Welcome to the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been serving its members and the local business community since 1911 as the voice of business in Bellingham and Whatcom County. The Chamber is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit that promotes a strong local economy; provides programs and events for its members; facilitates factually based dialog between business, the government and the community; and represents business interests with government and the community. The Chamber is involved in many issues that affect your business in Bellingham/Whatcom County.  A strong Chamber means a stronger business community, planned economic growth, and a sustained quality of life. Learn more about what we do by listening to this interview with President/CEO Guy Occhiogrosso.

News From the Chamber

Political Advocacy Update

Last week the Bellingham City Council approved a resolution to endorse an increased minimum wage and paid sick/safe time as a state initiative. This should [...]

Blossomtime Parade winners announced

5/31/16 The 2016 Blossomtime Parade award winners have been announced.  Thank you to all the parade participants, volunteers, sponsors and judges who made the parade [...]

Junior Ski to Sea Parade Winners announced

5/25/16 Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, danced, marched, rode bike, and played an instrument  in the 2016 Junior Ski to Sea Parade. You all [...]

Alcoa Announcement for Continued Intalco Operations

5/2/16 Earlier today, Alcoa announced it has reached agreement with the Bonneville Power Administration to amend its current power contract to help improve the competitiveness [...]

State of the City/ State of the County Addresses

3/18/16 The Chamber Speaker Series presented by US Bank will feature Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville and Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws presenting their annual State [...]

Chamber Membership Orientation

It’s not just for new members!  Do you have new employees who could take advantage of your chamber benefits?  Or do you just need a refresher [...]

Chamber Speaker Series: Bellingham Cold Storage and the working waterfront

The Chamber Speaker Series: Bellingham Cold Storage and the Working Waterfront, presented by US Bank,  will be a comprehensive discussion about Bellingham Cold Storage and the [...]

Spring Business Showcase

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry is pleased to announce the 9th annual Spring Business Showcase on Thursday, March 17th from 3 to 8 [...]

Registration open for Junior Race & Junior Parade

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that registration is open for its annual Junior Race and Junior Parade events. The Junior Parade [...]

WCC named among nation’s top community colleges

2/4/16 Aspen Prize nomination honors performance in key student outcomes Whatcom Community College is one of nine community and technical colleges in Washington named among [...]

Local Author to Talk on Internationally Best Selling Book

1/29/16 Robin Robertson, local author of International Best Selling book “Healthy Knees Cycling” will give a talk about how to reduce knee pain and keep [...]

Speaker series addresses housing issues

Chamber Speaker Series features: Housing Panel: Affordable housing, accessible housing and homelessness in our community In an effort to meet the needs of our community the [...]

Leadership Whatcom accepting applications

Enrollment is open for Leadership Whatcom, a program of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry designed to cultivate the next generation of community leaders. [...]

Get up to $1500 for your storefront from the DBP

12/15/15 GIVE YOUR STOREFRONT THE DETAILS YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED Have you been dreaming of remodeling the front of your business but just don't have the [...]

Volunteer Center merges with Opportunity Council

12/15/15 The Whatcom Volunteer Center programs and staff are becoming a department of the Opportunity Council. Randy Carroll, Interim Executive Director of the Volunteer Center, had [...]

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Upcoming Chamber Events

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