Manufacturing in Bellingham is flourishing, data suggests

Filed on 31. Jan, 2020 in Business Briefs, Contents

Manufacturing in Bellingham is flourishing, data suggests

According to a new study by AdvisorSmith, Bellingham ranks #5 on the list of midsize cities that have increasingly robust manufacturing sectors. The study analyzed cities using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Among other factors, the study ranked cities based on criteria such as [...]

Banquet celebrates RE/MAX agents’ success

Filed on 30. Jan, 2020 in Contents, People On The Move

Banquet celebrates RE/MAX agents’ success

The Whatcom County Association of REALTORS® recently celebrated the work and service of local businesses and individuals at the Installation and Awards Dinner. Three agents from RE/MAX Whatcom County received awards at the dinner on Friday, January 17, 2020. Laura Rehberger was nominated for the Rookie of the Year award. The award spotlights new realtors for [...]

Cannabis store expands into larger building

Filed on 30. Jan, 2020 in Business Briefs, Contents

Cannabis store expands into larger building

Located at 4770 Pacific Highway in Bellingham, the new 1,800 square foot building is home to 2020 Solutions. The store is roughly three times bigger than the original structure that was installed on April 1, 2017, and offers customers an expansion of products available. “We’re now able to offer more products, better selection and plenty [...]

Are You Ready to Purchase a Building for Your Business?

Filed on 29. Jan, 2020 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

Are You Ready to Purchase a Building for Your Business?

By Jonathan Ensch The physical structure of your business – your building – may be the most important part of your business. It’s where your customers come to purchase goods or services, where your employees work, and it can also be where you manufacture your product. But with the hot commercial real estate market in Whatcom County, [...]

New executive director for institutional advancement joins WCC

Filed on 24. Jan, 2020 in Contents, People On The Move

New executive director for institutional advancement joins WCC

Eva Schulte has recently joined the staff at Whatcom Community College. Prior to joining the team at Whatcom as executive director for institutional advancement, Schulte was vice president for economic opportunity at Travois Inc. where she led impact investing with indigenous communities nationally. She was also president and CEO of the non-profit organization Communities Creating [...]

New director of wealth management joins Peoples Bank

Filed on 22. Jan, 2020 in Contents, People On The Move

New director of wealth management joins Peoples Bank

Patrick Briggs has recently been announced as the Director of Wealth Management for Peoples Investments. Briggs, who is based at the Barkley Financial Center, brings with him brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Peoples Bank Briggs held senior management positions at a variety of financial institutions and has [...]

Leadership changes for Whatcom Land Trust

Filed on 21. Jan, 2020 in Contents, People On The Move

The executive director of Whatcom Land Trust since 2015, Rich Bowers, is retiring. Effective on February 1, 2020, conservation director Gabe Epperson will become the new executive director. The new leadership will continue building on more than 35 years of local land conservation. “After nearly five years as our Executive Director, Rich leaves the Trust [...]

Bellingham photographer recognized with esteemed degree

Filed on 20. Jan, 2020 in Contents, People On The Move

Bellingham photographer recognized with esteemed degree

Mark Turner, of Bellingham, has earned the Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Turner Photographics was founded in 1993 and is owned by Turner and Natalie McClendon. The prestigious degree was announced in January and awarded to Turner for his unparalleled photographic creativity and technical skills demonstrated through competitions, higher education [...]

The best free, or low-cost, tools for conducting market research

Filed on 20. Jan, 2020 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

The best free, or low-cost, tools for conducting market research

By Eric Grimstead For The Bellingham Business Journal  Whether you are looking to start a new business, or you are a seasoned entrepreneur, it is critically important that you have a solid understanding of your target market and current economic conditions. Knowing your numbers is the key to your business’ long-term success. The following is [...]

Real estate brokers acquire commercial brokerage, maintenance companies

Filed on 13. Jan, 2020 in Contents, People On The Move

Real estate brokers acquire commercial brokerage, maintenance companies

With a combined 37 year of experience, real estate brokers KC Coonc and Ryan A. Martin have acquired Pacific Continental Realty and Pacific Continental Maintenance. The companies were acquired on Jan. 1 from Jim and Nancy Bjerke. Jim Bjerke will continue working at Pacific Continental Realty as a licensed broker.  “The two businesses make us a one-stop, full-service provider [...]

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