News for Community

Monday, April 17, 2017
FIZZ POP MEDIA PROVIDES FREE WEBSITE AUDITS Full service web design agency offers unique opportunity to test “fitness” of website success at no charge. Bellingham, Washington: FIzzPop Media is offering businesses a free audit of their business websites to determine website success defined as ability to easily attract new customers, engage them, and ultimately convert to sales. Brian ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, April 17, 2017
This Old Building —A Guide to Buying, Restoring, Financing, and Managing Historic Commercial Property $24.95 (paperback) Available online at Createspace here. Available online at Amazon here. THIS OLD BUILDING is an essential guide for first-time restorers and a must-read for anyone who cares about preserving the historic character of our cities. For three decades, Robert Hall has been on a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
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
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Whatcom Community College seeks proposals for campus food services Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College is seeking proposals from vendors to provide on-campus food services. The estimated time period for the contract is September 2017 – August 2022. The proposal due date is Friday, May 5 at 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. For more details, please visit ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 13, 2017
PeaceHealth names Eric Brettner as chief financial officer for Northwest network BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Eric Brettner has been named chief financial officer for PeaceHealth’s communities in NW Washington and SE Alaska. Brettner will oversee all aspects of financial management and financial operations for the four PeaceHealth medical centers in the Northwest network: PeaceHealth St. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sustainable Connections Invites Local Merchants to Raise Their Profile, Engage More Customers, and Drive Traffic with New Mobile Coupon App BELLINGHAM, WA, April 10, 2017– Sustainable Connections is replacing their much loved paper coupon book with a mobile coupon app powered by Chinook Book. With incredibly low introductory deals, they are encouraging all businesses to sign up today and to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
Friday, April 07, 2017
MT. BAKER MUSIC SKILLSHARE RETREAT JUNE 9 - 12, 2017 EXCELSIOR CAMPGROUND - MT. BAKER SNOQUALMIE NATIONAL FOREST Three day acoustic instrument retreat at Excelsior Campground in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Maple Falls, WA - Share your passion for music, meet new people and enjoy the beauty and wonder of the forest at this years Mt. Baker Music SkillShare Retreat June 9-12, 2017. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Understanding Conflict April 19 & 26, 2-5pm, $95 A course on communication and conflict resolution skills applicable to home, community, and work. Participants will learn to listen actively and assert their needs, understand their responses to conflict, and communicate effectively in high-stress situations. Instructor: Mary Dumas, President, Dumas & Associates, Inc. Managing Conflict as ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, April 06, 2017
BELLINGHAM, WA (Friday,March 31, 2017) The Port recently launched a project to update its Recreation, Conservation and Open Space (RCO) Plan. The RCO Plan is a 6-year vision and roadmap for Port recreational facilities which guides Port decisions on where to build new facilities, how to improve existing facilities, and where to make capital investments such as in marinas, visitor moorage, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
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: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Registered Voters in the City of Blaine to Receive Ballot Bellingham, WA, April 5, 2017: Ballots are going in the mail today to registered voters in the City of Blaine. Voters will be asked to approve a sales and use tax for transportation improvements on the April 25 Special Election ballot. Voters in Precincts 301, 302, 303, and 304, all within the City of Blaine, will be mailed a ballot to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Political
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Third store of 2020 Solutions, Whatcom’s leading cannabis retailer, opens near airport Whatcom County’s third 2020 Solutions recreational cannabis store opened April 1 at 4770 Pacific Highway, Bellingham, just south of the Interstate 5/Slater Road interchange. The first two 2020 Solutions stores – located at 2018 Iron St. in downtown Bellingham and 5655 Guide Meridian, several ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, April 03, 2017
BTC TO HOST SPRING CAREER FAIRS, FINANCIAL FAIR FOR STUDENTS, COMMUNITY FREE EVENTS — Students and community members hunting for jobs will be able to attend two career fairs this spring at Bellingham Technical College, starting with an Engineering, Industrial Tech & Manufacturing Career Fair on Tuesday, April 18. The career fair will include a financial fair with resources on money ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, April 03, 2017
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM 2017 July 10- August 10 WE PAY YOUTH FOR THE HOURS THEY WORK FOR YOU! Please submit a job description to us , and youth work schedules can be worked out with department supervisors. If youth need any further training prior to placement please indicate that on your request for a youth worker. Youth are able to work up to 32 hours per week. The ages of the youth are 16-24. All ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, April 03, 2017
BELLINGHAM, WA It is an exciting time to be involved with our Downtown Waterfront redevelopment. The Port has recently completed several important environmental cleanup projects, the City will begin the installation of roads and parks this spring, and our development partner, Harcourt, has made substantial progress on the renovation of the Granary Building while planning the next three projects. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WCC offers communication and diversity workshops for the workplace Classes offered through WCC’s Community & Continuing Education program Three spring workshops at Whatcom Community College will help organizations and businesses navigate the opportunities and challenges of workplace communication, diversity and inclusion. WCC Community & Continuing Education instructor Monique ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Mayor Annouces the 38th Annual Arts Award Recipients A celebration honoring the recipients is scheduled for May 3, 2017. ​Mayor Kelli Linville announced today the recipients of the 38th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards. A reception and awards ceremony honoring the awardees is scheduled for May 3, 2017. This year the Mayor is honoring a broad range of artists, advocates, organizations, and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
"Essence of Bellingham" photo competition entry deadline approaching May 1 Entries for the "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition are being accepted now. Entries for the 12th annual "Essence of Bellingham" photo competition, hosted by the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum, are due by May 1, 2017. This year the City is seeking photos featuring our vibrant ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, March 20, 2017
Bellingham, Wash. – From the beginning of its 50-year history, Whatcom Community College (WCC) has been recognized as an innovator. To celebrate 50 years of excellence and a future of new opportunities, WCC is partnering with the Whatcom Museum to present a college history exhibition at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham. The exhibition opens Saturday, March 18 and will remain ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
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
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
PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) and Yeager’s Sporting Goods have teamed with the National Shooting Sport Foundation (NSSF) and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office to protect members of our community from accidents and incidents involving firearms. The collaborative partnership equips PHMG doctors with free gun safety resources and locks to give to local families. The firearm safety ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
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