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Kathy Herndon of VSH CPAs

Member Spotlight: Kathy Herndon of VSH CPAs By Chelsea Smiley Family, community and hard work are three things that Kathy Herndon valued while climbing to the top of her successful career. Born and raised in Whatcom County Herndon is a partner at VSH CPAs. She was intrigued by accounting while reading about it in high [...]

Kathy Herndon of VSH CPAs2019-09-30T10:31:14-07:00

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

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

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

Member Spotlight: Jim Pettinger, UCanTrade

Member Spotlight: Jim Pettinger, UCanTrade By Naomi Gish Jim Pettinger of Ferndale is a businessman who has both changed with the times, and manages to continue running his business with the same values he started with over 30 years ago.  Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Jim worked in the computer programming industry for many years. He [...]

Member Spotlight: Jim Pettinger, UCanTrade2018-07-26T09:32:37-07:00

Funcle Steve Moore

Member spotlight…Funcle Steve Moore by Naomi Gish Local realtor Steve Moore started his first business at six years old “renting” horned toads to his neighbors in Tucson Arizona. He would catch the toads and put them in a cage which his father had built. He noted the way they loved to burrow down in the [...]

Funcle Steve Moore2018-05-24T12:24:07-07:00

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 19342017-12-21T14:24:22-07:00

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 Stewart2017-10-05T11:47:48-07:00

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 Ransom2017-10-05T11:47:48-07:00

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 Rosellinson2017-10-05T11:47:49-07:00

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 Decades2017-10-05T11:47:50-07:00

Meet Chamber Ambassador – Leena Kirschman

Name:  Leena Kirschman Business: Caliber Home Loans Job Title: Loan Consultant Years in current role/with employer/in industry:  29 years in the industry, 2 years with Caliber How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador and board member?  Since 2002 How long have you been a chamber ambassador?   Since 2002   Industry Questions: What is the [...]

Meet Chamber Ambassador – Leena Kirschman2017-10-05T11:47:51-07:00

Meet Chamber Board Chair – Troy Wills

Meet our Board of Directors Name?  Troy Wills Business?  First Federal Bank Job Title?  V.P. | Market Area Manager Years in current role/with employer/in industry? 2 years current role | 26 years in industry How long have you been a Chamber Ambassador and board member?  Board Member 6+ years   Industry questions: What is the [...]

Meet Chamber Board Chair – Troy Wills2017-10-05T11:47:52-07:00

Meet Chamber Ambassador: Mary Kay Robinson

Meet our Chamber Ambassadors Q&A with Mary Kay Robinson Many of you already know Mary Kay Robinson from her work in real estate and her involvement with the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce. Mary Kay hosts the Chamber's radio program, is a host of our Monthly Networking Breakfast and an integral member of our Blossomtime Parade [...]

Meet Chamber Ambassador: Mary Kay Robinson2017-10-05T11:47:52-07:00