Chamber leadership summit to features discussions with local business luminaries

Filed on 03. Nov, 2015 in Events, News

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the next installment of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce’s speaker series will target start-ups and entrepreneurs in a special “leadership summit.” The event goes from 12-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Hotel Bellwether, at 1 Bellwether Way in Bellingham. Leaders of successful and well-established local businesses will discuss [...]

NW Innovation Resource Council is starting a marketing arm

Filed on 01. Nov, 2015 in Events, News

As director of the Northwest Innovation Resource Council, Diane Kamionka helps inventors turn their idea into a reality. That can mean connecting budding inventors with industry-specific mentors, finding funding, or providing access to educational opportunities and other services that help inventors build their ideas and start businesses. But time after time, Kamionka has seen inventors [...]

Bellingham-based inventor group hosting former Starbucks president in Everett on Nov. 3

Filed on 30. Oct, 2015 in Events

Everett Herald Business Journal staff EVERETT — A former Starbucks president who was raised in Everett will be speaking on leadership next week at a fundraiser for the NW Innovation Resource Center. Howard Behar, who joined Starbucks in 1989 and saw the chain grow from 28 stores to more than 400, will talk from 1 [...]

WWU’s business college hosting Seventh Generation co-founder

Filed on 27. Oct, 2015 in Events, News

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will host Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation, makers of nontoxic and biodegradable cleaning products, on Friday, Nov. 13. The free event is part of the college’s Sustainability Speaker series. It starts with a conversation hour from 1:45-2:45 p.m. in Parks Hall 411, and [...]

New women’s clothing boutique open in the Herald Building

Filed on 23. Oct, 2015 in Business Briefs, Events, News

New women’s clothing boutique open in the Herald Building

Rhiannon Troutman realized a long-term goal last week when she opened Fringe Boutique, a women’s clothing store at 1147 N. State St., in the Herald Building. Troutman will host an opening party at the shop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. The 1,300-square-foot store has a “fashion-forward” focus with products geared toward [...]

Earth Day founder to speak at sustainable building conference

Filed on 21. Oct, 2015 in Business Briefs, Events

Dennis Hayes, national coordinator for the first Earth Day in 1970, will speak in Bellingham at Sustainable Connections’ annual Sustainable Design and Development Conference next month. The conference goes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 5 in Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall. The annual conference brings together sustainable planning, design and construction [...]

Prepare for holiday customer surge with free workshop by national retail expert

Filed on 19. Oct, 2015 in Contents, Events

Retail business expert Robert Spector will present at a free customer service workshop from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham. Through his consulting firm, Robert Spector Inc., Spector has worked on customer service with businesses large and small, including J.D. Power and Associates, The Edward [...]

More than 60 employers to attend WWU career fair Nov. 5

Filed on 18. Oct, 2015 in Events

Job seekers can connect with employers at Western Washington University’s Fall Business Career Fair, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public. Representatives from the following companies and organizations plan to [...]

New women’s organization hopes to donate $10,000 to a local nonprofit

Filed on 14. Oct, 2015 in Events, News

A new women’s organization plans to write 100 checks for $100 each to a local nonprofit on Oct. 15. The group, 100+ women of Whatcom, formed with a goal of making a positive impact through charitable giving, according to a press release from the group. Members plan to gather twice a year to learn about nominated [...]

Wedding entrepreneur launches local wedding venue tour

Filed on 13. Oct, 2015 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

A Whatcom County business is launching an annual tour of wedding venues in hopes of making venue selection easier for its customers. The inaugural Whatcom Wedding Tour will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18. Local wedding planning company The Simply Organized Bride organized the tour. For $5, participants can tour eight venues, including the Fox Hall [...]

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