Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

Filed on 10. Jan, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Ferndale’s Superfeet embraces new technology to offer revolutionary line of customized footwear

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A long-time Whatcom County company is stepping in a new direction. In November, shoe insole company Superfeet Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Ferndale, announced two new major product lines. It’s a continuation of the company’s recent expansion beyond insoles. The first new product line, Me3D Recover, is a recovery [...]

‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

Filed on 03. Jan, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

‘Supernatural’ star lends aid to help end homelessness for Bellingham families

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Local families experiencing homelessness are getting a roof over their heads this winter, with some help from a nonprofit, a property manager and one of Bellingham’s most famous residents. In November, actor and Bellingham resident Misha Collins sent out a message over his social media channels, urging his [...]

Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

Filed on 27. Dec, 2017 in Contents, Features

Growler refill shop mixes medieval decor and modern tech

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new Bellingham growler shop is using the latest technology to deliver the freshest possible beer. Growler’s Keep opened in October at 436 West Bakerview Road, Suite 111, in Bakerview Square in Bellingham. Sandy Petersen was inspired to open Growler’s Keep when he frequented The Growler Station in [...]

Blaine print and mailing company expands to digital labels

Filed on 20. Dec, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

Blaine print and mailing company expands to digital labels

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A longtime Blaine mailing company has started a new division, and hopes to take advantage of a growing print industry: labels. In September, AMS Print and Mail Specialists made the investment into the digital technology, and started up a brand new labeling division. New digital label printers offer [...]

Get ready for new sick leave law, wage hike coming in 2018

Filed on 06. Dec, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

Get ready for new sick leave law, wage hike coming in 2018

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new year, a new wage hike. On Jan. 1, the next phase of the Washington minimum wage law goes into effect. Employers will now have to pay workers at least $11.50 per hour, as well as provide paid sick leave. The new minimum wage is a 50-cent [...]

Digital printing: Offering new options for small biz packaging

Filed on 29. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

Digital printing: Offering new options for small biz packaging

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A box is no longer just a box. Product packaging is becoming an increasingly important form of advertising. “The box now is not just used to ship something,” Mike Jerome, manager of The BoxMaker’s Bellingham branch, said. “It’s also used to help sell something.” As customers increasingly research [...]

Ferndale auto repair shop celebrates 80 years in business

Filed on 22. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

Ferndale auto repair shop celebrates 80 years in business

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Things have changed quite a bit in the last 80 years. When Willands Tech Auto first opened in Ferndale rent was $15 per month, car batteries were $3 and gas was 10 cents per gallon. Olve Willand first opened the shop in 1937. It was the only dedicated [...]

He helped pioneer beer in Bellingham

Filed on 06. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features

He helped pioneer beer in Bellingham

When David Vitt started Kulshan Brewing Company in 2012, Bellingham was not the craft beer destination it is today. “Beer in Bellingham, it wasn’t mature at all,” He said. “There was lots of potential there.” At the time, there were just two other breweries: Boundary Bay and Chuckanut. Vitt remembers talking to a friend about [...]

Using the power of flowers for good

Filed on 06. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features

Using the power of flowers for good

Once when Natalie Ransom was a child, she escaped her grandmother’s watch and ran out of the house. Eventually, her family found her, in a neighbor’s yard, picking flowers. “As long as I can remember I have been incredibly drawn to flowers,” she said. “The colors. The symmetry. The smell.” Ask anyone when they last [...]

Using books to bring people together

Filed on 06. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features

Using books to bring people together

Brian Hulsey has loved books his entire life. “I don’t have a single memory of not knowing how to read,” he said. “It was ingrained in me early on.” As a little kid, he would walk into his local public library and leave with stacks and stacks of books. “Literacy and reading were huge foundations [...]

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