WORKIN’ IN AMERICA

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Immigrants find warm reception, many opportunities for success in Bellingham Dan Hiestand     Mohammad Malayeri’s business ventures have taken him and his family all over the planet.    Whether it was running a transportation company in Iran, a Greek restaurant in Holland or selling Persian rugs in Bellingham, the Iranian-born Malayeri has dabbled in a variety of business [...]

Rocket Donuts

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Owners: Jim and Lucky SwiftAddress: 306 W. Holly St.Phone number: 671-6111Web address: www.rocketdonuts.comSquare footage: 800 Startup date: October 21 Jim and Lucky Swift have begun the countdown to what they hope will be a doughnuts empire at Rocket Donuts on Holly Street.     Three … two … one … lift off!   Doughnuts seem to be on their [...]

Citizens Dock was city’s principal transit hub

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Link to region’s cities crucial on both economic and social levels all photos courtesy/whatcom museum of history and art The celebrated ‘Kulshan,’ the steamer to Seattle, arrived in July 1913 on her maiden trip to Citizens Dock (at right) on the Whatcom Creek waterway. Quackenbush Dock is seen on the left. Jeff Jewell   On July 1, [...]

EXPRESS YOURSELF

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Individuality in the workplace fosters free thinking, loyalty Bob Pritchett, president and CEO of Logos Bible Software, has some fun with a Hoberman Sphere in his downtown offices. Pritchett said he wants to create a company atmosphere that is at the same time casual, creative and professional. Dan Hiestand   The office used to be a war [...]

What’s new in office technology

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What’s out there that can help your business run faster and smarter? Ethan D’Onofrio, vice president of Northwest Computer, uses his Palm Treo 700w, which runs on the new Windows Mobile 5.0. D’Onofrio said Windows Mobile 5.0 is swiftly replacing Palm and Blackberry technology as the operating system of choice for tech-savvy businesspeople. Heidi Schiller   What’s [...]

California-based engineering company moves next to Trillium

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   Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., moved next door to Trillium Corp. at 4370 Cordata Parkway last month, said Jon Syre, member of Foxglove LLC, which owns the building.   The Pasadena, Calif.-based engineering company has more than 60 major offices in 15 countries, according to its Web site. The site also states the company’s annual revenues total $6 [...]

Once again, it’s time to give thanks

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Business owners tell the BBJ those they are most thankful for, and why Vicki Rogers, owner of Inside Passage, said she is incredibly thankful for her trusted bookkeeper and friend, Renee Thompson, who, when Rogers had an illness occur in her family, basically took over running the business until Rogers could return to work. Heidi [...]

The demographics of Carpool Culture

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In the age of the $3 gallon of gas, sharing your commute is becoming more and more enticing Susan Horst, community transportation program manager with the Whatcom Council of Governments, said interest in carpooling has remained flat from a community standpoint since she started her position in 1996. However, programs like Whatcom Smart Trips, a [...]

Miscellanea, and lots of it

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    My column this month is going to be more of a grab bag (with apologies to Dave Gallagher, as "grab bag" is one of his signature, almost copyrighted turns of phrase) of barely interrelated thoughts on a whole host of topics … so let the stream-of-conciousness begin. 1. We live in an incredible town. I [...]

It’s all in the family at Hardware Sales

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image courtesy/JENNY CHATTERTON PHOTOGRAPHYThe Hardware Sales Family: from left to right, Rich George, LaDonna George, Alta McClellan, Jerry McClellan, and Ty McClellan.     In 1962, Alta and Max McClellan purchased Lee Stevens’ Bellingham “booming business,” Powder Sales. The McClellans sold dynamite and blasting caps to loggers, miners, and road builders, along with Army, Navy, and Boeing [...]

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