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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Peoples Bank announced the promotion of Ryan LeCocq to Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer with the Bellingham Commercial Banking Group. Ryan joined Peoples Bank in 2018 as an Assistant Vice President. He was previously an Analyst in the Asset Management Division of J.P. Morgan in Seattle, where he worked with regional foundations and family offices. Ryan also serves on the board of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Peoples Bank, a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with over $2 billion in assets, announced the appointment of Kamyar Monsef as Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer. Kamyar has 20 years of banking experience, specifically focused on retail banking and consumer/mortgage lending. “We are very excited to welcome Kamyar to the executive team at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Although service starts again with a limited schedule, travelers will have two round-trip options a day between Anacortes and Burlington. As travel continues to accelerate and demand for services increase, additional daily round-trips will be added.  “Over the past two weeks, we’ve received an increase demand for service between Anacortes, Burlington and Sea-Tac Airport,” said Bellair Airporter ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
April has worked with a variety of non-profits over the past 20 years: she was a long-term staff member at Sustainable Connections, a co-founder of Recreation Northwest and most recently worked with Ocean Conservancy.  “In addition to her superb financial and organizational skills, we so appreciate April’s passion for place,” said CEO Mauri Ingram. “We all know we live in an amazing place. Our ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, July 06, 2020
Women's Professional Network Zoom Breakfast Meeting July 30th 7:00AM - 9:00AM via Zoom Christy Johnson CEO of Artemis ConnectionTitle of Presentation: Virtual Professionalism: Navigating the Digital Landscape for your BusinessJoin Christy for an insightful presentation and conversation on the topic of  being a digital professional. Topics Include:- Best practices in virtual meetings - ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 06, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic significantly impacted the number of Whatcom County home sales in the second quarter but not their value, according to local real-estate broker Troy Muljat.  Only 651 homes sold in Whatcom County in the second quarter, down 26.7% from a year ago, according to Troy Muljat, owner and president of Bellingham-based Muljat Group Realtors. However, the county’s median sales ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Thursday, July 02, 2020
NW Washington Virtual Fair Offering Ribbons, Premiums  Remember the feeling of pride after winning a ribbon at the Fair? The feeling that your hard work in raising animals, making quilts or baking pies had been recognized for excellence?  Despite the postponement of this summer’s Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Fair is encouraging widespread ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 02, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, as a community we have banded together and remained vigilant about taking safety precautions. We have flattened the initial curve and we can’t back down now. To continue to protect ourselves, our families and our communities, we must stay the course by strictly following health and safety precautions, in alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Every July, Sustainable Connections joins together with local alliances, organizations, and partners to celebrate Independents Month, a month-long celebration of independent businesses throughout Whatcom County and the value, economic growth, and spirit they bring to our community. Local businesses are one of the biggest generators of wealth in the community — each dollar spent at an independent ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Join us for a VIRTUAL happy hour to celebrate the Queer Youth Project. Ticket includes a 6-pack of Aslan Brewing's limited release IPA 'B Proud' delivered to your door (Whatcom County Only) and a link to our celebration via Zoom! Thank you Aslan Brewing Company for continually support the Queer Youth Project!Link to virtual event will be provided at registration
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood has announced that he has appointed Nicole Oliver as the City’s Parks and Recreation Department director. Oliver has served as interim director since January 3, 2020.  “I have been very pleased to work with Nicole in her interim role,” Mayor Fleetwood said. “She shares the City’s vision for parks and recreation services and has the skills and experience to move ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Beginning fall 2020, even more Washington state residents can attend Whatcom Community College tuition free through the expanded Washington College Grant program. The program, which replaced the State Need Grant last year, will provide larger grant awards to students and expand eligibility to more income levels this year. Funding is guaranteed to eligible students and students can apply by ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic making people think more about their health, Dr. Andrew Murry and his wife Sammy have returned to Bellingham to improve their lives.  The couple is launching Connect Family Chiropractic on July 6 at 902 N. State St., Suite 101.  “We want to help create a community where health burdens no longer prevent people from doing the things they love and achieving the dreams ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Lighthouse Mission Ministries will continue to shelter people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic after the Bellingham City Council approved Tuesday, June 16 a lease at a new downtown location.The Lighthouse Mission will move its Base Camp, formerly known as Drop-In Center, to the former Bellingham Public Market at 1530 Cornwall Ave. by July 15. After three months at Bellingham ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 18, 2020
