A successful business with no help? There is no such thing.

Filed on 03. Jul, 2018 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

By Mike Cook For The Bellingham Business Journal One of the things about the business culture in the U.S. that has bothered me for years is what is probably best called “the cult of personality” or the “legend of the self-made whatever.” Books abound that speak to the philosophy of so-and-so, the habits of the [...]

Majority stake in Bellingham Cold Storage to sell to Seattle corporation

Filed on 02. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, News

The Seattle-based Joshua Green Corporation has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Bellingham Cold Storage, according to an announcement released May 29. Bellingham Cold Storage has been owned by the Talbot family since it started on the Bellingham waterfront in 1946. After the sale, The Joshua Green Corporation will own a majority stake in [...]

Building Permits, June 18-22

Filed on 29. Jun, 2018 in Data, Public Records

Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Applied 230 36th St., $101,400 for tenant improvement for bakery – Insomnia Cookies. Contractor: TBD. Permit no.: BLD2018-057. June 18. 1717 McKenzie Ave., $30,250 for interior remodel – Saviours Lutheran [...]

Bellingham Technical College to offer construction certificate amid worker shortage

Filed on 27. Jun, 2018 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann Bellingham Technical College and the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County have teamed up to try to do something about the shortage of workers in the skilled trades. This summer the college will teach a certificate course for anyone interested in joining the construction industry. “We’re finding that hard here in Whatcom [...]

Five tips for staying on top of cybersecurity at your business

Filed on 26. Jun, 2018 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Five tips for staying on top of cybersecurity at your business

By Jim Ostendorff  For The Bellingham Business Journal Nearly three years ago, I started a cybersecurity program at Peoples Bank. The bank was looking to take its security measures to the next level, and I jumped at the chance to lead this effort — even though, I must admit, it was a daunting assignment at the [...]

Building permits, May 28-June 1

Filed on 22. Jun, 2018 in Data, Public Records

Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Applied 4056 Meridian St., $67,744 for roof recover: O’Reilly Auto Parts. Contractor: LeAnn Sweeney. Permit no.: BLD2018-0493. May 29. 2121 Humboldt St., $419,437.50 for manufacturing facility – Sunnyland Studio LLC. [...]

Building permits, June 11-15

Filed on 22. Jun, 2018 in Data, Public Records

Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Applied $272,588.57 for new single-family residence with attached garage – Skeers. Historical owner: Yew Street Terrace LLC. Contractor: Skeers Const. Inc. Permit no.: BLD2018-0539. June 11. 3000 Northwest Ave., $15,000 [...]

Medical imaging center opens in Bellingham

Filed on 21. Jun, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, New Business

Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging is now open at 1344 King St., Suite 101, Bellingham. The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 13. An open house, which will include tours of the imaging center, will be held later this summer. The new outpatient center offers services including CT, MRI, ultrasound, x-ray [...]

New broker joins RE/MAX Whatcom County

Filed on 21. Jun, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

RE/MAX Whatcom County has welcomed Kristin Clarkman to its Lakeway office. Clarkman will be joining the Rick Moore team. Clarkman has recently relocated to Whatcom County from her home state of Pennsylvania. Previously, she worked for 10 years as a broadcast meteorologist in TV markets from Pennsylvania to Minnesota. Clarkman can be reached at 360-603-2200 [...]

New broker joins Muljat Group

Filed on 21. Jun, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Kyle Martin recently joined Muljat Group Realtors at its Bellingham office. Martin’s family ties in Whatcom County date back to the 19th century. His great grandfather, Adrian W. Yorkston, started in 1939 a company that would become Yorkston Oil, a local family-owned company that survives to this day. Martin is a graduate of Western Washington [...]

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