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Results Found: 26
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
SeaFeast Board Hires Executive Director to Oversee Popular Waterfront EventBELLINGHAM, WA (Tuesday, February 19, 2019) The Bellingham SeaFeast Board of Directors is pleased to announce Liz Purdy has been hired to serve as Executive Director for the increasingly popular event which celebrates Whatcom County’s rich maritime heritage, thriving working waterfront, commercial fishing and seafood ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, February 15, 2019
Greetings from Western Washington University!  Sustainability goes far beyond simply recycling, composting and installing LED lights.  It crosses all aspects of any business operation and ignoring the emerging concepts may be costly.   (See Top 5 Sustainability Trends for 2019:  https://sustainability-academy.org/top-5-trends-in-sustainability-for-2019)  You need a plan.  Your customers will ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Friday, February 15, 2019
5 Day Nature Adventure RetreatMountains, Beaches, Islands, Rivers & Waterfalls Tuesday Afternoon - Sunday Early EveningJuly 16th - 21st, 2019 Photographer Peter James will be your host, guide, and even your photography mentor. Join Peter and his wife iMa on this 5 day adventure retreat and connect with the power of nature to get relaxed, restored, invigorated and ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 15, 2019
Information sessions explain the benefits and guidelines of the Running Start programHigh school students and their parents interested in Whatcom Community College’s Running Start program are invited to attend one of several information sessions held around Whatcom County. Running Start is a statewide partnership with high schools that allows more than 1,100 juniors and seniors to attend WCC ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bellingham Technical College’s Cosmetology program is now open to the public for hair appointments. The program is celebrating with a $3 shampoo and blowout special for the month of February at its Railroad Center salon space, located at 1411 Railroad Ave. in downtown Bellingham.  In addition to the shampoo and blowout special, the salon also will offer services such as color for $30, perms ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Cyber-attacks are dominating the news, and they’re the first thing we think of when HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT) breaches occur. But there’s another area of vulnerability that flies under the radar of many organizations: office printing.Breaches involving office printers include remote attacks from hackers looking for network access points, as well as privacy and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington and Regional Director, Carmen Marttila are pleased to welcome to our Northern Washington JA Regional Board, entrepreneur, business owner and Vice President of Fitness Gear & Training, Zac Palmer. FGT recently celebrated 30 years in business in our community. Zac has been a JA supporter and volunteer and we now welcome him as a valued Board Member.  
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Registration is now open for popular workshops that introduce middle school students to non-traditional education and career paths. The March 9 “Guys and Guts” and April 13 “Girls Go Tech” programs allow 11-14-year-olds to learn about the worlds of healthcare and technology respectively through thought-provoking activities. The daylong workshops include information sessions for parents wanting to ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, February 14, 2019
February 23rd 9Restaurant will be hosting a 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Nick Moss. The evening will begin with a social featuring a whiskey from Woodinville Whiskey Co. and wine from a Woodinville winery. Each subsequent course will be paired with a premium whiskey crafted by Woodinville Whiskey Co. Please join us for what is certain to be an entertaining culinary experience! Moderated by: ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
PORT OF BELLINGHAM, LUMMI NATION WORK TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP Bellingham, WA (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) The Port of Bellingham and Lummi Nation have reached a landmark agreement setting the stage for a new era of cooperation and economic growth. This agreement addresses a number of long-standing issues associated with modifications to Bellingham Bay and Drayton Harbor in the Lummi ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
For people in homelessness, the frigid winter months can be deadly. Volunteers at Lighthouse Mission Ministries and other members of the Bellingham community are fighting to save lives.Local churches continue to work with Lighthouse Mission Ministries and host a cold-weather shelter at Fountain Community Church. The shelter has been open every night since December and will remain open until the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
The Port of Bellingham will be accepting proposals from event planners and coordinators to hold a ticketed event in one of three Port of Bellingham waterfront parks in 2019. Organizers can choose from the following locations: • Zuanich Point Park • Tom Glenn Common • Marine Park (in Fairhaven)   These parks provide stunning and expansive views of Bellingham’s waterfront. The goal of this ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, January 31, 2019
