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Chamber Announces 15th Annual Awards Finalists  

Chamber Announces 15th Annual Awards Finalists   The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the upcoming Annual Awards Dinner. “The Annual Award committee has been interviewing all of the finalists. It will be a tough decision since all of the finalists are deserving of the awards,” said Shelli Jones, Marketing Coordinator [...]

Chamber Announces 15th Annual Awards Finalists  2019-09-12T14:10:08-07:00

An insider’s view of the award committee interviews

Chamber interns get an insider’s view of the award committee interviews By Chelsea Smiley & Lili Ehrlich Each year, the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce honors the businesses and individuals in our community that stand out among the rest. Their selections thrive in areas such as company management, employment, community service and ethics and integrity. [...]

An insider’s view of the award committee interviews2019-09-11T11:59:16-07:00

Maximize your Tradeshow ROI with a great strategy

Maximize your Tradeshow ROI with a great strategy by FizzPOP Media Trade shows are not just about networking and seeing what swag other exhibitors are giving away. When done correctly, tradeshow appearances are part of a deliberate, comprehensive B2B or B2C strategy designed to attract potential customers and deliver more useful information to prospects. When [...]

Maximize your Tradeshow ROI with a great strategy2019-08-30T11:04:30-07:00

Childcare Expansion Consortium

Childcare Expansion Consortium by: Stephanie Wiley Programs & Events Coordinator Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce June 13th 2019 Group of Children In Art Class With Teacher Sitting Down At Table. Since this past fall, Guy Occhiogrosso - President & CEO of the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce -  and I have partnered with [...]

Childcare Expansion Consortium2019-07-02T16:14:43-07:00

Bellingham Digital Marketing Agency Releases First eBook

Bellingham Digital Marketing Agency Releases First eBook Agency aims to make digital marketing accessible Intellitonic, a growing digital marketing agency located north of Seattle, released its first full-length eBook, “Digital Marketing Essentials.” The 22-page guide aims to teach basic theory and best practices for search engine optimization (SEO), link-building, pay per click advertising, blogging, social [...]

Bellingham Digital Marketing Agency Releases First eBook2019-06-07T16:20:58-07:00

Increase your market base by enhancing accessibility

Established in 2016, AbiliTrek works to improve accessibility so people can trek without boundaries. Their team has experience in the following areas: website and mobile applications accessibility, physical onsite accessibility, secret shopper campaigns, inclusive marketing consulting, speaking and training workshops. AbiliTrek welcomes the opportunity to assist any businesses in becoming more accessible. SERVICES: IT Accessibility: [...]

Increase your market base by enhancing accessibility2019-05-03T15:01:01-07:00

Local IT company looks beyond the Cloud to Energize their Future

Local IT company looks beyond the Cloud to Energize their Future   The tech industry is a clean running industry, right? You might be surprised. The IT industry is considered a highly desirable attraction for local economies because they don’t process or produce a product that negatively impacts the environment. However, with the technology boom [...]

Local IT company looks beyond the Cloud to Energize their Future2019-04-23T17:31:04-07:00

Turn Your Lukewarm Audience Into New Clients With Facebook Retargeting

Turn Your Lukewarm Audience Into New Clients With Facebook Retargeting by Gary Pickering, ClickMonster When marketing your products or services, having a great website isn't always enough. People visit your site and see what you're offering, but unless they've shown up already intending to buy it's quite likely they'll leave your site without taking the [...]

Turn Your Lukewarm Audience Into New Clients With Facebook Retargeting2019-04-19T11:20:55-07:00

The state of business in WA state

Washington State Chamber President visits the Bellingham Region Thursday afternoon, we were honored to host Kris Johnson, President/CEO of Association of Washington Business (AWB) for his “The State of Business in Washington State” speaking tour for the exclusive audience consisting of our Chairman’s Club members. AWB is Washington state’s chamber of commerce. As part of [...]

The state of business in WA state2019-04-19T14:53:39-07:00

Are you getting the highest return from your Google search?

Are you getting the highest return from your Google search? by Gary Pickering, ClickMonster When it comes to successful marketing, nothing gets you immediate and consistent traffic better than PPC (Pay-Per-Click). Having PPC in your marketing strategy lets you quickly cast a wide net to find new prospects, capture potential customers at the right time, [...]

Are you getting the highest return from your Google search?2019-04-16T11:10:39-07:00

Member Spotlight: Shuksan Web

Our story Owning Your Own Business As an entrepreneur at heart, I majored in Business Management, planning to have a business of my own someday. Now, thirty years later, I've had a number of small businesses, experienced both downturns and boom cycles, and have learned a lot about marketing along the way. As to being [...]

Member Spotlight: Shuksan Web2019-04-11T13:55:42-07:00

Think your company is too small to offer great health insurance?  Think again.

Think your company is too small to offer great health insurance?  Think again. Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Business Health Trust (BHT) – Washington’s source for employee benefits to provide access to high quality, affordable healthcare options to our members.   EXCLUSIVE CHOICES FROM MAJOR CARRIERS Whether you have two employees or [...]

Think your company is too small to offer great health insurance?  Think again.2019-03-28T17:42:06-07:00

Four reasons partnering with an MSP is better for your wallet

Four reasons partnering with an MSP is better for your wallet By Lauren Sires , NW Technology| February 14, 2019 We understand why businesses have a habit of putting up with all the little IT annoyances. With high hourly rate minimums and the frustration of re-explaining your internal processes every time you talk to a new technician, it’s [...]

Four reasons partnering with an MSP is better for your wallet2019-02-21T11:42:48-07:00

Office printing security should not be overlooked

Office printing security should not be overlooked From Becky Raney at Print & Copy Factory Cyber attacks are dominating the news, and they’re the first thing we think of when HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT) breaches occur. But there’s another area of vulnerability that flies under the radar of many organizations: office printing. [...]

Office printing security should not be overlooked2019-02-19T11:42:49-07:00

Culture of Success at Seeking Health

1/30/19 Shänna Tennyson and I had an inspirational afternoon touring member business Seeking Health, a local manufacturer and distributor of  high-quality dietary supplements. Karyn Shaffer (of Seeking Health) and the Chamber's Shänna Tennyson pose with Dr. Lynch's book during our tour of Seeking Health. I knew that they make supplements and that their president, [...]

Culture of Success at Seeking Health2019-01-31T09:45:08-07:00

Inside the Cross Border Committee – What we’re talking about.

by Guy Occhiogrosso If you’ve lived in Whatcom County, Washington, you know how our economy and businesses can be affected by the Canadian border.  That’s the reason the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce has a Cross Border Committee. It’s important for cross border businesses, legislators, educators, and government to communicate and collaborate. The Cross Border [...]

Inside the Cross Border Committee – What we’re talking about.2019-01-28T17:16:54-07:00

Cross Border Committee update

The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce Cross Border Committee met on January 24th. One item of note was that it is increasingly harder to obtain qualified employees through the H1B VISA program. The results show some US companies are moving to Canada or opening offices in Canada to attract a highly qualified, diverse employees. Laurie [...]

Cross Border Committee update2019-01-25T14:46:12-07:00

Member Spotlight: Pozie by Natalie

By Naomi Richards Natalie Ransom always has a smile on her face and exudes her bubbly personality. Photo by Kelsey Michelle Photography. Flowers communicate love and empathy, friendship and awareness. They are used for celebrations and commemoration and it takes a very special person to create these pieces of artwork for often stressful [...]

Member Spotlight: Pozie by Natalie2019-01-15T16:37:40-07:00
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