New funding to help youth prepare for careers

Filed on 28. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs

A new round of funding will help thousands of youth across Washington prepare for meaningful, living-wage careers and the education opportunities necessary to attain them. The YouthWorks grants, totaling nearly $2.2 million, will provide internships and other work-based learning experiences for thousands of youth and help re-engage those who have dropped out or are at-risk [...]

New coalition to assist small businesses

Filed on 28. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

The U.S. Small Business Administration and a group of leading technology companies have announced the formation of the Small Business Technology Coalition, a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that will provide America’s small businesses a streamlined interface to connect to innovative technology platforms as well as digital education and enterprise training. More information on the Small Business [...]

Cost to own a car falls to six-year low

Filed on 28. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Due to falling gas prices, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to a six-year low of $8,558 according to AAA’s 2016 Your Driving Costs study. This year, a driver can expect to spend 57 cents for each mile driven, approximately $713 per month, to cover the fixed and variable costs [...]

Look inside one of the most expensive houses in Whatcom County

Filed on 27. Apr, 2016 in Contents, Features

Look inside one of the most expensive houses in Whatcom County

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Woodwork is everywhere on this 6-bedroom house that sits on the shore of Lake Whatcom. Last year, it sold for $2.1 million. That makes it the most expensive house sold in Whatcom County in 2015, of the listings that were recorded by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The house is [...]

Kodak, Xerox and Intel: How big, successful companies can falter

Filed on 26. Apr, 2016 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Kodak, Xerox and Intel: How big, successful companies can falter

By Mike Cook For the Bellingham Business Journal Why do once successful companies fail? This is a question that continues to plague management analysts with no reliable answers in sight, even when some of those very companies think they’ve found an answer. In 1999 then-CEO of Intel, Andy Grove, published what has become considered by [...]

Blue Skies for Children to distribute shoes

Filed on 21. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Bellingham-based nonprofit Blue Skies for Children started its Shoe Give program on April 18. Blue Skies will give up to five children per family, who are homeless, low-income or in foster care a brand new pair of shoes and socks. The program runs until May 26. To donate to the program or schedule an appointment, [...]

Western to host career fair

Filed on 21. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Events

Western Washington University is hosting a career fair on April 21.The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Viking Union Multi-purpose room. Admission is free and open to the public. Job seekers will have the chance to meet with a wide range of employers, including companies in the private sector, nonprofits [...]

Larson Gross CPAs & Consultants promotes partner

Filed on 21. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Certified public accountant Todd Burgers was promoted to partner and joined the ownership team at Larson Gross CPAs & Consultants, effective Jan. 1. Burgers has been with the firm since 2004 and leads the firm’s agribusiness practice. Larson Gross has 90 team members and offices in Bellingham, Lynden and Burlington. It is the largest locally [...]

Bellingham Music gets new owners

Filed on 20. Apr, 2016 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham Music and the accompanying Bellingham Academy of Music have changed ownership. Rob and Stephanie Peterka bought the store and its music school from Ron Rondello, who opened the store in 1983 and will now retire. “We are excited to take the torch,” Rob Peterka said. Their son [...]

Asst. Attorney General Tsering Cornell appointed to state corporations and charities division

Filed on 19. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes, People On The Move

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has appointed Assistant Attorney General Tsering Cornell the director of the Washington State Division of Corporations & Charities. Cornell succeeds Pam Floyd, a 15-year veteran of the Office of Secretary of State, who is retiring. Cornell has been the Assistant Attorney General for the office and has worked closely with [...]

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