Historic Bellingham brick building gets new life as event venue

Filed on 23. May, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Historic Bellingham brick building gets new life as event venue

By Emily Hamann It’s the oldest brick building in the state, and now it has a new life as a meeting place and event venue. In March, the Tremaine family purchased the Territorial Whatcom County Courthouse from the Whatcom County Historical Society, which has been working to restore the building for almost 15 years. Restoring [...]

The fall and rise of oyster farming in Blaine’s Drayton Harbor

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

The fall and rise of oyster farming in Blaine’s Drayton Harbor

By Emily Hamann On a sunny summer day, it’s not uncommon for a line to stretch out the door and down the street at Drayton Harbor Oyster Company’s tiny oyster bar in Blaine. The barbecue is set up on the sidewalk, full of grilled oysters. As more people have heard about this hole-in-the-wall oyster spot, [...]

After more than 100 years, historic Bellingham building is a hotel again

Filed on 02. May, 2018 in Contents, Features

After more than 100 years, historic Bellingham building is a hotel again

Have visitors traveling to Bellingham? They now have somewhere to stay right downtown. The Hamlet Hotel is on the second floor of 1202 Railroad Ave., in downtown Bellingham. It sits above Benchmark Document Solutions and Jimmy John’s. Fred and Colleen Schacht have owned the building since 2005. For more than 20 years, it has been [...]

Ferndale inventor brings turmeric-flavored liqueur to market

Filed on 18. Apr, 2018 in Contents, Features

Ferndale inventor brings turmeric-flavored liqueur to market

By Emily Hamann It’s the new trendy food, and it’s now available in a cocktail near you. Kuma is a turmeric liqueur invented by Chet Holstein, of Ferndale. It went on the market in October, and is now available at local Haggen stores, and bars from Whatcom County to Seattle. “We’ve established that there is [...]

Bellingham explodes with new bar, eatery, nightlife options

Filed on 04. Apr, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

Bellingham explodes with new bar, eatery, nightlife options

By Emily Hamann Bellingham’s nightlife is coming alive again. Friday and Saturday nights see crowds of people eating dinner, seeing concerts, movies and getting a drink at one of the many breweries and bars. In the past six months, almost a dozen new bars and restaurants have opened or are in the process of opening [...]

Changing the way businesses train, treat middle management

Filed on 29. Mar, 2018 in Contents, Features

Changing the way businesses train, treat middle management

By Emily Hamann Businesses have been training managers all wrong. That’s the idea Mike Cook puts forward in his new book, “Thriving in the Middle: How the best managers create mutual success.” Cook, a longtime BBJ columnist, advocates that instead of sending middle managers off to specialized training, they should meet in small groups with [...]

Bellingham Cider Co. opens brewpub in downtown Bellingham

Filed on 21. Mar, 2018 in Contents, Features

Bellingham Cider Co. opens brewpub in downtown Bellingham

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Driving down Prospect Street in Bellingham, the actual building is hard to miss. But its new tenant might be a little hard to find. Bellingham Cider Company opened in February in the former Cascade Laundry Building, at 205 Prospect St. It’s the same building that was painted bright [...]

After a year in limbo, rural landowners have hope after the state Hirst decision fix

Filed on 07. Mar, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

After a year in limbo, rural landowners have hope after the state Hirst decision fix

By Emily Hamann The Bellingham Business Journal Buddy Breakey thought he was buying his piece of the American Dream. He and his wife, Deborah, found a beautiful piece of property in rural Whatcom County, near where her dad built his own house. It was a 10-acre plot covered in huge old cedar trees. They bought [...]

Granite Falls inventor built a wall — to keep mice out of his sports car

Filed on 05. Mar, 2018 in Contents, Features

Granite Falls inventor built a wall — to keep mice out of his sports car

By Jim Davis The Herald Business Journal GRANITE FALLS — Some inventors want to build a better mousetrap. Not Tom Sharp. He wants to skip the trap altogether. In doing so, he thinks he’s solved not only his own problem, but a bunch of other people’s problems, too. The Granite Falls man adores his sports [...]

What will the new Everett airport mean for flights in Bellingham?

Filed on 07. Feb, 2018 in Contents, Features, News

What will the new Everett airport mean for flights in Bellingham?

By Emily Hamann The skies over western Washington are about to get more crowded. And Bellingham may be in for some competition. Commercial air service at Paine Field in Everett is set to begin this fall. United Airlines, Southwest and Alaska Airlines will serve the two-gate, 27,000-square-foot terminal building. The new airport, around 70 miles [...]

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