Businesses can’t afford to ignore social media

Filed on 19. Feb, 2010 in Contributors

By Debbye Omlie, communications manager for the Center of Economic Vitality It isn’t business as usual. There has been a major power shift and  it isn’t going away. Your customers have more power than just their buying dollars thanks to the Internet and social media networking tools. In its most basic form, social media can [...]

COB, SConnect working on green building incentives

Filed on 17. Dec, 2009 in Contributors

COB, SConnect working on green building incentives

By Nick Hartrich, Green Building and Smart Growth program manager for Sustainable Connections The city of Bellingham – a community praised for its successes as a leader in sustainability – was recently recognized as the No. 1 Smartest Small City in the Nation by the National Resources Defense Council for our achievements in green space, [...]

Give back on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 13

Filed on 12. Nov, 2009 in Contributors

Give back on National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 13

By Stephanie Bowers, WWU Western Washington University’s vice president for advancement and member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals  – Washington As our national time of thanks draws near, we’re calling on the community to step up to help the non-profit sector. With the challenges of this economic climate, it is more important now than [...]

NWEcon supports foothills broadband project

Filed on 05. Nov, 2009 in Contributors

NWEcon supports foothills broadband project

By Nancy Jordan, executive director of the Northwest Economic Council — Whatcom County Land lines and dial-up internet access have quickly become mere recollections as we’ve grown accustomed to the use of cell phones and high-speed internet access. What many have come to take for granted has yet to become a reality for more than [...]

Supports Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 26. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

The sound management of urban growth is the greatest responsibility we entrust to our local elected officials. If mismanaged, excessive growth turns into ugly and resource tapping sprawl. Alternatively, weak growth is bad for business and leads to missed economic opportunities. Ken Mann has found the happy medium to these two extremes. Time and again, [...]

Supports Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 23. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

I am writing in regard to the upcoming election in Whatcom County. Specifically, I am writing to endorse Ken Mann for a seat on the County Council. In our lives we all have a person we turn to first for things such as financial advice or help with a home repair. When I need information [...]

Supports Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 22. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

Last weekend my friend and I borrowed his girlfriend’s car to do a bit of local exploration: Whatcom County style.  We headed out through Nooksack and onto South Pass Road, stuffed $2 into can in trade for a bag local hazelnuts, toddled around Silver Lake and completed our journey with a pint at the North [...]

Supports Ken Mann for Whatcom County Council

Filed on 21. Oct, 2009 in Contributors

I just received my Local Voters’ Pamphlet in the mail and realized what an easy choice it will be to vote for Ken Mann for County Council.  In the Voters’ Pamphlet, Mann’s opponent, Mary Beth Teigrob, lists her “significant career experience” has having been a bookkeeper for her and her husband’s business and running a [...]

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 [...]

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