Whatcom Business Newsletter


Blaine construction company starts work on two major projects

A Blaine construction company has begun work on two major projects outside of Whatcom County.

Retail Tipsheet: Warm winter means busy spring for Whatcom garden nurseries

The relatively warm winter may not have been great for skiers, but it has done wonders for gardening businesses in Whatcom County.

Co-owner Nancy Henshaw, left, shows customers Dave and Mary-Lynne Ross of Birch Bay trees at Kent’s Garden and Nursery on Northwest Drive in Ferndale,Thursday, May 13.

Lummi Nation granted 84 acres of trust land near Slater Road

Lummi Nation has received federal approval to put another 84 acres of property into trust land status, setting the stage for potentially significant economic development on Slater Road near Interstate 5.

Phillips 66 donates $166,000 to local nonprofits

Phillips 66 has donated a total of $166,000 to five Whatcom County nonprofit organizations.

Bellingham gym has new owners, more classes

A local gymnastics facility is under new ownership and the first order of business is adding classes.

Whatcom County retail sales sluggish in fourth quarter

Whatcom County retailers had a sluggish holiday shopping season while the rest of the state experienced steady growth.

Customers wait in line to make purchases during a Thanksgiving Day sale on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at a Best Buy store in Bellingham, Wash.

New boards let you surf the holes at Sudden Valley Golf Course

Golfers at the Sudden Valley Golf Course now have the opportunity to surf through a round.

Nicole Taylor rides a GolfBoard at the Sudden Valley Golf Course east of Bellingham on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Golfers can rent the boards, which steer like skateboards or snowboards, to ride along the course.

Retail Tipsheet: A family affair at new furniture, sports store in downtown Bellingham

Sometimes the best people to sell a product are mom and dad.

Joe and Joyce Miles pose Wednesday, May 6, in their new 1305 Cornwall Ave. shop in Bellingham that sells sports memorabilia and furniture made by their son Joe Miles III. Joe's Baseball Cards and Miles Woodworking is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.