Nominations sought for Top 7 Under 40

Filed on 07. Aug, 2019 in Contents, News, People On The Move

Nominations sought for Top 7 Under 40

The Bellingham Business Journal, Whatcom Young Professionals and Bellingham Chamber of Commerce are seeking to honor the next generation of leadership in our community. The Top 7 Under 40 Whatcom Young Professionals Award was created to annually recognize an emerging individual whose leadership has made a positive impact on Whatcom County. It pays tribute to [...]

Wild Bird Chalet gets a new owner of retail and internet store

Filed on 06. Aug, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents, News

Wild Bird Chalet gets a new owner of retail and internet store

Julie Whitacre will be the new owner of the Wild Bird Chalet. Whitacre has resided in Whatcom County since 1990 after moving to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University. She studied ecology with an emphasis on habitat restoration. She plans to integrate her knowledge of ecological integrity into the business model for the Wild Bird [...]

Local firms provide Lions Camp Horizon with 3,300 volunteer hours

Filed on 06. Aug, 2019 in Contents, News

Local firms provide Lions Camp Horizon with 3,300 volunteer hours

Whatcom County businesses and volunteers recently stepped up to help prepare Lions Camp Horizon for their 2019 summer season. Operating in their 45th season, Lions Camp Horizon is a local 501 (c)(3) non-profit that provides recreational opportunities for those with physical and developmental disabilities. The camp was officially started in 1974, after the Lynden Jaycees [...]

Earthworks Tree Service lays down roots for growth

Filed on 05. Aug, 2019 in Contents, News

Earthworks Tree Service lays down roots for growth

Deep in the forest of Sudden Valley, strapped to the top of a rotten hemlock tree, hundreds of feet above the ground, Dominic Yoxtheimer yanks the start cord of small chainsaw attached to his waist. He uses the chainsaw to begin trimming large branches that drop to his crew members on the ground below. “Every [...]

Cannabis sales growth continues in Whatcom County

Filed on 02. Aug, 2019 in Contents, News

Cannabis sales growth continues in Whatcom County

The multi-million-dollar cannabis industry continues to evolve in Whatcom County and its impacting the local economy. Since it was legalized five years ago, recreational cannabis sales have soared and dozens of shops have opened across the county. Whatcom County now has 79 producers/processors and 26 licensed retail stores, according to 502data.com. The increase in shops [...]

WCC to offer BAS degree in business administration

Filed on 31. Jul, 2019 in Contents, News

WCC to offer BAS degree in business administration

Whatcom Community College is planning to offer a new, online, bachelor of applied science degree in applied business management. The degree was recently approved by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and is pending approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The new BAS degree is expected to open for enrollment [...]

Bellingham solar panel companies begin to unlock commercial market

Filed on 30. Jul, 2019 in Contents, News

Bellingham solar panel companies begin to unlock commercial market

Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, visited Silfab Solar Inc. in Bellingham on July 17, 2019. During his speech, he highlighted the advancement of clean energy jobs in the state and the celebrated expansion of Silfab Solar. The governor’s visit comes just months after the Washington State Senate approved SB 5116, requiring all electric utilities to [...]

Nominations sought for Top 7 Under 40

Filed on 30. Jul, 2019 in Contents, News

The Bellingham Business Journal, Whatcom Young Professionals and Bellingham Chamber of Commerce are seeking to honor the next generation of leadership in our community. The Top 7 Under 40 Whatcom Young Professionals Award was created to annually recognize an emerging individual whose leadership has made a positive impact on Whatcom County. It pays tribute to [...]

Of Incentives and Life: What really motivates?

Filed on 12. Jul, 2019 in Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors, News

By Mike Cook for BBJ It probably doesn’t need to be said but just to set the stage for what follows; employee engagement lingers at around 30% of workers feeling fully engaged in their work. That likely seems very low, and it is, but let’s not be too quick to assume that it is easy [...]

Acclaimed Willows Inn has a farm dedicated to its kitchen

Filed on 26. Jun, 2019 in Contents, News

Acclaimed Willows Inn has a farm dedicated to its kitchen

By Brooke Strickland for BBJ At The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, they strive for luxury at its finest, both in dining and overnight accommodations. The business is owned by Blaine Wetzel, who serves as the head chef, and Tim McEvoy. For more than 100 years, it has been a destination on the island. For [...]

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