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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Summer Quarter begins July 1st and Fall Quarter begins on September 24thNew student class registration opens on May 29th for both Summer and Fall QuartersThis special event will help you complete your admissions steps & register all in one day!  To view the admissions steps visit www.btc.edu/admissionsteps or www.btc.edu/admissionsFree lunch provided!  Only 60 spots available. Sign Up Required: ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Whatcom Community College was recently awarded a $30,000 grant by the Washington State Department of Commerce to support its chemical dependency professional (CDP) program. The program fills a critical need in the local behavioral health workforce and was launched in 2018 in response to the increase in opioid dependency cases, both locally and nationally.This is the second year in a row WCC has ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Unity Care NW (UCNW) announced on 5/15/19 that Desmond Skubi, the agency’s Executive Director, will retire effective January 2020.  With the completion of the North Whatcom Health Center, Unity Care has accomplished a primary goal identified in its last strategic plan. The agency is now launching a new strategic plan that will guide our work through 2025.  Reflecting on his decision, Des states, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The City of Bellingham and the Downtown Bellingham Partnership are requesting community feedback on priorities for downtown Bellingham through the launch of their 2019 Downtown Survey. Developed as a collaboration between the two organizations, the survey asks members of the community to share their opinions of the district as well as ideas and preferences for new amenities and growth. The ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Monday, May 13, 2019
Bus riders will soon be able to surf, post, and tweet while they ride the bus. Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) will introduce free WiFi throughout its fleet of 61 fixed route buses on Friday, May 17th.In addition to improving riders'experiences, WiFi will pave the way for two major onboard technology enhancements.  The first is “TouchPass,” a new account based fare payment system. TouchPass ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, May 13, 2019
MSNW Group, LLC welcomes Jason Sullivan as Regional Branch Manager for Washington and Idaho.  Jason has 25 years of operations and sales experience with Building Services companies that operate on a regional and national level.  Jason will be responsible for the growth and profitability of all services provided by MSNW including, Janitorial, Special Services, Landscaping, Maintenance and Winter ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Whatcom Community College will host an art installation May 19-25 to honor and remember missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW). Red dresses will be on display between Baker Hall and Laidlaw Center to represent the thousands of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered each year. According to the Urban Indian Health Institute in 2016, that number was reported to be 5,712.  The ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, May 06, 2019
Alissa Ward is our new WDRC Youth Program volunteer. She will be graduating from Western Washington University this Spring (2019) with a double major in Psychology and Communication. Alissa took an eclectic approach to obtain a breadth of knowledge in both fields; and, in particular, classes with a cross-cultural or intercultural focus. She plans to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
The Northwest Washington Fair and locally owned Woods Coffee are partnering again to offer for four hours the fair’s largest discounts of the year on admission tickets and carnival ride passes.  Special pricing will be offered during the 11th-annual Ticket Blitz from 7-11 a.m. Thursday, May 16 inside all Woods Coffee locations in Whatcom and Skagit counties.  Gate admission tickets for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Western Washington University (WWU) has an exciting opportunity being made available to many of our local vendors. WWU’s Business Services office is sponsoring a Vendor Showcase which will focus on those small businesses either certified through the state of Washington’s OMWBE office or falling under the definition of their Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) classification. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Anderson Paper & Packaging, a full-service supply chain company headquartered in Ferndale, Washington, expanded further in the greater Seattle Market today with the purchase of McCallum Company.  McCallum will continue to serve their existing customers under the Anderson Paper name and management, operating from Anderson's Kent, WA facility.   Anderson Paper & Packaging's product portfolio ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 29, 2019
Drivers will be smashing and crashing – and some will be cashing – during the Northwest Washington Fair’s action-packed Demo Derby, presented by Manna Insurance Group, scheduled Aug. 12 to begin the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series.  Approximately 70-80 entries are expected to compete for the largest demolition derby prize pool on the West Coast, according to Mike Scholten, ...read more
Categories: Community, 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: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Award winning entrepreneur, Janelle Bruland, will be hosting a book launch event on April 25th at Village Books to celebrate her new book, The Success Lie: 5 Simple Truths to Overcome Overwhelm and Achieve Peace of Mind.  The event will begin at 7:00 PM.    The early response to the book has been terrific, including a piece in Forbes a week or so ago.  Janelle is a business leader and ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
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: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 22, 2019
This past Wednesday afternoon, April 17th, we were honored to host Kris Johnson, President/CEO of Association of Washington Business (AWB). AWB is Washington State’s Chamber of Commerce. As part of a regular trek across the state, Kris traveled to Northwest Washington this week. We invited our Chairman’s Club level members to attend this hosted event at Four Point by Sheraton.  Kris presented ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Middle and high school students will explore cybersecurity through hands-on activities.Students and instructors work on projects during the summer 2018 GenCyber camps. Applications are now being accepted for Whatcom Community College’s summer 2019 GenCyber day camps for middle and high school students. The camps will explore cybersecurity, a fascinating and rapidly growing field, through hands-on ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
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 08, 2019
Are You Ready to be an Entrepreneur?Whatcom Community College | April 13, 2019 | RegisterSkagit Valley College (Mt. Vernon) | April 20, 2019**Call (360) 416-7638 to register for Item #6074Every business person needs two fundamental things to become an entrepreneur: a product or service that someone will pay for and personal attributes consistent with success. This workshop explores the "Lean ...read more
Categories: Education, 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
Monday, April 01, 2019
Company invites entrepreneurs to pitch new, niche and innovative products at  If you’ve ever dreamed of potentially reaching thousands of customers with your American products, now is the time to act: Walmart is accepting applications for its 6th annual Open Call, scheduled for June 18 and 19 at the company’s Home Office campus in Bentonville, Arkansas. Apply today by visiting Walmart-jump.com for ...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
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Sustainable Connections announces the first ever Solarize For Smart Business! Three workshops will be held in May and June to help businesses lower their utility bills and green their energy use.  Limited time tax credits and grants are available for businesses in Whatcom and Skagit counties and Sustainable Connections is working with two of the best local solar installers to offer low ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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 11, 2019
FREE EVENT: The sparks will fly as Bellingham Technical College (BTC) hosts a week-long student welding fabrication competition called Welding Fab Week, which will take place March 18–22 in BTC’s Morse Center.  The public is invited to celebrate the end of Fab Week and check out all the amazing completed sculptures at an open house Friday, March 22, from 3–7 p.m. at Morse Center.  For Welding ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
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: General News Article, Economic
Friday, February 15, 2019
5 Day Nature Adventure RetreatMountains, Beaches, Islands, Rivers & Waterfalls Tuesday Afternoon - Sunday Early EveningJuly 16th - 21st, 2019 Photographer Peter James will be your host, guide, and even your photography mentor. Join Peter and his wife iMa on this 5 day adventure retreat and connect with the power of nature to get relaxed, restored, invigorated and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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: Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Larry the Cable Guy, one of the country’s top stand-up comedians, will perform Thursday, Aug. 15 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Known for his blue-collar humor and “Git-R-Done” catchphrase, Larry the Cable Guy has made millions of people laugh for nearly two decades through personal appearances, television, movies, ...read more
Categories: Press Release