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Thursday, November 14, 2019
WCC’s Area Health Education Center receives Youth Service America grant for afterschool programThe Area Health Education Center for Western Washington received a $500 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation along with training and support from Youth Service America for their Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) afterschool program. The award will expand opportunities for students at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
These last 15 years of business in Whatcom County, our Community, and Mortgage Industry as a whole can be summed up in a few choice words: Adversity, hurdles, growth, consolidating, opportunity, and persistence.When Bill Havland founded Neighborhood Mortgage in October 2004 around the kitchen table, he was just 26 years old with a staff of three. Within just 24 months, the business grew to have 29 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a division of the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, recently donated $50,000 toward patient care to the PeaceHealth Cancer Center in Bellingham.  For two years running, the contribution is the highest total ever raised through 15 years of the local rodeo’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. Contestants, volunteers and spectators of the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, conducted Aug. 13-14 during ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
A Bellingham woman taking care of her grandchildren is receiving a free furnace at their home from Barron Heating & Air Conditioning.  Carolyn M. was nominated during Barron Heating’s Christmas in July giving event. A Barron Heating technician saw that her furnace was unreliable and knew she didn’t have the funds to replace it. Barron Heating teamed up with Arrow Insulation for the job, cleaning ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Hero Care Network Provides Critical Services to Military, Veterans and Their Families  As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day, the American Red Cross recognizes those who have served our country - our veterans – and offers support to them at every step – from the time a service member takes the oath, through active duty, to their transition to becoming a veteran.  “The Red Cross has supported ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Boundary Bay Brewery will gift $25,000 in donations to local Whatcom County-based organizations over the course of 2020 in honor of their 25th year of business being open to the public and to celebrate the community it has developed so many relationships within.  The brewery is choosing to help both long-time organizations with existing annual events as well as agencies new to the community that ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Our planet is a delicate balance of wildlife and human activity. Earth’s oceans in particular have been impacted from irresponsible development and pollution which has caused wildlife to decline in number. In the Salish Sea of Washington and British Columbia, Orcas Whales are struggling to find the salmon and clean waters that they need to survive. Apple State Vinegar is inspired to be part of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
As if it wasn’t enough that regular workouts are better for your health, now they can generate electricity for our power grid.  Fitness Gear & Training in downtown Bellingham recently installed eight pieces of electricity-generating Eco-Powr equipment as part of the facility’s remodel, according to Vice President Zac Palmer. When clients use the five spin bicycles, one elliptical and two ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Remarkable peace building work is taking place in our community. Will you join the WDRC in honoring eight individuals, projects, and organizations who have helped build peace in Whatcom County? Each of this year’s award winners represent unique and important efforts to build trust, promote healing, resolve conflicts, and contribute to a more peaceful community.  The 2019 Peace Builder ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, October 21, 2019
Whatcom Community College offers a new, fully online program for adults who didn’t graduate from high school but want to earn a diploma. While the GED prep continues to exist, the High School Completion+ program (HSC+) offers an alternative to students 18 and older. This competency-based pathway differs from traditional high school completion programs because it allows students to receive credit ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, October 21, 2019
The $930,000 “Expansion of the CyberWatch West Resource Center” grant builds on funding awarded to WCC in 2018 to establish a national resource center in cybersecurity education. The national resource center leverages WCC’s leadership since 2013 of the regional CyberWatch West center, which recently changed its name to the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCyTE). This new grant ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today.The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2020. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Sunday, October 06, 2019
Buyers tapped their brakes on Bellingham home sales in the third quarter but were cruising or accelerating elsewhere in Whatcom County, according to a local real-estate broker.  The median sales price of a Whatcom County home was $400,000 in the third quarter, up only 2% from the third quarter of 2018, according to Troy Muljat, owner and president of Bellingham-based Muljat Group Realtors. Muljat ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, September 23, 2019
Small non-farm businesses in Okanogan, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in Whatcom County that began July 9, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Peoples Bank Named “Best-In-State” by Forbes Magazine August 19, 2019Peoples Bank Named ‘Best-In-State’ by Forbes Magazine Reflecting its strong reputation, commitment to customer satisfaction, and high-quality branch services and online experience, Peoples Bank was one of only three banks in Washington state to be named a “Best Bank” in Forbes Magazine’s second annual review of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Think your company is too small to offer great health insurance?  Think again.Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Business Health Trust (BHT) – Washington’s source for employee benefits to provide access to high quality, affordable healthcare options to our members.  EXCLUSIVE CHOICES FROM MAJOR CARRIERS Whether you have two employees or more than 100, BHT can help you ...read more
Categories: Chamber