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Peoples Bank announces changes

WHATCOM — Peoples Bank has announced changes in the senior management of the Bellingham-based bank. Charles LeCocq has been promoted to chairman of the board and will continue as chief executive officer ...

Lynden woman wins second car

LYNDEN — As anyone in business or sports will tell you, it’s often harder to stay at a high level than to reach it. But Stephanie Meester hasn’t just maintained her excellence as an independent Tupperware ...

Bornstein Seafoods gives $100,000 for new BTC building

BELLINGHAM — Bornstein Seafoods Inc. has donated $100,000 to Bellingham Technical College’s campaign to build its new Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences program structure at Maritime Heritage Park, ...

Flora offers winning ad designer $10,000

LYNDEN — Flora Inc.’s provocative advertising campaign has turned heads nationally and now the locally based company offers the public a chance to get clever and have a chance to win $10,000 in the ...

Sustainable Connections hosts annual Business Conference

BELLINGHAM — Sustainable Connections will hold its ninth annual Future of Business Conference, Inspiration & Innovation on April 25 and 26 in Bellingham. The conference features an opening reception, ...

Realtors plan open houses at over 200 sites April 20-21

WHATCOM — The public is invited to attend over 200 Whatcom County open houses April 20-21 during Realtor Nationwide Open House Weekend. The Whatcom County Association of Realtors will feature houses ...

Keeping it in the golf family

LYNDEN — The game of golf has been in Bo Stephan’s life since the day he was born. It’s a sport his family has loved and cherished for several generations. So, when the opportunity came for Stephan ...
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Report: Housing market slowly on the way up

WHATCOM — Bellingham housing sales showed solid gains in numbers and price during this year’s first quarter, leading to increases for all of Whatcom County. First-quarter home sales in Bellingham soared ...

Glacier mink farm fined for manure discharge

BELLINGHAM — The owner of two Glacier area mink farms is being fined $48,000 by the Washington State Department of Ecology for discharging water contaminated with manure into nearby salmon-bearing creeks ...

Food & Farm Finder guide released as 2013 Bellingham Farmers Market opens Saturday

WHATCOM — Sustainable Connections has released its free 2013 Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, the region’s comprehensive guide and map to local food and agriculture just as the Bellingham Farmers Market ...