More than two hundred members of the local business community, along with local elected and appointed officials, registered for “Navigating a New Health and Economic Reality in Whatcom County.” The webinar, held Wednesday May 13th, featured local business and health leaders taking questions from attendees looking to better understand what the post-coronavirus landscape could look…

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“What is the source of that information?” Get used to asking yourself that question. Looking past the intermediary to the original context of the news is an invaluable business skill to acquire. The more important the information, the higher the stakes – and the greater the likelihood that there’ll be scads of misinformation flying across…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on the local, state, national, and global economy. With the statewide Stay-at-Home order in effect until at least May 4th, the Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) conducted a survey of over 220 county businesses to better understand how they have been affected by the current health and economic…

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One Bellingham-based business has launched a creative, nationwide effort to support the employees of small businesses and non-profits who need financial assistance during this economic health crisis. Through each sale of t-shirts with the rally cry “We got this”, $10 is directed back to the small businesses that have signed up and provided proof of…

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A vibrant business community, supported by public policies, is the key to a healthy community. Do you believe this statement? Whatcom Business Alliance members – industry leaders based in Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Blaine and other cities in our county – certainly believe this to be true. They have seen firsthand how the success of businesses…

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The City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force was launched in September of 2018 with the purpose of determining the feasibility, costs and impacts of the city’s 100-percent renewable energy ambitions. The Task Force rolled out preliminary recommendations for the building and transportation sectors in June 2019. Recommendations include the electrification of all commercial, residential,…

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Since its March opening, the new commercial passenger terminal at Everett’s Paine Field has given Western Washington flyers a convenient option for getting out of town. Even if you’ve already traveled through the new terminal, you probably didn’t realize that Bellingham’s Signs Plus created the signs that guide you through it, from the parking lot…

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The Whatcom Dream: We Gotcha Covered Toy Store Every year we promote The Whatcom Dream’s toy store to our WBA Membership and friends – encouraging toy donations for families that are part of The Whatcom Dream programs. The Whatcom Dream’s mission is to create poverty reducing pathways for Whatcom County residents to discover their dreams…

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Originally published in Business Pulse magazine Sept/Oct 2018 issue. The following is a summary of Business Pulse magazine’s 2018 Best Places to Work Survey. The complete article may be read in Business Pulse magazine’s digital copy, here. Guidelines, Factoids, and Quotables: 2018 Business Pulse Best Workplaces Survey Clear guidelines steered the Business Pulse survey that enabled employees to rate…

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If you are an educator and would like to learn more about the Junior Achievement Job Shadow visit their website or contact Whatcom County Program Director, Elaine Christensen. If you are a business and would like to host a school tour of your workplace, contact WBA.

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