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. Or watch our new video!

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News From the Chamber

Welcome New Members

Whatcom Museum announces new hours

Beginning Thursday, September 1, 2016, the Whatcom Museum will have new hours at the Lightcatcher building and Old City Hall. We are very excited to [...]

Chamber Membership Orientation

The 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 [...]

PSE warns of scam targeting utility customers

8/11/16     Alert: Beware of scams targeting utility customers Scammers and con artists are targeting primarily small-business owners pretending to be Puget Sound Energy [...]

Chamber loses beloved staff member

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our members that our beloved Business Manager, Chris Rasmussen, suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday, July [...]

Political Advocacy Update

6/29/16 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 [...]

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 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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Chairman’s Club Members

Ram Construction
Green Leaf
Lummi Commercial Company
Veritas Media Productions – Chairman

Upcoming Chamber Events

Upcoming Chamber Events

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