Member News

Saturna Capital hosts Bellingham’s 7 sister cities for historic future of business event!

Whatcom County Business Community Is Invited to this Historic Event! Reserve your spot with Melisa Nelson  or The Whatcom County Business Community is invited to a unique lunch meeting on Wednesday, September 5th at Whatcom Community College to be part of a discussion between you and our area colleges about the future of our economy and the workforce behind it.  You will meet mayors and visitors from […]

Lynden Transport awarded No. 1 ranking.

Lynden Transport and Lynden International 2018 Quest for Quality winners Lynden Transport was awarded its sixth consecutive No. 1 ranking and its 22nd overall award in the 35th annual Logistics Management Quest for Quality Awards, receiving the highest scores among Less-than-Truckload (LTL) western regional carriers in the on-time performance and information technology categories and topping the overall weighted […]

The Pigs Are Back!

Peoples Bank “Pay It Forward Pigs” Campaign Raises Awareness about Importance of Saving and Helping Others The campaign builds on last year’s “Pigs in Parks” scavenger hunt, placing new emphasis on giving back to the community. Bellingham, WA – August 8, 2018 – On Wednesday, August 15, Peoples Bank will release 173 piggybanks containing over $5,000 in cash. The campaign, […]

WBA Member, Yeager’s Sporting Goods, turns 97!

The Shorty History of  Yeagers In 1921, Ira Yeager was in the furniture business, but being an avid outdoorsman, he decided to make a change and contacted the Evinrude Company and was given a dealership to sell their outboard motors.  When Yeager’s surrendered that franchise in the 1990s, it was the oldest continually operating Evinrude […]

WBA Member, Fortiphi-HR, Awards 2018 Women In Business Scholarship

Fortiphi-HR Awards Women In Business Scholarship Winner 2018 Mount Vernon, WA. Fortiphi-HR, a brokerage firm that specializes in Employee Benefits, Insurance Services and Human Resources Management with offices in Mount Vernon and Blaine, Washington, announced the name of the 2018 recipient of the annual Women in Business Scholarship . This years’ Scholarship award goes to […]

Peoples Bank Appoints Peter Cutbill as Chief Credit Officer

Peoples Bank Appoints Peter Cutbill as Chief Credit Officer 30-year banking veteran succeeds Terry Daughters on the executive team. Bellingham, WA – February 26, 2018 – Peoples Bank, a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with over $1.6 billion in assets, announced the appointment of Peter Cutbill as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Peter […]

Intalco Works announces that Ron Jorgensen has been named Plant Manager

From WBA Silver member Alcoa Intalco FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ferndale (February 22, 2018) – Intalco Works announces that Ron Jorgensen has been named Plant Manager at Alcoa’s smelter in Ferndale, Washington. Jorgensen comes to Intalco from Alcoa’s Portland Smelter in Portland, Australia where he managed the Potrooms and Casthouse. Jorgensen has been with Alcoa for […]

Washington Federal Responds to Tax Reform with Accelerated Investments in Employees, Technology and Community Development

Press release published Dec. 20th 2017 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD) today announced with the signing of tax reform legislation, the Bank will accelerate strategic investments in its employees, client service capabilities and community development funding. Specifically, effective when the bill becomes law all Washington Federal employees in good standing and earning […]

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 of life by facilitating business success, community prosperity and advocating on behalf of local business. All of us at Whatcom […]

January 2018 issue out now!