Supports Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 20. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

I have known Ken Mann for several years and think Whatcom County is fortunate to have someone running for County Council who is willing to give so much positive energy toward solving community problems.  He brings an innate curiosity to the issues, allowing him to see both sides of a question.  This quality ultimately serves [...]

Support Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 19. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

A recent large donation to Ken Mann’s opponent prompts me to write in my endorsement for Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council. His opponent’s ‘Palin-esque’ routine (rhetoric?) and similar lack of experience has me worried about her knowledge of and experience dealing the range of issues currently facing Whatcom County. In contrast, Ken Mann has [...]

Supports Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 16. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

Vote for Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council. Ken has the experience to be a fair and effective Council Person. He has been on the County Planning Commission for many years so he has a deep understanding of the issues currently facing the County. Ken can hit the ground running. Ken is fiscally conservative and [...]

Supports Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 15. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

Ken Mann is one of my favorite people in Bellingham; he knows how to combine his intelligence, personal experience and friendly nature into one optimistic, energetic and welcoming being. Never before have I actually befriended a politician, or anyone interested in running for office for that matter, but Ken is different. Not only do his [...]

Supports predictable government for citizens

Filed on 14. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

The City of Bellingham & Whatcom County is at a crossroads and the citizens need to make a decision.  Do we want an economically healthy community that works for everyone, promotes property rights for everyone?  Do we want political leaders who look to build positive working relations with business, leisure activities and conserve the growth [...]

Supports Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 13. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

Whatcom County is a place in which most of us chose to live.  The beauty of the bay, the ruggedness of the mountains, the fertility of the farmland, the myriad recreational opportunities are all an undeniable draw.  Like me, Ken Mann has chosen to live here, but in addition, he has chosen to serve this [...]

The best business policy is customer service

Filed on 09. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

The best business policy is customer service

By Taimi Dunn Gorman, publicist and marketing consultant with Gorman Publicity Small courtesies can be far-reaching and long remembered. My August vacation was a four-day road trip with my best girlfriend from college. After teaching for 20-years in rainy, Juneau, Alaska, she had decided to move to Bend, Ore., where the sun shines 300 days [...]

Workforce services provide consulting, training

Filed on 16. Sep, 2009 in Contributors

Workforce services provide consulting, training

By Nancy Jordan,  executive director of the Northwest Economic Council Across the country, budget cuts, record layoffs and reduced profits have heightened the need for workforce services for both companies and workers. Now, perhaps more than ever, workers must bolster their skill sets or learn new skills in order to find work or make themselves [...]

Columnist: Get the I-9 house in order

Filed on 12. Aug, 2009 in Contributors

Columnist: Get the I-9 house in order

By Scott Railton, immigration attorney July 1 was a big day in the world of immigration work-site enforcement.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued Notices of I-9 Inspections on 652 businesses nationwide.  On this one day, ICE issued more audit notices than in the entire previous year.  Judging by this first volley, the I-9 [...]

Avoid unlicensed contractors

Filed on 03. Aug, 2009 in Contributors

Avoid unlicensed contractors

The Bellingham Business Journal In the world of business, it is extremely important that everyone play by the rules so that one person doesn’t get burned.  But unfortunately, the business world is full of people not interested in making sure things are fair. Nowhere is this more apparent than with unlicensed contractors. According to Elaine [...]

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