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Lynden’s LTI Inc. wins EPA award

LYNDEN — Local hauling company LTI Inc. was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week for commitment to environmentally efficient trucking and shipping practices. Based at 8631 Depot ...
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Greenhouses ripped out at VanderGiessen Nursery

LYNDEN — The greenhouse at VanderGiessen Nursery built in 1938 just wasn’t cutting muster any longer. So the father-son duo of Alvin and David Vos ripped it out, right along with the greenhouse from ...
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The scariest of the crows

Skagit State Bank at 138 Birch-Bay-Lynden Rd. was chosen the winner in Lynden’s city-wide October scarecrow contest, with Beacon Insurance a close second. Pictured with the winner are Whatcom County ...

Melinda Kaemingk promoted to bank compliance officer

BELLINGHAM — Peoples Bank has promoted Melinda Kaemingk to assistant vice president and compliance officer. In her new role as compliance officer, she is responsible for evaluating and providing guidance ...

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 ...