Financial problems resurface at eatery

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

    It appears the Marina Restaurant hasn’t escaped its financial problems.    A recent legal notice announced LPSL Corporate Services, Inc. will hold a trustee’s sale at 11 a.m., Jan. 27, at the Whatcom County Courthouse, in which the leasehold interest in the restaurant will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder.    According to [...]

2005: Great year for news, and a great year for the BBJ

Filed on 31. Dec, 2005 in Contents

   Wow, what a year.    Just like the business community, the BBJ had its share of “hellos and goodbyes” in 2005; two much-beloved, award-winning reporters who had been with the paper for years, Dave Gallagher and Vanessa Blackburn, left the paper to take on new challenges — Dave as the new business editor at the Herald, [...]

Economic development means more than just basic ‘growth’

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

   What has been my approach to economic development as it relates to Whatcom County?   To most everyone, Economic Development almost always means the “Growth” of something as a measurement of economic activity; more jobs, income, wealth, population, tax base, size of jurisdiction; more of something.   The challenge of Economic Development is bigger than growth.    Today Economic Development [...]

Input sought at January open houses

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

   Transforming words on a page into drawings on a map is one of the next stages in the Port of Bellingham’s waterfront redevelopment project.    During November the community reviewed and commented on a set of draft guidelines designed to provide overarching goals for the project.    These guidelines were written by CollinsWoerman, a consulting firm out [...]

R&D Masonry puts down roots with new office site

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

KennyBrown   After putting down temporary roots in Bellingham last year, R&D Masonry Inc. is now building a more permanent solution: a new warehouse and office space in Bellingham’s Irongate area.    The Everett-based business has decided the Whatcom County and Skagit County markets, which are seeing steady growth, are areas the company wants to commit to long [...]

The DIYer’s best friend

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

Homax, a maker of do-it-yourself products, is perhaps the quietest 90-employee company in the city. But with a slew of new products heading for shelves and the buyouts of a number of competitors, that may be changing. Ross Clawson, Homax’s president, said the company has grown from one employee working from his garage (Homax founder [...]

THE REPLACEMENTS

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

Three local positions vital to economic growth and development are now open. What are these organizations looking for as they choose successors? J.J.Jensen   Growth, economic development and activities on the waterfront have been three of the biggest issues in Bellingham in recent years.   In the coming weeks and months, however, the city, Bellingham/Whatcom Economic Development Council (EDC) [...]

What are you thankful for?

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

   December signifies the holiday season, the end of most businesses’ fiscal year and a chance to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and successes. One of my constant themes to business owners and managers is to take time to acknowledge the little victories and successes in business.   Too often we wait for the big home run [...]

Online-gaming craze creating new digital micro-economies

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

   Escape.Who doesn’t long for it now and then?   Our jobs can put us into a pressure cooker we can’t get out of. Our kids, God bless ‘em, can leave our self-control in tatters at the end of a long day. Escaping from these real-world pressures is a common theme for most folks; some people play sports [...]

Double-dipping

Filed on 30. Nov, 2005 in Contents

They own the restaurant. They do the cooking. Taking on both jobs makes for a long day; just when the dinner rush is over, it‘s time to hit the paperwork. Here’s how they do it. Sam Chang, owner of New Peking, grew up cooking in Korea, learning from his parents and in school. Chang said [...]

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