Get ready for new sick leave law, wage hike coming in 2018

Filed on 06. Dec, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

Get ready for new sick leave law, wage hike coming in 2018

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A new year, a new wage hike. On Jan. 1, the next phase of the Washington minimum wage law goes into effect. Employers will now have to pay workers at least $11.50 per hour, as well as provide paid sick leave. The new minimum wage is a 50-cent [...]

Haggen, Hempler’s, Lydia Place to bring Thanksgiving boxes to families in need

Filed on 04. Dec, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Last month Lydia Place announced a partnership with Haggen and Hempler’s Food Group to provide Thanksgiving meal boxes to 175 households in need in Whatcom County. Since its founding in 1989, Lydia Place has given out Thanksgiving meal boxes for people enrolled in its housing services. Last year it was able to donate 130 boxes. [...]

Chrysalis Inn donates $1,900 to Sean Humphrey House

Filed on 04. Dec, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa made its October donation of $1,900 to Sean Humphrey House. Sean Humphrey House’s mission is to optimize the quality of life for low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS. The Chrysalis is a locally owned hotel, spa and restaurant in Fairhaven. It has given almost $18,000 to Whatcom County nonprofits since February, when [...]

Bellingham moving company fined $37,000 for more than 400 safety violations

Filed on 30. Nov, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, News

By BBJ Staff State regulators fined Bellingham-based Iron Man Movers and Storage Inc. $37,000 for violating federal and state transportation safety regulations, according to a press release from the state Utilities and Transportation Commission. The commission found 432 violations during a routine safety investigation in September, the release said. Violations include failure to maintain cargo [...]

Four Points’ B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar hires new general manager

Filed on 30. Nov, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

David Archer has been appointed as the general manager of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar in Bellingham. Archer has more than 20 years of experience in the local hospitality industry. B-Town opened May 5 inside Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center, at 714 Lakeway Drive.

Opportunity Council hires new housing director

Filed on 30. Nov, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

The Opportunity Council has hired Jenny Weinstein as its first housing development director. In the new role, Weinstein will lead the agency’s efforts to increase and preserve affordable housing in Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties. She is leading efforts to develop a new housing facility in Bellingham and acquire and preserve an affordable 20-unit [...]

Digital printing: Offering new options for small biz packaging

Filed on 29. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features, News

Digital printing: Offering new options for small biz packaging

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A box is no longer just a box. Product packaging is becoming an increasingly important form of advertising. “The box now is not just used to ship something,” Mike Jerome, manager of The BoxMaker’s Bellingham branch, said. “It’s also used to help sell something.” As customers increasingly research [...]

NW Washington Fair hires new facilities director

Filed on 27. Nov, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

The Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center has hired Alivia Jelinski as the new director of facility rentals and business development. In her new role, she will assist hundreds of clients who rent the facilities at the Lynden fairgrounds, and work with the commercial and food vendors during the Northwest Washington Fair this August. Jelinski [...]

Lynden Rodeo donates $42,000 to St. Joseph cancer center

Filed on 27. Nov, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Lynden PRCA Rodeo donated $42,000 to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham. The money was raised at the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, where contestants, volunteers and spectators of the rodeo wear pink shirts to the competition to raise awareness and conduct fundraisers. The cancer center uses 100 percent of donations [...]

New providers join PeaceHealth

Filed on 23. Nov, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

PeaceHealth Medical Group recently hired new providers to Bellingham-area clinics. Julie Cheek, MD, joined the pediatric team of providers at the medical group’s Cordata clinic. Cheek earned her doctorate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Prior to joining the clinic, she was a pediatrician at Unity Care NW in Bellingham. William Anderson, [...]

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