Whatcom County bond rating improves

Filed on 29. Apr, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal Moody’s Investors Service reset Whatcom County’s Municipal Scale Rating to a Global Scale Rating, which boosted the county’s bond rating from A1 to Aa3. That means more favorable interest rates on bonds, should Whatcom County Council decide to issue any. Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen said this is good news for [...]

Backgammon tournament to benefit WDRC

Filed on 29. Apr, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) will be hosting its second annual Compete for a Cause Backgammon Tournament on Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tournament, which will be held in Boundary Bay Brewery’s Beer Garden, is supported by Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham Backgammon Association and Pacific [...]

Keown achieves Financial Planner certification

Filed on 29. Apr, 2010 in People On The Move

Keown achieves Financial Planner certification

The Bellingham Business Journal Jeffrey E. Keown, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Bellingham, has completed the requirements to receive his Certified Financial Planner certification. Keown completed course work and took examinations on the financial planning process, risk management, investments and other areas. He works to help clients plan their lifetime financial goals.

State budget hits home

Filed on 29. Apr, 2010 in Contents

State budget hits home

Local businesses assess effects of tax increases while state funded programs and organizations, such as Western Washington University, deal with another round of cuts.

Nancy Steiger named Fellow at ACHE

Filed on 28. Apr, 2010 in People On The Move

Nancy Steiger named Fellow at ACHE

The Bellingham Business Journal Nancy Steiger, CEO and chief mission officer for St. Joseph Hospital and PeaceHealth Medical Group, is now a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The organization is the United State’s leading professional society of healthcare leaders and only 7,500 healthcare executives are Fellows. Steiger received her bachelor’s degree [...]

Bankruptcies, April 2010

Filed on 28. Apr, 2010 in Data

The Bellingham Business Journal Chapter 7 — Straight bankruptcy; debtor gives up non-exempt property and debts are discharged. Chapter 11 — Business reorganization; protection from creditors while business devises a plan of reorganization. Income/expense reports must be filed monthly. Chapter 13 — Plan is devised by individual to pay a percentage of debts based on [...]

Food Co-op elects new board members

Filed on 28. Apr, 2010 in People On The Move

The Bellingham Business Journal Four newly elected or re-elected members have joined the nine person board of directors for the Community Food Co-op. Michael Elkins, Steven Harper, Brent Harrison and Megan Westgate have joined the board. The Co-op membership voted in March to fill the positions. The Co-op is the only consumer-owned grocery store in [...]

Gov. Gregoire signs furlough bill for state workers

Filed on 28. Apr, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal Under a new bill signed by Gov. Chis Gregoire April 27, many state employees will be required to take 10 unpaid days off during the upcoming fiscal year in order to trim $49 million from the state budget. State agencies are directed to reduce employee compensation costs through various methods: furloughs, [...]

Lowe’s, Habitat for Humanity searching for volunteers

Filed on 28. Apr, 2010 in Contents

The Bellingham Business Journal Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity will be looking for women volunteers within Whatcom County to participate in the National Women Build Week, which runs from May 1 to May 9. Volunteers would work one day at a construction site, at an event called “Trimming up for Spring” on Saturday, May 1, [...]

Hyams joins Keller Williams Western Reality

Filed on 27. Apr, 2010 in People On The Move

Hyams joins Keller Williams Western Reality

The Bellingham Business Journal After working in Las Vegas for Keller Williams Southwest Region, Chad Hyams has joined the Bellingham office of the company. Hyams worked as a buyer’s agent, listing specialist and team leader of the Las Vegas office and is now working as the assistant team leader in Bellingham. Hyams is a graduate [...]

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