Biz Buzz

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.

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.

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.

A Letter from the Executive Director

Happy Fall…and with it comes change. Changing weather, changing colors, changing names…wait! What?
That’s right, I got married and I am officially changing my name so now everyone has to remember it’s Ann Serwold (Sir-walled)!
More importantly though are the changes at the Chamber level. This year has been great and as we head into the last quarter and budgets, I hope that everyone is keeping the Chamber in theirs. This year we have been so thrilled to bring you so many new benefits and we hope that you have been able to take advantage of as many as you can. From the new HRGear to Business Scholarships, a Mentor Program, online forum, online web listing, great sponsorship/advertising & networking opportunities, we are doing everything we can to make sure you get your investments worth. We look forward to continuing to work with you and look forward to seeing you at our events!

–Ann Serwold Ferndale Chamber Executive Director