Bellingham accepting applications for tourism grants

Filed on 29. Jul, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The City of Bellingham is now accepting applications for the 2017 tourism promotion grants until 5 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016. In 2016, the City awarded 25 competitive grants totaling $196,150, according to the press release. Questions regarding this grant program should be directed to Shannon Taysi, Planning & Community Development, at staysi@cob.org or 778-8360. [...]

First Federal Community Foundation awards $5,000 to Assistance League of Bellingham

Filed on 29. Jul, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Assistance League of Bellingham was awarded $5,000 by First Federal Community Foundation for Operation School Bell. It would primarily be used to purchase new school clothing for low-income primary school children in Whatcom County, according to the press release. “It was wonderful to see the happy faces of children as they left Target with a [...]

Whatcom County resident starts new IT company

Filed on 28. Jul, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, New Business, People On The Move

Whatcom County resident starts new IT company

Kevin Rudy opened Nanosecond Tech, an information technology service company to service Whatcom County, located in Custer. Rudy has 15 years in IT experience, and graduated from  Sehome High School. “I talk with customers in non-tech terms so they can understand what the problem is and what their options are,” Rudy said in a press [...]

First Federal Bank hires new assistant vice president/project manager

Filed on 28. Jul, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

First Federal Bank hires new assistant vice president/project manager

First Federal Bank, based in Port Angeles, hired Michele Deo to be the new Assistant Vice President/Project Manager. She will be in charge of project initiatives to include new products, conversions/integrations of new systems, and other projects, according to the press release. “We are very pleased to welcome Michele to the community and to First [...]

Are You a Good Employee?

Filed on 26. Jul, 2016 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Are You a Good Employee?

By Mike Cook For the Bellingham Business Journal If you read this column with any regularity you know my focus is on improving the quality of management in our places of work. You’ve also quite possibly seen me quote statistics that show the level of employee engagement in most places of work is tragically low. [...]

Dawson Construction to purchase historic Armory from WWU

Filed on 25. Jul, 2016 in Contents, News

Dawson Construction to purchase historic Armory from WWU

Dawson Construction, LLC is interested in purchasing the Armory from the Western Washington University Foundation. The Bellingham and Alaska-based company signed an option agreement with the school’s foundation to purchase the property, according to a press release put out by the school on Tuesday. The option is for 10 months to allow for a feasibility [...]

Bellingham event planner launches new business

Filed on 22. Jul, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, New Business

A new event planning business is in Bellingham called Wildflower Events. Lindsay Perout has nine years of experience in organizing weddings, company events, nonprofit fundraisers, family gatherings and holiday parties. “I’ll always give my client choices based on their budget and preferences,” Perout said in a press release. “When it comes to the day of [...]

Washington’s Office of Secretary of State accepts award nominations

Filed on 21. Jul, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

The Office of Secretary of State is accepting nominations for a 2016 Corporations for Communities Award until Wednesday, August 31. The winner will be announced in late September. Secretary of State Kim Wyman will choose the winner, and an award ceremony will take place in her office, date to be determined. “Washington is blessed to [...]

United Way funds new programs

Filed on 21. Jul, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The nonprofit United Way of Whatcom County will serve 100,000 people this year with the addition of 700 more people through newly funded projects. United Way of Whatcom County works to provide communities on how to improve their education, health and income. Newly funded programs include Lydia Place’s Parent Support Program, which focuses on strengthening [...]

Whatcom Museum puts on open house for 75th Anniversary

Filed on 19. Jul, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events, Nonprofit Notes

On Thursday, August 11, the Whatcom Museum will open its doors from noon to 8 p.m. free of charge in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Sponsored by Peoples Bank, the day will include a variety of activities, including exhibition and building tours, art activities for adults and children and a sidewalk chalk contest. “The Whatcom [...]

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