Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits Building permitsThe following building pemrits have been issued in the past month: 340 W. Bakerview Rd., $1,034,000 for tenant improvements, including modernization of existing facilities, office relocations, new restrooms, and provisions for future commercial kitchen for employee café for T-Mobile. Owner: Western Mortgage Development. Contractor: Ticon [...]

Dancing around the pitfalls of product development

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

   Remembering a scrawled doodle on a notebook page in 1994, I realize how huge the process of product development really is.    Looking objectively at our slow- sand filter systems as they are now, the observer is likely to comment on how simple they seem. I’m here to tell you that an enormous amount of design, [...]

VOICES IN THE WIND

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

Bill Follis made it out of a burning bomber to return home, start a family, and live a full life. Many of his friends did not. Port seeking waterfront input from all sectorsPort Communications Manager Carolyn Casey updates BBJ readers on the latest goings-on at the Port of Bellingham and any new news regarding the [...]

Westhaver: “This IS my retirement”

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Pacific Trim owner Russ Westhaver’s lifelong loves of hockey and hard work show no signs of ebbing, even though he’s 82 Pacific Trim owner Russ Westhaver’s lifelong love of hockey continues, both in his continuing affection for his hometown Detroit Redwings team and with often getting out on the ice himself for “skate and puck [...]

Emerald Bay completes $500k renovation of former Breakwater space

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Emerald Bay Events employees Anna Schiessl and Micah LaNasa show off the renovated Sapphire Cove venue. J.J.Jensen   A major remodel of Sapphire Cove, Emerald Bay Events’ waterfront venue for receptions, banquets and galas, was completed last week, just in time for the busy holiday party season.   The $500,000 makeover of the facility at 2625 S. Harbor Loop [...]

First American heading to the waterfront; opens up prime downtown spot

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J.J.Jensen   Nearly 30 new employees are heading for the waterfront, as First American Title Insurance Company has signed a five-year lease with the port for space in the Bellwether Building.   First American has been located downtown for at least 20 years at 215 N. Commercial St., but had been looking for a new location that could help [...]

Washington�s tax-cut fever just won�t go away

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

   As the debate over gas taxes heats up in Washington state, all eyes in the nation are on Colorado, which is in the midst of its own tax fight.   In 1992, Colorado residents enacted the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR. TABOR established a formula that limits the growth in state tax collections and requires the [...]

Using TV and radio to your advantage

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   This past election, I’ve learned first-hand the challenges of marketing by committee. The candidate wanted to do television ads, and everyone in the group offered a different visualization of what they should be like. At one point, there were six completely different commercials offered up, and the producer was ready to walk away from the [...]

Some quick tips to spruce up your holiday bash

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Providing an opportunity for youremployees to overindulge is not only poor judgment, it could land you in big trouble Tim Donnelly, owner of Special T Striping & Design Inc. said he liks to mix things up, some years it’s prime rib at Chuckanut Manor, other years it’s waterskiing or parasailing. J.J.Jensen   Ah, the company holiday party.   To [...]

Smaller gyms aiming for niche clientele

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

David Adamson’s Fitness Together franchise on Bellwether Way, built around an instructor/client model, has proved so successful he plans on opening two more locations in Bellingham soon. J.J.Jensen   Some things are in decline at gyms these days, like medicine balls and vibrator belts, the old motorized machines that shook the midsection.   Something else members of larger gyms [...]

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