New food truck reflects couple’s love for Bellingham

Filed on 29. Aug, 2016 in Contents, New Business

New food truck reflects couple’s love for Bellingham

By Janae Easlon The Bellingham Business Journal Shayle and Casey DenBleyker combined their passions for design and cuisine in their new venture Feast, a food trailer business that’s just getting under way. The couple, who moved to the Bellingham area with their four children four years ago, are bringing their unique talents to the business. [...]

Sustainable Connections celebrates Eat Local Month

Filed on 25. Aug, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

In September, Sustainable Connections Food & Farming Program celebrates Eat Local Month. It’s a reminder to celebrate the people who grow, raise, and prepare Whatcom County’s food by buying locally. Participate in a number of ways: Take the Eat Local Month Challenge online Try the Eat Local Month specials at participating restaurants. Spend $10 at [...]

Fairhaven’s Girls Night Out set for Sept. 17

Filed on 25. Aug, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

It’s almost time for the 11th annual Girls Night Out event Fairhaven. The event is a fundraiser for Bellingham nonprofit Lydia Place. The Girls Night Out is Saturday, Sept. 17. Passports can be purchased for $15 at www.girlsnightfairhaven.com. The passport includes a list of participating businesses that will be featuring discounts, giveaways, demonstrations, artists and samples. [...]

WYPS monthly social set for Aug. 25

Filed on 24. Aug, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Events

The Whatcom Young Professionals will hold their monthly social on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kombucha Town Culture Cafe, 210 Chestnut St., Bellingham. The social is a fun evening of casual networking, drinks, and appetizers. The event is free for WYPS members who RSVP, and $5 for non-members who RSVP. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-social-kombucha-town-culture-cafe-tickets-26813272219?aff=es2

Whatcom Land Trust hires new outreach and communication director

Filed on 24. Aug, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Whatcom Land Trust hires new outreach and communication director

Colleen Carroll has been hired as the new outreach and communication director of the Whatcom Land Trust. Carroll has more than 25 years of experience in conservation education, including playing a role in creating the first native plant conservation program across Hawaii. She co-wrote the Forest Action Plan for the state of Hawaii and developed [...]

Good employees are made, not found

Filed on 23. Aug, 2016 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Good employees are made, not found

By Mike Cook For the Bellingham Business Journal If I ask a room full of mid-size (15 or more employees) business owners “What is the most common mistake you make when dealing with employees?” they will invariably say, “Holding on to underperforming employees too long!” If I ask that same room full of mid-size business [...]

Bellingham sisters launch custom made gift company

Filed on 22. Aug, 2016 in Contents, Features, New Business

Bellingham sisters launch custom made gift company

By Janae Easlon The Bellingham Business Journal They get paid to shop together. Sisters and Bellingham residents Kristine Samoylenko, 24,  and Lana Solo, 32, said they can’t imagine a better business to start. Gift Garden, an online-based store, custom creates and curates gift arrangements for clients in need of house-warming, bridal or new baby presents. [...]

Skagit Bank hires new senior VP and CIO

Filed on 22. Aug, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Skagit Bank has hired Tom Cahill as the new senior vice president and chief information officer. Cahill is a Northwest native and has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. Before working in the financial sector, Cahill worked IT leadership skills in insurance, healthcare and retail.

Bellingham Farmers Market adds new evening market

Filed on 22. Aug, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

The Bellingham Farmers Market is adding a new market from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday from Sept. 1-Sept. 29. The new market at Depot Market Square will be in addition to the existing Wednesday Fairhaven and Saturday Downtown markets. More than 20 local farmers and food vendors will be at the market, as well as live [...]

Community Energy Challenge celebrates sixth anniversary

Filed on 22. Aug, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

The Community Energy Challenge, which was launched in Bellingham and serves Whatcom, Island, Skagit and San Juan counties, celebrates its sixth anniversary this summer. The Community Energy Challenge is a program of Sustainable Connections and the Opportunity Council, and makes home and commercial energy efficiency improvements affordable. Over its six years, the challenge has generated [...]

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