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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
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
20 philanthropies across Washington partner on unprecedented pooled and aligned funding strategies Philanthropy Northwest today announced the Washington Census Equity Fund, a statewide pooled fund of philanthropy partners which will support 2020 Census outreach, education and resources to ensure a robust and accurate census count. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeded the fund with its ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Walmart Plans Estimated $36 Million in Washington Store Improvements and Innovations in 2019 Washington customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $36 million this year in Washington through the remodeling of seven stores, as well as the launch and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
WCC Community & Continuing Education workshop features travel expert Gina HenryLearn how to pursue your travel dreams and keep your retirement money in the bank with national speaker and travel expert Gina Henry.  The 6-9:30 p.m. April 30 workshop is for those retired, nearing retirement or anyone who likes the idea of making additional income to support their travel dreams. Henry will cover a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, April 08, 2019
Danny Day is Whatcom Community College’s new director for athletics and recreation. He began the position on April 1. Day comes to WCC from Corban University in Salem, Ore. There he served in several positions for the athletics department, most recently as assistant athletic director. During his time at Corban, Day received several sports information awards from the National Association of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 08, 2019
The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is seeking legislative approval of a project to replace its 1980s-era workers’ compensation computer system. The computer system is used in managing and tracking nearly 100,000 workers’ comp claims and $2.25 billion in premiums each year. The current computer system consists of more than 100 mostly custom-built subsystems that have been added over a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 08, 2019
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month is the perfect time for pet owners, pet-sitters and dog walkers to take the American Red Cross Cat and Dog First Aid online course and download the Pet First Aid App.  “Pet lovers will learn what to do if their cat or dog is choking, has a wound or needs CPR,” said Alex Dieffenbach, NW Region CEO. “They will also learn how to include their pet in their ...read more
Categories: 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 08, 2019
Andrew Jewell of Lynden has been named by Farmers Insurance for the fifth time to its President’s Council, recognizing the top 1 percent of the company’s 14,000 agents.  Farmers Insurance said selection of the elite group was based on a number of criteria, including their excellence in providing best in class service, their consistent top-ranked business performance and their commitment to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, April 04, 2019
BP sponsors the Inspire Higher Dreams Gala at the Event Center at Silver Reef   BP presents the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County’s 5th annual Inspire Higher Dreams Gala & Auction. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on April 26, 2019 at the Event Center at Silver Reef. Tickets are available on whatcomclubs.org for $150 per person. Guests will enjoy a plated dinner, silent and live ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
April 3, 2019 In a report from Troy Muljat, owner and president of Bellingham-based Muljat Group Realtors, prices of home sales in Bellingham soared 14.1% higher in the first quarter of 2019, but were flat or lower in other areas of Whatcom County. Also, frigid and snowy weather in February and early March put the freeze on the number of Whatcom County home sales, which dropped 9.9% in the first ...read more
Categories: 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
A basketful of family activities are planned during Easter weekend, April 20-21, at Whatcom County’s Bellewood Acres.  The annual spring celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days includes an Easter egg hunt with prizes for children, photos with the Easter bunny, live entertainment, a petting zoo, facepainting, pony rides and tractor train rides through the blossoming orchards. Admission is ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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
EXPO + JOB FAIRApril 26th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.We’re excited to announce that TAG’s 11th annual Expo + Job Fair will be a joint event with LinuxFest Northwest! This event is a varied showcase of some of the best tech employers in the PNW and an opportunity to find some of the top technology jobs and STEM educational opportunities in our region today. Attendee registration is FREE and sponsorship ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Sustainable Connections announces the release of the 2019-2020 Eat Local First Food & Farm Finder, the comprehensive guide to truly local food.  The Food & Farm Finder will be released on April 6th, opening day of the Bellingham Farmers Market. Inside this free guide, find over 120 local businesses that offer everything from apples to zucchini, locally made spirits to specialty cheese, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Community members who are interested in training for a new career or pursuing their education are invited to learn more about Bellingham Technical College’s (BTC) programs and certificates with a week of free information sessions April 29–May 2.  The events had previously been set for February but had to be canceled and rescheduled due to the snowy weather. Each event starts at 5:30 p.m. in ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Nexus® Open House: Learn about our Nexus at Silverado innovative brain-health programTuesday, April 30, 2019 from 1:00pm - 4:00pmNexus, from the Latin word for “connection,” is Silverado’s internationally recognized non-drug approach, brain-health program that has improved cognition and function for many persons in the earlier stages of living with dementia.The program is comprised of six pillars ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 25, 2019
Whatcom Community College is pleased to invite you to participate in the Whatcom Community College, Student and Community Job Fair, on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 10 am -2 pm, in the Pavilion Student Recreation Center. The job fair is an opportunity to meet qualified applicants to fill your employment openings; you are an important connection for our students. Employers with positions that are ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Monday, March 25, 2019
FIND YOUR NEXT JOB AT BTC’S FREE CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIRS: APRIL 17 & MAY 15  FREE EVENTS: Students and community members hunting for jobs will be able to attend two career and internship fairs this spring at Bellingham Technical College: an Engineering, Industrial & Manufacturing Career Fair on April 17;  and a Health, Business & IT Career Fair on May 15.These free career fairs are open to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, March 25, 2019
A new owner is bringing an upgraded menu, comfortable atmosphere and new name to a Fairhaven restaurant, now known as the Cobalt Grill and Lounge.  Owner and chef John Enright said the Cobalt Grill and Lounge is a traditional American grill featuring steaks, fresh seafood and contemporary home-style favorites.  “We provide a full-service farm-to-fork dining experience for our guests, offering a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) awarded Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) with a ‘Partners for Clean Air’ Gold Award for 2018.   In order to qualify for a Gold Award, an agency must be located in Island, Skagit or Whatcom County. They must demonstrate at least three consecutive years of perfect compliance with air quality regulations. Agencies must also employ additional clean air ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Ansa and Johan Steenkamp, say they found a company with high quality standards like their own, recently acquired the Merry Maids of Whatcom County cleaning service.  “We are both passionate about the Merry Maids mission and culture,” Ansa Steenkamp said. “We want all our home and business customers to enjoy a clean and healthy environment, have time to relax and not stress about ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Saturday, April 20th Bocce enthusiasts from around the NW local and regional businesses, novice players, and spectators comew out for a day of bocce & family-friendly festivities, including: a Salmon BBQ, Boundary Bay Beer Garden, Raffles, a Bouncy House, Face Painting, and More! 100% of the proceeds benefit the WDRC's mission to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Recreation Northwest is launching a new and innovative Parkscriptions Public Health Campaign in Bellingham. The campaign kicks off on the new, annual Whatcom Parkscriptions Day, on Sunday, April 28 (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.) with more than 15 concurrent free, all-ages, educational events in more than 11 City, Whatcom County and State Parks.Parkscriptions campaign partners with doctors and other health ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, 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
Friday, January 18, 2019
Community helps The Leopoldplace residents in new homes   The Leopold Retirement Residence in downtown Bellingham, aided by many in the community, has helped most of the people living there already find new homes well before its March 31 closure.   Sixty-nine residents have found new homes and only 10 people still are looking for one, according to Dan Hammill, a housing specialist contracted ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
   Winter Exhibitions at the Whatcom Museum Feature Washington’s World War II History and Artists’ Responses to Landscape in Bellingham National 2019 Juried ExhibitionThe Whatcom Museum will be hosting two exhibitions at the Museum campus this winter: Washington Remembers WWII: Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom. at Old City Hall, January 19 – April 14, 2019 and Bellingham National 2019: Water’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
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