Alcoa Foundation partners with Boys and Girls Club to support new youth program

Filed on 02. Jan, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Alcoa Foundation will support a new program for Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. The programs, called Project Learn and Positive Action, will run at all four club sites, in Bellingham Ferndale, Lynden and Blaine. The two programs are designed to educate and empower children to make good choices, build self-esteem, avoid risky behaviors [...]

Lynden insurance agent takes top national honor

Filed on 01. Jan, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Andrew Jewell of Lynden has been named Business Insurance Agent of the Year by Farmers Insurance. He was selected out of 14,000 agents nationwide. Jewell was honored for his professionalism, involvement in state and national business advisory committees, customer satisfaction, growth and sales. Since Jewell founded the Andrew Jewell Insurance Agency in 2005, he has [...]

Trustee appointed to Whatcom Community College board

Filed on 01. Jan, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Governor Jay Inslee appointed Teresa Taylor to the Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees. Taylor is the Lummi Indian Business Council project manager for economic development. Her term on the WCC board runs from October 2018 through September 2023. She is replacing Tim Douglas, who recently completed his term, which began in 2008. Taylor is [...]

New trustee joins Western Washington University board

Filed on 01. Jan, 2019 in Contents

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed attorney Faith Li Pettis of Seattle to Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees. Pettis’ six-year term began on Oct. 22 and ends Sept. 30, 2024. Pettis is an attorney with Pacifica Law Group in Seattle, and was appointed by that city’s mayor to co-chair the city’s housing affordability and livability [...]

PeaceHealth hires new Bellingham providers

Filed on 27. Dec, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

PeaceHealth Medical Group recently hired ten new providers to Bellingham practices Samiollah Gholam, MD, joined PeaceHealth’s Internal Medicine team. Gholan earned a Doctor of Medicine degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and supports the management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. He also [...]

Is a public bank right for Washington? Treasurer says no

Filed on 20. Dec, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Is a public bank right for Washington? Treasurer says no

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Has the time come for a state bank? Not if Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson has anything to say about it. The idea of publicly-run banks has been popular lately – the issue went before Los Angeles voters in November (they rejected it), and in Washington, state Senator [...]

Two Bellingham nonprofits merge together

Filed on 20. Dec, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents

Sustainable Connections and Cloud Mountain Farm Center announced that they will be merging together to form one nonprofit. Completion of the merger was set to be complete Dec. 31, when the Cloud Mountain Farm Center was scheduled to become part of Sustainable Connections Food and Farming Program. The organizations have a long history of collaboration, [...]

Whatcom awardees receive First Federal Community Foundation awards

Filed on 20. Dec, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents

The First Federal Community Foundation recently announced it has awarded $500,000 to 16 nonprofits in the state. That includes three grants benefiting Whatcom County nonprofits. Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center received $50,000 to redevelop its recently acquired new location. Whatcom Family YMCA received $10,000 for scholarships to low-income families for afterschool programs in Whatcom County. Financial [...]

New family and medical leave policy to affect workers, businesses statewide

Filed on 17. Dec, 2018 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann Workers all across the state will return to work in the new year for a slightly smaller paycheck. Starting Jan. 1, 2019, a new statewide paid family and medical leave insurance policy will begin, and impact nearly every worker in the state. The program is separate from Initiative 1433, which was passed [...]

Yoga studio set to open in Granary Building in February

Filed on 13. Dec, 2018 in Contents, News

Yoga studio set to open in Granary Building in February

By Emily Hamann A new yoga studio set to open in the new year will mark a major milestone in Bellingham’s waterfront redevelopment project. Claire Stetina plans to open Bellingham Yoga Collective in the Granary Building in February. If all goes according to plan, it will be the first business to open in the building, [...]

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