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Monday, April 23, 2018
County Auditor Debbie Adelstein announced that candidate filing week is Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18.  Persons interested in running for office can visit the Auditor’s website at www.whatcomcounty.us/1730/candidates for a list of offices up for election, candidate filing fees, a comprehensive Candidate Filing Guide, and other relevant information.   Candidates can file their Declaration of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 23, 2018
Olsen Auto Body & Collision has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications. In achieving their Certification, Olsen Auto Body & Collision is now an integral part of the ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Considering opening a child care business in your own home? In these free community meetings, experts in the field will provide an overview of the steps to become a licensed child care provider. Educational and scholarship opportunities are available — and we are here to answer all of your child care questions! Five dates to choose from (see below). Contact childcare@oppco.org or (360) ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, April 20, 2018
Professional Development Lunch SeriesBen BrighamFriday, April 27th12-1pmCordata Co-Op Roots Room315 Westerly Rd, Bellingham, WABen Brigham is the founder of Conversica and Intelligens, both industry leading Artificial Intelligence companies. Ben founded Conversica in 2007. It was the first company to use Artificial Intelligence to conduct sales conversations autonomously. Intelligens was founded ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Learn the story of Winterhouse at author Ben Guterson’s 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Literature Live event at Village BooksMeet the author, have your book signedEnjoy complimentary treats from Mount Bakery Café Village Books welcomes author Ben Guterson to town for a special 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21 Literature Live event at the Fairhaven store’s Readings Gallery. Guterson’s new book, Winterhouse, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Blue Skies offers Drivers Education Scholarship: application Deadline extended to April 30.Many of our local teens are living with a grandparent who has limited driving ability or a parent with a medical or legal issue that restricts their driving.  Teens may need to work to help pay the family rent, help take a family member to the food bank, or drive themselves, or a sibling, to and from ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A Case Study from Cascade Natural GasEnergy efficiency upgrades help an Anacortes retirement community reduceenergy costs, enhance resident comfort, and save time on maintenance.The management team of Cap Sante Court, an independent living community inAnacortes, Wash., was tired of dealing with their 1980s’ boiler and its unreliability,energy waste and costly maintenance requirements. When the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 16, 2018
Friday,May 11 1:00 pm Join us for the Ribbon Cutting at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge Grand Reopening! 12885 Casino Drive in Anacortes This will open a weekend of Live Music, Drink Specials, Games and Dining Offers. Over $30,000 cash & prizes available! Now there is more to explore than ever before! (360) 428-8547  
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, April 16, 2018
Unity Care NW Plans Summer Ground Breaking for North Whatcom Health Center                                                Unity Care NW is pleased to announce that we will soon be breaking ground on a new North Whatcom Health Center located in Ferndale.  The North Whatcom Health Center will expand access to primary medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services in north Whatcom ...read more
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton Names Kevin McEntee as Sales Manager  Kevin McEntee has been appointed Sales Manager at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center.  McEntee has four years of experience in the hospitality industry in Chico, Calif. and Boise, Idaho. He assists corporate, government, medical, manufacturing, financial, petroleum and national accounts with group lodging ...read more
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Monday, April 16, 2018
BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE HOSTS LINUXFEST NORTHWEST APRIL 28-29, A FREE OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL!  Free Event —Come to BTC’s campus for LinuxFest, the largest open source sharing event in the northwest. Hot issues such as privacy, surveillance and security are among the many topics covered at this year’s LinuxFest Northwest, taking place at Bellingham Technical College Saturday, April 28, and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, April 16, 2018
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Friday, April 13, 2018
Sunday, April 29th  A farm run through a blooming orchard... The most beautiful 5K in the County! Learn about Bees ~ fun for the whole family! Support Bee Research as you run! Experience a working farm! Preregister at bellewoodfarms.com or call 360-318-7720Snacks, Drinks, Bellewood H2O Bottle Join the Party!  Music...Food...Fun! 9 a.m. check in   11 a.m. race starts. $24 adults, $12 ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, April 12, 2018
