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Step Up for Education Youth Engagement Initiative

  The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) launched the Step Up Campaign for Business Advocacy, Research and Education in September 2016. The vision of the campaign is to engage with the community through research, education and advocacy...

Fearmongering or accurate reporting of issues at hand?

There’s been a lot of talk in Whatcom County lately about property taxes, not all of it true. Rather than spreading misinformation and stoking the fears of county residents, Whatcom Business Alliance consistently strives to disseminate...

WBA Response to Stand.Earth letter

Dear WBA Members and Supporters, It has come to our attention that an organization called Stand.Earth has targeted nearly the entire Whatcom Business Alliance membership with a campaign letter intended to intimidate and bully.  It comes...

Rally Success

And disappointing - but not unexpected - Public Hearing Vote The WBA would like to thank everyone who helped make yesterday's rally and public hearing so successful. As expected, the County Council approved the amendments to...

Emergency Reporting Attracts Top Talent in Fire and EMS Software Industry

(Bellingham, WA) – June 1, 2017 - Emergency Reporting, a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, is pleased to announce the recruitment of executives and other talent from partner brands including Hexagon/Intergraph and competing...

Whatcom County Tax Assessor Keith Willnauer lays out the impact of the “Assault on...

Whatcom County Tax Assessor Keith Willnauer presented to the WBA membership on Tuesday, May 16th the impact of the "Assault to our Tax Base". The full video presentation is here below along with a link...

Whatcom County Grassroots Organizations Teaming Up For a “Wake Up Whatcom County” Rally in...

Bellingham, Washington – May 11, 2017 - The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) Cherry Point Coalition, Common Threads NW, Whatcom Family Farmers, the Associated General Contractors of Washington and other grassroots organizations concerned for Whatcom County’s...

Industry tours offer behind-the-scenes look at Whatcom business mindset

For what industries is Whatcom County best known? What business sectors come to mind as economic drivers in this region? A look at 2014 U.S. Census data reveals that when compared with the other 3,220 counties...

Providence Hospitality Group Announces New Restaurant Opening at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel...

Providence Hospitality Group has announced the opening of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar, a new restaurant concept at the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center, located in the former Poppes 360 space....

Update on Hirst from Sen. Doug Ericksen

Hirst Fix in the legislature - Save Household Wells! A Senate fix to the state’s household-well crisis failed to receive a vote in a House committee as a key deadline passed, but the issue remains alive...