Pollution measure calls for paying more at pump, less at register

Filed on 09. Feb, 2016 in Contents, Features, News

Pollution measure calls for paying more at pump, less at register

By Deanna Duff For The Bellingham Business Journal Many in Washington believe that it’s time to clear the air regarding climate change. Now environmental groups are currently proposing different approaches to do that. As the 2016 ballot season nears, voters may face multiple options of how best to tackle the challenge. Non-partisan group Carbon Washington [...]

Don’t go in debt: How Judd & Black appliance store expanded since the recession

Filed on 27. Jan, 2016 in Features, News

Don’t go in debt: How Judd & Black appliance store expanded since the recession

By Patricia S. Guthrie For The Bellingham Business Journal If you’re ever looking for the owners of Everett’s homegrown appliance store, Judd & Black, try the freight room. Or the repair shop. Or the aisles of their five stores now spread up and down the I-5 corridor in five counties. Because that’s where Bob and [...]

Industry leader sees change ahead for independent grocers

Filed on 20. Jan, 2016 in Features, News

Industry leader sees change ahead for independent grocers

By Jennifer Sasseen The (Everett) Herald Business Journal The way millennials shop is going to change the grocery business, says local grocer Mike Trask, and smaller independent stores will need to embrace new technologies to survive. Owner of the Granite Falls and Edmonds IGA stores, Trask, 61, was recently named chair of the board of [...]

WSU to teach medical students at branch campuses around state

Filed on 08. Jan, 2016 in Contents

WSU to teach medical students at branch campuses around state

EVERETT — In the not-too-distant future, you may be saying ‘Aaaahh’ to a doctor in training. Washington State University plans to teach medical students in Everett after it launches its new medical school. The idea is that students will spend the first two years of medical school in classroom work in Spokane but then get [...]

Making a case for co-ops: how the rarely-taught business model is gaining traction in Bellingham

Filed on 04. Jan, 2016 in Features, News

Making a case for co-ops: how the rarely-taught business model is gaining traction in Bellingham

Rick Dubrow first considered turning his company into a worker-owned cooperative in 2007. He felt it would be the right thing to do for his long-time employees and for the long-term health of his business, a Bellingham remodeling company called A-1 Builders. More owners—more people with “skin in the game”—would make for a stronger company, [...]

#1 Most Viewed | Going Big: What court documents reveal about Haggen’s fast failure

Filed on 01. Jan, 2016 in Features

#1 Most Viewed | Going Big: What court documents reveal about Haggen’s fast failure

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. For the second year in a row, Haggen tops the list. With the company’s bankruptcy proceedings continuing and an auction for its local stores scheduled for early 2016, you can bet Haggen will be near the top of the list next year too. This [...]

#2 Most Viewed | Downtown Bellingham Partnership hatches a plan to fill vacancies

Filed on 01. Jan, 2016 in Features

#2 Most Viewed | Downtown Bellingham Partnership hatches a plan to fill vacancies

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This story was originally published on July 5, 2015.  By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal Imagine a downtown space that allows start-up retailers, dance and fitness instructors and other entrepreneurs to try their business ideas without the commitment and upfront cost of [...]

#3 Most Viewed | Jobs that once seemed permanent could be gone for good with Alcoa’s curtailment

Filed on 01. Jan, 2016 in Features

#3 Most Viewed | Jobs that once seemed permanent could be gone for good with Alcoa’s curtailment

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This story was originally published on Dec. 14, 2015.  By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal When Marc Norman started working at Alcoa Intalco Works in 1994, the plant west of Ferndale was one of five major aluminum producers in Washington. The aluminum [...]

#4 Most Viewed | Haggen’s big takeover begins

Filed on 31. Dec, 2015 in Features

#4 Most Viewed | Haggen’s big takeover begins

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This story was originally published on Feb. 12, 2015.  By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal Haggen’s acquisition of 146 former Safeway and Albertsons supermarkets began at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, when the grocery chain took ownership of Albertsons in Monroe, Washington. The [...]

#6 Most Viewed | Fairhaven clothing boutique closing after 10 years in business

Filed on 31. Dec, 2015 in Features

#6 Most Viewed | Fairhaven clothing boutique closing after 10 years in business

To finish the year, BBJToday.com is featuring its top 10 most-viewed articles from 2015. This article was originally published on May 14, 2015. By Oliver Lazenby The Bellingham Business Journal Four Starrs Boutique, a men’s and women’s clothing and accessories store in Fairhaven, is closing after 10 years in business. The store, at 960 Harris Ave., Suite [...]

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