Archive for May, 2012
Sallye Quinn has been named managing partner at Bellingham-based law firm Barron Smith Daugert.
Quinn joined Barron Smith Daugert’s business solutions team in 2004, becoming a partner in 2010.
As managing partner, Quinn’s expanded role will involve day-to-day management oversight for the firm as well as policy making and implementation. In addition to her position as managing partner, Quinn will continue to focus her practice in real estate, business formations and transactions, and creditor’s rights.
“I am proud and honored to hold this new role at a firm that I respect so much,” said Quinn in a news release. “I’m ready to help position our firm for the near and long-term future.”
To learn more about Barron Smith Daugert call 360-733-0212 or visit barronsmithlaw.com.
From the Washington State Labor & Industries:
TUMWATER — Among those killed on the job in Washington last year were five young men under the age of 25, including one who was just 18. An average of 79 young men and women between 16 and 24 are hurt on the job every day across the state.
With the approach of the summer job season, the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is urging young workers to be mindful of the workplace hazards around them.
“Something that happens to you when you’re a young worker is going to affect you when you’re 30, 40, 50 years old. It could affect you for the rest of your life,” said Matt Pomerinke, who lost an arm to an industrial accident when he was 21 and now speaks to teens about workplace safety for L&I’s Injured Young Workers Speakers Program.
Here’s an interesting article (link) in The Vancouver Sun about the amount of Canadian shopping taking place in the U.S. and how much of a drain it is. Canadian officials in the article fear that it will be a further drain after June 1, when duty free limits are raised to match the U.S. levels.
What jumped out at me was the examples mentioned on prices on some goods. Some products are marked up more than 30 percent more than similar products in the U.S.
The average price for a gallon of gas rose again over the weekend in Bellingham, closing to within 10 cents of the record set in June 2008.
According to AAA Washington’s Daily Fuel Gauge report, the average price for a gallon of gas in Bellingham was $4.40 on Monday, May 21, up two cents from Sunday and up six cents compared to a week ago. Olympia was the next highest major Washington metro area, at $4.29 a gallon. Spokane was the least expensive among Washington metro areas, at $3.97 a gallon.
The record price of $4.50 a gallon in Bellingham was set on June 21, 2008.
The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel was $4.53 on May 21, up three cents from the day before.
The average price for a gallon of gas in the Bellingham metro area was $4.38 on Friday, May 18, according to AAA Washington’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
The average is unchanged from Thursday, but is up 16 cents from a week ago. The big jump took place last weekend, jumping 12 cents between Friday and Monday. The record in Bellingham is $4.50, set in June 2008
Bellingham’s price remains the highest among Washington’s largest metro areas, with the next highest in Olympia, at $4.29 a gallon. Spokane remains the lowest among Washington metro areas, at $3.98 a gallon.
Bellingham diesel prices are averaging $4.51 a gallon on May 18, down a penny from the day before.
Here’s the latest list of companies registering to do business in Bellingham. Most of these registrations are companies entering this market, but some are existing companies changing ownership/address:
Terra Firma NW, 99 Mountain View St., Eastsound
Adam Nash Photography, 2210 Xenia St #A, Bellingham
Northsound Tap Cleaning, 1373 Admiral Pl #101, Ferndale
Two Whatcom County state liquor stores will be closing on Tuesday, May 22 ahead of the transition to changing over to private stores.
The Bellingham Lakeway and Bellingham North (near Walmart) liquor stores will close on May 22 to compensate for store employees leaving for new jobs, according to a news release from the Washington State Liquor Control Board. These two stores will close along with nine others in the state, free up approximately 55 employees to fill-in the gaps at the other stores.
Once closed, the Lakeway liquor store in the Lakeway Center (near The Market at Lakeway) is scheduled to re-open on Friday, June 1, under private ownership, said Dave Pannu, the new owner of the store. The new owner of the Bellingham North store could not be reached for comment.
“We needed to make this move to mitigate the effects of employee attrition. By closing these stores we can continue to minimize disruptions in our service areas,” said Retail Director Chris Liu.
The closure of the stores will also give the new owners like Pannu time to re-stock the shelves.
Here’s a news release from the Washington State Liquor Control Board, which is putting 18 stores back on the auction block. One of those stores is the Barkley Village liquor store, which was originally awarded to Ronnie Biral of SeaTac, who bid $305,100. Deposits forfeited in the first round range between $1,000 and $5,000:
OLYMPIA – On Thursday, May 24, 2012, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) will host a new live auction of the rights for 18 state liquor stores. Following the online auction that ended April 20, 2012, top-bidders representing 18 state liquor stores did not pay their posted bid, sacrificing their deposit. Bidders representing 149 state liquor stores have already paid a total of $25.9 million in bid fees to the state.
Here is a press release about Bryce Park, a 64-home retirement community in Lynden:
LYNDEN—Lynden’s newest Luxury Retirement Living Community, Bryce Park, announced a special public grand-opening for its new clubhouse this Saturday, May 19th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Come view Bryce Park’s beautifully designed lodge style clubhouse nestled in a thoughtfully designed community that offers a quiet, charming, park-like setting with all the amenities for an active adult. The clubhouse will include on-site services to help you move through retirement with choice and convenience.
Scotty Browns opened on Sunday, May 13 in the secured area of the Bellingham International Airport.
The upscale casual dining restaurant has about 1,400 square feet of space and will employ about 30 people. The restaurant has a bar and sit-down area, along with a grab-n-go service for those getting ready to depart.
In a news release the restaurant franchisee, Jason Cooper, said they received good feedback from airport travelers during the opening weekend.
Scotty Browns, based in Canada, also has a restaurant in the Barkley District in Bellingham.