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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Each year, the Office of the Secretary of State calls for nominations for the Corporations for Communities Award. Now in its tenth year, the Corporations for Communities award program recognizes for-profit businesses that give back to Washington State communities despite having no requirement to be generous.“One of the highlights of my job is bringing attention to companies throughout Washington ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Nominate a Peace Builder TodayNominations are open for the 17th Annual Peace Builder Awards!  Over the last 16 years, more than 150 individuals and groups have received Peace Builder Awards for their contributions to peace building in Whatcom County.  We are seeking nominations for individuals or groups in Whatcom County that creatively ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Join us next Tuesday for our TAG Bash 2019 Scholarship Fundraiser: July 23rd 5pm-9pm @ Squalicum Boathouse in Zuanich Point Park. We’ll have a great time enjoying our annual summer social with camaraderie, entertainment, and exciting new messaging.  Come hungry, thirsty, and ready to have a good time! Argentinian BBQ Dinner from Crave Catering, Fremont Beers, Lost Giants Cider, Live Jazz Music, a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The Port of Bellingham has been a member of the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) since 2014 with the intention of building cross border relationships. SBOT provides businesses and organizations with economic opportunity, workplace development and education, international trade, government advocacy, and business connections. The Board currently represents 6000 members, over 60,000 employees, and 2700 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
 The Port of Bellingham will host AirFest at Bellingham International Airport from 10:30 am-3:00 pm on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event will be in a new airport location and feature a new activity - the Haggen Aerospace Speaker’s Pavilion with speakers on topics for both kids and adults. “We are excited to bring a retired NASA astronaut to AirFest as part of our first industry speaker event,” said ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
You are invited to become part of Community Engagement Fellows (www.cefellows.org) in 2019-2020!  CE Fellows is a community of practice which facilitates the growth of learning partnerships that nurture engaged citizens, serve the public, and improve our bioregion and the planet.Participation is free and open to all. Participants include those working in higher education, government, non-profits, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
A series of eight free outdoor concerts begins Friday, July 26 with Mr. and Mrs. Something, a Seattle-based duo, at Whatcom County’s Bellewood Acres.  Each performance in the Farmtunes Concert Series runs from 6-9 p.m. and features Pacific Northwest bands. Adults may enjoy the music and try samples from the Bellewood Acres distillery while their children play nearby in the tire garden. Food and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
For the first time ever individuals can register to vote until 8:00 pm on Election Day!  Beginning with the August 6 Primary Election, you can register to vote or change your address until 8:00 pm on Election Day by coming into the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.  To avoid lengthy wait times, County Auditor Debbie Adelstein encourages individuals to register to vote or make address changes ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Whatcom 21st annual Senior Day in the Park, Resource Fair and BBQ on August 14th at Hovander Homestead Park Whatcom Seniors are invited to enjoy a senior resource fair, delicious BBQ lunch, announced door prizes, live music, bocce, and more at Hovander Homestead Park on August 14th from 10am-2pm. FERNDALE, Washington (6/7/19) --- Older adults and their families throughout Whatcom County are ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, July 08, 2019
 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Whatcom Museum will be celebrating through a variety of activities for all ages. On Saturday, July 20, the Museum will host a rocket-making workshop for kids, a Smithsonian Channel film screening of “The Day We Walked on the Moon,” and a highlighted artifact from the Museum’s collection.The workshop, “From Earth to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
As part of its ongoing succession planning efforts, the board of directors of Puget Sound Energy has named Mary E. Kipp, currently president & CEO of El Paso Electric, as president of the state’s largest utility company, reporting to CEO Kimberly Harris. It is anticipated that Kipp will assume the additional role of CEO upon Harris’ retirement in January 2020.  “In Mary, we have found a uniquely ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
A strong housing market continued in Bellingham in the second quarter, pushing its median sales price over $500,000 for the first time, according to a local real-estate broker.  The median sales price of a Bellingham home was $501,500 in the second quarter, up 10.7% from the second quarter of 2018, according to Troy Muljat, owner and president of Bellingham-based Muljat Group Realtors. This ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Whatcom Community College has been approved by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to offer a bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree in applied business management beginning fall 2020. Pending accreditation approval by the Northwest Commission on Community Colleges & Universities, applications will be accepted winter or early spring 2020. The degree will help meet the workforce ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, June 27, 2019
