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Giving Teens a Backstage Pass to Local Workplaces

By Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy Industry in Whatcom County needs valuable employees, and students in Whatcom County need to know about job and career opportunities. Dealing with those parallel needs with its new Youth Engagement Initiative (YEI),...

Grit—The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls...

Don Goldberg: New Man of the Hour in Port Development

Interview by Mike McKenzie The Port of Bellingham has hired its new Director of Economic Development, Don Goldberg, who previously held a similar position with the Port of Portland. He sat down with Business Pulse recently...

Hartnell’s ‘Aha! Moment’ Has Prevented Lots of Wrinkles—And Saved Lots of Salmon

By Mike McKenzie Randy Hartnell, President of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics in Ferndale, and his brother, Terry, were fishing for herring off the shores of San Francisco in the late ‘90s when their boat...

OFF TO THE RACES

Bellingham Traverse, a five-leg relay race, was founded in 2001, to raise awareness of salmon’s importance to our environment, while also encouraging people to get outside and have fun. Photos by Brandon Sawaya By Sherri Huleatt Washington is...

NEWSMAKERS March|April 2018: People in Whatcom County

WCC chemistry faculty member Dr. Tommaso Vannelli (left) and instruction classroom support technician Mark Price, with the Chemco donation. Local businesses donate nearly $45k to Whatcom’s STEM programs Three major Whatcom County businesses have donated a total...

2018 EVENTS

Hartnell’s ‘Aha! Moment’ Has Prevented Lots of Wrinkles—And Saved Lots of Salmon

By Mike McKenzie Randy Hartnell, President of Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics in Ferndale, and his brother, Terry, were fishing for herring off the shores of San Francisco in the late ‘90s when their boat...

OFF TO THE RACES

Bellingham Traverse, a five-leg relay race, was founded in 2001, to raise awareness of salmon’s importance to our environment, while also encouraging people to get outside and have fun. Photos by Brandon Sawaya By Sherri Huleatt Washington is...

Intalco Works announces that Ron Jorgensen has been named Plant Manager

From WBA Silver member Alcoa Intalco FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ferndale (February 22, 2018) – Intalco Works announces that Ron Jorgensen has been named Plant Manager at Alcoa’s smelter in Ferndale, Washington. Jorgensen comes to Intalco from Alcoa’s...

Agribusiness Trade Meeting Event

RE-PUBLISHED FROM PRESS RELEASE BELLINGHAM, WA, January 18, 2018 – Sustainable Connections announces speakers for the upcoming NW Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting on February 20th, 2018. Patsy Martin from the Port of Skagit and Mauri Ingram from...

Seven Industry Leaders Forecast 2018

By MIKE MCKENZIE There’s an echo in the air… LABOR labor labor… AUTOMATION automation automation…. REGULATIONS regulations regulations…. OPTIMISM optimism optimism…. These subjects echoed throughout interviews and a survey conducted by Business Pulse to get a sense...

Snow + Healthy Economy = Good Season

   By Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy “Go ahead and fire it up, Andy!” said Duncan Howat, president and general manager of Mt. Baker Ski Area Inc. (MBSA), turning toward the camera with a big smile. “We’re ready to...

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