Here’s a few biz tidbits to end the week:
• Sugar Mama’s bakery in Everson is making changes to its retail hours. According to itsFacebook page
, the bakery will only be open for retail customers 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. On the other days of the week they plan to concentrate on special orders and wholesales, areas that are keeping the business going, according to the post. Once they grow the wholesale business to a certain level, the plan is to be open for retail customers five days a week.
• Twofiftyflora, a cafe that has been at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building for a little more than 18 months, is moving to a new space. According to itsFacebook page
, it is moving to1015 Railroad Ave.,
which is also home to Onyx Coffee. The two companies will serve coffee and food. An opening date in the new space hasn’t been announced yet.
• Local boutique Betty Be Good raised $500 for The Salvation Army Deborah’s Gate, a safe house for sex-trafficking victims, by hosting a live mannequin display from inside the store window Saturday, Dec. 20.
Store owner Suzanne Smith pledged 10 percent of sales from the boutique on Saturday while shoppers added to the pledge with donations. According to a news release, Smith invited staff from Bob's Burger & Brew to join her and Betty Be Good models to pose completely still as live mannequins for two hours. Models took shifts ten minutes at a time.
Further to this, the boutique donates 2 percent of sales everyday to a fund called Betty's Liberty Closet which provides new clothing to the residents of Deborah’s Gate on a quarterly basis. To date the boutique has donated more than $4,500 in kind to Deborah’s Gate. To learn more about Betty's Liberty Closet & Deborah’s Gate visit www.shopbettybegood.com or www.deborahsgate.ca.