Tony Award nominee performing at local Alzheimer fundraiser

Filed on 10. Feb, 2015 in Events, News, Nonprofit Notes

Tony Award nominee performing at local Alzheimer fundraiser

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Award nominee and star of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls,” will perform at the Alzheimer Society of Washington’s largest annual fundraiser this month. The event, called “An Affair to Remember – Broadway Nights!” is on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Bellwether Ballroom, at 1 Bellwether Way. The fundraiser will include cocktails, hors [...]

Deadline extended for Whatcom Food & Farm Finder

Filed on 29. Jan, 2015 in Nonprofit Notes

Deadline extended for Whatcom Food & Farm Finder

Sustainable Connections extended the deadline to be included in its agritourism publications —The Whatcom Food & Farm Finder and the Culinary Agritourism Map. The new deadline is Feb. 6. Being included in the publication costs $75 for Sustainable Connections members and $100 for non-members. A listing in the agritourism map costs an extra $25. Sustainable [...]

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 [...]

Bellingham DOR office wins agency award

Filed on 30. Dec, 2014 in Nonprofit Notes

Bellingham DOR office wins agency award

The state Department of Revenue’s Bellingham office won the agency’s 2014 employee recognition award. The state Department of Revenue awards staff performance in nine categories annually. Here are the rest of the winners: · Project Team: Information Services GIS and Property Tax Team · Teamwork: Specialty Licensing Unit, Taxpayer Services Division · Field Office: Bellingham [...]

Make.Shift is tuning a community radio station and training a new executive director

Filed on 09. Dec, 2014 in Contents, Features, News, Nonprofit Notes

Make.Shift is tuning a community radio station and training a new executive director

By Elana Pidgeon For the Bellingham Business Journal In the basement of a building on Flora Street, a band sets up on a low stage as people file down the stairs and into the dimly lit space. The singer taps the mic. Some of the crowd moves closer to the front; others hang back on [...]

Groups move into new philanthropy center in the Washington Federal building

Filed on 08. Dec, 2014 in Contents, Features, Nonprofit Notes

Groups move into new philanthropy center in the Washington Federal building

Three nonprofit philanthropic organizations moved into a shared home on the second story of the Washington Federal Building, at 1500 Cornwall Ave., in late November. A remodel at the space, which is now called the Whatcom Philanthropy Center, started in summer and should finish up in December. The organizations — Whatcom Community Foundation, Chuckanut Health [...]

Bellingham Explorer hosting fundraising, networking party Dec. 9

Filed on 02. Dec, 2014 in Events, Nonprofit Notes

Bellingham Explorer, an online magazine that showcases local people, places and events, will host its fourth annual Entrepreneur Holiday Party at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Hotel Bellwether’s Lighthouse Bar & Grill, at 1 Bellwether Way. The event is an end-of-the-year get together for local business owners and operators. It’s also a fundraiser [...]

SSK Insurance is matching turkey donations

Filed on 24. Nov, 2014 in Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance’s third-annual turkey drive is seeking to help more than 200 local families this holiday season. Through December 12, SSK Insurance, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, is matching contributions of $15 for each turkey donated, up to the first 100 turkeys. The turkeys will be distributed to families in need by [...]

Burlington store opens Friday with donation to Lydia Place

Filed on 23. Sep, 2014 in Contents, Events, New Business, Nonprofit Notes

Burlington Stores Inc., a national bargain retailer formerly called Burlington Coat Factory, is opening a new store on Friday, Sept. 26, at 4131 Meridian St. in Bellingham. The store will open in the former Cost Cutter building. Along with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Burlington will donate 60 to 80 boxes of new merchandise to Lydia [...]

Rep. Larsen tours Goodwill’s growing job training program

Filed on 08. Sep, 2014 in Contents, Features, News, Nonprofit Notes

Rep. Larsen tours Goodwill’s growing job training program

Carla Tye was living in a car with her husband and suffering from depression when she saw a sign at Goodwill for free job training programs. Now, Tye is enrolled in Goodwill’s customer service and job preparation programs. With the help of Lydia Place, a nonprofit that aims to end homelessness in Whatcom County, Tye [...]

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