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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: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Spend the day soaking in art and sun with local artists Trish Harding and Deb McCunn. The Saturday, July 20 road trip begins with Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island. Owner Karla Matzke will lead an exclusive tour of her unique 10-acre sculpture park nestled among Northwest flora and fauna. After the tour and time spent exploring, the group will head to La Conner to visit ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Former Whatcom Community College Trustee Tim Douglas has received the Trustee Leadership Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT). He was honored at the association’s spring meeting in Walla Walla last month.Each year, ACT recognizes an individual trustee who has made a significant contribution to promote Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Douglas served ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Whatcom Community College held its 24th annual Honors and Awards ceremony on June 6, 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 Laidlaw and President’s Award—went to Mason Green and Emmanuel Valencia, respectively. Special ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
On June 26th, high school students can explore healthcare career options during “Scrubs Camp,” a free one-day workshop at Bellingham Technical College. Through hands-on activities with professionals, participants will learn about careers in nursing, emergency medicine, radiologic technology, surgery technology, and veterinary technology.The camp is designed for 9th- 12th graders to encourage ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Some of the top professional cowboys in the world are expected for the 15th-annual Lynden PRCA Rodeo, scheduled Aug. 13-14 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series during this year’s Northwest Washington Fair.  Tough and talented members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will compete at 7 p.m. both days. Lynden PRCA Rodeo events include bull riding, bareback ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, June 10, 2019
Agency aims to make digital marketing accessible  Today, Intellitonic, a growing digital marketing agency located north of Seattle, released its first full-length eBook, “Digital Marketing Essentials.” The 22-page guide aims to teach basic theory and best practices for search engine optimization (SEO), link-building, pay per click advertising, blogging, social media management and more. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
ExactVu™ micro-ultrasound platform now available to provide real-timetargeted biopsies for men in Washington State at Bellingham Urology Group/PRNewswire/- Exact Imaging ( www.exactimaging.com ), the world's leader in high resolutionmicro-ultrasound systems enabling real-time imaging and biopsy guidance for theprostate, announced that Bellingham Urology Group has acquired the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Washington College Grant expands benefits to families in need; WCC’s fall quarter begins Sept. 24Beginning fall 2019, Washington state residents can attend Whatcom Community College tuition free through the Washington College Grant program. The new program is part of the Workforce Education Investment Act,  a higher education bill that Gov. Jay Inslee signed last month. It replaces the State Need ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Sustainable Connections and the Community Food Co-op are proud to present three free lunchtime workshops through the Smart Business Leadership Series.  The series will explore the quadruple bottom line of sustainability in an environment that fosters new connections, creates space for one-on-one support, and enables attending businesses to set, measure, and report on sustainability and equity ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, June 03, 2019
Award-winning poets, novelists, and memoirists will teach and present their work at the Chuckanut Writers Conference Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 at Whatcom Community College. This year’s faculty includes Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, who received a 2019 fellowship and $100K grant from the Academy of American Poets Laureate for her project “One River, A Thousand ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, June 03, 2019
Whatcom County is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act. The County adopted its current SMP in 2007. At a minimum, the focus of this periodic review will be on consistency with changes to state law made since its adoption. The review will also address consistency with the County’s comprehensive plan and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
More than 200 classic and modified cars and trucks are expected June 16 for the fifth-annual Father’s Day Car Show at Whatcom County’s Bellewood Acres.  Presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Gear Heads of Whatcom County, admission is free for spectators. Twenty-six trophies will be awarded and drawings will be conducted for more than $3,000 in prizes. Live music will be presented by a local ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
                                                              Unity Care NW will celebrate the long-awaited opening of the new North Whatcom Health Center in Ferndale on Thursday, June 27. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 6060 Portal Way.  The ribbon-cutting celebration will include remarks by local dignitaries, music, and the opportunity to ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
OverviewThe SBA believes that existing makerspaces are uniquely positioned to help increase workforce development in U.S. cities. The MaTCH Pilot Competition seeks to address the job skills and placement gap faced by U.S. businesses by providing funding to create or expand programs within existing makerspaces that offer job-specific and soft skills training.  The SBA challenges individual ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Friday, May 24, 2019
The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) awarded Waypoint Park in Bellingham, WA to receive one of four Best Restored Beach award in the country. This award was developed to highlight the hard work, protection and enhancement that comes with any beach project. In addition to Bellingham, beach projects in Louisiana, Texas and Florida were also honored.   “This award ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Sehome High School earned $41,098 in rebates from Cascade Natural Gas (CNGC) for installing energy-efficient equipment. On Wednesday, May 15th representatives from CNGC presented a check to the school for their energy-efficient project. Following a voter-approved bond to implement energy-efficient equipment district-wide, the District worked with the CNG Commercial and Industrial Energy ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
A dinner/auction event on June 21 will help raise funds needed for construction of the Northwest Washington Fair’s new Farm Pavilion.  The Northwest Washington Fair Foundation is hosting its 7th annual Benefit Auction Event in the Haggen Expo Building at the fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden. A social hour with a no-host bar and silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Celebrate creativity, research and innovation at Whatcom Community College’s second annual “Student Showcase.” The event will feature more than 100 pieces of original student work and will be held on June 6th from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. in WCC's Syre Student Center.Students will present their original work from a wide-variety of disciplines including science, technology, engineering, math, art, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 13, 2019
Bus riders will soon be able to surf, post, and tweet while they ride the bus. Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) will introduce free WiFi throughout its fleet of 61 fixed route buses on Friday, May 17th.In addition to improving riders'experiences, WiFi will pave the way for two major onboard technology enhancements.  The first is “TouchPass,” a new account based fare payment system. TouchPass ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, April 26, 2019
Sustainable Connections releases regional culinary map Bellingham, WA, April 25, 2019 – Sustainable Connections announces the release of the 2019-2020 “Eat Drink & Explore” Culinary Map, created to invite visitors from the Puget Sound and lower B.C. to Whatcom County and NW Washington – a premier culinary destination.   Over 20,000 copies are distributed to select airports, ferries, visitors ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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, April 18, 2019
Middle and high school students will explore cybersecurity through hands-on activities.Students and instructors work on projects during the summer 2018 GenCyber camps. Applications are now being accepted for Whatcom Community College’s summer 2019 GenCyber day camps for middle and high school students. The camps will explore cybersecurity, a fascinating and rapidly growing field, through hands-on ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
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
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
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
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 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