Business briefs, 10/15/15

Gary’s Plumbing and Heating moves, expands

Gary and Mary Gibb, owners of Gary’s Plumbing and Heating, recently moved their company to 4760 Pacific Highway, between Bellingham and Ferndale. The new location includes office space, two shops, parking for fleet vehicles, and an employee training room on two acres.

“We chose this particular site—along Interstate 5—because it greatly increases our visibility and makes it easier for our crews to serve residential and commercial customers in Bellingham, Ferndale, Birch Bay and Blaine,” Gary Gibb said in a press release.

The company also recently hired more plumbing technicians to expand after-hours service. The company now has 15 employees and offers plumbing repair 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Found Leather Goods launches new website

Found Leather Goods, a handmade leather bags and accessories company, launched a new website and expanded its product line. Nicki Lang started the Fairhaven-based business six years ago. At that time, all materials—down to the thread—were repurposed or second-hand, according to a press release from the company. After running the business on her own for the past six years, Lang recently took on Leah Macaleer as a founder and co-owner.

Learn more at

Firehouse Cafe reopens

The Firehouse Cafe, at 1314 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven, reopened in September under new management after being closed since April. Aaron and Kate Walters are now in charge of the cafe. Formers owners Matt Christman and his wife still own the facility and run the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in the same building, Aaron Walters said in an email. The cafe serves coffee and baked goods.

Interfaith changes name to Unity Care NW

Interfaith Community Health Center changed its name to Unity Care NW at the beginning of October. The nonprofit is providing a growing number of clients with medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health services, the organization said in a press release.

To meet growing demand, Unity Care NW plans to open a new clinic in spring 2016 that will increase its adult dental and behavioral health capacity. Unity Care NW is $300,000 away from its goal of raising $2.2 million for the facility, at 1616 Cornwall Ave., in Bellingham.

New downtown law firm focuses on immigration law

Boundary Bay Law Corp opened downtown at 1015 Railroad Ave. Suite 101. The firm, led by Nick Berning and Spencer McGrath-Agg, focuses on immigration law—helping clients obtain U.S. permanent residence, employment authorization and waivers of admissibility. Learn more at

Bistro gets business license for Sudden Valley

Eve-N-Annies’ American Bistro, received a business license. The business’ address is 1945 Lake Whatcom Boulevard, next to Valley Market 7 Deli in Sudden Valley.


Related Stories