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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 Speaker Series presenting sponsor –BP Cherry Point Refinery

2018 Speaker Series speeches include:

March 29, 2018 – Cybersecurity – Emerging Trends in Digital Defense

The moderator will be Janice Walker of Whatcom Community College.

The panel of speakers include:

  • Mark Goldenberg Security Solutions Architect at CenturyLink
  • Ed O’Neill, Interim Director at Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington
  • Dr. Julian Rrushi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Western Washington University

April 26, 2018 – State of the City/State of the County Addresses


  • Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville
  • Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws

August 29, 2018 – Sate 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 Kevin Ranker
42nd District
  • Representative Vincent Buys
  • Representative Luanne Van Werven
  • Senator Doug Ericksen

We also invited the candidates running for the 40th and 42nd seats.

September 2018 – TBA

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

State of City/County
State of the State Legislative Update

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