Posts by Maggie Stafford

The Whatcom Dream Christmas Shoppe Success!

The Whatcom Dream: We Gotcha Covered Toy Store Every year we promote The Whatcom Dream’s toy store to our WBA Membership and friends – encouraging toy donations for families that are part of The Whatcom Dream programs. The Whatcom Dream’s mission is to create poverty reducing pathways for Whatcom County residents to discover their dreams…

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What Whatcom Employees like Most about Where They Work

Originally published in Business Pulse magazine Sept/Oct 2018 issue. The following is a summary of Business Pulse magazine’s 2018 Best Places to Work Survey. The complete article may be read in Business Pulse magazine’s digital copy, here. Guidelines, Factoids, and Quotables: 2018 Business Pulse Best Workplaces Survey Clear guidelines steered the Business Pulse survey that enabled employees to rate…

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Join the Youth Engagement Network

Do you know of a local youth service? Are you a business looking to tell Whatcom County families about youth training programs or tours? Would you like to tell us about a grant or foundation that would benefit the Youth Engagement Initiative! EMAIL US! Check back soon! This page is under construction.

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Youth Engagement News & Events

Would you like to receive occasional alerts about youth engagement services, news and upcoming events?  Subscribe below! Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Cell Phone Number Organization Name * School Industry I would like info on: Apprenticeships Internships Road Show participation at local high school STEM Sponsorship…

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Youth Sponsorship Opportunities

Open Your Business to Youth Apprenticeships Demand from our local industries tells us how workforce shortages are a barrier to their growth. Educators, in particular, those in Career-technical education, need our help connecting their students to local workplace environments, expectations and job opportunities. The Youth Engagement initiative is currently organizing efforts to bring youth apprenticeships in…

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2017 Whatcom County Agribusiness Analysis Report

WWU  Center for Economic and Business Research commissioned by the WBA as part of the StepUp Campaign in collaboration with Whatcom Family Farmers and other industry experts.  2017 Whatcom County Agribusiness Analysis Report, view If you are interested in supporting Whatcom Business Alliance Step Up for Business Advocacy, Education and Research efforts, click here.

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