Auto camps dotted county lansdcape

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

Advent of cheaper cars led to boom in auto-based traveling Checking in at the Cornwall Park Auto Camp in 1924. AlCurrierwhatcom historical society   As the decade of the 1920s began, the nation was experiencing a great wave of prosperity following the conclusion of World War I in 1918. One result of this prosperity was a dramatic [...]

The struggle for identity in a catch-phrase world

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

   One of the slipperiest problems I have had to solve with Blue Future Filters has been creating an identity both for the company and its products.    In essence, what we make are just combinations of pipe, valves, fittings, and big polyethylene tanks.    The value, of course, is in the exact combination, placement, and function of [...]

Museum exhibit driving tourists downtown

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

‘The Good, The Bad, and The Custom’ bringing in bike enthusiasts — and tourist dollars — from around the region Exhibition curator Patrick Dowling, left, and Whatcom Museum of History & Art director Tom Livesay have been planning the current motorcycle exhibit for two years. The popular exhibit, say local business owners, is generating additional [...]

Station Pub owner files final appeal

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

   Embattled Station Pub owner Nancy Parkhurst has filed exceptions with the Washington State Liquor Control Board over an administrative law judge’s recent ruling to cancel the tavern’s liquor license.   A Liquor Control Board spokesman said it will still be about two weeks before the board makes a final decision.    “There’s the possibility, although it would be [...]

Charly Myers planning Dupont Street mixed-use project

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

J.J.Jensen   It was only a matter of time, said local developer Charly Myers, before Bellingham’s building boom found its way into the Lettered Streets.   Now, Myers, owner of Myers General Inc., a builder of many neighborhood homes around town, could be among the first to develop in the area.   Myers General is currently in the process of purchasing [...]

Let’s play ‘Name that business’

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

That’s a great idea, what should we call it?   It starts with a great idea, which leads to defining the business, and then to the inevitable question “What should we call it?” This is the age-old problem that all new businesses encounter.The business struggles to find a name that isn’t already taken by one of [...]

Group looking to sell northside parcel

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

by J.J. JensenMore growth and development could be on the way in the north end of town.William T. Follis Jr., a partner at Wm. T. Follis Realtors and president of the Bakerview Land Company, said this week that the land company wants to sell 121 acres of land north of West Bakerview Road, between Northwest [...]

Youngstock’s owner ready to pass the reigns to son

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

After 33 years at the helm of Youngstock’s Country Farms Nursery and Produce, seeing it grow from a simple roadside stand, John Chartier is finally ready to hand off the business to his son Johnny, left. by J.J. Jensen    After 33 years of working sunrise-to-sunset days as the owner of Youngstock’s Country Farms Nursery and [...]

Working with the government: Easy come … Easy go

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Easy come, easy go.   That expression just doesn’t quite provide solace when you lose a large contract.   But, when a small company is dealing with the U.S. government, and said government is purchasing equipment from said small company for use in the middle of a very hot war – well, anything can happen. But there [...]

Some quick tips for running with the Big Boys

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

A Fairhaven merchant was at a gathering of friends recently, when the talk turned to shopping and parking in Fairhaven.  To his dismay, his friends had given up going down there because they said, “it’s so busy no one can find parking anymore.”   These are the same people who gladly go to the mall or [...]

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