WBA News

Pam Brady one of five finalists for 2019 Professional Woman of the Year

By WBA | August 8, 2019

Congratulations to WBA Board Member, Pam Brady, who was chosen from among many community nominations by Whatcom Women in Business’s (WWIB) Board of Directors. The five Finalists and Legacy winner embody the heart of the areas WWIB seeks to honor: Business Acumen, Community Involvement, Leadership, and Mentoring. The finalists are: Alyssa Springs, Flow Motion Massage…

Dale Zender announces retirement after 37 years

By WBA | August 7, 2019

After 37 years of dedicated service to PeaceHealth, Dale Zender will be retiring. Dale’s commitment to the community has been a hallmark of his career. In 2015, he was named the Whatcom Business Alliance’s Business Person of the Year. He was also the recipient of the rare John Tiscornia Award in 2011, honoring at least 20 years…

Whatcom County needs living wage jobs

By WBA | July 1, 2019

In early 2018, WBA began an effort to bring attention to the importance of local workforce development, engaging with employers, educators, parents and other stakeholders. As one way to address workforce development, WBA has launched the YESWhatcom.com recruitment portal, which aspires to help Whatcom County employers meet workforce needs while assisting local youth and other…

Where to find honest reports about local policy

By WBA | June 6, 2019

Policy. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “policy” as “a high-level overall plan embracing the general goals and acceptable procedures especially of a governmental body.” Essentially, policy is the set of laws, regulations and standards that affect how government operates in a community. Good policy is critical to the health of the community. But where does good…

Lynden Chairman Jim Jansen receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By WBA | June 6, 2019

The Alaska Aviation Museum presented Lynden Chairman Jim Jansen with a Lifetime Achievement Award recently and inducted him into its Hall of Fame. The annual Hall of Fame event celebrates pilots and entrepreneurs who have shaped Alaska’s aviation history. Jim earned his pilot’s license in 1965. In 1967, he was driving a truck at the remote…

Cherry Point wages are twice the county average

By WBA | May 15, 2019

The average annual wage in the Cherry Point Industrial Zone is more than double the average wage in Whatcom County as a whole. According to the 2019 Employment at Cherry Point study prepared by Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research, the average wage at Cherry Point of $110,690 dwarfs the county average…

The Whatcom Dream Christmas Shoppe Success!

By WBA | December 6, 2018

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…

What Whatcom employees like most about where they work

By WBA | November 5, 2018

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…

Job shadow & local workplace tours in Whatcom County

By WBA | October 4, 2018

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, contact WBA.

And the awards go to…

By WBA | 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…