Maritime

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...

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...

Port to Host Public Open House on Proposed Changes to Waterfront District Master Plan

BELLINGHAM, WA (Friday, January 5, 2018) OFFICIAL PORT OF BELLINGHAM PRESS RELEASE Port Schedules Waterfront Open House - 01052018 - FINAL The Port of Bellingham invites the public to attend an Open House to learn about proposed...

Navigating Successful waters: Allure of water runs deep for Bellingham Yacht founders

By Tamara Anderson-Loucks What started as a small, three-person yacht brokerage in Bellingham over three decades ago is today a thriving full-service, family-owned yacht brokerage and charter service. Owners Dean and Donna Ouilette and Dean’s brother...

Top 100 Privately-held Whatcom County based Companies of 2017

Last year the local free-market economy was a very good year. Our annual Top 100 privately-owned companies in Whatcom County topped $4,927,600,000 in sales during 2016 – the highest total since this survey began over 20...

Business Person of the Year Winner – Doug Thomas

Innovation and caring The directions Doug Thomas has taken Bellingham Cold Storage By Sherri Huleatt Founded by Archibald Talbot in 1946, Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS) got its start as a single warehouse and icehouse. Today, BCS is the...

Small Business of the Year Finalist – NW Diesel Power

Service First Mantra Helps Steer NW Diesel Power While many companies’ growth strategies focus on increasing product sales, Matt Hardin, founder of Bellingham’s Northwest Diesel Power, focused his business on a different strategy: Put service first. The...