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Guide Insurance and Beacon Insurance merge

LYNDEN — Guide Insurance Services Inc. and Beacon Insurance Group Inc. will merge, effective Aug. 1. The joining of the two local, independent agencies will give customers access to “the great customer ...

The details of the retail center plan

LYNDEN — Without unearthing every detail of the proposed Lynden North Sound Retail Center, a review of the application to rezone 18.6 acres north of Main Street from residential to commercial does offer ...
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Chamber banners promote events

LYNDEN — The Lynden Chamber of Commerce has a new roadway banner system in place to keep the community and visitors reminded of upcoming events. While first debuting around Christmas, the streetside ...

Business Woman nominations now being taken

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Women in Business group invites nominations for its annual Professional Woman of the Year award for 2014. Know of a standout professional woman who is accomplished, who mentors ...

Teen hiring rules aim for safety

OLYMPIA — As the summer hiring season for teens is here, it’s important for employers to understand how the safety rules change for teens. Put simply, the law requires employers to treat teens differently ...

Church land rezone effort resurfaces

LYNDEN — Remember 2012 and City Bible Church’s attempt to rezone 18.6 acres north of the church at Main Street and Guide Meridian Road from residential to regional commercial? The application has returned ...

S&V Insurance merging with Oltman

WHATCOM — Oltman Insurance has over 80 years of Whatcom County history; S&V Insurance has six. But the common goal of keeping the two insurance firms completely local has them merging, effective ...
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City adds money for 401 Front St. demolition

LYNDEN -— The city hopes to tap into transportation improvement dollars to help with the demolition of a weakened building at 401 Front St. The connection is that the building’s removal will pave the ...
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Woods Coffee partners with Engedi Refuge efforts

LYNDEN — The Woods Coffee will sell a limited-edition run of unique coffee mugs to help raise funds to fight human trafficking. Each of 100 hand-crafted, leather-wrapped Mason-jar mugs will be individually ...

Woods Coffee roasting here

LYNDEN — All 14 The Woods Coffee locations in Whatcom County have started using coffee beans roasted in the company’s Lynden headquarters. Woods installed a roaster at its headquarters and bakery location ...