Port and city’s waterfront framework plan shows promise

Filed on 30. Sep, 2006 in Contents

    The Port of Bellingham and City of Bellingham’s new draft framework plan for the New Whatcom waterfront redevelopment area, initially unveiled to the public at at Sept. 26 open house at the Mount Baker studio theatre, is impressive in scope and depth. The framework does a good job juggling the many demands placed on the [...]

Looking to boost your Web-based revenue?

Filed on 30. Sep, 2006 in Contents

Here’s how these local businesses get the hits and bring in the dough Jim Clevenger, owner of RunningShoes.com, says he ships shoes around the world, to Asia and Europe and to soldiers serving in Iraq. Dan Hiestand   Every time someone in New York City orders some bit of merchandise from his store in Bellingham, Alan Gardner [...]

Mastering the art of the cold call

Filed on 30. Sep, 2006 in Contents

Slammed doors, grumpy hang-ups par for the course Chiropractor Ryan Hummel said cold calling can have its ups and downs, but can be a potentially lucrative way to introduce yourself to clients. Heidi Schiller   If the dreaded experiences of cold calling or door knocking were told as knock-knock jokes, their punch lines could include attack dogs, [...]

Pie in the sky? No, Cicchitti’s is back

Filed on 30. Sep, 2006 in Contents

Owner Niki Custer began working at the pizzeria when she was 12 After selling Cicchitti’s East Coast Pizzeria in 2000, Niki Custer has reacquired the business and is moving it from Ferndale back to downtown Bellingham, where it was a fixture during the 1990s. Heidi Schiller   The Cicchitti’s saga is populated with a husband and wife, [...]

Key decisions have led to Griffith’s long-term success

Filed on 30. Sep, 2006 in Contents

Ed Chatterton    In 1939 John Griffith Senior leased the closed Piggly Wiggly grocery store at 2501 Meridian St. in the Fountain District of Bellingham and opened the Bellingham Auction House. In 1954 the business name was changed to Griffith Furniture, and since that time the business has seen several building renovations and expansions.    Griffith Furniture [...]

RMC completes Fairhaven projects

Filed on 30. Sep, 2006 in Contents

RMC Architects has completed two projects in the Fairhaven District — Taylor Dock Uplands Park and Tenth & Taylor Condominiums.   Taylor Dock Uplands Park, located next to the Chrysalis Inn & Spa, consists of a gateway, restroom facility, and over-water pavilion on the boardwalk that connects the dock to Boulevard Park. RMC designed the park structures [...]

Create an effective Web site

Filed on 30. Sep, 2006 in Contents

Is it time to upgrade your site past the basic ‘brochure’ stage? Webefx’s Zi Krostag said the best Web sites do more than just present basic information about a company — they perform a vital service or function that gives them a leg up on their competition. Heidi Schiller   Zi Krostag does not own a phone [...]

Robeks Fruit Smoothies & Healthy Eats

Filed on 30. Sep, 2006 in Contents

Owner: Abbe RolnickPhone number: 734-6363Address: 402 36th St.Square footage: 1,700Startup date: July 1 Abbe Rolnick opened her second Robeks Fruit Smoothies location in Bellingham in July; the new eatery is located in Sehome Village.     Abbe Rolnick has a personal mission statement.   She spent a year developing it after resigning as CEO from a local manufacturing company [...]

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