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High-paying jobs, minimum-wage jobs up in ’09

Filed on 05. May, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal While the state was shedding thousands of jobs in late 2008 and early 2009, high-paying and minimum-wage jobs, and the median wage all increased, according to a new report released May 3 by the state Employment Security Department. The median hourly wage increased to $20.80 per hour the first quarter of [...]

Business licenses 4/20 to 4/27/2010

Filed on 05. May, 2010 in New Business

The Bellingham Business Journal The Bellingham Circus Guild, 2107 Iron St.; Bellingham, WA 98225 Blaine Auto Glass; Ben S. Frank; 7537 Woolridge Ave.; Blaine, WA 98230 Diversified Electric Service; Michael T. Morgan; 23626 112th Place W.; Woodway, WA 98020 Five Guys Burgers & Fries; MJM 5G LLC; 1301 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 Gold [...]

The Fireside stirs up Bakerview Square

Filed on 03. May, 2010 in Contents

By Ryan Wynne It’s not the wine bar-bookstore combo Laurie Bartlett envisioned two years ago, but with its extensive wine-by-the-glass list and strikingly innovative martini menu, The Fireside Martini & Wine Bar could be a dream come true for locals looking to shake things up. The Fireside, which officially opened its doors May 1, is [...]

Washington fifth best for entrepreneurship, small business

Filed on 03. May, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal Washington state is tops among neighboring states and number five overall in the “Business Tax Index 2010: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business,” published April 28 by the nonprofit Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. Oregon is in the bottom 10 at number 43, and Idaho ranks [...]

Whatcom County bond rating improves

Filed on 29. Apr, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal Moody’s Investors Service reset Whatcom County’s Municipal Scale Rating to a Global Scale Rating, which boosted the county’s bond rating from A1 to Aa3. That means more favorable interest rates on bonds, should Whatcom County Council decide to issue any. Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen said this is good news for [...]

State budget hits home

Filed on 29. Apr, 2010 in Contents

State budget hits home

Local businesses assess effects of tax increases while state funded programs and organizations, such as Western Washington University, deal with another round of cuts.

New La Vie owner goes from building to baking

Filed on 27. Apr, 2010 in Contents

By Ryan Wynne In the past year, an average of 72,000 construction jobs have disappeared each month nationwide. That has led those in the industry across the nation to explore other options. Jeffrey Holtzman, an ex-general contractor from Southern California, said with general contracting business all but non-existent, he decided to go a very different [...]

Council gives builders a break

Filed on 27. Apr, 2010 in Contents

By Ryan Wynne After an hour-long conversation, including comments from the public, the Bellingham City Council voted 6-1 to grant a one-time, two year economic hardship extension for developers with city-issued land use approvals. The extension is intended to help developers and property owners who have had difficulty obtaining financing for projects due to tightened [...]

Western one of nation’s ‘greenest’ colleges

Filed on 23. Apr, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal Western Washington University was recently named to a pair of national green-college rankings based on its commitment to green building techniques, sustainability, and the use of alternative energy sources. The Princeton Review’s annual “Guide to Green Colleges,” published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, named Western as one of [...]

Media tour highlights Whatcom food and farming

Filed on 21. Apr, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism is hosting five regional travel writers April 21-24 to promote culinary attractions, restaurants and agri-tourism in Whatcom County. The writers and bloggers, from Edible Seattle magazine, Planet Eye Traveler website, Spokane Spokesman-Review, Washington Magazine and Seattle PI website, will be eating their way through Whatcom County for [...]

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