Ambassador of the Quarter, Fall 2016

shasonta-delmage-new-photoI love helping people feel their best through high quality food and intentional movement. This love led me to switch careers in my late 30s from marketing communications to fitness and nutrition. I currently manage CrossFit X and love seeing people achieve things they never thought they could! It’s all about providing a supportive, community-driven environment where people feel safe and want to push themselves to try new, amazing things.
I became an ambassador because I want to get to know my local community, meet other businesses and people right in my backyard, help further the Chamber’s mission, and I increase pride in our community and enhance and support quality economic growth.
Shasonta was chosen by her fellow Ambassadors as the Ambassador of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2016.

Biz Buzz

REAL ESTATE CERTIFICATION ACHIEVEMENT
Bliss Goldstein has competed the certification process to be an SRES: Senior Real Estate Specialist. During the training topics such as senior proofing the home, finding senior loan programs, and uncovering other sources just for seniors were discussed. In addition, sensitivity towards older seniors, and the families that are trying to help them transition from their homes, was an important part of the training. The Goldsteins look forward to helping more families with their elder housing needs, whether that is to sell the home and/or to help them downsize into a smaller one. The training also extended to working with Baby Boomers.

TWIN SISTERS CREAMERY WINS AWARD
The 2016 Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases a wide array of artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington. “People’s Choice Awards” were given to three cheeses at the event. 2nd place was awarded to Ferndale’s Twin Sisters Creamery for their Whatcom Blue cheese.

REMODEL AT OUTLAWS SALOON
After closing for a week, Outlaws Saloon re-opened with the same owner, but a fresh look. Patrons now have access to a private lounge away from the bar and main seating area that features couches, table and a TV. The bathrooms were also were renovated and the back of the bar was redone with lighted shelving.

We’ve launched a new website

We are so happy about our new website! Big thanks to FizzPOP Media in Bellingham, WA for our new website design!

13th Annual Street Festival Around the Corner

Fingers at the Ferndale Chamber are crossed this year, in hopes that no wild weather hits during the weekend of August 26-27.

The Ferndale Street Festival is headed into its 13th year of entertaining over 10,000 patrons with a Kid’s Street, car show, over 120 vendors, live music and beer garden.

Last year in a history making fashion, the Festival had to close on Saturday due to large gusts of wind.

This year it is back and better than ever with a “Main Street USA” themed Kid’s Street and petting zoo sponsored by Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery! Outlaws Saloon is also making a splash by providing a dunk tank!

Live music will be provided by Exit 266 and Sunset Superman Friday evening and all day Saturday the stage will be bumping with music from Church Road Band, Electric Soul Society, Nashville Northwest and headliner, Blindfate.

There is always something for everyone at the Ferndale Street Festival, so make sure to put it on your calendar.

We are still accepting vendor applications until July 31 or late fee will apply.

Find out more by visiting the Ferndale Street Festival website.

Ferndale Flicks in the Park: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Join Dorothy and Toto on their adventure to the land of Oz!

The Ferndale Chamber is proud to present a free showing of The Wizard of Oz in Historic Pioneer Park on July 8. Gates open at 8:30pm and the movie starts at dusk.

Costumes are encouraged and free hot dogs will be served. WECU will providing games and a few vendors will be present at the event.

Attendees will also get the opportunity to meet Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the cast of characters in person at the park!

Don’t miss out on a wonderful night with your family at the best outdoor venue in Ferndale!

Ferndale Flicks in the Park

Second Quarter Members of the Month

April
Minuteman Press

Minuteman Press, a small, locally-owned printing company well-known to residents of Whatcom County, first opened its doors over 20 years ago at its current location of 1616 Cornwall in Bellingham. With strong community roots and support, we still employ the first employee hired, Laurene! If you have anything that you would like to see your logo, message or graphic printed on, just give us a call. We can do it!

May
Peoples Bank

Thank you for making Peoples Bank, May’s “Member of the Month”. Peoples Bank has been part of the Whatcom County community for more than 90 years. We are proud to serve our local communities beyond the business of banking. Building relationships allows us to go beyond what is expected to make a difference in the lives and businesses of our customers

June
Outlaws Saloon

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Ferndale, Outlaws Saloon offers a modern rustic ambiance that’s perfect for watching a game, going out with the girls, or just enjoying a cold drink at the end of a long shift. If you can’t make it in – let Outlaws come to you! In addition to event catering, Outlaws also boasts a master-chef-operated food truck that can be found throughout Whatcom County.
With a full menu, extensive bar, weekly events, and friendly service, Outlaws is the ideal destination for anyone looking for a good time.

Welcome New Members: Summer 2016

April

Radley Muller Photography
Luanne VanWerven, WA State Rep 42nd Legeslative District
May

WeSNIP
American Freeze Dry

June

Northsound Refrigeration
Callen’s Essentails

New Member Benefit: HRGear

The Ferndale Chamber is proud to announce a new member benefit, HRGear! As a Chamber member, you now have access to an award-winning library of business tools and information free of charge.
Normally $159 per business, the Ferndale Chamber has purchased access for all of our members, making the service complimentary to you as part of your membership.
HRGear.com is an award-winning website that covers Human Resources, Employee Benefits and other legal compliance issues in plain-English. This go-to resource delivers accurate, current, and comprehensive information on HR practices, legal compliance, employment issues and related business matters. Concise law summaries, model policies, proprietary forms, news, trends, practical pointers and documents make it easy to put knowledge into practice.
Interested in learning more? Attend our Ferndale Power Hour on the topic of HRGear, July 14 from 4-5pm at Ferndale WECU.

Upcoming Ferndale Events

* denotes Ferndale Chamber event

July

6 *Leading Ladies
8 *Flicks in the Park
9 Fire Cracker Rod Run
14 *Ferndale Power Hour
20 *Membership Luncheon
23 Tour de Whatcom
25-29 *Landscape Contest
28-31 Old Settlers Picnic

August

2 Father/Daugher Dance
3 *Leading Ladies
5-6 Makayla Jam
11 *Business Unplugged
13-14 Custer Days
17 *Membership Luncheon
26-27 *Ferndale Street Festival

September

3 Bluegrass Festival
7 *Leading Ladies
8 *Ferndale Power Hour
21 *Membership Luncheon
29 *Member Orientation

For detailed info, visit
www.ferndale-chamber.com

 

Upcoming Membership Luncheons

All luncheons will be located at The Event Center at the Silver Reef unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 20
Noon-1pm
Networking
Sponsored By: Northwest Washington Fair

Wednesday, August 17
Noon-1pm
Networking
Sponsored By Louisa Place

Wednesday, September 21
11:30-1pm
Speaker: Legislative Update from US Chamber
Sponsored By: Friends of the Ferndale Library

To RSVP for luncheons, please follow this link.