Whatcom Business Newsletter


BTC to host career fair March 10

A career fair for those interested in the health and business fields is taking place Tuesday, March 10.

Restaurant owner to reopen Milano’s in Glacier

It turns out a warm winter couldn’t keep Milano’s down for long. The popular Italian restaurant, which closed in mid-February, is scheduled...

Milano’s, a popular Italian restaurant in Glacier, is scheduled to reopen under new management Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Bellingham’s Black Market Boutique is going underground

After dealing with an unexpected plumbing problem that forced the closure of the store, the Black Market Boutique has decided to reinvent itself.

Whatcom Council’s Kremen says he will not run, ending 31 years in public office

Kremen said he wants to spend more time with his wife, who recently retired.

Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen talks to Lois Garlick at the Whatcom County Courthouse May 25, 2011 in Bellingham. Kremen announced Monday, March 2, 2015 that he will not seek reelection to the Whatcom County Council.

Bellingham’s Village Books on list for national bookstore of the year

Village Books in Fairhaven is one of five finalists for the 2015 Bookstore of the Year.

Augustus Booker, left, uses a gift card to buy a book and special glasses equipped with lights for reading at night while shopping with his mother, Kelly Booker, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Village Books in Bellingham. Village Books had a big holiday season, with sales well up over 2013 numbers.

Developer to present plans for 150 apartments on Northwest Ave. at Bellingham meeting

The developer of a proposed 150-unit apartment building at Northwest Avenue and Sterling Drive will give a public presentation on the project at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5.

Bicycling, beer, scavenger hunts among ideas for next big Bellingham event

Will the City of Subdued Excitement’s next big event highlight local craft beer, create a hub of bicycle-themed fun, or take participants on an epic scavenger hunt through town?

Retail Tipsheet: Fairhaven store tapping into foodie and wine trends

Colleen Mitchell had an inking that residents wanted more gourmet food and wine choices when she opened her store two years ago, but business has ...

Owner Colleen Mitchell stands behind the wine-tasting bar at Culinary Creations in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The store has local wines and beers on tap and has regular wine tasting events on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.