WBA News

The Whatcom Dream Christmas Shoppe Success!

By Maggie Stafford | 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…

Events

By Web Master | November 20, 2018

WBA Annual Member Meeting Save the Date! February 13th, 2019 Join the WBA and hear a recap of all our activity from 2018.  We will present the schedule of events for 2019 and a new workforce development opportunity! Details coming soon!     Thank you for helping us collect gifts for The Whatcom Dream!

What Whatcom Employees like Most about Where They Work

By Maggie Stafford | 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 in Whatcom County

By neonadmin | 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…

Initiative 1631 REJECTED

By Web Master | October 4, 2018

Initiative 1631 Update! Nov. 6, 2018 — Much of the statewide Election interest was focused on initiatives. Voters rejected Initiative 1631, a proposed carbon fee on fossil-fuel emissions, with 56.3% of ballots opposing. The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) takes positions on issues only after it has cut through the propaganda, vetted the facts and has…

Why the Whatcom Business Alliance Supports Initiative 1634

By Web Master | October 4, 2018

ELECTION UPDATE: Initiative 1634 APPROVED! Much of the statewide interest was focused on initiatives. Initiative 1634, which would block Washington cities from enacting new food and beverage taxes, has comfortably passed with support from 54.8% of voters. BACKGROUND On November 6, 2018, voters in Washington State will be asked to weigh in on Initiative 1634.…

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

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…