Letter: 18 Bellingham construction businesses unite to support Initiative 1631

Filed on 22. Oct, 2018 in Letters, Opinions

October 22, 2018 –Bellingham-based construction industry businesses joined Chuckanut Builders and a growing list of over 100 Washington-based businesses to announce their support for I-1631, Washington’s Clean Air and Clean Energy initiative. Businesses include general contractors, architects and designers, engineering firms, painters, plumbers, and heating and ventilation specialists. According to Jenny Rae, Communications Director of [...]

Letter: Issues with WECU’s new business banking system

Filed on 11. Oct, 2018 in Letters, Opinions

WECU recently rolled out its new online banking system, but small business owners are now less safe and less secure unless they take action. Single-Sign-On, also known as SSO, is the culprit, here’s why. I own a small software company, it’s an LLC, and I used to feel comfortable giving the person responsible for finances [...]

Tariffs on paper spell bad news for newspapers

Filed on 10. Jul, 2018 in Opinions

By The Herald Editorial Board The Everett Daily Herald “I never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” — Roger Branigin, 1962 One wonders if Branigin, an attorney who three years later would become governor of Indiana, ever considered whether he could win those arguments by slapping tariffs on the paper on [...]

Support KVWV community radio station | Letter to the editor

Filed on 09. Apr, 2015 in Contents, Letters, Opinions

Imagine live, local music and in-depth news and analysis about the issues that matter to you most brought to you by independent local reporters. Imagine local radio by Bellingham, for Bellingham. It’s not just a dream, it’s already happening! Earlier this year the Bellingham art collaborative Make.Shift received one of only a handful of licenses [...]

Amplifying impact through nonprofit mergers | Opinion

Filed on 08. Apr, 2014 in Nonprofit Notes, Opinions

By Rachel Myers Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal Mergers and acquisitions are becoming much more prevalent as businesses do everything they can to be effective and efficient in their work. This is a trend happening not only in the business sector, but in the nonprofit sector, as well. A recent article by The Bridgespan [...]

What exactly is corporate citizenship? | Opinions

Filed on 05. Jan, 2014 in Opinions

By Rachel Myers Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal Everywhere we look lately, there seems to be another article or blog post about it and the impact it can have for businesses. This month, we wanted to look more closely at this idea and just what it means to be a good corporate citizen. The [...]

Opinion: Money’s not the sole cause of I-522′s defeat

Filed on 17. Nov, 2013 in Opinions

Opinion: Money’s not the sole cause of I-522′s defeat

By Jerry Cornfield The (Everett) Daily Herald  Initiative 522 is failing to pass for more reasons than just the $22 million opponents shelled out to defeat it. All those bucks certainly made a difference; it was the most money ever spent against an initiative in state history, so far. Had those pushing the food labeling [...]

Letter: Solar builder supports efforts to bolster industry

Filed on 15. Nov, 2013 in Letters

We would like to thank The Bellingham Business Journal for the November feature story on Itekenergy and our solar-panel manufacturing business. We are proud to be part of the Whatcom County business community, and we truly appreciate the recognition. Of course the real success story is our customers—the forward-thinking Washington residents who are “going solar” [...]

Gratitude, potential and productivity | Opinions

Filed on 05. Nov, 2013 in Opinions

By Pamela Jons and Sara Southerland Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal November is the time of year we collectively engage in the practice of giving thanks and expressing gratitude. Those of us working in the nonprofit sector are keenly aware that generosity is an element that plays a singularly powerful role in a thriving [...]

Letter: Sees Cherry Point terminal as election linchpin

Filed on 04. Nov, 2013 in Letters

I’m excited for the County Council race; its future power to deny a permit for the Cherry Point terminal has made national news. Instead of clear party lines, I’m pleased to find a diverse crowd opposes the terminal. The terminal would hurt our economy by devastating herring populations thus endangering salmon and Washington’s fishing industry, [...]

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