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Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

There are few more terrifying words for the business owner. Here’s how you can prepare for the worst and make your day with the auditor a breeze Judy McCoy, co-owner of Camtech Precision with her husband, Chuck, was horrified a few years ago to find out that her business had been randomly selected for an [...]

8 Interesting People

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

by the friends and colleagues that know them best    Bellingham has more than its fair share of interesting and unique businesspeople, each with their own personal, introspective, or even humorous stories to tell. Getting these stories out of them is the tough part – so instead of writing them ourselves, we decided to ask [...]

There are no easy answers to Chuckanut Ridge dilemma

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

    After the smoke clears and the situation involving the proposed Chuckanut Ridge development finally comes to some sort of a resolution, one thing will be clear: People just shouldn’t build or live next to a huge piece of privately owned property and expect that property to never be developed. That’s not real-world thinking.   That said, [...]

Wanted: New economic development job priorities

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Job creation has historically been the prime objective of economic development programs.  By this standard we have done very well.   New job creation in Whatcom County has replaced most of the jobs lost from contraction of the region’s primary employment sources such as timber, fisheries, mining, and agriculture.  Local labor markets are tight and unemployment [...]

Pest control takes a deft hand – and a tough stomach

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Operators say never knowing what they’re going to find at each service call is one of the things that keep the job interesting Randall Kiesser and Brandon McElrea, operators for Environmental Pest Control, saddle up before entering a crawlspace. by J.J. Jenson   Spiders and rats and roaches, oh my.    For many people, seeing one [...]

Welcome to Deadwood

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

I don’t watch tons of TV.   The vast majority of my time in front of the tube, if looked at in toto over the course of a week, would consist mostly of a combination of Sesame Street and the Koala Brothers, the Disney Channel’s continuing saga of pair of koalas (surprise, surprise) in the outback [...]

The Rome Store like a trip back in time

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Local grocery celebrating its 90th year in business Blue Water, Green BuildingsEco-friendly techniques could be key to lake’s development Youngstock’sOwner ready to pass the reigns to son Bullying not just for schoolyards anymoreBellingham company working to shed light on bullying in the workplace Eight interesting peopleBy the friends and colleagues that know them best Pest [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Business licenses Top properties& building permits Building permits    The following building permits have been issued recently. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. Bellingham1220 N. Forest St., $10,000 in tenant improvements. Owner: Shuksan 1220. Contractor: Owner will do the work. Tenant: Food Co-op.1301 W. Bakerview Rd., $28,000 in [...]

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 [...]

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