No. 1 Automotive Body Repair Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition   No. 1 Automotive Body Repair has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's ...read more
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (above, far right) was on hand to help celebrate the groundbreaking of Whatcom Community College’s Phyllis & Charles Self Learning Commons. The Selfs are pictured in the above photo, second and third from the right, next to Gov. Inslee. The long-awaited project was part of the approved 2017-19 biennial capital budget and was funded at $34.9 million. It will be ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Onward and Upward: Andi Dyer Established as New Designated Broker of Sterling Real Estate GroupAndi Dyer is excited to take charge of the legacy that is Sterling Real Estate Group  After almost a decade of working her way up the real estate industry, Andi Dyer has made it to the next big step by becoming the designated broker for Sterling Real Estate Group. Andi began her career as an office ...read more
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Thursday, April 05, 2018
The Northwest Washington Fair Association (NWWFA) has reached an out-of-court settlement, currently pending court approval, with the families involved in a suit regarding the transmission of E. coli linked to an event held at the fairgrounds in 2015. The settlement, was agreed upon before the suit was brought to trial, and it immediately resolves the case against the Fair Association.  According ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Are you interested in getting better at public speaking? Do you get nervous when you're in the spotlight? Take an improv class!!!Our School of Improv is gearing up for its Spring session of classes. We have improv classes for all levels of adult improvisers, whether you have ZERO experience or have been improvising for years, you'll find what you need with our class offerings! Do you have a kiddo ...read more
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Thursday, April 05, 2018
A trio of famed Walla Walla Valley producers, led by Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge Winery and Seven Hills Vineyard, will lead a weekend of tastings, education and a gala dinner for wine enthusiasts during the third-annual Northwest Wine Encounter on June 1-3 in Bellingham.   The weekend includes a wine-tasting event, four interactive presentations with tastings led by top winemakers and a gala ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Village Books, Colophon Café partner with local poet to revive The Write Riot Slam in honor of National Poetry Month​April 4, 2018– In honor of National Poetry Month, Village Books and the Colophon Café are teaming up with poet Jessica Lohafer to host The Write Riot Poetry Slam, Wednesday, April 25 at the Colophon Café in Fairhaven. Poets who would like to read their work can sign up for available ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, April 05, 2018
SEEING PINK TO HELP THE HOMELESS Ciao Thyme fundraiser for Lydia Place combines food, fun, and philanthropy Pink lights, spicy Jazz, and Spanish infused fare are all components of the first ever Seeing PINK! party presented by Ben Kinney Companies, a benefit for Lydia Place at the new Ciao Thyme Commons event space, April 22nd from four to seven pm.  Seeing PINK!,  is the latest manifestation ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Monday, April 30th from 4 - 5 p.m. St Luke's Health Education Center Alzheimer Society of Washington Presents: H.E.A.D. Talk (Health Education About Dementia) Home Safety Modifications to make your home more dementia friendly. When someone has dementia, navigating the home environment changes. Learn new strategies to create a safe space, such as protecting medication, clearing pathways, making ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Whatcom Community College is offering the following professional development and continuing education classes beginning April 17 thru June 29:Introduction to Social Media Marketing Strategies, April 17Marketing Your Business with Facebook, April 24Leadership Series: Maximize Your Management Style & Strengths, April 26Facebook Events, May 1Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence—The Key to High ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
The Bellingham Senior Activity Center once again puts on the Plant Sale, a fundraiser made possible through the help of local businesses and individuals.  The Bellingham Senior Activity Center (BSAC) gladly invites you to the annual Plant Sale on Friday, April 27th from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Browse through beautiful, affordable selections of both indoor and outdoor plants, garden tools and decor ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Did you know Faithlife makes films?  Their latest (and biggest-budget!) is a documentary on New Testament manuscripts, shot in museums and libraries in five countries.  John Rhys-Davies (from Indiana Jones and the Lord of the Rings films!) narrated.  Fathom Events chose it to premiere at more than 700 theaters nationwide, 7 pm, Tuesday, April 24th.  This is a HUGE DEAL for Faithlife.  Bob ...read more
