First Federal awards $50,000 grant to Whatcom Habitat for Humanity

Filed on 19. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

First Federal Community Foundation presented $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County. The money will go toward construction of the 52-unit Telegraph Townhomes in Bellingham. Habitat for Humanity recently partnered with Kulshan Community Land Trust to create the Habitat Kulshan Project to build the development. The First Federal Community Foundation is a charitable corporation [...]

Whatcom County Banner Bank employees recognized

Filed on 18. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

Two Whatcom County employees of Banner Bank received company-wide recognition. Jeanette Sharp, vice president and Lynden Branch Manager, and Janele Haan, loan officer, residential lending, received the Banner’s Best award for surpassing individual goals in 2016. Less than 4 percent of all Banner Bank employees receive this award. Recipients are selected by members of executive [...]

Bellingham cybersecurity organization funds new Western scholarship

Filed on 18. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

Computer science students studying cybersecurity at Western Washington University have the chance to get a new scholarship, thanks to a Bellingham organization. The Cloud Security Alliance has given a gift to the Western Washington University Foundation that will award an annual $2,500 scholarship. The scholarship can go towards any costs related to educational expenses, including [...]

Chrysalis Inn donates to Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Filed on 13. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa presented a $2,035 donation last month to Mount Baker Planned Parenthood, which is a leader in providing affordable reproductive health care and education programs to women, men, teens and families in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties. Earlier this year, The Chrysalis hotel, spa and restaurant announced that it will [...]

Coldwell Banker Bain hires new Bellingham broker

Filed on 13. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Gennie Clawson has joined the Coldwell Banker Bain of Bellingham office as a broker. She has lived in Whatcom County for more than 20 years. Clawson has worked in marketing and non-profit fundraising, and community organizing and has bought, sold remodeled and staged many homes. Clawson went to school at UCLA and serves as a [...]

PeaceHealth receives March of Dimes grant for pregnancy program

Filed on 12. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

The PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation has been awarded a March of Dimes Community Grant to support implementation of a program to support pregnant patients. The CenteringPregnancy program offers pregnant patients a new model of prenatal care, which puts patients with similar due dates in a group for prenatal care, including group discussions, as [...]

Peoples Bank awards $25,000 grant for Skagit Habitat for Humanity

Filed on 12. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Last month Peoples Bank announced that it awarded a $25,000 grant to Skagit Habitat for Humanity. The funds will be used to purchase a new utility van to support the construction of new homes and the organizations other needs. The 2017 Peoples Bank Impact Grant provides a maximum of $25,000 to a single organization for [...]

Chuckanut Brewery wins big at state beer awards

Filed on 12. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

Chuckanut Brewery won big this year at the 2017 WA Beer Awards, taking home the Large Brewery of the Year award, and a record-breaking eight awards. The awards were held this year on June 17 at the WA Brewers Festival in Marymoor Park in Redmond. This year there were 1,207 beers from 165 breweries in [...]

Opportunity Council elects new board members

Filed on 10. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Opportunity Council elected new officers at its recent meeting in Bellingham. New officers are: -President Stephen Jones, Umpqua Bank, AVP & Store Manager -Vice President Rick Hughes, San Juan County Council -Treasurer Paul Stermer, Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery -Officer at Large Mark Tompkins, San Juan County Health & Community Services -Past President Mamie Lackie, [...]

Nominations open for Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Peace Builders Awards

Filed on 10. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Nominations are now open for the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center 15th Annual Peace Builder Awards. The center seeks nominations for individuals or groups that creatively resolved conflict, contributed to peaceful dispute resolution, promoted reconciliation or otherwise promoted peace in the last year. The nomination deadline is Aug. 7, and nomination forms are at whatcomdrc.org/peace-builder-awards and [...]

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