Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits Building permitsThe following building permits have been issued recently. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. Accepted for review 2410 James St., $350,000 for tenant improvement: Trader Joe’s food store. Owner: Sunnyland Properties. Applicant: Tim Beaubien. Tenant: Trader [...]

The sights and sounds of spring

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

    Ah, Bellingham in the spring (brief bouts of snow flurries and hail in early April excepted) … the birds are singing, the grass is growing, (boy is it), March Madness has come and gone, the Mariners are back at it … it’s a great time of year. Everyone seems to have a little extra pep [...]

Did stereotyping hurt fledgling business?

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

Fitness Exotica owner says risque premise is too much for some BBJ photo/MARK MALIJAN Former bodybuilder and collegiate gymnast Yolanda Heying’s cardio-exercise business, Fitness Exotica, has raised a few eyebrows since its opening last year, as some assumed it was some type of strip club or just didn’t approve of what they considered its risque [...]

George, Nickols join VS&H

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

Priscilla George has joined Varner Sytsma & Herndon, CPAs as a full charge bookkeeper. She has over eight years of full-charge bookkeeping experience.   Ryan  C.  Nickols, CPA has joined the staff of Varner Sytsma & Herndon, CPAs. He graduated from Western Washington University in 1997 and has worked in both public and private sectors of accounting since graduation.   Varner Sytsma & Herndon is an accounting firm located in [...]

A fond farewell to the ‘uniter’

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

    Leading up to our last local election, I had several opportunities to sit down with candidate Joan Beardsley, and I was always impressed with her. We might not have seen eye to eye on everything, but we were in agreement on a sizeable number of issues concerning the future of Bellingham.   Just before the election, Joan [...]

Measuring the impact of the nonprofit sector

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‘Funding pie’ is shrinking as more nonprofits open BBJ photo/MARK MALIJAN Greg Winter, research director at Cornerstone Strategies, published a report in 2005 regarding the overall health of the county’s nonprofits and their impact on the local economy. Dan Hiestand   Just how do you measure the value of a homeless-housing program, or the friendship between a [...]

Tug became city’s first visitor’s center

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

Built in 1915 in Tacoma to serve Alaska’s salmon canneries The tugboat Shamrock II on her final voyage heads up East Holly Street, May 29, 1956. (Photo by Jack Carver, Whatcom Museum of History & Art) Jeff Jewell   Motorists traveling north to Bellingham in the late 1950s were greeted on Samish Way, which was part of [...]

Reel life

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

Wilson Large, owner of Camcorder@Large in Bellingham, won rave reviews for his documentary film, "The Face of AIDS in Whatcom County," but the project’s scope and his intense drive to accomplish his goals for it almost cost him his love of filmmaking. Heidi Schiller   Wilson Large learned a great deal about himself and his community during [...]

Young tycoons blooming at the Farmers Market

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

Program teaches the ABCs of running your own business BBJ photo/VINCENT AIOSA Isabella Yoho is doing a booming business selling her bracelets at the Bellingham Farmers Market as part of the market’s Kids Vending Day, the last Saturday of each month. Other young entrepreneurs sell everything from glass art to soap to flowers and curly-willow [...]

Ask (questions), and you shall receive (answers)

Filed on 31. Mar, 2007 in Contents

    As the newest staff member at the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, I have only begun to hear my share of the questions a Chamber receives:    From the need for more business information such as “Where might I find the current levy rates for the Bakerview Spur area?” or “What is the difference in price per [...]

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