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    Tuesday, August 16, 2022
    Looking to make a career move? Businesses are hiring and ready talk! Job seekers are invited to the FREE Northwest Regional Job Fair where over 50 businesses will be in attendance from Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties. EDASC and SIHRMA have partnered to host the Northwest Regional Job Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy, 2205 W. Campus Place, Mount Vernon. ...read more
    Categories: Events, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 16, 2022
    The Skagit County Transfer & Recycling Station on Ovenell Road will reopen to all customers tomorrow morning, August 17, 2022, at 8:30AM “We would like to thank the public for their patience during this extended closure,” says Margo Gillaspy, Skagit County Solid Waste Division Manager. “I know this closure derailed plans and cost people time and money.”The Transfer Station closed to self-haulers ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, August 05, 2022
    The state is opening another round of grants Aug. 17 for businesses impacted by Covid-19. The Working Washington Grants program gives pandemic relief funding to small businesses and nonprofits. A total of $70 million is available, with 60% identified for arts, heritage and science sectors including those that operate live entertainment venues, and 40% identified for most other sectors including ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 03, 2022
    North Coast Credit Union bolstered its commercial banking capabilities by recently appointing Julia Parker as Vice President/Member Business Lending.   Parker has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, serving clients in Skagit and Whatcom counties.   “Julia’s extensive knowledge and expertise will greatly benefit our current and future business members,” said Marilyn ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 03, 2022
    The City of Burlington is recruiting members for its Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC).  The Committee currently has two (2) vacancies: VOTING MEMBERS: One (1) representatives of businesses (hotels/motels) required to collect the tax.REPRESENTATIVE OF ENTITIES AUTHORIZED TO BE FUNDED: One (1) alternate representative of entities authorized to be funded. If you are interested in serving on ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 02, 2022
    The Population Health Trust and its partners are excited to announce that the annual call for nominations for the Skagit Change Maker Award is now open! Inspired by Terry Belcoe’s action-oriented, boundary-crossing, solution-focused community work, and “do it now” motto, the Change Maker Award honors his life and continues his legacy of supporting the local community by acknowledging members of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, July 29, 2022
    Earlier this year, Skagit County launched the North Star project, a multi-phased whole-of government effort to address behavioral health and homelessness in Skagit County. Subsequently, in March, the Mayors and Commissioners issued a public statement in which they committed to join forces and align their efforts to work toward a healthy and thriving community to ensure the well-being of every ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, July 25, 2022
    We are very excited to announce Shelli Jones to the Burlington Chamber Team as our new Membership Development Director. Shelli brings a wealth of knowledge working in the Chamber World, having served with the Bellingham Chamber Team for many years. Shelli's communications and non-profit background bring great value to all of our members in the chamber. Outside of the Chamber, Shelli is an avid ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, July 25, 2022
    This morning, July 25, the National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory indicating that a prolonged period of hot weather is expected across Western Washington this week. The hottest days will be Tuesday through Friday with temperatures in the interior of Western Washington (away from the water) approaching the 90s each day, and in the Cascade Valleys (East County) highs will near 90 to 100 ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, July 18, 2022
    County Commissioners Move to Protect Agricultural Land Base and EconomySeeking to protect Skagit Valley’s irreplaceable farmland from the threat of incompatible commercial, residential and industrial use, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners has adopted an interim ordinance banning offsite compensatory mitigation on Skagit Valley farmland.It can be cheaper for energy companies and other ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, July 18, 2022
    Peoples Bank Launches ‘Pigs in Pictures’ Treasure HuntThe annual promotion encourages people to support their local businesses while having fun.  Bellingham, WA – July 18, 2022 – Peoples Bank launched “Pigs in Pictures” today as an updated take on its annual piggy bank treasure hunt. Nearly 500 pigs, each containing $20.00, will be hidden throughout the Bank’s footprint in Chelan, Island, King, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 11, 2022
    Save the Date!26th Annual Washington State BizFair (Hybrid Event)Saturday, September 24, 20228 a.m. - 5 p.m.In person attendance at Renton Technical CollegeRenton, WA  Join SBA for the 26th Annual Washington State BizFair, hosted by SCORE.Each fall, the small business ecosystem in WA comes together to put on BizFair, the longest running all government and non-profit run free small business fair ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Economic, Events
    Monday, July 11, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBurlington Public Library to begin Summer Hours on July 11  BURLINGTON, WA – Due to a temporary staff shortage, the Burlington Public Library is instituting new summer hours to begin on July 11 and last through September 1. Changes include a new closing time of 6:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The Summer Hours are:Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays: ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 01, 2022
    For immediate release: July 1, 2022                                          (22-0XX)Contact:DOH CommunicationsTips for a safe summerOLYMPIA – As many prepare for Fourth of July gatherings and summer outings, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) wants to remind folks to stay healthy and celebrate safely.“Have a safe summer. Be aware of hazards and take precautions to protect yourself ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest