Whatcom Business Alliance

We operate as a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded and operated solely with private funding. The WBA leadership network provides a strong voice for the private sector of business throughout Whatcom County — small or large, private or public, in any industry or niche market. We encourage economic development and advocacy. The WBA membership roll call continues to grow rapidly with a unifying mission: Supporting and celebrating a positive business environment, and providing a vast communications network to address issues concerning businesses.

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WBA 2015 Innovator of the Year Ivan Owen

The Whatcom Business Alliance and Business Pulse Magazine recognized Ivan for putting his 3D-printed artificial hand on free, open-source Internet access. This led to an global network, e-NABLE, through which his wife Jen has facilitated the design, printing, and distribution of over 1,000 devices in 25 countries.

 

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Dr. Michael Metcalf
New COO Dr. Michael Metcalf at PeaceHealth Medical Group

Dr. Michael Metcalf has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group as its new chief operating officer, effective July 13. He will work closely with the medical group leadership team and Read more…

Bob Pritchett, Faithlife
Faithlife CEO Pritchett earns Glassdoor recognition

Bob Pritchett, who co-founded Logos Bible Software — renamed Faithlife last year, earned a spot on the 2015 Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO list. He serves Read more…

Flurry of new openings around town

Our Business Pulse Magazine roving eye caught several new businesses either just opened or opening soon around Bellingham — a garden nursery, donut shop, cellular Read more…

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