Peoples Bank awards $25,000 grant for Skagit Habitat for Humanity

Filed on 12. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Last month Peoples Bank announced that it awarded a $25,000 grant to Skagit Habitat for Humanity. The funds will be used to purchase a new utility van to support the construction of new homes and the organizations other needs. The 2017 Peoples Bank Impact Grant provides a maximum of $25,000 to a single organization for [...]

Opportunity Council elects new board members

Filed on 10. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Opportunity Council elected new officers at its recent meeting in Bellingham. New officers are: -President Stephen Jones, Umpqua Bank, AVP & Store Manager -Vice President Rick Hughes, San Juan County Council -Treasurer Paul Stermer, Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery -Officer at Large Mark Tompkins, San Juan County Health & Community Services -Past President Mamie Lackie, [...]

Nominations open for Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Peace Builders Awards

Filed on 10. Jul, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Nominations are now open for the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center 15th Annual Peace Builder Awards. The center seeks nominations for individuals or groups that creatively resolved conflict, contributed to peaceful dispute resolution, promoted reconciliation or otherwise promoted peace in the last year. The nomination deadline is Aug. 7, and nomination forms are at whatcomdrc.org/peace-builder-awards and [...]

Children’s nonprofit announces driver’s ed scholarships

Filed on 15. Jun, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Blue Skies for Children, a Whatcom County nonprofit serving homeless, low-income and foster children, has awarded driver’s education scholarships for local teens. Scholarships were awarded to 10 teens for spring, and will go to five more in the fall. To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 17, have access to [...]

Whole Foods nonprofit gives $53,000-grant to Bellingham Public Schools

Filed on 06. Jun, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Whole Foods Market, has made a $53,000 grant to Bellingham Public Schools. This grant follows one given last year, for $120,000. The grant is a two-year program to establish a healthier school meal program at the district.  

Western’s Small Business Development Center recognized for economic impacts

Filed on 06. Jun, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

CJ Seitz, director of Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center and Eric Grimstead, a business advisor with the SBDC, were recently recognized by the Washington State SBDC network for their impacts in 2016. Each year the state SBDC network recognizes business advisors who help clients generate more than $1 million in economic impacts in [...]

RE/MAX Whatcom County hires new affiliate

Filed on 16. May, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

RE/MAX Whatcom County has welcomed Amanda Haslip to the Bellingham office. Haslip will be joining the Rick Moore Group and will focus on real estate services for buyers and sellers of residential properties in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Haslip was born in Bellingham, grew up in Point Roberts and now lives in Everson Before earning [...]

WCC to offer curriculum for limited license legal technician program

Filed on 20. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Whatcom Community College was recently approved as one of five community colleges in the state to offer the core curriculum required to become a limited license legal technician. WCC is the first college to offer the curriculum that isn’t part of an American Bar Association-approved program. Retroactive to fall 2016, graduates of WCC’s paralegal studies [...]

Local businesses, nonprofits celebrate Earth Day with downtown block party

Filed on 19. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Sustainable Connections, the Bellingham Farmers Market, Boundary Bay Brewery and Aslan Brewing are taking over Railroad Avenue on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors will line the block in front of Boundary Bay Brewery, and the Farmers Market will be in full swing. There will be live music, local food and [...]

Chrysalis Inn announces new philanthropy program

Filed on 18. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa announced that it will contribute one percent of revenue from the spa to a Whatcom County nonprofit each month. In February, the inn donated $1,890 to Skookum Kids. Skookum Kids was founded in 2014, and supports local foster parents and foster kids. Chrysalis Inn & Spa is located at 804 [...]

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