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/Lunch & Learn: Taking Advantage of your Member Benefits: Learn how to use the Member Information Center (MIC) New members, new employees, long-time members this is for you! Learn how to post job openings, press releases, update your business information, add new company representatives, post member-to-member deals and post RFI's. Bring your laptop [...]

Membership Orientation 2017-11-09T16:25:18+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

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

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics. There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is in the successful half, we encourage you to capitalize on the various ways LinkedIn can [...]

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business 2017-10-05T11:47:51+00:00