Busy professionals are earning MBAs through WWU’s Weekend MBA program

Filed on 12. Nov, 2015 in Features, News

Busy professionals are earning MBAs through WWU’s Weekend MBA program

By Jocelyn Robinson For The Bellingham Business Journal A master’s degree in business may seem like an odd education for a nurse, but for Amanda Crain it was a perfect fit. Crain, the director of nursing services at the Puget Sound Kidney Centers, is in her final quarter of earning an MBA from Western Washington [...]

Woods Coffee to open first Canadian location in Tsawwassen next year

Filed on 11. Nov, 2015 in Business Briefs, News

Woods Coffee to open first Canadian location in Tsawwassen next year

Many Whatcom County retailers market to Canadians, but Woods Coffee is taking it to another level. The Lynden-based chain’s first Canadian shop is under construction in Tsawwassen, just north of Point Roberts, Washington. The store, which will be the company’s 18th, should open in the first quarter of next year in the Tsawwassen Springs Golf [...]

Haggen explores sale of all remaining assets

Filed on 10. Nov, 2015 in Business Briefs, Features, News

Haggen explores sale of all remaining assets

This story was updated at 5:30 on Nov. 10. Haggen Food & Pharmacy took steps toward selling every last one of its stores, including profitable stores it has owned for decades. The Bellingham-based grocer has asked for court approval to allow an auction even of its “core stores” — the 37 successful Northwest stores around [...]

Bellingham restaurateurs prepare to open cafe in challenging location

Filed on 09. Nov, 2015 in Features, New Business, News

Bellingham restaurateurs prepare to open cafe in challenging location

The Whatcom Museum’s Board of Directors has had a hard time keeping a tenant in the tiny cafe in the Lightcatcher Building at 250 Flora St., home to the Family Interactive Gallery. Three restaurants opened and closed inside the 600-square-foot space in the Arts District in the last six years. Despite the space’s history, the [...]

Opportunity Council Turns 50: Current and future director talk changes to the organization

Filed on 04. Nov, 2015 in Contents, Features

Opportunity Council Turns 50: Current and future director talk changes to the organization

The Opportunity Council will celebrate its 50th anniversary in November—that is, 50 years of providing housing assistance, free meals, education, training and other services to poor individuals and families. The organization started in 1965, after Lyndon Johnson’s Economic Recovery Act of 1964 created funding for similar organizations, called community action agencies, throughout the country. The [...]

Mi Shoes owner opens downtown clothing boutique

Filed on 03. Nov, 2015 in Features, News

Mi Shoes owner opens downtown clothing boutique

Heroine Boutique, a downtown women’s clothing store, opened this week and will have a grand opening celebration on Friday, Nov. 6. The store is at 1328 Commercial St., next to Jake’s Barber Shop. Michelle Bouma, owner of Mi Shoes, opened the store after having success with a mobile mini boutique called Belle on Wheels. Bouma sold [...]

Alcoa idling smelting operations at Ferndale plant, affecting 100s of workers

Filed on 02. Nov, 2015 in Contents

Alcoa idling smelting operations at Ferndale plant, affecting 100s of workers

Alcoa announced today that it will suspend aluminum smelting operations at its Intalco Works facility west of Ferndale at Cherry Point. The cuts are an attempt to stay competitive in the face of lower aluminum prices. The price of aluminum has fallen to six-year lows, partly because of increased production in China, according to a [...]

Third quarter housing sales hit 10-year high; Canadian dollar affecting market for second homes

Filed on 26. Oct, 2015 in Features, News

Third quarter housing sales hit 10-year high; Canadian dollar affecting market for second homes

More Whatcom County homes sold in the third quarter of 2015 than in any other third quarter in more than 10 years, according to a new report by Lylene Johnson of the Muljat Group. Johnson compiles and analyzes data from the Northwest Multiple Listings Service quarterly. Countywide, 917 homes sold from July to September—12 percent [...]

New women’s clothing boutique open in the Herald Building

Filed on 23. Oct, 2015 in Business Briefs, Events, News

New women’s clothing boutique open in the Herald Building

Rhiannon Troutman realized a long-term goal last week when she opened Fringe Boutique, a women’s clothing store at 1147 N. State St., in the Herald Building. Troutman will host an opening party at the shop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. The 1,300-square-foot store has a “fashion-forward” focus with products geared toward [...]

Boeing’s new Pegasus refueling tanker in flight-test phase

Filed on 20. Oct, 2015 in Features, News

Boeing’s new Pegasus refueling tanker in flight-test phase

By Dan Catchpole Everett Herald Writer EVERETT — Boeing is moving through flight testing for its KC-46A Pegasus, a new aerial-refueling tanker ordered by the U.S. Air Force. Military pilots have joined Boeing pilots behind the controls of the program’s two test planes. The first, called EMD-1, is a non-military version known as a 767-2C. The [...]

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