Is your buy/sell agreement up to date? | guest column

Filed on 28. Nov, 2014 in Contents

Is your buy/sell agreement up to date? | guest column

By Jennifer Ortmeyer For The Bellingham Business Journal Owners of privately held small businesses in Whatcom County have plenty to worry about—employees, office space, equipment, taxes, you name it. But something that partners in most businesses put in place in an organization’s start-up phase—a buy/sell agreement—should be on their short list of items to periodically [...]

Building permits, 11/17/14 to 11/21/14

Filed on 28. Nov, 2014 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 the city’s website. Issued permits 212 N Samish Way, [no estimated value] for commercial: methamphetamine contamination remediation: remove/replace sheetrock and insulation in rooms 4, 5, 7, [...]

Itek Energy opening new facility in Minnesota

Filed on 25. Nov, 2014 in Features, News

Itek Energy opening new facility in Minnesota

After three years of rapid growth in Bellingham, solar panel manufacturer Itek Energy is planning a new facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Itek Energy started in September 2011 with a handful of employees. They produced 2.1 megawatts of solar capacity in 2012. Now, the company has 74 employees, and they expect to produce 12.2 megawatts of [...]

Juice stand set to open in Public Market Dec. 3

Filed on 25. Nov, 2014 in Contents

Juice stand set to open in Public Market Dec. 3

Electric Beet Juice Co., a juice stand inside the Public Market, will open on Dec. 3, the owners said in a press release. The juice bar will serve fresh juice, smoothies and breakfast and lunch items with a focus on local and organic ingredients, according to the press release. Co-owners Sara Southerland and Kara Marklin [...]

Avoid malware during the holidays | Contributor

Filed on 25. Nov, 2014 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Avoid malware during the holidays | Contributor

By Mike Sullivan Courtesy to The Bellingham Business Journal  Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue to be huge shopping spectacles. Brick and mortar stores are now opening on Thanksgiving Day, and Cyber Monday deals are extending through the following week. As these holiday shopping deals begin to appear, more and more people are shopping online. [...]

SSK Insurance is matching turkey donations

Filed on 24. Nov, 2014 in Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance’s third-annual turkey drive is seeking to help more than 200 local families this holiday season. Through December 12, SSK Insurance, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, is matching contributions of $15 for each turkey donated, up to the first 100 turkeys. The turkeys will be distributed to families in need by [...]

WWU hires new Canadian-American center director

Filed on 24. Nov, 2014 in Contents, People On The Move

WWU hires new Canadian-American center director

Western Washington University hired David Rossiter as the new director for the Center for Canadian-American studies. He succeeds longtime director Don Alper, who resigned at the end of September. Rossiter is an associate professor in Western’s Department of Environmental Studies in Huxley College, and a core faculty member in the Canadian-American studies program, according to [...]

Campus Crest selling 15-acre property

Filed on 24. Nov, 2014 in Contents

The North Carolina firm that broke ground on a 216-unit apartment complex in Bellingham in October will not finish. After applying for permits for a 10-building project with an estimated value of more than $30 million, Campus Crest Construction announced in a press release on Nov. 4 that it will be “discontinuing all construction and [...]

The last word on trust | Mike Cook

Filed on 24. Nov, 2014 in Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors

The last word on trust | Mike Cook

By Mike Cook Contributing writer Imagine being at work, in any workplace, and not trusting people. I don’t necessarily mean specific people, I mean people in general. Unfortunately, I think many of us are there unconsciously. This reality is covered up with “handy stories” justifying behavior that might otherwise be considered paranoid. I think you [...]

Village Books/Paper Dreams hires digital marketing manager

Filed on 23. Nov, 2014 in Contents, People On The Move

Village Books/Paper Dreams hires digital marketing manager

Amy Blackwood, former community relations manager for Launching Success Learning Store, is joining Village Books/Paper Dreams as digital marketing manager. She will oversee eNewsletters and websites for the company, as well as all social media, according to a press release Blackwood has writing and editing experience in the retail world, including work for retail trade [...]

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