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 [...]

Whatcom County

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

Who is coming to Bellingham, and why?A look inside the numbers Real-estate agent Mike Parcher said he has mixed feelings about the red-hot real-estate market and rapid influx of new residents; while it is affording him a growing business, he worries it could also alter the quality of life that makes the area special. DaveGallagher   Throughout [...]

Rhetoric is just throwing fuel on the fire of city’s growth debate

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

  What is “Growth”?When I use the word “growth,” what comes to your mind?    Urban Sprawl?    Private Property Rights?    Degradation of our environment?    Living-wage Jobs?   Each of these reactions carries politically charged rhetoric, concepts or ideas which are meant to incite strong feelings in people.   Those strong feelings, however, generally aren’t directed toward positive ends, like solving the [...]

Gather ‘round for the story of Glen, Mary — and Marge

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

   The following story is true; the names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Glen and Mary have been married for over 15 years (a success in itself).    Glen is a sole proprietor in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry (HVAC). For over 7 years Glen has provided HVAC sales and service throughout Whatcom [...]

PR Web taking marketing to the masses

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

Ferndale firm hooking up small- and medium-sized businesses to the media using the Internet David McInnis, right, CEO and founder of Ferndale’s PR Web, and vice president Mick Jolly are changing the news-distribution world. Their company distributes some 10,000 news releases per month. J.J.Jensen   As a 27-year-old owner of a Web development and hosting company in [...]

Blue Water, Green Buildings

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Group aims to show that the differing sides of the Lake Whatcom watershed building moratorium can both get what they want – new homes without causing environmental impacts on the city’s water supply. Bob Ross, owner of Ross Architecture, believes low-impact building techniques could not only convince people that some development can take place in [...]

Former Ocean Kayak owner floating new project

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Tim Niemier’s new venture, Wild Designs, will focus on small craft, such as kayaks, canoes, and drift boats Wild Designs owner Tim Niemier, former owner of Ocean Kayak, holds a prototype for a new kayak design. by Dave Gallagher   Tim Niemier is having some trouble getting rid of the boating bug.   Niemier, who started Ocean [...]

Local entrepreneur riding surge in interest in bocce

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Tom McNutt’s boccemon.com helping grow the sport both locally and nationally Tom McNutt’s interest in bocce began a few years ago when he played at a barbecue. His interest became something of an obsession, eventually leading him to launch boccemon.com, which sells plans and materials for making bocce courts. by J.J. Jenson    Local residents [...]

Telegraph venture left indelible mark on county

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Effort to join U.S., Russia via telegraph through Bellingham ultimately failed Remnants of the old Telegraph Road, made of split cedar planks, could still be found north of Bellingham in May 1949, when this photo was taken. by Al Currier   Samuel Morse’s demonstration in 1835 of the first telegraph, an instrument for transmitting electric signals [...]

Huge national companies no easy sell

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Prudence needed when dealing with these megacompanies Becky Eastwood, co-owner of Puget Safety Equipment, said she working with very large companies can be an interesting experience. It requires a lot of patience, however, and the small-business owner should be certain they can handle a large company’s orders. by Dave Gallagher  At some point nearly every [...]

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