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The Long and Short of SEO: Search Engine Optimization

by the Intellitonic staff As a business owner, you’ve likely heard the phrase “SEO” thrown about at networking events and smiled and nodded. You’re busy. You have bigger things to worry about rather than three little letters. Well, it’s finally time to stop procrastinating and join the SEO conversation. Why? Because SEO will help your [...]

The Long and Short of SEO: Search Engine Optimization 2018-02-12T14:55:19+00:00

Big changes to local events

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 2018 Jr. Ski to Sea Race will be moved to Zuanich Point Park in lieu of Lake Padden Park, where the race has been held in the past. The City of Bellingham Parks Department, will be undergoing a sewage improvement project at Lake Padden Park in [...]

Big changes to local events 2018-01-31T11:11:40+00:00

Join the Chamber’s Team! We’re hiring!

Program & Event Coordinator POSITION OVERVIEW The Program & Events Coordinator's primary objective is to oversee all Chamber events and program activities including the Haggen 4th of July Celebration, Chamber Speaker Series, the monthly Networking Breakfasts and many more. The position is responsible for ensuring every event is successful and that all events meet budgetary [...]

Join the Chamber’s Team! We’re hiring! 2017-12-27T12:54:37+00:00

Bornstein Seafoods – a successful family business since 1934

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be offering its first "Industry Close-up Tour presented by Banner Bank" at Bornstein Seafoods.  Bornstein is a successful local company with a long heritage. Bornstein Seafoods was founded in Bellingham in 1934 by Meyer A. Bornstein, during the Great Depression. In 1980 it passed to his son, [...]

Bornstein Seafoods – a successful family business since 1934 2017-12-21T14:24:22+00:00

Social Engineering and Your Company’s Security

Every day businesses face challenges.  At the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, we have hundreds of members who have specialized knowledge and expertise to help your business.  Below is an article provided by member business NW Technology that can help to increase your company's security.   Click to make larger. SOCIAL ENGINEERING AND YOUR [...]

Social Engineering and Your Company’s Security 2017-12-21T10:19:55+00:00

Social Engineering and your company’s security

Every day businesses face challenges.  At the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, we have hundreds of members who have specialized knowledge and expertise to help your business.  Below is an article provided by member business NW Technology that can help to increase your company's security.   SOCIAL ENGINEERING AND YOUR COMPANY’S SECURITY One of the biggest [...]

Social Engineering and your company’s security 2017-12-15T14:36:40+00:00

2017 Annual Award Winners announced

The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrated another successful year for local businesses at its 13th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 30, at the Four Points by Sheraton and presented by Bank of the Pacific.  This year’s awards recognized individuals and businesses for their contributions to the county, as ten awards were presented [...]

2017 Annual Award Winners announced 2017-12-01T12:16:42+00:00

Business Resources for Native American businesses

American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians have a strong history of entrepreneurship and small business ownership. The SBA can assist you as you begin your journey into small business ownership, help you expand and create new jobs and provide the resources to help you survive and prosper through challenging economic times. In honor of Native [...]

Business Resources for Native American businesses 2017-11-10T13:17:01+00:00

How are the businesses of the year chosen?

By Liz Leighton As we approach the final months of 2017, our Annual Awards Banquet on November 30th will honor Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Green Business of the Year, and Non-Profit of the Year, among others. While the Bellingham Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BWCCI) facilitates these awards, [...]

How are the businesses of the year chosen? 2017-10-16T17:25:16+00:00

Membership Orientation

Chamber Member Orientation: Taking Advantage of your Member Benefits New members, new employees, long-time members this is for you! Join us for this workshop and learn about the Chamber, our events, ways to get involved and utilizing your benefits to their fullest potential! This one-hour overview will help to remind you of all the free [...]

Membership Orientation 2018-02-12T11:55:53+00:00

Bellingham Chamber of Commerce celebrates 13th Annual Awards Dinner

Bellingham Chamber of Commerce celebrates 13th Annual Awards Dinner By Silvia Reed, BWCCI Events Coordinator The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce is in full gear towards the Annual Awards Dinner presented by Bank of the Pacific to be celebrated at Four Points by Sheraton on November 30th. An evening to celebrate those organizations and individuals who [...]

Bellingham Chamber of Commerce celebrates 13th Annual Awards Dinner 2017-10-05T15:47:00+00:00

Meet Chamber Ambassador Cameron Stewart

Name? Cameron Stewart Business? Minuteman Press Job Title? Direct Mailing Specialist Years in current role/with employer/in industry? Going on 22 years as a Direct Mail Specialist How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador? Since 1999 / 2000 – 17 / 18 Years. One of the last remaining Ambassadors from Millie DeFord’s original crew.   [...]

Meet Chamber Ambassador Cameron Stewart 2017-10-05T11:47:48+00:00

Meet Chamber Ambassador Natalie Ransom

Name: Natalie Ransom Business: Pozie by Natalie Job Title: Floral Designer Years in current role/with employer/in industry? 20+ years in the floral industry How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador and board member? Involved in the Chamber 10+ years, an Ambassador starting in 2009, with a brief hiatus.   Industry questions: What is the [...]

Meet Chamber Ambassador Natalie Ransom 2017-10-05T11:47:48+00:00

Meet Chamber Ambassador Danielle Rosellinson

Danielle Rosellison having some fun posing with her husband Juddy posing for this Trail Blazin' Productions photo. Photo (c) Diane Padys Photography. Name: Danielle Rosellison Business: Trail Blazin' Productions Job Title: Owner/Operating Manager Years in current role/with employer/in industry: Since it's inception....3+ How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador? 1+ Industry questions: [...]

Meet Chamber Ambassador Danielle Rosellinson 2017-10-05T11:47:49+00:00

Building Whatcom County’s future leaders

by Liz Leighton Leadership Whatcom is a program developed by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry to help prepare the next generation of active leaders for Whatcom County. Through this program, participants learn techniques to strengthen their leadership skills, gain awareness of regional issues, and build networks across Whatcom County communities. This is an [...]

Building Whatcom County’s future leaders 2017-10-05T11:47:49+00:00

Short Term Rentals

The acronyms AirBNB and VRBO may not mean anything to you, but it certainly does to our local hoteliers and to some neighbors. With the introduction of so much technology at our finger tips, we now are equipped to take advantage of so many new opportunities. Some home owners are now offering rooms in their [...]

Short Term Rentals 2017-10-05T11:47:49+00:00

Chamber hosts Political Candidates Forum

September 22, 2017 Today the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce held a Political Candidates Forum for the 18 candidates running for office for the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and Port of Bellingham elections.  17 of the 18 participated in the forum including: Gene Knutson Pinky Vargas Eric Bostrom Rud Browne Philip J. Morgan Todd Donovan [...]

Chamber hosts Political Candidates Forum 2017-10-05T11:47:49+00:00

New branding

As a staff, we have been talking about changing our logos to create a cohesive look for our numerous events and program logos. With the help of Brian Hardy at FizzPop Media, we have taken the first step. Brian was working on a new logo for the Junior Ski to Sea Weekend when one small change [...]

New branding 2017-10-10T11:28:39+00:00

Have you been considering joining the chamber?

Have you been considering joining the chamber? Are you a member who has an associate interested in membership? Now isthe perfect time!  The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber is holding a membership drive throughout the month of September. What does that mean for you? If you are a business that joins this month we have waived the application [...]

Have you been considering joining the chamber? 2017-10-05T11:47:50+00:00

Yeager’s Sporting Goods: One Man’s Journey through the Decades

By Liz Leighton Window Shopper at State St Storefront circa 1950. Photo from Bellingham Herald, supplied by Whatcom Museum Photo Archives. As a young boy growing up in the 1950’s, John “Westy” Westerfield remembers walking into Ira Yeager’s little sporting goods store on State Street in downtown Bellingham. Evinrude boat motors, fishing and [...]

Yeager’s Sporting Goods: One Man’s Journey through the Decades 2017-10-05T11:47:50+00:00
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