Employees’ sexual-harassment training needs to start from Day 1

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

   One might think that after laws have been written, suits have been filed, and major damages have been awarded that sexual harassment in the workplace would become a problem of the past.    Amazingly, that is not the case. The problem continues and I believe proactive education in the workplace may be the missing link. Every [...]

VERTICAL

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

Local builders having to get creative to build luxury homes on increasingly small plots of land Mark Costello, owner of Costello Design, recently finished work on a 1,500-square-foot spec home built on a plot of land that allowed for a maximum building width of only 15 feet. By adding a second story and making creative [...]

Tradespeople scarce as building boom rolls on

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

Building industry groups, local tech colleges working to promote trades to high schoolers in the hopes of boosting critically low numbers BTC President Gerald Pumphrey said the school is working to develop new programs that will increase the number of tradespeople it graduates. J.J.Jensen   With Bellingham and Whatcom County officials predicting nearly 32,000 new residents moving [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

Business licenses Top properties& building permits ContractsThe following government contracts have been awarded in the past month: Building “R” remodel; $112,350 to Colacurcio Brothers Construction, Blaine. Issued by Bellingham Technical College.Skagit County auditor’s workstations; $94,450 to Roosendaal-Honcoop Construction, Bellingham. Issued by Skagit County commissioners.Nursing room remodel; $109,800 to Impero Contracting, Bellingham. Issued by Whatcom Community [...]

Inside the BBJ: Looking back, looking ahead

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

   After an eight-year run on page 2, I’ve moved my column back here to C15 and renamed it “The Last Word.”   I know, I know. Riveting.This is actually just one move in a coordinated series of ongoing changes we’re going to be making here at the paper.    We’re in the midst of a pretty major front-page [...]

Survey finds confidence on the rise

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

Index soars to highest point ever as economy grows Developer Ken Hertz, here in front of his Blossom Commons commercial building on the corner of Kellogg Road and Meridian Street, said while he has some concerns about growth issues, he expects the economy to continue to grow locally. DaveGallagher   Optimism continues to reign supreme among local [...]

PR Web taking marketing to the masses

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

Ferndale firm hooking up small- and medium-sized businesses to the media using the Internet David McInnis, right, CEO and founder of Ferndale’s PR Web, and vice president Mick Jolly are changing the news-distribution world. Their company distributes some 10,000 news releases per month. J.J.Jensen   As a 27-year-old owner of a Web development and hosting company in [...]

Rhetoric is just throwing fuel on the fire of city’s growth debate

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

  What is “Growth”?When I use the word “growth,” what comes to your mind?    Urban Sprawl?    Private Property Rights?    Degradation of our environment?    Living-wage Jobs?   Each of these reactions carries politically charged rhetoric, concepts or ideas which are meant to incite strong feelings in people.   Those strong feelings, however, generally aren’t directed toward positive ends, like solving the [...]

Charly Myers planning Dupont Street mixed-use project

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

J.J.Jensen   It was only a matter of time, said local developer Charly Myers, before Bellingham’s building boom found its way into the Lettered Streets.   Now, Myers, owner of Myers General Inc., a builder of many neighborhood homes around town, could be among the first to develop in the area.   Myers General is currently in the process of purchasing [...]

Museum exhibit driving tourists downtown

Filed on 30. Jun, 2005 in Contents

‘The Good, The Bad, and The Custom’ bringing in bike enthusiasts — and tourist dollars — from around the region Exhibition curator Patrick Dowling, left, and Whatcom Museum of History & Art director Tom Livesay have been planning the current motorcycle exhibit for two years. The popular exhibit, say local business owners, is generating additional [...]

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