Chamber Golf Classic set for Sept. 5

Filed on 30. Aug, 2013 in Contents

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry is getting ready for its eighth annual Chamber Golf Classic on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. The event, sponsored by the Lummi Business Council, features a putting contest, “shotgun scramble,” a shootout event and dinner, which will include raffle prizes such as roundtrip tickets on [...]

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center to host open house

Filed on 30. Aug, 2013 in Contents

The nonprofit Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center has scheduled a community open house in early October. The event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3. The WDRC is located at 13 Prospect St., Suite 201, in downtown Bellingham. The open house corresponds with Conflict Resolution Month and takes place one day [...]

WWU hosting info session on new nursing bachelor’s program

Filed on 29. Aug, 2013 in Contents

WWU hosting info session on new nursing bachelor’s program

Western Washington University will hold an information session for a new program that allows registered nurses to earn bachelor’s degrees in nursing, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Academic West Room 203 on WWU’s campus. Space is still available for the fall 2013 start of the program, and applications can be submitted online at www.wwu.edu/bsn. The [...]

Workforce board gives advice on choosing vocational schools

Filed on 29. Aug, 2013 in Contents

Officials with the state’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating board have released a list of tips on how to find information on vocational training and education programs. Officials say training has the potential to enhance productivity and lead to a better job, but before making a financial commitment, it’s best to do some research to [...]

Absorption Corp. hires two new managers

Filed on 29. Aug, 2013 in People On The Move

Absorption Corp. has made two additions to its management team. Jesse Henman joins the company as its new mass and grocery national accounts manager. Henman has previously worked as a client insights manager with Symphony IRI in California, working with E&J Gallo. Previously, He was also previously a trade marketing manager for Foster Farms. James [...]

Wailing Goat Espresso caffeinates those on bike and foot

Filed on 28. Aug, 2013 in Contents

Wailing Goat Espresso caffeinates those on bike and foot

With no street visibility and a sales cycle that depends on sunny weather in notoriously gloomy Bellingham, dollars do not come easy for The Wailing Goat Espresso. But Suzanne Lundberg, who first opened Wailing Goat in Sudden Valley in 2011 and moved it to Bellingham’s central commerce district last year, said the coffee stand is fitting [...]

PeaceHealth eliminating hundreds of jobs to close budget gap

Filed on 28. Aug, 2013 in Contents

Needing to close a $130 million budget shortfall, PeaceHealth, which operates St. Joseph hospital in Bellingham, plans to cut 500 jobs, the health provider’s employees have been told. Most of job losses will come from PeaceHealth’s Columbia Network, which includes medical centers in Longview, Wash., and Vancouver, Wash., where the provider’s headquarters are located, according [...]

Local foreclosures, delinquent mortgages decrease

Filed on 28. Aug, 2013 in Contents

Local foreclosures, delinquent mortgages decrease

Local foreclosure rates decreased in June 2013 compared the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The Bellingham-area foreclosure rate among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.37 percent for the month of June 2013, a decrease of 0.10 percentage points compared to June 2012, when the rate was 1.47 percent. Foreclosure activity [...]

Getting more “likes” on your Facebook page | Column

Filed on 28. Aug, 2013 in Contributors

Getting more “likes” on your Facebook page | Column

By Patti Rowlson Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal Let’s face it, Facebook marketing is not going to work for every small business. But there are some industries for which it is a natural fit. Local restaurants, garden centers, entertainment venues, clothing stores and pet-care service providers come to mind as ones that typically benefit. [...]

Have you returned to school after starting a career? | Poll

Filed on 28. Aug, 2013 in Polls

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