Whatcom Business Newsletter


Whatcom County home values up nearly 5 percent in past year

Real estate values continue to increase steadily across Whatcom County, getting closer to pre-recession levels.

National firm acquires Bellingham's InfoCare

InfoCare, a longtime Bellingham company that stores and manages document records for companies, was recently acquired by a national firm called Access.

WECU lands on list of healthiest credit unions

When it comes to financial health, Whatcom Educational Credit Union is in tip-top shape, according to a national study.

Bellingham gas prices down leading up to Labor Day weekend

Gas prices have steadily dropped in the past month in the Bellingham metro area, getting back under $4 a gallon.

National retailer Burlington to open Bellingham store Sept. 26

National clothing retailer Burlington is planning to open its new stores in Bellingham and Burlington on Friday, Sept. 26.

'Warm blob' keeps possible record sockeye run away from U.S. waters

In a development that has left local fishermen scratching their heads, it appears an unusually warm section of ocean water is helping send nearly ...

Lummi Island reefnet fishers catch fewer sockeye salmon then last year. Friday Aug. 22, 2014.

BNSF plans to add tracks north, south of Ferndale

FERNDALE - To relieve congestion that will come with more trains carrying coal and other cargo, BNSF Railway expects to lay four miles of track along...

 BNSF rail cars on the railroad siding in Custer,Friday Aug. 22, 2014. The railroad is building a new siding from Ferndale to Custer.

New Lynden store combines women's clothing, barbecue supplies

Women's clothing and barbecue supplies may seem like an unusual combination for a store, but it's working out well in Lynden.

Luke Peterson pushes a new MAK 2 Star General grill purchased by his brother at Gary's BBQ Supplies and Gypsy Girl Clothing on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Lynden, Wash.  Gary Vander Giessen operates his BBQ supply business in the back of the store while his wife Linda Vander Giessen operates the women's clothing business at the front of the store.