Saturna reaching out to Muslim investors

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

Nick Kaiser and Monem Salam of Saturna Capital have turned the company’s Amana funds — an investment fund that adheres to strict Islamic investment doctrine — into the highest-rated such fund in the world, according to Chicago-based Failaka International. Heidi Schiller   According to Shariah — Islamic law derived from the Koran — observant Muslims should not [...]

HOPE FLOATS

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

Local couple’s eight-year voyage of sacrifice and hard work ends with the realization of a dream Christine and Jeff Smith, right, have neared the end of an eight-year effort to restore the David B, a former Alaskan cannery tender, and turn it into the focus of a new small-ship cruise company, Northwest Navigation. At left [...]

Artist’s Bloc Gallery

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

Owner: Bob ShermanAddress: 1304 Cornwall Ave.Phone: 739-2304Email: artistsbloc@yahoo.comStartup Date: April 4Square Footage: 500Initial Investment: $3,000 Bob Sherman’s Artist Bloc Gallery on Cornwall Avenue aims to give young local artists a place to exhibit their work and establish a following of prospective buyers.    Bob Sherman readily admits he is one of those Californians who moved to [...]

Is Bellingham short of industrial space?

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

Much of city’s industrially zoned area is almost impossible to build upon Bellingham’s industrially zoned areas are shown above in various shades of gray. Much of the large block to the northwest is taken up by the airport; the chunk centered on Iowa Street is used almost exclusively by commercial businesses suchas the street’s many [...]

Tips on traveling the less-traveled path

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

   The thought of business travel usually conjures images of shuttles to the airport, crowded departure lounges, cabs to hotels, and garment bags. Restaurants featuring baked potatoes, steaks, Malibu chicken, dinner rolls. Meetings with PowerPoints and suits.   Clothing usually is composed of slacks, dress shirts, shiny shoes. Toiletries include shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush. Maybe some aspirin or [...]

Decisions looming for Larrabee Springs

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

Well-planned growth or invitation for super-sprawl? This illustration shows Larrabee Springs as planned by its developers, Caitac. The 200-acre site has been recommended for annexation by the city planning commission, and goes before the County Council later in May. Heidi Schiller   Imagine a 200-acre green field as the undeveloped blank slate. Now add roads, trails, 1,800 [...]

Just pretend they’re all in their skivvies

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

Public speaking still atop most business people’s nightmare list Lia Ayley and Richard Baila, two members of Bellingham Toastmasters, says public speaking continues to be something that strikes terror into most business people. It doesn’t have to, though, they say — joining groups like Toastmasters allows speakers to gain confidence and practice their skills in [...]

Wilber Gibbs, Bellingham’s supreme pitchman

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

Chronic indigestion led to his ultimate success: Jo-To During the early 1920s, the Jo-To girls gave out promotional samples of Wilber Gibbs’ stomach-ache medicine.     Wilber Gibbs was a Bellingham jeweler, optician, pawnbroker and music store proprietor. The daily stress of running so many enterprises ruined his digestion, but the remedy he devised to settle his [...]

Fairhaven gets a new Asian restaurant

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

   A & W Bistro, a new Asian restaurant in Fairhaven, is set to open in late July at 1138 Finnegan Way in the Fairhaven Gardens building.   Randall Fong, the restaurant’s project manager, said the menu will feature a fusion of Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Hong Kong-style food, and will also have a sushi bar.   Co-owner Anita Mei [...]

Where the marketing meets the pavement

Filed on 30. Apr, 2006 in Contents

Some local companies advertise themselves in unconventional ways A MOVER AND SHAKER: Forest Henderson is a ‘shaker" for Little Caesar’s on Northwest Avenue. His job is to grab the attention of motorists by shaking and spinning his sign. Dan Hiestand   The shakers own this part of Northwest Avenue tonight. Tax season is over, and the wavers [...]

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