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Monday, June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020– A summer reading program for kids, teens and adults launches June 1 at local public libraries. Because library buildings currently remain closed due to COVID-19 public health guidance, there are a few changes this year, but the annual program’s focus on discovery remains the same. Visit your local library online to find out more.The Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom County ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, June 01, 2020
The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County announced members will receive a refund of more than $1,641,059.42 from the WA Department of Labor & Industries through a Retrospective Rating Program (ROII) run by the BIA’s statewide counterpart, the Building Industry Association of Washington. Retrospective Rating Programs are group insurance pools that allow participating members to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Your life expectancy. Your ability to pay rent or collect rental payments. Your decision to renegotiate debt or file for bankruptcy.  The question: What are issues raised by a coronavirus pandemic that will swamp a legal office?  Attorney Emily Rose Mowrey of Limitless Law in Bellingham is grateful to be among a handful of people whose businesses or employment hasn’t been adversely affected by ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 28, 2020
At Connect Family Chiropractic it's our belief that your number one asset is your health and wellness. One area we specialize in is posture and ergonomics and how they relate to overall health. We would love to offer the businesses in the Chamber a complimentary health talk that highlights the critical importance of posture and ergonomics. We will discuss ways in your day to day life as well as in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 28, 2020
A Whatcom Community College student received a college journalism award from Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators (PNAJE). Carrie Bell, who served as the photo editor for WCC’s student newspaper The Horizon, placed first in the photo essay category for “Glass arts: Fire it up!” about a visit to Morrison Glass Arts studio in Bellingham."This year's competition showcased stellar ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
 The Regional Economic Partnership (REP) at the Port of Bellingham is pleased to announce that Northwest Laboratory (NWL) is providing COVID-19 testing services for area Whatcom County businesses, including the local manufacturing community. Following the successful rollout of COVID-19 testing services, NWL developed an employer based solution for companies to test their employees.  “As the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Peoples Bank in Bellingham has awarded a $25,000 grant to local United Ways to support communities across the state impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In Whatcom County, the donation will be used to support United Way of Whatcom County’s COVID-19 Emergency Recovery Fund, which provides much-needed resources to local nonprofit organizations experiencing increased demand for basic needs such as ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Happy Memorial Day From Hotel Bellwether! Memorial Day marks a very special time of year when we stop to reflect, memorialize and show our appreciation for all of the veterans who have made tremendous sacrifices for us. We want to thank all of the brave men and women who have given up so much to keep our country safe and free. Those staying with us this Memorial Day are in for a treat; local ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
A Washington State review team conducted its annual audit and verified WTA’s compliance with federal, state and agency financial policies.  Upon completion, they issued an opinion regarding how accurately WTA’s financial statements represent the agency’s actual financial condition.  According to the report, Authority operations complied with applicable requirements and provided adequate ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The health and safety of employees, staff, team members, guests, and community remains a top priority of Silver Reef Casino Resort as it begins the reopening process on May 21st with a soft opening for Lummi Nation Tribal members, the general public reopening will begin on the 22nd. The extended temporary closure was part of the public solution to contain COVID-19.“The closure of Silver Reef ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Every new leader of an organization expects challenges – just not the ones posed by a global pandemic that postponed its primary annual event and canceled many others.  However, Chris Pickering looks forward to happier days as chief executive officer of the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Pickering recently was appointed CEO by the fair’s board to succeed Jim Baron, who served more than 16 ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Wednesday, May 27th from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Dementia Support Northwest has rebooted our HEAD Talks (Health Education About Dementia). Our talk on Proactive Planning on May 12th was a huge success, and our next topic might be of interest to you or your staff:   Stimulation:The Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator, Charles Harriman, from The Bellingham at Orchard Memory Care Residence will talk about ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 18, 2020
To Our Neighbors and Employees During This Time  At Hempler’s, we love our community. We know that our customers put their trust in us to provide them with safe, healthy, nourishing food, and we feel the weight of that responsibility even more profoundly right now. We also feel a deep sense of gratitude that our business continues to run during this time, and we’d like to say “thank you” to those ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 18, 2020
May Networking Virtual BreakfastThursday, May  28th 7 - 9 AM via Zoom Meg Riley Anvil Media Account ExecutiveTitle of Presentation: Digital Marketing Best PracticesLearn about:- Understanding the latest digital marketing trends - How to utilize them without consuming too much time - How to best represent yourself and your brand - How to stand out and be heard over all the digital noiseMeg's ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Highgate Senior Living announces the recent hire of Kelsey Rowlson to the position of Community Relations Coordinator. In this role, Rowlson will be assisting families in exploring Highgate as a living option, as well as transitioning seniors from home or their current living situation into the Highgate assisted living or memory care community. “I love being able to help families through what can ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Video visits are available.   Progress made possibleDuring the clinic’s month-long closure, its space was used for newborn care in a valuable partnership between PeaceHealth Medical Group Pediatrics and the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Childbirth Center. Services like newborn hearing screenings, lactation consultant visits and wellness exams were ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Kenji Maeda was appointed Assistant Vice President and Retail Branch Manager of the Peoples Bank Barkley Financial Center. He previously served as a Lead Relationship Manager at the Cordata branch since joining Peoples Bank in 2018. Kenji’s strong leadership skills, core values, and drive for customer satisfaction make him an excellent fit for this critical role. “I enjoy getting to know our ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Responding to the urgent demand for emergency funding to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Peoples Bank has helped over 1,600 businesses obtain $219 million in Small Business Administration (SBA)-authorized Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. A majority of these loans have been funded, with the remaining loans to be disbursed in the coming days.  A preferred SBA ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 14, 2020
