Job Shadow in Whatcom County

By Maggie Stafford | October 4, 2018

Junior Achievement Job Shadow curriculum & local workplace tours    If you are an educator and would like to learn more about the Junior Achievement Job Shadow visit their website or contact Whatcom County Program Director, Elaine Christensen.   If you are a business and would like to host a school tour of your workplace,…

And the Awards Go To…

By Web Master | October 4, 2018

Lynden Transport and Lynden International for 2018 Quest for Quality Lynden Transport’s 22nd award and sixth consecutive No. 1 It’s now six straight first-place finishes for Lynden Transport in the Quest for Quality Awards competition. The latest honor came on Aug. 7 at the 35th annual Logistics Management Awards show in Anchorage, where Lynden received…

Why the Whatcom Business Alliance Opposes Initiative 1631

By Web Master | October 4, 2018

The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) takes positions on issues only after it has cut through the propaganda, vetted the facts and has determined that the issue could impact the success of Whatcom County businesses and/or our local economy. The WBA board of directors has been thoroughly briefed on I-1631 and voted to oppose the initiative.…

Why the Whatcom Business Alliance Supports Initiative 1634

By Web Master | October 4, 2018

BACKGROUND On November 6, 2018, voters in Washington State will be asked to weigh in on Initiative 1634. I-1634 will prevent local governments from imposing or collecting any new tax, fee, or other assessment on certain grocery items after January 15, 2018. This restriction would prohibit any new local tax, fee, or assessment of any kind…

Join the Youth Engagement Network

By Maggie Stafford | October 1, 2018

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.

Youth Engagement News & Events

By Maggie Stafford | October 1, 2018

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…

Youth Sponsorship Opportunities

By Maggie Stafford | October 1, 2018

Sponsor a STEM Classroom Kit A completely unique platform designed for middle and high school students that inspires, engages and activates interest in science, technology, engineering and by connecting students to dynamic resources, experiences and STEM career opportunities. This national industry leading platform includes a print magazine, website, and educational tools designed to aid teachers…

Navigating water and property rights in the state of Washington

By Web Master | September 20, 2018

originally published April 11, 2017— “Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Washington State can feel like this sometimes. Though it seems abundant, water isn’t necessarily always available for use ― even for those who…

Business flexibility is a major key to success

By Web Master | September 20, 2018

originally published April 10, 2017— In an era of turbulent markets, rapidly advancing technology and fickle consumer habits, the most successful businesses tend to be the most agile. Take Trayvax Enterprises, for example. Owner Mark King’s original vision was to create a better way to reuse plastic bags. But as he developed the product, he…

Recent Decisions Severely Impact Property Owners

By Web Master | September 20, 2018

originally published March 27, 2017— By: Jim McKinney, Executive Director, Common Threads Northwest The WHATCOM COUNTY COUNCIL moratoriums on Cherry Point industrial growth and drilling previously exempt home-use wells have a dramatic impact on our economy and tax base.  They cost businesses and individual property owners hundreds of millions of dollars.  Because of the Council…