Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Business licenses Top properties& building permits Building permits    The following building permits have been issued recently. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. Bellingham1220 N. Forest St., $10,000 in tenant improvements. Owner: Shuksan 1220. Contractor: Owner will do the work. Tenant: Food Co-op.1301 W. Bakerview Rd., $28,000 in [...]

Let’s play ‘Name that business’

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

That’s a great idea, what should we call it?   It starts with a great idea, which leads to defining the business, and then to the inevitable question “What should we call it?” This is the age-old problem that all new businesses encounter.The business struggles to find a name that isn’t already taken by one of [...]

Group looking to sell northside parcel

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

by J.J. JensenMore growth and development could be on the way in the north end of town.William T. Follis Jr., a partner at Wm. T. Follis Realtors and president of the Bakerview Land Company, said this week that the land company wants to sell 121 acres of land north of West Bakerview Road, between Northwest [...]

Youngstock’s owner ready to pass the reigns to son

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

After 33 years at the helm of Youngstock’s Country Farms Nursery and Produce, seeing it grow from a simple roadside stand, John Chartier is finally ready to hand off the business to his son Johnny, left. by J.J. Jensen    After 33 years of working sunrise-to-sunset days as the owner of Youngstock’s Country Farms Nursery and [...]

Working with the government: Easy come … Easy go

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

Easy come, easy go.   That expression just doesn’t quite provide solace when you lose a large contract.   But, when a small company is dealing with the U.S. government, and said government is purchasing equipment from said small company for use in the middle of a very hot war – well, anything can happen. But there [...]

Some quick tips for running with the Big Boys

Filed on 31. May, 2005 in Contents

A Fairhaven merchant was at a gathering of friends recently, when the talk turned to shopping and parking in Fairhaven.  To his dismay, his friends had given up going down there because they said, “it’s so busy no one can find parking anymore.”   These are the same people who gladly go to the mall or [...]

Barkley Village snares new tenants; John L Scott to expand

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

    Countrywide Home Loans will in May open a Bellingham office on the second floor of the Arch Talbot Building at 2200 Rimland Drive. Countrywide will occupy nearly 2,800 square feet in the former Washington Mutual Commercial Banking office and start with five employees, according to Matt Hammatt of the Barkley Company.     Countrywide’s mortgage banking business ranks [...]

He cooks, he serves … he sings

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

by J.J. Jensen    Jimmy Nguyen, owner and chef of downtown’s House of Orient, has a full plate.    For example, there are the grueling 12-hour work days, constant desire to keep his customers happy and the current hassles of moving his business to a new location.    And, if that’s not hectic enough, there are also the pressures of being [...]

North Cordata could be added to city’s UGA soon

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

by J.J. Jensen Two words in recent months have been motivation for residents to, among other things, shout down the mayor, form community groups and consider lawsuits – Fairhaven Highlands.As evident by emotional public meetings, letters to newspaper editors and messages to city officials, many in the community oppose the proposed 85-acre, 739-home development, located [...]

Requiring soccer moms to have passports doesn’t make any of us safer

Filed on 30. Apr, 2005 in Contents

    Whether you agree with the changes or not, there is no argument about their existence. This nation has changed tremendously since September 11, 2001.One of the most recent examples of this change hits Whatcom County especially hard, and manifested itself in the terrorism bill passed in December 2004. That example is the requirement by January [...]

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