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 [...]

Language instructor teaches Spanish for business professionals

Filed on 30. Mar, 2017 in Contents, Features

Language instructor teaches Spanish for business professionals

When it comes to serving customers, communication is critical. More and more, companies are discovering that communicating with customers sometimes means getting over a language barrier. That’s where Sarah Rowan comes in. She started Salud Spanish, a company that teaches Spanish classes and translation. One of its specialties is classes geared toward specific industry professionals. [...]

Foster care nonprofit takes over Bellingham indoor playground facility Perch & Play

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

Foster care nonprofit takes over Bellingham indoor playground facility Perch & Play

Businesses and nonprofits aren’t usually after the same thing. In Bellingham, however, one charity and one business are uniting under a common goal: to help out children and parents. Skookum Kids purchased the indoor playground Perch & Play in January. Skookum Kids is a nonprofit that helps foster kids and foster parents in Whatcom County. [...]

Meet the new owners of Village Books

Filed on 13. Mar, 2017 in Contents, Features

Meet the new owners of Village Books

There are three new bosses in charge of Fairhaven’s iconic bookstore. After 36 years of running Village Books and Paper Dreams, founders Chuck and Dee Robinson have retired. They sold the business to Kelly Evert, Paul Hanson and Sarah Hutton, three longtime-employees. They had already been helping run the day-to-day operations of the store, and [...]

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