Western Washington University to offer ethics in workplace workshop

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

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will offer “Ethics in the Workplace” this spring. It will be the first of several professional development courses designed for business executives and human resource professionals. Participants will explore how ethical decisions can be appropriately informed by ethical theory, and will learn assumptions that may hinder sound [...]

Whole Foods Market foundation funds school gardens for three local schools

Filed on 11. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Three Whatcom County elementary schools will each receive $2,000 school garden grants through the Whole Kids Foundation, a Whole Foods Market foundation. The grants will fund edible educational gardens at Cascadia Elementary in Ferndale, Students at Harmony Elementary in Bellingham and Fisher Elementary in Lynden. Whole Foods Market and Whole Kids Foundation’s other investments locally [...]

WCC offers workshops on communication and diversity in the workplace

Filed on 11. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Whatcom Community College is offering workshops to help organizations and businesses navigate workplace communication, diversity and inclusion. WCC Community & Continuing Education instructor Monique Stefens, who is a trained facilitator through Excellence Northwest, will lead the courses. On May 12, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the course “Diversity & Inclusion: Creating Community” will cover diversity and [...]

Whatcom Women in Business to award $20,000 in scholarships

Filed on 21. Mar, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Whatcom Women in Business will be awarding four $5,000 scholarships this year. The scholarships will be awarded to Whatcom County women entering higher education. Applicants must be a high school graduate by spring 2017. Applications are due by March 31. For an application, visit http://wwib.org/programs/scholarship-info/.  

Lindquist starts terms as Northwest Clean Air Agency chairman

Filed on 09. Mar, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Joe Lindquist, a Mount Vernon City Council member, has started his one-year term as chairman of the Northwest Clean Air Agency Board of Directors. He takes over from Richard Hannold, and Island County commissioner who served as chairman in 2016. In 2017, the agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is responsible for enforcing federal, [...]

Bellingham Automotive donates $5,500 in celebration of 25 anniversary

Filed on 09. Mar, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Bellingham Automotive celebrated its 25th anniversary last year by undertaking 25 separate initiatives. Both the company and customers pitched in to support local nonprofits, conduct community activities and make special offers to customers. In one case, a customer donated a van to Rebound of Whatcom County and Bellingham Automotive contributed $1,500 in parts and labor [...]

WWU awarded $1.6 million to expand computer science degrees

Filed on 09. Mar, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Western Washington University has been awarded $1.6 million in funding to expand capacity for students seeking computer science degrees and develop a new program for a computer science teaching certification. Western got the funding from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, which supports low and middle income students pursuing degrees in sciences, technology, engineering, math and [...]

Bellingham Coldwell Banker Bain broker appointed to Whatcom Hospice Foundation board

Filed on 02. Mar, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes, People On The Move

Bellingham Coldwell Banker Bain broker appointed to Whatcom Hospice Foundation board

Coldwell Banker Bain officer broker Erika Buse has joined the Whatcom Hospice Foundation board. The Whatcom Hospice Foundation is an independent charitable organization comprised of staff who raise money and spread awareness for hospice services in Whatcom County. The foundation owns the Whatcom Hospice Campus, which includes the residential facility Hospice House. Buse is a [...]

Sustainable Connections announces new website

Filed on 21. Feb, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Sustainable Connections announced the launch of its new website. The new site offers a robust local business directory and new member events calendar where local organizations can share their events. The directory provides updated information for each business, including contact info, hours, sustainability practices and services. All Sustainable Connections members are invited to share their [...]

NW Clean Air Agency names new executive director

Filed on 19. Jan, 2017 in Contents, Nonprofit Notes, People On The Move

The Northwest Clean Air Agency has named Mark Buford as the new executive director. Buford is a 15-year veteran of the agency. He will be the fifth executive director in the organization’s 50-year history. The NW Clean Air Agency enforces air quality regulations in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

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