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SSK agents honored, added

LYNDEN — Snapper Shuler Kenner has announced that Tom Dorr earned his Accredited Advisor in Insurance Certification after a 30-week course. Jamie Baer received her life, medical and disability license ...

Furniture store gets familiar (new) tenant

LYNDEN — Gary Bode, owner of Lynden’s Colony House Furniture since he started it on Front Street in 1977, thought he’d walk a block down the street to see about renting the storefront windows of ...

Networking event can help business

WHATCOM ­— A free one-hour business education and networking event titled “Grow Your Business with New Resources and Local Partnerships” takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at BelleWood Acres, 6140 ...

Hagedorn honored

LYNDEN ­— Bob Hagedorn of Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance has been awarded a certificate of achievement for five years of active affiliation with the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. The Texas-based ...

Minimum wage in Washington to rise to $9.32

OLYMPIA — The Washington State minimum wage will increase 13 cents an hour to $9.32 on Jan. 1, the Department of Labor and Industries has announced. The minimum wage will remain the highest state rate ...

Launching Success changes hands

BELLINGHAM — After 10 years directing the growth of the Launching Success Learning Store, owners Dan and Barbara Sanford are passing ownership to two of their employees. The Sanfords said that, to the ...

Lynden native named as chef at Lakeway Inn

BELLINGHAM — Lynden native Derek Som, who has 16 years of food-service experience, has been named executive chef at the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn & Conference Center. The Lakeway Inn has also ...

Umpqua to take over Sterling Savings Bank

PORTLAND — By early next year, Umpqua Holdings Corp. will finish off a $2 billion transaction by purchasing Sterling Financial Corporation, including the Lynden Sterling Savings Bank location at 1794 ...

Lynden Mower closes its doors this month

LYNDEN — John VanWeerdhuizen has closed Lynden Mower after owning it for three years. The local owner closed this month for “personal reasons” and will finish cleaning up the 1842 Front St. store, ...

Lehmann’s to sell local store

BELLINGHAM — Leh-mann’s Maytag Home Appliance Center, one of Bellingham’s oldest family-owned stores that actually started in Lynden, is saying thanks and goodbye to the community this month. Third-generation ...