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Building Bellingham

Feb 17, 2020

Ben Kinney is a giant in the real estate industry, the owner of the Bellingham-based sales team that consistently is one of the top teams in the Keller Williams' US brokerages. Ben himself owns multiple brokerage franchises in the US and London, along with BRIVITY, BKCO Mortage, Place Inc and other companies ancillary...


Jan 27, 2020

In this interview, we dive into culture, brand, and the PNW roots that created an environment for Woods Coffee to be successful.

Wes goes deep into what it takes to make a business work. Planning for the ramp-up time, having enough capital to prepare for one or even two years before the business becomes profitable,...


Dec 16, 2019

Our guest today is Ray Deck III, a high-octane human, Founding Director of Skookum Kids, and the Bellingham Chamber of Commerce CEO of the Year 2019. Throughout our conversation, Ray shares insights into what makes him a strong leader: taking natural talent and purposefully developing leadership as a skill, planning,...


Nov 18, 2019

Bramble Berry CEO Anne-Marie Faiola, aka The Soap Queen, tells the story of how she built her soapmaking business, from selling in farmer's markets, to getting a master's degree in her field plus an MBA, to developing a huge Instagram following and creating professional how-to videos that get thousands of views. 

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Oct 21, 2019

Ziad Youssef, local lawyer and legal care advocate, sat down with Leo to talk about how he’s made a practice of noticing problems and intervening in them, how he earned success through service, and how he’s initiating systemic change in our community.  

Today, Ziad is working with cutting-edge legal technology...