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