Tough times bring out the company culture

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

How to maintain a positive work-force despite hard economy   photo by Isaac Bonnell Company culture can make or break a business, said Bob Brim, CEO of Dealer Information Systems. But what is company culture? “A culture develops based on a common set of rules — that’s all culture is,” Brim said.   Isaac Bonnell [...]

Contract awards, May 2009

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Data

The following construction contracts have been awarded:   Hampton Road, $2,578,124 to Max J. Kuney Company, P.O. Box 4008, Spokane, WA 99202. Issued by: Whatcom County Purchasing, Bellingham, WA. Asbestos removal, $24,176 to Environmental Abatement Services, P.O. Box 375, Burlington, WA 98223. Issued by: City of Bellingham Purchasing, Bellingham, WA. Wetwell hatch, $19,410 to Joe [...]

June buzz

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

  Celebrating green building incentives photo by Isaac Bonnell Local planners, developers, state agents and politicians raise their drinks to celebrate progress on implementing green building incentives and removing barriers to sustainable development on May 12. In December 2008, Sustainable Connections kicked off its Five/12 project, a local effort to create five green building incentives [...]

Business licenses, May 2009

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Data

The following business licenses have been awarded in the past month, listed by business name, owner and address:   41 Sports Fitness Boot Camps, 41 Sports LLC, 122 Ohio St., #102, Bellingham, WA 98225 Absolute Cleaning Service, Young H. Lee, 1517 N. Shore Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226 Al Pratt Trucking, Al Pratt Trucking LLC, 763 [...]

Building permits, May 2009

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Data

The following recent building permit activity includes permits for commercial projects valued at $10,000 or more, and residential homes valued at $250,000 or more.   Accepted 505 Grand Ave., $200,000 for commercial interior remodel of auxiliary building in police complex: office use with small computer training room. Owner: City of Bellingham Finance. Applicant: Pete Sutherland, [...]

Thinking ‘big picture’

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contributors

  It’s awards season around the BBJ, as we learned during the last month that Isaac Bonnell, Lance Henderson and I won Society of Professional Journalists awards for articles written last year. Of course, we won’t know until the big awards banquet May 30 what we won exactly, or for which articles, but it’s always [...]

Business births, June 2009

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in New Business

  CrossFitX Owners: Travis and Alycia HoGlin Opening date: May 4 Address: 3130 Howe Place Suite 102 Square footage: 2,300 Phone: (360) 223-2051 Web site: www.crossfitx.com photo by Isaac Bonnell Alycia and Travis HoGlin have opened CrossFitX, a cross-training program that focuses on overall fitness. “It’s like having a personal trainer without the cost,” Alycia [...]

Bankruptcies, May 2009

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Data

Chapter 7 — Straight bankruptcy; debtor gives up non-exempt property and debts are discharged. Chapter 13 — Plan is devised by individual to pay a percentage of debts based on ability to pay. All disposable income must be used to pay.   Chapter 7 Timothy Compton Leffler, 2738 Humboldt St., Bellingham. Filed April 22. Shane [...]

Summer Activity Guide

Filed on 31. May, 2009 in Contents

BIKE RENTALS Fairhaven Bike 1103 11th St., Bellingham, (360) 733-4433 Fanatik Bike Co. 2025 James St., Bellingham, (360) 756-0504 Jack’s Bicycle Center 1907 Iowa, Bellingham, (360) 733-1955 Birch Bay Surrey Co. Birch Bay, (360) 371-0142 Semiahmoo Marina 9540 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, (360) 371-5700 Glacier Ski Shop Glacier, (360) 599-1943 Bikin’ by the Bay Birch Bay, [...]

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