s just business!” Honestly, did the words ever seem true to you? I doubt it, unless of course it was you [...]

Lynden Chamber of Commerce hosts networking event June 30

Filed on 20. Jun, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

On Thursday, June 30, the Lynden Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m at Steakhouse 9 at Homestead Golf and Country Club. Tickets cost $14 at the door. Participants are encouraged to bring business cards and enter to win various door prizes. To reserve a spot, email events@lynden.org [...]

Mount Baker Winery for sale as owner looks toward retirement

Filed on 20. Jun, 2016 in Contents, Features, News

Mount Baker Winery for sale as owner looks toward retirement

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After making it big in the movie theater business in Seattle, then the wine business in Whatcom County, Randy Finley is ready to retire. Finley has owned and operated Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery with his wife Patricia Clark-Finley for more than 25 years. Now it’s up for sale. Finley [...]

Building permits for May 31-June 3

Filed on 17. Jun, 2016 in Data, Public Records

Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated value listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s permit center. Applied 521 Spring Vista Place, $196,426.02 for new single-family residence — Larrabee Springs. Contractor: AJW Builders LLC. Permit no.: BLD2016-0511. May 31. 525 Spring Vista Place, $199,120.77 for new single-family [...]

Chamber Golf Tournament held on August 26

Filed on 17. Jun, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

The Lummi Indian Business Council presents the 10th annual Chamber Golf Classic on August 26 at Shuksan Golf Club. Registration is now open. Early registration deals are available through July 15. The cost is $400 for a foursome and $120 for an individual. On July 16, prices go up to $500 for a foursome or [...]

WWU Trustees approve fee increase for expanded Ethnic Student Center

Filed on 17. Jun, 2016 in Business Briefs

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees approved a student fee increase to build an expansion of the Ethnic Student Center. The fee will be no more than $30 per quarter and start no earlier that fall 2017. The expansion will make the Ethnic Student Center more than five times bigger, and provide more visible [...]

State legislators to give state of the state update

Filed on 17. Jun, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

As part of its speaker series, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry presents its State of the State Legislative Update. Six state legislators representing the 40th and 42nd districts will on hand to provide updates on the committees they serve on and offer an overall review and forecast. They will also answer questions from [...]

Opportunity Northwest hires new partner

Filed on 16. Jun, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Chris Jacobs has joined Opportunity Northwest as a full partner. Jacobs brings experience in marketing, product innovation and business development. Opportunity Northwest now has four partners, and celebrates its first anniversary this month. The company provides corporate business services for expanding companies in or locating to the Pacific Northwest, and specializes in cross-border services for [...]

Dean of WWU education college to transition back to teaching

Filed on 16. Jun, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Dean of WWU education college to transition back to teaching

Francisco Rios will transition from dean of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University to faculty member in the Secondary Education Department. Rios has been dean of Woodring College since 2011, and will serve through the 2016-17 year. “I have decided to spend the last stage of my career as a professor in the [...]

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