Bellingham Frameworks

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Owner: Paul HemmingerAddress: 1422 Cornwall Ave.Phone: 650-1001Startup date: Oct. 1Square footage: 1,100Initial investment: Less than $10,000 Paul Hemminger is realizing a dream of his by becoming a downtown Bellingham merchant as he opens his business, Bellingham Frameworks, on the site of the former Hang Up Gallery on Cornwall Avenue.    As a kid growing up in [...]

Starvin� Sam�s owner building pair of new warehouse/office buildings

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J.J.Jensen   Sam Boulos, a longtime Ferndale resident, has always wanted the best for his city, participating in and organizing community events, and relocating his business, Keith Oil Company, there.   Now, Boulos, 54, who’s also known as the founder of the Starvin’ Sams mini-marts, is building several warehouse/office buildings on his Pacific Industrial Park property that he hopes [...]

The truth about cats and dogs: On the job with a vet

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Surgeries, appointments, andpaperwork make for one busy day at Northshore Veterinary Hospital Dr. Coleen Coyne of Northshore Veterinary Hospital says the grueling hours and emotional rollercoaster of her job do not detract from the fact that she loves what she does for a living. KristaGrunhurd 8 a.m.    Veternarian Colleen Coyne sips gingerly on her steaming [...]

Growth industry: BlackBerry the newest gizmo du jour

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Device offers e-mail, cell phone, Internet and full keyboard � and it all fits in the palm of your hand KatieScaief   Sgt. Ryan King of the Blaine Police Department scans through a miniature handheld computer. His thumbs dance across the “qwerty” keyboard, hitting shortcut keys while his index finger brushes the side scroll key. The device [...]

TWIN PEAKS?

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Westerop takes plans for massive pair of 18-story condominium towers to city for pre-approval; others in the works as well Developer Bob Hall, here on the roof of one of his buildings overlooking the 100,000+ square-foot mixed-use condominium project he is building with Rick Westerop, said this type of project will continue to be popular [...]

How to travel the less-beaten path � literally

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   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 [...]

Market your business to stay in business

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   It opened as a cute little store with enthusiastic owners who had put their life savings into remodeling, buying merchandise and opening the doors. Within a year or two it was gone. How many times have you said “Wow, that was such a neat place, how come it went out of business?” The answers could [...]

AWB: Just say no to I-912

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   Increasing taxes for any reason is politically unpopular. There is never a right time to do so, and the only good tax is the one the other guy pays.   In times past, politicians would tax corporations and let them take the heat when they passed those costs onto their customers. In fact, the “Cagey Cajun”    Louisiana [...]

Port of Chelan wooing investment in hybrid autos

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Blake Murray, Wenatchee Valley College’s automotive technology program director, traveled to California with other officials from the Port of Chelan County, the Chelan County PUD and the WSU Center for Sustainable Agriculture to find out more about the hybrid car industry growing in the Wenatchee area. J.J.Jensen   Imagine a Wenatchee where the price of gasoline doesn’t [...]

Philanthropy: Who, when, and how much?

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Some simple rules of thumb oncorporate giving Jamie Miller, co-owner of Manna Music, said organizing how he spends his limited philanthropic dollars is no easy task. � I try to put money into organizations with a proven track record and organizations that I believe in,� Miller said. KristaGrunhurd   With 196 public charities in Whatcom County, business [...]

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