WCC to offer BAS degree in business administration

Filed on 31. Jul, 2019 in Contents, News

WCC to offer BAS degree in business administration

Whatcom Community College is planning to offer a new, online, bachelor of applied science degree in applied business management. The degree was recently approved by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and is pending approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The new BAS degree is expected to open for enrollment [...]

Silfab Solar earns ‘Top Performer’

Filed on 31. Jul, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Located at Bellingham at 800 Cornwall Ave. and headquartered in Toronto Canada, Silfab Solar Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of photovoltaics for more than 35 years. The company was awarded ‘top performer’ under the 2019 Photovoltaic Evolution Labs scorecard. They received the award in the categories of dynamic mechanical load testing, thermal cycling testing, [...]

Ferndale school district sells $39.97 million of bonds

Filed on 31. Jul, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

On June 19 the Ferndale School District sold $39,970,000 of tax exempt bonds. The sale will be used to help finance portion one of the $112 million bond projects approved by voters in February of this year. After a credit revue of the districts, Moody’s moved the district from an Aa3 rating to an Aa2 [...]

Bellingham solar panel companies begin to unlock commercial market

Filed on 30. Jul, 2019 in Contents, News

Bellingham solar panel companies begin to unlock commercial market

Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, visited Silfab Solar Inc. in Bellingham on July 17, 2019. During his speech, he highlighted the advancement of clean energy jobs in the state and the celebrated expansion of Silfab Solar. The governor’s visit comes just months after the Washington State Senate approved SB 5116, requiring all electric utilities to [...]

Nominations sought for Top 7 Under 40

Filed on 30. Jul, 2019 in Contents, News

The Bellingham Business Journal, Whatcom Young Professionals and Bellingham Chamber of Commerce are seeking to honor the next generation of leadership in our community. The Top 7 Under 40 Whatcom Young Professionals Award was created to annually recognize an emerging individual whose leadership has made a positive impact on Whatcom County. It pays tribute to [...]

Help is here: A substance-free life begins with asking for help

Filed on 15. Jul, 2019 in Marketplace

Help is here: A substance-free life begins with asking for help

New Everett health centre can help you on the road to recovery. If you or a loved one is grappling with addiction, one of We Washington’s leading recovery programs shares a vital message. You don’t have to do alone. Using drugs or alcohol as a way of escaping, or coping with challenges, can have de effects for the individual and their family, says Daggett, Substance Use [...]

Whatcom Woman in Business announces four scholarships

Filed on 12. Jul, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Award finalists included Aislinn Knight, Alivia Jelinski, Heather Ludwig and Rosemary Hickman who all received $1,000 dollars to pursue higher education. Whatcom Woman in Business consists of managers and business owners who work to honor and promote leadership, professionalism, and mentoring throughout the community. Finalists were selected on criteria such as grades, goals, volunteerism, work [...]

Should I use a Robo Advisor?

Filed on 12. Jul, 2019 in Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors

By Deka Wiebusch for the BBJ In todays digital age it’s hard to know when it’s appropriate to do it yourself (DIY) or when it’s time to pay a professional. The invention of Robo Advisors and artificial intelligence for attorney’s or CPA’s has consumers questioning if they really need to pay for guidance and advice. [...]

Of Incentives and Life: What really motivates?

Filed on 12. Jul, 2019 in Business Toolkit, Contents, Contributors, News

By Mike Cook for BBJ It probably doesn’t need to be said but just to set the stage for what follows; employee engagement lingers at around 30% of workers feeling fully engaged in their work. That likely seems very low, and it is, but let’s not be too quick to assume that it is easy [...]

Whatcom Business Alliance launches YESWhatcom.com

Filed on 03. Jul, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

The Whatcom Business Alliance, located at 2423 E Bakerview Rd., has been working to raise awareness on the importance of workforce development in the county. WBA recently started YESWhatcom.com, under their Youth Engagement Initiative to promote networking between employers and prospective youth. The platform aims to help fill the gap in high-paying jobs in the [...]

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