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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Port is pleased to announce it has received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The State Auditor’s Office reviews all state and local government financial records each year to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent properly. The 2016 Port Audit revealed no deficiencies in the Port’s financial records. “I am happy with the results of the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
June 19, 2017– The month of July is the time to celebrate our local, independent retailers with Independents Month! Sustainable Connections encourages residents to “love local” by supporting locally owned businesses during this year’s Independents Month and win prizes along the way. According to the American Independent Business Alliance, local businesses are one of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 The Port has awarded a $750,000 contract to American Construction of Tacoma to rehabilitate three deteriorated piers in Blaine Harbor in support of the working waterfront. The project will open up additional dock space and increase the load bearing capacity of the piers for commercial fishing vessels and maritime industries which rely on these structures to do business. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Two Northwest Washington Fair fan favorites that are filled with action, the demolition derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, return to the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series this year with tickets for them going on sale Thursday, June 15. Dozens of drivers looking for hard-hitting collisions will compete in this year’s demo derby on Monday, Aug. 14. Grandstand tickets are $10 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, June 19, 2017
E-Cycle Washington, the state’s electronics recycling program, has been in operation for nine years, collecting more than 345 million pounds of electronic devices and keeping them out of the landfill. In 2016, E-Cycle collected more than 36 million pounds of TVs, computers, monitors, e-readers, and portable DVD players for recycling. Recycling saves energy and conserves resources, but it ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, June 19, 2017
Whatcom Community College has been selected by the University of Washington and the state Department of Health to advance leadership in health care education for western Washington. As the new Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Whatcom works with regional partners to improve health care quality and access for rural and medically underserved communities. AHEC recruits students and health ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 12, 2017
Northwest Washington Fair tickets for Rodeo,Demo Derby going on sale to public June 15 Two Northwest Washington Fair fan favorites that are filled with action, the demolition derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, return to the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series this year with tickets for them going on sale Thursday, June 15. Dozens of drivers looking for hard-hitting collisions will ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
PeaceHealth Medical Group receives March of Dimes Community Grant Funding to support CenteringPregnancy® program for expectant mothers BELLINGHAM, Wash., June 5, 2017 – The PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation has been awarded a 2017 March of Dimes Community Grant to support the implementation of the CenteringPregnancy® program at PeaceHealth Medical Group. The Community ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 05, 2017
Forum on housing will invite public input Bellingham City Council will host a Town Hall Meeting on Housing at 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 in the Bellingham High School Auditorium, 2020 Cornwall Avenue. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The event is an opportunity for community members to learn more about the current housing crisis that is affecting cities throughout the I-5 corridor, including ...read more
Friday, June 02, 2017
The Port of Bellingham has been awarded the 2017 Port Environmental Award by the Washington Public Ports Association for successfully completing one of the largest environmental cleanup projects in state history. The $32 million Whatcom Waterway cleanup project removed 110,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, 5,100 tons of concrete and asphalt rubble, 265 tons of creosote-treated timber and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 01, 2017
— It’s National CPR/AED Awareness Week and the American Red Cross, Northwest Region, urges everyone to get trained on how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) so they can help during an emergency situation. Many people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest die before getting to a hospital so every second counts. For every ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 01, 2017
– June 1, 2017 - Emergency Reporting, a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, is pleased to announce the recruitment of executives and other talent from partner brands including Hexagon/Intergraph and competing brands including FIREHOUSE Software, SafetyPAD , ESO, and ZOLL. “Our platform is growing steadily – and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Friday, May 26, 2017
Emergency Reporting, a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, hosted the first “Google I/O Event Bellingham!” last week with organizer Technology Alliance Group for NW Washington (TAG) . Google I/O is an annual developer conference held in San Francisco. Thousands of Google developers attend the three-day event each year, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Bellingham Urology Group Invites You to..... Lunch and learn as Dr. Robert King explains the latest technique to help women suffering from changes in their vaginal health Friday, June 9th 11:00-1:00 PM Ciao Thyme Restaurant 207 Unity St Bellingham, WA 98225 • Vaginal dryness and atrophy • Side effects from hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments • Mild incontinence Space is limited ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Categories: Community, Economic
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Forty-second District Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven issued the following joint statement today after Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a section of the transportation budget that would have provided funding for a new I-5/Exit 274 interchange project in Blaine. “We are extremely disappointed the governor chose to veto a project that would have significantly improved freight mobility in our ...read more
Categories: Political, Press Release
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
