Community and local farms connect at CSA fair

Filed on 14. Mar, 2016 in Business Briefs, Events

On March 26, Sustainable Connections is holding a community supported agriculture fair at Boundary Bay’s beer garden from 2-4 p.m. Attendees can enjoy live music while learning about Whatcom and Skagit county farms that will be offering CSA programs this year.Consumers can buy a CSA membership from a farm at the beginning of the season, [...]

Albertsons in talks to purchase remaining Haggen stores

Filed on 10. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

The Herald Business Journal Albertsons is in talks to purchase the remaining 30-plus Haggen grocery stores in Washington and Oregon, according to multiple reports. An auction hearing scheduled for Friday has been postponed until March 18 in paperwork filed Wednesday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The Federal Trade Commission has approved the potential acquisition of the stores and Albertsons [...]

Chamber of Commerce to hold networking breakfast tomorrow

Filed on 10. Mar, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce is holding its monthly networking breakfast tomorrow, March 11 at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave., Bellingham from 7:15-9 a.m. Click here to register online or call the chamber at 360-734-1330 to RSVP. RSVP by 2 p.m. today to pay $14 to get in, or pay $18 at the door. The breakfast [...]

Bellingham Albertsons to close by May 7

Filed on 08. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

Albertsons plans to close its store at 1650 Birchwood Ave. in Bellingham, according to Sara Osborne, a spokesperson for the company. The store is scheduled to shut its doors by May 7. The store has 65 workers, Osborne said in an email. UFCW 21, a union that represents grocery store workers, worked out an agreement [...]

Be careful about imposing trade sanctions

Filed on 08. Mar, 2016 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Be careful about imposing trade sanctions

By Don C. Brunell On March 1, the Wall Street Journal carried a sobering editorial that ought to force us to look behind the toxic presidential campaign rhetoric and ask two very important questions about how we position our nation to compete internationally. First, what really happens when our leaders impose punishing trade sanctions? Second, [...]

Walmart to raise wages to $10

Filed on 08. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

Walmart will give 275 workers at the Bellingham store pay raises later this week. The retail giant is increasing most of its associates’ pay to $10 an hour starting with the March 10 paycheck. It’s part of a two-year effort for the company to increase wages and training for its workers across the country. The goal [...]

Home prices up in Whatcom County, statewide

Filed on 07. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

BBJ Staff With spring coming soon — and hopefully sunnier weather along with it — more people will be out in neighborhoods checking out open houses. Odds are, they’ll be seeing higher price tags on those houses. In February Whatcom County home sellers saw higher prices for their homes than they did a year ago, [...]

Sustainable salmon nonprofit to celebrate 25th anniversary

Filed on 07. Mar, 2016 in Contents, Events, Nonprofit Notes

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association will host its annual community celebration on March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at The Bellingham Cruise/Ferry Terminal at 335 Harris Ave. in Bellingham. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments and appetizers will be served. The event will celebrate the association’s 25 years of working to restore [...]

Bellingham cartoonist makes a living in a dying art

Filed on 07. Mar, 2016 in Contents

Bellingham cartoonist makes a living in a dying art

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Despite the success he’s found in it, drawing cartoons and illustrating was not George Jartos’ first choice. “I was doing sculpture,” he said. “But I knew I could never make a living at it.” Before he went into semi-retirement, Jartos was a prolific cartoonist and illustrator. His work [...]

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