The BBJ Buzz: Most-viewed articles from April 2013

Most-viewed articles on from April 2013

1. Sargento Foods will begin Bellingham layoffs in May

Sargento Foods Inc. plans to begin layoffs on May 3 for at least 34 employees at its soon-to-close facility on Bellingham’s waterfront, according to a notice filed with the Washington State Employment Security Department…

2. For small-business owners, crowdfunding raises cash, but also questions

After spending six years as a supermarket meat cutter, Chad Johnson is certain that demand exists for a locally owned butcher shop in downtown Bellingham, especially one that would offer a direct supply route between Whatcom County meat producers and local customers…

3. Chamber president Ken Oplinger plans to step down

Ken Oplinger, who has served as president and CEO of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry since October 2003, has announced he plans to leave the organization at the end of May to take over as the president and CEO of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce in Santa Barbara, Calif…

4. Peoples Bank announces new president, other top-level changes

Peoples Bank in Lynden has announced a series of top-level personnel changes, including the appointment of its chief operating officer, Russ Lee, to bank president…

5. Port allows Holiday Inn development at Bellingham airport to go forward

A proposal to build a Holiday Inn next door to the Bellingham International Airport will move ahead after Port of Bellingham commissioners voted, 2-1, to approve a preliminary letter of intent from the project’s developer during a public meeting on April 2…

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1. Recent WWU grads having more luck finding first jobs
2. St. John Glass purchased by longtime employee
3. Sargento Foods will begin Bellingham layoffs in May
4. TEDx event coming to Bellingham in November
5. Peoples Bank announces new president, other top-level changes

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