Bellingham Technical College received approval earlier this month to offer a bachelor of applied science in engineering technology. Previously, BTC offered an engineering technology associate’s degree and transfer options. Now engineering students will be able to stay at BTC throughout their undergraduate career. The new degree is slated to start in fall of 2017.
Poppe’s 360 Neighborhood Pub In Bellingham has expanded its hours to include lunch and is now open to all ages. The pub located inside the Four Points by Sheraton at 714 Lakeway Drive is now open at 11 a.m. each day. Minors are also allowed in the dining area for lunch and dinner.
The fourth annual Hootennany to benefit the Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund is set for Sept. 4. The event is co-sponsored by the Community Food Co-op and Sustainable Connections and will kick off Eat Local Month. The event will have live music, square dancing, a photo booth, farmer recognition and awards and will happen at [...]
The Bellingham Business Journal, Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Whatcom Young Professionals are honoring the next generation of leaders in our community. The Top 7 Under 40 Whatcom Young Professional Award will recognize young professionals whose leadership has made a positive impact on Whatcom County. Nominations are open, and will remain open until Sept. 22. [...]
By Janae Easlon The Bellingham Business Journal Shayle and Casey DenBleyker combined their passions for design and cuisine in their new venture Feast, a food trailer business that’s just getting under way. The couple, who moved to the Bellingham area with their four children four years ago, are bringing their unique talents to the business. [...]
It’s almost time for the 11th annual Girls Night Out event Fairhaven. The event is a fundraiser for Bellingham nonprofit Lydia Place. The Girls Night Out is Saturday, Sept. 17. Passports can be purchased for $15 at www.girlsnightfairhaven.com. The passport includes a list of participating businesses that will be featuring discounts, giveaways, demonstrations, artists and samples. [...]
In September, Sustainable Connections Food & Farming Program celebrates Eat Local Month. It’s a reminder to celebrate the people who grow, raise, and prepare Whatcom County’s food by buying locally. Participate in a number of ways: Take the Eat Local Month Challenge online Try the Eat Local Month specials at participating restaurants. Spend $10 at [...]
The Whatcom Young Professionals will hold their monthly social on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kombucha Town Culture Cafe, 210 Chestnut St., Bellingham. The social is a fun evening of casual networking, drinks, and appetizers. The event is free for WYPS members who RSVP, and $5 for non-members who RSVP. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-social-kombucha-town-culture-cafe-tickets-26813272219?aff=es2
Colleen Carroll has been hired as the new outreach and communication director of the Whatcom Land Trust. Carroll has more than 25 years of experience in conservation education, including playing a role in creating the first native plant conservation program across Hawaii. She co-wrote the Forest Action Plan for the state of Hawaii and developed [...]
By Janae Easlon The Bellingham Business Journal They get paid to shop together. Sisters and Bellingham residents Kristine Samoylenko, 24, and Lana Solo, 32, said they can’t imagine a better business to start. Gift Garden, an online-based store, custom creates and curates gift arrangements for clients in need of house-warming, bridal or new baby presents. [...]