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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Alcoa Foundation awarded Whatcom Community College (WCC) a grant of $30,000 for the second year to support the expansion of the College’s pre-engineering program. With $25,000 awarded last year, the College purchased start-up equipment and established dedicated program space. Now, WCC’s engineering transfer program is more popular than ever! Students are starting to waitlist for winter 2018 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Morrow Associate at Law Firm   Carmichael Clark, P.S. announces that Colin Morrow has joined the firm as an associate. Colin practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law and related areas of civil practice. Colin received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Seattle University in 2013.  He is a 2017 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law.  More information ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
A Mid-Year Tax Checkup May Be AppropriateConcerns About Proper Withholding Late IRS W-4 and Withholding Tables New W-4 Complications Self-employed Estimated Payments Events That Can Impact Taxes Taxes are similar to vehicles, in that they sometimes need a check-up to make sure they are performing as expected. That is especially true for 2018, with all of the changes brought about by tax ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) is leasing an all-electric bus for the months of August through December, 2018. The 42-foot Catalyst E2 bus comes to us from Proterra, a manufacturer based in Burlingame, CA. The five-month lease will allow WTA to gauge its performance on our local terrain during summer, fall and winter weather. It will also give WTA’s mechanics, who work primarily on ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 13, 2018
WCC awarded more than $770,000 in aerospace and healthcare grant fundingThe Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) approved grants for healthcare and aerospace training totaling more than $770,000, which will go to expand aerospace and healthcare programs at Whatcom Community College (WCC) to support workforce needs.Aerospace - SBCTC’s Aerospace grant SBCTC awarded WCC ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 13, 2018
Scott Richardson Allstate Agent and President of State Street Insurance, Richardson Agency INC is pleased to announce that September 2018 he will be celebrating his 40th year in the insurance business and his concurrent affiliation with the Allstate Insurance Company.Scott started in the basement of the Bellingham Sears Store in 1978 and over the years was promoted to Senior Account Agent, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Greetings from Michael Gan at Interconnect Systems  I am very excited to join the Interconnect Systems team and to dive right into these telecommunications waters. I come to Interconnect with 14 years of experience in technology, business and sales management -- often collaborating with Interconnect previously on mutual client projects -- and now I am honored to serve on the Interconnect ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 09, 2018
This week local photographer Peter James opened a newly constructed Nature Photography Gallery and Photo Studio in Historic Fairhaven’s Orca Building at 1211 Mill Avenue. He moved his gallery and studio from the Downtown Bellingham location where he operated for the last 15 years.The exciting new gallery showcases over 50 of Peter’s dynamic Metal Prints with a diverse array of Northwest Washington ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Ride Free to the Northwest Washington Fair…and everywhere!  WTA will provide free rides on all buses (except Route 80X to Mount Vernon) from August 12 through August 18, 2018. Headed to the Northwest Washington Fair? WTA is also offering a special 10 pm bus from the fairgrounds back to Bellingham.  This 10 pm bus will depart from a bus stop across the street from the fairgrounds, between Bank of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Four Points Bellingham tabs Matt Lesinski for Marketing Manager   Matt Lesinski recently returned to Bellingham as Marketing Manager at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center.   Lesinski, a Western Washington University graduate, has nine years of marketing and sales experience, including positions at the Mount Baker Theatre and The Upfront Theatre in Bellingham. He will ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Whatcom Land Title donates $6,000 to local nonprofit organizations  Whatcom Land Title donated more than $6,000 to local nonprofit organizations in the first half of 2018, continuing its tradition of giving back to the community.  Many groups benefited from the donations, including Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County, Whatcom ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
LEAN SIX SIGMA CLASSES OFFERED AT BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOR YELLOW, GREEN AND BLACK BELT CERTIFICATIONS STARTING FALL QUARTER Business owners and employees looking to find ways to boost efficiency and reduce waste at their organizations can learn best practices through a new series of Lean Six Sigma courses offered at Bellingham Technical College (BTC) starting this fall.  Lean Six Sigma ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Leopold offering tours to highlight $1.5M renovation   The Leopold, one of downtown Bellingham’s most historic buildings, is offering tours to highlight its $1.5 million renovation.   The Leopold offers independent-retirement living at 1224 Cornwall Ave. Recent improvements include extensively remodeled apartments, a new theater room with a 70-inch television, a new sun deck and technology ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
BTC EVENT SERVICES TO OFFER NEW SUMMER WEDDING PACKAGE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2019  New event services — After great success hosting a variety of galas, fundraisers, conferences and community events, Bellingham Technical College (BTC) is announcing its expansion into summer weddings.   BTC’s Settlemyer Family Hall is now available to book for weddings as early as June 2019.   Summers are ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 06, 2018
  Join us in Celebrating National Health Center Week!Unity Care NW is pleased to announce we're hosting two exciting events during National Health Center Week (August 13-18):   Tuesday, August 14: We'll welcome Beth Toner, Senior Communications Officer with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She will speak about ways that we can create and sustain a “Culture of Health” in our community. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
You can make a difference! If you enjoy spending time with students in local classrooms, you can help them learn valuable lessons that will greatly impact their futures!  When you volunteer for Junior Achievement, you enjoy the satisfaction of educating children in the topics of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship in grades K-12. Through fun and engaging hands-on school ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Gallery Pegasus has announced their Fall Art Workshop schedule.  Workshops include the following topics/media: Portraiture, Pouring, Acrylic Painting, Abstracts, Collage, Representational & Abstract Expression, Figure Drawing, and  Finger Painting for Grownups. For more details, visit the website at https://gallerypegasus.com/classes
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, July 30, 2018
 Announcing the upcoming 2018 September Eat Local Month   This September, Sustainable Connections will once again invite the community to experience and celebrate the abundance of local food that is grown, raised, harvested, and made right here in Whatcom County and Northwest Washington. September Eat Local Month is a month long celebration, that will kick off with the Farm Fund Hootenanny ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, July 30, 2018
