Dig it: WWU Carver Gym renovation underway; will employ 200

Filed on 06. Aug, 2015 in Features, News

Dig it: WWU Carver Gym renovation underway; will employ 200

As chair of the largest and fastest growing academic department at Western Washington University, LeaAnn Martin had to deal with some facilities challenges. The Physical Education, Health and Recreation department that she led from 2004 to 2008 is housed in the Carver Academic Facility, which was built in 1936 and is the building that is [...]

Lack of pot growing space could make $1.2 mil purchase pay off for B.C. company

Filed on 04. Aug, 2015 in Features, New Business

Lack of pot growing space could make $1.2 mil purchase pay off for B.C. company

Want to invest in legal marijuana in Washington state? Better be a resident. A three-month residency requirement in Washington state for all involved in marijuana businesses, including investors, has frustrated some business owners and potential financiers. That requirement makes cross-state and cross-border business and investment almost impossible, but there’s at least one way that out-of-state [...]

Bellingham Pinball Collective: repair wizards own and maintain local machines

Filed on 30. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

Bellingham Pinball Collective: repair wizards own and maintain local machines

Heather Seevers’ income depends partly on unsticky flippers, bumpers with fresh rubber and coin slots that don’t jam. She owns and maintains pinball machines parked in Bellingham hangouts. If their parts don’t work, Seevers, a self-described nerd with a strong opinion on the best comic book shop in town, doesn’t collect her paycheck from their [...]

Boeing Chairman says without Ex-Im Bank, Boeing work could move overseas

Filed on 30. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

By Dan Catchpole Everett Herald Writer Boeing Co. Chairman Jim McNerney rattled his saber again Wednesday, suggesting the airplane maker would ship work overseas if Congress does not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Speaking at the Economic Club of Washington, he said that Boeing is considering moving “key pieces” of the company to countries that offer export [...]

Misty Mountains Realty bought by national firm

Filed on 26. Jul, 2015 in Features, New Business, News

Misty Mountains Realty bought by national firm

Weichert Realtors, a national network of real estate franchises, bought Misty Mountains Realty, which had offices in Bellingham and Maple Falls and has been operating for more than 25 years. The new Weichert offices will be led by former Misty Mountains Realty owner Bret Van Lant, along with branch manager Jack Hovenier and broker Tyrel [...]

Boeing begins low-rate production on tanker

Filed on 22. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

Boeing begins low-rate production on tanker

By Dan Catchpole Everett Herald Writer Boeing has started low-rate initial production on the KC-46 tanker, which is still in development. The first two production planes are in the company’s Everett plant, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Wednesday during a conference call with stock analysts and reporters. The company posted strong earnings for the second quarter [...]

Deming company cries foul on Snohomish PUD turbine contract

Filed on 21. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

By Dan Catchpole Everett Herald Writer EVERETT — A hydroelectric systems company near Bellingham says the Snohomish County Public Utility District improperly skewed its bid to build two turbines, which tipped the contract to a British competitor. The district manipulated Canyon Hydro’s bid, adding $1 million in cost, for reasons that don’t hold up to [...]

Vendors sought for new Commercial Street Night Market

Filed on 20. Jul, 2015 in Business Briefs, Events, Features, News

Vendors sought for new Commercial Street Night Market

Sustainable Connections is seeking vendor applications for a new night market to be held at on Fridays at the Commercial Street Plaza from Sept. 4 to Oct. 2. Market organizers plan to have 20 unique vendors in the hidden plaza next to the parking garage at 1300 Commercial St., as well as live music or [...]

How Rick Steves’ Europe is handling a growing business

Filed on 17. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

How Rick Steves’ Europe is handling a growing business

By Jim Davis Everett Herald Business Journal Editor EDMONDS — If you need an example of the reach of Rick Steves, you can find it in a shop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. That’s where Craig Davidson saw firsthand the goodwill that Steves has generated over a career as a guidebook author and TV [...]

Could coal terminal be net negative for local economy?

Filed on 15. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

Could coal terminal be net negative for local economy?

The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would add hundreds of jobs to the county, but will it hurt some industries? And could it already be slowing the local economy and affecting real estate prices along the railway? A recent study on the proposed terminal raises those questions. The study, by the PFM Group of Philadelphia, focused [...]

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