Whatcom’s first marijuana business applicants revealed

Filed on 27. Nov, 2013 in Business Briefs

Whatcom’s first marijuana business applicants revealed

With business names ranging from the more generic, Emerald Acres and Pacific Bionetworks, to others that might elicit chuckles, like Green Stop or Bearded Bro’s Buds, Whatcom County has its first glimpse of the local entrepreneurs vying to snatch up licenses in Washington’s emerging recreational marijuana industry. The Washington State Liquor Control Board released a [...]

Marijuana license applications, 11/27/13

Filed on 27. Nov, 2013 in Public Records

Includes applicant’s business name, physical address, license number and filing date. Records obtained from the Washington State Liquor Control Board, online at www.liq.wa.gov.  Retailers Green, 2119 Lincoln St., Bellingham, WA 98225, 050325, 11/22/13. Green Stop, 1240 E. Maple St., Suite 102, Bellingham, WA 98225 050421, 11/23/13. The Joint LLC, 141 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225, [...]

Liquor licenses, 11/13/13 to 11/27/13

Filed on 27. Nov, 2013 in Public Records

Records include license activity in Whatcom County. They are obtained from the Washington State Liquor Control Board, which is online at www.liq.wa.gov. New license applications Strong Spirits, Troy Strong Inc.; Troy A. Strong applied for a new license to operate a fruit and/or wine distillery at 2120 Grant St., Suite 6, Bellingham, WA 98225. License [...]

Local foreclosures, delinquencies below state, national trends

Filed on 27. Nov, 2013 in Business Briefs

Local foreclosures, delinquencies below state, national trends

Foreclosure rates and mortgage delinquency rates decreased in the Bellingham area in September 2013, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. The Bellingham-area foreclosure rate among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.12 percent for September 2013, a decrease of 0.40 percent compared to September 2012, when the rate was [...]

Jobs Report: Whatcom County accelerates private-sector growth

Filed on 26. Nov, 2013 in Features

Jobs Report: Whatcom County accelerates private-sector growth

Despite a statewide slowdown in fall hiring, Whatcom County’s private industries continue adding workers, with a growth rate eclipsing those found in other parts of Washington state, even traditional employment power centers such as King County. “It really seems that we’re on a trend where finally growth in Whatcom County is accelerating, and a lot [...]

Naked Clothing to host grand opening of Bellingham store

Filed on 26. Nov, 2013 in New Business

Naked Clothing, a natural fiber clothing retailer that took over the former location of Merch Bot in downtown Bellingham, is hosting a grand opening on Friday, Nov. 29, Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1. The grand opening will feature live music, refreshments and store discounts on merchandise. Naked Clothing opened the store, located at 126 W. [...]

Barron Heating, Interfaith Center earn Chamber awards

Filed on 26. Nov, 2013 in Business Briefs

Barron Heating and Air Conditioning and the Interfaith Community Health Center have been recognized as winners in the annual Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry Awards. Barron Heating won for Green Business of the Year; Interfaith won Nonprofit of the Year. The announcement was a sneak peek at this year’s list of Chamber awards. The remaining [...]

Your business is as good as your culture | Contributor

Filed on 26. Nov, 2013 in Contributors

Your business is as good as your culture | Contributor

By Mike Cook  Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal There is an advertisement all over television these days. There are several versions, but all carry the same message. One character in the scene asks the question: “Did you know you 15 minutes could save you 15 percent on car insurance?” A second character rolls their eyes [...]

Damage, response costs of Oct. 12 riot exceed $20K

Filed on 25. Nov, 2013 in Business Briefs

City officials estimate the cost of an Oct. 12 riot near Laurel Park in Bellingham at more than $20,000, including damages to public property and the cost of extra staff responding. But in a letter published Nov. 22 on the City of Bellingham’s website, Mayor Kelli Linville and Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard write [...]

Building permits, 11/18/13 to 11/25/13

Filed on 25. Nov, 2013 in Public Records

Includes commercial building activity with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Status updates on permits are available on on the city’s website. Issued permits 1155 E. Sunset Drive 118, $80,000 for commercial: expand storage area into adjacent tenant space and racking for storage. [...]

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