Federal funds to supplement local food, shelter programs

Filed on 28. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

Federal funds to supplement local food, shelter programs

Whatcom County will receive federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs run by local nonprofit and government agencies during 2014, according to an announcement from United Way of Whatcom County. Organizations, both public and private, interested in applying for funds must attend a technical-assistance meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at [...]

Bellingham roadwork report, Oct. 28 to Nov. 1

Filed on 27. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

  The following information is provided by the city of Bellingham’s Public Works Department.  Hannegan Road, City Limits to E. Bakerview Road Hannegan Road from the City limits to E. Bakerview Road will intermittently be reduced to one lane with flagging as, Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, complete adjusting manholes [...]

Whidbey Island Bank to merge with Olympia’s Heritage Financial

Filed on 24. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

Whidbey Island Bank to merge with Olympia’s Heritage Financial

By Jessie Stensland Whidbey News-Times Whidbey Island Bank will no longer be headquartered in Oak Harbor after a merger with Olympia-based Heritage Financial Corporation. Washington Banking Company, the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, and Heritage Financial jointly announced Wednesday, Oct. 23, the signing of an agreement for the “strategic merger.” “The combination will result [...]

TEDx Bellingham releases viewing party schedule

Filed on 23. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

Although tickets to see the TEDxBellingham event on Tuesday, Nov. 12, are sold out, others interested in watching the event’s speakers and performers will be able to attend a series of viewing parties, as well as access the talks on the Internet. The inaugural TEDxBellingham will take place at the Pickford Film Center in downtown [...]

Local foreclosure, delinquency rates continue dropping

Filed on 22. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

Local foreclosure, delinquency rates continue dropping

Rates of foreclosure and mortgage delinquency in the Bellingham area decreased in August 2013, compared to the same month last year, according to new data from CoreLogic, a nationwide property information and analysis firm. The rate of Bellingham-area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.17 percent in August 2013, a decrease of 0.30 percentage points [...]

New WCC class to give hands-on grant training

Filed on 22. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

New WCC class to give hands-on grant training

Whatcom Community College’s Community and Continuing Education Program is offering a new grant-writing course that encourages students to bring actual projects in progress to work through in class. “Grant Writing: Level II: Write a Grant!” will cover topics including how to complete a grant application, how to craft a compelling narrative in a grant proposal and how [...]

Grocery worker walkout in Puget Sound averted

Filed on 22. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

A possible walkout of 21,000 employees of Safeway, Fred Meyer, QFC and Albertsons stores in five counties across the Puget Sound was averted on Monday, Oct. 21, as grocery unions and store managers reached a tentative agreement on a new multi-year contract. Grocery employees in Snohomish, King, Kitsap and Pierce counties had been in contract [...]

Interfaith Community Health Center opens new pharmacy

Filed on 20. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

The Interfaith Community Health Center in Bellingham opened its long-anticipated pharmacy last week, a central component of the nonprofit facility’s recent expansion. The pharmacy, located at 220 Unity St., will allow Interfaith’s patients to get prescriptions filled on site with a sliding-fee scale that discounts medications according to household size and income.  More than 14,000 individuals receive [...]

Bellingham roadwork report, Oct. 21-25

Filed on 20. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

The following information is provided by the city of Bellingham’s Public Works Department.  Hannegan Road, City Limits to E. Bakerview Road Hannegan Road from the City limits to E. Bakerview Road will intermittently be reduced to one lane with flagging as, Stremler Construction crews, under contract with the City of Bellingham, complete adjusting manholes and [...]

Bellingham Chamber accepting resumes for new CEO

Filed on 17. Oct, 2013 in Business Briefs

The board of directors of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced it will begin accepting resumes for a new, permanent, CEO. The chamber’s former president and CEO, Ken Oplinger, left the position in May. Oplinger is now president and CEO of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce in Santa Barbara, Calif. Bill Gorman of Gorman [...]

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