When COVID-19 safety concerns canceled their eighth-annual car show, Bellewood Farms & Distillery and Gear Heads of Whatcom County simply shifted to Plan B.   Approximately 25-30 classic cars, hot rods and pickups will participate in the “Taking It to the Streets” cruise through the county on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 21.  The cruise will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cars will ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Whatcom Community College 25th annual Honors and Awards ceremony will be celebrated online this year, recognizing more than 30 students for exemplary academic excellence and community service. Students were nominated throughout the year for the various awards by WCC faculty and staff. The top honors—the President’s and Laidlaw Awards—went to Mario Alem and Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Bellair Airporter Shuttle services reignite on Sunday, June 21, 2020, with business resuming and shuttles rolling down the highways once again.Shuttle service returns to the roads with five round-trips a day along the I-5 corridor between Bellingham and Sea-Tac Airport, and two round-trips a day along the I-90 corridor between Yakima and Sea-Tac Airport.  Service between Anacortes and Burlington ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center wants to express its gratitude and appreciation to the Whatcom County community. Over the past several months since COVID-19 began impacting our region, this community has never wavered in expressing its support to PeaceHealth healthcare workers.To date, hundreds of businesses, organizations and individuals have come forward to donate supplies, food and funds ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 15, 2020
This summer we are raising emergency funds to support young people who are struggling to stabilize as a result of COVID-19. This effort is being matched, dollar for dollar (up to $10K), by the Jerry H. Walton Foundation. Vulnerable populations, such as the unhoused or young adults with limited incomes, have been, and will be, the hardest hit financially by this health crisis. Youth that have ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Monday, June 15, 2020
WTA is planning to continue its temporary service reduction until September 20, 2020.  We recognize as we move through Washington’s Safe Start Phase 2 and beyond, and our community continues to “open up,” there will be more people wanting and needing to travel to more places. We know our service reduction will make this difficult for some. Unfortunately, it is necessary. Our current level of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 15, 2020
The Chuckanut Writers Conference is proud to announce “CWC 2020 Online,” a weeklong program of virtual creative writing events to take place June 22-27.  Accomplished writers will teach breakout sessions and master classes on a variety of writing topics—all delivered remotely through Zoom. The conference faculty will present their creative work during a live virtual reading on Friday, June 26, at ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, June 15, 2020
Friday, June 19th 9:00 a.m. until Noon We will be outside to greet you with a masked smile and a wave as you drive up and grab a goodie bag with lemon scones, lemon cookies, & a to-go glass of lemonade. Come help us welcome the Summer Solstice! We look forward to seeing your face, it's been way too long! 2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Bellingham. 360-671-6060
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, June 15, 2020
The Holiday Inn Express Bellingham received the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2019 Torchbearer Award, the company's most prestigious award.  The Holiday Inn Express Bellingham is one of 162 properties within the Americas chosen from the IHG system of more than 5,900 hotels for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operation, from quality to customer satisfaction.  ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 15, 2020
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center has adjusted its visitor policy to allow for limited visitor access until COVID-19 is no longer a public health threat.  Patients who are not COVID-19 suspect or positive are allowed one designated visitor during their stay. Two visitors are allowed on a case-by-case basis for:   Minor patients (parents or legal guardians only)Patients at the end-of-life ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 15, 2020
Let’s Get Our Communities Up and Running Again!As we enter Phase 2 of Safe Start Washington, local businesses will need help getting back on their feet. The Northern Light is ready to do its part in the recovery process.  The Northern Light is establishing a $60,000 grant-matching program to assist local businesses during June, July, and August 2020. Grants are available for a minimum of $250 up ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Peoples Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Sierra Schram to Service Manager of the West Lynden Office at Safeway. Sierra began her banking career at Peoples Bank in 2013. She was previously a Universal Banker at the Everson Office and most recently held the role of Lead Relationship Manager at the Downtown Bellingham Office.   “The most fulfilling part of my job is helping customers ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County (BGCWC) is thrilled to announce an overwhelming response to its first Virtual Annual Gala, aptly titled Reimagine Higher Dreams.  With longtime supporter BP as presenting sponsor, the online event was live-streamed from the Silver Reef Casino Resort and raised an astounding $301,882 in just one hour and 15 minutes. With 917 views and 41 auction items, most ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Happy 14th Anniversary to Gary's Plumbing & Heating! To make your home as healthy an environment as possible, they’re rolling out Gary’s Healthy Home Maintenance Program. The initiative—occurring during National Homeowners Month—covers several ways to improve the air and water quality in your house, using advanced technology and installed by their expert technicians.The specials are part of their ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Before COVID, I was planning to move to the Shanti Center for the Healing Arts in April 2020. Its amazing energy and workspace is the perfect fit for my practice, and they provide a wide variety of resources to complement your hypnotherapy practice. Now that Bellingham has entered Phase 2, I can again take in-person appointments! We would practice safe social distancing, including sitting ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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
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
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
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