Bellingham organization aims to mobilizing Washington’s food trucks

Filed on 20. Sep, 2015 in Features, News

Bellingham organization aims to mobilizing Washington’s food trucks

Washington’s growing food truck industry lacks a voice. State legislature considered a bill this year that would have created a license for mobile food vendors to sell beer and wine. Despite the popularity of all three industries across the state—beer, wine and food trucks—it didn’t pass. Lori Johnson, whose husband met with food truck owners [...]

1 out of 3 farms in Snohomish County run by women

Filed on 18. Sep, 2015 in Features, News

1 out of 3 farms in Snohomish County run by women

By Jennifer Sasseen Everett Herald Business Journal SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Brown grasses of winter cover much of the 7 ½-acre patch of land in Lake Stevens that is Cheryl Dillon’s Be Well Farm. Closer inspection reveals hidden wealth — a bright-green row of mustard greens and the darker, purple-green leaves of kale. There are sunchokes [...]

Haggen aims to keep 17 old stores plus “some” recently acquired ones

Filed on 16. Sep, 2015 in Features, News

Haggen aims to keep 17 old stores plus “some” recently acquired ones

Haggen may soon be back to where it started—a small Northwest grocery chain. The Bellingham-based grocer’s bankruptcy filings show it plans to keep 17 stores that it owned before buying 146 former Albertsons stores in January. Those stores will be  “augmented by some” recently acquired stores. Documents filed in a federal bankruptcy court in Delaware [...]

A mentor program for new farmers is seeking applicants

Filed on 16. Sep, 2015 in Business Briefs, News

Sustainable Connections is accepting applications for up to four new participants for its Food To Bank On project, a training program for beginning farmers. The three-year program pairs new farmers with seasoned mentors from farms including Cedarville Farm, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Osprey Hill Farm, Rabbit Fields Farm, Misty Meadows Farm and Growing Gardens. Participants go [...]

Andrea Sturm appointed next Samson CEO

Filed on 15. Sep, 2015 in Business Briefs, News, People On The Move

Andrea Sturm appointed next Samson CEO

Andrea Sturm will takeover as president and CEO of Samson, Ferndale rope manufacturer, in January 2016, according to a press release from the company. She’ll start at Samson on Nov. 2, and work with current CEO Tony Bon for two months. Sturm, who is from Germany and went to school in France and the Netherlands, [...]

Planning ramps up for SeaFeast, Bellingham’s new waterfront festival

Filed on 14. Sep, 2015 in Features, News

Planning ramps up for SeaFeast, Bellingham’s new waterfront festival

Commercial fishing and seafood processing employ more people in Whatcom County than Western Washington University, more than breweries and more than bike shops. Bellingham is on the water, with a waterfront soon to be redeveloped. But Bellingham’s myriad events, for the most part, ignore the waterfront and the county’s maritime heritage. Deborah Granger is trying [...]

US Bank names Bruce Clawson as senior lender for commercial business banking

Filed on 14. Sep, 2015 in Business Briefs, News, People On The Move

US Bank names Bruce Clawson as senior lender for commercial business banking

U.S. Bank in Bellingham named Bruce Clawson its new senior lender for commercial business banking. Clawson will work out of the downtown office at 121 W. Holly St., and lead the commercial and business banking team, according to a press release from U.S. Bank. Clawson has worked in corporate finance and financial services for more [...]

Boeing plans to increase 767 production

Filed on 13. Sep, 2015 in News

By Dan Catchpole Everett Herald EVERETT — Boeing is ramping up work on its 767 assembly line in Everett from the current 1.5 airplanes a month to 2.5 a month by the end of 2017. Demand has picked up for the twin-aisle airplane thanks to two customers — shipper FedEx and the U.S. Air Force. [...]

Why did Bellingham-based Haggen file for bankruptcy in Delaware?

Filed on 13. Sep, 2015 in Contents, News

Haggen is based in Bellingham and all its stores are on the West Coast. But when the grocery chain’s lawyers filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, they did it in Delaware. The struggling grocer isn’t alone in filing for bankruptcy in Delaware even though its headquarters are elsewhere. The bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, [...]

Haggen should have warned workers of bankruptcy, unions say

Filed on 10. Sep, 2015 in News

updated: At 8:40, Sept. 11, to include Haggen’s statement. Haggen should have told its employees about its plans to file for bankruptcy before those workers learned about it from news reports, a union president said in a letter to his members in Washington state. Todd Crosby, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, [...]

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