Washington�s tax-cut fever just won�t go away

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

   As the debate over gas taxes heats up in Washington state, all eyes in the nation are on Colorado, which is in the midst of its own tax fight.   In 1992, Colorado residents enacted the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR. TABOR established a formula that limits the growth in state tax collections and requires the [...]

Emerald Bay completes $500k renovation of former Breakwater space

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

Emerald Bay Events employees Anna Schiessl and Micah LaNasa show off the renovated Sapphire Cove venue. J.J.Jensen   A major remodel of Sapphire Cove, Emerald Bay Events’ waterfront venue for receptions, banquets and galas, was completed last week, just in time for the busy holiday party season.   The $500,000 makeover of the facility at 2625 S. Harbor Loop [...]

Dancing around the pitfalls of product development

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

   Remembering a scrawled doodle on a notebook page in 1994, I realize how huge the process of product development really is.    Looking objectively at our slow- sand filter systems as they are now, the observer is likely to comment on how simple they seem. I’m here to tell you that an enormous amount of design, [...]

Finn’s Phunk & Junque

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

Owner: Leslie JacksonAddress: 929 State St.Phone: 738-7092Startup date: Oct. 1Square footage: 660Initial investment: $1,000 Leslie Jackson’s new store of eclectric knickknacks, Finn’s Phunk & Junque, opened on State Street on Oct. 1. With her is Finnegan, the store’s namesake.    Leslie Jackson, 41, is truly happy these days.   For years, she said, whether it was working in [...]

How much should you spend on branding?

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

   Successful companies know that to build a brand budget they need a strategy, the resources to execute it and a way to measure success.    In order to clearly understand the funds needed to build a strong brand it’s best to start with the end objective in mind, identify your market, profile your audience and know [...]

New bankruptcy laws toughen standards for filing

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

The Bankruptcy Reform Act introduces a number of new hoops filers need to jump through; here’s a quick rundown on what business owners need to know Bellingham bankruptcy attorney James Sturdevant said the new codes put in place by the Bankruptcy Reform Act are “mean-spirited shots at consumers” which will do nothing to streamline or [...]

Two lives: First as warriors, then as healers

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

Dan Cheney and Roger Barnhart, both former paratroopers, saw enough of the horrors of war to know that their lives would be better served healing others. Both remain proud patriots. Dan Cheney, left, and Roger Barnhart, after seeing duty in Vietnam and Korea, respectively, immersed their lives in medicine. Their paths continued to cross, both [...]

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