Stop a co-worker feud before it starts

Filed on 05. Apr, 2016 in Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors

Stop a co-worker feud before it starts

By Louise Penberthy Guest columnist A software developer made a colorful, striking glass candy dish in a glassblowing class. She put it on the filing cabinet outside her cubicle, full of candy for her friends at work. Then the developer in the next cubicle knocked the dish off the cabinet and it broke. He claimed it was [...]

Housing shortage continues to push Whatcom County home prices up

Filed on 04. Apr, 2016 in News

By BBJ Staff In the market for a new home? Expect competition and higher prices. The median price of a home sold in Whatcom County last month was $285,000. That’s up 10.04 percent from March of last year, according to numbers released by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service today. That increase is higher than the [...]

The deal to sell Haggen

Filed on 04. Apr, 2016 in Contents, News

The deal to sell Haggen

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal When Haggen sought permission to sell off the last of its stores in November, the future of the brand was put into question. Now it looks like shoppers — those in Whatcom County, at least — will get some answers about what will happen with the grocery store chain that [...]

Timeline of Haggen’s downfall

Filed on 04. Apr, 2016 in News

The trouble for Haggen began with Albertsons’ acquisition of Safeway, announced in March 2014. December 2014: Haggen, with 18 grocery stores and 16 pharmacies in Washington and Oregon, announces it will buy 146 Safeway and Albertsons stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The value of the deal is later put at $300 million. [...]

Appliance Depot expands

Filed on 01. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs

Appliance Depot added 1,600 square feet to its existing location at 802 Marine Drive, Bellingham. Low demand for scrap metal means more people are donating their old appliances to Appliance Depot, rather than pay to take them to a recycling center. The expansion will help accommodate those extra donations.. Appliance Depot collects old washing machines, [...]

Ferndale High School student serves as page in state House

Filed on 01. Apr, 2016 in People On The Move

Ferndale High School student serves as page in state House

Ferndale High School student Finnegan Boyd traveled to Olympia for one week starting March 6 to serve as a page in the House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 42nd District Rep. Luanne Van Werven. As a project culminating his experience, he co-wrote a piece of legislation to enhance safety in school zones. Boyd convinced [...]

Western in the top 10 for students who go on to earn doctorates

Filed on 01. Apr, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Western Washington University ranks ninth in the country for the number of it graduates who go on to earn doctorates. That data was compiled in the Survey of Earned Doctorates, produced by the National Science Foundation, and looked at the nation’s 590 public and private master’s granting institutions.  

BelleWood Acres owners to retire

Filed on 30. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

BelleWood Acres owners to retire

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal After 20 years of growing apples, Dorie and John Belisle, owners of BelleWood Acres, are thinking about retirement. “It’s time, we’re old,” Dorie Belisle said. A real estate listing for the nearly 62-acre orchard, distillery, retail space, cafe and event space went online on Friday. The asking price [...]

WWU Board names OSU provost as top candidate for university president

Filed on 30. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

WWU Board names OSU provost as top candidate for university president

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees named Sabah U. Randhawa as the preferred candidate for WWU’s next president. Randhawa currently serves as the Oregon State University provost and executive vice chair, the second ranking administrator at the university. The board named Randhawa today from a list of five finalists for the job, which came [...]

Albertsons’ the only bid considered in Haggen purchase

Filed on 28. Mar, 2016 in Contents, News

By Jim Davis The Herald Business Journal Haggen Food & Pharmacy received four offers to buy at least some of its remaining stores in Washington and Oregon but only considered the Albertsons bid, according to court documents filed earlier this month. The $106 million offer is to be reviewed at a hearing Tuesday in U.S. [...]

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