CEO who improved foster care outcomes in WA to step down

Filed on 06. Nov, 2019 in Contents, Features, People On The Move

CEO who improved foster care outcomes in WA to step down

After 24 years, Janis Avery, the CEO of Treehouse will formally step down from her position this Spring. Avery has been a transformational leader in advancing the mission of Treehouse, to give kids in foster care across the state of Washington a brighter childhood and future. Avery has her master’s in social work from the [...]

United Way of Whatcom County partners with businesses, kicks off fall campaign

Filed on 04. Nov, 2019 in Contents, Features, News

United Way of Whatcom County partners with businesses, kicks off fall campaign

United Way of Whatcom County recently launched its Fall fundraising campaign geared toward breaking the cycle of poverty. The campaign is working with nearly 200 local companies to generate support for those who are struggling financially. Aligning for-profits and non-profits with the same ideals of giving back to their community is a win-win, general manager [...]

Bellingham waterfront projects: an update

Filed on 30. Oct, 2019 in Contents, Features

Bellingham waterfront projects: an update

Recently completed projects and more on the drawing board The Port of Bellingham, City of Bellingham and Harcourt continue to make headway on waterfront projects that will bring economic opportunities to the city. The waterfront district consists of five different planning areas, each with distinct features. This includes the marine trades area, the log pond, [...]

Young professional of the year award winner announced

Filed on 24. Oct, 2019 in Contents, News

Young professional of the year award winner announced

Last week, the director for the cancer center, palliative and hospice care at PeaceHealth won the top prize at an awards event honoring young professionals in Whatcom County. Gurpreet Dhillon was named Young Professional of the Year at the Top 7 Under 40 Awards event at the Lightcatcher Museum on Oct. 18. The fourth annual [...]

The benefits of connecting young and old(er) entrepreneurs

Filed on 11. Oct, 2019 in Business Toolkit, Contributors

The benefits of connecting young and old(er) entrepreneurs

By Eric Grimstead You’re never too young, or old, to start your first business. Young entrepreneurs often make headlines with spectacular growth stories of starting billion dollar companies from a dorm room or garage. What might come as a surprise is that the share of new entrepreneurs in the 20-34 age group has actually declined [...]

Louis Auto Glass going strong after 90 years in business

Filed on 07. Oct, 2019 in Contents, Features

Louis Auto Glass going strong after 90 years in business

Despite being founded during the Great Depression, Louis Auto Glass has remained a staple business in the Whatcom County community for 90 years. Founded in 1929, the business has grown and adapted through four family generations. The founder, Louis Adelstein started the business as Louis Auto Parts & Glass. In the early days, it operated [...]

How accessible is your business to disabled customers?

Filed on 01. Oct, 2019 in Contents, New Business

How accessible is your business to disabled customers?

AbiliTrek can help you answer that question. AbiliTrek is a search and review platform that connects the disability community with businesses to promote equal opportunity and start conversations about accessibility. It allows for those in the disability community to rate and review the accessibility of any business and search for establishments tailored to their specific [...]

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 [...]

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