Member News

WBA Welcomes its Newest Members!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA), thank you for joining our growing business leadership network. We are committed to improving Whatcom County’s business climate and quality...

Peoples Bank Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Bellingham, WA – September 19, 2017 – Peoples Bank, a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with over $1.6 billion in assets, today announced personnel changes to the company’s executive team and senior leadership. ...

Buffini & Company’s Peak Producers® training program for real-estate professionals & affiliates begins...

  Bellingham, WA, September 5, 2017 – Buffini & Company’s revolutionary new training program for real-estate professionals and affiliates, Peak Producers, will be presented in Bellingham with classes beginning Oct. 9. Developed by industry expert Brian Buffini...

Alcoa-Intalco Plant Manager, Barry Hullett Retires

Agnello Borim, Vice President of Operations Americas- Aluminum announces:  Barry Hullett, Plant Manager – Intalco Operations, will be retiring.   Barry started with Alcoa in 2002 as Production Manager at the Rockdale Smelter in Rockdale, Texas.  From there he...

All American Marine to build largest lithium-ion vessel in U.S.

WBA member and local boat builder, All American Marine is seeing much growth this year.  After moving into a 54,000 sq foot new location on the Bellingham waterfront, they've been designing, constructing and delivering on...

  BELLINGHAM, WA (Monday, July 31, 2017) The Port has completed a $500,000 project to replace the 45,786 square foot roof on Warehouse 2 at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal.   The roof was past its design life. “This...

Navigating Successful waters: Allure of water runs deep for Bellingham Yacht founders

By Tamara Anderson-Loucks What started as a small, three-person yacht brokerage in Bellingham over three decades ago is today a thriving full-service, family-owned yacht brokerage and charter service. Owners Dean and Donna Ouilette and Dean’s brother...

Catalyst to success: Confidence in Capabilities. Design-based solutions put Innotech Processing Equipment on the map

By Tamara Anderson-Loucks When breaking into a new industry, Tim Kaptein said it’s never easy to be the ‘new guy on the block’ -  particularly when you’re young with no industry-specific experience. However, that didn’t stop...

Axiom Construction & Consulting: From Despair to the Top 100

By Mike McKenzie, editor for Business Pulse Magazine Let’s begin this parable with NOW. It’s upbeat, an inspirational story of success and its moving parts. A pretty picture: Axiom Construction & Consulting, specializing in architectural metal in...