What does engagement sound like? Managers must learn to hear it

Filed on 30. Nov, 2016 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

What does engagement sound like? Managers must learn to hear it

By Mike Cook For the Bellingham Business Journal Probably the most common mistake I watch managers make daily in the workplace is addressing their reports as though they are in the same frame of mind as they are. Maybe yes, maybe no and not knowing is a risky proposition. Just because you have one of [...]

Harcourt lays out next stages of waterfront redevelopment

Filed on 28. Nov, 2016 in Contents, News

BBJ Staff With construction on the Granary Building well underway, Harcourt Developments has proposed the next stage of its development of the Bellingham Waterfront. In a special presentation at the Port of Bellingham’s Oct. 4 meeting, Harcourt Director Pat Power presented the next pieces of the plan. The Granary Building is expected to be finished [...]

Shop brings teas from around world to Bellingham

Filed on 23. Nov, 2016 in Contents, Features, New Business

Shop brings teas from around world to Bellingham

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Washington may be famous for its coffee, but now in Bellingham there’s a place for tea enthusiasts to grab a drink. Kuros Zahedi and his wife Sandra Loeffelmann started Saku Tea this spring. It’s a tea shop serving and selling fine teas from around the world. “We try [...]

Bellingham rental inspectors find many minor problems

Filed on 21. Nov, 2016 in Contents, News

By Emily Hamann  The Bellingham Business Journal The results are in. Around half of the residential units the City of Bellingham inspected under its new rental safety program failed the first time around. Failing a first inspection isn’t necessarily a big deal — property owners just have to fix whatever was wrong and then schedule [...]

Building permits, Nov. 7-11

Filed on 18. Nov, 2016 in Data, Public Records

Includes commercial building activity in Bellingham with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Applied 4101 Eliza Ave., $30,000 for Sweet Tooth Dental, open concrete stormwater detention. Permit no.: BLD2016-1070. Nov. 7. 2715 Mill Ave., $171,914.27 for Fairhaven Storage – addition to storage buildings [...]

Alaska Air launches seasonal service to Hawaii

Filed on 17. Nov, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents

Last weekend, Alaska Airlines started its new weekly flights from Bellingham to Kona, Hawaii. The nonstop service began on Nov. 12 and ends on April 1, 2017. Alaska also flies from Bellingham to Maui, Hawaii, starting on Nov. 6 and running until April 2, 2017. For more information, visit www.alaskaair.com.  

Bellingham bike shop donates bicycles to Boy’s and Girl’s Club

Filed on 17. Nov, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Bellingham’s Fanatik Bike Co. has continued its eight-year tradition, and teamed up with Vancouver, B.C. based Norco Bicycles to provide new bikes to the Bellingham Boy’s and Girl’s Club. On Oct. 11, Fanatik donated five brand new bikes. Through the years, Fanatik has maintained the bikes it has donated.

Lighthouse to serve Thanksgiving dinner

Filed on 16. Nov, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Lighthouse Mission Ministries will serve its 93rd annual Thanksgiving dinner to hungry or homeless people from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday Nov. 25 at the Church of the Assumption’s gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave. The Lighthouse Mission is seeking donations to support the dinner. In the past, the dinner has served around 500 people, but [...]

Bellingham Realtor receives national recognition

Filed on 16. Nov, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Sommer Cronck of RE/MAX Whatcom County was awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by a council of the National Association of Realtors. Cronck is now one of more than 30,000 to earn this designation. All were required to complete a course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty. Cronck [...]

Bellingham law firm hires new attorney

Filed on 16. Nov, 2016 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Bellingham law firm Carmichael Clark, P.S. has brought on Catherine Moore as an associate. Moore practices in the areas of land use and real estate, water law, municipal law and civil litigation. She grew up in Bellingham and graduated from Sehome High School. She received two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington, and graduated [...]

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