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Industry tours offer behind-the-scenes look at Whatcom business mindset

For what industries is Whatcom County best known? What business sectors come to mind as economic drivers in this region? A look at 2014 U.S. Census data reveals that when compared with the other 3,220 counties...

Step Up Update

Take Action to Support Cherry Point The saga continues! The Cherry Point Amendment to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan is being introduced to the full Council on Tuesday, March 21st with the anticipated vote scheduled for...

What Cherry Point taxes mean to Local Schools

A significant portion of income for Whatcom County public school districts comes from: Maintenance and operations (M&O) levies, which help fund the ongoing costs of running the school, and Bonds, which typically are used to...

Start Up Business of the Year Winner – Trayvax

Made To Last Innovative wallet – King’s 3rd invention – takes off from crowdfunding start By Dave Brumbaugh Trayvax Enterprises has a distinctly specific recipe for success: an innovative product, solid values proven over time, and a modern...

Business Person of the Year Finalist – Karen Bellingar

Business with Heart Karen Bellingar started in ’78 from the back of her ’71 Pinto By Sherri Huleatt For Karen Bellingar, owner of Sunset Beauty Supply and Bellingar Storage, beauty supply stores aren’t just retailers offering fancy tubes...

Will paid family and medical leave be the next labor mandate imposed on Washington’s...

Erin Shannon | Center for Small Business & Labor, WPC Imposing a paid family and medical leave law has emerged as the business issue du jour this legislative session in the Washington state capitol. While Washington state...

Small Business of the Year Finalist – Security Solutions

The secret to steady 25%  growth and a $7.7 million high? Variety of products and services…. By Tamara Anderson-Loucks For the Vos family, creating opportunities for people to live better lives, both locally and globally, is the driving...

Small Business of the Year Winner – Print & Copy Factory

Print shop evolved into a full-service digital marketing force By Mary Louise Van Dyke Peering into a crystal ball might have given Becky and Larry Raney interesting insights into the evolution of the print business when launching...

Small Business of the Year Finalist – Perry Pallet

Leftover wood waste yields new avenues for growth and profit By Tamara Anderson-Loucks Perry Pallet Company employees have created a strong market out of discovering creative uses for leftover wood waste. The Ferndale-based company got its start in...

Business Person of the Year Finalist – Sam Moncrieff

From one house project to industry leader How Sam Moncrieff transformed himself—and his business By Sherri Huleatt At 30 years old Sam Moncrieff was a far cry from the man he is today. At the time, he was...