News for Press Release

Friday, February 24, 2017
W hatcom Community College (WCC) history and political science faculty and the Politics Club invite the public to a presentation by former United States amabassador John M. Koenig. He will discuss “The New Cold War – NATO, Russia, and the Re-division of Europe” 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at Heiner Theater on WCC’s campus. Koenig will discuss the current state of ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, February 24, 2017
Upcoming workshops at Whatcom Community College will introduce middle school students to non-traditional education and career paths. The March 4 “Guys and Guts” and April 22 “Girls Go Tech” programs allow 11-14 year-olds to learn about the worlds of healthcare and technology respectively through thought-provoking activities. The workshops also include information sessions ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Friday, February 24, 2017
Bellingham Technical College’s (BTC) Culinary Arts program team participated in the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Regional Culinary Salon held at Joliet Junior College in Illinois on Feb. 3-4. BTC came away with silver award (.21 of a point away from gold) at the annual ACF regional Student Team of the Year competition. “These types of competitions are key to our students’ ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Cardiac related death is responsible for 70% of non-traumatic deaths during sports in young athletes. Because such deaths are typically the result of hidden heart defects and abnormalities, the Teen Heart Screen, a community venture, will offer free evaluations to detect undiagnosed heart conditions that put youth at risk. The screening is hosted by Meridian High School. It will take place on ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The American Red Cross has launched a massive disaster response in northern California where at least 188,000 people are under evacuation orders near the Oroville dam system. Sheltering and feeding of thousands of people has begun and will continue in the coming days. The Northwest Region of the American Red Cross is actively involved in the response . Ten staff members and volunteers are already ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, February 13, 2017
There’s nothing more inspirational than the story of an underdog who triumphs with the odds stacked against them. Join us, for Against All Odds (8pm), as we use the structure of this classic tale to create a fully improvised journey of the down and out working their way to victory! From the crazy coach, the nasty rival, to the inspirational training montage, you’ll find all of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, February 13, 2017
Robert Raish, MD, has joined the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center practice. Dr. Raish is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He has over 25 years of experience providing cancer care in private practices, academic centers and hospital-based programs in both rural and urban settings. Dr. Raish’s clinical research has primarily focused on breast, lung ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, February 13, 2017
Lighthouse Mission’s First Annual Light in the Night Gala – Bringing Hope to Our City February 25, 2017 at 6:30pm at BTC Settlemyer Hall 3028 Lindberg Ave. Bellingham All proceeds benefit the men and women at the Mission’s Drop-In Center. You’ll enjoy a heartfelt and inspirational night with... Hearty Hors d’oeuvres & Desserts Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, 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: Press Release, General News Article
Sunday, February 12, 2017
A single weekday simply isn’t enough time to express your love, so Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center has extended its Valentine’s Day Escape Package to run from Feb. 10-19. The romantic getaway includes a king room, a $60 dining credit at the hotel’s Chinuk restaurant, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne or sparkling cider and a 2 p.m. late ...read more
Categories: 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
Saturday, January 28, 2017
High school juniors and seniors can enroll now in SAT and ACT exam prep courses at Whatcom Community College (WCC). The standardized tests are often required for college admission. The SAT prep course begins Feb. 2; ACT prep course begins Feb. 22. A textbook is included in the $195 course fee for each class. “Preparing for the SAT” will help students navigate and succeed with all three ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, January 27, 2017
The City of Bellingham is partnering with the Washington State Food Truck Association to test several on-street mobile food vending opportunities in three select locations: 210 Lottie Street (City Hall), the 1300 block of Commercial Street (across from the parking garage) and the 1400 block of State Street. These locations were selected due to their proximity to interested businesses and/or ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 27, 2017
Isaac Burrous, a three-year employee at Corion Landscape Management, has become a partner and vice president at the Ferndale-based company. Burrous, who has 15 years of management experience, joined Corion Landscape Management in 2014 as an account manager and moved into business development in 2016. He also earned the Landscape Industry Certification in Exterior Management through the National ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 27, 2017
Whatcom Community College will use a five-year, $650,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to provide scholarships and academic support for 36 low-income, academically talented students pursuing associate degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics and physics. Leaders of the “STEM Excellence through Engagement in Collaboration, Research, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, January 16, 2017
Veritas Media Productions , a video marketing agency dedicated to helping businesses and nonprofits grow, took first place in two categories in the 2016 Wistia Choice Awards, hosted by Wistia.com. Veritas Media won first place in the Storytelling and Hardworking Video categories for two separate video submissions. The Storytelling Award was presented in recognition of the following video ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Friday, January 13, 2017
First Federal Community Foundation has awarded a grant for $25,000 to Lydia Place for the purpose of supporting the Strengthening Families, Building Futures Campaign. The Strengthening Families, Building Futures Campaign will equip Lydia Place with the physical space and tools necessary to deliver services to homeless children and their families, and to continue to expand programs and services ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2017
