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Eric Nelson. Photo Courtesy to the BBJ.
Eric Nelson. Photo Courtesy to the BBJ.

Landmark Real Estate Hires New Commercial Property Manager

Landmark Real Estate Management of Bellingham hired Eric Nelson as its new commercial property manager. Nelson has 28 years of experience in commercial brokerage and property management, according to a press release. Previously, Nelson owned and operated a commercial brokerage and management business in Bend, Oregon.

“Bellingham is a dynamic real estate market,” Nelson said in the news release. “I’m excited to expand our commercial portfolio for Landmark Real Estate.”

He will manage Landmark’s commercial real estate investment properties in Whatcom, Skagit, Spokane and Island Counties.

Douglas Metzger named executive chef at Lakeway Inn

Douglas Metzger, a chef who helped develop and launch multiple restaurants at the Silver Reef Hotel in Ferndale, has been named executive chef at the Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center in Bellingham.

Metzger is directing all food-service operations at the Lakeway Inn, including Poppe’s 360 Neighborhood Pub, the newly renovated and renamed Chinuk, onsite banquets and offsite catering, according to a press release. Metzger worked at the Silver Reef Casino from 2002 to 2005, and has been away from Whatcom County since then.

“I’ve been looking for something like this so I could return,” Metzger said in the press release. “I love mountain biking at Lake Padden and Galbraith Mountain and still have family on Whidbey Island.”

Metzger plans to take a “Farm-to-table approach” to sourcing food and creating menus, he said in the press release. He also plans to incorporate tribal and Northwest influences into the menus.

Whatcom Land Title Co. promotes three staff members

Whatcom Land Title Company announced in a press release that it is promoting several staff members.

Jaime Concannon will be moving from his position as an escrow closer/LPO to the marketing department as a marketing representative and traveling signer. Monica Prather is transitioning from her role as an escrow assistant into an escrow closer position. Sallie Ronhaar will become Prather’s escrow assistant.

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