New business’ goals: educate parents and build community

Filed on 03. Sep, 2019 in Contents, New Business

New business’ goals: educate parents and build community

The Parenting Academy is now open for business at 114 W Magnolia St. A program of Brigid Collins Family Support Center, the Parenting Academy began operations in early April of 2019. The new resource connects parents with professional coaches to mentor children and help build family relationships. The Parenting Academy works alongside parents and children [...]

Best value colleges in Whatcom County

Filed on 27. Aug, 2019 in Contents, News

Best value colleges in Whatcom County

Higher education has the power to advance your skills, multiply career opportunities and increase net worth. However,investing in yourself and good college education has become an increasingly expensive endeavor. Luckily, colleges in Whatcom County offer students some of the best value education in the state. According to SmartAsset’s fifth annual best value colleges study, four [...]

Mayor Kelli Linville announces City Center Awards

Filed on 21. Aug, 2019 in Business Briefs, Contents

Mayor Kelli Linville announces City Center Awards

Three businesses were honored with the mayor’s third annual City Center Award at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building on July 25. The winners included the Cascade Laundry Building, Pickford Film Center and Black Sheep. The general criteria for the award are actions, on the behalf of businesses and organizations, that improve the quality of life [...]

Local firms provide Lions Camp Horizon with 3,300 volunteer hours

Filed on 06. Aug, 2019 in Contents, News

Local firms provide Lions Camp Horizon with 3,300 volunteer hours

Whatcom County businesses and volunteers recently stepped up to help prepare Lions Camp Horizon for their 2019 summer season. Operating in their 45th season, Lions Camp Horizon is a local 501 (c)(3) non-profit that provides recreational opportunities for those with physical and developmental disabilities. The camp was officially started in 1974, after the Lynden Jaycees [...]

Earthworks Tree Service lays down roots for growth

Filed on 05. Aug, 2019 in Contents, News

Earthworks Tree Service lays down roots for growth

Deep in the forest of Sudden Valley, strapped to the top of a rotten hemlock tree, hundreds of feet above the ground, Dominic Yoxtheimer yanks the start cord of small chainsaw attached to his waist. He uses the chainsaw to begin trimming large branches that drop to his crew members on the ground below. “Every [...]

Cannabis sales growth continues in Whatcom County

Filed on 02. Aug, 2019 in Contents, News

Cannabis sales growth continues in Whatcom County

The multi-million-dollar cannabis industry continues to evolve in Whatcom County and its impacting the local economy. Since it was legalized five years ago, recreational cannabis sales have soared and dozens of shops have opened across the county. Whatcom County now has 79 producers/processors and 26 licensed retail stores, according to 502data.com. The increase in shops [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Shellfish growers are feeling climate change’s effects now

Filed on 26. Jun, 2019 in Contents, News

Shellfish growers are feeling climate change’s effects now

By Mathew Roland Shellfish farming in Washington is a multimillion-dollar industry with a history as deep as Puget Sound. However, recent decades of warming oceans and higher levels of ocean acidification continue to challenge shellfish farming practices. In and around Whatcom County there are several aquaculture farms, such as Lummi Shellfish Hatchery, Drayton HarborOyster Co., [...]

Tony’s Coffee still has that freshly roasted smell

Filed on 31. May, 2019 in Contents, News

Tony’s Coffee still has that freshly roasted smell

By Brooke Strickland The scent of freshly roasted coffee has been coming from Tony’s Coffee since 1971, when the business first opened its doors. The company is focused on high-quality organic and fair-trade coffee, and they roast all their beans in Bellingham. The original coffeehouse in Fairhaven on Harris Avenue is still going strong. People [...]

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