Local foreclosures, late mortgages decrease again

Filed on 29. May, 2014 in Business Briefs

Foreclosure rates in Bellingham decreased for the month of March over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Bellingham area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.07 percent for the month of March 2014, a decrease of 0.39 percentage points compared to [...]

WWU DECA students score big at international conference

Filed on 29. May, 2014 in News

Western Washington University’s Distribution Education Club of America  team traveled to Washington, D.C. and placed 15 members in the finals with seven finishing in the national top 10 at the 2014 International Career Development Conference on April 23-26. The ICDC roughly brings 2,000 college students from around the world to compete in business simulations and [...]

City planner to discuss downtown development, May 29

Filed on 28. May, 2014 in Events

Darby Cowles, senior planner with the City of Bellingham, will discuss development plans for downtown Bellingham as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, in Environmental Studies 100 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public. In her [...]

State launches new recreational boating app

Filed on 28. May, 2014 in News

Boaters who want to find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water can do so now through Washington Water Cruiser, a new app launched by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. The map-based app was created by SmartMine, the technology development team at GeoEngineers, using a [...]

Nominations sought for Peace Builders, Youth Poetry

Filed on 28. May, 2014 in Nonprofit Notes

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is accepting nominations for its annual Peace Building Awards and Youth Poetry Contest. The WDRC seeks nominations for individuals or groups that creatively resolved conflict, contributed to peaceful dispute resolution, promoted reconciliation, effective communication or understanding between divergent groups/people in the past year, or otherwise contributed to peace within our [...]

Local solar builder partners with Habitat for Humanity

Filed on 27. May, 2014 in Business Briefs

Local solar builder partners with Habitat for Humanity

Itek Energy of Bellingham has partnered with Blue Frog Solar of Poulsbo to install rooftop solar-power equipment on a Habitat for Humanity affordable housing project in Port Orchard. Each residential system in the project includes 265-watt photovoltaic modules by Itek energy, Blue Frog/APS YC500 microinverters, and Sunmodo racking. Installation is by Sunergy Systems of Seattle. [...]

Showing leadership through employee engagement | Contributor

Filed on 27. May, 2014 in Contributors

Showing leadership through employee engagement | Contributor

By Mike Cook Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal A short time ago, while leading a workshop, I was asked the following question by someone who sounded like an experienced manager: “What do I do with an obviously talented report who just doesn’t seem committed to the work he has been assigned?” Following the question, [...]

New paint on Ferndale’s I-5 bridges could bring minor delays

Filed on 27. May, 2014 in News

Starting Tuesday, May 27, drivers can expect nighttime single-lane closures in both directions of Interstate 5 near the bridges over the Nooksack River in Ferndale between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., while contractor crews build scaffolding and wrap the bridges in plastic. Once the prep work is complete, crews will do the majority [...]

The Purple Door Beauty Lounge to host opening

Filed on 26. May, 2014 in New Business

A new downtown Bellingham spa and hair salon is hosting a grand opening event from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 29. The Purple Door Beauty Lounge is located a 725 N. State St. The business is owned by Tara Ellis. The spa and salon offers a variety of beauty services, including manicures, [...]

State website targets fraudulent business

Filed on 26. May, 2014 in Business Briefs

State agencies are promoting the use of the website suspectfraud.com and urging consumers to check with the state before hiring a business to do work for them. Visiting suspectfraud.com before signing any contract can protect you, your property and potentially save you money, state officials say. The site provides access to tools to verify a [...]

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