Thanks to those responsible for another great Ski to Sea

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By now, you are probably quite familiar with the story of Ski to Sea, but in case you aren’t…   The annual Ski to Sea Race from Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay can be traced back to the Mt. Baker Marathon held from 1911 to 1913.   The marathon pitted man and machine against rugged terrain, taking [...]

Auto dealer submits plans for expansion

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    The City of Bellingham planning department has received plans from Jerry Chambers Chevrolet for a new 18,000-square-foot showroom near the auto dealer’s current location on Northwest Road.   The plans call for the building to be constructed on the corner of Home Road and Northwest Avenue, and the showroom would be for Cadillac automobiles.   Jerry Chambers [...]

Keep your business information assets safe

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Part III: Addressing your Technical Security   This is part three of a four-part series that identifies business information assets, helps owners understand the value of their information and then explains how best to protect information as a valuable business asset.   In the 13th century, a strong empire required protecting the riches of the kingdom, similar [...]

How we give here – Part 1

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Thanks to a report about to be released by Whatcom Community Foundation, we now know more specifics about charitable giving in Whatcom County.   The Foundation commissioned Greg Winter of Cornerstone Strategies in Bellingham to update the profile of the nonprofit sector economy he first did in 2000, and to add the latest available figures from [...]

8 Interesting People

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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

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

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