Sustainable Connections puts “parklet” in downtown Bellingham

Filed on 31. Aug, 2012 in Contents

Sustainable Connections puts “parklet” in downtown Bellingham

Downtown Bellingham has a new park, and it’s small enough to fit inside a parking space. Along with a number of industry partners and city officials, the local nonprofit Sustainable Connections has installed a “parklet” outside of La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza on Chestnut Street. The parklet, which along with an adjacent bicycle-parking area actually [...]

WWU Woodring College partners with Mount Vernon grade school

Filed on 31. Aug, 2012 in Contents

The elementary education department at Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education plans to partner with Washington Elementary School in Mount Vernon in a pilot program to improve student achievement and prepare current and future teachers and school administrators to meet the needs of diverse students, including many who are English language learners. “We are [...]

Heroes Day in Lynden will honor local uniformed officials

Filed on 31. Aug, 2012 in Contents

Heroes Day in Lynden will honor local uniformed officials

Christian Health Care Center hosts its fifth annual Heroes Day celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The day is set aside to remember the sacrifices of Sept.11, 2001, and to honor and thank uniformed officials and service groups who support their communities, according to an event announcement. “Heroes Day has developed into [...]

The BBJ Buzz | Top stories for August 2012

Filed on 31. Aug, 2012 in Contents

Most viewed articles on BBJToday.com for August 2012 1) Leap Frog Water Taxi offers Whatcom-San Juan connection With the San Juan Islands just beyond Bellingham Bay, Bill McGown believes Whatcom County residents who haven’t made a trip to see their island neighbors to the west are missing chances at both business and leisure… 2) Three PeaceHealth medical [...]

BP Cherry Point refinery faces fine for “willful” violations

Filed on 30. Aug, 2012 in Contents

BP Cherry Point refinery faces fine for “willful” violations

The BP refinery at Cherry Point has been issued a citation by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries that alleges six violations of workplace safety and health rules, including one “willful violation” of pipeline inspection procedures. BP spokesperson Bill Kidd said his company “respectfully disagrees” that any of the violations in the citation [...]

Tieman joins Management Services NW as regional manager

Filed on 30. Aug, 2012 in People On The Move

Tieman joins Management Services NW as regional manager

Buzz Tieman has been hired as regional facility services manager for Management Services Northwest Inc. of Ferndale, according to a company annoucement. Tieman has more than 20 years of facility industry-related knowledge and 10 years of construction management experience. He will be responsible for in-house employees, as well as subcontractor partners in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He will manage [...]

Could Whatcom retail survive without Canadians? | TalkBack

Filed on 30. Aug, 2012 in Polls

The number of overnight travelers from Canada to the U.S. is at the highest level since the early 1970s, according a recent report from Statistics Canada, the nation’s national statistics service. The increase in traffic has been attributed to a strong Canadian dollar and a recent change to the nation’s duty-free rules that has quadrupled the amount [...]

Business-to-business networking with LinkedIn

Filed on 30. Aug, 2012 in Contributors

Business-to-business networking with LinkedIn

By Patti Rowlson Contributing Writer  So, you already use Facebook and maybe even Twitter, why should you consider jumping on the LinkedIn bandwagon? When used effectively, LinkedIn can offer valuable information that helps professionals stay on top of their game and make new connections—161 million people around the world use the site for business-to-business networking. Those numbers make [...]

WWU hosts session for Everett-based MBA program

Filed on 29. Aug, 2012 in Contents

Western Washington University hosts an information session for its MBA at Everett program at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the University Center of North Puget Sound Gray Wolf Hall, Room 160, on the campus of Everett Community College. University directors said the every-other-weekend program is ideal for professionals who have busy lives and wish [...]

Management Services Northwest receives industry safety award

Filed on 29. Aug, 2012 in Contents

Management Services Northwest receives industry safety award

Management Services Northwest Inc. of Ferndale has been awarded the 2012 Safety Award in the medium-size company category from Building Services Contractors Association International. The award is presented to leading industry organizations with excellent safety records. “I am so proud of how far we have come together as a team to create a positive safety culture in our workplace, and [...]

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