People on the Move, 8/26/15

Gene Bell receives accountant society’s speaker award

Bellingham accountant Gene Bell, owner of Gene Bell & Associates, received the National Society of Accountants Speaker of the Year Award this month at the National Society of Accountants national convention in Vancouver, B.C.

He received the award for his educational presentations, which benefit and promote the National Society of Accountants, according to a press release from Gene Bell & Associates.

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Rajeev Majumdar receives bar association’s Local Hero Award

The Washington State Bar Association presented Blaine attorney Rajeev Majumdar with its Local Hero Award for his work with local nonprofits.

Majumdar is board chair for LAW Advocates, a nonprofit that provides free legal help to low-income individuals and families facing urgent, non-criminal legal problems. He also volunteers and serves on boards for Northwest Youth Services, which aims to foster self-reliance in at-risk youth, and for Sun Community Services, providers of emergency housing and permanent supported housing for people with serious, chronic behavioral health issues.

Majumdar is the city prosecutor at Blaine Municipal Court, the special prosecutor for Bellingham’s newly-established Mental Health Court, an adjunct professor at Western Washington University, serves as a pro tem commissioner in Whatcom Superior Court, and has a private civil litigation and business-oriented law practice at the Law Offices of Roger Ellingson, in Ferndale.

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