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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Local Medicare Insurance Agency Selected for the 2017 Premera Preferred Agency Program VibrantUSA was named a 2017 Preferred Agency for Premera Blue Cross. The Preferred Agency Program recognizes agencies that work with Premera to help take great care of Premera’s customers. Selection into the program is based on performance and includes access to additional resources that helps preferred ...read more
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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
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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
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
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Friday, April 07, 2017
Port Commissioners Invite Community to April Sessions of Coffee with a Commissioner 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 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
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
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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
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Monday, April 03, 2017
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center first Washington hospital north of Seattle to offer WATCHMAN Implant procedure WATCHMAN Implant offers alternative to blood-thinning medications to reduce stroke risk BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 29, 2017 — PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is the first hospital in northern Washington to offer patients an alternative to long-term anticoagulation ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
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
The New Shop at 1918 Iowa! Turning 10,000 square feet of empty warehouse into the ultimate creative haven for visual communication is no small task, but we are proud to announce that we are up, running and open for business! We'd like to thank you, our wonderful community for your continued support and patience as we make this transition and welcome you to stop by to tour the new shop or get ...read more
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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
CI is hosting a Mock Interview at Washington Corrections Center (WCC) in Shelton, WA. The event will take place on April 27 th from 8:30-1:30. Please see the attached documents for the procedure to receive clearance to enter the prison. You can contact Kathryn Shea for additional information. With gratitude, Kathryn Shea Workforce Development Specialist, Correctional Industries Washington State ...read more
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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
Friday, March 17, 2017
Sound Women’s Health & Aesthetics, a Bellingham medical spa and wellness center, is moving to a larger office to better serve its growing clientele. Effective March 13, Sound Women’s Health & Aesthetics has moved down one floor in the Bellwether Building to Suite 107, 11 Bellwether Way. “Since opening in November, we’ve been blessed with many patients who prefer our ...read more
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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: Human Interest, Press Release
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: Human Interest, 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
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Emergency Reporting, a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, is pleased to announce it has moved to 2200 Rimland Drive, Suite 305, Bellingham, WA 98226. “The growth in our customer base and desire to produce more advanced solutions for our Fire and EMS customers meant we had to hire developers and other staff at a very fast pace, ...read more
Categories: Economic, 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
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
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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
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
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
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, 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
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: Press Release, Chamber
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: Education, Press Release, General News Article
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
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