Whatcom Business Alliance

As a non-partisan, non-profit organization created and operating solely on private funding, the WBA formed during 2012 as a strong voice for the private sector of business throughout Whatcom County — small or large, private or public, in any industry or niche market. The WBA membership has grown rapidly with a unifying mission of 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

Whatcom Business Alliance in Bellingham, Wash., 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.


Member News

Silver Reef names Cornett as CEO
April 23, 2015

Frank Cornett has assumed the CEO leadership of Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. He replaces Harlan Oppenheim, one of our recent finalists for Business Person of Read more…

Landmark hires Eric Nelson, CPM
January 13, 2015

Landmark Real Estate Management announced the hiring of Eric Nelson as its commercial property manager. Nelson has 28 years of experience in the commercial brokerage Read more…

New Faithlife Sign Goes Up
December 24, 2014

A downtown street scene Tuesday, Dec. 23, involved a couple of WBA members, as Signs Plus assembled and raised the new Faithlife sign on the Read more…