This month the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding its Business After Business event on Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This month’s sponsor is Faithlife, and it will be held at 1313 Commercial St., Bellingham. No RSVP is necessary, and both members and nonmembers are invited to attend.
The Opportunity Council will host the annual “Golf FORE! Good” fundraising tournament on Aug. 5 at Shuksan Golf Course. Last year the tournament raised more than $19,000 for children in the council’s early learning education program. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Contests include putting, longest drive, closest to the pin [...]
First Federal contributed $1,000 to the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center as a sponsor of its Peace Builder Awards Gala. The Gala takes place on Nov. 18 and honors people in the community, as well as raises money to support the WDRC. Learn more about the WDRC at whatcomdrc.org.
Solarize Whatcom, a program to help residents and business owners more easily install solar, was a success. Sustainable Connections completed the program, along with business partners including Ecotech Solar, Western Solar and itek Energy. In the end, 47 contracts were completed, more than $1.2 million was invested in solar, and 322.15 kilowatts will be saved [...]
First Federal contributed $1,000 to the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center to sponsor its Peace Builder Awards Gala. The Gala takes place on Nov. 18 and honors people in the community, as well as raises money to support the WDRC. Learn more about the WDRC at whatcomdrc.org.
Sustainable Connections’ 14th annual Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour will be on June 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. The tour has eight stops, and will highlight the best of Whatcom County’s eco-friendly homes and landscapes. For $10, participants can visit the local homes that utilize the latest innovations in green design, energy efficiency, low [...]
The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association has announced that it received a $5,000 grant from the Lummi Indian Business Council. The grant will go to support NSEA’s Students for Salmon Program, which provides hands-on environmental education for third through sixth graders in Whatcom County. NSEA is a nonprofit dedicated to restoring sustainable runs of wild salmon [...]
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is looking for nominations for its 14th annual Peace Builder Awards. The awards recognize individuals who have creatively resolved conflict, contributed to peaceful dispute resolution or promoted reconciliation in the past year. The nomination deadline is Sept. 16. Nomination forms are at www.whatcomdrc.org.
By BBJ Staff The long-time executive director for Work Opportunities has retired after serving 28 years with the nonprofit. Phil McConnell is only the second executive director in the history of Work Opportunities, which helps people with disabilities join the workforce. The Work Opportunities Board of Directors has chosen Carrie Morehouse as his successor. Morehouse [...]
This month and next, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is hosting workshops to help the public get engaged in the policy-making process for the county’s comprehensive plan update. On May 23, a workshop at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, will focus on the comp plan’s policies on water availability, water pollution and [...]