Tax incentive program enhances vitality of downtown businesses

Filed on 19. Nov, 2019 in Contents, Features, News

Tax incentive program enhances vitality of downtown businesses

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership has rolled out the 2020 Main Street Tax Incentive program. Through the program, businesses can donate to the organization and receive 75 percent of their donation back as a tax credit on their state Business and Operations taxes. The statewide program through the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation [...]

Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District receives award

Filed on 14. Nov, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District receives award

The Washington State Department of Health’s Treatment Optimization Program has awarded the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District with a Platinum Award. The award recognizes 15 or more consecutive years of meeting the Washington State Department of Health’s Treatment Optimization Program (TOP) regulations. Since the program’s inception in 2001, only four of the 59 rapid [...]

PeaceHealth announces chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network

Filed on 08. Nov, 2019 in Contents, People On The Move

PeaceHealth announces chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network

Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, was named chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network. Prosper began his 30-year healthcare career as a physical therapist at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. He held the role of interim chief executive after a longtime PeaceHealth leader, Dale Zender retired on Sept. 30, 2019. Prosper will continue [...]

Employee ownerships: An important step to creating quality jobs in Bellingham

Filed on 07. Nov, 2019 in Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors

Employee ownerships: An important step to creating quality jobs in Bellingham

By Mauri Ingram Whatcom Community Foundation, President, and CEO I read an interesting report recently which highlighted the official United States unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent, representing a 49-year low. A recent Harris Poll had cited 80 percent of American workers report living paycheckto-paycheck. And, in Washington state, the data from the U.S. Census [...]

CEO who improved foster care outcomes in WA to step down

Filed on 06. Nov, 2019 in Contents, Features, People On The Move

CEO who improved foster care outcomes in WA to step down

After 24 years, Janis Avery, the CEO of Treehouse will formally step down from her position this Spring. Avery has been a transformational leader in advancing the mission of Treehouse, to give kids in foster care across the state of Washington a brighter childhood and future. Avery has her master’s in social work from the [...]

Hotel Leo now accepting overnight reservations

Filed on 05. Nov, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Hotel Leo now accepting overnight reservations

The historic Hotel Leo, located at 1224 Cornwall Ave., will open at the site of the original Byron Hotel, which opened in 1889. The property will be the first in Bellingham to mix hotel rooms with residential units. The 40 hotel rooms will share a lobby and social areas with 52 resident units called the [...]

Phillip 66 honored by the Association of Washington Business for energy efficiency

Filed on 05. Nov, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Phillip 66 honored by the Association of Washington Business for energy efficiency

The Association of Washington Business has awarded the Phillip 66 Ferndale Refinery with the 2019 annual AWB Manufacturing Excellence Award for Green Manufacturing. The award recognizes Phillip 66 for its commitment to maximize energy efficiency, exceed regulatory requirements and minimize waste in the production process. “Phillips 66 is a vitally important energy producer for Washington [...]

United Way of Whatcom County partners with businesses, kicks off fall campaign

Filed on 04. Nov, 2019 in Contents, Features, News

United Way of Whatcom County partners with businesses, kicks off fall campaign

United Way of Whatcom County recently launched its Fall fundraising campaign geared toward breaking the cycle of poverty. The campaign is working with nearly 200 local companies to generate support for those who are struggling financially. Aligning for-profits and non-profits with the same ideals of giving back to their community is a win-win, general manager [...]

RE/MAX Whatcom County names new broker, CRS-certified realtor

Filed on 01. Nov, 2019 in Contents, People On The Move

RE/MAX Whatcom County names new broker, CRS-certified realtor

Gabrielle Balolia will join RE/MAX Whatcom County and focus on residential real estate and some select commercial properties. Balolia lives in Bow and brings 22 years of experience in advertising, marketing, sales and management. Balolia also has experience in online marketing, radio advertising, print campaigns and social media to help people purchase real estate. Balolia [...]

Whatcom County is ideal small business owners: study shows

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

Whatcom County is ideal small business owners: study shows

A new study by SmartAsset ranks Whatcom County as the third-best in the state for small business owners. According to the study, the number one county in Washington for small business owners is San Juan followed by Jefferson. The study took into consideration three factors when compiling the list; the percent of people in the [...]

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