Tai chi: Eliminating business stress the ancient way

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

   Stress and conflict – things everyone in business has to deal with on a daily basis. Some stress is good as a motivator to action, but too much is bad for the health.    I remember years ago when I was starting up an earlier business, I read in a newspaper about a Hong Kong shipping [...]

potencial.

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

It’s the Spanish word for potential — and with the growing local Hispanic community unofficially numbering about 20,000 in Whatcom County alone, Hispanic business owners say this area is oozing with ‘potencial.’ BTC prepping for August groundbreakingNew technology center scheduled to be completed in December 2006 Long-awaited parking changes on the horizonDowntown metered parking would [...]

Put staff evaluations higher on your ‘to do’ list

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

   It’s an interesting dilemma: Managers say they think performance evaluations are important and yet they often dread doing them and miss deadlines so employees have to wait months beyond their scheduled due date. What gives?   Without scientific data to back me up, my practical experience tells me there are a number of roadblocks that get in [...]

China’s army of scientists, not cheap labor, our real worry

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

   A recent cover of The Economist magazine featured a doctored street sign: “Great Wall St.” The caption read: “How China runs the world economy.”   The gist of the article is America’s demand for low- cost products is fueling China’s industrial expansion. In turn, the Chinese are investing billions in U.S. Treasury bonds. The tag line is [...]

Home Base project nixed

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

Plan to use building to host the Bellingham Athletic Club is nowofficially on the skids DaveGallagher  It’s back to the drawing board for the former Home Base building.The 105,000-square-foot building on E. Bellis Fair Parkway that had been slated as the new location for the Bellingham Athletic Club is currently for lease.The building was purchased at [...]

BTC prepping for August groundbreaking

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

Rendering of the David and Joyce Morse Center, courtesy Bellingham Technical College.   DaveGallagher   Construction will begin this month on what will be Bellingham Technical College’s largest building on campus.   The 47,500-square-foot welding repair technology center will cost $11.72 million to build and is scheduled to be completed in December 2006. The building will be constructed by [...]

Time to brush up on your tourist skills

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

   They come out during the hottest of the dog days of summer, demanding to eat, drink, shop and take up space. They are the tourists. Every community with anything of interest gets them. When we leave town, to visit Winthrop, LaConner, Leavenworth, Seattle or Vancouver, we become them. And all of us have good and [...]

Question? Go ask your librarian

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

Bellingham’s library system has a wealth of free resources for the business person that can make a real difference in your bottom line Margaret Ziegler is the head of reference services for the Bellingham Public Library. She should be the first contact on any information-gathering mission; as a library vet of 35 years, odds are [...]

Howard Hammer: No slowdown in sight

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

You’d think after more than 65 years in the logging business, a quiet retirement would be in order — not for Howard Hammer THE GIFT OF FORESIGHT: Howard Hammer knew Bellingham would be developed eventually, so he bought as much property as he could as early as he could — and that foresight has paid [...]

City residential-building surge continues

Filed on 31. Jul, 2005 in Contents

Infill, development into UGA crucial to meet coming demand, say city officials The 100 condo units of Harris Square are just a drop in the bucket when looking at the big picture of the city’s residential development in 2005. DaveGallagher   For the past three years officials for the City of Bellingham have been forecasting the city [...]

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