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Chamber Speaker Series

Presented by BP Cherry Point Refinery

The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce strives to serve its members and the business community by providing educational and informational speeches and seminars.  Our goal is to gather together people who represent an issue to discuss it in a factual and logical manner.  As a Chamber of Commerce, we believe it is our responsibility to offer the community an opportunity to hear all sides of an issue so that they can make decisions based on the facts and facilitate factually-based discussions.   We want to be a conduit through which the community can obtain information, drive discussions and make their own decisions.

The Chamber Speaker Series allows you to keep up on current events and topics of interest locally, regionally and statewide.  Business owners, HR professionals, marketers and small businesses will find these topics helpful as they are designed to educate and inform about subjects that are relevant to you-our local business community.

The Speaker Series is open to the public.  The cost of admission varies for Chamber members and non-members.  The price of admission includes a meal.

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Speaker Series presenting sponsor –BP Cherry Point Refinery

2019 Speaker Series speeches include:

March 28, 2019 State of the City/State of the County Addresses


  • Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville
  • Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws
  • Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws

June 20, 2019 – Fraud Seminar

Businesses face threats every day. Both internal and external fraud. Both new and time tested. We are bringing together thought leaders in law enforcement, accounting, and banking to bring you the most up to date info to stay informed and protected in this modern world as we navigate our new normal.

The Chamber is excited to present the next Chamber Speaker Series: Fraud Seminar with a panel of experts to help educate fellow business leaders on the growing threat of internal and external fraud.

Our panel will be moderated by Michael Burke, US Bank – Senior Vice President, and our panel of experts will include:

  • Trevor Sherwood, VSH CPAs – Assurance Manager
  • Joyce Eschliman, US Bank – Treasury Management Partner
  • Detective Darla Wagner, Bellingham Police Department

Political Candidates Forum

Join us as we have the candidates for Whatcom County Executive, Whatcom County Council At-Large, Council District 4, Council District 5, County Assessor and Sheriff talk about their stance on local business issues.

We will also invite candidates for Bellingham Mayor, City Council At-Large, Council Ward 1, Council Ward 3 and Council Ward 5 to speak about their platform regarding business issues.

Date: TBA

Click on the box below to go to the event page where you can read more about the event and RSVP.

Fraud Seminar
State of City/County
State of the State Legislative Update
2018 Cybersecurity speech video

Thank you to our sponsors: