Annual Awards Dinner presented by First Federal

Every year we honor businesses and professionals that stand out above the rest. On Thursday, December 5, we will celebrate the successes of our member businesses and highlight their contributions to the community.

This celebration is for you, our members!

On Thursday, December 5 the Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Bellingham where we will award the Large Business of the Year, the Small Business of the Year, Tourism Business and Nonprofit Organization of the Year in addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, CEO of the Year, Chamber Ambassador of the Year and the Young Professional of the Year.

Our newest award is a rotating industry award. For the first year of the industry award, we have chosen the Maritime industry – one of Whatcom County’s original industries.

Below is the list of finalist for Small and Large Business, CEO and Nonprofit of the Year.

Small Business of the Year
2020 Solutions,
Gary’s Plumbing and Heating
IAj Multimedia.

Large Business of the Year
Four Points by Sheraton,
Barron Heating & Air Conditioning
Woods Coffee.

CEO of the Year 
Ray Deck III with Skookum Kids,
Ross Black with Simple Box Storage
Danielle Rosellison with Trail Blazin’ Productions.

Nonprofit of the Year 
Animals as Natural Therapy,
Brigadoon Service Dogs
Whatcom Family YMCA.

The winners for Small, Large and Tourism Business of the Year are announced at the dinner along with CEO, Nonprofit, Maritime Industry, Lifetime Achievement, Young Professional and Chamber Ambassador of the Year.

Nominations for the Small Business, Large Business, CEO and Nonprofit of the Year awards are submitted by the public and Chamber of Commerce members. Upon submission, the nominations are evaluated by the Annual Awards Committee.  The committee consists of active Chamber members who volunteer to serve on the committee.  The committee determines the three finalists for the four awards mentioned above. The committee then visits the finalists and conducts interviews to ensure that all businesses are asked the same questions and evaluated equally.  The results of the interviews are used to review each finalist where the merits of each finalist is debated.

Nominations will be accepted through August 1, 2019.

It’ll be a night to remember!  Click here to RSVP!

2015 Annual Awards Dinner. Photo by Radley Muller Photography

2015 Annual Awards Dinner. Photo by Radley Muller Photography

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2015 CEO of the Year – Mike Hammes of RAM Construction. Photo by Radley Muller photography.

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2015 Annual Awards Dinner. Photo by Radley Muller Photography

2015 Annual Awards Dinner. Photo by Radley Muller Photography

2015 Annual Awards Dinner. Photo by Radley Muller Photography

Award criteria
Reserve your seat or table today!
Previous Award Winners

What?
Annual Awards Dinner

When?
Thursday, Dec., 5
5:30-9 p.m.

Where?
Four Points by Sheraton
714 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham

Cost?
$75 Members
$85 Non-members
$800 Table Sponsors (8 per table) Available to members only.

Thank you to our 2018 presenting sponsor:

First Federal

Chairman’s Club member – First Federal

Thank you to our 2018 award sponsors:

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First Federal

Chairman’s Club member – First Federal

Chairman’s Club member – Salish Wealth Management

Chairman’s Club member – Bank of the Pacific

Wine Sponsor:

Our Exclusive Photography sponsor:

Radley Muller

And Our Exclusive Media sponsor:

Thank you to the reception partners: