Mediators soothe interoffice discord

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

At loggerheads with a partner or co-worker? Bring in a mediator Mark Ortman, mediator for Resolution Now, said mediators can be a great way to solve interoffice squabbles and problems, especially when all other more common methods of problem solving have failed and the two sides are stuck. KennyBrown   If you’ve noticed a rise in blood [...]

Prize pooches: Locals hit the dogshow circuit

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

   About midway through last month, I realized it was that time of year again.   No, it wasn’t pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training that piqued my interest — although I’m 100 percent on board the “Crazy” Carl Everett bandwagon.   And while noticing the days getting longer was a joyous occasion, reminding me that Bellingham’s two weeks [...]

Labor Ready labors to remake image, increase presence

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

   With a move across town, Labor Ready is aiming to increase — and improve — its image in the community.   Labor Ready, which has been located at 1310 G St. for five years, will be moving to 1530 B Birchwood Ave., next to Albertsons, at the end of the month and opening in the new location [...]

Steetcar system pushed city’s expansion

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

Routes led from city core out into sparsely populated fringes ripe for development Before heading to Garden Avenue, the North Street trolley pauses in front of Arthur Watts’ house at 2530 Dock St. (Cornwall Avenue) in 1909. JeffJewellwhatcom historical society   In July 1905, Louis H. Bean arrived in Bellingham to accept his promotion as the new [...]

John Thompson

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

- The last word J.J. Jensen – Off The Clock Don Drake – Focus on Philanthropy Humphrey Blackburn – Newcomer’s Diary John Cooper – On Tourism Tom Dorr – On Small Businesses  

Lynden prepares for industrial expansion, annexes 104 acres

Filed on 28. Feb, 2006 in Contents

KennyBrown   Although Lynden is known as an agricultural community, it is also a place where, in recent years, the business community has been growing. To maintain its economy, the city’s economic development plan includes allowing space for local businesses to expand.    In its most recent move, the city annexed 104 acres of agricultural land, to the [...]

Logos just one part of a comprehensive brand

Filed on 31. Jan, 2006 in Contents

   If we could help our clients understand only one thing it would be this: A logo is not a brand.    A brand goes further than a custom type treatment that displays a company’s name or an illustrative icon that captures the essence of a business.    A brand is much more comprehensive than a trademark etched [...]

Fairhaven’s gentrification: A good thing?

Filed on 31. Jan, 2006 in Contents

Yes, say the majority of the area’s businesses. While some fondly remember its funky, run-down past, few would trade that past for today’s increasingly well-off local clientele. Jeff Wicklund, owner of Purple Smile Wines in the new Fairhaven Gardens building on Finnegan Street, said Fairhaven’s movement toward upscale shops and clients is a natural progression, [...]

Aluminum welders in short supply, say boatbuilders

Filed on 31. Jan, 2006 in Contents

KennyBrown   The Northwest is becoming a boat-building haven, where buyers are increasingly turning to aluminum as the must-have hull material. To fill orders, local companies must wade into the labor pool looking for skilled laborers, namely aluminum welders, people that have been tough to find.    Local colleges are on the verge of providing programs to contribute [...]

Business Births

Filed on 31. Jan, 2006 in Contents

Import 12 Owner: Shelly Mears Address: 2711 Meridian St. Phone: 752-3233 Startup date: Dec. 29 Square footage: 2,700 Initial investment: $60,000 Shelly Mears’ love of other cultures and far-flung places has manifested itself in her new store, Imports 12, on Meridian Street. Since her childhood, growing up in white, middle-class America, Shelly Mears has always [...]

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