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Launches 2018 Youth Peace Poetry Contest The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Youth Peace Poetry Contest. Sponsored by Village Books, the Youth Peace Poetry contest invites Whatcom County youth, ages 4-18, to get creative and use poetry to explore themes related to peaceful conflict resolution. Themes of ...read more
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Annual Spring Tradition is Upon Us - Opening Day for the Downtown Bellingham Farmers Market Join us on Saturday, April 7th, to celebrate the opening day of the 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market! At 10 am, Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville and Sustainable Connections will participate in the traditional Cabbage Toss, signaling the start of the growing season, and the first of 38 ...read more
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Junior Achievement Upcoming EventsThurs April 12th  8:45 - 1 pm at Kendall Elementary OR Tues June 12th  8:45 - 1 pm at Acme Elementary Schools Come volunteer in an elementary classroom and deliver five or six 30 - 45 minute financial education lessons all on one day - a total of three to four hours commitment! The curriculum is fun, engaging, activity- based, and grade specific. Come share ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Whatcom Community College (WCC) students Kordel Clarks and Elizabeth Kazadayev were honored by Secretary of State Kim Wyman for their academic accomplishments at the All-Washington Academic Team ceremony on March 22 in Olympia, WA. The All-Washington Academic Team recognizes the top students from each of Washington State’s 34 community and technical colleges. Each team member is awarded a $250 ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Botta Pillo promoted to lead Snapper Shuler Kenner InsuranceDaun Botta Pillo, a commercial lines agent at Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance since 2000, recently was promoted to Executive Vice President of the Whatcom County agency.Botta Pillo, who has 20 years of insurance experience, will oversee approximately 30 employees while splitting time between SSK Insurance’s Lynden and Bellingham offices. ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Groundbreaking ceremony with Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday, April 11The Phyllis and Charles Self Learning Commons is first state-funded campus building since 2004 Whatcom Community College (WCC) invites the media to attend a groundbreaking ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 for the Phyllis & Charles Self Learning Commons. Gov. Jay Inslee will be on hand to help celebrate the long-awaited ...read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden will be working this year with the region’s largest provider of carnival rides and games, Funtastic Traveling Shows.   More than 3 million people, including attendees of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and the Oregon State Fair, visit Funtastic Traveling Shows each year.   “Funtastic Traveling Shows is widely respected as one of the safest and ...read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Mark your calendars! The Northwest Washington Fair announced that the largest discounts of the year on admission tickets and carnival ride passes will be offered Thursday, May 17 during the annual Ticket Blitz at all Woods Coffee locations in Whatcom and Skagit counties.   Special pricing will be offered during the Ticket Blitz from 7-11 a.m. May 17 inside all Woods Coffee locations in Whatcom ...read more
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is honored to receive financial support for its Supervised Visitation Program from two local clubs, the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club and the Bellingham Central Lions Club. Since 2016, the WDRC has worked in partnership with the Whatcom County Court System to provide Supervised Visitation (SV) to Whatcom County families. SV is contact between ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 19, 2018
APRIL 25TH, 2018 @ 4 POINTS BY SHERATON  4:00pm-8:00pmTech Expo is coming up and we want you involved!Did you know that we had over 500 tech professionals and students attend Tech Expo last year? Grab your exhibitor spot today for Tech Expo 2018 on April 25th and get the exposure you need to put your brand in front of top candidates. Show candidates that you care while showing support for your ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 2018 Jr. Ski to Sea Race will be moved to Zuanich Point Park in lieu of Lake Padden Park, where the race has been held in the past. The City of Bellingham Parks Department will be undergoing a sewage improvement project at Lake Padden Park in the spring of 2018, and they requested that the Chamber of Commerce find an alternate ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Below is a list of WCC Community & Continuing Education winter workshops and courses (including registration links) listed by start date:  Accounting Principles for Non-Accountants, 1/29Introduction to Social Media Marketing, 1/30Marketing Your Business with Facebook, 2/6When Communication Means Confrontation, 2/9Starting Your Own Business, 2/10Cultivating Customer Service with Twitter, ...read more
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