Bellingham builder makes tiny houses with homey touches

Filed on 19. Jun, 2017 in Contents, Features

Bellingham builder makes tiny houses with homey touches

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal One of the biggest trends in housing is actually very small. And a recent Bellingham transplant is hopping on. Shannon Black works out of a warehouse space in the Irongate neighborhood. His latest tiny house sits inside. From the outside, it almost looks finished, from the wood siding [...]

Top employers list indicates stable, recovering county economy

Filed on 12. Jun, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Once again, the hospital has taken first place. At least in terms of employment. The Western Washington University Center of Economic and Business Research has released its list of the top employers in Whatcom County for 2016. At the top are a mix of for-profit companies, government and [...]

Retail shakeup: Why some stores are going out of business, others are growing, and how malls can cope

Filed on 07. Jun, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

Retail shakeup: Why some stores are going out of business, others are growing, and how malls can cope

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal If you walk into a mall today, you’ll likely see lots of change. That’s true at Bellis Fair Mall — depending on the day, you might see a large sign proudly proclaim that Dick’s Sporting Goods is now open, going-out-of business signs filling the windows at Rue 21, [...]

Bellingham soapmaker aims to appeal to video game, anime fans with Pac-Man, ‘Attack on Titan’ soaps

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

Bellingham soapmaker aims to appeal to video game, anime fans with Pac-Man, ‘Attack on Titan’ soaps

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal She found a way to put fun and nostalgia into washing up. Bellingham resident Chrystal Doucette makes soap with old video game themes, including Pac-Man shaped soap. She started her company Digital Soaps in 2009. “On a whim I just decided to make soaps shaped like electronics,” she [...]

Lynden Tupperware consultant sets company-wide record

Filed on 08. May, 2017 in Contents, Features

Lynden Tupperware consultant sets company-wide record

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal From leggings to essential oils to makeup to kitchenware — if you can name a home or lifestyle product, you can probably find someone selling it on Facebook. More and more people are signing up as salespeople for direct sales, also called multi-level marketing, companies. Direct sales companies [...]

Asking price for Lynden’s Bachman estate drops more than $1 million

Filed on 04. May, 2017 in Contents, Features

Asking price for Lynden’s Bachman estate drops more than $1 million

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal It’s time to take care of business. After almost a year on the market, the owners of Lynden’s famous Bachman estate are hoping a massive price drop will finally move the property. Last month the listing price for the sprawling 30-acre property went from $4.375 million down to [...]

Honeybees travel 1,000 miles to pollinate nation’s crops

Filed on 01. May, 2017 in Contents, Features

Honeybees travel 1,000 miles to pollinate nation’s crops

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal The warm days of spring bring a great migration of many animals, with flocks and herds walking, swimming or flying to their summertime haunts. The migration of one species, however, takes another form: the back of a semi-truck. Honeybees get loaded onto trucks and driven to pollinate crops [...]

History show created by Bellingham musician premieres on TV

Filed on 17. Apr, 2017 in Contents, Features

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal His YouTube videos have been viewed more than 100 million times. His record was played in space. Now John D. Boswell can add another achievement to his resume: television producer. He thought up the concept behind “Origins: The Journey of Humankind,” a documentary show that premiered in March [...]

Two new gamer hangouts set to open in Bellingham

Filed on 10. Apr, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

Two new gamer hangouts set to open in Bellingham

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Soon gamers will have not one, but two, places to eat, drink and play in Bellingham. Best Buds Gaming Lounge will be in Fairhaven, at 1121 Mackenzie Ave, and will focus on video games. Rook & Rogue, at 206 West Magnolia St., will focus on board games. It’s [...]

How businesses in Lynden’s new Waples building are teaming up and changing downtown

Filed on 03. Apr, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

How businesses in Lynden’s new Waples building are teaming up and changing downtown

When you walk through the Waples Mercantile Building on Front Street in Lynden it’s not hard to see why the businesses work so closely together — they’re all connected. The lobby of The Inn at Lynden opens directly onto Village Books. In the middle of the day, when all the shops are open, customers can [...]

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