County unemployment rate rose to 6 percent in July

Filed on 31. Aug, 2015 in Business Briefs, News

Whatcom County’s unemployment rate was 6.0 percent in July, up from 5.8 percent in June, according to the latest report from the state Employment Security Department. The latest report estimates that the private sector lost 400 jobs during the month and the public sector lost 2,500 jobs. The unemployment rate has risen slowly from a [...]

Accounting for wildfires’ cost won’t be easy

Filed on 31. Aug, 2015 in Contributors

Accounting for wildfires’ cost won’t be easy

By James McCusker Courtesy to the Bellingham Business Journal The disastrous fires still ravaging our state have destroyed forests, homes, and businesses, devastated families, and taken the lives of brave firefighters. The battle to contain and extinguish these fires is still being fought in the smoke and heat by a growing army of professionals and [...]

City of Bellingham offering free storm debris drop off

Filed on 31. Aug, 2015 in News

The City of Bellingham is offering free drop off of storm debris this week at the Geri Field parking lot in the Civic Athletic Complex. Free tree limb drop off for Bellingham residents started at noon on Monday, Aug. 31, according to a press release from the City. The site, located at the corner of [...]

Naked Clothing moving from downtown to Sedro-Woolley

Filed on 31. Aug, 2015 in Business Briefs, Contents, Features, News

Naked Clothing moving from downtown to Sedro-Woolley

Naked Clothing is moving out of it’s downtown location at 126 W. Holly St., between Lulu and Gary’s Mens and Womens Wear, on Oct. 1. The natural fiber clothing store will reopen on Oct. 31 in Sedro-Woolley, at 1912 Highway 20. The move will allow store owner Amy Kraus to work closer to home—she lives [...]

Marijuana activist to speak about workplace drug testing on Sept. 2

Filed on 30. Aug, 2015 in Contents

Marijuana activist to speak about workplace drug testing on Sept. 2

A television reporter who was fired for marijuana use, drawing national attention, will speak in a free public presentation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Lakeway Inn in Bellingham. Cyd Maurer, a former morning weekend anchor at KEZI in Eugene, Oregon, will discuss the unfairness of employer tests for marijuana. Maurer was [...]

State tax judgements, 7/22/15 to 8/26/15

Filed on 30. Aug, 2015 in Data, Public Records

Judgments of $5,000 or more issued by Washington State government agencies and filed locally in Whatcom County Superior Court. Listings include business name, judgment amount, the state agency filing the judgment, originating case number and filing date. Judgments can later be paid and lifted. Listings are only current as of their filing dates. Records are [...]

Scratch Distillery in Edmonds reflects owners’ love of spirits

Filed on 28. Aug, 2015 in Contents, Features, New Business

Scratch Distillery in Edmonds reflects owners’ love of spirits

By Megan Brown For the Everett Herald Business Journal Long before it was a trending topic on Facebook, Kimberley and Bryan Karrick appreciated the artistry of craft spirits. The Edmonds couple had been experimenting with home brewing for years before deciding to open Scratch Distillery, one of several businesses replacing the Waterfront Antique Mall on [...]

Building permits, 8/17/15 to 8/24/15

Filed on 27. Aug, 2015 in Data, 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 4101 Stonecrest Court 101 & 102, $40,542 for foundation only: new two-story duplex. Contractor: Robinson Hardwood & Homes LLC. Permit No.: BLD2015-00323. [...]

Kulshan Community Land Trust celebrating 15th birthday with community party

Filed on 26. Aug, 2015 in Business Briefs, Events

Kulshan Community Land Trust will host its 15th annual community party from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham. The nonprofit provides affordable housing for middle-income people by assisting with a down payment. In exchange, the homeowner agrees that when they sell the house, it will be for a [...]

People on the Move, 8/26/15

Filed on 26. Aug, 2015 in People On The Move

Gene Bell receives accountant society’s speaker award Bellingham accountant Gene Bell, owner of Gene Bell & Associates, received the National Society of Accountants Speaker of the Year Award this month at the National Society of Accountants national convention in Vancouver, B.C. He received the award for his educational presentations, which benefit and promote the National [...]

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