Whatcom Business Newsletter


Huge cold storage facility to be built in north Whatcom County

A major cold storage warehouse is coming this fall to serve the local fishing and agriculture industries.

Josh Meyers of Stremler Gravel Inc., works on a road, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, around the new Preferred Freezer Services 331,568-square-foot facility being built in Lynden, on Main Street west of Guide Meridian. The new cold storage will be nearly half the size of Bellis Fair mall when it is expected to be finished in September.

Bellingham’s Western Solar moving into a bigger space

A local provider of solar energy systems is moving into a bigger space and making plans to expand its staff.

Bellingham’s Tech Help acquires Ovation Technical Services

Tech Help, a Bellingham information technology company and a division of Big Fresh, has acquired Ovation Technical Services.

Bellingham rental registration costs $8 to $10 per unit annually

The cost to register rental units in Bellingham will range from $8 to $10 per unit each year.

Low bid reduces cost to fix Bellingham’s Chestnut-Bay Bridge

The bridge in downtown Bellingham is expected to close for six months, likely starting in June.

An Amtrak train heads north under the intersection of Chestnut and Bay streets in downtown Bellingham, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The bridge will be closed to traffic starting this summer for up to six months for repairs .

Whatcom’s unemployment rate remains unchanged

Whatcom’s unemployment rate was 7.2 percent in February, matching the revised January rate.

Report: Whatcom dairy farmers should expect further decline in milk prices

Whatcom County dairy farmers should expect milk prices to decline in the coming years, but not remain so low that it will be a disaster for their ...

Larry DeHaan collects nursing bottles from calf hutches at his family dairy farm north of Lynden Thursday, March 28, 2013.

WWU to open office in downtown Bellingham

Western Washington University will soon expand its presence in the downtown district geared toward better connecting with the local community.