Cooperation crucial to success of New Whatcom

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

   The community effort to revitalize nearly 250 acres of waterfront property is gaining national attention for its innovative approach. Nearly every month, the Port of Bellingham gets requests to speak at regional and national conferences about the work that is under way.    Generally, Port leadership is too busy working on the project to accept the [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits Building permitsThe following building pemrits have been issued recently: 710 Birchwood Ave., $2.8 million for a new two-story medical office building for Fourth Corner Neurosurgical. Owner: LBG LLC. Contractor: Wellman & Zuck Construction. 222 Telegraph Rd., $2,075,000 for a new Rite Aid retail store. Owner: Bromont [...]

What are your business resolutions for 2006?

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

   2006 is off to a fast start with a new minimum wage, new parking rates downtown and expectations of another strong year for Whatcom County businesses. 2005 saw more than expected growth, lower unemployment and increased sales for many businesses. Some local businesses had record years in both sales and profits. Construction continued to drive [...]

Bellingham Weekly fracas ends in ‘hibernation’

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

J.J.Jensen   Infighting, financial troubles and alleged elaborate schemes for ultimate control came to a head last month at The Bellingham Weekly, contributing to the cessation of the alternative news, arts and entertainment publication.    As of Jan. 6, the latest plans at TBW, which began publishing in April 2003, were for the paper to go into a [...]

A year of tough opinions and memorable quotes

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

   This past year had more than its fair share of great quotes, opinions, and viewpoints by local businesspeople. Never at a loss for things to say, you filled the paper with words of wisdom, words of condolence, and words of anger — all of which are far better than words of indifference.    Below are a [...]

Northwest Computer secures state cartridge contract

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

Public-sector agreement will mean up to $2 million in new business to local company     Northwest Computer was recently awarded a contract worth up to $2 million by the state of Washington to provide the state with remanufactured toner cartridges for use in printers, copiers and fax machines over the next two years.   The Bellingham computer company [...]

FBOs doing more than just gassing up planes

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

“We always try our best to market Bellingham because that next jet might be carrying executives who could bring 500 jobs here.” Harlow Friday, Linda Marrom, Linda Knutzen and Fred Knutzen, all of Bellingham Aero, say the airport’s fixed-base operators can help provide travel solutions for local business owners and help promote economic development in [...]

Eatery owners chew on Slow Food Movement’s message

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

Group aims to be the diametric, polar opposite of fast food — even if that means longer wait Olivier Vrambout, owner of the Mount Bakery and a native of Belgium, subscribes to the Slow Food Movement’s tenets, from using local produce first and whenever possible to the protection of cultural food identities and rare produce. [...]

2005 BUSINESS ALMANAC and Year in Review

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

A look back at the Year That Was: 2005′s top business stories, movers and shakers and more. Bellingham Weekly fracas ends in ‘hibernation’Infighting, financial problems and alleged elaborate schemes for ultimate control contributed to the cessation of the alternative paper. FBOs doing more than just gassing up planes“We always try our best to market Bellingham [...]

Board members: Get cozy with the ‘f word’

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

   In his “The Last Word” column last month, the BBJ’s intrepid editor and publisher pretty much preempted my predictable year-end column about giving at this time of the year.    To spare you from reading the same thing again, let me just underscore his eloquent plea for local businesses to act on their best intentions and [...]

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