EDC’s self-analysis the correct move

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

   In the wake of the non-renewal of former Bellingham/Whatcom Economic Development Council executive director Rob Pochert’s contract, the organization, at its recent annual meeting, has decided to embark on a course of self-introspection and analysis to determine its future course and current relevance.   This is a solid move for an organization that has long seemed to [...]

Coming soon! Truck-sized computers! Really!

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

   I never drive by A-1 Builders on Northwest without looking at their sign. It almost always has something interesting or funny or thought-provoking on it, and one recent message struck me as particularly humorous. It was a quote from a 1949 issue of Popular Mechanics: “In the future, computers could weigh as little as 1.5 [...]

On the trail of the ‘next great find’

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

Antiques dealers profess to the same drives and addictions as their customers — the need to search high and low, coupled with the thrill of discovery Ral Gario, owner of Bellingham Bay Collectibles, said searching for those rare nuggets at garage sales and estate sales still gives him the thrill of the hunt, one reason [...]

4 UNDER 40:

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

BELLINGHAM’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS Lynden prepares for industrial expansion, annexes 104 acres Business confidence continues to riseBBJ’s quarterly survey returns with a new record-high rating Cities capitalize on Bellingham’s anti-business repFerndale, Skagit County actively promoting themselves as destinations for city’s disaffected businesses Friday Harbor ferry gains ridershipRidership proves to be higher than anticipated in trial period [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits Building permitsThe following building pemrits have been issued recently. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. Applications4058 Hammer Drive, $350,000 for a new commercial warehouse with offices. Owner: Vera L. Hawkins, Patricia Woodburn, John Kienast. Applicant: John McDaniel.4054 [...]

Logos just one part of a comprehensive brand

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

   If we could help our clients understand only one thing it would be this: A logo is not a brand.    A brand goes further than a custom type treatment that displays a company’s name or an illustrative icon that captures the essence of a business.    A brand is much more comprehensive than a trademark etched [...]

Friday Harbor ferry gains ridership

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

Ridership proves to be higher than anticipated in trial period of commuter service PLEASANT SURPRISE: Commuter interest in an experimental wintertime foot-passenger ferry between Friday Harbor and Bellingham has proven to be greater than expected. Costs for the service were offset by a $150,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration. J.J.Jensen   Local officials who helped launch [...]

Chamber working for changes in WHTI

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

Recent lobbying trip to the nation’s capital paying dividends Canadian shoppers and visitors crowd the border crossing on a recent weekend, a sight which local chamber officials fear could be in short supply once legislation requiring passports to cross the border is enacted in 2008. Below is a prophetic inscription from the Peace Arch. KennyBrown   Although [...]

BIRTHS

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

Robert Jones’ new eatery, All American Deli & Ice Cream, opened in November on Old Fairhaven Parkway. All American Deli & Ice CreamOwner: Robert JonesAddress: 1200 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Suite 107Phone: 671-4696Startup date: Nov. 15Square footage: 1,200Initial investment: More than $200,000    Giving a tour of his new eatery, All American Deli & Ice Cream, on [...]

Another paper to join the fray

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

Editor Tim Johnson launching new ‘Cascadia Weekly’ J.J.Jensen   After a tumultuous winter, in which infighting, financial troubles and power struggles led to the collapse of the Bellingham Weekly, Tim Johnson, the paper’s former editor, will be back on newsstands in mid-March.   Johnson, along with former Bellingham Herald reporter Emily Weiner and several former Weekly staffers, will launch [...]

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