Jennifer Shelton, the director of Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center, has completed the CGBP certification process through the North American Small Business International Trade Educators professional association. The CGBP designation is a nationally recognized credential that demonstrates competency in international trade, including global business management, global marketing, supply chain management and trade finance.
The nonprofit Opportunity Council in Bellingham has been honored as a “Friend of Housing” by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, in recognition of its role in the successful passage of the Bellingham Home Fund. The Opportunity Council led a 2012 campaign to approve a property-tax levy in Bellingham that would raise $21 million for local housing over the next seven years. The levy was approved by 56 percent of voters in Bellingham, which is only the second city in Washington to implement such a program.
The nonprofit Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center in Bellingham raised nearly $1,200 during its seventh annual “Compete for a Cause” Cribbage Tournament, held on Sept. 22 in the Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden. The tournament champion was Matt Owings, who competed with his brother, Mark, but passed him in the second round. There were 42 competitors in the daylong event.
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