Making a case for co-ops: how the rarely-taught business model is gaining traction in Bellingham

Filed on 04. Jan, 2016 in Features, News

Making a case for co-ops: how the rarely-taught business model is gaining traction in Bellingham

Rick Dubrow first considered turning his company into a worker-owned cooperative in 2007. He felt it would be the right thing to do for his long-time employees and for the long-term health of his business, a Bellingham remodeling company called A-1 Builders. More owners—more people with “skin in the game”—would make for a stronger company, [...]

#1 Most Viewed | Going Big: What court documents reveal about Haggen’s fast failure

Filed on 01. Jan, 2016 in Features

#1 Most Viewed | Going Big: What court documents reveal about Haggen’s fast failure

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. For the second year in a row, Haggen tops the list. With the company’s bankruptcy proceedings continuing and an auction for its local stores scheduled for early 2016, you can bet Haggen will be near the top of the list next year too. This [...]

#2 Most Viewed | Downtown Bellingham Partnership hatches a plan to fill vacancies

Filed on 01. Jan, 2016 in Features

#2 Most Viewed | Downtown Bellingham Partnership hatches a plan to fill vacancies

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This story was originally published on July 5, 2015.  By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal Imagine a downtown space that allows start-up retailers, dance and fitness instructors and other entrepreneurs to try their business ideas without the commitment and upfront cost of [...]

#3 Most Viewed | Jobs that once seemed permanent could be gone for good with Alcoa’s curtailment

Filed on 01. Jan, 2016 in Features

#3 Most Viewed | Jobs that once seemed permanent could be gone for good with Alcoa’s curtailment

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This story was originally published on Dec. 14, 2015.  By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal When Marc Norman started working at Alcoa Intalco Works in 1994, the plant west of Ferndale was one of five major aluminum producers in Washington. The aluminum [...]

#4 Most Viewed | Haggen’s big takeover begins

Filed on 31. Dec, 2015 in Features

#4 Most Viewed | Haggen’s big takeover begins

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This story was originally published on Feb. 12, 2015.  By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal Haggen’s acquisition of 146 former Safeway and Albertsons supermarkets began at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, when the grocery chain took ownership of Albertsons in Monroe, Washington. The [...]

#6 Most Viewed | Fairhaven clothing boutique closing after 10 years in business

Filed on 31. Dec, 2015 in Features

#6 Most Viewed | Fairhaven clothing boutique closing after 10 years in business

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This article was originally published on May 14, 2015. By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal Four Starrs Boutique, a men’s and women’s clothing and accessories store in Fairhaven, is closing after 10 years in business. The store, at 960 Harris Ave., Suite [...]

#7 Most Viewed | Pedal Party NW: A ride on the pedal-powered brewery tour

Filed on 30. Dec, 2015 in Features, News

#7 Most Viewed | Pedal Party NW: A ride on the pedal-powered brewery tour

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This article was originally published on July 9, 2015. By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal Tom and Amy Lawson were about to dive into the next chapter of their lives. After 40-year careers, Tom as a carpenter and Amy as a teacher, [...]

# 8 Most Viewed | ÖVN traces pizza’s roots to offer yet another style of pie in Fairhaven

Filed on 30. Dec, 2015 in Features, News

# 8 Most Viewed | ÖVN traces pizza’s roots to offer yet another style of pie in Fairhaven

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This article was originally published on Aug. 20, 2015. By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal  Chicago-style deep dish pizza, thin cracker-crust pizza, pizza on flatbread priced by weight, pizza from a food truck—these are just a few of the ways Bellingham restaurants [...]

#9 Most Viewed | National real estate firm revives student apartment project near Fred Meyer

Filed on 30. Dec, 2015 in Features

#9 Most Viewed | National real estate firm revives student apartment project near Fred Meyer

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015.  This article was originally published on April 6, 2015. By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal  A national real estate investment company is preparing to break ground in the Puget neighborhood and revive a student housing project that ceased when Campus Crest Communities [...]

#10 most viewed | With hotel capacity doubling, who is going to fill the rooms?

Filed on 30. Dec, 2015 in Features, News

#10 most viewed | With hotel capacity doubling, who is going to fill the rooms?

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015.  This story was originally published on Jan. 5, 2015.  By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal A dramatic change is underway in Bellingham’s hotel market. Demand for hotel rooms in Bellingham has grown steadily during the last 15 years. But the [...]

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