All recipients offer services for families in need January 30, 2019 – To kick off the new year, Puget Sound Energy is awarding three organizations the gift of green energy. King County Housing Authority, HopeSource in Cle Elum and Opportunity Council in Bellingham have been granted nearly $465,000 to install solar panels to five low-income multi-family housing facilities they own and operate. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019Our 8th Annual An Affair to Remember Gala at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club (3729 Meridian Street in Bellingham) is only a few months away! It will feature a live and silent auction, games and spin the wheel, along with dinner and dancing. Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss it!Online registration is now open and closes on noon February 25th. Register at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 28, 2019
Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Community Food Co-op, is excited to announce the 2019 Smart Business Summit on March 28, 2019 at the Ferndale Pioneer Pavilion Community Center.  At the Summit, investigate how and why purpose-driven businesses succeed. Learn how to unlock the power of people at the Summit, and create a meaningful workplace that benefits both employees and our ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Signed in 1855, the Treaty of Point Elliott is an integral part of the history of the greater Puget Sound and has had tremendous impacts on the tribal rights, culture, livelihood, and history as well as the traditional lands of tribes within the region. A panel discussion, held 3-5 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Theater, will explore the past, present, and future impacts ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Non-perishable food and $20 gift cards for gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants and online retailers accepted at all Washington and Northern Idaho AAA stores and Insurance offices.  WHAT: AAA stores and Insurance offices in Washington and Northern Idaho are collecting non-perishable food and $20 gift cards to grocery stores, online retailers, restaurants and gas stations to aid our federal ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation visit to Whatcom Community College (WCC) on April 15-17, 2019. The purpose of the visit is to evaluate WCC’s compliance with NWCCU accreditation standards and policies. During the visit, an NWCCU peer evaluation team will be meeting with students, faculty, staff and WCC Board of Trustees. Prior ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
What is so radically new in auto insurance? How about paying for insurance based on the actual number of miles you drive annually? Scott Richardson, President of State Street Insurance, a locally owned Bellingham Insurance agency, explains it this way: there are three insurance companies in Washington currently offering insurance plans where you only pay for the miles you drive. The largest of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, January 18, 2019
Community helps The Leopoldplace residents in new homes   The Leopold Retirement Residence in downtown Bellingham, aided by many in the community, has helped most of the people living there already find new homes well before its March 31 closure.   Sixty-nine residents have found new homes and only 10 people still are looking for one, according to Dan Hammill, a housing specialist contracted ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Applications are now being accepted for the Scholarship for Service programA grant recently awarded to Whatcom Community College by the National Science Foundation (NSF) covers tuition costs and includes an annual stipend for students interested in studying cybersecurity. The CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) grant is designed to increase and strengthen the information assurance workforce ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, January 10, 2019
With each New Year, many organizations and professionals make a renewed commitment to the work that is in front of them and consider what professional development or training may give them that extra edge.   The College of Business and Economics is providing two excellent and rare opportunities during the first quarter of the year that may be of interest to you or to colleagues you work with.  ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
   Winter Exhibitions at the Whatcom Museum Feature Washington’s World War II History and Artists’ Responses to Landscape in Bellingham National 2019 Juried ExhibitionThe Whatcom Museum will be hosting two exhibitions at the Museum campus this winter: Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at Old City Hall, January 19 – April 14, 2019 and Bellingham National 2019: Water’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Leopold Retirement Residence, citing rising costs and declining occupancy, will end operations in downtown Bellingham on March 31.   The Leopold Retirement Residence has offered 93 independent-retirement living units at 1224 Cornwall Ave. Its 79 residents will receive relocation assistance, according to Executive Director Peter Frazier.   “We will be hiring a housing specialist to help our ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Larry the Cable Guy, one of the country’s top stand-up comedians, will perform Thursday, Aug. 15 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Known for his blue-collar humor and “Git-R-Done” catchphrase, Larry the Cable Guy has made millions of people laugh for nearly two decades through personal appearances, television, movies, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, December 07, 2018
 The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated another successful year for local businesses at its 14th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, December 6, at the Four Points by Sheraton and presented by First Federal.  This year’s awards recognized individuals and businesses for their contributions to the county, as ten awards were presented to deserving winners.  This year was unique as we ...read more
Categories: Chamber