Eat Local First Campaign expands throughout Pacific Northwest

Filed on 02. Jan, 2020 in Contents, Features, News

Eat Local First Campaign expands throughout Pacific Northwest

Several non-profits have recently partnered to promote the ideals of eating local. Bellingham based Sustainable Connections is joining with Seattle based Tilth Alliance to expand the Eat Local First campaign. The two non-profits, combined with a group of organizations on the Olympic Peninsula lead by The Local Food Trust, are advancing the Eat Local First [...]

Community and business partners invest in affordable housing

Filed on 30. Dec, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Community and business partners invest in affordable housing

Kulshan Community Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County and the Whatcom Community Foundations Threshold Fund have partnered to build 54 units of the Telegraph Townhomes in Bellingham. “This fund will exponentially accelerate the number of affordable homes that Habitat and KulshanCLT can bring to market—from 2 to 3 per year, on average, to [...]

Pizza shop bakes local ingredients into every slice

Filed on 30. Dec, 2019 in Contents, Features

Pizza shop bakes local ingredients into every slice

Baked into the pizza at Pizza’zza are ethics of sourcing local and building community. With two locations, one in Fairhaven at 1501 12th St., and one inside Yorky’s Market at 2418 Alabama St., Pizza’zza found its niche supporting local farmers and producers. Owned by Will Annett and Erica Lamson, Pizza’zza sources about 80 percent of [...]

Barron Heating in Ferndale to offer new trades scholarship

Filed on 20. Dec, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Barron Heating in Ferndale to offer new trades scholarship

Barron Heating & Air Conditioning recently created two $5,000 scholarships aimed at helping people obtain family-wage jobs in the trades without accruing student loan debt. Named after the founder of the company, the Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarship will provide an opportunity for those looking to begin a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, [...]

Anvil Corporation welcomes new president and CFO

Filed on 19. Dec, 2019 in Contents, People On The Move

Anvil Corporation welcomes new president and CFO

John Mahoney will serve as the president of Anvil Corporation, effective on January 1, 2020. He brings with him decades of industry experience and has a successful track record in management positions. Mahoney joined Anvil in 2014 as a project manager and most recently served as the BP Cherry Point program manager. “This is an exciting [...]

Max Higbee Center to move and expand services in 2020

Filed on 18. Dec, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Max Higbee Center to move and expand services in 2020

In early 2020 the Max Higbee Center will relocate its recreational center to 1400 N. State Street. The move will allow the center, which provides recreation opportunities for teens and adults with developmental disabilities, to increase membership by 15 percent. The new space will triple the original 1,500 square feet used for programs. “Since 2018, [...]

Local CEO honored with 2019 Global Hero Award

Filed on 17. Dec, 2019 in Contents, People On The Move

Local CEO honored with 2019 Global Hero Award

Celeste Mergens was awarded the 2019 Global Hero Award on Nov. 15 by the Seattle-based Global Washington. Since 2011, Global Washington has given out the lifetime achievement award recognizing those who have made significant contributions to improve lives in developing countries. Past Global Hero Award winners include Bill Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill & [...]

Real estate technology company expands to Bellingham

Filed on 17. Dec, 2019 in Contents, New Business, News

Real estate technology company expands to Bellingham

The fastest-growing brokerage in the region, Compass, has opened its first office in Fairhaven. The office, which is located at 1318 12th St., opened on Dec. 14, 2019. With a library of home design and architecture books and publications, the open-concept floor plan is designed to be a community gathering spot. Compass was founded by [...]

New, modern laundromat opens in Ferndale

Filed on 12. Dec, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

New, modern laundromat opens in Ferndale

Located at 5619 3rd Ave and open seven days a week, Ferndale Laundry recently opened for business. The new business offers customers a modern- warm industrial space to do their laundry. The concept for the family-owned business started as a casual conversation roughly three years ago between now owners Mike Cox and Justin Pike. “We [...]

Seminar guides businesses through minimum wage increase

Filed on 12. Dec, 2019 in Contents, Features, News

Seminar guides businesses through minimum wage increase

A recent seminar hosted by the Small Business Development Center helped Bellingham businesses prepare for a hike in the minimum wage. The change will account for a 12.5 percent increase in the cost of doing business and could propose challenges for small businesses. Effective on January 1, 2020, the minimum wage will increase across the [...]

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