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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Affinity at Bellingham is having a Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Nov. 9. 10 am to 4 pm. Affinity at Bellingham is a 55+ retirement apartment facility (not assisted living or memory care). Among the residents are a number of talented and award-winning artists and crafters. Affinity is located at 3930 Affinity Lane, just off Telegraph Road opposite Home Depot. The Fair is in the main ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
      12:00 – 2:00 p.m.    You’re invited to the community for a special Halloween-themed dog costume event. Enjoy a taco bar lunch and refreshments while you compete or just observe the fun!Costume Contest Categories:Most creativeMost hilariousBest owner/handler comboBest child & dog    All entries must be pre-registered before event; registration closes Wednesday, October 30th at ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Friday, October 11, 2019
Volunteer positions available on City boards and commissions Bellingham residents can serve their community through participating in City of Bellingham boards, commissions and committees. These volunteer positions are excellent opportunities to meet new people, become civically engaged and provide critical support of City projects. Volunteers advise policy makers on a variety of topics ranging ...read more
Friday, October 11, 2019
Bellingham ​​bike master plan route and work   This month, the City of Bellingham will receive its fourth award in ten years for its progressive transportation planning work from the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APAWA) and the Planning Association of Washington (PAW). The APAWA and PAW jointly honored Bellingham's Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) with an Implementation ...read more
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Guardian NW Title & Escrow has opened a Bellingham branch and appointed experienced escrow officer Tammy Walker as its manager.  The Bellingham branch, offering title and escrow services for real-estate transactions, is located at 3800 Byron Ave., Suite 140, and open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. A grand opening and Bellingham Chamber ribbon cutting are planned from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 17 with beer, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 07, 2019
The Alcoa Foundation has awarded Whatcom Community College a $40,000 grant to increase access to undergraduate research opportunities for underrepresented students. The award builds on previous successful Alcoa Foundation grants awarded in 2017-18 ($25,000) and 2018-19 ($30,000).The grant will enable WCC to expand opportunities for women and other underrepresented groups in science, technology, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, October 07, 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: Press Release, Economic
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
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Monday, November 4th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Squalicum Boathouse 2600 N Harbor Loop Drive in Bellingham   Free to all businesses, RSVP is Required (jennifern@portofbellingham.com) or On Event Brite Agenda:1:00 Introductions  1:15 Benefits of Disaster Planning with Debbie Ahl, Edgewater Consulting  1:50 Culture of Business Preparedness with Taylor Hennesee, WA State Emergency Management and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Robert Sytsma, CPA, ABV, CFF, CExP, member of The BEI Network of Exit Planning Professionals™, recently earned the designation of a BEI Certified Exit Planner (CExP™).  The BEI CExP™ designation is the standard for Exit Planning certification. Through train­ing, rigorous testing and in-depth Exit Plan Creation coursework, Sytsma has demonstrated that he is qualified to provide comprehensive, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Unfortunately, the holidays aren’t a happy time for many Whatcom County households experiencing hunger – just the Bellingham Food Bank received 186,000 visits in 2018. Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance would like to change that for some of them this Thanksgiving.SSK Insurance’s eighth-annual turkey drive from now through Nov. 15 seeks to help more than 200 local families this holiday season. SSK ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, September 23, 2019
The business and purpose of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce is to be the unifying force where community and economic vitality connect, creating the best place to live, work, and do business. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Anya Milton as its new executive director, responsible for carrying out this mission. Milton is a familiar face to the Ferndale community where ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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
Monday, September 23, 2019
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is partnering with Ecotech Solar to offer free workshops for homeowners interested in learning about adding solar power to their homes. With every home solar system sold, Ecotech will donate one solar panel to be installed at Habitat’s Telegraph Townhomes Project in Bellingham.Cordata Presbyterian Church400 Meadowbrook Ct., Bellingham Thursday, September ...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
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: General News Article, Education
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