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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

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

Thursday, June 20
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Bellingham Golf & Country Club

August 2019 – State of the State Legislative Update

featuring representatives from the 40th and 42nd districts presenting their updates on their districts.

Invited attendees include:

40th District
  • Representative Kristine Lytton
  • Representative Jeff Morris
  • Senator Liz Lovelett
42nd District
  • Representative Sharon Shewmake
  • Representative Luanne Van Werven
  • Senator Doug Ericksen

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: