The BBJ Buzz: Most-viewed articles from January 2013

Filed on 31. Jan, 2013 in Contents

Most-viewed articles on BBJToday.com from January 2013 1. Haggen announces closure of TOP Food & Drug in Lacey Haggen, Inc. will close the TOP Food & Drug store in Lacey, Wash., according to a company announcement… 2. Sumas man invents ice scraper with detachable flashlight After a six-year development process, Jeff Latham of Sumas has made his [...]

Are trade shows useful to your work? | Poll

Filed on 31. Jan, 2013 in Polls

[polldaddy poll=6863438] Thanks for voting in the BBJToday.com poll for the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 7. Do you have a question you would like to see asked? Send it to editor@bbjtoday.com.

It’s never too early for trade-show planning | Patti Rowlson

Filed on 31. Jan, 2013 in Contributors

It’s never too early for trade-show planning | Patti Rowlson

By Patti Rowlson Contributing Writer  Thinking about showcasing your company at an event or trade show this year? Good for you! Business-to-consumer networking at trade shows can be a great way to get your product or service in front of fresh new faces—if you choose the venue wisely, plan ahead and follow up. Pick the [...]

Technology sparks expansion for owner of Bellingham Sylvan Learning Center

Filed on 31. Jan, 2013 in Contents

Technology sparks expansion for owner of Bellingham Sylvan Learning Center

Kathleen Casprowitz already owns 17 Sylvan Learning Centers, including one in Bellingham that opened in 1994. But by the end of the year, she wants her business to nearly double in size. Most of the new centers Casprowitz will open, including five in and around Whatcom County, will look different from the more than 800 Sylvan locations [...]

Real-estate investor group changes name, moves meetings

Filed on 30. Jan, 2013 in Contents

Real-estate investor group changes name, moves meetings

A Bellingham-based nonprofit real-estate group is changing its name and moving its monthly meeting venue. Starting February, the Bellingham Real Estate Investor Network will be known as BellREIA (pronounced BELL-REE-AH), an acronym for Bellingham Real Estate Investors Association. The group will also begin regularly at the Atlantis Room in the Quality Inn on Meridian Street, moving [...]

New numbers show Bellingham foreclosures rose last November

Filed on 30. Jan, 2013 in Contents

New numbers show Bellingham foreclosures rose last November

Foreclosure rates in Bellingham increased for the month of November over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The rate of Bellingham area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.54 percent in November 2012, an increase of 0.46 percentage points compared to November 2011, when the rate was 1.08 percent. [...]

Bellingham attorney hosts collaborative divorce workshop, Feb. 5

Filed on 30. Jan, 2013 in Contents

Cat J. Zavis, a Bellingham-based collaborative divorce attorney, mediator, parent coach and child advocate, will host a free workshop, titled “Divorce Options for Parents: Four things you need to know before you get a divorce.” The workshop will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 5. Space is limited, and those interested [...]

WWU students develop products for ReMade challenge

Filed on 29. Jan, 2013 in Contents

Juniors in Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program have completed their annual ReMade projects, with this year’s designs featuring products for the household. The goal is to transform industrial waste items into viable commercial products that can then be sold. Each participant must come up with a design prototype, followed by a small production run [...]

Chrysalis Inn & Spa reveals new name, menu and look for in-house restaurant

Filed on 29. Jan, 2013 in New Business

Chrysalis Inn & Spa reveals new name, menu and look for in-house restaurant

An ownership change last fall at the Chrysalis Inn and Spa in south Bellingham gave the managers of the waterfront hotel’s in-house restaurant and bar a slate for a new concept. Formerly known as Finos, the first-floor eatery operated for years with a “European” theme, suited to a hotel and spa retreat.But the restaurant unveils a new [...]

Building permits, 1/22 to 1/29/2013

Filed on 29. Jan, 2013 in Data

Issued 410 W. Bakerview Road 108, $35,000 for commercial tenant improvement: complete shell space into restaurant: Krumbz Deli. Permit No.: BLD2012-00487. Issued Jan. 25. 2332 James St., $150,000 for commercial tenant improvement: remodel former mower shop to create clothing store: Labels. Permit No.: BLD2012-00509. Issued Jan. 24. 2336 James St., $25,000 for commercial tenant improvement: [...]

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