A passion for helping local foster kids

Filed on 06. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features

A passion for helping local foster kids

It’s been a big year for Skookum Kids, and its founder Ray Deck III. In the past several months, the nonprofit has launched a new program, hired new staff and taken over a struggling business. Deck didn’t start out wanting to open a nonprofit. He grew up in North Carolina, and moved to New York [...]

Top 7 Under 40: Working hard and doing good in Whatcom County

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

Top 7 Under 40: Working hard and doing good in Whatcom County

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal They’re building Whatcom County’s future — one foster kid, one flower arrangement, one can of beer at a time. The winners of this year’s Top 7 Under 40 Award come from a wide variety of industries, from nonprofit director to small business owner to working in the public [...]

Whatcom Community College named one of top 150 community colleges

Filed on 02. Nov, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

Whatcom Community College was named one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. This is the fourth time WCC has received this designation. WCC was selected from nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges based on outstanding achievements in learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of [...]

Shuksan Healthcare Center hires new speech therapist

Filed on 02. Nov, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Shuksan Healthcare Center has hired Jackie Stark as a full-time speech therapist. Stark recently graduated from Western Washington University with a master’s degree in speech language pathology. Shuksan Healthcare Center is a 52-bed short-term rehabilitation facility for senior residents, located in Bellingham. For more information, visit shuksanhealthcare.com.  

Maritime industry is growing, but the workforce is aging

Filed on 01. Nov, 2017 in Contents, Features

Maritime industry is growing, but the workforce is aging

By Jennifer Sasseen For The Herald Business Journal EDMONDS — The owner of a private maritime-training school in Edmonds sees a lot of opportunity opening up in the industry for young people. “What we’re finding in our industry is that we have too many people retiring and not enough young people getting involved,” said Julie [...]

Chuckanut Brewery win two gold medals at national competition

Filed on 26. Oct, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Chuckanut Brewery was awarded two gold medals for its beers at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival. Chuckanut was awarded gold for its Kolsch German style ale and gold for it Chuckanut Dunkel Lager at the festival, held in Denver, Colorado on Oct. 7. More than 2,000 breweries entered 8,100 beers in 98 categories and [...]

Skagit County signs on to sustainable partnership with WWU

Filed on 26. Oct, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

Skagit County has signed on to a Sustainable Communities Partnership. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Western students and faculty will be assisting staff at Skagit County with a variety sustainable projects. Projects include developing recommendations on county setbacks, determining locations of abandoned septic systems, writing a community plan for Edison, developing and executing a public [...]

New owner of Everett Bob’s Burgers began in Lynden, rose through ranks

Filed on 23. Oct, 2017 in Contents, Features

New owner of Everett Bob’s Burgers began in Lynden, rose through ranks

Jennifer Sasseen For The Herald Business Journal EVERETT ­— Restaurant owner Carrie deKubber’s life is proof that those willing to work hard can still achieve the American dream. Starting 20 years ago as a hostess and dishwasher at a Washington burger restaurant, the 38-year-old deKubber today owns the Everett version of the same restaurant, Bob’s [...]

Co-op recognized for sustainability

Filed on 19. Oct, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

The Community Food Co-op has been nationally recognized for its sustainability achievements. The Co-op was recognized for its sustainability impacts for 2016 at the National Co+op Grocers 2017 annual meeting. The Co-op was recognized for a variety of sustainable achievements, including eliminating* GMO ingredients from its bakery and deli production departments and conducting a complete [...]

November Green Drinks hosted by Bellingham Pasta, Evolve Chocolate

Filed on 19. Oct, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

In November, Green Drinks will be hosted by Bellingham Pasta Co., in celebration of its 10th anniversary, and Evolve Chocolate, and will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m at 3125 Mercer Ave., Suite 101, Bellingham. Green Drinks is networking event focused on environmental issues held on the first Wednesday of every month [...]

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