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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Please join us for our 15th Annual Live Auction & Dinner. Brigadoon Service Dogs provide trained service dogs for Veterans, Adults, and Children with physical, developmental, and behavioral health disabilities to promote a more independent and enriched life.  "Changing Lives, One Dog at a Time." Saturday, September 7th at 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Four Points by Sheraton 714 Lakeway Drive in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 19, 2019
Special-T Signs, a family owned and operated Bellingham business since 1979, will celebrate on Aug. 28 its 40th anniversary and the retirement of founder Tim Donnelly while introducing second-generation owner Dave Donnelly.   The public is invited to congratulate Tim and Dave Donnelly while enjoying food and beverages from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Special-T Signs, located at 2206 Pacific St., just ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Kids are getting ready to go back to school soon.  Whatcom County School Districts have varying degrees of school supplies available for kids, with Bellingham Schools being the only district to provide the majority of supplies. Regardless, backpacks are not provided, and can be a pricey hurdle for many homeless, low-income and foster families. Blue Skies for Children is currently distributing ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Sukanya "Suki" Paciorek recently joined the Whatcom Community Foundation team as Director of Special Projects.  She and her family moved to Bellingham this past spring from Brooklyn, NY, where she spent the last 18 years working in the real estate, energy, and sustainability industries.  Most recently she was the Chief Operating Officer at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300 acre economice development ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, August 12, 2019
Join Barkley Village and Haggen Food & Pharmacy on Saturday, August 17th from 4 – 8 p.m., for the second annual Barkley Village Concert On the Green featuring live music and family friendly fun with all proceeds benefiting Lydia Place!  Bring your blankets or chairs to the park and enjoy a cold beer from Twin Sisters Brewing Company, wine, or cider from Herb's Cider and some delicious food ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, August 12, 2019
Frida Emalange, owner and president of Bellingham-based Zorganics, Inc., recently earned the top certification offered by a national esthetician trade organization.  The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) awarded Emalange its NCEA Certified credential for demonstrating knowledge and skill in advanced facial and body treatments, skin conditions ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Corvettes, America’s favorite sports car, will be featured Saturday, Aug. 17 during the 22nd-annual Corvettes Unlimited Car Show & Shine at Whatcom County’s Bellewood Acres.  Presented from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Corvettes Unlimited, admission is free for spectators. Corvette registration costs $15 and registration begins at 8 a.m.  Net proceeds will support Project Santa Claus in Whatcom ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
The Whatcom Community Foundation’s annual Funds for Whatcom County grant round is open for applications. The non-renewable grants of up to $10,000 are meant to support relative and timely activities that take a cooperative approach to building community connections, affordable housing, arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, food and agriculture, and health and wellness. ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Students who need to balance work and life obligations with school now have a more flexible option to earn their degree at Whatcom Community College. Evening and online classes at WCC provide students and working adults the opportunity to attend college part-time and work toward an associate in arts and sciences degree. Students take two classes each quarter during fall, winter and spring. ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, August 05, 2019
Bellwether Dental, offering cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and general dentistry services, is celebrating its first anniversary in Bellingham with a drawing Saturday, Aug. 10, for a $20,000 Dream Smile Makeover Giveaway.  Food, beverages and music also will be offered during the celebration, which will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Guests must register by calling (360) 366-8026 and be present at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
To our Language Exchange team of four Interpreter Coordinators, we are delighted to add Thais Beccaro. Thais was a volunteer at Burlington Community Center, when Jackie Cress said “Wow, I have someone for you!”  Thais worked in Brazil from 2000 to 2018 for IBM, serving as a Foreign Trade Program Manager and in Global Logistics Business Controls. With a business degree and strong computer skills as ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 29, 2019
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center invites the community to join in for a weekend of friendly competition while raising funds to advance our mission to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict.  First up is our 13th Annual Cribbage Tournament hosted by Boundary Bay Brewery taking place on Saturday, September 7th at 9:00 am-3:00pm in the Boundary Bay Beer ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Concerts feature music and dance from Thailand, Brazil, Texas and Eastern Europe  The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County.  The free one-hour concerts start at 2 p.m. each Sunday in August, beginning Aug. 4, at Peace ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, 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: Community, 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: Community, 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
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: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
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, 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
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
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
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