Businesses make slow transition to Vista

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

Microsoft’s new operating system still working out the glitches   3D Corp. CEO Dave Koshinz has helped some businesses make the transition to Windows Vista, but he said most are staying — for the moment — with XP.   Matt Gagne Microsoft’s view of its new operating system is as an essential upgrade to XP [...]

The new face of Whatcom County tourism

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

CONVERSATION WITH LONI RAHM   New Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism President and CEO Loni Rahm came from 14 years working in tourism in Chelan. She is replacing long-time visitor center leader John Cooper.   Heidi Schiller This was not the first time Loni Rahm applied for the position of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism president and [...]

Top properties

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

The following is a list of recent commercial and high-end residential property sales in Whatcom County. Top properties is compiled by Wendy Darling, with assistance from the county treasurer’s and assessor’s offices.   Residences above $600,000 Seller: David and Shelley LeendersBuyer: Gaylon and Joanne Vander YachtDescription: 1 -story house with 3,420 square feet, plus bonus [...]

3 QUESTIONS

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

  Trudy Scherting Co-owner, Moka Joe Coffee   1.  How did you get interested in coffee? “I love coffee! I spotted the Coffee Kinetics 1 lb. Coffee Roaster on Samish Island in 2001 and knew in that instant I wanted to roast coffee. Every day since my life has been consumed with loving and being [...]

TAG gives IT companies room to play

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

Technology Alliance Group provides support, networking for tech companies   TAG Executive Director Anna Ehnmark, left, and President Robin Halliday have helped the technology group develop into an influential voice for Whatcom County’s technology sector.   Matt Gagne In Whatcom County, the game of tag has gone beyond the playground and into the adult world [...]

Studio tour showcases local artists

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

Whatcom Artist Studio Tour creates a palette of marketing options for local artists   In addition to her studio, Patricia Morse shows her work in this backyard gallery.   Heidi Schiller Sometimes we forget that artists are business owners, too. We may be mesmerized by their paint strokes, hypnotized by the spin of a potter’s [...]

Become a communication pro in the workplace

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

  You have been chosen to conduct the meeting next week — how are you feeling? Nothing can frustrate your career faster than not being able to speak in front of groups. Although CEOs are expected to be successful communicators, speaking is not just for C-level executives but for all employees. Let’s face it, the [...]

Pike points at experience in administration

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

  Mayoral candidate Dan Pike says Bellingham has not made a strong enough case to justify expanding the city’s Urban Growth Areas. He advocates updating the zoning code to attach design standards to infill. Isaac Bonnell “I like Pike!” shouts a random pedestrian as Dan Pike checks the parking meter out in front of his [...]

Revamping the permit process

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

After previous attempts failed, developers are still skeptical   BBJ photo/VINCENT AIOSA Bill Quehrn, executive officer of the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County, left, discusses the BIA’s proposed plans for new offices with BIA project manager Joel Tarrida. They are concerned that even though the city is making attempts to manage their permit process [...]

Keeping Up With People

Filed on 30. Sep, 2007 in Contents

  Two locals to share assistant director position at extension campus Lynell Friesen and Debra Hanenburg have joined B.C.-based Trinity Western University (TWU) as the new assistant directors for TWU’s accelerated adult degree program in Bellingham. Friesen’s primary duties will include community relations and admissions for the satellite operation of this nonprofit Christian liberal arts [...]

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