Marriott to be largest hotel in county

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

  The new Marriott hotel proposed for Northwest Avenue would be the largest in the county with 204 rooms and parking for 204 vehicles. Site plan courtesy of the city of Bellingham.   Lance Henderson The Lynnwood-based 360 Hotel Group has applied for planned-development and State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) permits to construct a five-story, [...]

Whatcom’s open markets

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

Veggies just a few miles from the farm   photo by Jesse Amorratanasuchad John Sheehan, owner of the Sundance Market in Custer, sifts through apples with his daughter, Lyndee. The store is one of several open-air markets that spring forth during Whatcom’s sunny summers.   Jesse Amorratanasuchad The high-noon sun shines down on an array [...]

Liquor Licenses, May 2009

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Data

The following licensing activity has been noted by the state liquor board:   New Applications Enjoy Sushi & Teriyaki, Kong & Choi Inc.; Kong, Chul has applied to sell beer/wine in a restaurant at 3092 Northwest Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed on May 19. Wrap & Roll Fresh Mediterranean Cuisine, Wrap & Roll LLC; Dahan, [...]

Lean and mean

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

Efficiency, waste reduction pay off   photo by Vincent Aiosa Chris Ortiz, owner of Kaizen Assembly (left), specializes in “lean transformations.” He helped Ken LaValley, plant manager of Samson Rope, make a strong business even stronger.   Lance Henderson Trimming the fat is a time-honored business tradition. Any good business practice is going to emphasize [...]

Judgments, May 2009

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Data

When an individual or business becomes delinquent in tax payments, the state can obtain a judgment against any property or business. Judgments are filed in Whatcom County Superior Court, as are records of judgments paid or satisfied. The following information is taken from the Whatcom County Superior Court clerk’s office:   Judgments Back Porch Alley [...]

Millworks Cohousing

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

What they said then: Back in July 2008, The BBJ wrote about a group of Bellingham residents who banded together to develop a 1.7-acre lot in Happy Valley as a cohousing development. The group had just purchased the site at 2600 Mill Ave. and was working through the initial stages of designing the project with [...]

Innovation a way of life in Northwest Washington

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contributors

  In a crisis it’s natural to focus on the immediate, but history shows that crises are also the time to create longer-term opportunities. While the world economy is undergoing a profound structural adjustment, we can and should focus regional efforts on initiatives that help local businesses be competitive in technologies and markets that will [...]

Infill toolkit needs to applyto neighborhoods

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contributors

  On May 14, the Bellingham Planning Commission recommended by a 4-0 vote to forward the new Infill Housing Toolkit to the City Council for review and approval. The planning commission made a few changes before sending it on, but generally it’s the same document that was put forward by Planning and Community Development Director [...]

How to keep business out of trouble in tough times

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contributors

  Brian owns a professional services business in Bellingham that has 12 employees and has been in business for over 12 years. He has been impacted by the declining economy with reduced sales, more bad debts and the inability to pay his bills. He came to the Center for Economic Vitality for help in getting [...]

Alaska Ferry continues as local landmark

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contributors

  The Alaska State Ferry will continue to call Bellingham its southern home now that the Port Commission signed a new 15-year agreement. This agreement came after a year of negotiations. The ferry has become a local landmark. Every Friday, the Malaspina or the Columbia pulls alongside the dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in [...]

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