Dick’s Sporting Goods now hiring for new mall location

Filed on 28. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, New Business

Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening its new location in the Bellis Fair Mall soon. The sporting goods store is planning to open in the former Sports Authority space at 20 Bellis Fair Parkway in May. The store is hiring around 80 full time and part time employees. The company is looking for applicants who are [...]

Building permits, April 17-21

Filed on 28. Apr, 2017 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 1104 East Illinois St., $371,158.53 for CJP Enterprises – new duplex with attached garages. Historical owner: Mark P. Dickie. Permit no.: BLD2017-0360. April 17. 2116 Queen St., $75,000 for [...]

Western to host speaker to lecture on Trump and trade policy

Filed on 28. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

Edward Alden, the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will be at Western Washington University on May 8 to give a lecture called “A Protectionist in the White House: TPP, NAFTA and Trade Policy in the Trump Administration.” Alden was previously the Washington bureau chief and the Canada bureau chief [...]

The best two hours you’ll invest into employee training this year

Filed on 26. Apr, 2017 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

The best two hours you’ll invest into employee training this year

By Mike Cook For the Bellingham Business Journal As employers and managers, we know we cannot expect the very best from our employees without from time to time investing in their training. How do you decide which training to invest in and when? This is a strategic question on the minds of all employers a [...]

Building permits, April 10-14

Filed on 21. Apr, 2017 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 2627 Utter St., $292,647.70 for Mack – new single-family residence. Historical owner: Pierre F. & Helen M. Sanchez. Contractor: Tide Water Builders LLC. Permit no.: BLD2017-0335. April 10. 4164 [...]

WCC to offer curriculum for limited license legal technician program

Filed on 20. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Whatcom Community College was recently approved as one of five community colleges in the state to offer the core curriculum required to become a limited license legal technician. WCC is the first college to offer the curriculum that isn’t part of an American Bar Association-approved program. Retroactive to fall 2016, graduates of WCC’s paralegal studies [...]

Port authorizes improvements to Fairhaven shipyard

Filed on 20. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

The Port of Bellingham has awarded a $12.5-million environmental cleanup contract to Whatcom County-based IMCO General Construction. The contract involves 7.66 acres of marine industrial property in Fairhaven, and will clean-up historical contamination, improve marine habitat and modernize aging infrastructure. The Fairhaven industrial property has been used as a shipyard since the early 1900s, and [...]

New affiliate joins RE/MAX Whatcom County

Filed on 19. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Tim Wells has joined RE/MAX Whatcom County’s Lynden office. Wells has more than 10 years of real estate experience. Recently, he worked at The Force Realty. Wells will work with both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property in Whatcom County. Wells has lived in the county for 36 years. In addition to his [...]

Website names Birch Bay the most tax-friendly city in the state for retirees

Filed on 19. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents

Birch Bay is the most tax-friendly city in the state for retirees. That’s according to SmartAsset, a financial technology company. The study examined how tax policies in each city impact a retiree with a $50,000 income. The hypothetical retiree gets $15,000 from social security, $10,000 from a private pension, $15,000 from retirement savings and $10,000 [...]

Local businesses, nonprofits celebrate Earth Day with downtown block party

Filed on 19. Apr, 2017 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

Sustainable Connections, the Bellingham Farmers Market, Boundary Bay Brewery and Aslan Brewing are taking over Railroad Avenue on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors will line the block in front of Boundary Bay Brewery, and the Farmers Market will be in full swing. There will be live music, local food and [...]

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