Fancy a Bite East Meets West

Filed on 31. Mar, 2005 in Contents

Owners: Dan Kuss, Kinuko KussAddress: 105 E. Chestnut St.Website: http://www.fancyabiteemw.comPhone: 738-1300Startup date: Dec. 22Square footage: 1,300Initial investment: Did not disclose    Opening their own restaurant has been a lifelong dream for Dan and Kinuko Kuss, and they feel their travel experiences play a crucial role in the atmosphere of Fancy a Bite East Meets West.    Kinuko Kuss has [...]

Methamphetamine trade the major driver of local crime, say officials

Filed on 31. Mar, 2005 in Contents

Businesses in a unique position to help the fight by J.J. Jensen    Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo has seen a lot in his three decades in law enforcement but he’s currently facing what he considers the most destructive force confronting our country: the methamphetamine epidemic.    ”In my 30 years in law enforcement, this is the worst drug [...]

Tsunami’s devastation worsened by inept bureaucracy

Filed on 31. Mar, 2005 in Contents

Editor’s note: Humphrey Blackburn’s new column will tackle some of the pressures and triumphs of relocating his company to Whatcom County from Northern California. Seeing the shattered buildings, the debris in the streets, the eerie lack of people, gave me a sense of what had happened, but it wasn’t until I saw what looked like [...]

Methspotting

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    The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and Bellingham Police Department are asking businesses and residents to help spot meth labs. Anyone with tips is asked to call (360) 676-6913.    Any single activity may or may not be sole proof that drug dealing or methamphetamine manufacturing is occurring. However, a combination of the following may be reason for [...]

Local boat sales at highest levels ever

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Economic recovery fueling boom by Dave Gallagher    Curt Bagley has been in the boat-selling business for 26 years, and he is amazed at how well boat sales have been in the first three months of 2005.    ”This is the best start I have ever seen in this business,” said Bagley, the owner of Bellharbor Yacht Sales in [...]

Northern Exposure

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Blaine’s housing boom has business leaders happy by Dave Gallagher    Colin Gelker enjoys the look of surprise on peoples’ faces when they walk into Worldly Treasures Furniture, a store he manages in Blaine. Blaine’s waterfront and quality of life are proving to be be big lures to developers, who now have more than 1,500 new homes [...]

Port hires new planning director

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    The Port of Bellingham last month announced the hiring of Sylvia Goodwin as Port Planning and Development Director.    Goodwin, currently Whatcom County’s Planning Division Manager, will begin her new position April 19.The Planning and Development Director job is a new position at the Port. In the past, the position was combined with the Real Estate Director [...]

Policies are the foundation of network security

Filed on 31. Mar, 2005 in Contents

Note: This is part two of a four-part series that identifies business information assets, helps business owners understand the value of their information and then explains how best to protect information as a valuable business asset.Last month we began our journey though the vast world of information security. We talked about identifying the true value [...]

Drought may cause blip in energy rates

Filed on 31. Mar, 2005 in Contents

Spring snowfalls lessening worries, however By J.J. Jensen     Citing low snow pack in the mountains this winter, and with lake and river levels near record lows, Gov. Christine Gregoire last month authorized the Dept. of Ecology to declare a statewide drought emergency.However, in recent weeks, with the return of traditional rainy weather in western Washington, [...]

Employee performance boosted by offices upgrades, studies show

Filed on 31. Mar, 2005 in Contents

by Dave Gallagher     When it comes to employee productivity, are companies headed in the right direction?It doesn’t appear to be the case if you go by recent national surveys on the topic. In one survey conducted by Microsoft, 38,000 workers surveyed said that even though they are working longer hours, they are averaging only three [...]

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