As the weather begins to warm, we are reminded that Spring is a season of compassion, renewal, and growth. We are aware that travel is limited to essential trips only; since re-opening our doors on April 22nd, we have been taking the necessary procedures to comply with state mandated regulations. We have had a variety of guests stay with us, but we have remained assiduous in allowing recently ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Hello from Lairmont Manor!We hope you are well in these challenging times. So much change, we are learning day by day!  We are writing to you now because we’d like to be of service to our community and offer all the help we can.   Our estate is usually full with events this time of year, and we’re instead facing a lot of available venue space from postponements and cancellations. At the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
If you or someone you know is looking for work, please send them our way. Express Bellingham has an amazing referral bonus program and you don’t even have to be working with us!Please refer friends, family members and/or anyone you know that is looking for work and we can pay you $75.00 once your referral has worked 80 hours. We do have some specialty positions in our Professional and Skilled ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Whatcom Land Title Co. and individual employees recently donated $3,810 to four food banks in Whatcom County.  Whatcom Land Title Co. originally planned to give $1,500, equivalent to $20 per WLT team member, to support individuals and families suffering during the COVID-19 crisis.  “When our fantastic team heard of the upcoming donation, they immediately asked if they could contribute along with ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Women’s Professional Network Sponsors  DRIVE BY DONATION:A Non-Contact Support for the Bellingham Foodbank  June 6th10am – 1pm  Location:IAj Media - 112 Ohio St #101, Bellingham, WA 98225 (across from Bellingham High School)  We are asking the community and local businesses to collect non-perishable foods and then drop then on June 6th drive by and drop them off to WPN members, who will be ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Republic Services has launched “Committed to Serve,” a $20 million community investment initiative to recognize our essential frontline employees, their families, and small businesses in our community.  We know small businesses are being hit the hardest during this time of uncertainty, and we are proud to do what we can to help.  Our ‘Committed to Serve’ initiative is a gesture of support for both ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Barron Heating & Air Conditioning, a full-service HVAC, electrical and plumbing contractor based in Ferndale, recently awarded two $5,000 scholarships: one to a current Barron employee, and one to a community member. The grants will help these students obtain family-wage jobs in the building trades without incurring significant education debt.  The 2020 recipients are Brian Egge of Bellingham ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, May 07, 2020
COVID-19 has taken us all by surprise and the changes to our personal and business lives have been swift and drastic. Office buildings, commercial spaces, restaurants, churches and social gathering establishments have halted operation and emptied to prevent further spread of the virus.  We recognize that many of the energy settings may not have changed to adjust to the lack of use as we embrace ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, May 04, 2020
Whatcom County’s economy has been hard hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic and local officials are developing new resources to help businesses overcome financial hardship and reopen safely.     “As the economy begins to reopen, protecting the health of our community is everyone’s top priority,” said Director of the Regional Economic Partnership at the Port of Bellingham Don Goldberg. “Building a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 04, 2020
Whatcom Community College’s second annual STEM Carnival will be presented online May 11-15. Families, children, teens, and adults are invited to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from home through free interactive activities led by WCC faculty and students. A live event is planned for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14.Examples of the hands-on activities include experimenting with ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, May 04, 2020
This week Avenue Bread announced they will be reopening all four cafelocations for takeout, effective May 1, 2020. Three locations are in Bellingham including theJames Street cafe, the Downtown cafe located on Railroad Avenue and the Fairhaven cafe.In addition, they have one cafe located in Lynden.  All cafes will be open 8am to 2pm daily, withthe James Street location being open an additional ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 04, 2020
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Based on the recommendation of the Whatcom County Health Department, the Northwest Washington Fair Board unanimously voted to postpone the 2020 Northwest Washington Fair to August 16-21, 2021.  “The Fair is a chance for our community to come together and celebrate our individual and collective achievements,” said Board President Nate Kleindel. “We are saddened that the current circumstances have ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Whatcom Literacy Council’s annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction Friday, May 1st, 2020 at BTC’s Settlemyer Hall 6 pm – 9:15 pm.NEW DATE: November 14th, 2020!!   The Whatcom Literacy Council will be hosting their 24th Annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 9 pm on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall in Campus Center.This new date was chosen in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Looking for a new source for online entertainment and educational resources while you’re spending time at home? Turn to your library. In addition to the wealth of digital content such as streaming music and movies, eBooks and eAudiobooks, genealogy tools and more on wcls.org, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is now creating original programming for WCLS@Home. The daily online feature ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
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Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 16, 2020
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced ...read more
Categories: Economic
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Small Business Liaison Office at the Department of Labor & Industries would like to make you aware of free upcoming workshops in your area dedicated to helping small businesses understand and navigate L&I regulatory requirements in Washington.  With all the changes that happened in 2019 and 2020, even experienced employers, payroll, and HR staff will gain important updates.   We strongly ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 24, 2020
2020 Solutions moves Pacific Highwayretail cannabis store into larger building  A much larger building with a greatly expanded array of products await guests of the 2020 Solutions recreational cannabis store at 4770 Pacific Highway, Bellingham, just south of the Interstate 5/Slater Road interchange.  The attractive new building has 1,800 square feet, three times larger than the portable ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic, Press Release