Whatcom County Success Stories

Local firefighters making free masks for the public

By WBA | June 17, 2020

Cotton masks are available for free to those in need courtesy of Whatcom 7 Firefighters. The masks can be picked up between 8am and 4pm in bins outside the front door at Fire Station 41, located at 2020 Washington Street in Ferndale. Shared from News Break

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Mother’s Day will be a boost for local florists

By WBA | May 5, 2020

Not even a pandemic can cancel Mother’s Day. Whatcom County’s sons and daughters are not excused from celebrating mom, even if health experts advise caution (and practicing safe social distancing standards) before seeing her. But while Mother’s Day 2020 will certainly be different, it can still be a special day for mom—and big business for…

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Brist Manufacturing – We’ve Got This

By WBA | May 3, 2020

Across the nation, businesses are closing at a record pace as entire industries remain closed to contain COVID-19. Some companies have pivoted rapidly to manufacturing goods or providing services specifically related to the crisis, including several distilleries that have shifted from alcohol production to manufacturing hand sanitizer.  But closing (either temporarily or permanently) or shifting…

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BP donates jet fuel to COVID-19 U.S. relief efforts

By WBA | April 29, 2020

BP is donating 3 million gallons of jet fuel to FedEx and Alaska Airlines to support the timely delivery of personal protective equipment and other essential goods to areas of the U.S. at greatest risk for COVID-19. The donation to FedEx Express, supplied by Air BP, will be used solely for international air transportation to…

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Bellingham Cold Storage collaborates in midst of global crisis

By WBA | April 25, 2020

Bob Bray of Dairy Distributing, Inc. — transporter of products for such brands as Edaleen Dairy, Smith Brothers Farms, Twin Brook Creamery and Sirena Gelato — reached out to his friend Doug Thomas, president and CEO of Bellingham Cold Storage, in March 2020. He asked about borrowing a couple of insulated totes for a special project. Bob…

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LithtexNW steps up to the challenge

By WBA | April 20, 2020
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