The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center recently brought on five new board members. Christian Christensen has lived in Whatcom County for more than ten years. Charmie Gilcrease is the Executive Director at Technocracy Inc. Lica Holleman is a Whatcom County native and the chief financial officer for Peoples Bank. Renae Ingraham is a Bellingham native, and [...]
Terry Crump has retired as the director of sales at Samson, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of rope based in Ferndale. Crump had worked at Samson for 18 years. Vince Trotta has been named the new sales director. He started at Samson in June, and has 19 years of experience at General Electric in [...]
This month the Whatcom Community Foundation launches its new Board Match program. The program provides two evenings of training for local community members who are interested in serving on the board of directors of a nonprofit. The second evening will include a meet and greet with nonprofits looking for new board members. The program is [...]
The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website to promote Whatcom County events. The website is at www.whatcalendar.com and www.bhamevent.com. The calendar is for Whatcom County events open to the public, including fundraisers, galas, events that will draw more than 500 people, and sporting events like runs and races. It’s not for closed [...]
The first SeaFeast kicks off today, Friday Sept. 30 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival is to showcase and celebrate Bellingham’s maritime heritage, seafood industry and working waterfront. Event highlights include an international salmon barbecue contest, local fisherman reading poems and leading sea shanties, and salmon grilled in a traditional Lummi Nation open-pit [...]
The Downtown Bellingham Partnership will be holding this year’s Downtown trick-or-treat from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Hundreds of families come downtown every year. Businesses can sign up to participate by visiting www.downtownbellingham.com/trick-or-treat. The event is sponsored by Bellingham Frameworks. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about levels and benefits, email Lindsey Payne [...]
Weichert Realtors – Vanson Associates office in Bellingham recently hired Bridget C. Cantrell, Jennifer Garretson, Ross Gerard, Trish Gesmundo, Benjamin Plymale, Justin Remaklus and Karen Trudel. The Weichert office in Bellingham is located at 2900 Meridian St.
A landmark Lynden hotel reopened on Sept. 17 with a new name and renovated rooms. Formerly the Dutch Village Inn, the hotel with the 72-foot windmill at 655 Front St. will now be called The Mill Inn. Each of the seven rooms in The Mill Inn is unique and has a specific old-world European design. [...]
This week Birch Equipment holds its Fall Demo Days, an opportunity for the public to try out construction equipment. The event in Bellingham will be held on Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1619 Kentucky St.
Pam Kiesner, director of the Bellingham Public Library, announced she will retire at the end of the year. The library board of trustees accepted her resignation at its meeting on Sept. 20. She will step down at the end of the year. This year marks her 40th year in library administration. She spent the last [...]