How are you feeling about the economy?

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

Long-time local businesses sound off on economic climate change   How were your retail sales for October? ( surveys)  Isaac Bonnell and Lance Henderson In the last month, national news has slowly crystallized a dreary environment on Wall Street, a sluggish economy and, most recently, a drop in overall consumer spending, all helping to precipitate [...]

Man’s best friend also a good co-worker

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

Dogs greet customers, learn how to socialize   Pippen, a 5-year-old Great Dane-mastiff mix, enjoys riding around in the Targo Woods work truck with his owner, Ahmani Johnson. Isaac Bonnell Elwood’s job is simple: greet people as they walk into Backcountry Essentials, a downtown outdoor store. He loves coming to work and never complains about [...]

Top Properties

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 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 $700,000 Seller: Victory Millworks, Inc.Buyer: John and Charlene RidderDescription: New 2 -story house with 4,432 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 [...]

New WWU president faces key decisions

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

$2 million shortfall won’t disrupt plans, Shepard says   Bruce Shepard was appointed in September as the 13th president of Western Washington University. Along with a $2 million budget shortfall this year, Shepard is facing key decisions about what presence the university will have in Bellingham’s waterfront redevelopment project.   Isaac Bonnell Bruce Shepard, the [...]

Keeping up with People

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

  Weldon joins Special-T Signs & Graphics Special-T Signs & Graphics, a locally owned business specializing in business images and customized signs, has added graphic designer Dave Weldon. Weldon has 10 years of experience in creating logo identities and graphics for businesses, taking projects from conceptualization to installation. He brings skills in developing 3-D graphics [...]

Olympic gold could mean green for local businesses

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

Whatcom County companies prepare for 2010 games   Henry Beeland, founder and CEO of Evergreen Team Concepts, instructs a seminar on powerful personal energy as part of the 2010 Service Initiative on Oct. 13.   Lance Henderson While many athletes will pursue Olympic gold during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, many local businesses [...]

Nonprofit Notebook

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

Items for Nonprofit Notebook need to be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication.   Fifth Annual Soup For Shelter raises money for youth programs The Fifth Annual Soup for Shelter, held at Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro on Sept. 6, raised money in support of the Northwest Youth Services programs that [...]

Meetings and Clubs

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

  Bellingham Referral Network Meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at The Bellingham Golf and Country Club. For more information, call Tim Villhauer at 714-8661, or visit www.bellinghamreferral.org.   City Club Noon to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. The public is invited to monthly luncheon meetings [...]

Liquor Licenses

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

The following licensing activity has been noted by the state liquor board:   New Applications Ferndale Farmers Market has applied for a liquor license at Centennial Riverwalk Park, Ferndale, WA 98247. Filed on Oct. 13. Mexico Tipico, Mexico Tipico Inc.; Rodriguez, Jose M.; Rodriguez, Maria R. have applied to sell spirits/beer/wine in a restaurant lounge [...]

Tax Liens

Filed on 31. Oct, 2008 in Contents

A tax lien is a legal claim filed in court by a government against a person or business owing taxes. Liens are civil, not criminal claims, and normally seek to attach money and/or property to pay the taxes. A list of liens is kept at the county courthouse showing whom the government is pursuing and [...]

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