The Herald’s getting a good one

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

   Seven years is a long time to do anything these days — let alone work at the same newspaper job, pulling in mediocre wages coupled with increased responsibilities, ever-grumpier bosses … you get the picture.   But after seven years at the BBJ, my right hand, Dave Gallagher, is leaving to take the post of the Herald’s [...]

Avionics shop takes flight at BAS

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Purchase of Port Angeles company paved way for local firm’s expansion Bellingham Aviation Servicesy?N Operations Manager Jeff Geer said business has been brisk at the companyy?Ns new avionics shop ? so brisk theyy?Nve hired a new mechanic to help with the workload. DaveGallagher   Given the past struggles of fixed-base operators at the Bellingham International Airport, it [...]

Are we better off as a city than we were 10 years ago?

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

   It’s election season, which means just about every challenger in every race will soon be playing the “we’re worse off than we were when my opponent got elected” card.    It’s a well-played bit of political fluff, but we’ll hear it quite a bit nonetheless in the upcoming months.   Lets head that thought off with a related [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits ContractsThe following government contracts have been awarded in the past month: Lynden Police Department remodel; $1,851,841 to Roosendaal-Honcoop Construction, Bellingham. Issued by City of Lynden.Port Angeles utilities extension; $3,067,083 to Strider Construction, Bellingham. Issued by City of Port Angeles.Coast Millenium Trail, Interurban segment A (parks); $489,540 [...]

Lummis look at future beyond gaming

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

Retraining, investments in economic redevelopment point way to tribe’s business potential Henry Cagey, the Lummi Nation�s director of economic development, said the Silver Reef Casino is providing income that allows the tribe to invest in more big-picture, long-term programs, such as economic redevelopment and worker retraining, that will help the tribe grow economically in the [...]

Employers finding fewer job candidates

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

Low unemployment rate, high number of newly created jobs draining potential-employee pool Rosy Reyes and Peter Marshall of An Employment Solution have found it more challenging to fill job positions this summer, particularly entry-level positions. DaveGallagher   The summer months are usually a challenging time for Peter Marshall to help companies fill vacant positions, but it’s been [...]

Time to evaluate your evaluations

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

   Congratulations! You’ve made the commitment to yourself to sit down and draft an employee evaluation before it’s actually due so you can meet the deadline. Now for the actual work.   When done well, evaluations serve several different purposes: They acknowledge the good work someone has done, they point out the areas of growth needed to improve [...]

Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

Owner: Giuseppe MauroAddress: 1414 Cornwall Ave.Phone: 714-8412Startup date: early SeptemberSquare footage: 6,000Initial investment: $450,000 Giuseppe Mauro lost his first Bellingham restaurant to fire nine months ago, but is set to reopen in the historic Elks Building on Cornwall.    It’s been an arduous journey, but Giuseppe Mauro’s restaurant has returned.It took about three months of remodeling [...]

Fishin’ fanatics

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

Local reefnetters keeping traditions alive Patience is the key as reefnetters wait atop the tall towers mounted on their boats, watching for signs salmon have followed their artificial reefs up into their nets. J.J.Jensen   For many local fishers, this year’s short, disappointing salmon season will mean financial hardships for the rest of the year.   Fortunately for Lummi [...]

Integrity, every day and in the face of disaster

Filed on 31. Aug, 2005 in Contents

   I had planned to pen some of my experiences and lessons in overseas business travel for this month’s article. But Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath brings other issues to the forefront for me — one of them being integrity.   Business and business people oftentimes get a bad rap. It seems like there is always a story [...]

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