What’s Ahead: Business trends to watch for in 2015

Filed on 27. Jan, 2015 in Features, News

What’s Ahead: Business trends to watch for in 2015

With a waterfront development agreement looming, changes coming to the grocery industry, and more breweries preparing to open by summer, 2015 should be another busy year for business news in Bellingham and Whatcom County. The following items are just a few of the things that could make headlines in the year ahead. Beer pouring in [...]

Semiahmoo Resort hires new director of catering and convention services

Filed on 26. Jan, 2015 in News, People On The Move

Semiahmoo Resort hires new director of catering and convention services

Semiahmoo Resort on Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine hired Megan Wallstrom as director of catering and convention services. In her new position, Wallstrom will be responsible for and involved with all meetings and social functions, including weddings, according to a press release. “We are excited to have Megan on board to work her magic to create [...]

Signs at Whidbey Island Bank locations changing to Heritage Bank

Filed on 25. Jan, 2015 in News

Heritage Bank began replacing signs on most of the Whidbey Island Bank branches last week, another step in the merger between two of Washington’s largest community banks. Signs will be replaced at all four branches of Heritage in Whatcom County, and throughout Western Washington. The six offices of the bank on Whidbey Island will keep [...]

Erin Baker looks to the future after 20 years in business

Filed on 21. Jan, 2015 in Features, News

Erin Baker looks to the future after 20 years in business

In the last 20 years, Erin Baker has gone from pedaling deliveries of her breakfast cookies to local coffee shops on a blue Schwinn bicycle to managing 38 employees at her bakery, office and retail store in Bellingham. Her company, Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods, is celebrating its 20th year in business on Wednesday, Jan. [...]

Everett-built carbon fiber wings key to Boeing’s future

Filed on 21. Jan, 2015 in Features, News

Everett-built carbon fiber wings key to Boeing’s future

By Debra Vaughn (Everett) Herald Business Journal Take a drive down Highway 526 and look north toward the cranes and trucks and workers building the future of not only Boeing but an entire region. Contractors are creating a new 1.3 million-square-foot factory where Boeing workers will eventually fabricate airplane wings for a new family of [...]

Faithlife releases collection of unpublished scholarly texts

Filed on 20. Jan, 2015 in Contents, News

Faithlife, formerly called Logos Bible Software, released a collection of unpublished texts from one of America’s most well-known theologians. Faithlife partnered with Yale University Press and the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University to offer thousands of new digital texts by Jonathan Edwards, an 18th century American philosopher and theologian. “He’s a really significant preacher [...]

United Way of Whatcom County looking for programs to fund

Filed on 14. Jan, 2015 in News

United Way of Whatcom County is looking for local organizations and programs to fund with grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. United Way of Whatcom County wants to fund programs that are working to increase early literacy, increase graduation rates, increase financial stability, decrease homelessness, improve access to health care, and more. The nonprofit group focuses [...]

Sustainable Connections launches new tool for measuring business performance

Filed on 12. Jan, 2015 in News, Nonprofit Notes

Business owners typically know how they’re performing financially, but it can be difficult to measure success in other areas. Sustainable Connections, a Bellingham-based nonprofit that promotes local economies and sustainable business, is trying to change that. The organization launched a new initiative to help businesses gauge and improve their performance in non-financial areas including employee impact, community [...]

Business kudos: Q Laundry provides clean towels for homeless youth

Filed on 08. Jan, 2015 in News

Business kudos: Q Laundry provides clean towels for homeless youth

Q Laundry, a laundromat in Sunnyland Square at 810 Alabama St., provides clean white bath towels, bed sheets, and cleaning services to youth in need. The laundromat, which opened June 2013, works with the nonprofit Northwest Youth Services drop-in program to give homeless youth in Bellingham a fresh start to their school day, work day, [...]

New Downtown Bellingham Partnership director hopes to “un-subdue” downtown

Filed on 07. Jan, 2015 in News

New Downtown Bellingham Partnership director hopes to “un-subdue” downtown

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership has a new executive director, three new board members and lots of projects in store for 2015. The nonprofit partnership, which serves as a downtown association, hired Nick Hartrich as executive director at the beginning of the year. He replaces Patrick Hurley who moved to Seattle with his family. Lynn Murphy, [...]

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