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 [...]

Nominations now open for annual young professional awards

Filed on 11. Jun, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, News

Nominations now open for annual young professional awards

Is there a young person at your office who’s doing amazing things? Now is the time to give them a little credit. The Bellingham Business Journal, Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and Whatcom Young Professionals have teamed up for the third time to honor the next generation of leaders in our community. The third annual [...]

Farmers invest in tech as labor tightens

Filed on 06. Jun, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Farmers invest in tech as labor tightens

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal The bright red, shiny robot would look more at home on a spaceship than a Ferndale cow barn. But the cows aren’t phased, in fact they line up for the chance to walk up to one of these cutting edge robotic machines and take their turn getting milked. [...]

New list reveals biggest employers in Whatcom County

Filed on 30. May, 2018 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann Once again, the hospital came in first. Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research has released its list of the top employers in Whatcom County for 2017. At the top of the list, not much has changed since last year. St. Joseph Hospital tops the list at 3028 total employees, [...]

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