WECU unveils new logo, first rebrand in 82-year history

Filed on 15. Aug, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

WECU unveils new logo, first rebrand in 82-year history

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal An iconic Whatcom County institution is getting a facelift. On July 23 Whatcom Educational Credit Union revealed its new brand. The new look is a complete overhaul of WECU’s identity, from signs on branch locations, the look of ATMs, the logo, and member debit and credit cards. “We [...]

Building a roof over the heads of those who don’t have one

Filed on 08. Aug, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Building a roof over the heads of those who don’t have one

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Bellingham construction crews have built roofs on many apartment buildings. But the one going onto downtown’s newest housing project at 1022 N. State St. is a little bit different. Many of the people who will be living there will be sleeping under a roof for the first time [...]

Mount Baker had record winter, drew visitors from around the state, country

Filed on 26. Jul, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Mount Baker had record winter, drew visitors from around the state, country

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal The word is starting to get out about Mount Baker. Visitors from beyond Bellingham are flocking to the mountain, both for its summer recreation, and to visit Mount Baker Ski Area. This winter was particularly busy. The resort doesn’t release numbers, but Amy Trowbridge, marketing manager for the [...]

Program prevents commercial food waste and feeds the hungry

Filed on 18. Jul, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Program prevents commercial food waste and feeds the hungry

Every little bit helps when it comes to reducing the amount of food that’s thrown away — a $161 billion problem in the U.S. By Emily Hamann Throwing edible food in the trash or even the compost is not ideal — not for the environment, not for the community and not for the bottom line. [...]

Sustainable growth wins out for green energy manufacturer

Filed on 09. Jul, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Sustainable growth wins out for green energy manufacturer

By Emily Hamann The future of solar energy is sunny. And a Bellingham company is perfectly poised to reap the benefits. It’s been a big couple of years for Itek Energy. After years of steady growth, the solar panel manufacturer moved into a bigger, state of the art factory near downtown Bellingham last fall. It’s [...]

Changes coming to two Bellingham dessert shops

Filed on 05. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, News

Two downtown Bellingham dessert shops are making changes this summer. For more than seven years, Pure Bliss Desserts has been operating out its small space at 1424 Cornwall Ave. Over the years it has grown out of the space. Staff have resorted to staggering shifts so cake decorators have enough room, a press release explained. [...]

WWU completes sale of historic Armory building

Filed on 04. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, News

Curt O’Connor and Pete Dawson have complete their purchase of the Armory building from the Western Washington University Foundation. The $1.5 million sale includes 1.3 acres of property, including the historic 60,000-square-foot Armory building. “Our objective is to preserve this iconic structure and ideally repurpose it in a way that will provide public benefit,” O’Connor [...]

Majority stake in Bellingham Cold Storage to sell to Seattle corporation

Filed on 02. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, News

The Seattle-based Joshua Green Corporation has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Bellingham Cold Storage, according to an announcement released May 29. Bellingham Cold Storage has been owned by the Talbot family since it started on the Bellingham waterfront in 1946. After the sale, The Joshua Green Corporation will own a majority stake in [...]

Bellingham Technical College to offer construction certificate amid worker shortage

Filed on 27. Jun, 2018 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann Bellingham Technical College and the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County have teamed up to try to do something about the shortage of workers in the skilled trades. This summer the college will teach a certificate course for anyone interested in joining the construction industry. “We’re finding that hard here in Whatcom [...]

Bellingham chocolate company featured on The Today Show

Filed on 20. Jun, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Bellingham chocolate company featured on The Today Show

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal What could be sweeter than chocolate? Chocolate that gives back to the communities in which it is grown. Bellingham’s Ari Lee-Newman and Paul Newman have been selling Bija Chocolates for more than two years, and they just got a big boost last month, when they were featured on [...]

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