Bellingham Pinball Collective: repair wizards own and maintain local machines

Filed on 30. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

Bellingham Pinball Collective: repair wizards own and maintain local machines

Heather Seevers’ income depends partly on unsticky flippers, bumpers with fresh rubber and coin slots that don’t jam. She owns and maintains pinball machines parked in Bellingham hangouts. If their parts don’t work, Seevers, a self-described nerd with a strong opinion on the best comic book shop in town, doesn’t collect her paycheck from their [...]

Foreclosures and delinquencies decrease in May

Filed on 29. Jul, 2015 in Data, Market Indicators

Foreclosures and delinquencies decrease in May

Mortgage foreclosure and delinquency rates in Bellingham decreased in May, according to new data from CoreLogic. Bellingham area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.69 percent for May 2015, a decrease of 0.38 percentage points from May 2014 when the rate was 1.07 percent. Foreclosure activity in Bellingham was lower than the national foreclosure rate, [...]

Misty Mountains Realty bought by national firm

Filed on 26. Jul, 2015 in Features, New Business, News

Misty Mountains Realty bought by national firm

Weichert Realtors, a national network of real estate franchises, bought Misty Mountains Realty, which had offices in Bellingham and Maple Falls and has been operating for more than 25 years. The new Weichert offices will be led by former Misty Mountains Realty owner Bret Van Lant, along with branch manager Jack Hovenier and broker Tyrel [...]

Boeing begins low-rate production on tanker

Filed on 22. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

Boeing begins low-rate production on tanker

By Dan Catchpole Everett Herald Writer Boeing has started low-rate initial production on the KC-46 tanker, which is still in development. The first two production planes are in the company’s Everett plant, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Wednesday during a conference call with stock analysts and reporters. The company posted strong earnings for the second quarter [...]

Vendors sought for new Commercial Street Night Market

Filed on 20. Jul, 2015 in Business Briefs, Events, Features, News

Vendors sought for new Commercial Street Night Market

Sustainable Connections is seeking vendor applications for a new night market to be held at on Fridays at the Commercial Street Plaza from Sept. 4 to Oct. 2. Market organizers plan to have 20 unique vendors in the hidden plaza next to the parking garage at 1300 Commercial St., as well as live music or [...]

How Rick Steves’ Europe is handling a growing business

Filed on 17. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

How Rick Steves’ Europe is handling a growing business

By Jim Davis Everett Herald Business Journal Editor EDMONDS — If you need an example of the reach of Rick Steves, you can find it in a shop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. That’s where Craig Davidson saw firsthand the goodwill that Steves has generated over a career as a guidebook author and TV [...]

Could coal terminal be net negative for local economy?

Filed on 15. Jul, 2015 in Features, News

Could coal terminal be net negative for local economy?

The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would add hundreds of jobs to the county, but will it hurt some industries? And could it already be slowing the local economy and affecting real estate prices along the railway? A recent study on the proposed terminal raises those questions. The study, by the PFM Group of Philadelphia, focused [...]

Community Food Co-op Bakery open for business

Filed on 14. Jul, 2015 in Business Briefs, Features, New Business, News

Community Food Co-op Bakery open for business

The Community Food Co-op’s new bakery and cafe opened Monday, July 13. The addition gives customers a place to grab to-go items and frees up space for increased production at the downtown and Cordata Community Food Co-op locations. The Co-op Bakery, at 405 E. Holly St., across the street from the downtown co-op, is open [...]

Pedal Party NW: A ride on the inaugural pedal-powered brewery tour

Filed on 09. Jul, 2015 in Features, New Business

Pedal Party NW: A ride on the inaugural pedal-powered brewery tour

Tom and Amy Lawson were about to dive into the next chapter of their lives. After 40-year careers, Tom as a carpenter and Amy as a teacher, they bought an open-air, pedal-powered bus for double the price of most cars, and prepared it for tours of Bellingham’s breweries. Before their first paid tour on Thursday, [...]

Downtown Bellingham Partnership hatches a plan to fill vacancies

Filed on 05. Jul, 2015 in Features, New Business, News

Downtown Bellingham Partnership hatches a plan to fill vacancies

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 signing a lease. Now imagine that space moving from one vacant downtown storefront to the next, leaving behind new businesses with each move. That’s Nick Hartrich’s vision for [...]

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