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Port to Host Public Open House on Proposed Changes to Waterfront District Master Plan

BELLINGHAM, WA (Friday, January 5, 2018) OFFICIAL PORT OF BELLINGHAM PRESS RELEASE Port Schedules Waterfront Open House - 01052018 - FINAL The Port of Bellingham invites the public to attend an Open House to learn about proposed...

Peoples Bank Announces Enhanced Employee Benefits in Response to Tax Reform Legislation

Press release from Peoples Bank Bellingham, WA – January 8, 2018 – In response to the newly passed tax reform legislation, Peoples Bank (https://www.peoplesbank-wa.com/) today announced new investments in its employees. Specifically, Peoples Bank will raise the minimum wage...

WBA Board member, Ken Bell, will be President to the Board of Commissioners in...

Press Release from Port of Bellingham BELLINGHAM, WA (Wednesday, January 3, 2018) Port Welcomes New Commissioners Michael Shepard and Ken Bell Michael Shepard and Ken Bell were sworn into office as the Port’s newest Commissioners on Tuesday, January...

Business Framework for Expansion, Scale and Profitability

This past October, Whatcom Business Alliance and Business Pulse magazine invited several business executives to share their insight on building and maintaining a successful business in Western Washington. The venue was the 2017 NW Business...

Recapping the WBA 2017 Economic Forecast Breakfast

RECAP Presenters for our annual Economic Forecast Breakfast delivered an in depth outlook on 2018 local and national economy.  The economy is strong was the take away but new policy will be greatly affecting business.  Washington...

Community Toy Store Holiday Gift Drive

Holiday Toy Drive Flyer printable Thank you to everyone who donated! Dewey Griffin Subaru Management Services Northwest Birch Equipment NW Healthcare Linen LOCAL BUSINESSES UNITE! The Whatcom Business Alliance would like your help in bringing a little holiday cheer and support to...

What can you do to protect your business during a protest?

The WBA and its board members wish to thank the representatives from the Bellingham Police Department who attended the meeting: neighborhood officers Dante Alexander and Eric Osterkamp, Patrol Lieutenants Don Almer and Jason Monson and...

News Port of Bellingham BELLINGHAM, WA (Friday, September 8, 2017) Major construction activity is nearly complete on Itek Energy’s new 48,000-square-foot solar panel manufacturing plant on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront.  Itek is set to move into their new...

New Activity at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal

  Port of Bellingham BELLINGHAM, WA (Thursday, September 7, 2017) The Bellingham Shipping Terminal is set to receive its first regular cargo shipment in over 17 years.  The 590-foot MV Diana Bolten is scheduled arrive on September...

WHATCOM COUNTY AGRIBUSINESS – MORE THAN JUST ‘FARMING’

Industry tour and study illustrated far-reaching economic effects of farming and supporting industries During this past year, the local farming community felt they were under attack due to new local and state government policies and overregulation....