Chuckanut Builders hires site superintendent

Filed on 31. May, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Chuckanut Builders hired Chris Tretwold as a site superintendent. Previously, Tretwold owned and operated Tretwold Construction. He joined Chuckanut Builders because of his interest in high performance buildings and green building. Chuckanut Builders is one of Bellingham’s leading green builders.

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association receives $5,000 grant

Filed on 31. May, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association has announced that it received a $5,000 grant from the Lummi Indian Business Council. The grant will go to support NSEA’s Students for Salmon Program, which provides hands-on environmental education for third through sixth graders in Whatcom County. NSEA is a nonprofit dedicated to restoring sustainable runs of wild salmon [...]

Brim Tractor Co. celebrates 50th anniversary

Filed on 31. May, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Brim Tractor Co. celebrated its 50th anniversary this month. The store, located at 350 Duffner Drive in Lynden was founded by Bill and Margaret Brim in 1966. In 1997, their son Dan and his wife Teresa purchased the company. Brim Tractor now has branches in Mount Vernon, Pacific, Chehalis, Eugene, Oregon and Salem, Oregon. Brim [...]

WWU to take over Marine Science Center in Poulsbo

Filed on 26. May, 2016 in Contents, News

WWU to take over Marine Science Center in Poulsbo

By Terry Asla For The North Kitsap Herald POULSBO — It’s official: Western Washington University takes over management of the Poulsbo Marine Science Center  on June 1. The Poulsbo Marine Science Center Foundation has notified the city it intends to discontinue its operations in the Poulsbo Marine Science Center building, and will terminate its lease with [...]

Q & A With Chris Sullivan, head of VSH CPA firm

Filed on 25. May, 2016 in Contents, Features

Q & A With Chris Sullivan, head of VSH CPA firm

By Emily Hamann  The Bellingham Business Journal The busiest time of the year is over for Chris Sullivan. She is the new managing partner of VSH, a certified public accounting firm based in Barkley Village in Bellingham. Sullivan is a Whatcom County native, and a graduate of Western Washington University. She’s been working at VSH for [...]

Don’t let a bad apple spoil a good employee’s day

Filed on 24. May, 2016 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Don’t let a bad apple spoil a good employee’s day

By Mike Cook For the Bellingham Business Journal Today I am writing about a pretty basic topic, nothing earth shattering but still worthy of review. Over the years I have been away from direct management of my own business I have taken to teaching MBA students and working as a coach for mid-size business owners. [...]

Gown and Glove owner buys Belle Bridal

Filed on 23. May, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Gown and Glove owner buys Belle Bridal

Two Bellingham bridal shops are joining together in matrimony. Anna Lorenz, the owner of Gown and Glove, a bridal consignment store, has purchased Belle Bridal from owner Nicole Croney. The deal is effective June 1. Croney will stay on board, and will continue to run her wedding planning business, Elegant Endeavors, through Belle Bridal. Croney [...]

Bellingham’s Community Food Co-op gets an EPA nod for its green power use

Filed on 23. May, 2016 in Contents, News

Bellingham’s Community Food Co-op gets an EPA nod for its green power use

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Buying renewable energy certificates helped put the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham on a national list with names like Starbuck and Walmart. The co-op made the Environment Protection Agency’s list of the top the 30 retail stores in the country for using the most green power. The list ranks [...]

Bellis Fair’s promotion to draw Canadian shoppers successful so far

Filed on 20. May, 2016 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal A promotion meant to draw Canadian shoppers to the Bellis Fair Mall appears to be working. “This morning at the mall it looked like Black Friday,” said Rene Morris, general manager of the mall. Friday is the first day of the four-day “At Par” promotion. At participating retailers [...]

Nominations open for Peace Builder Awards

Filed on 20. May, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is looking for nominations for its 14th annual Peace Builder Awards. The awards recognize individuals who have creatively resolved conflict, contributed to peaceful dispute resolution or promoted reconciliation in the past year. The nomination deadline is Sept. 16. Nomination forms are at www.whatcomdrc.org.

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