Newest WWU grads finding more jobs, but more stipend positions

Filed on 09. Jun, 2015 in Features, News

Newest WWU grads finding more jobs, but more stipend positions

When Kelsey Rowlson graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in communications, she thought her job search might take a while. Instead, she lined up a job as the event and program coordinator at the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce in July 2014, a month after graduation. “I have friends who looked for similar jobs [...]

Infill toolkit projects provide one vision for future growth

Filed on 07. Jun, 2015 in Features, News

Infill toolkit projects provide one vision for future growth

To Carrie Veldman, project manager at local development company The RJ Group, her nearly finished Peabody Townhomes are an ideal urban infill project. Urban infill is city planning lingo for development in areas that are already built up. The three townhouses a block off Meridian Street on the 2400 block of Peabody Street are on [...]

Bellingham wins governor’s Smart Vision award for downtown plan

Filed on 07. Jun, 2015 in News

Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Bellingham is the recipient of the Governor’s 2015 Smart Vision Award for its comprehensive planning work for the Downtown Bellingham Plan. Judges said the Downtown Bellingham Plan was the broadest, most inclusive look at downtown issues they had seen, according to a press release from the city. The 52-page plan [...]

Bellingham Tech is getting a new leader – Kimberly Perry

Filed on 05. Jun, 2015 in News, People On The Move

Bellingham Tech is getting a new leader – Kimberly Perry

Bellingham Technical College’s Board of Trustees announced that Kimberly Perry will be college’s next president. Perry has more than 17 years of experience in higher education administration. She will take over on July 20, replacing Patricia McKeown, who announced last December that she would retire at the end of June 2015. McKeown has worked at [...]

First Federal hires manager for branch coming to Barkley District

Filed on 04. Jun, 2015 in Business Briefs, News, People On The Move

First Federal hires manager for branch coming to Barkley District

First Federal announced that Troy Wills will be the market area manager for its new Bellingham branch. The new bank branch is scheduled to open winter 2015 at 1270 Barkley Boulevard, next to Banner Bank and Whatcom Educational Credit Union in the Barkley District. Wills will serve as the branch manager for the Bellingham branch [...]

WCC offers program for adults to earn high school diplomas

Filed on 04. Jun, 2015 in News

Whatcom Community College is offering a new program for adults who didn’t graduate from high school but want to earn a diploma. WCC is one of 20 community colleges in the state to offer a program called High School 21+, which is a high school completion programs tailored for adult learners. The program has features [...]

Mt. Baker Vapor is moving to Arizona with 130 jobs

Filed on 03. Jun, 2015 in Business Briefs, News

Mt. Baker Vapor is moving to Arizona with 130 jobs

Mt. Baker Vapor, makers of nicotine-infused electronic cigarette liquid (called e-juice), is moving to Mesa, Arizona, due to a potential state tax on e-cigarette products. The Lynden-based company has 130 employees, Kenny Spotz, production assistant at Mt. Baker Vapor, said in an email. They will be losing 50-80 employees because of the move, and many [...]

Outdoor recreation contributes $705 million to Whatcom economy

Filed on 03. Jun, 2015 in Features, News

Outdoor recreation contributes $705 million to Whatcom economy

With boating, skiing and everything in between, there’s no shortage of ways to play outside in Whatcom County. But does the water, woods and other recreation land generate money? A new study concluded that, yes, outdoor recreation does bring significant money into Whatcom County. Recreation Northwest, a Bellingham nonprofit, commissioned Tacoma-based Earth Economics to do [...]

Anacortes company with local customers bought by Electronic Business Machines of Everett

Filed on 02. Jun, 2015 in New Business, News

By Jim Davis Everett Herald Business Journal  Everett-based Electronic Business Machines has announced that it is acquiring the office equipment division for Bayshore Office Products in Anacortes. The purchase involves all of Bayshore’s copier and printer assets, including contracts, customers and inventory. Bayshore will retain two other divisions of its company, an office supply and furniture [...]

Lawmakers show signs of movement toward budget deal in Olympia

Filed on 01. Jun, 2015 in News

By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald writer OLYMPIA — Efforts to reach agreement on a new state budget seemed to be creating momentum on Monday as Gov. Jay Inslee met with legislative leaders of both parties, while House Democrats rolled out a new plan they called a “substantial compromise.” Inslee huddled with House and Senate leaders [...]

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