While you may be feeling the heat this summer, Barron Heating & Air Conditioning knows some will be needing warmth this winter.  Barron Heating’s annual Christmas in July giving event is centered around giving and compassion for others, according to owner John Barron. The company is seeking recommendations through July 31 for families in need in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 27, 2019
To specifically honor local veterans of WWII and Korea,Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd in Bellingham is hosting their annual Veteran's Day Picnic on Tuesday, August 20th at noon. The event is free for ALL Veterans, and $25 for other guests. There will be music, a catered lunch, and a raffle. Please RSVP by August 13th.RSVP to: info@lairmontmanor.com or (360) 647-1444 or our street address:  405 ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The City of Bellingham won one of five Governor's 2019 Smart Communities Awards, which honor the “shared vision, tough decisions and partnerships" that enable a community's values and priorities to “shine" in long-term planning.Bellingham won the Smart Projects Award – for a Project implementing a Comprehensive Plan – specifically for the City's rapid implementation of the community-developed 2014 ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 17, 2019
ABILITREK OFFERS ACCESSIBILITY CERTIFICATION Certification indicates businesses have an inclusive environment that provides accessibility to all potential customers. Certification is backed with a window decal. ACCESSIBILITY INDICATORS: An onsite evaluation will be provided annually for members in order to obtain certification. Certification will be based on the following ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Some of the top professional cowboys in the world are expected for the 15th-annual Lynden PRCA Rodeo, scheduled Aug. 13-14 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series during this year’s Northwest Washington Fair.  Tough and talented members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will compete at 7 p.m. both days. Lynden PRCA Rodeo events include bull riding, bareback ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, June 03, 2019
Whatcom County is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act. The County adopted its current SMP in 2007. At a minimum, the focus of this periodic review will be on consistency with changes to state law made since its adoption. The review will also address consistency with the County’s comprehensive plan and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, April 26, 2019
Sustainable Connections releases regional culinary map Bellingham, WA, April 25, 2019 – Sustainable Connections announces the release of the 2019-2020 “Eat Drink & Explore” Culinary Map, created to invite visitors from the Puget Sound and lower B.C. to Whatcom County and NW Washington – a premier culinary destination.   Over 20,000 copies are distributed to select airports, ferries, visitors ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The tech industry is a clean running industry, right? You might be surprised.   The IT industry is considered a highly desirable attraction for local economies because they don’t process or produce a product that negatively impacts the environment. However, with the technology boom of the last ten years businesses of all sizes are increasingly more dependent on coding and computers non-stop, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Mark Chesnutt, known as one of the top classic country singers, will perform Friday, Aug. 16 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Chesnutt has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records with fan favorites including “Brother Jukebox,” “I’ll Think of Something,” “Almost Goodbye” and “I Just ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 01, 2019
Cheap Trick will perform Saturday, Aug. 17 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, Cheap Trick continues to be fresh, energized and explosive with 20 million records sold and three new albums since 2016, when it was inducted into the Rock ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, April 01, 2019
Zorganics Institute Beauty and Wellness of Bellingham is offering free hair and skin-care services each Wednesday to anyone suffering from cancer.  The services are available by appointment only by calling (360) 392-8243. Zorganics Institute Beauty and Wellness, a Bellingham school for anyone seeking to start or advance careers as cosmotologists, barbers, estheticians and nail technicians, is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
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
Friday, March 15, 2019
 This is an important message for any employer with employees in Washington state. Not an employer? You may unsubscribe to these emails using the link below.Q1 reporting timeline moved to July forPaid Family and Medical LeaveEmployers do not need to submit Q1 payments or reports in April.What is happening?Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 2019 premium payments and reports for Paid Family and Medical Leave ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, March 04, 2019
Prepared by Jennifer Noveck, Ph.D.  An update on economic development and business growth in Whatcom CountyIn 2018 the Port, County, and City hired Don Goldberg as the director of the Regional Economic Partnership, which is housed at the Port of Bellingham. Don brings a wide breath of experience and knowledge of businesses development, planning, and a holistic vision of economic development. By ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
PORT OF BELLINGHAM, LUMMI NATION WORK TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP Bellingham, WA (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) The Port of Bellingham and Lummi Nation have reached a landmark agreement setting the stage for a new era of cooperation and economic growth. This agreement addresses a number of long-standing issues associated with modifications to Bellingham Bay and Drayton Harbor in the Lummi ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release