Some quick tips for running with the Big Boys

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

A Fairhaven merchant was at a gathering of friends recently, when the talk turned to shopping and parking in Fairhaven.  To his dismay, his friends had given up going down there because they said, “it’s so busy no one can find parking anymore.”   These are the same people who gladly go to the mall or [...]

Blue Water, Green Buildings

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Group aims to show that the differing sides of the Lake Whatcom watershed building moratorium can both get what they want – new homes without causing environmental impacts on the city’s water supply. Bob Ross, owner of Ross Architecture, believes low-impact building techniques could not only convince people that some development can take place in [...]

Former Ocean Kayak owner floating new project

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Tim Niemier’s new venture, Wild Designs, will focus on small craft, such as kayaks, canoes, and drift boats Wild Designs owner Tim Niemier, former owner of Ocean Kayak, holds a prototype for a new kayak design. by Dave Gallagher   Tim Niemier is having some trouble getting rid of the boating bug.   Niemier, who started Ocean [...]

Local entrepreneur riding surge in interest in bocce

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Tom McNutt’s boccemon.com helping grow the sport both locally and nationally Tom McNutt’s interest in bocce began a few years ago when he played at a barbecue. His interest became something of an obsession, eventually leading him to launch boccemon.com, which sells plans and materials for making bocce courts. by J.J. Jenson    Local residents [...]

Telegraph venture left indelible mark on county

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Effort to join U.S., Russia via telegraph through Bellingham ultimately failed Remnants of the old Telegraph Road, made of split cedar planks, could still be found north of Bellingham in May 1949, when this photo was taken. by Al Currier   Samuel Morse’s demonstration in 1835 of the first telegraph, an instrument for transmitting electric signals [...]

Huge national companies no easy sell

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Prudence needed when dealing with these megacompanies Becky Eastwood, co-owner of Puget Safety Equipment, said she working with very large companies can be an interesting experience. It requires a lot of patience, however, and the small-business owner should be certain they can handle a large company’s orders. by Dave Gallagher  At some point nearly every [...]

Microstaq building ‘The little valve that could’

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Tiny silicon chip will regulate flow in auto’s air-conditioning system,replacing bigger, heavier valves Microstaq COO Jeff Chance holds up the silicon chip he hopes will soon replace the current valve that controls the flow of refrigerents in a vehicle’s air conditioning system by Dave Gallegher   A Bellingham company is hoping a new product smaller than [...]

Bullying not just for schoolyards anymore

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Bellingham couple working to shed light on bullying in the workplace – and help employees to know what their rights are. Whatcom County Water District No. 10 manager Jim Naher recently had to address the issue of bullying in the workplace; he said a sullen and quiet staff were warning signs that bullying was occurring. [...]

Thanks to those responsible for another great Ski to Sea

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

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

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

    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 [...]

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