BELLINGHAM, WASH. – The organizational team has set the 2nd annual Bellingham SeaFeast for the weekend of Sept. 22-23 downtown and at Squalicum Harbor. The inaugural SeaFeast last fall, themed “Eat, Play, Explore…and Eat Some More,” attracted more than 6,000, and the organizers say they anticipate topping that with possible expansion of sites and attractions in 2017. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Brigid Collins Family Support Center invites you to join the revolution to end child abuse by attending their annual benefit auction on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Held at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, join a group of amazing champions of children for an evening of fun, love and charitable giving. The ‘All We Need is Love’ 60’s inspired event will feature approximately 200 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, January 07, 2017
Whatcom County is believed to have set records in 2016 for most homes sold and highest median prices of home sales as strong demand was aided by low mortgage rates. The number of county homes sold in 2016 increased 5.1 percent to 3,145 in comparison to 2015, according to Lylene Johnson of The Muljat Group, who released the report based on data from the Northwest Washington Multiple Listing ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Poppe’s 360 Neighborhood Pub, which has provided excellent food and entertainment for guests since 2002, will close after a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. The evening of Dec. 31 will feature music from DJ Ryan-I beginning at 9 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight to welcome in 2017. Four Points Bellingham is ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2020 Solutions becomes first cannabis retailer in Whatcom Co. to accept app’s debit payments The two Bellingham stores of 2020 Solutions on Dec. 12 became the first retailers north of Seattle to use an app that accepts debit payments for cannabis products. The 2020 Solutions stores at 2018 Iron St. in downtown Bellingham and at 5655 Guide Meridian, just south of Axton Road, now accept debit ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Bellingham, Wash. - The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrated another successful year for local businesses at its 12th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. This year’s awards recognized businesses and individuals for their contributions to the county, as ten awards were presented to deserving winners. "We were ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
An original all-purpose seasoning made famous in a Niagara Falls, Canada restaurant is now available for sale in Western Washington. Mr. Frank’s all-purpose seasoning is ideal for steaks, salmon, pork, chicken, vegetables, and even popcorn, according to company founder Lisa Campbell of Bellingham. The 8-ounce containers can currently be found on the company’s website, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, 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: Community, Press Release, General News Article
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
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Leslie Spurrier, who has more than 10 years of experience in event planning and the hospitality industry, has returned to the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center as a sales manager. Spurrier serves clients seeking a first-class property to conduct meetings, seminars, conferences and trade shows, as well as the meals and hotel rooms associated with them. She focuses on ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, 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
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Holiday spirits flow at BelleWood Acres with seasonal shopping and activities! Weekends on the farm, located at 6140 Guide Meridian, will be full of festive fun to celebrate the season and provide guests with a unique shopping and entertainment experience. BelleWood Country Café, Farm Store and BelleWood Distillery’s tasting room open daily 8:00-5:00 p.m. Destination distillery tours ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, November 07, 2016
Bellingham, WA - November 4, 2016 – Holiday Inn & Suites-Bellingham , an IHG property slated to open in January 2017 is pleased to announce the addition of two new leaders to its management team – Juli Wavada, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage and MegAnne Offredi, Catering & Sales Manager. The announcement was made by Ragan Humphrey, General Manager. “ Holiday ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, October 28, 2016
Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College will offer its first applied baccalaureate degree – a bachelor of applied science (BAS) in IT Networking – in fall 2017. But eligible students – including those with an associate degree in an IT-related field – should begin planning now for the competitive entry process, which opens Jan. 17, 2017. Program administrators ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
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: Economic, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Whatcom Young Professionals and The Bellingham Business Journal teamed up to find the top professionals under 40 years old who are doing good work in Whatcom County. In September community members sent in their nominations, and out of 70 nominees, a panel of judges has determined the top seven for this year. The judges considered each ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
October 17, 2016 Bellingham, WA. - Today, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced the name of the Nonprofit and Green Business of the Year which will be awarded at the 12th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, December 1st. Nonprofit of the Year sponsored by Banner Bank will be awarded to Brigid Collins Family Support Center. A Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber member since ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, October 14, 2016
Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Wash., will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017. What began as a “college without walls” is now regarded as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges (Aspen Institute). We will honor the positive impact Whatcom has had in our community and in the lives of our graduates at events throughout the year. And we invite community groups, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release
Friday, October 14, 2016
Fizz Pop Media Wins Best Creative in Best of the Northwest October 14, 2016 - Bellingham Alive has announced Fizz Pop Media as the recipient of the Gold First Place Award for “Best Creative Company” in the Northwest. The award was presented at the annual Best of the Northwest 2016 Award Celebration hosted by Bellingham Alive magazine. “We are very proud and honored to have won ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Press Release
Friday, October 14, 2016
The clouds parted, clearing the way for a fantastic day of record-breaking fundraising for the Birch Equipment Whatcom Hospice Pro-Am Golf Classic. The 10th annual event grossed over $252,000 for Whatcom Hospice, a record for this Golf Classic. Credit goes to a perfect mix of strong business and community support, the fine staff and facility of Bellingham Golf & Country Club, excellent local ...read more
Categories: Press Release