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 [...]

Build trust in your brand to increase business

Filed on 31. Mar, 2005 in Contents

Our family has been committed to eating healthier foods lately for health reasons. It has been a transition to buying organic, buying local produce and shopping at the Co-op.I’ve learned to read labels and rely on new manufacturers that I wasn’t familiar with before. The relearning of buying habits has been challenging for me, but [...]

Permit Center slowly gaining converts

Filed on 31. Mar, 2005 in Contents

Still some kinks to iron out, admit city officials by Dave Gallagher    When Rich McCudden decided to open Flats Tapas Bar in Fairhaven, he went into the Bellingham Building Services department to get permits expecting the worst – but instead he was pleasantly surprised.    ”We had heard so many horror stories about the permit process, but we [...]

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