Morrie’s: ‘A place to let your hair down’

Filed on 31. Jan, 2006 in Contents

Barbershop’s owner to erect mixed-use building on current site Jess Bass, foreground, and his father, Morrie Bass, make quick work of a pair of regulars on a typical afternoon at Morrie’s Barbershop on Cornwall. Morrie will soon tear down the current space to make room for a mixed-use building at the site; the pair will [...]

Chamber, County Council dustup hurts both sides

Filed on 31. Jan, 2006 in Contents

   When the Whatcom County Council voted in January to cut $29,000 of funding for the Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ski to Sea ad campaign because the council didn’t like the chamber’s newfound political involvement, it opened a can of worms that has done harm to both sides of the argument.   Both the chamber [...]

Railroad Redux: The stakeout, part II

Filed on 31. Jan, 2006 in Contents

New businesses seem to be having positive impact on thedowntown area; the same set of problems still persists, however KennyBrown and J.J.Jensen    One year ago, staffers at The Bellingham Business Journal spent a night monitoring activities on Railroad Avenue — long a haven for homeless people, street toughs, delinquents, drug dealers and users, prostitutes and [...]

A year of tough opinions and memorable quotes

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

   This past year had more than its fair share of great quotes, opinions, and viewpoints by local businesspeople. Never at a loss for things to say, you filled the paper with words of wisdom, words of condolence, and words of anger — all of which are far better than words of indifference.    Below are a [...]

Northwest Computer secures state cartridge contract

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

Public-sector agreement will mean up to $2 million in new business to local company     Northwest Computer was recently awarded a contract worth up to $2 million by the state of Washington to provide the state with remanufactured toner cartridges for use in printers, copiers and fax machines over the next two years.   The Bellingham computer company [...]

FBOs doing more than just gassing up planes

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

“We always try our best to market Bellingham because that next jet might be carrying executives who could bring 500 jobs here.” Harlow Friday, Linda Marrom, Linda Knutzen and Fred Knutzen, all of Bellingham Aero, say the airport’s fixed-base operators can help provide travel solutions for local business owners and help promote economic development in [...]

Eatery owners chew on Slow Food Movement’s message

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

Group aims to be the diametric, polar opposite of fast food — even if that means longer wait Olivier Vrambout, owner of the Mount Bakery and a native of Belgium, subscribes to the Slow Food Movement’s tenets, from using local produce first and whenever possible to the protection of cultural food identities and rare produce. [...]

2005 BUSINESS ALMANAC and Year in Review

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

A look back at the Year That Was: 2005′s top business stories, movers and shakers and more. Bellingham Weekly fracas ends in ‘hibernation’Infighting, financial problems and alleged elaborate schemes for ultimate control contributed to the cessation of the alternative paper. FBOs doing more than just gassing up planes“We always try our best to market Bellingham [...]

Mission buysEmerald Bay site

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

J.J.Jensen   Emerald Bay Events, which announced plans last month for an 80,000-square-foot conference and reception center in Ferndale, may be looking to build their new headquarters as soon as possible.    Last month, neighboring Lighthouse Mission Ministries purchased Emerald Bay’s 10,000-square-foot building at 1013 Holly St. for $750,000.    Lighthouse Mission executive director Ronald Buchinski said officials already [...]

Clubs scramble to fill niche left by 3B

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

Purchase of building by the Bellingham Housing Authority for conversion into apartments meant the end for nightclub Joel Myrene, a former booker at the 3B who’s now booking shows at Chiribin’s, said local venues are scrambling to fill the void left by the closing of the 3B on New Year’s Eve. J.J.Jensen   New Year’s may have [...]

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