Bellingham School District delivers on Good Food Promise

Filed on 10. Jan, 2020 in Contents, Features

Bellingham School District delivers on Good Food Promise

Almost everyone can recall a school lunch memory, even if some of those memories might not be positive. However, the Bellingham School District has made substantial progress to change the stigma around school lunch with their Good Food Promise. By making meals from scratch with more locally sourced products the district has been able to [...]

Eat Local First Campaign expands throughout Pacific Northwest

Filed on 02. Jan, 2020 in Contents, Features, News

Eat Local First Campaign expands throughout Pacific Northwest

Several non-profits have recently partnered to promote the ideals of eating local. Bellingham based Sustainable Connections is joining with Seattle based Tilth Alliance to expand the Eat Local First campaign. The two non-profits, combined with a group of organizations on the Olympic Peninsula lead by The Local Food Trust, are advancing the Eat Local First [...]

Pizza shop bakes local ingredients into every slice

Filed on 30. Dec, 2019 in Contents, Features

Pizza shop bakes local ingredients into every slice

Baked into the pizza at Pizza’zza are ethics of sourcing local and building community. With two locations, one in Fairhaven at 1501 12th St., and one inside Yorky’s Market at 2418 Alabama St., Pizza’zza found its niche supporting local farmers and producers. Owned by Will Annett and Erica Lamson, Pizza’zza sources about 80 percent of [...]

Real estate technology company expands to Bellingham

Filed on 17. Dec, 2019 in Contents, New Business, News

Real estate technology company expands to Bellingham

The fastest-growing brokerage in the region, Compass, has opened its first office in Fairhaven. The office, which is located at 1318 12th St., opened on Dec. 14, 2019. With a library of home design and architecture books and publications, the open-concept floor plan is designed to be a community gathering spot. Compass was founded by [...]

Seminar guides businesses through minimum wage increase

Filed on 12. Dec, 2019 in Contents, Features, News

Seminar guides businesses through minimum wage increase

A recent seminar hosted by the Small Business Development Center helped Bellingham businesses prepare for a hike in the minimum wage. The change will account for a 12.5 percent increase in the cost of doing business and could propose challenges for small businesses. Effective on January 1, 2020, the minimum wage will increase across the [...]

Gym installs electricity generating equipment

Filed on 25. Nov, 2019 in Contents, Features, News

Gym installs electricity generating equipment

Exercise has numerous health benefits. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve mental health and increase your chances of living longer. Now your workout can also contribute to generating electricity for our power grid. Located at 1605 N. State St., Fitness Gear & Training recently remodeled its space and along with the remodel [...]

Tax incentive program enhances vitality of downtown businesses

Filed on 19. Nov, 2019 in Contents, Features, News

Tax incentive program enhances vitality of downtown businesses

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership has rolled out the 2020 Main Street Tax Incentive program. Through the program, businesses can donate to the organization and receive 75 percent of their donation back as a tax credit on their state Business and Operations taxes. The statewide program through the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation [...]

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, [...]

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