Corion Landscape Management Gains Prestigious CertificationCorion Landscape Management recently became only the 10th company in the country to earn the top certification offered by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.Ferndale-based Corion Landscape Management was named a Landscape Industry Accredited Company by meeting high NALP standards.  “We are dedicated to achieving ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 27, 2018
BELLINGHAM, Washington (July 23, 2018) – WECU unveiled its new brand today. The new brand includes a refreshed look consisting of a reworked logo, colors and fonts and a focus on the power of “WE” and the communities it serves.A variety of logos have been used over the credit union’s 82-year history including the most recent iteration featuring the “flying w” and abbreviated name. According to ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Presents "Compete for a Cause" Weekend  The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) invites members of the community to take part in two exciting events the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September. These events allow people to come together to enjoy some friendly competition while supporting a good cause.  On Saturday, September 8th, at 10:00 AM, the 12th ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Bellwether Dental opening July 28,offering cosmetic, general dentistry   Bellwether Dental, offering cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and general dentistry services, is launching in Bellingham with a grand opening Saturday, July 28, highlighted by a $20,000 Dream Smile Makeover Giveaway.   Food, beverages and music also will be offered from 4-11 p.m. July 28 at Bellwether Dental, located at 12 ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
SAVE THE DATE: September 6th What's Tech Bash?  Tech Bash is TAG's annual tech community celebration to help raise money for student scholarships. What's Included?This is "all inclusive", end of summer celebration with Jamaican BBQ, beer + cider, music and loads of fun games!Sounds Fun! But, Why Else Should I Come?Apart from coming for the fun tech community party, you get to help raise money for ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Saturday, August 25th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Charity Raffle with prizes drawn every half hour Games and Prizes Live Music at 5:00 (Lost at Last) Grand Prize Getaway Package (must be present to win (details to follow) Dunk the General Manager in the Dunk Tank!$10 cover (includes 5 raffle tickets). Kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Blue Skies for Children who are raising hope and ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
BTC LAUNCHES NEW COSMETOLOGY DEGREE IN SALON SPACE ON RAILROAD AVE. STARTING FALL QUARTER 2018  July 12, 2018 – New degree at BTC: Future stylists hoping for a career in the salon industry will now have an accredited college to attend for training in town. Bellingham Technical College (BTC) is set to offer a new Cosmetology degree starting in Fall Quarter 2018.  Interested students can attend a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Express Employment Professionals has temporary and permanent positions available with companies in the Whatcom County area. They match people to positions that fit their skills. There are no fees, and with one application you can apply for multiple jobs!Labor and Manufacturing (All Shifts Available $11.50 - $16.00+ /hour): General Labor, Production, Housekeeping/Janitorial, Food Processing, Food ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Fun, food and Foxworthy highlight Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden  A new carnival, plenty of fair food favorites and grandstand entertainers led by nationally popular comedian Jeff Foxworthy highlight the 108th Northwest Washington Fair, scheduled Aug. 13-18 in Lynden.  This year’s fair also features the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, the always-popular demolition derby, the classic country sounds of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Lynden PRCA Rodeo, Demo Derbyoffer action-filled performances at Fair   A pair of action-packed events, the Northwest Washington Fair’s Demolition Derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, return to the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series during this year’s Fair Aug. 13-18.   Competitors looking for hard-hitting collisions more than drivers in a Seattle commute will compete in this ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging is pleased to announce its grand opening on June 6, 2018 at 1344 King Street, Suite 101. The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 to mark the occasion. An open house — which will include tours of the imaging center — will follow in late summer 2018. The new full-service, outpatient ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Announcing the new Birchwood International Market!   Sustainable Connections announces a new open-air summer market series: the Birchwood International Market which will take place the last Friday of the month June – September in the commercial heart of the Birchwood Neighborhood.   The first market will be held Friday, June 29th from 6-10 pm. The market will celebrate the rich cultural ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises Set Sail this SummerMay 1, 2018—The Whatcom Museum is excited to offer the 35th annual History Sunset Cruises this summer. Due to the popularity of last year’s sailings, the Museum is also chartering two additional cruises this year. Partnering again withSan Juan Cruises for tour operation, the weekly cruises, which sail in July, August, and the first two ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
The Bellingham Farmers Market is pleased to announce new hours for the Wednesday Farmers Market at the Fairhaven Village Green, which opens for its 19th season on June 6, 2018.  To create a win-win for both employees working in the area and residents returning to the area after their work day, the Market is shifting its hours to 3 pm-7 pm every Wednesday through June, July and August (the Market ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
Bret Michaels, former front man for iconic rock band Poison, will perform Thursday, Aug. 16 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Michaels, a multi-platinum global superstar, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets for his show will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 3. Grandstand seats will be only ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
High Valley, a brother duo with a modern twist on classic country music, will perform Friday, Aug. 17 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Having just received its first Academy of Country Music nomination for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, High Valley will start playing at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Grandstand seats will be ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Launches 2018 Youth Peace Poetry Contest The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Youth Peace Poetry Contest. Sponsored by Village Books, the Youth Peace Poetry contest invites Whatcom County youth, ages 4-18, to get creative and use poetry to explore themes related to peaceful conflict resolution. Themes of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden will be working this year with the region’s largest provider of carnival rides and games, Funtastic Traveling Shows.   More than 3 million people, including attendees of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and the Oregon State Fair, visit Funtastic Traveling Shows each year.   “Funtastic Traveling Shows is widely respected as one of the safest and ...read more
Categories: Press Release