What do you think should be the focus of the Port of Bellingham? Do you have questions or concerns you’d like to share with this special purpose municipal government? Would you like to find out more about Port projects such as the downtown waterfront redevelopment project? Do you have questions about Port facilities such as Bellingham International Airport, the marinas or the Bellingham ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Political
Friday, April 14, 2017
NAS Whidbey Island Invites Public to 75 th Celebration at Open House June 24 NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash . – Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will hold a Public Open House on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of its 75 th anniversary. It was on Sept. 21, 1942 at the Seaplane Base that the first Commanding Officer Capt. Cyril T. Simard read the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Econolodge Inn & Suites of Bellingham, Wa was recently honored with a prestigious 2017 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc . (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Econolodge brand . “The Econolodge Inn & Suites hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this elite recognition as one of the best hotels among the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 06, 2017
‘American Idol’ winner McCreery performing at NW Washington Fair Country music star and “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery will be singing Friday, Aug. 18 on the grandstand stage at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17 by winning Season 10 of “American Idol.” The singer/songwriter’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Dollars that make a difference The Movement Mortgage foundation exists to bring life, light and hope to community across the globe. But how, exactly, does that happen? Here's an overview — by the numbers — of where and how Movement Foundation has impacted communities. In 2016, Movement Foundation invested more than $9.5 million in communities. That includes starting Movement ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Bellingham Automotive, customers collaborate for 25 Acts of Kindness Many community organizations benefited from the 25 Acts of Kindness campaign, a collaboration of Bellingham Automotive and its customers. Bellingham Automotive, founded in 1991, celebrated its 25 th anniversary last year with 25 Acts of Kindness. Owned by John and Carol Beebe, the repair and maintenance shop undertook 25 ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The unique and animated style of stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be on the grandstand stage Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Iglesias’ stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. He is one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with more than 300 million views. His ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Full service web design agency offers unique opportunity to test “fitness” of website success FIzzPop Media will be one of the businesses in attendance at the upcoming Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Business Showcase on March 16th at the Silver Reef Casino Spa. Brian Hardy, owner of FizzPop Media, says he is looking forward to working with local businesses on ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The cozy confines of Galloway’s Cocktail Bar opened Dec. 28 at 1200 10 th St., Suite 102, in Bellingham’s Fairhaven district. Both Galloway’s and the adjacent 22-room Fairhaven Village Inn are owned by Gene and Connie Shannon. They named the bar after an Iowa couple who were frequent guests of Fairhaven Village Inn, became friends of the Shannons and then Fairhaven locals after ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The board of directors of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism has hired Sandy Ward as the organization's new President and CEO, beginning Feb. 2, 2017. Ward is a 30+ year veteran of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. She most recently served as the sales and marketing director for the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour for the past 12 years. She was previously ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, November 14, 2016
Costco will replace its original Bellingham location with a new facility approximately 1 mile southwest, at 4125 Arctic Ave. on Saturday, November 19 , at 8 a.m. Costco opened its original location in Bellingham in November 1991. The company determined that the Bellingham location was too small to adequately provide all the amenities newer buildings have. The original Bellingham location will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College English professor Jeff Klausman has been awarded the 2016 Lisa Ede Excellence in Teaching Award by the Two-Year College English Association of the Pacific Northwest (TYCA-PNW). Klausman, who has been teaching at Whatcom for 20 years, was honored at the association’s annual conference in October. The Lisa Ede award is given to those who ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, November 07, 2016
Lynden PRCA Rodeo sets donation record, gives $46,050 to PeaceHealth Cancer Center The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, presented by the Northwest Washington Fair, recently donated $46,050 to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham for breast cancer patient care and research. The contribution is the most ever raised through the rodeo’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. Contestants, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Bellingham, WA. - November 1, 2016 The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced the names of the Man and Woman of the Year which will be awarded at the 12th Annual Awards Dinner presented by Bank of the Pacific on Thursday, December 1st. "We are pleased to announce that our Man and Woman of the Year are Chuck Robinson and Dee Robinson of Village Books and Paper Dreams. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, October 24, 2016
The Port Commission has authorized a Purchase and Sale agreement with Pando Innovations, LLC (Itek Energy) for approximately two acres of property and a 48,000 square foot warehouse near Bellingham’s downtown waterfront at 800 Cornwall Avenue. This transaction allows Itek Energy, Washington’s leading manufacturer of solar panels, to expand and hire additional employees to meet a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Premier Christy Clark and Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a memorandum of understanding affirming their shared interest in creating regional economic opportunities for innovation in the technology sector. Government and business leaders in British Columbia and Washington are collaborating on the development of a new 21st century tech corridor — the Cascadia Innovation Corridor — to ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber