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Old Georgia-Pacific buildings razed to make way for Waterfront District development By Evan Marczynski


erched 90 feet in the air on the roof of a condemned former bleach plant at the site of the former Georgia-Pacific Tissue Mill, workers carefully pieced together scaffolding as they prepared to pull away three massive sections of the building. Such an immense demolition presents many challenges, but Brian Parberry, co-owner of SCRAP-IT, the Ferndale-based company undertaking the project, said one the largest issues for his crew members was simply keeping their footing as they worked to bring down the decrepit structure. “The roof was in such disrepair from all the caustic,” Parberry said. “The building was basically falling apart.” The Bleach Plant Building came down Feb. 15, the third demolition in a nearly $500,000 project SCRAP-IT is handling for the Port of Bellingham. The company has also dismantled the Pulp Storage Warehouse and the Pulp Screening Room on the landscape of the former mill site. The 9,916-square-foot bleach building was built in the late 1940s. Workers are now busy sorting through the rubble for items and material to reuse or recycle. Activity on the project should continue through March, according to the port. The site, now called the Waterfront District, is the center of a massive redevelopment plan and environmental cleanup effort

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Major sections of the Bleach Plant Building were brought down Feb. 15, the third structure demolished at the site by the Ferndale-based SCRAP-IT company. Evan Marczynski PHOTOS

coordinated by the port and the city of Bellingham, along with the state Department of Ecology. All three buildings in the demolition project were found to be unsuitable for redevelopment. Project coordinators from

SCRAP-IT estimated about 90 percent of the building materials from the demolitions – including more than 3 million pounds of scrap metal from the structures and old equipment left inside of them – could be recycled or

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reused. After the bleach plant demolition, Parberry said they hadn’t yet figured out exactly how much material they had managed to salvage. He placed the final scrap metal figure in the 3-4 million pound range. “It’s pretty much what we figured,” Parberry said. Georgia-Pacific operated pulp, paper and chemical plants on the 137-acre industrial property for much of the 20th century. It began phasing out its operations on the site in 1999. The port acquired it in January 2005.

ickford Film Center moviegoer J.J. Janssen was ecstatic to be one of the first people walking into the theater’s screening of “The Big Lebowski”, beer in hand. Janssen, along with other Pickford members and film enthusiasts, have long wanted the opportunity to drink responsibly while enjoying a movie in the independent film center. Pickford’s directors have heard their calls. “We’re not trying to be a bar, and we aren’t trying to contribute to the world’s alcohol problems,” Michael Falter, the theater’s program director, said. “We are trying to get people out to spend an evening with the community.” The Pickford Film Center received approval from the Washington State Liquor Control Board to allow consumption of beer and wine in one of their two screening rooms in its downtown Bellingham theater, located at 1318 Bay St. The offerings debuted Feb. 17. Small movie theaters across the nation are competing with major corporations to offer movie buffs the best viewing experience. Serving alcohol is one way independent theater operators are trying to keep people out of



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Energy-Efficient Home celebrated Kulshan Community Land Trust celebrates energyefficient construction and its 100th home, March 7. Kulshan Community Land Trust will host MAR aofdedication its newly constructed home, located at 2938 Madrona St. in the Birchwood neighborhood at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. The dedication is free and open to community members. The open house will follow the dedication from 5-7 p.m. and is co-hosted by RE Sources Green Drinks. Community members are invited to stop by to share a beverage, tour the home, learn more about its affordable, sustainable design, energy-saving features, and innovative construction techniques, as well as meet the KulshanCLT Madrona homebuyers.


Early Learning Fundraiser The annual Whatcom Center for Early Learning fundraiser to benefit young with MAR children special health care needs will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club. The auction and fundraiser honors the agency’s 39th anniversary, and this year’s auction theme is “Celebrating Children…Creating Futures.” Evening activities will feature gourmet dining, live Celtic Music by Party of Three, live and silent auctions, and our Pot of Gold. Tickets are $75 per person, and reservations can be made by calling (360) 671-3660. This event is the major fundraiser for Whatcom Center for Early Learning, a local nonprofit agency providing services to support the development of very young children with special needs and their families since 1973.

goals for the third annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which this year will be held on the very day itself, March 17, at noon. “The Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade is in honor of our local law enforcement and safety personnel,” Janet Lightner, head of the all-volunteer parade MAR committee, said. “It’s also about celebrating all the great businesses, organizations and people who make this community so special.” The free Saturday parade will start near the corner of Ohio Street and Cornwall Avenue, proceed through downtown Bellingham to Chestnut Street and then up to Railroad Avenue. It will finish at Depot Market Square across the street from Boundary Bay Brewery.


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New monthly BIZ networking series The Bellingham nonprofit Sustainable Connections is starting a series of monthly breakfast and networking meetings for local business MAR owners. The first meeting is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The breakfast will be available for $10 with RSVP to Sustainable Connections is online at www. sustainableconnections. org.


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Who’s news in Bellingham & Whatcom business DyLon McClary new owner, president of Rose Construction DyLon McClary has taken over as president and owner of Bellingham-based Rose Construction, Inc. McClary joined the company in 2006 as a project manager. He was promoted to general manager in 2011. He has more than 20 years’ experience in residential and commercial remodeling. “I am excited to continue serving the remodeling needs of DyLon McClary Whatcom County, now from an ownership role,” McClary said, in a Feb. 27 press release. “My proudest moments come from seeing projects transform—from conception to completion. Getting to know each client during the process is the fun part.” Pat Rose, the company’s former owner, will remain as an associate and will provide project management and consulting services.

Neros, Strachan named VPs at Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank has promoted Christopher Neros to senior vice present and commercial lending officer, and named Rachel Strachan as vice president and controller. Neros works at the Lynden-based bank’s Bellingham office.


Neros, who’s been with Peoples Bank for six years, has 17 years’ experience in the banking industry. “Christopher demonstrates a level of professionalism in his daily work that supports the bank’s focus on superior customer service, as well as credit quality,” Charles LeCocq, Peoples Bank president and CEO, said in a Feb. 22 press release. Strachan, a certified public accountant who received a bachelor’s in accounting from Western Christopher Neros Washington University, joined the bank in 2007 as assistant controller and was promoted to assistant vice president and controller in 2009. “Rachel is consistent in her steady leadership of the accounting team, and she will continue her focus on ensuring the Rachel Strachan integrity of the bank’s control environment and financial statements,” LeCocq said. Strachan has more than 10 years’ experience in the accounting and auditing fields. In addition to her banking duties, she was a founding member of the Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned wildlife.

Wakeland hired as products manager for Superfeet Dan Wakeland has been hired as product manager for Superfeet Worldwide Inc., a Ferndale-based designer and manufacturer of over-the-counter shoe insoles. “Dan’s depth of experience and knowledge of product management from idea to delivery is invaluable,” Randy Curran, Superfeet’s vice president of marketing, said in a Feb. 21 press release. “We are very happy to have Dan join our team and look forward to honing our design and other processes with his lead.” In his new position, Wakeland will be responsible for researching, designing and bringing Dan Wakeland new products to market.

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Justin Allegri is new voice of Bellingham Bells

The Bellingham Bells baseball team has hired Justin Allegri as the play-by-play commentator for the 2012 season, which begins June 1. “We are looking forward to having Justin in the broadcaster booth for us this summer,” Bells general manager Nick Caples

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Frank Muljat, Jr., has been in the real estate business for 45 years. Bellingham Business Journal readers selected him as the 2011 Businessperson of the Year.

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Frank Muljat Jr. sold his first piece of property at age 21, a 1,500-square-foot commercial parcel in downtown Fairhaven. It sold for $1,500. That sale began a 45-year real estate journey for Muljat, who has been voted Businessperson of the Year for 2011 by readers of The Bellingham Business Journal. Muljat was grateful for the award and claimed his years of experience as a contributing factor for the acknowledgement. He said his 60 or so employees should also share in the acceptance of the award. But the biggest reason he believes he won is the fact he loves his job. “I enjoy work, love the people, love the office,” Muljat said. “You have to love where you work. It makes life better.” After graduating from Bellingham High School, Muljat attended WWU and earned his real estate license at age 21. Today he is the owner, with his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 45 years, Sandee, of The Muljat Group, a name appearing on numerous signs throughout Whatcom County advertising property sales. Muljat founded The Muljat Group in the mid 1980s after leaving a previous business he co-owned. He wanted to create an atmosphere where agents could prosper and clients could achieve their goals as buyers and sellers, he said.

As the largest locally owned and independent real estate agency in Whatcom County, the business blossomed early and continues to grow to this day, he said. The success of his business can also be credited to his full service agency, which includes appraisers, a loan officer and a strong staff of agents. During the real estate boom in the mid2000s many people got into real estate, Muljat said, but when the recession hit, many companies and agents were cut from the business. In order to stay viable, he emphasized the need to keep employees up to date and highly motivated. This included constant training in new technologies and strategies for client relations and sales. Muljat said he thinks the current economic climate could last through 2013. It is currently a good market, but the inventory is low, he said. “The hardest part is listing a house at the correct price when the seller bought it in the boom years,” he said, adding that people always want to make back the money they put in, but it is difficult to do so in today’s market. The recession was not the only issue that put a potential roadblock in his business. In December 2010, Muljat was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. After six months of chemotherapy, it was determined the cancer had receded and today he is cancer-free, he said. He still receives


twice-yearly CT scans to ensure his health. Muljat lost most of his hair due to the chemo sessions, but in the end, he decided he liked it. “Now I get buzz cuts every couple of weeks,” Muljat said. “I like the hairstyle and it is the same as some of my grandchildren’s. They like that it’s the same as theirs.” Muljat has three adult children and eight grandchildren. His son, Troy, is the commercial appraiser at The Muljat Group. His two daughters, Alesha, who has a doctorate in clinical physcology, and Lindsey, an RN at the UW, both live in Seattle. When not at the office, Muljat enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and partaking in all types of water sports on Lake Whatcom, where he has a home. He is a member of the local Rotary Club and although he loves the Pacific Northwest, he travels to his second home in Maui a few times a year. The Muljat Group’s main office is located at 510 Lakeway Drive. There are four satellite offices, including downtown Bellingham, Broadway, in Ferndale and in Lynden. Muljat also participates in land development and is currently finishing up 55 lots called Samish Highlands, located east of the Interstate 5 above the Sehome Haggen. The lots will be on the market this spring. Being there for employees as well as clients is another good business practice, Muljat said. The door to his office is open so employees can come to him for any reason, business related or not. A business can’t have people around that bring others down emotionally, he said. “Part of my job is helping the sales team with anything they need help with,” Muljat said. “Training, education, problem solving or just dealing with life.” In addition of his recognition as Busi-

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Lynden Chamber names new board Jerry Blankers of Muljat Group North, Calvin Den Hartog of Nooksack Valley Disposal and Dave Dodson of Edaleen Dairy have joined the Lynden Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. Hartog and Dodson are both former members and past presidents of the board. Blankers, a lifelong resident of Whatcom County, enters his first term with more than 30 years of experience in real estate and development. “We’re thrilled these local business professionals have chosen to join our team and look forward to benefiting from their experience, expertise and ideas,” Bill Pate, newly elected president of the board and owner of Bookkeeping Solutions NW, said in a Feb. 7 press release.

Hilde Korsmo in the running for Pastry Chef of the Year Hilde Korsmo, a professional pastry chef and instructor at Bellingham Technical College, will be one of three competitors vying for the American Culinary Fed-

March 14 awards gala. Korsmo began working at BTC in 2006 and received full tenure as an instructor in March 2011. She teaches a variety of courses on the theory and production of pastries.

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MacIsaac named senior VP at Bank of Washington (L-R) Jerry Blankers, Ron DeBoer, Patti Rowlson, Dave Dodson, Bill Pate, Duane Bode The Lynden Chamber of Commerce has more than 300 members and works in partnership with the city of Lynden to promote local businesses and coordinate events such as the Farmer’s Day Parade, the Northwest Raspberry Festival and the Lynden Lighted Christmas Parade. Reno, Nev. Korsmo will face Alison Murphy of Santa Clara, Calif., and Adalberto Diaz Labrada of Salt Lake City, Utah, as each prepares four portions of a warm dessert featuring pineapple. Judges will evaluate their cooking skills and professionalism, as well as the taste of their dishes. The winner will be announced at a

Whatcom County banker Bob MacIsaac has been appointed senior vice president for community banking at The Bank of Washington. “We were incredibly fortunate to attract someone of Bob’s caliber,” said Bruce Clawson, The Bank of Washington’s president and CEO, in a Feb. 9 press release. “His wealth of banking experience and leadership skills will help us grow and strengthen our Bob MacIsaac franchise.” MacIsaac leaves his position as a senior vice president and regional manager for Union Bank, which operates two branches in Bellingham and one in Lynden. He has more than 25 years of experience in community and commercial banking. MacIsaac will oversee The Bank of Washington’s branch network in Snohomish and King counties.

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the program, he said. Regal Cinemas is currently building a 16-screen multiplex in the Barkley area. the commercial multiplexes and off their They also own theaters in Bellingham at couches, Pickford executive director Alice Bellis Fair, Sehome Village and Sunset Clark said. Square. It is not known if the company “We are trying to create a better moviewould offer alcohol in its theaters if the law going experience,” Clark said. “It’s a novelty, changes. it’s different, it’s fun.” Falter said he is looking forward to the Patrons have been asking the center to new Regal theater because of the quality of allow alcohol inside the theater, she said. video equipment they can afford to show The Pickford previously served beer and movies. And he doesn’t mind if they do wine in the lobby only. decide to serve beverages. Small theaters have faced competition “On the record, I am really excited about ever since video Regal,” Falter said. rental stores began “It would be nice to open, Clark said. to see high quality, Being able to serve mainstream movies alcohol and now and have a drink. I to be able to allow wish them luck.” it into the viewing Falter, who also room is beneficial to represents the Picksmaller theaters, she ford at Art House said. Convergence, a “When you’re not conference based a corporation you theater owners depend on people Patrons queue up at the theater concession stand. group which meets coming through the the week prior to BRIAN COREY PHOTO door,” Clark said. the Sundance Film “For us to be able to Festival in Utah, said offer this to our patrons is another revenue alcohol has become a part of the means for stream, a way to bring in a few extra bucks many small theaters fighting to stay open each day, which helps. It all helps.” across the nation. Janssen said he thought the community At the 2012 annual conference more than would fully support the idea. He doesn’t see 200 theaters were represented and alcohol negative repercussions considering the type was discussed in terms of best practice, as of crowd that attends the theater, he said. it has been in past years, Falter said. It is “If you have a few bad apples, the comtalked about in the manner of how it can munity will shut it down,“ Janssen said. better patrons’ time at the theater. “Bellingham is easy and responsible. It adds In the Art House world, theaters are to the maturity level of the community.” generally serving an older, college-educated When the Pickford started planning its crowd, not people who are looking to just new facility, which opened in 2010, the get drunk at the movies, Falter said. The nonprofit asked its members and other Pickford is just trying to create a worldmoviegoers what they would like to see in class experience, he said. terms of improvements, Clark said. More With the new bill the Pickford will be comfortable seating and making alcohol able to cater to everyone at all times, not available were the two main responses, she just those over 21, Falter said. That is an said. important aspect of the bill, he said, as Under current law the Pickford had to the Pickford group did not like the idea of designate one of its two showing rooms at excluding anyone. this location as an age 21 and over theater The issue of pushing alcohol into the at all times of the day. The theater group public domain was brought up in response tried to do that, but only after 9 p.m. to the new bill, but Moeller said that arguBecause so many patrons were asking ment is null in our society. to be able to drink alcohol while watching “Alcohol is in the public domain,” films, the Film Center decided to move for- Moeller said. “We let that genie out of the ward with the plan. bottle long ago.” Now, a new bill proposed by Rep. Jim Patron “Downtown” Gary Brown of Moeller (D-Vancouver) may cause the Sedro Woolley does not drink alcohol, but Pickford to have to apply for new licenses, he is still glad the Pickford has the chance but the theater group is excited. to make the theater more fun and draw Under the new bill, people over 21 and more people to it, he said. minors will be able to watch the same He also noted the tidiness of the Pickford movie in the same theater room where crowd and said his only concerns are the alcohol is permitted, Moeller said. However, alcoholic beverages may induce too much a minor control plan must be developed talking in the theater and the possibility of before this can happen, he said. a sticky floor. Rep. Moeller was approached by the Serving alcohol is one way the theater owners of a historic movie theater in his can give community members a better district, Kiggins Theatre, who wanted to movie-going experience, he said. be able to hold family events and still serve The competition between corporate beer and wine to adults. Moeller said he options such as multiplexes or rental termitook this as an opportunity to help small nals and these small theaters is heavy and theaters stay viable in the downtown core of the chance to keep the Pickford doors open many Washington communities. is important to Bellingham. The Pickford is “These theaters are gorgeous,” Moeller run by people who love movies, he said. said. It would be a shame to lose them. This In a city full of small and large businesses is one way to keep these buildings from alike, the Pickford has found a way to combeing knocked down.” pete. The idea of serving alcohol to movieIf the bill passes, Washington multiplexes goers is not a new one, Clark said. Both the will be able to designate one of their screen- theater and the patrons benefit from this ing rooms as an alcohol-allowed theater. service, she said. This includes major theater chains such as “Larger cities that are doing this come off Regal Cinemas, Moeller said. But, it won’t more sophisticated and evolved,” Clark said. really draw more attention to them if the “Bellingham can do this like other cities.” bigger theaters do decide to participate in


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Pete Nygren stands in the entryway to his home, built from recovered wood. Opposite, raw material is stacked on a trailer outside his home ready to be used for a variety of projects.

‘Treecovery’ unites builders, woodworkers with fallen and salvaged timber By Evan Marczynski


ete Nygren knows the story behind virtually every piece of wood he’s used to build his home. Maple flooring was salvaged from an old easement on Lake Louise Road south of Bellingham. Maple cabinetry came out of a tree that used to stand just outside his kitchen window. Spruce in the ceiling of his master bedroom used to be trees on the 8th hole at Lake Padden Golf Course, where Nygren used to work. One of the longtime woodworker’s prized creations, a large armoire in his living room, came from a black walnut tree that took him three days of cutting to get out enough useable wood. “I yielded a whole bunch of beautiful walnut lumber from that tree, and people will cut that up for firewood,” Nygren said. “It’s criminal.” Nygren runs Treecovery, a company he started in 2009 that specializes in the



recovery and processing of natural loss and salvage trees. Its website at www.treecovery. com functions as an online networking tool, connecting tree providers with mill owners and processors who can turn trees that have been lost due to natural causes or have become physical hazards into usable lumber. People who have trees they’d like removed submit information on their trees’ size, species, location and condition. If a tree is good quality, the site connects suppliers with mill owners who salvage them at the suppliers’ cost. High-quality trees can be turned into logs, and suppliers of trees with significant value can receive compensation. On the other end, lumber buyers submit information on the type of wood they’re seeking. Once the right variety becomes available, Treecovery connects those buyers with the appropriate mill owner to make purchases, while keeping a small commission. Nygren, who’s been salvaging trees for more than a decade, said his goal is to find

buyers the nearest source of usable material. It makes more fiscal sense to buy local lumber than ship in product from other regions of the country, he said. Downed or unwanted trees that still have value in them can be given new use, instead of being disposed of or chopped up for firewood. Nygren said a lot of quality lumber is lost from locations including yards, public parks, golf courses and roadsides. “It’s a huge amount of wood that goes to waste from urban settings,” he said. One of Treecovery’s more ambitious future plans is a “pedigree” tree system. Pedigree trees would be selected based on their quality and given serial numbers so they can be tracked through every stage of the process, from felling and sawing to their use in housing or furniture. Buyers of pedigree products would be able to receive information recounting the history of the tree used to create whatever it is they purchased. Treecovery would also give woodworkers participating in the program a special member number, allowing them to

track products indefinitely through their lifespans. “It’s going to take some time,” Nygren said. “If and when this system is accepted, I think it will be a really cool feature.” After starting the company three years ago, Nygren said the most difficult process has been getting buyers, particularly lumber wholesalers, to adapt to a new method of wood purchasing. Treecovery offers a shifting roster of salvageable trees. Since the company can only offer what is made available by tree suppliers, it can be difficult to help buyers who have specific types of lumber in mind. Nygren said he plans to continue selling the positive environmental and economic benefits of salvaged wood in order to show that a network such as Treecovery has a niche within the lumber and woodworking industry. “Retraining people to buy wood this way, with anticipation, has been tough,” Nygren said. “I’m trying to reach this whole network, from buyers to suppliers and everyone in between, but buyers are going to be key right now.”

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hen Becky and Larry Raney were looking for the perfect spot to open a print and copy shop in 1992, they settled on a blue two-story house in the industrial outskirts of Bellingham. It was an out-of-the-way location for a printing business, but over the next two decades the store thrived, expanding into an all-out marketing and branding center. “We didn’t need to be downtown,” Becky Raney said. “Location doesn’t matter when you’re running around making deliveries.” Print & Copy Factory, at 4055 Irongate Road, celebrates its 20th anniversary in March. The Raneys have grown the company from a small producer of books, business cards, letterhead and customized forms into a multifaceted firm also providing an array of marketing and consultation services including brand-identity development, logo design and website creation.

Print & Copy designers have worked with a variety of local businesses and nonprofits. Recently, they’ve built websites for the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, the Ryan Stiles Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce. Larry Raney said a major element of their success was their strategy to cater to business owners in need of marketing know-how, particularly owners just getting on their feet. “Our main mission was to take care of business start-ups,” he said. “We saw that if we could establish that relationship, there would be a lot of return business.” Another component was figuring out how to meet the shifting needs of their customers. Becky Raney said she would see people struggling to find unique marketing strategies for their businesses. As a graphic designer, she didn’t like the idea of Print & Copy being relegated to producing stock-designed business cards and marketing materials. She wanted to create strong connections with clients and


Print & Copy Factory’s 20th anniversary open house is 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at 4055 Irongate Road, Bellingham The event will be catered by Avenue Bread and Carol’s Cake Design, with drinks from Willow Tree Vineyards and the O’Raney Beer Masters, and music by Sunset Music DJ. Door prize drawings will be held. put more personality into products and services. The shop also needed to stay relevant in an industry that faced substantial change from the internet and innovations in home computer software. They began offering marketing seminars, building websites and offering a broader range of services. Gradually, Print & Copy turned its main focus from production to a more holistic sense of marketing. “In the process of us doing that, we realized our business was changing, and we didn’t really change, we just sort of morphed into it,” Becky Raney said. When the shop first opened, the Raneys lived in a small area on the second floor.

However, after their first year in operation, it was clear they would have to move out to make room for the expanding company. In 1997, they added a 6,000-square-foot section onto the original house to make space for offices, meeting rooms and a workshop.

Adapting to digital times Today, although Print & Copy sits on a blue-collar block alongside auto repair garages and machine shops, it lives in a digital world. Krystal Patterson Garcia, the store’s production manager, has been with the company since November 1999. When she first joined the staff, she said they would sometimes get only one email a day. Now, they handle virtually all communication with clients through the electronic medium. “The work has definitely moved way more toward the digital in the past decade,” Patterson Garcia said. Phillip Folres, a graphic designer who’s worked at Print & Copy for about three and a half years, said with the design



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PRINTING | FROM 8 industry’s high-tech shift, melding traditional techniques with new and innovative ones is easier than ever before. “We still have the power of our minds to conceptualize, but with the computer it’s just grown by leaps and bounds,” he said. Larry Raney said the staff has always seized the new opportunities technology breakthroughs made possible. They began building websites when the internet was still in its primal stage. Keeping up with new products and tools has helped the store increase its output and expand its services, he said. Printing work that used to take an entire week on the press can now be done in a day. Adapting to innovation in your industry is key to maintaining a successful company, Becky Raney said. “You can’t resist technology,” she said. “It’s going to happen with you or without you.”

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Electrical journeymen, apprentices are learning to power the future By Evan Marczynski


earing the end of his five-year electrician apprenticeship program, Josh Tate knows that to survive as an electrical worker in the 21st century, he’ll have to think solar. “It will be a necessity,” Tate said. “Once it gets there, I hope to have my foot in the door.” Tate, who lives in Bellingham, is one of 222 apprentices learning trade skills from the Northwest Washington Electrical Industry Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. More than 60 of the apprentices at the committee’s training facility, located at 306 Anderson Road in Mount Vernon, are from Whatcom County. The committee is a nonprofit labormanagement training program established by the Local Union No. 191 of the Interna-

tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Cascade Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. It provides training for journeymen, apprentices and others in the electrical industry. In February, the committee finished construction on a solar carport equipped with a pair of electric-vehicle charging stations. Josh Gau, an instructor at the facility, said the carport helps his students see an application of solar power and other alternative energy sources firsthand. “They get to see how it actually functions,” Gau said. “You kind of see the end result first.” Tate decided to become an apprentice after he married and realized life would be easier if he had a solid, highpaying job. Journeymen can earn up to $40 an hour, according to the committee. His grandfather had been an electrician, and Tate said he liked the idea of a career building and fixing things, rather than one

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he facility’s carport, which was built in its front parking lot, can charge two electric vehicles at the same time. The charging stations were manufactured by the California company Coulomb Technologies, a leading producer of electric vehicle products. Drivers pay $1 for each hour of charging time, with a $2 minimum charge each visit. The stations can provide two levels of output: one charges at 120 volts, roughly equivalent to a standard electrical outlet, while the other puts out 240. A 2012 Chevrolet Volt, one of the more recent electric cars on the market, can fully charge a depleted battery after about 3-4 hours at 240 volts, according to Roy Mureno, a salesperson at the Blade Chevrolet dealership in Mount Vernon. The slanted roof of the carport is constructed out of 20 clouded glass solar modules designed by Silicon Energy, based in Marysville. The structure, which can produce up to 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, will supply power to the training facility and can also channel surplus energy into the local power grid. Silicon Energy was the state’s first certified producer of photovoltaic systems, used to convert sun rays into usable energy. The company’s Cascade photovoltaic system is pioneering a new shift in the design of solar modules; one that values safety, stability and design aesthetic over thrift. Silicon’s president and CEO Gary Shaver said the current trend in the solar world is for producers to create modules that are cheap. This has led to companies rolling

out products nearly indistinguishable from one another, he said. It has also lulled buyers into complacency over selecting the best solar panels to install on their homes or businesses, Shaver said. People need to research products beforehand, he said, not just buy whatever is cheap. “We really need to make sure the products going into the market are durable and safe,” Shaver said. “For people who are thinking solar, they should ask questions.” Shaver said the carport’s combination of solar energy and electric vehicle charging serves as a prime example of the benefits of alternative energy sources. “When you make that connection, the economic arguments are just fantastic,” he said. “I think it demonstrates that very nice. “We were thrilled when [the training committee] said they wanted to do something like that. It really demonstrates the future.” Fueled by federal incentives and low-cost manufacturing, the U.S. solar industry has grown dramatically over the last decade. In 2001, fewer than 100,000 solar modules shipped from American producers, according to a January 2012 report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In 2010, that number was more than 2.5 million. Bradt said it’s fascinating to see how fast the new technology is taking hold. “I think overall, it’s an exciting time,” he said. “For me, it finally feels like the future’s here.”

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The meetings guru discusses the highs and lows of technology in the workplace By Evan Marczynski


s mobile-device manufacturers race to outdo each other, speaker and consultant Corbin Ball is on a mission to guide tech-wary businesses through the rough rapids of conducting meetings in a futuristic world. Ball, who runs the consulting firm Corbin Ball Associates in Bellingham, was recently named as one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” for the fifth year in a row by Successful Meetings magazine. For more than two decades, he has led international technology meetings and written prolifically on high-tech topics. We asked Ball for tips on how small-business owners can test the waters of social media and encourage their staffs to keep up with innovation. BBJ: What are common pitfalls business owners find themselves in while trying to implement more technology use in the workplace? Corbin Ball: One of the biggest pitfalls is having unrealistic expectations about technology. The web, software, mobile devices, social media, etc., are tools, means to an end rather than being the ends themselves. The first step in making a significant technology purchase or investment is to consider what you want the product to do and how you will measure the ROI. A related challenge is that the rate of technology change is increasing exponentially, and we have almost an unlimited supply of choices. The question is how sort out the best products/systems from the blizzard of options. This is where web resources, consultants and peers can help. On the positive side, the cost of software development and distribution is plummeting. What once took a team of developers months and hundreds of thousands of dollars to accomplish can now almost be done by a gifted teenager over the weekend in his or her bedroom. Consequently, there is a plethora of free or very low cost web

and mobile tools emerging to assist businesses be more productive. From the end-user’s perspective, technology is getting faster, cheaper and easier to use all the time. The biggest barrier is no longer price or ease of use. Increasingly, the biggest barrier to technology adoption rests between our ears—mindset and resistance to change. BBJ: What’s the best way managers can ease their staffs into using mobile devices for business if their employees don’t know an iPad from a smartphone? Ball: The good news is that mobile phone and tablets (specifically the iPhone and iPad) are becoming easy enough that your “grandmother can use them.” They are intuitive and simple to manage. The major barrier is the natural human resistance to change.

Strive to have tech-support persons in the office. This doesn’t have to be a full-time geek, but simply someone that understands technology, is enthusiastic about it and is willing to share in plain English. With the accelerating rate of technology change, openness and enthusiasm for technology is a key characteristic that I recommend looking for when hiring just about any position. BBJ: Does the increasing use of mobile devices in business provide more ways for people to get distracted from interacting face-toface? Do you think technology will eventually replace handshakes and elevator speeches? Ball: Humans are social. We like to get together. Service industries in particular tend to be relationshipbased, and face-to-face

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ogy, we will soon have the ability to converse in real time with anyone in any language on the planet. The Star Trek “Universal Translator” will become a reality. is already converting signs and menus from Spanish to English and back using an iPhone with no Internet connection needed. This technology will continue to advance and will be very helpful with my international travels. I also would like to see the intuitiveness and ease of use of the iPad/iPhone applied to televisions/home theaters. The multiple remote controls and clunky TV/DVR menus have much room for improvement.

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A roundup of business and nonprofit activity Port begins construction on third Bellwether building The Port of Bellingham has begun work on a third office building in its Bellwether on the Bay development. The two-floor, 10,000-square-foot building will be located next to the Anthony’s at Squalicum Harbor restaurant. The building is being constructed by private developer Bellwether Gate LLC,


owned by Dave Ebenal. “It is great to see continued development in our Bellwether project during these difficult economic times,” Port Commission President Scott Walker said, in a Feb. 1 press release. “Our public/private partnership with Bellwether Gate is an excellent example of how we can develop our waterfront.” Wells Fargo & Co. will be the anchor tenant for the new building. There are

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about 40 businesses operating in the development, employing more that 725 people, according to the port. Bellwether Gate LLC is scheduled to begin construction on a fourth building in 2013, which will be the final building in the development. “We are pleased to be building a third project in the very successful Bellwether on the Bay development,” Ebenal said. “We value our partnership with the Port of Bellingham.”

New film highlights Whatcom family farms at risk The Resilience Institute at Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment has released a two-anda-half minute film titled “Our Farms are

Registration is now open for the Sustainable Connections’ 8th annual Future of Business Conference on April 26-27 in Bellingham. The theme, “Strategies for Success in 2012” will feature the best of the Pacific Northwest’s innovative business owners, change-makers and environmental leaders. The conference kicks off April 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Whatcom Museum Old City Hall with registration, “Localicious,” a mingling and tasting event featuring local food and beverage businesses, and the opening keynote speaker, Jason McLennan, CEO of Cascadia Green Building Council. The conference will continue on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Whatcom Community College’s Syre Student Center with more keynote speakers, breakout sessions, a delicious local lunch and networking opportunities. New this year, the conference will also offer a “relaxation room” for a quick pick-me-up between sessions, provided by local healing arts practitioners. “This conference is a value packed evening and day connecting with fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders exploring the latest and most innovative approaches and practices for a lean and thriving business,” Mariah Ross, Sustainable Connections’ sustainable business development manager, said in a release. “Join us for inspiration and hands on tools for a thriving business at the best business conference in northwest Washington.” As the demands for economic, social and environmental responsibility are increasing daily, the Future of Business Conference gives local businesses access to experts and tools to meet the challenges of today’s economy and bring their businesses to the next level, conference organizers say. The Future of Business is “the premier annual forum for local organizations to share best practices that benefit the greater community, the environment and the bottom line.” Additional speakers include Kimberly Harris, president and CEO of Puget Sound Energy; Jason Onysko, founder and CEO of Pangea Organics; Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville; and Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws, among others. “I’m always surprised at the tools I walk out with, ideas I didn’t expect, conversations I didn’t expect, that open doors and understanding of better ways to move forward today, and tomorrow,” Rodd Pemble, recycling manager at Sanitary Service Company, said of the conference. Registration includes admission to Thursday’s opening reception, the Friday conference, lunch and networking time with the best local business owners in Whatcom County. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Registration is open now at Brown Paper Tickets with Early Bird and Sustainable Connections member rates; admission ranges from $49-$159. Call Mariah Ross, (360) 647-7093 or see

at Risk,” which details key threats to local family farms. The two-and-a-half-minute film was made by Bellingham’s Hand Crank Films. It recently won a prestigious ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation in the category of best interactive web videos. The film features local farmers Dorie Belisle of BelleWood Acres, Larry Stap of Twin Brook Creamery, Debbie VanderVeen of Veen Huizen Farms and Troy Lenssen of Lenssen Dairy. “We made this video to tell a moving story about the loss of farmland and what it means for rural communities,” Gigi Berardi, director of the institute’s Resilient Farms Project and a professor of Environmental Studies at Western, said in a Feb. 23 press release.

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Design studio moves to new downtown Bellingham location Angela Harrasser Design Studio has relocated to 1221 Railroad Ave., in downtown Bellingham. Harrasser has more than 20 years of design experience. Angela Harrasser She received two 2010 awards of excellence from the Interior Designers Institute of

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Work of Bellingham artist Todd Edison to go up at Boundary Bay Brewery Throughout March and April, the walls of Boundary Bay Brewery will feature the Northwest-inspired work of Bellingham artist Todd Edison. “We love featuring the work of local artists here at Boundary Bay Brewery,” Janet Lightner, the brewery’s general manager, said in a Feb. 15 press release. “Especially when it’s inspired by this unique little community we’re lucky enough to call home.” Edison has lived in Bellingham for seven years. The city has served as a major muse in his art. Larson Gross has been in its current Bellingham location on Cornwall Avenue since 1993. Although the firm has been able to reclaim some space over the years by adopting a paperless mode of operation, the revamped space hasn’t kept up with the number of new team members added to meet client demand. “I want to acknowledge and thank our many outstanding clients for helping us achieve a level of success that has us outgrowing our existing Bellingham office,” Tjoelker said. “We are extremely honored that so many businesses and individuals place their trust in us.” Larson Gross plans to relocate its Bellingham office to 2211 Rimland Drive, Suite 401, this summer and is working with Barkley Co. to complete the tenant improvements necessary to prepare the space. Information:

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Whatcom DRC raises more than $1K at Scrabble tourney The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center raised more than $1,000 toward its programs and services at its third annual Compete for a Cause Scrabble Tournament on Feb. 4. Hannah Fenske of Kirkland took home the championship in a daylong tournament with about 50 participants. Fenske defeated two-time former champion Elizabeth Hart, according to a Feb. 8 press release. Other top players included Sherry Jubilo, Ronna Biggs, Matt Hoogestraat, Andrew Compain and John Rozeboom. The tournament was held at The Leopold in downtown Bellingham. The nonprofit center provides education and training on peaceful conflict resolution. Its trained mediators help community members resolve disputes in fair ways.

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Business Licenses

The following business licenses are from the city of Bellingham: Unknown Board Shop, Jason W. Turner, 105 Grand Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 18. Tradewinds Capital Management, Tradewinds Capital Management, 12 Bellwether Way #201, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 18. Tower Electric, David M. Vargas, 2212 Vining St., Bellingham, WA 98229. Filed Jan. 19. SeaBreeze Coffee House, SeaBreeze Coffee House LLC, 21 Bellwether Way #101, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 19. teagan & bailey, Amy M. Berreth, 4017 Silver Beach Ave., Bellingham, WA 98226. Filed Jan. 19. Sound Vocational Services, Sound Vocational Services Inc., 1313 E. Maple St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 19. Menchie’s Lakeway Center, Penneycandy Inc., 1070 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham, WA 98229. Filed Jan. 20. other bird, Lauren E. Williams, 2633 Halverstick Rd. #1, Lynden, WA 98264. Filed Jan. 20. Get it Done!, Pamela H. Cushing, 2832 Pullman St., Bellingham, WA 98226. Filed Jan. 20. Chelle Beautiful Face Painting, Rochelle M. Walden, 1007 High St. #301, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 20. Hormel Foods Sales, Hormel Foods Sales LLC, 1 Hormel Place, Austin, TX 55912. Filed Jan. 23. RCA Home Inspections, RCA Home Inspections LLC, 27 Grand View Lane, Bellingham, WA 98229. Filed Jan. 23. Northwest College Search, Nola Healy Lynch, 2112 36th St., Bellingham, WA 98229. Filed Jan. 23. Jennifer M. Gronholt PsyD, Jennifer M Gronholt, 2110 Iron St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 23. ABM Health, ABM Health Inc., 2310 130th Ave. NE #200, Bellevue, WA 98005. Filed Jan. 23. Somatic Integrity, Somatic Integrity LLC, 1101 N. State St. #201, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 23. Fresh Start Fitness Training, Fresh Start Fitness Training, 7 Thunder Peak Way, Bellingham, WA 98229. Filed Jan. 23. Lisa J. Strong, Lisa J. Strong, 2909 Lorraine Ellis Court, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 23. John R. Tuttle Engineering & Management, John R. Tuttle Engineering & Management, 12297 Bayhill Drive, Burlington, WA 98233. Filed Jan. 24. R & K Foods, R & K Foods Inc., 520 S. Massachusetts St ., Seattle, WA 98134. Filed Jan. 24. Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis & Brown, Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis & Brown, 1301 10th St. #104, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 30. Woodland Star Baby, Laura C. Sky, 2306 Larrabee Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 24. Blue Sky Property Services, Blue Sky Property Services LLC, 7037 Yukon Way, Ferndale, WA 98248. Filed Jan. 24. Robert Brinn Consulting, Robert L Brinn, 2811 Pullman St., Bellingham, WA 98226. Filed Jan. 24. Carol B. Arvin, Carol B. Arvin, 203 W. Holly St. #321, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 24. Sculpture Northwest, 1421 Cornwall Ave. #B, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 25. Fish N Stuff, Joelle M. Peters, 840 Marine Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 25. West Valley Construction, Jesse L. Vermillion, 7044 41st Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Filed Jan. 26. CJ Lighting Solutions, CJ Electrical Supply & Service, 21817 88th Place S, Kent, WA 98031. Filed Jan. 26. Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis & Brown, Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis & Brown, 1301 10th St. #104, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 30. Doyon Project Services, Doyon Project Services LLC, 33810 Weyerhauser Way S #100, Federal Way, WA 98001. Filed Jan. 31.

Liquor Licenses

New Applications Poor Siamese Cafe, Simon, Pimpawan; Simon, Terry; Glitsch, Kamraiyok; Glitsch, David; Simon, David applied to sell beer/wine at 1213 DuPont St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Feb. 23 Haggen Foods #43, Haggen Inc., applied to sell

spirits and offer tastings at 210 36th St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Feb. 22. Fairhaven Market #25, Haggen Inc., applied to sell spirits and offer beer/wine tastings at 1401 12th St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Feb. 22. Haggen Foods #53, Haggen Inc., applied to sell spirits and offer beer/wine tastings at 2900 Woburn, Bellingham, WA 98226. Filed Feb. 21. Haggen Food & Pharmacy #163, Haggen Inc., applied to sell spirits and offer beer/wine tastings at 1815 Main St., Ferndale, WA 98248. Filed Feb. 21. Haggen Foods #11, Haggen Inc., applied to sell spirits and offer beer/wine tastings at 2814 Meridian St., Bellingham WA 98225 Albertson’s #416, New Albertson’s Inc., applied to sell spirits at 1650 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Feb. 17 Point Roberts’ Marketplace, D&S Enterprises NW LLC; Darrel E. and Sherilyn Skiles applied to sell beer/ wine/spirits at 480 Tyee Dr. Point Roberts, WA 98281. Filed Feb. 16. Sunset Cost Cutter #448, The Markets, LLC; Erik B. Foker applied to sell spirits and offer beer/wine tastings at 1733 H St. #100, Blaine, WA 98230. Filed Feb. 15. The Fair Food Pavilion, The Markets LLC, Eric B. Foker applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 8130 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264. Filed Feb. 15. The Market at Lakeway, The Markets, LLC, Eric B. Foker applied to sell spirits and offer beer/wine tastings at 1030 Lakeway Dr. Bellingham, WA 98229. Filed Feb. 15. Everson Red Apple #43, The Markets, LLC, Eric B. Foker applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 210 Main St. E, Everson, WA 98247. Filed Feb. 15. Bellingham Cost Cutter #67, The Markets, LLC, Eric B. Foker applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 4131 Guide Meridian Rd., Bellingham, WA. Filed Feb. 15. The Markets, The Markets, LLC, Eric B. Foker applied to sell spirits and offer beer/wine tastings at 8135 Birch Bay Square St., Blaine, WA 98230. Filed Feb. 15. Ferndale Cost Cutter #453, The Markets, LLC, Eric B. Foker applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 1750 Labounty Dr., Ferndale, WA 98248. Filed Feb. 14. The Everson Liquor Store, HKVA Sales LLC, Harold K. and Karen A. Van Alsburg applied to sell spirits at 103 W. Main St. 1B, Everson, WA 98247. FIled Feb. 9. Safeway Store #1930, Safeway, Inc., applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 8071 Guide Meridian Rd. #101, Lynden, WA 98264. Filed Feb. 8. Contract Liquor Store #570, Patricia and Ronald D. Fleming applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 610 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264. Filed Feb. 3. Deal Only Northwest, Mason Scout, Corp., John N. Thurman applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 2331 James St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Feb. 1. Contract Liquor Store #672, Cynthia S. and Leonard E., Jr., Bjornstad applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 7785 Silver Lake Rd., Maple Falls, WA 98226. Filed Feb. 1. Bellewood Distilling, Bellewood Acres, Inc., John and Dorene Belisle, applied to be a craft distillery at 6140 Guide Meridian Dr., Lynden, WA 98264. Filed Feb. 1. Costco Wholesale #19, Costco Wholesale Corp., applied to sell beer/wine/spirits at 4299 Guide Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 31. Luxe Thai Cuisine, Thong Tan Corp, Suphaphorn and Siriporn Nuntalogawithoon applied to serve beer/wine at 5685 3rd Ave., Ferndale, WA 98248. Filed Jan. 31. Real McCoy Teas, Real McCoy Teas LLC, John C. McCoy applied to brew and serve beer at 1155 N. State St., Ste 603, Bellingham, WA 98225. Filed Jan. 31. RECENTLY APPROVED The Reserve Restaurant Lounge at 115 E Homestead Blvd., Lynden, WA 98264 was approved to be a direct shipment receiver. Approved Feb. 23. Midway Chevron at 6905 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264 was approved to sell beer/wine. Approved Feb. 10. Jeckyl & Hyde BBQ & Deli at 794 Kentucky St. Bellingham, WA was approved for a snack bar. Approved Feb. 9. Elizabeth Station at 1400 W. Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225 was approved to be a direct shipment receiver. Approved Feb. 8. Kulshan Brewery at 2238 James St., Bellingham,

WA approved to be a microbrewery. Approved Feb. 7. Java Run at 6905 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264 approved to sell beer/wine. Approved Feb. 3. El Albanil at 3619 Byron St., Bellingham, WA 98225 was approved to serve spirits/beer/wine. Approved Jan. 31. La Patisserie Cafe and Bistro at 3098 Northwest Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225 was approved to be a direct shipment receiver. Approved Jan. 31. Smoke Hut at 4220 Meridian St., Ste. B, Bellingham, WA 98226 was approved to sell beer/ wine. Approved Jan. 31. DISCONTINUED The Market at Fairhaven at 3125 Old Fairhaven Pky., Bellingham, WA 98225 was discontinued as a direct shipment receiver. Discontinued Feb. 25. Bandito’s Burritos at 120 W. Holly St., Bellingham, WA 98225 was discontinued as a beer/wine server. Discontinued Feb. 21. T.J.’s Restaurant at 469 Tyee Dr., Point Roberts, WA 98281 was discontinued as a server of beer/wine/ spirits. Discontinued Feb. 21. Kwik Stop Market at 1400 Holly St. W, Bellingham, WA 98225 was discontinued as a retailer of beer/wine. Discontinued Feb. 14.

Building Permits

The following recent building permit activity includes permits for commercial projects in Bellingham valued at $10,000 or more. Accepted 3213 Newmarket St., $688,576 for new singlestory commercial shell building. Applicant: Barkley Company. Contractor: Dawson Construction, Inc. Filed Jan. 26. 105 E. Holly St., $20,000 to finish space for new retail. Filed Feb. 3. 1115 Railroad Ave., $15,000 for new distillery. Filed Feb. 3. 147 W. Kellogg Rd., $35,000 to expand dental office into adjacent tenant space. Tenant: Cordata Family Dentistry. Contractor: W.R. Hanson Inc. Filed Feb. 3. 1530 N. State St., $12,000 for racking system for tire storage in existing Firestone Auto Care store. Applicant: Casco. Filed Feb. 3. 600 E. Holly St., $20,000 to relocate ATM and nightdeposit box along sidewalk. Contractor: Pearson Construction Corp. Filed Feb. 7. 450 W. Horton Road, $88,000 to remodel existing warehouse space for new tenant to include engineering officers, electronics testing and storage areas. Applicant: Blue Sea Systems. Filed Feb. 7. 12 Bellewether Way 240, $10,000 for interior office remodel. Applicant and Contractor: Terpsma Construction. Filed Feb. 8. 2435 Strider Lane 105, $60,000 for tenant improvement: existing unfinished space to become office, shop and storage area. Filed Feb. 9. 516 High St., $3.8 million to modify Mathes Hall to facilitate installation of fire alarm and sprinkler systems, construct generator enclosure and improve stair guardrails. Owner: Western Washington University. Applicant: King Architecture. Filed Feb. 9. 23 Bellwether Way 201, $293,750 to finish entire 2nd floor suite of offices for financial services company. Filed Feb. 10. 208 W. Holly St., $35,000 to expand existing bar/ tavern into adjacent service areas with tenant space to increase dance floor and occupant load. Owner: Wild Buffalo. Filed Feb. 10. 1 Bellis Fair Parkway 112, $165,000 for tenant improvement of existing retail space, includes doors, partitions, ceiling and fixtures. No change in occupancy type. Applicant: Permit Resources. Tenant: Crazy 8. Filed Feb. 13. 516 High St., $450,000 for commercial alterations: re-roof, add attic insulation, seismic improvements and abatement of hazardous materials. Owner and Applicant: Western Washington Univ. Filed Feb. 13. 2211 Rimland Drive 402, $590,550 to separate new tenant space from 4th floor for offices. Applicant: Barkley Company. Filed Feb. 15. 2211 Rimland Drive 124, $12,875 to demolish hallways and build new hallways and offices. Applicant: Barkley Company. Filed Feb. 15. 2211 Rimland Drive 100, $11,175 to combine two adjacent tenant spaces into suite, revise doorways and build offices. Applicant: Barley Company. Filed Feb. 15. 915 Cornwall Ave., $92,000 for commercial construction of 16x16 storage unit to house two 700-gallon chemical tanks for water treatment. Filed Feb. 15. 3004-3008 Cinema Place, $378,219 for new commercial building, shell only. Applicant: Barkley

March 2012 Lifestyle LLC. Filed Feb. 15. 2211 E. Bakerview Road, $31,000 to construct new pre-engineered truss arch fabric-convered building. Filed Feb. 15. Issued 1263 Barkley Blvd. 101, $20,000 to convert coffee shop into Mexican restaurant. Tenant: Taqueria Tecalitlan. Contractor: Ramon Painting. Filed Jan. 25. 700 Chuckanut Drive N., $15,000 to install flush mount rooftop solar system. Applicant and Contractor: Western Solar Inc. Filed Jan. 30. 1155 N. State St., $55,000 to replace 12 rooftop antennas on existing antenna frameworks. Applicant: Verizon Wireless. Contractor: Legacy Telecommunications Inc. Filed Feb. 1. 3002 Old Fairhaven Parkway, $15,000 for foundation and anchorage for vertical 1,000-gallon propane fueling tank. Applicant and Contractor: Ferralgas LP. Filed Feb. 3. 4299 Meridian St., $70,651 to remodel public women’s restroom facility. Contractor: Interstate Construction Group. Tenant: Costco. Filed Feb. 3. 3935 Iron Gate Road. $97,000 for construction of offices, restrooms and break room. Applicant and Contractor: Franklin Corporation. Tenant: Motion Industries. Filed Feb. 3. 1600 F St., $25,000 to relocate reception area and provide X-ray room, extend exterior ramp, replace window with door. Contractor: Driven Construction. Filed Feb. 3. 23 Bellwether Way, $1,160,544 for new two-story office building above existing concrete parking garage. Applicant: Grinstad & Wagner Architects. Contractor: Ebenal General Special Projects Inc. Filed Feb. 3. 2435 Strider Lane 103, $157, 308 for tenant improvements. Tenant: El Tapatio. Contractor: Azteca Construction. Filed Feb. 6. 1 Bellis Fair Parkway 104, $200,000 to remodel space 104 for new Rue 21 retail clothing store. Applicant: Cortland Morgan. Tenant: Rue 21. Contractor: Premier Builders. Filed Feb. 6. 1 Bellis Fair Parkway 418, $175,000 to remodel existing retail space into shoe sales and associated stockroom. Applicant: Pleger Henry Architecture. Tenant: VFC Corporation (Vans Shoes). Contractor: Hardesty & Associates Inc. Filed Feb. 6. Western Washington University, 516 High St., $30, 996 for unheated pole building for Outback Farm near Fairhaven College. Filed Feb. 6. 102 Highland Drive, $40,000 to remodel interior of religious center, convert upper floor to residential use. Applicant and contractor: Danny Finklestein Construction & Design. Filed Feb. 7. 119 W. Chestnut St., $2.2 million for remodel of existing commercial building and addition of stories with new commercial and residential units. Contractor: Wellman & Zuck Construction, LLC. Filed Feb. 8. 3927 Northwest Ave., $10,000 for three internallyilluminated signs: one free-standing monument type and two wall-mounted. Applicant and contractor: Signs Plus Inc. Tenant: Labels Consignment Store. Filed Feb. 9. 909 Squalicum Way 111. $12,000 for nonbearing office walls within suite 111. Filed Feb. 10.


Chapter 7 Pamela J. Hullum, 12-10936-KAO, filed Feb. 1. Molly C. Ortman, 12-10962-KAO, filed Feb. 2. James J. and Linda M. Phillips, case no. 12-11027KAO, filed Feb. 3. Simon B. and Kimberly S. Rivas, case no. 12-11040-KAO, filed Feb. 3. Malcolm S. Lower, 12-11129-KAO, filed Feb. 8. Eva E. Willett, case no. 12-11137-KAO, filed Feb. 8. Matthew S. and Jennifer D. Marsh, case no. 12-11139-KAO, filed Feb. 8. Kent D. and Heidi Powell, case no. 12-11140-KAO, filed Feb. 8. Charles A. Beaman and Sylvia H. KyburzBeaman, case no. 12-11150-KAO, filed Feb. 8. Joshua A. and Kara L. Soles, case no. 12-11152, filed Feb. 8. Dana J. and Zoya D. Hoggarth, case no. 12-11153KAO, filed Feb. 8. Cynthia L. Wagner, 12-11170-KAO, filed Feb. 9. Vladimir and Galina Galle, 12-11181-KAO, filed Feb. 9. Elnora E. Baltzell and Ronald J. Heer, case no. 12-11244-KAO, filed Feb. 10. Richard A. and Ann M. Johnson, case no. 12-11247KAO, filed Feb. 10. Irene E. Olson, 12-11326-KAO, filed Feb. 13.

Yelena S. Kravchenko, case no. 12-11328-KAO, filed Feb. 13. Michael J. Manwell, 12-11345-KAO, filed Feb. 14. Rebecca A. Cordice, 12-11359-KAO, filed Feb. 14. Cecila M. Mueller, 12-11372-KAO, filed Feb. 14. Curtis R. and Erica M. Chapin, case no. 12-11428KAO, filed Feb. 15. Brenda D. Gray, 12-11449-KAO, filed Feb. 16. Juan C. Morales and Virginia B. Villa, case no. 12-11484-KAO, filed Feb. 16. Robert D. and Cynthia M. Mordhorst, case no. 12-11485-KAO, filed Feb. 16. Brittney L. Smith, 12-11505-KAO, filed Feb. 16. D. Dianne Smith, 12-11506-KAO, filed Feb. 16. Kevin M. Snow, 12-11506-KAO, filed Feb. 17. Lisa M. Root, case no. 12-11534-KAO, filed Feb. 17. John A. Maurer, 12-11550-KAO, filed Feb. 17. Joseph A. and Cheryl J. De Paulo, case no. 12-11604-KAO, filed Feb. 20. Andrea L. Frakes, 12-11607-KAO, filed Feb. 20. Camera A., Sr., and Mary K. Somerville, case no. 12-11616-KAO, filed Feb. 21. Fred R. Nason, 12-11618-KAO, filed Feb. 21. Brenda D. Finkbonner, case no. 12-11656-KAO, filed Feb. 21. Frank A., Jr., and Sherri A. Coe, case no. 12-11712KAO, filed Feb. 22. Dan R. and Wendi K. Johnson, case no. 12-11745KAO, filed Feb. 23. Stephanie L. Williams, case no. 12-11749-KAO, filed Feb. 23. Bret D. Olsen and Marie T. Matteson, case no. 12-11757-KAO, filed Feb. 23. Thomas S. Loeffler, 12-11867-KAO, filed Feb. 27. Jai L. and Bradley M. Ginn, Sr., case no. 12-11877KAO, filed Feb. 27. (NO CHAPTER 11 FILINGS REPORTED)

Tax Liens

James Ryan Wuihun Ho, $65,234.91 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 18. Deltatok Green Inc., $5,341.51 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 18. Kirk Brumbelow, $58,982.33 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 19. Hagens Faster Freight LLC, $9,701.22 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 19. Pete Feenstra, $25,609.27 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 20. Pete & Risa A. Feenstra, $2,720.96 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 20. Nizar R. & Nazira Makan, $63,129.82 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 24. David A. & Betty J. McMaster, $10,932.64 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 24. Bellingham Sumas Stages Inc., $11,224.36 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 25. Craig W. & Deborah L. Dexter, $17,236.37 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 26. Ronald Barnett, $10,878.45 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 26. Downtown Bobs LLC, $41,928.80 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 30. Terry E. Bell, $110,054.25 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 30. Wendy S. Takano, $150,068.50 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 30. Wendy S. Takano, $32,449.16 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 30. Darryl Jay Vandehoef, $187,156.77 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Jan. 31. Industrial Services Inc., $16,214.78 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 1. Jeffrey L. Redington, $22,333.90 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 2. Jeffrey L. & Elizabeth A. Redington, $11,526.81 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 2. Cascade Ambulance Service Inc., $24,044.51 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 2. Cynthia Colinares, $218,014.75 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Darryl W. Chen & Linh T. Vu, $140,650.50 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Dee R. Inman, $16,614.92 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Vivian Leigh White, $22,068.48 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 6.

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DATA | FROM 18 Vivian Leigh White, $32,680.91 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 6. Justin Byron, $104,324.27 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 7. Robert Christoffer, La Cantina, $12,782.41 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 7. Crazy Bobs LLC, $15,541.01 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 8. Michael A. & Lori C. Nichols, $40,818.24 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 9. Kandi R. Roberts, $130,525.13 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 9. Clifford M. & Darla G. Running, $64,598.62 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 9. William E. & Julia L. Findley, $23,909.79 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 14. Blue Sky Web Solutions LLC, $12,275.17 in unpaid IRS taxes. Filed Feb. 14.


Jose J. Cervantes, $1,322.68 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Jan. 30. Steve Anderson Construction Inc., $2,965.16 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 1. Jesse L. Davis, $302.85 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Patrick C. Knowles, $270.04 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits Filed Jan. 31. Sara J. Kiefer, $287.20 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Flecia A. Dilorenzo, $208.82 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Palma Mario, $331.88 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Fiscus Taylor, $466.67 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Daniel T. Kuyek, $876 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Bernardo S. Collado, $591.17 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Dean M. Conely, $673.45 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Mary E. Haycox, $768,28 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Leroy E. Heller, $2,308.44 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Jessie L. Longnecker, $4,225.41 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31.

19 Hope R. Klemann, $644.94 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Cedric D. Alford, $560.22 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Lewis W. Bernier, $866.40 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Nicholas R. Milhoan, $546.21 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Ryan C. Gilberd, $1,867 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Brady J. Miller, $843.40 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Melinda R. Schreid, $1,064.33 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Jaelean N. Jefferson, $3,742.30 in overpaid Dept. of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Robert L. McMurtry Jr., $2,496.30 in overpaid Dept. of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Kincade C. Gerard, $1,723.56 in overpaid Dept. of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Matthew A. Reinke, $6,533.80 in overpaid Dept. of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Justin Ritter, $8,865.04 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Kyle K. Strode, $5,061.12 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Gary E. Williams, $6,221.50 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Piers W. Thalacker, $2,327.62 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. James W. Fox, $2,728 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Mike D. Tagliareni, $3,035.25 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Michael J. Vanfleet, $931.98 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Regina R. Trevino, $596.20 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Michael A. Cavanaugh, $2,975.50 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Detrick D. Hearn, $6,303.58 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Terence C. Gautreaux, $1,446.39 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Aaron J. McFall, $3,359.33 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Jan. 31. Milts Pizza Place LLC, $1,422.60 in unpaid

Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 1. Pegasus Transportation Inc., $3,855.39 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 1. John Drue Dickinson, $683.73 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 1. Ad Ventures Publishing Inc., $85 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Bonner Electric Inc., $90 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Martin K. Coesens, $1,698.47 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Swans Moving $ Storage Inc, $110 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Prodekx LLC, $85 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Kupa Eagle Trucking LLC, $3,361.10 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Susan M. Cantwell, $240.61 in overpaid Department of Labor & Industries benefits. Filed Feb. 3. Nikkos Greek & Italian Restaurant, $1,587.38 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 3. Cynthia A. Brewer, $1,381.26 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 6. Jeremy S. and Ashley P. Glover, $161.93 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 8. Pacific Northwest Karate LLC, $4,122.99 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 8. Kenneth D. and Evelyn Crawford, $876.65 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 8. Robert Eugene Reimer, $428.29 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 10. Haines Tree & Spray Service Inc., $10,368.40 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 14. Halldorson Homes Inc., $7,283.26 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 14. JMJP Pizza LLC, $4,224.61 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Bellingham Whatcom Radiator, $2,922.47 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Doeden Enterprises LLC, $1,272.51 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Janet M. Zaddack, $565.57 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Lona Lea Stafford, $1,219.35 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Muscle Marketing USA Inc., $619.42 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Christina Theresa Abundis, $180.29 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Kevin Jmes Conzo & Errin Kimiko Hull, $282.01

in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Geleynse Inc., $1,353.48 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. BJT Holdings Inc., $1,049.62 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. La Vie En Rose Bellingham LLC, $1,110.67 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Maria Lissette Hall, $1,458.72 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Platunim Builders Inc., $10, 621.03 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. International Composite Design LLC, $12,224.76 in unpaid Dept. of Labor & Ind. taxes. Filed Feb. 15. CPSL Corporation, $120.29 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. BR Crew Inc., $394.32 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Remove My Junk LLC, $1,452.85 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 15. Downtown Bobs LLC, $12,094.27 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 16. Quality Trailers LLC, $3,610.74 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 16. D & R Services Inc., $1,040 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 16. Leo Quality LLC, $1,040 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 16. Robert Shawn Harper, $1,040 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 16. Rajvir Singh, $572.45 in unpaid Department of Licensing taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Timothy E. Jackson, $428.48 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Ashley E. Cook, $112.56 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Tina F. Pappas, $236.38 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Jesse L. Davis, $265.34 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Taylor J. Fiscus, $145.80 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Chelsea Jones, $2,534.90 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Andrew J. Freedman, $1,966.10 in unpaid Dept. of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Tung T. Nguyen, $3,870.01 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Stephen C. Ameny, $1,852.93 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Matthew J. Runciman, $9,433.60 in unpaid Dept. of

Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Glen P. Foster, $660.72 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Mary L. Carson, $717.28 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Michael F. Alexander, $1,006.96 in unpaid Dept. of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Kalub Knezek, $1,807.24 in unpaid Department of Employment Security taxes. Filed Feb. 17. Ryan W. Haslip, $2,787.55 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Jason Burke, $627.10 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Carola A. Williams, $15,864.55 in overpaid Dept. of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Robert A. Maik, $2,805.52 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Brad M. Watts, $4,085.71 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Daniel Jansen, $1,288.48 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Brianne T. Sandlin, $13,707.68 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Carrie L. Merrifield, $2,107.21 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Allen W. York, $625.48 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Travis G. Klyn, $1,586.32 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Joseph A. Witt, $3,145.89 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Paul A. Atwell, $1,299.15 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Neel W. Larson, $575.50 in overpaid Department of Employment Security benefits. Filed Feb. 17. Bellingham Whatcom Radiator & Battery Repair, $15,231.74 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 21. Jason St. Charles, $1,127.56 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 21. Erica J. Glattfelder, $347.51 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 22. B & J Professionals Inc., $4,954.01 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 22. John Malvin Healthfield, $149.23 in unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes. Filed Feb. 22. Darin R. & Angela D. Macgillivray, $1,986 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 24. Pegasus Corportation, $3,029.11 in unpaid Department of Revenue taxes. Filed Feb. 24.


March 2012







● Abbott Laboratories ● Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka ● Alcoa Intalco Works ● Allstate Insurance Company ● American Red Cross (Mt. Baker Chapter) ● Anvil Corporation ● ARAMARK ● Arc of Whatcom County ● AT&T Communications ● Attachmate Corporation ● BAI Environmental Services ● Bank of America ● Bank of the Pacific ● Banner Bank ● Barkley Company ● Bay City Financial Services ● Bellingham Automotive ● Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center ● Bellingham Cold Storage ● Bellingham Dental Health Center ● Bellingham Fire Fighters Union Local 106 IAFF ● Bellingham Herald ● Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council ● Bellingham School District ● Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities ● Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce ● Ben Bridge ● Best Buy ● Big Brothers Big Sisters NW ● Birch Equipment Rental & Sales ● Blaine School District ● Boeing Company ● Boeing Employees Community Fund ● Botanical Laboratories ● Boys & Girls Clubs Whatcom County ● BP Alaska ● BP Cherry Point Refinery ● BP Cherry Point Refinery Retirees ● Brigid Collins Family Support Center ● Brinderson Engineers & Constructors ● Brooks Manufacturing Company ● Bruton & Schelberg ● Burlington Northern ● Business Bank ● Caitac USA Corp. ● ● Cargill, Inc. ● Cascade Educational Consultants ● Cascade Natural Gas ● Cascade Radio Group ● Catholic Community Services ● Century Link ● CH2M HILL ● Chase Bank ● City of Bellingham ● City of Blaine ● City of Ferndale ● Columbia Bank ● Combined Federal Campaign ● Comcast ● Comcast Foundation ● ConocoPhillips ● Conterra, Inc. ● Costco ● Courtyard Gardens ● Dawson Construction, Inc. ● Diamond B Constructors ● DIS Corporation ● Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County ● Donette Studio ● Enterprise Rent-A-Car ● Ershigs, Inc. ● Everson Auto Parts ● Federal Express ● FedEx Trade Networks T&B, Inc. ● Ferndale School District ● Fred Meyer ● GaPac Employees FCU ● Gateway Controls, Inc. ● General Electric ● GeoEngineers ● Geotest Services, Inc. ● Goodwill ● Greenbriar Construction Corp. ● Haskell Corporation ● H.D. Fowler Company ● Heath Tecna, Inc. ● Hilton's Shoes ● Hollander Investments ● Homax Products, Inc. ● Horizon Airlines ● HSBC-Household Finance Corp. ● I.B.E.W. Local Union #191 ● I.B.M. Corporation ● Industrial Credit Union ● Intalco Employees Contrib. Club ● Interfaith Community Health Center ● J.C. Penney Co., Inc. ● J.H. Kelly ● Jerry Chambers Chevrolet & Cadillac ● Key Bank ● King & Prince Seafood, Inc. ● KVOS Television ● Ledcor, Ltd. ● Lehigh Northwest Cement ● LFS, Inc. ● Liberty Mutual Insurance ● Lithtex Northwest ● LTI, Inc. ● Lydia Place ● Lynden School District ● Lynden Sheet Metal ● Lynden Tribune ● Macy’s ● Magnaflux ● Materials Testing & Consulting ● Matrix Service Inc. ● Max Higbee Community Rec. Center ● Merck & Co., Inc. ● Meridian School District ● Metcalf, Hodges & Company ● Microsoft Corporation ● Mills Electric, Inc. ● Mistras Group ● Moles Family Services ● Morgan Stanley Dean Witter ● Morse Distribution, Inc. ● Moss Adams LLP ● Mount Baker Rheumatology Center ● Mount Baker School District ● Muljat Group ● Nooksack Valley School District ● North Coast Credit Union ● Northwest Propane Sales Inc. ● Northwest Regional Council ● Northwest Youth Services ● Olsen Auto Body ● Opportunity Council ● PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center ● Peoples Bank ● Port of Bellingham ● Portionables ● PowerTek Electric ● Puget Sound Energy ● Premier Graphics ● Resource Security Services, Inc. ● Safway, Inc. ● Salvation Army ● Samson Rope Technologies ● Sauder Mouldings Inc. ● Sea Mar Community Health Center Sean Humphrey House ● Seattle Manufacturing Company ● Seven Sisters ● Shell Puget Sound Refinery ● Skagit State Bank ● Sound Beverage Distributors ● SPIE ● State Employee Combined Fund Drive ● State Farm Insurance ● Sterling Realty Organization ● Sterling Savings Bank ● Target ● Teligence Ltd. ● Tenaska Ferndale Cogen Facility ● The Leopold ● Timken ● Trans Ocean Products ● United Parcel Service ● United Parcel Service-SCS Inc. ● United Way of Whatcom County ● The Unity Group ● US Bank ● Vanderpol Realty ● Visiting Nurse Home Care ● Wal-Mart ● Washington Federal Savings ● Wells Fargo ● Whatcom Center for Early Learning ● Whatcom Council of Governments ● Whatcom Council on Aging ● Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic ● Whatcom County Fire District #7 ● Whatcom County Government ● Whatcom County Library ● Whatcom Educational Credit Union ● Whatcom Family YMCA ● Whatcom Public Utility District #1 ● Whatcom Security Agency ● Whatcom Transportation Authority ● Whatcom Volunteer Center ● Whidbey Island Bank ● Williams Company ● Wilson Engineering, LLC ● Wilson Motors ● Windows on the Bay Catering ● Womencare Shelter & Domestic Violence Services ● Yorkston Oil Co. ● YWCA ● Zender Thurston ●

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Bellingham Business Journal, March 05, 2012  

March 05, 2012 edition of the Bellingham Business Journal

Bellingham Business Journal, March 05, 2012  

March 05, 2012 edition of the Bellingham Business Journal