Hostile communication is on the rise, watch out for it at your workplace

Filed on 17. Jul, 2018 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

By Mike Cook For The Bellingham Business Journal You may have noticed that in recent years public discourse has become increasingly violent. I am not simply talking about the time frame since the 2016 elections. The tone of public discourse has taken a severe turn towards the violent ever since we weaponized and normalized the [...]

Chuckanut Builders hires site superintendent

Filed on 16. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

Chuckanut Builders recently hire Greta Nelson as a site superintendent. Nelson recently relocated to Bellingham from the Seattle area, where she co-owned and operated Ballard Builders. Prior to that, she worked for construction firms including Dovetail Inc. and Krekow Jennings. Currently, Nelson is the site superintendent for a major remodel and expansion project at Pure [...]

New broker joins RE/MAX Whatcom County

Filed on 16. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, People On The Move

RE/MAX Whatcom County has hired Tessa Pinckston to the Lakeway office. Pinckston will be joining the Chris Hughes team and will focus on residential real estate in Point Roberts. Pinckston was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She has spent the last three years working at a high profile oceanside development, applying her background [...]

Building permits, June 25-29

Filed on 13. Jul, 2018 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 2112 Broadway St., $499,746.38 for two-story addition to school: Cedar Tree Montessori. Permit no.: BLD2018-0611. June 25. 4371 Meridian St., $12,000 to install new Wendys signs. Contractor: Howard Kimura. [...]

Peoples Bank gives $25,000 to assault services charity

Filed on 12. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, Nonprofit Notes

  Peoples Bank announced last month that it gave a grant of $25,000 to Domestics Violence and Sexual Assault Services. The grant will be used to furnish a new 11-bed shelter that will house single survivors who identify as female. This is the second Impact Grant awarded by Peoples Bank. Last year it awarded a [...]

Insurance agency opens Lynden office

Filed on 11. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents, New Business

VibrantUSA recently opened its fifth office in downtown Lynden. VibrantUSA is an independent insurance agency focused on Medicare and health insurance. The Lynden office is at 504 Front St. Agents Darlene DeBoer and Kenzie Nelson have moved from its Bellingham office to Lynden. VibrantUSA was founded in Bellingham in 2003, and has offices in Everett, [...]

Chuckanut Brewery takes five medals at North American Beer Awards

Filed on 11. Jul, 2018 in Business Briefs, Contents

Chuckanut Brewery won five medals at the North American Beer Awards Competition for 2018. The brewery won gold for its Alt Bier and Dunkel Lager. Its Vienna Lager and Doppelbock Lager won silver, and its Marzen Lager won bronze. Those beers have won medals previously at competition as well. The North American Beer Awards Competition [...]

Tariffs on paper spell bad news for newspapers

Filed on 10. Jul, 2018 in Opinions

By The Herald Editorial Board The Everett Daily Herald “I never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” — Roger Branigin, 1962 One wonders if Branigin, an attorney who three years later would become governor of Indiana, ever considered whether he could win those arguments by slapping tariffs on the paper on [...]

The intersection of criminal law and other law

Filed on 09. Jul, 2018 in Marketplace

The intersection of criminal law and other law

Understanding how a criminal conviction can have incidental consequences in other areas of law Very often, people accused of a crime will also need assistance in another area of law to properly understand the consequences of their actions. To explore some of those areas, MyTrafficMan.net’s Ziad I Youssef launches a three-part series on the intersection [...]

Sustainable growth wins out for green energy manufacturer

Filed on 09. Jul, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Sustainable growth wins out for green energy manufacturer

By Emily Hamann The future of solar energy is sunny. And a Bellingham company is perfectly poised to reap the benefits. It’s been a big couple of years for Itek Energy. After years of steady growth, the solar panel manufacturer moved into a bigger, state of the art factory near downtown Bellingham last fall. It’s [...]

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